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This page explains the image syntax when editing the wiki. You or another user must usually upload an image before you can use it on a page.

Images that are stored on a MediaWiki server are usually rendered by using the File: namespace prefix as the target of a MediaWiki link. The alternate Media: namespace prefix is also usable to reference the original media file content (for rendering or downloading it separately, out of any MediaWiki page).

Supported media types for images[edit]

On this wiki we support the following file formats:

  • .jpg or .jpeg - bitmap image compressed in the standard JPEG format (this lossy format is most suitable for photographs)
  • .png - bitmap image in the Portable Network Graphics format (specified by the W3 Consortium)
  • .gif - bitmap image in the legacy Graphics Interchange Format
  • .svg or .svgx- scalable image in the Scalable Vector Graphics format (specified by the W3 Consortium).

Rendering a single image[edit]


The full syntax for displaying an image is (where options can be empty or containing one or more of the following lower-case words, separated by pipes (|)):


Format option:
  • border, and one of frameless, frame (or framed), or thumb (or thumbnail). This controls how the rendered image is formatted and embedded in the rest of the page. Note: border can be used in combination with frameless but will be ignored if used with one of the other options.
Resizing option: one of