Adding images

First a word about copyright

Check Copyright Status of an Image

You may find yourself in a situation where the copyright status of an image is not available on the file page. In this case, you can either replace the image with one that you know is free to use or you can do a reverse image search using a wonderful tool available on Google, the reverse image search. You can access this tool here. It is simple to use, select your image, click on the camera icon and either: type in the URL of the image, upload from your computer or drag into the box. Voila!

Uploading images to Physiopedia

  1. First, save the image you intend to use to your computer.
  2. Next, upload it to Physiopedia. Click on the Tools link in the top right of the navigation bar, from the drop-down menu select Upload File.
  3. A file upload page will open. Click on the Choose File link and select the image file from your computer.
  4. This will automatically fill in the destination filename (the name that the image will be given in Physiopedia) but you should change this for something more appropriate and identifiable e.g. hip fracture or gluteus maximus.
  5. Then in the summary box add the source and/or reference for the image.
  6. Under the licensing drop-down menu select the most appropriate licence for the image.
  7. Then click the Upload File button.

Once the image has uploaded you will be directed to the page ("File") that has been created to house that image in Physiopedia. Now you are ready to put the image on to your Physiopedia page.

Inserting images on pages

  1. Go to the Physiopedia page that you are editing and place your cursor in the text where you want the image to appear. From the editing toolbar click on Insert and then from the drop-down menu click Media.
  2. A pop-up box will appear, you can either Search for an image that has already been uploaded to the media library or you can Upload a new image.
  3. Once you have found or uploaded the image you wish to use click the blue Save button.
  4. A new pop up box will appear that allows you to format the image. If you wish you can add a caption, border, position and size to your image.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Then Save the page that you are editing.

Your image should now be on the page.  In the source code (which you can see by clicking on Edit Source in the Edit drop-down menu) the code for the image will look something like this: [[Image:imagename.jpg]]

Adding/editing images in wikitext

To make edits to an image in Physiopedia all you need to do is:

  1. In editing mode, click on the image and click on the Edit link that appears
  2. A pop-up box will appear where you can make edits to and change the formatting for the image.
  3. When you are done click Save!

For more help on uploading and styling your images see the mediawiki help page on uploading images.

Replacing Images

If you need to replace an image, either because of a copyright violation or you find a more suitable one, the process is simple:

  1. Go to the image file page, by clicking on the image
  2. Click Upload a new version of this file
  3. Click on the Choose File link and select the image file from your computer.
  4. This will automatically fill in the destination filename (the name that the image will be given in Physiopedia) but you should change this for something more appropriate and identifiable

Adding or Changing Licence Information

If you find an image that does not include details of licence type this can be added by following the instructions below:

  1. Click on the Edit menu and choose Edit Source
  2. If there are no details you can paste this code {{subst:Template:Image Detail}}
  3. Click Save the Page! You will now be able to add a Summary to your image as well as licencing information
  4. Again Click on the Edit menu and choose Edit Source
  5. Add your summary information
  6. Choose a template from Licence Templates
  7. Click on the appropriate licence description, you can then copy and paste the template name into the document {{Template:XXXX}}
  8. Save your page!

Some Useful Tips on Finding Images

A few helpful links for copyright-free images. For those using a Safari browser, it is possible to change your search settings to reflect "non-copyright images". That way, your search results will only include images that are free and non-copyrighted. For those using Windows and Google Chrome, you can also set your search for copyright-free images. You simply perform a regular search, click the "Tool" button, choose "Usage" and then you can select to only receive images that are free to use.

A few helpful links for non-copyright images: