Wikipedia:Image dos and don'ts

Images make Wikipedia more informative, accessible, and professional.

In general, when working with images:
Green check.png Review the image style guide and use policy.
Green check.png Give context with captions and alt text.
Green check.png Try to find at least one image for each article.
Green check.png Look for free images.
Green check.pngClean up images: crop, color-correct, etc.
Green check.pngCreate and upload your own images.
Green check.png Use the best file format for each image.
Green check.png Use objects for scale where helpful.
Green check.pngPlace images in the section to which they are related
Red x.svgDon't upload non-free images.
Red x.svgDon't use images in place of tables or charts.
Red x.svgDon't use images or galleries excessively.
Red x.svgDon't add images that are not relevant.
Red x.svgDon't flip faces, text, or works of art.
Red x.svgDon't set fixed image sizes.
Red x.svgDon't sandwich text between two images.
Red x.svgDon't refer to images by their placement.

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