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- If you want to upload an image from your computer for use in an article, you must determine the proper license of the image (or whether it is in the public domain). If you know the image is public domain or copyrighted but under a suitable free-license, upload it to the Wikimedia Commons instead of here, so that all projects have access to the image (sign up). If you are unsure of the licensing status, see the file upload wizard for more information. Please also read Wikipedia's image use policy.
- If you want to add an image that has already been uploaded to Wikipedia or Wikimedia Commons, add
[[File:File name.jpg|thumb|Caption text.]]to the area of the article where you want the image to appear – replacing
File name.jpgwith the actual file name of the image, and
Caption textwith a short description of the image. See our picture tutorial for more information. I hope this helps.
This template is intended for usage on help areas across Wikipedia, primarily, the Wikipedia help desk.