Help:Adding images to pages

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To add an image to a wiki page you need to upload it to its own little page in the wiki database first.

Step 1 - uploading the image

  • Log in to the wiki with your username and password.
  • From the 'toolbox' menu on the left hand side of the wiki screen, select the 'Upload File' option.
  • This will take you to a page that asks you to navigate to the file on your local computer, and (optionally) provide a caption and other data.

Step 2 - placing the image on your page

  • Log in and open up the page you are working on in the editor.
  • Position the editing cursor at the point in the text you want the image to appear.  Between paragraphs is usually best.
  • Click on the 'Insert/Edit Image' button in the editor.  (This is in the top row of buttons.)  A dialogue box labelled 'Image Properties' will appear.
  • In the 'Image file name' field, type part of the filename of the image you have uploaded.
  • The 'Automatic search' field will then look through the wiki database for images with filenames that match your search.  Select the image you want from the list.
  • Use the options at the bottom of the dialogue box to add captions, and position the image on the page.
  • Click 'OK' to close the 'Image Properties' dialogue box and the image will appear on your page.  You can right-click on the image to bring up the box again and change settings.
  • Remember to save the page once you have finished making changes.

A Note of Caution

  • Remember that many large images on a single page may cause severe problems for people trying to view your page. The method suggested in Steps 1 and 2 does not create thumbnails, but merely scales each large image file to squeeze into a smaller area on the screen. This overloads many home computers, leading to the browser "stalling" or just becoming very slow and unresponsive. When |this page's suggested syntax has been tested on the PROV wiki, this cautionary note will be updated with further suggestions or recipes.
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