Help:Images

From Wiktionary
Jump to: navigation, search
Back to Help Center Images Talk to us
:This article is about how to use images when making a Simple English Wiktionary page. To add images to Wiktionary, see Wiktionary:Image use.
Images are often used to show a clearer picture of what the word means

Images (or pictures) are used on Wiktionary to make a page more lively and easier for the reader to understand what the word means. As the Simple English Wiktionary is mainly for readers that can only understand basic English, it is important to use images to help the reader understand what the word means, especially if the definitions given may not be understood easily.

Wiktionary uses images from Wikimedia Commons, a central media repository with millions of images for use. If you have an image that you wish to add into a page, you can follow the instructions below and upload the image if it is your own.

Note: It is important to only add a few images to a page, as adding too many images may cause the reader to be confused. The best images that best describe the word should be used if possible.

Adding images to pages

To add an image to a page, you can use the following wikitext:

[[File:Image name.jpg|options|caption]]

In almost every situation, this is all that is needed:

[[File:Image name.jpg|thumb|caption]]

In this case, the caption will be shown below the image.

Available options

In the example above, options can be any of the following common options:

  • Format option: border and/or frameless, frame, thumb (or thumbnail)
    This option changes how the image is formatted in the page. "thumb" is often used in adding images to entry pages.
  • Resizing option: can be one of
    • {width}px — This sets the width of the image in pixels without adding a limit to its height
    • x{height}px — This sets the height of the image in pixels without adding a limit to its width
    • {width}x{height}px — This sets both the width and height of the image in pixels
    • upright — Resizes an image to fit within a reasonable width and height, according to user preferences (usually used for images whose height is larger than width)
    Note that the image will always retain its aspect ratio, and can only be reduced (not increased) in size unless it's in a scalable media type (bitmap images cannot be scaled up). The default maximum size depends on the format and the internal image dimensions (according to its media type).
  • Horizontal alignment option: left, right, center, none;
    This option changes the horizontal alignment (and inline/block or floating styles) of the image within a text (no default value).
  • Vertical alignment option: baseline, sub, super, top, text-top, middle, bottom, text-bottom;
    This option changes the vertical alignment of a non-floating inline image with the text before or after the image, and in the same block (the default vertical alignment is middle).
  • Link option:
    • link={target} — This changes the target (to another page or URL) of the generated link. Readers can click on the image to go to another page instead of the default file description page
    • link= (with an empty value) — This removes any link and the user will not be able to click on the image to go to another page.
    This option is usually not used as it may cause problems for the copyright requirement of the image being used.

Any other text will be considered to be a caption for the image. The options above should be given in lowercase as well for it to be recognized.

Format

There are various ways to format the way the image is being shown to the reader, the default being borderless. An example of how the "frame" and "thumb" options looks like is given below.

Frame
This is an example of how a framed image looks like

The "frame" format places a frame around the image and show the caption for the image. The wikitext used in the example is:

 [[File:Example.jpg|frame|Framed image]]

Note:

  • The image will be shown at full size. If a size is included, it will not be used.
  • This may not be useful for images that are very large.
Thumb
This is an example of how a framed image looks like

The "thumb" (or thumbnail) format places a frame around the image and show the caption for the image, which is quite similar to the "frame" format. The wikitext used in the example is:

 [[File:Example.jpg|thumb|Thumbnail image]]

Note:

  • Thumbnailed images are shown with a maximum size of 200px. If the image is smaller than 200px it will be shown at full size. If a maximum size is included, the image will be shown at that size instead.
  • Thumbnailed images are put on the right side of the screen by default, but can be changed accordingly if "left" or "center" is used.
  • This option is usually used to format images on Wiktionary.

Size

The size of an image can be changed by adding a size in pixels to the image tag. This is done by adding a number followed by the letters px. For example, 150px. 200 pixels (200px) is the normal size used for most images on Wiktionary.

  • Framed images will not be changed by including a size. They are always show at full size.
  • Thumbnailed pictures will be shown as 200px or the full size of the image (which ever is smaller) unless a specific size is given.
  • Images with no frame type used will be shown at the full size of the image unless a size is given.

This is an example of how the image can be shown in 100px in width:

Image: 100 pixels


This is an example of how the image can be shown in 200px in width:

Image: 200 pixels


This is an example of how the image can be shown in 250px in width:

Image: 250 pixels

Horizontal alignment

Images are shown on the left side of the screen by default (right if using "thumb" or "frame" options). This can be changed by setting the side that the image should be shown.

Left

This is an example of putting the image on the left side of a page. The word left is used here. This is the default setting for frameless format options.

Wikitext to use:

[[File:Example.jpg|left|Image on left]]
Image on left
Center

This is an example of putting the image on the center of a page. The word center is used here.

Wikitext to use:

[[File:Example.jpg|center|Image on center]]
Image on center
Right

This is an example of putting the image on the right side of a page. The word right is used here.

Wikitext to use:

[[File:Example.jpg|right|Image on right]]
Image on right

Caption

Anything that is not a keyword is used as the caption of the image. Captions are only shown on images which have a frame. The caption is also shown when the user's mouse is over the image, with or without a frame type being used. Because keywords are case-sensitive, right is not the same as Right. right is a keyword, Right is used as a caption.

Captions should begin with a capital letter and should not use a period/full stop ( . ) unless the caption has more than one sentence. You may also link to another article in a caption. The subject of the word should be bolded in the caption.

Combining keywords

With the exception of using the frame and size (px) keywords together, all keywords can be used together in an image tag. If two keywords are trying to do the same thing the last one in the tag will be used. For example, if a tag has both left and right, the image will be put on the side of the page of which ever tag was added last.

Example

[[File:Example.jpg|50px|this is a caption|left|frame|right|Left|Image: 50 pixels]]

This image will be displayed at full size, framed, on the right side of the page with the caption of Image: 50 pixels.

  • The keyword 50px is not used because the frame keyword is used.
  • The caption is Image: 50pixels because it is the last part of the tag which is not a keyword.
  • The image is placed on the right side of the page because right is the last position keyword in the tag. The word Left is not a keyword because it is capitalized. It is treated as a caption.

Adding your own images

If you have searched for an image, but is not available, and you have it, we welcome you to upload it. However, uploads are not allowed on this wiki. We use the Wikimedia Commons to display images on our entries. Images can be uploaded onto the Wikimedia Commons and used on Wiktionary immediately.

See also

Related pages[change]

Basic help
Advanced help
This article is about how to use images when making a Simple English Wiktionary page. To add images to Wiktionary, see Wiktionary:Image use.
Images are often used to show a clearer picture of what the word means

Images (or pictures) are used on Wiktionary to make a page more lively and easier for the reader to understand what the word means. As the Simple English Wiktionary is mainly for readers that can only understand basic English, it is important to use images to help the reader understand what the word means, especially if the definitions given may not be understood easily.

Wiktionary uses images from Wikimedia Commons, a central media repository with millions of images for use. If you have an image that you wish to add into a page, you can follow the instructions below and upload the image if it is your own.

Note: It is important to only add a few images to a page, as adding too many images may cause the reader to be confused. The best images that best describe the word should be used if possible.

Adding images to pages

To add an image to a page, you can use the following wikitext:

[[File:Image name.jpg|options|caption]]

In almost every situation, this is all that is needed:

[[File:Image name.jpg|thumb|caption]]

In this case, the caption will be shown below the image.

Available options

In the example above, options can be any of the following common options:

  • Format option: border and/or frameless, frame, thumb (or thumbnail)
    This option changes how the image is formatted in the page. "thumb" is often used in adding images to entry pages.
  • Resizing option: can be one of
    • {width}px — This sets the width of the image in pixels without adding a limit to its height
    • x{height}px — This sets the height of the image in pixels without adding a limit to its width
    • {width}x{height}px — This sets both the width and height of the image in pixels
    • upright — Resizes an image to fit within a reasonable width and height, according to user preferences (usually used for images whose height is larger than width)
    Note that the image will always retain its aspect ratio, and can only be reduced (not increased) in size unless it's in a scalable media type (bitmap images cannot be scaled up). The default maximum size depends on the format and the internal image dimensions (according to its media type).
  • Horizontal alignment option: left, right, center, none;
    This option changes the horizontal alignment (and inline/block or floating styles) of the image within a text (no default value).
  • Vertical alignment option: baseline, sub, super, top, text-top, middle, bottom, text-bottom;
    This option changes the vertical alignment of a non-floating inline image with the text before or after the image, and in the same block (the default vertical alignment is middle).
  • Link option:
    • link={target} — This changes the target (to another page or URL) of the generated link. Readers can click on the image to go to another page instead of the default file description page
    • link= (with an empty value) — This removes any link and the user will not be able to click on the image to go to another page.
    This option is usually not used as it may cause problems for the copyright requirement of the image being used.

Any other text will be considered to be a caption for the image. The options above should be given in lowercase as well for it to be recognized.

Format

There are various ways to format the way the image is being shown to the reader, the default being borderless. An example of how the "frame" and "thumb" options looks like is given below.

Frame
This is an example of how a framed image looks like

The "frame" format places a frame around the image and show the caption for the image. The wikitext used in the example is:

 [[File:Example.jpg|frame|Framed image]]

Note:

  • The image will be shown at full size. If a size is included, it will not be used.
  • This may not be useful for images that are very large.
Thumb
This is an example of how a framed image looks like

The "thumb" (or thumbnail) format places a frame around the image and show the caption for the image, which is quite similar to the "frame" format. The wikitext used in the example is:

 [[File:Example.jpg|thumb|Thumbnail image]]

Note:

  • Thumbnailed images are shown with a maximum size of 200px. If the image is smaller than 200px it will be shown at full size. If a maximum size is included, the image will be shown at that size instead.
  • Thumbnailed images are put on the right side of the screen by default, but can be changed accordingly if "left" or "center" is used.
  • This option is usually used to format images on Wiktionary.

Size

The size of an image can be changed by adding a size in pixels to the image tag. This is done by adding a number followed by the letters px. For example, 150px. 200 pixels (200px) is the normal size used for most images on Wiktionary.

  • Framed images will not be changed by including a size. They are always show at full size.
  • Thumbnailed pictures will be shown as 200px or the full size of the image (which ever is smaller) unless a specific size is given.
  • Images with no frame type used will be shown at the full size of the image unless a size is given.

This is an example of how the image can be shown in 100px in width:

Image: 100 pixels


This is an example of how the image can be shown in 200px in width:

Image: 200 pixels


This is an example of how the image can be shown in 250px in width:

Image: 250 pixels

Horizontal alignment

Images are shown on the left side of the screen by default (right if using "thumb" or "frame" options). This can be changed by setting the side that the image should be shown.

Left

This is an example of putting the image on the left side of a page. The word left is used here. This is the default setting for frameless format options.

Wikitext to use:

[[File:Example.jpg|left|Image on left]]
Image on left
Center

This is an example of putting the image on the center of a page. The word center is used here.

Wikitext to use:

[[File:Example.jpg|center|Image on center]]
Image on center
Right

This is an example of putting the image on the right side of a page. The word right is used here.

Wikitext to use:

[[File:Example.jpg|right|Image on right]]
Image on right

Caption

Anything that is not a keyword is used as the caption of the image. Captions are only shown on images which have a frame. The caption is also shown when the user's mouse is over the image, with or without a frame type being used. Because keywords are case-sensitive, right is not the same as Right. right is a keyword, Right is used as a caption.

Captions should begin with a capital letter and should not use a period/full stop ( . ) unless the caption has more than one sentence. You may also link to another article in a caption. The subject of the word should be bolded in the caption.

Combining keywords

With the exception of using the frame and size (px) keywords together, all keywords can be used together in an image tag. If two keywords are trying to do the same thing the last one in the tag will be used. For example, if a tag has both left and right, the image will be put on the side of the page of which ever tag was added last.

Example

[[File:Example.jpg|50px|this is a caption|left|frame|right|Left|Image: 50 pixels]]

This image will be displayed at full size, framed, on the right side of the page with the caption of Image: 50 pixels.

  • The keyword 50px is not used because the frame keyword is used.
  • The caption is Image: 50pixels because it is the last part of the tag which is not a keyword.
  • The image is placed on the right side of the page because right is the last position keyword in the tag. The word Left is not a keyword because it is capitalized. It is treated as a caption.

Adding your own images

If you have searched for an image, but is not available, and you have it, we welcome you to upload it. However, uploads are not allowed on this wiki. We use the Wikimedia Commons to display images on our entries. Images can be uploaded onto the Wikimedia Commons and used on Wiktionary immediately.

See also

Basic help
Advanced help

Spotted a mistake? Tell us!