What is the correct way to link to an image on Wikimedia Commons?

  1. brianlokker profile image99
    brianlokkerposted 5 years ago

    What is the correct way to link to an image on Wikimedia Commons?

    If you use an image from Wikimedia Commons in a Photo capsule, should you provide a link in the Source URL field back to the original image? If so, should the link go to the Page URL or the File URL?

  2. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image59
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 5 years ago

    Good question. Here's my two cents as an experienced author but new to HubPages - where I have no editor to help me...The way I have been doing it is to link to the page url that gives the sharing info along with the file. I do not really think it matters whether you link to the photo file or to the page, but I am relatively new to online writing and new to HubPages.

    I also wonder whether we should include Wikipedia in the source ID or just the photographer if there is one noted. Lately I have been just including the photographer and not Wikipedia, my reasoning being that it looks better and I have already included the url.

 
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