How does one include a wiki-commons image for a notable person?

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Instructions for writing profiles of notables specifically suggest including images from their Wikipedia entry. How is this to be done? Is there a way to include the link to the Wiki Commons image (which would include details about its Creative Commons Licence, etc), or should I download the image and then upload it again to WikiTree? Specifically, I am working on filling out the profile for Karl Taylor Compton, the Physicist (Compton-3071)

Thanks.
WikiTree profile: Karl Compton
in WikiTree Help by Jonathan Sandoe G2G Crew (730 points)

I've added his brother  and his wife, as well as her (well documented) lineage from Findagrave.

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Hi, Jonathan,

Go to the Wikipedia article, click on the image you wish to use, click the arrow on the right side at the bottom of the page to download the image.

 Once you have downloaded the image to your computer, open the profile and click the Images tab. From there, you can upload the image to the profile.
by Deb Durham G2G Astronaut (1m points)
You should  gather the attribution information, too, so that it can be cited in the photo page. If you click the "more details" in the lower right, that information will be available to you.
If you pull the image from the Wikipedia article. the image details and permission details should be recorded on the Wikipedia image page.
Except many people forget this step and attribution looks like: Wikipedia. LOL. Haven't you seen it 100 times? I wanted to make sure to add that note, just in case the post gets found in the future, Deb!

Oh, I have. Never hurts to remind people! Was just adding that the info should also be on the Image page at Wikipedia as well as at wiki commons. wink

Yup! Good information to have.

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