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Usage[edit source]

| Description = 
| Source = 
| Date = 
| Author = 
| Permission = 
| other_versions = 
| Description = 
| Source = 
| Date = 
| Author = 
| Permission = 

Syntax description[edit source]

  • Description: Description of the content, (historical) background, and in the case of scientific data, a brief scientific analysis of the media file.
  • Source: Use "Own work" for an original media file. Otherwise, provide the website (with both a link to the page embedding the file and a direct link to the file itself), catalog number, name of institution, book source, etc.
  • Date: Date of creation, or date of publication, for example 8 February 2012.
  • Author: Author(s) of the image. If no individual person known use the name of the institution(s) that released the file.
  • Permission: Short description of the permission for use granted by the copyright holder. In the case of general permission (e.g. Public Domain), simply describe the media file's copyright status. Note that the media file must still be tagged with the appropriate license template! Select a copyright tag from Help:License templates. Don't forget to put the curly brackets around the tag!
  • other_versions (optional): Links to and brief descriptions of other versions of this image.

Example[edit source]

The following is a properly filled-out set of templates for File:GoldenGateBridge.jpg

|Description=The Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco, CA at sunset taken from the Marin Headlands.
|Date=1 January 2007.
|Source="Golden Gate Bridge" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at (accessed 3 August 2011), citing
|Author=[ Rich Niewiroski Jr] (WikiMedia Commons user).
|Permission=See below.
{{Self}} {{Cc-by-2.5}}

which will look like this in the Wiki —


The Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco, CA at sunset taken from the Marin Headlands.


Rich Niewiroski Jr (WikiMedia Commons user).


"Golden Gate Bridge" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at (accessed 3 August 2011), citing


1 January 2007.


See below.

I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license:

This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic license.
You are free:
  • to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work
  • to remix – to adapt the work
Under the following conditions:
  • attribution – You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).

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