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Fails after declaration page repeatedly. Change image to name and then fail — Preceding unsigned comment added by Maborth (talk • contribs) 23:17, 13 September 2014‎ (UTC)

No subject (Portuguese)Edit

Bom dia carreguei uma foto no Commons mas não consigo edita-la na pagina que estou escrevendo. Grato, Mathias Larl — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mathias karl estress (talk • contribs) 16:11, 23 September 2014‎ (UTC)

upload photoEdit

I am the owner of an Arizona historic property. In reviewing your article, I noted you didn't have a photo and want to upload one. When I attempted to do so, I got this message: "This wiki does not accept filenames that end in the extension ".bmp"." Can you tell me how to proceed? Wm. Epley -- 17:22, 11 October 2014 User:Wepley

.BMP is an image format which is usually completely uncompressed (at best "run-length encoded" in a few cases). As a consequence, such files are extremely large in file length for their pixel size. Most photographs should be uploaded in JPEG format. If using a lossless image format is important, try PNG... AnonMoos (talk) 22:31, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

Is this file "free"?Edit

Hello Could anybody verify, if this is an free usable file?! It is here marked as public domain - is it enough?
If not, please delete... -- 17:35, 11 October 2014 User:Katzmárek2

The template used there is equivalent to {{Anonymous-EU}}. Can't say whether it's valid -- it's really for things whose first publication is known to have been anonymous and before 1944, not for photographs of unknown origin and publication history... AnonMoos (talk) 22:42, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

Slow uploadsEdit

Hi folks! I've been half an hour trying to upload four 3 MB files. I had like 20 but I removed them to speed up the process. Are the servers having issues, or is it just my poor internet connection? Thanks! --NaBUru38 (talk) 23:34, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

Is this photo Public Domain?Edit

How to tell if NASA image is in PD. File is here [1] and the bottom, last portrait. [2] Photo requested for article on en:WP Gaff (talk) 14:22, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

No subjectEdit

Я давно уже так не мучился при создании своего аккаунта, вы чемпионы по мраку и ужасу, вы сами то пробовали ? картинки не читаются, логин не принимается системой, хотя его не в системе - эттто пипец !!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Red777 (talk • contribs) 09:03, 17 October 2014‎ (UTC)

No subjectEdit

Hi, Where do I insert {{PD-self}} at ? I cannot find any button. It is really difficult! Please help me, it took me hours to upload it and it would be a pity of it were gone again. Best regards Chris — Preceding unsigned comment added by ChristineSK (talk • contribs) 21:08, 18 October 2014‎ (UTC)

Where does the image come from? {{PD-self}} is only appropriate if you actually created it yourself by pressing the shutter release button on your camera. This image has a rather low resolution, no metadata and kind of looks like it might be a screengrab from a video. LX (talk, contribs) 12:33, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

неверная загрузка фотоEdit

Я загрузила фотографии памятника в рамках конкурса на неверно выбранную страницу. Могу ли я их удалить или переместить по назначению? Анна Матецкая — Preceding unsigned comment added by Анна Матецкая (talk • contribs) 09:47, 19 October 2014‎ (UTC)

No subjectEdit

I would like to select a pic of Nobel laureate Dr. Jean Tirole, from Creative commons. (Rangakuvara (talk) 13:41, 19 October 2014 (UTC))

What do you mean? You want to select a picture – for what purpose? "From Creative Commons"? Creative Commons is a non-profit organization that develops copyright licenses that people can use to share their own works with the world. The organization creates very little content itself, and it's unlikely that they have a photo of Dr. Tirole. Also, you haven't really asked a question, so it's going to be really hard for anyone to provide any help. LX (talk, contribs) 14:53, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Is this email address a mistake? If not, when should I use it?Edit


While reading one of the pages regarding uploading pictures (I have waited so long for permission from someone that I had to refresh my memory), I found the email address here. Is this a mistake? I think the email address is on every other help page. If this is not a mistake, then please, when should I use the address instead of the address? Many thanks in advance for your help... Dontreader (talk) 18:33, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

I believe that is a correct email address but it is the most general one. Please use permissions-commons if your enquiry is Commons-related. Green Giant (talk) 18:55, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
Green Giant, great! Now I understand. Thank you very much, and have a nice day! Dontreader (talk) 20:30, 20 October 2014 (UTC)