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This template provides advanced gallery building functionality (fine-tuned formatting control). For creating basic galleries, use the Gallery tag.

This template displays a gallery of images in an array, left-to-right in rows. Global parameters |width= and |height= control the size of all images in the gallery unless overridden by an image's |widthn= parameter. The number of images per row is based upon the image width parameters and the width of the screen. The number of images per row can change when the user resizes the window.

For style guidelines about where galleries are appropriate, see §Image galleries of Wikipedia's Image use policy.

Parameters

For each image

Specify a line of the following form for each image.

|File:Filename |altn=Alt text |Caption

Where:

|File:Filename – the image's file name. Either File: or Image: prefix may be used
|Altn=alt attribute: |alt1= for the first image, |alt2= for the second image, etc
Alt text – the alternative text for the image, used by visually impaired or other readers who cannot see the image clearly. If omitted, the image's alt text will be blank.
|Caption – the caption under the image; see Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Captions

Optional parameters

These parameters apply to the gallery:

|title= – The gallery's title
|align= – The alignment of the gallery on the page, left (default), center, or right; ignored when |state= is set
|footer= – Small, right-aligned text below the images
|style=CSS style directives for the whole gallery (see Help:Cascading Style Sheets)
|state= – Sets the default state of collapsible galleries; use |state=expanded or |state=collapsed; collapsible galleries occupy the full page width

These parameters apply to all of the images in the gallery:

|height= – Maximum height of each image. If this parameter is not included, |height= defaults to 180 pixels.
|width= – Maximum width of each image, default is 180 pixels.
|cellwidth= – Width of each image cell or box, default is |width=). If specified, |cellwidth= overrides any value specified with |width=.
|captionstyle=CSS style directives for the captions (see Help:Cascading Style Sheets)

The image's original ratio of width to height cannot be modified by |width= or |height= – a rectangular image will not be made square if |width= and |height= are set to the same value.

These parameters apply to each image, separately:

|widthn= (where n is a number) – specifies the width of image n when it needs to be different from the value specified by |width=

Note that making an image wider with the |widthn= parameter does not produce a wider caption, which will still be constrained by the |width= parameter.

Examples

{{Gallery
|title=Cultural depictions of George Washington
|width=160 | height=170
|align=center
|footer=Example 1
|File:Federal Hall NYC 27.JPG 
 |alt1=Statue facing a city building with Greek columns and huge U.S. flag
 |Statue of Washington outside [[Federal Hall]] in [[New York City]], looking on [[Wall Street]]
|File:Mount Rushmore2.jpg 
 |alt2=Profile of stone face on mountainside, with 3 workers.
 |Construction of Washington portrait at [[Mount Rushmore]], c. 1932
|File:2006 Quarter Proof.png 
 |alt3=Shiny silver coin with profile of Washington bust. 
 |Washington is commemorated on a [[Quarter (United States coin)|quarter]].
|File:George Washington Presidential $1 Coin obverse.png 
 |alt4=Gold coin with bust of Washington facing slightly left
 |Washington on a [[dollar coin (United States)|dollar coin]]
}}
Cultural depictions of George Washington
Statue facing a city building with Greek columns and huge U.S. flag
Statue of Washington outside Federal Hall in New York City, looking on Wall Street 
Profile of stone face on mountainside, with 3 workers.
Construction of Washington portrait at Mount Rushmore, c. 1932 
Shiny silver coin with profile of Washington bust.
Washington is commemorated on a quarter
Gold coin with bust of Washington facing slightly left
Washington on a dollar coin 
Example 1
{{Gallery
|title=Cultural depictions of George Washington
|width=120 |height=100
|align=center
|footer=Example 2a
|File:Federal Hall NYC 27.JPG
 |alt1=Statue facing a city building with Greek columns
 |Statue of Washington outside [[Federal Hall]] in [[New York City]], looking on [[Wall Street]]
|File:Mount Rushmore2.jpg
 |alt2=Profile of stone face on mountainside, with 3 workers.
 |Work on Washington portrait at [[Mount Rushmore]], c. 1932
|File:2006 Quarter Proof.png
 |alt3=Shiny silver coin with profile of Washington bust. 
 |Washington on a [[Quarter (United States coin)|quarter]]
|File:United_States_one_dollar_bill,_obverse.jpg | width4=200 
 |alt4=Front side of U.S. dollar bill, with Washington portrait in center.
 |[[United States one-dollar bill|U.S. one-dollar bill]]
|File:George Washington Presidential $1 Coin obverse.png
 |alt5=Gold coin with bust of Washington facing left
 |Washington on a [[dollar coin (United States)|dollar coin]]
}}
Cultural depictions of George Washington
Statue facing a city building with Greek columns
Statue of Washington outside Federal Hall in New York City, looking on Wall Street 
Profile of stone face on mountainside, with 3 workers.
Work on Washington portrait at Mount Rushmore, c. 1932 
Shiny silver coin with profile of Washington bust.
Washington on a quarter 
Front side of U.S. dollar bill, with Washington portrait in center.
Gold coin with bust of Washington facing left
Washington on a dollar coin 
Example 2a

Note how in the above example, the parameter |width4=200 sets the width of image 4, to allow the dollar-bill image to be wider than the other images in the gallery. However, the width of the caption remains at 120px, as set by the |width=120 parameter.

Cultural depictions of George Washington
Statue facing a city building with Greek columns
Statue of Washington outside Federal Hall in New York City, looking on Wall Street 
Profile of stone face on mountainside, with 3 workers.
Work on Washington portrait at Mount Rushmore, c. 1932 
Shiny silver coin with profile of Washington bust.
Washington on a quarter 
Front side of U.S. dollar bill, with Washington portrait in center
U.S. one-dollar bill – the caption here is still constrained by the width parameter. 
Gold coin with bust of Washington facing left
Washington on a dollar coin 
Example 2b

TemplateData

Place this template on an article or user page to create a gallery of images on that page along with captions. Anyone may place this template.

Template parameters

Parameter Description Type Status
title title

Title for the overall gallery

Default
empty
Example
Pictures of chickens
Auto value
empty
String suggested
align align

Alignment of the gallery on the page; possible values include left, right, and center

Default
left
Example
center
Auto value
empty
String optional
footer footer

Creates a footer which will appear in the lower right corner of the overall gallery, in small font, of whatever text the editor placing it wishes to put there

Default
empty
Example
Early works
Auto value
empty
String optional
style style

This parameter allows an editor to utilize Cascading Style Sheet code

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Unknown optional
state state

This parameter allows the editor to determine whether or not the gallery will initially appear as either expanded or collapsed for readers

Default
expanded
Example
collapsed
Auto value
empty
String optional
height height

determines the maximum height for any image within the gallery

Default
180px
Example
100px
Auto value
empty
String optional
width width

Analogous to height parameter; sets maximum width for any image in the gallery

Default
180px
Example
120px
Auto value
empty
String optional
cellwidth cellwidth

Sets the cell width for individual images with the gallery

Default
(whatever value, if any, that has been entered for the width parameter)
Example
80px
Auto value
empty
String optional

See also