Technology is a servant–a tool to make our research life easier. The parts of technology that make genealogy tasks more pleasant are the visual capabilities available to us. These include the ability to share images. In advertising it is called “eye candy.” When you see an image, your inner voice says “Wow” or “Oehh” or “Aahh” or “Didn’t know that!” That is how imagery connects us to our world.
Here are some tips to have your wiki “eye candy” work better and smoother for you:
- Click on https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Help:Submitting_images_for_approval to learn the process of adding images.
- Still don’t understand the process? Return to the link above and click on the tutorial video. Seeing and hearing how to do something are helpful in learning the process.
- Choose a short title for your image when you upload it to the wiki.
- Once your image is uploaded to the wiki, approval of the image will be done by the wiki support team. They are on duty Monday through Friday. You will receive an e-mail about your image approval process.
- To speed up the approval process, remember these tips:
- Make sure you own or have permission to post the image.
- If you copied the image from Wikipedia, provide the shared copyright information.
- Make sure that people in your image are not living.
- If your image is a random shot, make sure that people are not discernible, such as a group shot of the conference or a classroom setting, etc.
- Provide contact information so that wiki support team members may contact you with questions. The bare minimum would be: name, e-mail, and phone number.
- When your wiki image experience is completed, return often and add images to wiki articles you are interested in or have created.
Now go create wiki “eye candy that will add appeal and variety.