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In our new wikifon, we are not so worried about adding pictures which would make our site use too much storage space. The upload file in the toolbox on the left is where to initially upload a picture.

Once a picture is uploaded, the image is displayed by adding a link. An image link can have Type, Location, Size, and Caption information as elements. This information is seperated by | into what are called elements.

We will cover Type below. Location determins placement of the image on the page. Size is the displayed {width}px or {width}x{height}px, which scales the image to be no greater than the given width and height, keeping its aspect ratio. Caption is any element which cannot be identified as one of the above is assumed to be caption text.


[edit] Adding a picture

With the "new" WikiFON, you can upload a picture. We recommend something no wider than 600 pixels (so the reader does not have to use the lower scroll bar to see the whole thing).

You will see a A Picture.jpg

[edit] Adding a picture placeholder

Not sure about uploading a picture? Want Chris or some other RPCV to upload it for you? Maybe you want to come back and add a real picture later. Use a placeholder.

Copy the code below (not in edit mode), then go to your page and in edit mode, paste the code where you want the picture.

 [[Image:A Picture.jpg]]

You will see a A Picture.jpgplease add picture of raffia palm tree here.

[edit] Format a picture

How did we add the box and text to our picture? thumb' / 'thumbnail' or 'frame'. Causes image to be displayed with specific formatting (see below).

[edit] Type

[edit] Example of a thumb

The picture holder, "225 x 225 px". The picture itself has a blue border and black text is on a white background

[[Image:A Picture.jpg|center|thumb|250px|The picture holder, "225 x 225 px". The picture itself has a blue border and black text is on a white background ]].

[edit] Here is a frame

[[Image:A Picture.jpg|center|frame|The picture holder, "225 x 225 px" in a frame]] Notice that since we have not told it a size, the frame defauts to 180 px, slighly smaller than the original.

The picture holder, "225 x 225 px" in a frame

[edit] Picture tricks and tables

Did you know that if you click on a picture, it brings up the original that was uploaded. Thus, if you resize your pictures down in size, anyone who wants to see it full size, can do so.

Here are a couple of pictures inserted in a 2 column and 3 row table. Both pictures are 100 px wide.

Original 225 wide Original 491 wide
Empty cell Add picture?

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