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🖼️ Adding images

💡 Tip: Using Wikimedia Commons is the easiest and recommended way for adding images to RapidQandA.

In any text based programs, adding images can always be a bit of a problem. Let’s see how it’s done in RapidQandA. The basic format is very simple:

![alternative text](url-of-the-image)

So here is the text that can be used to show the RapidQandA logo.

![Small logo showing T2L following by bulleted lines](https://henspace.github.io/text2lesson-docs/assets/images/logo/bordered_logo_128.png)

You can also add a title which will appear when you hover over the image. You do that by following the url with a space and then the title in double quotes. So a full image definition would look like this:

![alternative text](url-of-the-image "title of image")

Now you may have realised an issue: where are the images stored? They have to be available online to use them in RapidQandA. Because RapidQandA is inherently intended for educational purposes, the ideal place to get or store your images is Wikimedia Commons. RapidQandA has some specific features to make dealing with images from Wikimedia Commons even easier. Check out Using Wikimedia Commons for more details.

Image alignment

Images are normally positioned automatically. However, you can ask the application to push the image to the left of the page. You do this by adding <, which sort of points to the left, between the starting ! and [ characters. So this line would push the image to the left:

!<[alternative text](url-of-the-image "title of image")


If you use any images in your lessons, you obviously need to make sure you have permission to use and distribute the images. You will often find that for free images, you need to provide attribution. RapidQandA allows you to add attribution details to the title. Note that RapidQandA can produce the attributions automatically for images if you use Wikimedia Commons.

The extended title contains a number of elements separated by the | character. The full format is as follows:


If you want to miss out any parts, still leave the | characters in place.

Here are some example titles (note: these are just the titles and not the full image references):

Attributions are automatically made available on the question pages, and on printed sheets.