Template:Documentation subpage


This template records and displays metadata for media files, such as photographs and diagrams. It includes a description of the file, its source, and its copyright status.


Full Without optional fields
| description = 
| source      = 
| date        = 
| author      = 
| permission  = 
| other_versions = 
| additional_information = 
| description = 
| source      = 
| date        = 
| author      = 

Syntax description

Mandatory parameters

Describe of the content, (historical) background, and in the case of scientific data, a brief scientific analysis of the media file.
Author(s) of the image. If no individual person is known, use the name of the institution that owns, published or released the file.

Other parameters

Explain where the image is acquired from. Please specify accurately. For instance:
  1. Work of the uploader himself/herself: Specify {{Own}}.
  2. Acquired from a website: Specify the URL of the web page from which it is acquired. Optionally, include a direct link to the image. (Never include a direct link alone.)
  3. Scanned from a book or magazine: Specify the title, author, publisher, publication year, ISBN and page of the book or title, issue, volume, publication month and year, ISSN (if available) and page of the journal. You can use {{cite book}} and {{cite journal}}.
Date of creation, or date of publication. Although not compulsory, it is advised to stick to the recommendations of Template:Section link. Specifically, please avoid ambiguous dates like 02/03/04 which can refer to 2 March 2004, 3 February 2004, 4 March 2002 or 3 April 2002, depending on the geographical origin of the person who sees it.
Optional. Not to be mistaken with license. Description of the permissions granted by the copyright holder. Use only when the accompanying license tag is not enough. Note that the media file must still be tagged with the appropriate license template.
other versions
Optional. Links to other versions of this image. The links may be in form of a list of links or thumbnails of the other versions of the image. Please only link to images that can be used instead of the image at hand; do not use this field as a mean of grouping related files. Instead, use categories.
additional information
Optional. Contains other information about this image that doesn't fit somewhere else. For example, information that might be relevant to determining a file's proper copyright status (e.g. weblinks) might be provided this way.


Example for File:Anders-Celsius-Head.jpg:

{{InformationTemplate:\sandbox | description = Part of an oil painting of Anders Celsius. Painting by Olof Arenius (1701 - 1766). The original painting is placed in the astronomical observatory of Uppsala University. | source = Astronomical observatory of Uppsala University

| date = between 1701 - 1766 | author = Olof Arenius | permission = Copyright expired as artist died more than 70 years ago | other_versions = File:Anders-Celsius.jpeg (full image) }}

See also

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