Help:Uploading an Image

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To add an image to a page, first you will need to upload your image.

Ensure you have created an account and are logged in.

Selecting an image

Click on Upload file in the toolbox in the navigation bar on the left hand side of the page underneath the WikiSwire logo.

Ensure your image is available under a free license (no "fair use" or "noncommercial").

Locate the Source file box, and click the Browse button, and locate and select the image you wish to upload.

Giving the image details

In the File description box underneath, enter a destination filename. Use a descriptive and concise filename, e.g. Button_darkgrey.jpg instead of IMG_0086273.jpg. You will not be able to change the filename once you've uploaded the file.

In the summary box, provide detailed information on the subject of the image (what is shown) and the source of the file (author, date, source and permission). If you made the image by yourself, state this explicitly. If you obtained the image from somewhere on the web, please include the URL where it can be obtained.

Select the appropriate license from the Licensing dropdown box.

Upload the image

Click Upload file to upload the image to WikiSwire.

You are taken to the image page, the filename of the image is confirmed in the title of the page after the File: heading.

Once you have uploaded an image you can now either Add it as a main image to a Ship, or simply add the image to a ship's image section.