Wikipedia:Images

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Images are one of the many types of media used on Wikipedia and may be photos, drawings, logos, or graphs. All images that are used must be legal in the state of Florida (where the Wikipedia servers are located). Images are stored on the Wikipedia website or the partner Wikimedia Commons website. All free content is stored on "Commons" and images that have a copyright are stored on Wikipedia, under a fair use rationale. Also, images that are used on the Main Page have a local version to prevent vandalism from appearing. Editors can also choose to have a local version stored on Wikipedia.

Images are classified as files and use the prefix of File: or the deprecated prefix of Image:. The File namespace is one of several namespaces used on Wikipedia.

Since Wikipedia is not censored, some readers and editors may find that they come across images that invoke squeamishness, are in bad taste, or are offensive.

Tutorials and help[edit]

Example alt text
Example caption

To produce this box, use:
[[File:Example.png|thumb |alt=Example alt text |Example caption]]

Policy and guidelines[edit]

Maintenance[edit]

Files by type[edit]

The first Wikipedia logo

Featured pictures[edit]

Wikipedia:Featured pictures is a repository of images that have satisfied the Featured picture criteria and are used on the Main Page.

Picture of the day[edit]

Wikipedia:Picture of the day is an image which is automatically updated each day with an image from the list of featured pictures. The {{POTD}} template produces the image shown above. Category:Wikipedia Picture of the day lists the different templates that can be used.

Wikipedia logos[edit]

The current and now iconic Wikipedia logo is the third in a series of three.

See also[edit]

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