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MultipleUpload

Example multiple upload screen

Instead of uploading files one-by-one, it's possible to upload multiple images at once. Administrators may upload up to 20 images simultaneously, while non-admins have a limit of 10 images.

Any choices made for licensing templates, categories, or descriptive text apply to all images that are being uploaded. If you're uploading many images that should have the same license and categories, it can be a huge time-saver.

How to use it?

Go to Special:MultipleUpload on your community. Click the Choose File buttons to find the files on your computer and, if you want them to have a different name to the one they have on your computer, change these in the "Destination filename" fields. Then, fill in the summary and select a license, both of which will be applied to the entire batch of images.

If a file has the same name as another that is already on the wiki, you will see a warning similar to the one that appears for individual uploads, but the file that already exists can be replaced.

Limitations

When using Special:MultipleUpload, the file upload size limit limits the total size of all the files combined rather than the size per individual file. The current limit is 10 MB for all of the files uploaded together, which makes multiple uploads great for quickly getting many small files into the wiki, but not ideal for large ones.

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