All images added to this wiki must be "free-use". That is, they must either by public domain or licensed by the copyright holder under a license that allows anyone to reuse the images. It's important that we do not add images taken from other websites as these are usually not free-use and would be copyright violations. See Help:Image copyright tags for more detail on licenses and how to tag your images.


  • To upload images you must be logged in.
  • Click on "Upload file" in the toolbox on the left (under the search boxes)
  • The "Browse" button lets you find the image on your hard drive. Click "open" to select the file.
  • If you want to change the file name, you can do so in the "Destination filename" box.
  • Use the "Summary" box to enter the source of the file and the image copyright tag
  • Click "Upload".

You will be warned if the name will be changed or if there is already a file with that name. You can then decide whether to go ahead or to abandon the upload.

Using Images

To use an image in an article, you simply surround the full name (including the "Image" part) in double square brackets:

[[Image:Example.jpg]] will give you: Example
You can resize by adding the size in pixels between two pipes:

[[Image:Example.jpg|50px|]] will give you: Example

You can make an image a thumbnail an image by adding "thumb" in the same way. If a pipe is there from a previous variable, you don't need to add another:

[[Image:Example.jpg|50px|thumb|]] will give you:

This is automatically formatted to the right of the page. You can change this by adding "left" or "center":

[[Image:Example.jpg|50px|thumb|left|]] will give you:

Anything after the last pipe becomes the alt text or the caption:

[[Image:Example.jpg|50px|thumb|left|Alt]] will give you:


To link to a file without showing it on the page, you can use "Media" instead of "Image":

[[Media:Example.jpg]] will give you: Media:Example.jpg
To link to the image page instead, use a colon before the word "Image":

[[:Image:Example.jpg]] will give you: Image:Example.jpg
Finally, to create a gallery of images you can use the <gallery> tag:


Will give you:

Adding images is a great way to improve any article. Photos and line drawings provide further detail and color — and they can even improve your wiki's search engine ranking.

This page will show you how easy it is to add them to any article!

Though we're primarily talking about static images on this page, the process is very similar to that of adding videos, though we encourage you to also read about our video embed tool, so that you can become an expert in adding visual media to your wiki.

This guide is primarily about adding images that are already uploaded to your wiki. We have a separate help page about uploading files, but you may find that you learn something about uploading here, too.

In our visual editors

Edit toolbar image upload2

This is where you go in the classic editor to add an image.


Finding an already-uploaded image in the classic editor.

Photo description

Here's where you add a caption and change the alignment or size of the image. Don't be confused by the fact that the screen says "upload photo" even though you're using an already-uploaded image.

Whether you're editing with our VisualEditor or our classic rich-text editor, the process of adding an image to a page is largely the same.

The following written section and images focus on the classic rich-text editor, while the video at the top of the page shows you how to do it in the VisualEditor.

  • To start, log in to your account, and then click the Edit button on the page where you'd like to add an image.
  • Once in edit mode, click on the button labelled Photo Photo button on the right rail of the editor toolbar.
  • A pop-up will appear, which will allow you to search for photos already added to the community. (You can also upload an image from your computer here — but see this help page for more detailed info about uploading.)
  • Once you choose an image to add, click upload.
  • Next you will be able to adjust the size and placement of the photo. You can also provide a caption, which will display below the photo.
  • After you have picked your options, click the Add photo button, and your photo will be added to the edit area.
  • Images can be modified at any time in edit mode. Simply hover over the image and choose modify, and the same pop-up window will appear.
  • Once you have completely finished editing the page, click publish and your photo will be live on the page.

Using source mode

Source editing differs significantly from the approach offered by Fandom's visual editors. However, it also allows you the ability to control additional aspects of your images via wikitext. There are so many interesting details about image display in source that we've created a large section for it! There is also a help page for links from images.

Uploading comes first

You can't use a file that doesn't exist on your wiki. If you try, you'll merely create a link — usually a red one — to an un-created file page.

Directly viewing images

Image Lightbox

Viewing a photo from the lightbox

Because they're typically thumbnails, images on a page are typically smaller. But you can grab a better look by going to the file page or by taking a peek in the lightbox. When reading a page, you can click on the image to bring up the lightbox. To then see the file page itself — and therefore have access to the image at all available resolutions — click on the name of the image at the top of the lightbox.

If you want to bypass the lightbox entirely, simply hold "Ctrl" (for Windows users) or "Command" (for Mac users), then click on the photo. It will open a new tab, but you'll be on the file page in the new tab.


See also

Further help and feedback

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