Help:Adding Media/Images and Pictures
When embedding images to UBC Wiki, You can:
- Upload your own image to the UBC Wiki and then embed to a page and/or
- Search for existing images that are uploaded in the UBC Wiki and Wikmedia commons and then embed to a page.
Upload your own image to the UBC wiki and embed to your page
If you are Uploading files to the wiki, only upload files that you own, openly licensed or have permission to share.
In UBC Wiki, you can upload:
- images (png ,jpg,jpeg, gif)
- powerpoint files(ppt, pptx)
- excel files (xml)
- pdf files
The maximum file size you can upload is 20M.
- In the sidebar, under “tools”, click “Upload file.”
- Click Next at the bottom of the page after browsing the image explaining what kinds of copyright permissions your files should have.
- Click “Select a media file to upload” to locate the file on your computer.
- Click Add another file to upload multiple files or click Upload to upload the file(s).
- Click Continue
- Choose the appropriate copyright status of the file.
- Choose the first option if you created the file. You will have give it a Creative Commons/Public Domain License.
- Choose the 2nd option if it's a file created by somebody else. You will be asked to provide the source, author's name, and what kind of license does it have.
- If you don't know the copyright status, you have the option of cancelling the upload.
- Provide a description of the file.
- Click Next at the bottom-right corner of the page.
Adding an existing image from UBC Wiki/Wikimedia Commons using Visual Editor
To search and add an existing image from Wikimedia Commons and UBC Wiki to oyour page, press the "Media" icon (a picture of mountains) in the "Insert" menu. The image will be added wherever your cursor is.
Pressing the "Media" icon opens a dialog that automatically searches Wikimedia Commons and your local wiki for media files related to the title of the page you're editing. You can change the search by changing the text in the dialog's search box.
To choose a file, press on its thumbnail image. This places the image onto the page you are editing
After the image you selected is inserted into the page, another dialog will open. This dialog allows you to add and edit the caption of the image. The caption can contain formatting and links.
The media dialog also allows you to add alternative text captions, to help users who use screen readers, or who have disabled image display.
You can also set various parameters for the image in the "Advanced settings" window. These include the alignment, the type, and size of the image.
When you're done, press "Apply changes" to close the dialog and return to editing the page.
For an existing image, you can add or edit a caption or other settings by pressing on the image, then pressing on the "Media" icon that appears below the picture. You can resize an existing image by pressing on it, then moving the resize icon (the two-headed arrow on one or both bottom corners).
You can also drag and drop an image to a place higher or lower on the page.
- The MediaWiki help page on images is a good resource for learning how to format images.
- Adding Video