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この2つの画像データをページにアップロードし、表示したいのですが、このデザインは2店とも私がデザインしたものです。 よろしくお願いします。

— Preceding unsigned comment added by マイケルプラネット (talk • contribs) 03:22, 4 July 2014‎ (UTC)

Special:UploadWizardをお使いください。他媒体で発表済みの作品についてはメールでの本人確認が必要な場合があります。Commons:Project_scope/Summary/jaもご覧ください。 whym (talk) 22:48, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

A 1910 photograph, author unspecifiedEdit

According to this website, this photograph was taken and/or published in 1910. The photographer is not named anywhere. The subject was a journalist, so I suppose the photograph appeared in a publication of some sort. Is it suitable for Commons? Surtsicna (talk) 15:51, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

If the work is anonymous and was published before 1944, the copyright has expired. However if it was published only recently it may be affected by the publication right. Ruslik (talk) 16:56, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Does this look alright? Surtsicna (talk) 17:59, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
No. You have neither provided any evidence that it was published before 1944 nor that the photographer is anonymous. --Stefan4 (talk) 14:20, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
Have you opened the links I gave above, Stefan4? One of them says that the photograph dates from 1910. Furthermore, the woman in the photograph is clearly younger than 63 (the subject was born in 1880). Isn't that enough evidence? As for the latter, Ruslik implied that the work is anonymous if the author's name cannot be found. None of the online version of the photograph names the photographer. Surtsicna (talk) 14:46, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
The page only says that the photo dates from 1910, but it doesn't say anything about when it was published. It also doesn't say anything about whether the photographer is anonymous or not. I'd suggest that you look up the original publication (possibly from 1910, possibly later) and check whether the photographer is named there. --Stefan4 (talk) 15:20, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

The photograph appears (at a better resolution) in "Anna Rüling": A Problematic Foremother of Lesbian Herstory, Christiane Leidinger, Journal of the History of Sexuality, Vol. 13, No. 4 (Oct., 2004), pp. 477-499, Fig 1. It is marked there as taken in 1910 and copyrighted to Frauen Kultur Archiv Düsseldorf. I suggest you track down the right person to check with at the archives. -- (talk) 14:50, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! I'll see if I can contact someone. In the meantime, I'll have to settle with the fair-use version of the image on en.wikipedia. Surtsicna (talk) 15:11, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
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"file contains HTML or script code that may be erroneously interpreted by a web browser. "Edit

I tried to upload a better version of file:BillNyeSG.jpg, but I got this error message. I looked at the FAQ, and it says that there is HTML in the Exif data. I didn't add anything - it must have already been there. The FAQ also says that the Exif data editing program doesn't work on images from Flicker, and this one was. What can I do? Bubba73 (talk) 06:16, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

To get rid of bizarre embedded stuff, you could try this: (1) Open the file in Paint; (2) Save as a BMP; (3) Close and re-open Paint for the BMP; (4) Save it under a different name JPG. Then try the upload again. The point is to try to wipe out embedded stuff. I know from experience that that method clears some of the usual metadata, at least. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 06:37, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
While that works, it is by far the least preferred way to do it. Converting to BMP and back to JPEG will reduce the quality of the image. I would suggest trying various EXIF editing or stripping tools or even posting the URL here so someone else can try. I would only use a BMP conversion as a last resort. Trlkly (talk) 06:47, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
The damage can be minimized by saving & uploading as a TIFF or, assuming the image is in RGB, a (24-bit) PNG instead of a JPEG. Of course the resulting file will be larger (in most cases) but at least will suffer no further loss of detail. That said, I agree the ‘surgical’ approach of removing the problematic metadata without touching the image itself is the best solution.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 19:48, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
Also, I notice that the origingal Flickr file was cropped. If your version is uncropped, please upload it under a different filename. The cropped version is currently in use on many pages. Trlkly (talk) 06:56, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
I've updated the FAQ entry. Of course you can remove the HTML also from EXIF data in Flickr files. The paragraph about Flickr just pointed out that you can view the EXIF data on Flickr direcly. To edit it, you have to download the file to your computer and then remove the HTML in the EXIF locally before uploading that local copy. Lupo 10:39, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

I was going to download it from Flickr and use that, but I couldn't see how to download it, other than by a screen capture. I don't have software to edit the exif data (only to view it). So I did the convert to BMP and back trick, and that worked. Thanks to all of you, and my old buddy Bugs. Bubba73 (talk) 19:02, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

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updating a logo that already exists on a pageEdit


I am not trying to violate any Wikipedia policies I would just like to update a page that someone started on my company. Can I do this without violating any regulations? If so, how can I do that? I need to update the logo.

thank you very much for your help.

Joanne — Preceding unsigned comment added by JoanneQueenin (talk • contribs)

Could you please provide more information? Which logo / file are you asking about? --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:41, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Commons:Guidance for paid editors contains information on how to share logotypes and other information that should be useful in your situation. LX (talk, contribs) 13:09, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Use of Facebook photosEdit

When I read the Facebook "Terms of Service", it states that anything that you make (publicly) viewable on your Facebook page may be reused in any fashion by anyone (including anyone outside of Facebook),

See the section "Sharing your content",

Does this mean that I can add a photo from a publicly viewable Facebook page to Wikimedia Commons?

There is a notable academic whose only non-copyrighted photo appears to be on a Facebook page for a University in Lebanon.

Would this be an acceptable image for Wikimedia Commons?

Thanks for any help/info.

Cliffswallow-vaulting (talk) 00:50, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, I do not see where the Terms of Service say this. Ruslik (talk) 11:51, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
No, you cannot upload photos from Facebook to Commons unless they are explicitly published under a free license by the copyright holder; see Commons:Copyright rules by subject matter#Internet images. The clause "you are allowing everyone, including people off of Facebook, to access and use that information" is essentially an assertion that published content is published and may be subject to fair use. It does not mean that the content is published under a perpetual free license that explicitly allows anyone to use the content in modified or unmodified form for any purpose including commercial purposes. LX (talk, contribs) 13:18, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
OK, thanks for the information! :-)

Cliffswallow-vaulting (talk) 20:46, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

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Problem with SVG fileEdit

In File:Gibraltar map-HE.svg there is strange black squares, did somebody knows how to fix this? thanks, Eitan96 (talk) 08:41, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Please see Help:SVG#Flowed Text bug. LX (talk, contribs) 13:20, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Problem with SVG file 2Edit

Something went wrong in File:Graphique démographie URSS par RS en 1970 1979 et 1991.svg (it's a chart made on LibreOffice Calc, my OS is Linux Mint). Can someone explain me how to repair or prevent this? (I'm going to upload some other files like this). Thank you all Kumkum (talk) 11:24, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Better now? Sorry, i don’t know much about the internal workings of XML, but my guess is that the Calc output is formatted in a manner that the rendering software here doesn’t like. (Neither does my Safari.) I just opened it in Inkscape, Saved As “Inkscape SVG”, then Saved a Copy As “Plain SVG” for uploading. I don’t think this version is entirely clean, but at least it’s showing a preview. I’ll see if I can find out more. (I‘ve prepended a colon to the above link, to prevent the image from being displayed in the middle of the text.)—Odysseus1479 (talk) 07:59, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Trivial problems with my user spaceEdit

Forgive my apparent stupidity... Having used Wikimedia commons for some time now, one would think I would know how to do these simple tasks. But as I've never needed to do them up until know, there has not been a "need to know".

  • I'm somewhat frustrated as I lack the ability to move the {{top icon}} template above the heading line here. It currently sits in the middle of the line and annoys me. And yet on my Wikipedia equivalent, the top icons appear above the top line by default.
  • Secondly on my user page I've been forced to add <br> many times to prevent images/templates appearing where they shouldn't. Is there a line of code you can type that prevents images from aligning next to the section above with out having to write <br> many times over?
  • Finally, On this page, you'll notice a slight margin between the custom talk page header and {{Usertalkback}}. How do I remove the space and join the two boxes together so it appears like on my Wikipedia eqivalant?

While trivial problems they are quite frustrating. Any assistance given would be appreciated. Wiki ian 16:40, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi ian!
  1. is probably an issue with {{top icon}} itself here on Commons. It hasn't been updated since 2012 and probably hasn't kept up with Mediawiki's stylesheets. To me, it looks broken everywhere where it's used. Changing the code for the first div tag in the template to <div style="display:none; right:{{#expr: {{{number|{{{icon_nr|0}}}}}}*(2+{{{width|15}}})+10+{{{offset|{{{extra_offset|0}}}}}} }}px; {{{style|}}}" class="metadata topicon nopopups {{{class|}}}" {{#if:{{{id|}}}|id="{{{id}}}"}}> just like on English Wikipedia might go a long way, but I'm not about to make the change and test the results with all the different skins right now.
  2. can usually be addressed by adding an element with an appropriate clear CSS property, such as preceding a new section which you don't want images to spill into with a single <br style="clear: both;" />
  3. Add margin-bottom: -1px; to the style property in the second line on the page.
LX (talk, contribs) 17:05, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
About the first question, I'm sure someone will soon come with a better answer, but until then you could just ignore the template and use something like
<div class="topicon" style="right:60px">[[File:Commons File mover.svg|22px|This user has file mover rights on Wikimedia Commons]]</div><div class="topicon" style="right:35px">[[File:Commons Rollbacker.svg|22px|This user has rollback rights on Wikimedia Commons]]</div><div class="topicon" style="right:10px">[[File:Commons Patroller Icon.svg|22px|This user has Patroller rights on Wikimedia Commons]]</div>.
I know nothing about coding and I really have no idea if that is anything close to being good practice, but it works to give the result you want. N.B.: Those images are not in the public domain and their links to their licensing information must be preserved. -- Asclepias (talk) 17:18, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
@LX:Thankyou so much for your quick and easy to follow response. It's a pity about {{top icon}}. I hope someone gives that template a touch up in the near future. Regards, Wiki ian 17:22, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
@Asclepias:That would be great if you could let me know how well it works. Feel free to update me directly on my talk page as this page is about to come off my watch list. Wiki ian
You can remove the template and instead copy the above code and see the result. -- Asclepias (talk) 17:38, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Another QuestionEdit

I recently made my babelbox on Wikipedia into collapsible sub sections. After successfully completing this on Wikipedia I tried it here but sadly the userboxes didn't auto-collapse. What can I do to fix this Wiki ian 01:18, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Try using the collapsed class instead of autocollapse. LX (talk, contribs) 06:02, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

jpg image fileEdit

I have uploaded a picture and was issued a delete notice. The person who took the photo is happy for it to be used. Please advise. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cleohiggins (talk • contribs) 19:46, 21 August 2014‎ (UTC)

Hello Cleohiggins. I assume you are referring to File:Harvey Lisberg.jpg at Wikipedia, which is technically a separate project. Don't worry too much if the image does get deleted because it can always be undeleted at a later date. If you have permission from the photographer then the best course of action is to ask them to send an email to using the format at COM:ET, not forgetting to highlight that the photo is at English Wikipedia. Then you should add {{OTRS pending}} at the top of the file page for the photo as this may result in deletion being delayed a while longer. As soon as an OTRS volunteer confirms the permission they can get the image restored (if it has been deleted) and move it to Commons. However, please note that there is sometimes a backlog so patience is advised. It is more important to us that we get things right than to do things in a hurry. Green Giant (talk) 22:06, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
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File:CSGI Logo.pngEdit

I am an experienced Wikipedia editor, but not very active on Commons.

My understanding was that Commons cannot host non-free images like logos; those must be uploaded to Wikipedia under non-free use exceptions. Do I have that right?

I have a COI with CSG International. Their logo is currently on commons as "own work" and "Creative Commons" license, which is obviously not correct. I am not sure what is appropriate conduct for an editor with a COI on commons or the best way to correct the issue, because I am not very familiar with Commons. CorporateM (talk) 23:59, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

  • In this case, the logo looks to me to be too simple to be eligible for copyright in the U.S., though of course it can be trademarked. I would say that it should be changed to indicate {{pd-ineligible}} and {{Trademark}}. - Jmabel ! talk 00:02, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
✓ Done CorporateM (talk) 00:55, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
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upload photo from Commons to Wikipedia pageEdit

Can someone help me add a picture of my late husband to his site? I have uploaded it to the Commons site, but do not know what to do next. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Juliaferrari (talk • contribs) 02:16, 22 August 2014‎ (UTC)

I presume the file in question is File:Dan Carr large.jpg? In that case add [[File:Dan Carr large.jpg|thumb|image description here]] to Dan Carr page. See also Wikipedia:Picture tutorial. MKFI (talk) 08:13, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Promotional user pageEdit

Hi! I'm writing because I recently found a userpage that is being used for promotion. The page in question is User:Trantales Entertainment. The issue here is that this is a copy of the article from Wikipedia, where it was deleted as non-notable. The user who cross-pasted it was actually blocked temporarily back when this first happened in February, for disruptive editing. This looks like it's a way for him to try to circumvent deletion and have a copy to pull from whenever the article on the main Wikipedia section gets deleted. Can anyone delete this for me? Tokyogirl79 (talk) 07:26, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

I have blanked it as out of scope. It is not actually a registered account on Commons, so the page ought to be deleted now by an admin for that reason. -- (talk) 07:43, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
Done. - Jmabel ! talk 15:31, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
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Fake photoEdit

I'm back- I recently deleted an article (Wincentz Heydaroghli Pahlavi II) because it was a blatant hoax. Apparently the editor in question uploaded a file of the person in question and it's pretty obviously photoshopped. File:WincShah.png Can anyone delete this for me? Tokyogirl79 (talk) 08:27, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for reporting, Tokyogirl79. I've filed a deletion request → should be gone soon. --El Grafo (talk) 13:15, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
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Uploading a photoEdit

I am part of the Millbook A.F.C committee and simply want to add the club's official badge to the page.

How can I do this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Millbrookmike (talk • contribs) 12:22, 22 August 2014‎ (UTC)

@Millbrookmike: please read Commons:OTRS and get in touch with our support team through the e-mail address you'll find there. You can ask here if you have further questions. --El Grafo (talk) 13:08, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

How about this pisture, can I keep it in CommonsEdit

File:Esa Hiltunen-183.jpg Drummer was located so that there was big picture behind, can I keep this in Commons or what.--Motopark (talk) 12:23, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

  • I think that's OK (de minimis, given the composition of the photo) but if you want to be cautious you could do a mild Gaussian blur over the background. - Jmabel ! talk 15:35, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, I will study to edit this photo.--Motopark (talk) 02:30, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Traducción texto de figurasEdit

Hola, ¿cómo se sube una figura a la cual solo se le ha cambiado el idioma del texto? ¿Cómo una nueva versión de la figura original? Gracias.--Cristina busch (talk) 14:58, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Hello, Do you mean, for example, in File:Osmoseragulation Carangoides bartholomaei bw.png? In a case like this, when the text is a part of the image itself, the new image with a different language should be uploaded as a *different* file, *not* as a new version of the existing file. The reason is that the different images will be used on different Wikipedias. When you changed the image of the file File:Osmoseragulation Carangoides bartholomaei bw.png from German to Spanish, the result is that the readers of the Wikipedia in German now see an image in Spanish. That is not good. It is important that you revert your change on File:Osmoseragulation Carangoides bartholomaei bw.png, to bring it back to the version with the text in German, and upload your image with the text in Spanish under a different file name. -- Asclepias (talk) 15:18, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Hola, Necesitaría que me expliquen como hacerlo.Gracias.--Cristina busch (talk) 20:03, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Hello, For the revert or for the new upload?
  • For the revert of the file Osmoseragulation Carangoides bartholomaei bw.png, in the section «Historial del archivo» ("File history"), click the link «revertir» ("revert") located immediately to the left of the date "06:23, 3 September 2010". That will revert to that version of the image.
  • For the new upload, choose a new name for your translated image (it can be similar to the other file name but it must have at least some difference, for example you could choose Osmoseragulation Carangoides bartholomaei bw es.png or any other file name you want) and upload it as a new file, like you did for your other contributions of new files, for example File:Modelo de la expulsión de ClNa por las células de cloruro de las branquias de peces teleósteos.jpg, etc. But do not forget, in the "source" field of the new file, to add a link to the other file and, in the "author" field, to credit the two authors of the other file.
-- Asclepias (talk) 21:55, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Cristina, ¿entiende lo que escribe Asclepias, o sería mejor traducir? Lo más importante es: (1) Sube la imagen como un imagen nuevo. (2) Indica el fuente (source) con enlace al original. - Jmabel ! talk 23:34, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Entiendo el inglés pero me cuesta escribirlo. Al revertir el archivo Osmoseragulation Carangoides a la última versión en alemán, me avisa que está revertido, pero en el historial veo que se multiplica la versión en español. En la página "Osmorregulación" donde lo había subido, seguía apareciendo en español. ¿dónde está mi error y como lo corrijo? En cambio, no tuve problemas con Osmoregulation Bachforell Disculpen mis errores. Gracias.--Cristina busch (talk) 22:14, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

  • It should be fine (back to German). Probably just caching issues on your end. - Jmabel ! talk 23:32, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Uploading my picture to my Wikipedia pageEdit


I would like to upload my picture to my Wikipedia page (David L. Spector). Would you be able to help.


David — Preceding unsigned comment added by Spectorlab (talk • contribs) 21:18, 25 August 2014‎ (UTC)

  • Is this about File:Spector Photo1.JPG (which uploaded just fine, but needs categories) or about something else? - Jmabel ! talk 23:37, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
    • I think this was about adding the file to the infobox at w:David L. Spector (judgeing fom the page's history). Should be resolved now. --El Grafo (talk) 10:13, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
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Upload product logo and screenshotEdit

Hi, i want to upload in the proper category this product logo: en:File:Ldoc logo.png and also i want to upload a product screenshot. How can i do this? Can someone validate my work to check if it is compliant with all the wikipedia rules? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Car031 (talk • contribs) 12:47, 26 August 2014‎ (UTC)

Logo need OTRS-permission and screenshot must keep in local wikipedia--Motopark (talk) 13:12, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Judy Blair-1.jpgEdit

Hi, The author of the photo, Mr Michael Fabre, already sent a mail to on 14/08/2014 16:02 (GMT+01:00)to confirm his authorization to use this photo to illustrate the Wikipedia articles about Judy Blair (2 articles, one in French, one in English). Please see a copy of his mail below :

De : (redacted) <(redacted)> Date :14/08/2014 16:02 (GMT+01:00) A : Cc : Objet : Autorisation d'utilisation d'image pour Wikipedia

Je confirme par la présente être l'auteur et le titulaire unique et exclusif des droits d'auteur attachés à l'œuvre publiée à l'adresse Je donne mon autorisation pour publier cette œuvre sous la licence GFDL. Je comprends qu'en faisant cela je permets à quiconque d'utiliser mon œuvre, y compris dans un but commercial, et de la modifier dans la mesure des exigences imposées par la licence. Je suis conscient de toujours jouir des droits extra-patrimoniaux sur mon œuvre, et garder le droit d'être cité pour celle-ci selon les termes de la licence retenue. Les modifications que d'autres pourront faire ne me seront pas attribuées. Je suis conscient qu'une licence libre concerne seulement les droits patrimoniaux de l'auteur, et je garde la capacité d'agir envers quiconque n'emploierait pas ce travail d'une manière autorisée, ou dans la violation des droits de la personne, des restrictions de marque déposée, etc. Je comprends que je ne peux pas retirer cette licence, et que l'image est susceptible d'être conservée de manière permanente par n'importe quel projet de la fondation Wikimedia. Cahors le 14 août 2014. (redacted)

--Marzuoli (talk) 20:54, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

  • "GFDL" seems an odd choice at this point, but so it goes. I'll make the edits to the file page; please have a look so that you can do this yourself in the future. - Jmabel ! talk

Copyright help regarding File:MOL Group logo.pngEdit

Hi, i have a problem with this logo. There is on the Wiki article "MOL Group" the official website, And on this website is the new logo, but not in picture format, that is embedded version. I made a .png picture from that site and upload this file to the wiki article, but i dont know what license type must to use it. Pls help me how can i modify the file to compliance to the policy. Sorry for the problem.

--EAndy81 (talk) 09:20, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

The solution is to request deletion of the file here and instead upload it to English Wikipedia directly as a fair use image like the older logo but that might need to be deleted. Green Giant (talk) 14:35, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
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How to download a film from Wikipedia?Edit

I am a teacher in China and would like to download a WWII film from Wikipedia.

The film is

Also what player would you recommend for an *.ogg file?

Thank you in advance for your assistance.


Hello Davidm rose,
  • go to File:Flying Tigers Bite Back.ogg
  • directly below the preview image you should find the line Flying Tigers Bite Back.ogg ‎(Ogg multiplexed audio/video file, Theora/Vorbis, length 4 min 33 s, 320 × 240 pixels, 413 kbps overall)
  • right click on that link and select Save as … (or however your browser calls it)
For playing *.ogg files en:VLC media player, should do the trick. --El Grafo (talk) 19:22, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Memphis,Tn/Mt.Carmel CemeteryEdit

Seeking 1942 obiturary record of,Bertha Ballinger(Harris)Born Nov 27.1894,died Nov 3 or 8,1942,Memphis,TN.

Thank You — Preceding unsigned comment added by Iiiiiii7777777 (talk • contribs)

  • This page is for people seeking using the Wikimedia Commons site, so I doubt it is where you wanted to ask that question. I'd recommend contacting the public library in Memphis. - Jmabel ! talk 00:10, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Can I contribute using my windows phone?Edit

I cannot for the life of me understand why Wikimedia is not representing with official apps on Windows Phone. In the absence of these tools is it possible to upload images on to my Nokia Lumia 1020, running 8.1? And if so, step by step instructions would be appreciated. I really get over transferring to my PC. Thank you, Wiki ian 19:16, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

The only thing I can suggest is Commons:Mobile app, but I'm not sure whether mobile uploads are going to be restricted or not. Green Giant (talk) 20:54, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
There aren't any plans to develop the Commons App for Windows Phone. The alternative is to access one of the upload forms from your phone's browser, but as that would probably be more difficult than transferring the files to your PC and uploading them from there, I wouldn't recommend it -–⁠moogsi (talk) 23:32, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
I must say this revelation is quite annoying, considering I've been lead to believe no camera on a Windows phone (or any other phone for that matter) tops my Lumia 1020. Does Wikimedia encourage editors feedback on the lack of Windows Phone support? If so where can I make my voice heard on this matter? Wiki ian 10:08, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
You can try raising the issue at mw:Talk:Wikimedia Apps/Commons. Green Giant (talk) 12:24, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Cropped getty imagesEdit

I would like to upload the photo from this web page to the commons. It is a crop of the image found here

As you can tell, the photo is cropped from the getty image with the watermark. Does this make the cropped image fair use to upload to the wikimedia commons?

Thanks, (LRogersT (talk) 23:09, 29 August 2014 (UTC))

No, unfortunately, the photo is copyrighted, which is true for the whole picture or part of it. You cannot create a new free picture by cropping an old copyrighted one. Sorry –⁠moogsi (talk) 23:43, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Cropped version from Flicker imageEdit

what are best way to give information to cropped version from Flicker image, an example File:Markku arokanto.jpg--Motopark (talk) 05:23, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

  • Usually I upload both the original and the crop, and can then handle it like any other crop. But otherwise, you can just change the source line to say "Cropped from...", and also under author you can credit who did the crop as well as crediting the original photographer. I strongly recommend using the same license as on Flickr to keep the licensing issue simple. - Jmabel ! talk 16:06, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • For Flickr images, I recommend using the {{Flickr}} template instead of Information, because the parameters are specifically designed for Flickr. For linking between original and cropped images use the {{Derived from}} and {{Derivative versions}} templates. Green Giant (talk) 23:19, 30 August 2014 (UTC)


Hello! One question... How translate this template → {{Cc-by-3.0}} to kazakh language--Мұхамеджан Амангелді (talk) 16:30, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

  • If you can provide the text for the translation, I'm sure someone can follow through with the technical details. The resulting file would go at Template:Cc-by-3.0/kk. - Jmabel ! talk 18:01, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

How to upload images from flickr now theb toolserver and flickr upload bot is no moreEdit

I used to use the flickr upload bot, hosted on the tool server, to upload eligible images straight from flickr to commons. The tool server and the bot have now been decommissioned, but the closing comments suggest that this functionality is now supported elsewhere. But none of the links seem to take me anywhere useful. Is there replacement fuctionality somewhere, or do I have to go through the laborious process of downloading each image to my hard disc, and then manually uploading them?. -- Chris j wood (talk) 18:00, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

  • Although the message has been removed, another user asked how to do OAuth, which I think is a sensible question. Basically when you are at the Flickr-2-Commons page, you are presented with a form to fill in. When you've filled in the form, click on the link which says "authorise first" and this should open a new window at Mediawiki. The window will have a box which starts with "Hi Username, OAuth Uploader would like to ..." and ends with a button that says "Allow". Click that button and you are taken to a confirmation page. Leave that page alone and go back to the Flickr form and click the "Run" button. Green Giant (talk) 22:48, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

EthnicRussiansInTheFormerUSSR.png Licensing and originalityEdit

The map [[1]] is a derivative work of a map called the QBAM, maintained at the site as a community project. Our strong preference is that the user Qazaq and the name of the map be referenced, and that mention be made that it is maintained at, as it is the product of several years of work there. The current file information indicates that the user has created the map themselves, and this is not the case. Xt828 (talk) 01:48, 31 August 2014 (UTC)