Help:Submitting Images for Approval

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Images you would like to upload to the wiki must be submitted for approval by the wiki support team. This article gives you the steps to take to submit those images.

Note: If you are a long-time wiki contributor, you may have be given Moderator rights that allow you to upload the image yourself. See the wiki article, Uploading Images and Files with Moderator Rights for those instructions.

Submitting Images[edit | edit source]

This article will teach you the process of submitting an image. If this is your first time, read this whole article before submitting an image file. After the submission is sent, you will be notified if the image was approved and uploaded to the wiki.

Uploaded Image files that are approved are automatically added to the wiki, but are NOT added to an actual Wiki article. Once it has been approved and uploaded, a link to your image will be sent to you. You can then add additional information to the image file, add a category, or add it to a Wiki page.

Step 1:
Log in to FamilySearch Wiki.
Step 2:
Go to the navigation bar on the left and go to the menu, Volunteer and Helper.
Step 3:
Under, Volunteer and Helper, click on Upload File/Image.
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Step 4:
This will open a window titled Email File for Authorization.
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Step 5:
Your email address and name automatically appear in the appropriate fields.

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Step 6:
Click Browse and select the file from your computer for upload authorization. The maximum size of the image to upload is 5 MB. Make sure you are selecting the right image.
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Step 7:
Select a Title of File. This should be the same as the name of the image. Make sure the Title is the correct one. It will be difficult to correct later. Include the Date Created for the image or the Date of publication, an approximate date if that is all you know.
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Step 8: Description: Add a brief description of the image and historical background.

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Step 9: Give permission. Be sure to include copyright information. If the image has a copyright, then state what it is and what permission you have to upload it. If you created the image, then state it and give FamilySearch permission to use that image.

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Step 10:
The rest of the page has several questions about the license you wish to add to the image and whether there are living people in the image. Fill this out in accordance to the FamilySearch Wiki:Terms of Use When ready to send the image file, click Send File.

After Submitting Your Images[edit | edit source]

Step 11:
Your image file will be sent to the FamilySearch Wiki support staff. Its a good idea to only send a few images at a time and keep track of what you send. If they get "lost," you will only have a few to resend.

Step 12:
An email will be sent from the FamilySearch Wiki support staff. This email will either: 1) state the image was not approved and give the reason 2) request additional information in order that it might be approved or 3) state the image has been approved, in which case you will be given a link to the image file. Also, a Case ID number will be given.

Once your image file has been approved, it will be uploaded to the FamilySearch Research Wiki. Do not be surprised if there are changes to the "official" name of the file. It is common to see plus signs instead of the original spaces. Also it is possible that the type of format for the image file may also have been changed. This new official name must be used when you place it on a Wiki page. If you have problems getting the image to appear on the Wiki page, contact the support staff with the problem, using the email address given. Include the official name of the image file and its Case ID number.

What do I do Next?[edit | edit source]

Step 13:
An image file may be searched by name like any article in the FamilySearch Research Wiki. Type the keyword(s) into the search box and hit Enter or else click the Search button. A list of articles show, but look to the left and hit the Multimedia link. Now a list of image files show. Scroll down to the one you want.

Open your image file. The sections after the actual image and before the "File History" section can be edited by any contributor, other parts cannot. Add a "Summary" section explaining what your image shows. Then, add categories you feel are appropriate for your file. If you do not add a category, Wiki Support Staff will do so for you. Then save the image file.

Step 14:
You can now insert this image file into a wiki page.

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