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This page gives a very brief overview of how images are used in Anarchopedia.

Image preferences[edit]

Logged in users can set the size of thumbnails they want in special:preferences under "files". The default, used by those not logged in, is 180 pixels. Logged in users can choose from widths of 120px, 150px, 180px, 200px, 250px or 300px.

Also under files in special:preferences you can set the size limit of images shown on image description pages. By default, if either the width or the height exceeds 800px or 600px respectively, then the image is reduced in size until it fits within those dimensions. You can choose from sizes of 320x240px, 640x480px, 800x600px, 1024x768px, 1280x1024px, or 10000x10000px. The last will effectively display all images at 100% resolution.

Using images[edit]

Images uploaded to Anarchopedia are automatically placed into the image namespace, a namespace of Anarchopedia. This means that image page names start with the prefix "Image:". To incorporate your image into an article you need to use the image markup. As an example in its simplest form, to reproduce the image at the top of this page insert the following text into an article:

[[Image:Example.png|thumb|right|Example image caption]]

Where the image is called Example.png. Using "thumb" forces the creation of a thumbnail; replace "Example image caption" with a suitable caption.

Inline linking[edit]

Images on external sites can no longer be linked inline to be publicized on Anarchopedia, except from Wikimedia Commons Instead, to place an image on Anarchopedia, you will need to upload it on Meta Anarchopedia.

Forced image size[edit]

In articles, if you wish to have a photo beside the text, you should generally use the "thumb" (thumbnail) option available in the image markup. This results in a display 180 pixels wide (140 pixels if the "upright" option is used as well), except for those logged-in users who have set a different default in their user preferences. As a rule images should not be set to a fixed size (i.e. one that overrides this default).

Where size forcing is appropriate, larger images should generally be a maximum of 550 pixels wide, so that they can comfortably be displayed on 800x600 monitors.

Since Mediawiki dynamically scales inline images there is no need to reduce file size via scaling or quality reduction when you upload images although compression of PNGs is useful. Faster page loading can be facilitated by selecting a smaller default size in your user preferences.

Obtaining images[edit]

All images on Anarchopedia must be compatible with the conditions of the GNU Free Documentation License. In particular, images must be free for commercial use and alteration. Some fair use of copyrighted material is, however, allowed in limited circumstances.

Making images yourself[edit]

You can take a photograph with your digital camera, draw an image digitally, graphs drawn from your scientific simulations, or scan drawings or photos taken with a film camera and upload the image.

Finding images on the Internet[edit]

Useful general purpose image search engines include Google Image Search, Picsearch and YotoPhoto. Flickr has a Creative Commons section at Images with Attribution and Attribution-ShareAlike may be used here respecting their license terms.

If you find an image on the Internet that is not available freely, you can email the copyright owner and also ask for their permission to release it under a suitable license adapting the permission requests.

Uploading images[edit]

Logged in users with autoconfirmed accounts (meaning at least four days old, and at least ten edits) can upload media to Meta Anarchopedia. It is recommended that free media (but not fair use media) be uploaded. Media on the Commons can be linked to in the same way as media of the same name on to Meta Anarchopedia.

Media can be uploaded to the Meta Anarchopedia at meta:special:upload and to the Wikimedia Commons.

Each image comes with its own image description page. On that page should be documented the source, author, and copyright status of the image using one of the pre-defined copyright tags. It is also important to add descriptive (who, what, when, why) and technical information (equipment, software, etc.), which will be useful and informative to later editors and readers, and which it is likely that only you, the uploader, can supply.

A tool to help decide a license for one's own image, or the appropriate license for any other image, is available here.

This article contains content from Wikipedia. Current versions of the GNU FDL article Wikipedia:Images on WP may contain information useful to the improvement of this article WP