LGBT Info
This is a documentation subpage for Template:Information (see that page for the template itself).
It contains usage information, categories and other content that is not part of the original template page.

Usage

Full Without optional fields
{{Information
| description = 
| source      = 
| date        = 
| author      = 
| permission  = 
| other_versions = 
| additional_information = 
}}
{{Information
| description = 
| source      = 
| date        = 
| author      = 
}}

Syntax description

Mandatory parameters

description
Describe of the content, (historical) background, and in the case of scientific data, a brief scientific analysis of the media file.
author
Author(s) of the image. If no individual person is known, use the name of the institution that owns, published or released the file.

Other parameters

source
Explain where the image is acquired from. Please specify accurately. For instance:
  1. Work of the uploader himself/herself: Specify {{Own}}.
  2. Acquired from a website: Specify the URL of the web page from which it is acquired. Optionally, include a direct link to the image. (Never include a direct link alone.)
  3. Scanned from a book or magazine: Specify the title, author, publisher, publication year, ISBN and page of the book or title, issue, volume, publication month and year, ISSN (if available) and page of the journal. You can use {{cite book}} and {{cite journal}}.
date
Date of creation, or date of publication. Although not compulsory, it is advised to stick to the recommendations of Template:Section link. Specifically, please avoid ambiguous dates like 02/03/04 which can refer to 2 March 2004, 3 February 2004, 4 March 2002 or 3 April 2002, depending on the geographical origin of the person who sees it.
permission
Optional. Not to be mistaken with license. Description of the permissions granted by the copyright holder. Use only when the accompanying license tag is not enough. Note that the media file must still be tagged with the appropriate license template. Select a copyright tag from Wikipedia:Image copyright tags/All.
other versions
Optional. Links to other versions of this image. The links may be in form of a list of links or thumbnails of the other versions of the image. Please only link to images that can be used instead of the image at hand; do not use this field as a mean of grouping related files. Instead, use categories.
additional information
Optional. Contains other information about this image that doesn't fit somewhere else. For example, information that might be relevant to determining a file's proper copyright status (e.g. weblinks) might be provided this way.

Example

Example for File:Anders-Celsius-Head.jpg:

{{InformationTemplate:\sandbox | description = Part of an oil painting of Anders Celsius. Painting by Olof Arenius (1701 - 1766). The original painting is placed in the astronomical observatory of Uppsala University. | source = Astronomical observatory of Uppsala University

| date = between 1701 - 1766 | author = Olof Arenius | permission = Copyright expired as artist died more than 70 years ago | other_versions = File:Anders-Celsius.jpeg (full image) }}

Template Data

  • "Description": Description of the content, (historical) background, and in the case of scientific data, a brief scientific analysis of the media file.
  • "Source": Explain where the image is acquired from. Please specify accurately. (If it is the work of the uploader himself/herself, use Template:Own. If it was acquired from a website, specify the URL of the web page from which it is acquired. Optionally, include a direct link to the image. (Never include a direct link alone.) If it was scanned from a book or magazine, specify the title, author, publisher, publication year, ISBN and page of the book or title, issue, volume, publication month and year, ISSN (if available) and page of the journal. You can use {{{title}}}.  and "{{{title}}}" . .)
  • "Date": Date of creation or date of publication. Although not compulsory, it is advised to stick to the Manual of Stlye recommendations. Specifically, please avoid ambiguous dates like 02/03/04 which can refer to 2 March 2004, 3 February 2004, 4 March 2002 or 3 April 2002, depending on the geographical origin of the person who sees it.
  • "Author": "Author(s) of the image. If no individual person is known, use the name of the institution that owns, published or released the file.
  • "Permission (extra information)": Not to be mistaken with license. Description of the permissions granted by the copyright holder. Use only when the accompanying license tag is not enough. Note that the media file must still be tagged with the appropriate license template.
  • "Other versions": Links to other versions of this image. The links may be in form of a list of links or thumbnails of the other versions of the image. Please only link to images that can be used instead of the image at hand; do not use this field as a mean of grouping related files. Instead, use categories.
  • "Additional information": Contains other information about this image that doesn't fit somewhere else. For example, information that might be relevant to determining a file's proper copyright status (e.g. weblinks) might be provided this way.

See also

  • {{Information TV series screenshot}}, a similar template for a TV screenshot.
  • {{Non-free use rationale}}, for use with on non-free images that must comply with Wikipedia's non-free content policy and that each appear in no more than one article.
  • {{Non-free media data}} and {{Non-free media rationale}}, for use with non-free images that must comply with Wikipedia's non-free content policy and that may appear in more than one article.
  • {{Infosplit}}
  • {{Notice}}