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This file was derived from: 

This documentation is transcluded from Template:Derived from/doc.

If your file is a derivative work of another file on Commons, use this template to link it.


{{Derived from |1 ... 40= }}

A namespace prefix (like "File:") does not disturb.


{{ Derived fromExample.jpgby = {{u|example|'''original''' author}} }} gives
This file was derived from: Example.jpg by original author

{{ Derived fromExample.jpgBeispiel.pngdisplay = 16 }} gives
This file was derived from: 

{{ Derived fromExample.jpgBeispiel.pngSample.svgdisplay = 16opt = l }} ("l" for "left") gives
This file was derived from: 

You can add up to 40 images. (Capability for more can easily be added in the template code)

This template complements {{Derivative versions}}.

Template parameters

1 ... 40file derived from (up to 40 unnamed parameters can be used, for 40 files)emptyrequired
display or dsize in pixels of thumbnail of files derived from. If not provided, no thumbnail is shown.emptyoptional
000fffopt or oan additional option for displaying the file, e.g. "l" (display left) or "b" (bordered)emptyoptional
byuser-name of the original author, displayed by {{By}} as parameter for {{U}}
or a colon ":" - see #Colon

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: the File namespace

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: all users

See also

Consider also using the following specific derivation templates, for retouching and extracting or cropping:

The counterpart:

For mere conversions to SVG:

  • {{AutVec}} - ("authors of vectorized raster graphic")


The template finishes its display with a new line; when the template is used just to display the text, like
{{ Derived from }} - This file was derived from: 
which will not be appropriate if continuation in the same line is required; the new line can be avoided by using a colon instead of the missing user name, e.g.
{{ Derived fromby = : }}{{ FExample.svg }}{{ Byexample }}<br> - This file was derived from: Example.svg by example
without inbetween spaces; a final new line can be forced manually, as shown, or by passing "br" as a second parameter to {{By}}.


To add your language to the list of languages supported by this template, please edit the template and add a row to the "{{LangSwitch|}}" construct. It takes the form "|xx= Your translation " (xx being the code of your language)