Help:Add a Picture

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Upload the Image

To add a photo or image to a wiki page, you need to first upload the image file to the wiki.

  1. On left side of the screen, in the toolbox section is the "Upload file" link. Click this to get to the upload page.
  2. Use the "Browse" button to locate the file you want to upload. Supported file types are .GIF, .JPG and .PNG.
  3. If needed, change the Destination filename to something simple and descriptive. Avoid names like "Device.gif", and instead use something like "WolffauerDevice.gif"
  4. The Summary section can be used to describe the image, credit the source and classify the image. The classifications most commonly used for images are:
[[Category:Populace Armorial]] - used for personal and household devices and badges
[[Category:Territory Armorial]] - used for local group devices and badges
[[Category:Photos]] - used for all photos

Click "Upload file" and the file will be added to the wiki. All uploaded files can be found listed here.

Add an Image to a Wiki Page

To place an image on a page, edit the page and add the following code:

[[Image:DestinationFile.jpg]]

using the destination file name of the image you wish to show. The image file names are case sensitive - "WolffauerDevice.gif" is not the same as "WolffauerDevice.GIF".

To add a photo or device image to your populace page, edit your page and locate the Populace template which will look something like this:

{{Populace
|photo = [[Image:Photo needed.jpg|200px]]
|photocaption = Caption Needed
|location = 
|status = 
|device = [[Image:DonPascualDelMar.jpg|200px]] 
|devicecaption = Heraldry Needed 
|awards = 
|offices = 
}}

Replace the place holder file name ("Photo needed.jpg" or "Device needed.jpg") with the destination file name of the image you wish to show. For example:

|device = [[Image:WolffauerDevice.gif|200px]]

The "|200px" tells the wiki to display the image with a width of 200 pixels. If your image is smaller than that, you can leave that part off and the image will be displayed at full size.

Show Preview to preview your page, and confirm the that the image shows up. If all is good, save the page.

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