Wikipedia:Image dos and don'ts

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Images can make Wikipedia more informative, accessible, and professional.

Therefore, when you illustrate an article, you generally should:
Green check.png Be familiar with the image style guide and use policy.
Green check.png Try to find at least one image to illustrate each article.
Green check.png Check free image sources for suitable images.
Green check.png Create and upload your own images.
Green check.png Clean up images: crop, color-correct, etc.
Green check.png Choose the best file format for each image.
Green check.png Caption images helpfully, and provide alt text.
Red x.svg Don't upload images that lack a free license.
Red x.svg Don't add images that don't relate to the subject.
Red x.svg Don't overload articles with images.
Red x.svg Don't flip artwork, text, or faces.
Red x.svg Don't use an image if an editable table could be used instead.
Red x.svg Don't use a fixed image size larger than 220px.
Red x.svg Don't sandwich text between two images or boxes.


Do consider joining WikiProject Images and Media.

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