Help:Image

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For basic editing for inclusion of images, see Images section of Help:Editing.
Please see Wowpedia:Image guidelines before uploading or using any images in ways specific to Wowpedia.

See Help:Image/archive for stuff that was previously commented out.

Wowpedia specific images and templates

Wowpedia has a many images uploaded already for Warcraft-related and World of Warcraft needs. Also, many templates have been created to display commonly used images (class, faction, profession, race, etc.) and some link to the related Wowpedia page.

Lists of images

Here are several list pages and categories of images already uploaded for use:

  • Wowpedia:WoW Icons - lists where to find in-game icons for abilities, items, spells, and talents.
  • Wowpedia:List of race icons - lists smaller icons for classes, talents, and races (including many non-playable creature types) with template code to display them.
  • Wowpedia:List of small icons - lists icons of 23 pixel height to 32 pixel height (most do not have an associated template).
  • Wowpedia:List of mini icons - lists icons of 22 pixel height or lower that spans all sorts of uses (including many in-game UI elements).

Templates

Many Wowpedia templates use topic specific images:

Wowpedia categories of images

Another way to find images is to look through category lists of images. This way allows you to see thumbnails of all the images to better decide what to use. The drawback is the listing is far from compact, because thumbnails are all the same size.

Other files

You can link to an external file (but it will not display the image) using the same syntax used for linking to an external web page.

  • [http://url.for/some/image.png]

Or with different text:

  • [http://url.for/some/image.png link text here]


Turned off for Wowpedia

If it is enabled on your wiki (see http://www.mediawiki.org/Manual:$wgAllowExternalImages), you can also embed external images. To do that, simply insert the image's url:

  • http://url.for/some/image.png

Gallery of images

It's easy to make a gallery of thumbnails with the <gallery> tag. The syntax is:

<gallery>
Image:{filename}|{caption}
Image:{filename}|{caption}
{...}
</gallery>

Captions are optional, and may contain wiki links or other formatting.

for example:

<gallery>
Image:Example.jpg|Item 1
Image:Example.jpg|a link to [[Help:Contents]]
Image:Example.jpg
Image:Example.jpg
Image:Example.jpg|''italic caption''
</gallery>

is formatted as:

Administration of images/files

See: http://www.mediawiki.org/Manual:Image Administration

External Links