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This page explains the image syntax when editing the CPAP Wiki.

Description You type You get
Embed image
(with alt text)



Link to description page



Link directly to file



(centered, 100 pixels
wide, with caption)


(100 pixels)
Results in a very small gray border



Like thumbnail, respect user preferences for image width but without border and no right float.




The full syntax for displaying an image is:


Where options can be zero or more of the following, separated by pipes:

  • thumb, thumbnail, or frame: Controls how the image is formatted
  • left, right, center, none: Controls the alignment of the image on the page
  • baseline, sub, super, top, text-top, middle, bottom, text-bottom: Controls the vertical alignment of the image on the page
  • {width}px: Resizes the image to the given width in pixels
  • {caption text}: Must not end with "px"
  • Special cases:
    • page=1: displays the specified page when showing a djvu file.

The options can be given in any order. If a given option does not match any of the other possibilities, it is assumed to be the caption text. Caption text can contain wiki links or other formatting.

Other files

There may be reasons, such as copyright issues, when it would be best to create a link to an image on another website, rather than infringe upon the rights of the copyright holder. Try to limit your usage of this feature.

You can link to an external image file using the same syntax used for linking to an external web page.

  • [http://url.for/some/image.jpg]

Or with different text:

  • [http://url.for/some/image.jpg link text here]

Gallery of images

It's easy to make a gallery of thumbnails with the <gallery> tag. The syntax is:


Captions are optional, and may contain wiki links or other formatting.

for example:

Image:Example.jpg|Item 1
Image:Example.jpg|a link to [[Help:Contents]]
Image:Example.jpg|''italic caption''
Image:Example.jpg|on page "{{PAGENAME}}"

is formatted as:

Embedded links

Images on the CPAP Wiki are designed to link to the description page, so that licensing information, upload history, contributors, and full resolution versions are immediately available to the user when he or she clicks an image. Creating embedded links in images is not allowed at this time.

See also

External links