Help:Images

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This Help page will provide instruction on how to add an image into a Halopedia article.

NOTE: Please make sure your image lines up with Halopedia's Image Policy before you upload it.

Uploading Pictures[edit]

All pictures are uploaded to the Halopedia site by using this page, Special:Upload (You have to have an account and be logged in to upload an image). Pictures should be under 5 megabytes in size. Just press the browse button and find the picture that you've saved on your computer. Select and if possible choose the correct copyright license. Then press the "Upload File" button. The page will take a while to load depending on your internet connection. You can add a summary if you want to, however it is optional.

Please avoid uploading copies of images that are already on the wiki. When uploading, you should receive a notification if your image is already on the wiki.

Adding an image to an article[edit]

Simplest Form[edit]

Grunt Ultra H3.jpg

Above is an image of an Unggoy. To put your own image into an article you just need to add this code:

[[File:Grunt Ultra H3.jpg]]

Standard Image Format[edit]

However the above code offers no formatting options and so all images should follow the Wiki image markup language. The wiki markup language will only work if no capital letters are used. Most images on Halopedia should follow this Wiki format:

[[File:Grunt Ultra H3.jpg|thumb|right|Example image caption.]]
Example image caption.

This code will create the image to the right. Looking at the code above we can see that:

  • Grunt Ultra H3.jpg is the image file name. When you upload a file a different name will be given to when you use this page to upload a file
  • thumb: Using "thumb" forces the creation of a thumbnail or smaller picture.
  • Location : 'right', 'left', 'center' or 'none'. Determines placement of the image on the page.
  • Caption : The image should always have a short description which would replace the "Example image caption" text on your image

Advanced Image Formatting[edit]

Options can be combined, and vertical bars ("|") are used to separate options from each other. The options can be put in any order. An unknown option is taken as the caption text, but this seems to appear only if thumb is specified. If there are two or more unknown options, the last one upstages the rest.

Here is the description of the options other than the caption text:

right
Grunt Ultra H3.jpg
The image is right-aligned, and text floats to the left of the image: [[File:Grunt Ultra H3.jpg|right|70px|]] (shown on the right).
left
Grunt Ultra H3.jpg
The image is left aligned, and text floats to the right of the image: [[File:Westminstpalace.jpg|left|70px|]] (shown on the left).
center
The image is centered, and...
Grunt Ultra H3.jpg
the text following the image starts below it: [[File:Grunt Ultra H3.jpg|center|70px|]] (shown above).
none
The image is put at the left, and...
Grunt Ultra H3.jpg
the text following does not float to the right (or to the left, obviously), and starts below it: [[File:Grunt Ultra H3.jpg|none|70px|]] (shown above).
Grunt Ultra H3.jpg
This option renders a version of the image that's [size] pixels wide (e.g. [[File:Grunt Ultra H3.jpg|right|50px|]] shown on the right). Height is computed to keep aspect ratio (i.e. the shape of the image). You can also constrain both dimensions by typing something like 100x100px.
sizepx

Last Vertical Bar Law[edit]

Grunt Ultra H3.jpg
What is between the last vertical bar and the closing brackets ("]]"), void or not, is taken as the last option, and works as usual. For instance, when the last option is right, the image is right-aligned, and text floats to the left: [[File:Grunt Ultra H3.jpg|70px|right]] (shown on the right).
Grunt Ultra H3.jpg
This text is displayed.
In particular, if the last option is the void text (that is, if there is nothing between the last vertical bar and the closing brackets), the caption is not displayed: [[File:Grunt Ultra H3.jpg|thumb|This text is not displayed.|70px|left|]] (shown on the left) and [[File:Grunt Ultra H3.jpg|thumb|This text is displayed.|70px|right]] (shown on the right).

Frame option[edit]

If you specify a "frame" option the image will not be scaled, and no size specifiers will be in the HTML. The image will be rendered at full size

Grunt.
With this option, the embedded image is shown with its actual size enclosed by a frame, regardless of the "thumb" or "size" attribute, and the caption, if any, is visible in the frame. Without the options left, center, and none, the image is normally on the right: [[File:Grunt Ultra H3.jpg|frame|thumbnail|50px|Grunt]].
frame

Inline Images[edit]

With none of the options other than sizepx and alternate (caption) text, an embedded image is rendered inline.

text text text text text text text text text text text text text
[[File:Grunt Ultra H3.jpg|150px|Grunt Ultra]]
text text text text text text text text text text texttext text 
[[File:Flood infection.jpg|100px|This is a globe.]]
text text text text text text text text text texttext text text 

gives

Grunt Ultratext text texttext text text text text text This is a globe. text text text text text text text text text texttext text text text text texttext text text text text texttext text text text text texttext text text text text texttext text text text text text

Image with caption in the center[edit]

Grunt.

Use [[File:image name|alignment|type|size|<div style="text-align: center;border:none">Caption</div>]]

For example, [[File:Grunt Ultra H3.jpg|right|thumb|100px|<div style="text-align: center;border:none">Grunt</div>]] produces a caption in the center . However, this syntax is not recommended for long captions (for example, captions involving long, descriptive sentences running more than one line), for which the regular image syntax should be used. You can also specify the color of the border, like "border:solid grey".

Linking to the image description page[edit]

If you want to make a link to the description page for an image, use a leading colon before "File:" in an intra-wiki link, like this: [[:File:Grunt Ultra H3.jpg|Grunt]] which yields: Grunt

Image galleries[edit]

To make a gallery of Images you can use the following code:

<gallery>
File:Wiki.png
File:Wiki.png|Captioned
File:Wiki.png
File:Wiki.png|[[Help:Contents/Links|Links]] can be put in captions.
File:Wiki.png
File:Wiki.png|Full MediaWiki<br />[[syntax]] may now be used…
</gallery>

Which produces:

Notice that there are no brackets except for links within captions. Captions are optional. Images are separated by new lines.

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