Wikipedia:Image markup with HTML
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Note: this page is deprecated - do not use HTML if you can help it. Please use the new, extended image syntax, which provides image resizing and alignment. See Wikipedia:Extended image syntax.
<div class="floatright">[[Image:image name|alt text]]
Column of images, floated
(see Floppy disk for example)
Floppy disk is no longer an example. Please make an example on this page.
Markup for images is quite complicated. This may be improved in the future: see meta:image pages. Here are some examples of typical markup ("image" for an image in the page, "media" for just a link):
|left float, no caption||
|right float, no caption||
|left float, with caption||
|right float, with caption||
|left float, with larger||
|right float, with larger||
|large central picture||
If your caption is longer than a few words, you may need to explicitly set the
div width. Some browsers adjust the width of the
div based on the width of the text, and if there is a large caption, the
div may become too large. To solve this problem, simply set the width of the
div to the width (in pixels) of the image, like so:
<div class="floatright" style="width: 250px">[[image:NAME|alt text]]<br>''Caption''</div>
width: 250px; with the correct width of your image. The inclusion of this specification is optional, but recommended if you have a caption longer than a few words. For large amounts of caption text, use
text-align:left; to make it left-justified.
Alternate text is optional but recommended. See Alternate text for images for hints on writing good alternate text.
To have some text to the left of an image, and then some more text below the image, then put in a single <br clear="all">. This will force following text down until the margins are free of floating images.
Some recommend using <small> for captions, so they appear like this.
Link to the image description page
If you want to make a link to the description page for an image, use a leading colon before "image:" in an intra-wiki link, like this: [[:image:STS-32 crew.jpg|STS-32 crew]] which yields: STS-32 crew
Blank line after image code
Always put a blank line after the image code to avoid an ugly indentation of the text with Internet Explorer.