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Figure out if the description of the image can be used as the caption on-wiki
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I understand that there are some licensing issues here as the license on the wiki in which the image will be inserted might be different from the license of the wiki where the caption will show up.

Will adding an extra notice be enough?

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Prtksxna created this task.Oct 19 2015, 2:08 PM
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The main issue I had with this is that often the description is not suitable as a caption. Either because the caption is too short or far too long, or because the description reads poorly because it assumes you don't have the context of the article.

My suggestion at the time was to have a button next to the caption field that says "use description".

To avoid taking the user to the advance image settings page we could incorporate the caption field into the upload booklet.