Help:Introduction to uploading images/6

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Adding images to Wikipedia

Free content
Our preferred type of image

Non-free content
Occasionally acceptable

Wikimedia Commons
Sharing images more widely

Using an image
Adding it to an article

Review of what you've learned


  • Images must be uploaded either to Wikipedia or to Wikimedia Commons before they can be used.
  • If you don't already have an account, you must create one to upload images.
  • Wikipedia prefers free images that can be reused commercially and modified.
  • Non-free images may be used, but only in certain circumstances and if a free equivalent is not possible.
  • Wikimedia Commons only accepts free images, which can then be used by any of the other Wikimedia projects.
  • To use an image in an article, insert: [[File:Image name.jpg|thumb|right|Caption for the image]]

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