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Hello, I am trying to add pictures to a wiki page but when I click the add image button on the toolbar a blank square pops up and nothing ever loads. Can someone please help

a1130: I need help adding pictures to an article--- for some reason, the popup won't let me go to the next page.

"To start click edit on the article you want to add an image too." should read "To start click edit on the article you want to add an image to." LuceV 23:37, July 18, 2010 (UTC)

Umm...a link to more easily "red" names? Isn't this a pretty obvious typo?

How can I insert an image from an already existing URL? jgleschinski 04:27, October 28, 2011 (UTC)

You mean a photo thats already been uploaded to the wiki? Sarah (help forum | blog) 16:01, October 28, 2011 (UTC)

New procedure for images from Commons - InstantCommons[edit source]

Wikimedia Commons has a new procedure, an alternative to downloading, requiring an edit to a php file. See http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/InstantCommons#Configuration.

Apparently, Familypedia already uses it. Can ordinary Wikia site admins institute it?

-- Robin Patterson (Talk) 04:17, January 2, 2013 (UTC)

Staff can enable this extension for any wiki upon request. Please send in any requests via Special:Contact. Robin, at this time the extension is not enabled on Familypedia. Let us know if you would like it to be. --BertH
(help forum | blog) 20:30, January 2, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, Bert, I'll do that. The mediawiki.org page said Familypedia has it. -- Robin Patterson (Talk) 11:34, January 3, 2013 (UTC)

So can I add photos I intend on adding to other pages later on my home page for the time being?[edit source]

I am available to upload pictures onto here but I want to put them onto my home page so they won't be deleted and can be used for several articles later on. Is that okay?Gunman6 (talk) 02:01, July 9, 2013 (UTC)
Hi, Yes once you add a photo to a wiki you can use it on any page. Sarah (help forum | blog) 16:56, July 9, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for getting back to me but I just realized I somehow got redirected from either the Wire, Transformers, Indiana Jones or Sopranos wikia and ended up creating a page here by accident. You can delete it, I'm not going to use it. Sorry about that.Gunman6 (talk) 18:10, July 9, 2013 (UTC)
Which page? Your blog post? Sarah (help forum | blog) 23:24, July 9, 2013 (UTC)
Yes.Gunman6 (talk) 01:29, July 10, 2013 (UTC)
Ok done! Sarah (help forum | blog) 16:18, July 10, 2013 (UTC)

Flickr[edit source]

I need help. I've been working on a wiki for a while and it is in need of images. I don't want to have to keep downloading images to my computer to upload them so I thought I would try to upload them from Flickr. I pressed on add image. It will pull up and it shows the upload with choose file beside it and then below that is find. On the side it says This Wiki/Flickr so I press on the Flickr part and it pulls up Flickr in big words and below that it says Search properly licensed free photos from Flickr and import them into your wiki. I typed in what I was looking for images of into the find box above and it pulls up Flickr images (results), but it doesn't show any images to upload. I'm just curious is something wrong? If you know how to help let me know please.Wildesheer9876 21:50, October 1, 2014 (UTC)User:Wildesheer9876

For future reference, it is best to report issues like these via Special:Contact. We are aware of issues with the Flickr search - unfortunately, we do not have an ETA on when it might become available again. Sorry! Kirkburn  talk  contr    23:15, October 1, 2014 (UTC)

Using an old revision of a photo[edit source]

How can I use an old revision of an image?
Example: w:c:sqmegapolis:File:Island_Hotel_L1.png. I want use both the image! I can upload a different one, but I was thinking if there's any easier way!

---- Qoushik (talk) 16:35, January 9, 2015 (UTC)
You can only use the most recent revision of an image, by design. If you want to use older revisions, they'll need to be uploaded as separate images. Kirkburn  talk  contr    18:11, January 9, 2015 (UTC)

Photo Name[edit source]

How do I change the name of a photo? I couldn't Still doll85 (talk) 18:08, January 23, 2015 (UTC)

If you are an admin of the wikia in question, simply visit the image's file page (Help:Image description page) and choose 'Rename' from the Edit button dropdown. If you aren't an admin, I suggest looking for one on that wikia. Kirkburn  talk  contr    18:25, January 23, 2015 (UTC)

Image from a different wiki in signature[edit source]

Hi. I need to know what I would type to get an image from one wiki and use it on any because it is part of my signature. (Also I made the image have a link to my user page)  Talk to me. Breaking News! 20:52, August 2, 2015 (UTC)

We don't generally recommend that, as sharing content between communities can be quite stressful on the servers. Sorry! Kirkburn  talk  contr    14:45, August 3, 2015 (UTC)

Uploading images centered?[edit source]

Is there a way to upload images centered from the "Add Photo" menu?  Not as a thumbnail or fullsize, but centered.  For my wiki, it's a pain to upload a batch of images and have to go back and change thumb to center

For example: Not like this: [[File:Can't_Get_Enough.jpg|thumb|90px]], but like this: [[File:Can't_Get_Enough.jpg|center|90px]]

SUPERCEREAL (talk) 20:19, June 3, 2016 (UTC)

You can upload a batch of images through Special:MultipleUpload and then add them with [[File:Filename|center]], as far as I know... -- Cube-shaped garbage can 20:23, June 3, 2016 (UTC)

Octet-Stream File error on all recently uploaded images[edit source]

Whenever I try to open an image full-size it does not display in a new tab, instead it opens up the 'save as' pane in windows explorer and claims the image is an 'OCTET-STREAM File (.octet-stream)'.

I have noticed that this is only occurring on images that have been uploaded in the last week or so. All the images I uploaded previously are opening at full-size just fine.

Any assistance in this matter is much appreciated. - Luigi13 (talk) 21:29, March 31, 2019 (UTC)

See Thread:1639085. --Sharkie 22:04, March 31, 2019 (UTC)
Oh sorry I missed that. Thanks a bunch. - Luigi13 (talk) 22:15, March 31, 2019 (UTC)
np~ --Sharkie 00:00, April 1, 2019 (UTC)

Categories[edit source]

I think this article should talk about categorization of images. I'm editing a Wiki and while there's a [[:Category:Media]], nobody thought about adding a description to the Category and I'm not really sure what I'm supposed to do. Some Wiki like Zelda's have both a [[:Category:Media]] and a [[:Category:Files]]. 😐 -BowiQC (talk) 01:51, October 12, 2020 (UTC)

How can I format images in forum posts?[edit source]

When I create a forum post, I can only upload an image. No control of size, positioning, transparency... Script editor is gone.

Can you please advise how to control how the image appears in the post?

Thank you! —This unsigned comment is by MaggieAkaEiggam (wallcontribs) . Please sign your comments by adding "~~~~" in source editor.

Hey there, it's currently not possible to make these changes. There is no source editor for forum posts. noreplyz talk 14:52, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
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