Wikipedia:Picture Tutorial

Wikipedia:Picture Tutorial

This tutorial explains how to insert pictures into Wikipedia articles using wikitext. This is one of the most frequently asked questions. It describes options for specifying placement, alt text, captions, sizes and links, and contains advice about panoramas and avoiding image stackups. There is also a technical document describing the syntax. The same syntax is used regardless of whether a file is from Wikipedia or Wikimedia Commons.

If you need help uploading an image, or selecting a suitable image for an article, see the image use policy and the Manual of Style. Images on most web sites are copyrighted and should not be uploaded; see the copyright policy. Please upload the highest resolution image possible, but keep the file size under 100 megabytes.

Before you add an image to an article, view the image's image description page to make sure its copyright status is clearly stated, preferably with one of the image copyright tags.

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Read more about Wikipedia:Picture Tutorial:  Adding The First Picture, Thumbnails, Avoiding Stack-ups, Plain Pictures, Overlaying Annotations On An Image, Linking Without Displaying, In Case An Image Will Not Render, Tips