- Make sure that the image upload would be in accordance with the image use policy.
- As such, ensure that the image is not a personal image or one that is only intended for use on your user page.
- Make sure the new image would not be a duplicate of an existing one. Pages you might want to check for already existing images include:
- Choose a suitable name for the image file. The image use policy describes good file names.
- If you want to replace or update an existing image, please use the same title. In this case, please check whether the new image would still make sense in every context the old one is currently being used. Also, make sure to update the image description page after your upload, including the image license.
- File names on Memory Alpha are case sensitive. Please use lowercase file extensions wherever possible!
- Add a proper license. A variety of boilerplate messages can be found on the image use policy page. Please note that failure to add a different license to an image you are the owner of means that you are licensing it under the Creative Commons by-nc license!
Use the form below to upload new media files for use in illustrating Memory Alpha articles. On most browsers, you will see a "Browse..." button, which will bring up your system's standard file open dialogue window. Choose a file from your hard drive, and the file will be added to the text field next to the button, ready to upload.
Press the "Upload" button to finish the upload process. Depending on the speed of your Internet connection, it may take between 10 seconds and several minutes to complete uploading your file.
The following file name extensions are permitted for uploads. These are the only file extensions permitted.
- Images: jpg, jpeg, svg, png, gif
- Sounds: ogg
Movies are not currently permitted on Memory Alpha due to bandwidth and file space considerations.
Remember that, like all wiki pages, images and other media that you upload may be edited or replaced by others under the terms of the Memory Alpha copyright policy.