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This documentation is transcluded from Template:BadJPEG/doc.

After uploading the new image, you could please in certain cases
  1. Find all pages in all Wikimedia projects that use this image, and replace the old image with the new image in each.
  2. Mark this image by adding one of these templates (Note: Be sure to read Deletion policy/Redundant/bad quality).
  3. And/or you can add a {{delete}} template, if you have a specific, detailed rational reason, add the image to the Commons:Deletion requests page (See Commons:Superseded images policy, superseded is not automatically a reason to delete).

For more information, see Commons:File types, Commons:Preparing images for upload and Commons:Media for cleanup.

This template is based originally on en:Template:BadJPEG, the corresponding template with the same purpose at the English Wikipedia.

The template automatically sets the following categories: Category:Images with inappropriate JPEG compression, a subcategory of Category:Images for cleanup, if the filename ends in .jpg or .jpeg (if it doesn't, it categorises into Category:Files incorrectly marked as BadJPEG).



The template takes no parameters.

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

Placement: At the top of the page


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This template is localized through {{Autotranslate}}. The layout of the template can be found under Template:BadJPEG/layout.

To add your language to the list of languages supported by this template, please copy the code of Template:BadJPEG/en (or any other language version you prefer to translate) and replace the text strings in there (the form below can be used to create a translation, the English version is preloaded in the edit box). Please change the parameter lang from en (or whatever language you are translating) to the language code of your language.

Template data

This is the TemplateData documentation for the template used by the new VisualEditor.


This automatically adds images to Category:Images with inappropriate JPEG compression. It takes no parameters.

Template parameters

No parameters specified

See also

{{Convert to SVG}}, which automatically adds this template when used on JPEGs.