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Resized Image for External Use

aka "Shrinked on-the-fly Images"

Sometimes you want to create a smaller version of an image for use on some other site (e.g. a blog post) but you don't actually need that size image anywhere on the wiki.

What you can do is edit a page, use the syntax for displaying a resized image, but don't save the changes. Any page will do, including the image's "File:" page.

  1. Edit the page
  2. Put in code like this: [[File:Baby Snake4.jpg|400px]]
    • ...where "400px" is how wide you want the image to be. (Alternatively, you can specify height instead: [[File:Baby Snake4.jpg|x400px]])
  3. Preview the page (press the [Preview] button)
  4. Right-click the image and select "Copy image location".
  5. You can now discard your edits by closing the tab or navigating to some other page -- or you can change the size if it's not quite right, and preview again. (Lather, rinse, repeat.)

Your copy-buffer now contains a permanent URL for the image at that size.

Image Gallery

This wikicode --

<gallery>
File:Baby Snake1.jpg | Text to appear as a caption. This is snake #1.
File:Baby Snake2.jpg | Text to appear as a caption. This is snake #2.
File:Baby Snake3.jpg | Text to appear as a caption. This is snake #3.
File:Baby Snake4.jpg | Text to appear as a caption. This is snake #4.
</gallery>

-- produces this result:

Examples

Same Width

Baby Snake1.jpg Baby Snake2.jpg Baby Snake3.jpg Baby Snake4.jpg

Same Height

Baby Snake1.jpg Baby Snake2.jpg Baby Snake3.jpg Baby Snake4.jpg