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2013Edit

2013-08-24Edit

Over 18 million files uploaded

Wikimedia Commons now has over 18 million files as of August 24, 2013. File:Open Make Up For Ever 2013 - Camille Guerre - 02.jpg is a candidate to be the 18,000,000th file.

The actual file is often difficult to identify due to the fact that many files are loaded at almost the same time, and that a number need to be deleted to maintain the integrity of the repository. The file a picture by Commons contributor User:Pyb of the French synchronized swimmer Camille Guerre during the free solo routine at the French Open in Montreuil, March 15, 2013.

2012Edit

2012-12-04Edit

Over 15 million files uploaded

Wikimedia Commons now has over 15 million files as of December 4, 2012. File:17W Aug 14 1996 0124Z.png a file depicting Tropical Depression Seventeen-W on August 14, 1996 is a candidate to be the 15,000,000th file, the actual file is often difficult to identify due to the fact that many files are loaded at almost the same time, and that a number need to be deleted to maintain the integrity of the repository.

2012-09-23Edit

Over 14 million files uploaded

Wikimedia Commons now has over 14 million files as of September 23, 2012. Our media repository grew by close to 7,000 files per day since the previous million mark was passed on June 4.

2012-08-29Edit

"Ships by name"-category covers 20,000 ships

One year after the 10,000th ship, the 20,000th subcategory for an individual ship is created: Category:Variatie (ship, 1949).

Commons provides consistently named categories with basic information on vessels, many of which don't have Wikipedia articles yet. Several "by" subcategories of Category:Ships allow to find vessels (and images of vessels) with different criteria.

Participants aim to identify ships by name (20,000 by now), year of completion (97%), flag, type/function, IMO or ENI, country of construction (58%), etc. The 20,000 categories include ca. 100,000 images in their main category. 33% of these images are used at Wikipedia.

See: Category:Ships by name, Category:Unidentified ships, New ships

2012-06-26Edit

Commons Picture of the Year 2011

The winners of the Picture of the Year 2011 announced.

2012-06-06Edit

Over 13 million files uploaded

Wikimedia Commons now has over 13 million files as of June 4, 2012. Our media repository grew by close to 7,000 files per day since the previous million mark was passed on January 13.

2012-01-13Edit

Twelve millionth file uploaded

Wikimedia Commons now has over 12 million files as of January 13, 2012. Over two million files having been added since the 10 millionth file that was added on April 15, 2011.

2011Edit

2011-08-12Edit

"Ships by name"-category reaches 10,000 ships

Category:Bernisse (ship, 1953) is the 10,000th subcategory. Commons provides consistently named categories with basic information on vessels, many of which don't have Wikipedia articles yet. Several "by" subcategories of Category:Ships allow to find vessels (and images of vessels) with different criteria.

Participants aim to identify ships by name (10,000 by now), year of completion (86%), flag, type/function, IMO or ENI, country of construction (43%), etc. The 10,000 categories include ca. 89,000 images and 490 subcategories.

See: Category:Ships by name, Category:Unidentified ships

2011-08-06Edit

Wikipedia Takes Montreal, the photographic hunt

For the 10th anniversary of Wikipedia, the encyclopedia is organizing a photographic hunt in Montreal. The contributors have identified over 300 targets to photograph to illustrate the articles of the encyclopedia that concern the city. Registration is free, more than $ 1000 in win prizes and the chance to see your best photo appear in the quality image repertory of Wikimedia Commons.

See: Wikipedia Takes Montreal

2011-04-15Edit

Ten millionth file uploaded

Wikimedia Commons now has over 10 million files as of April 15, 2011. Over a million files having been added since the 9 millionth file that was added on February 23, 2011.

2011-02-23Edit

Nine millionth file uploaded

Wikimedia Commons now has over 9 million files as of February 23, 2011. Over a million files having been added since the 8 millionth file was added sometime in December, 2010.

2010Edit

2010-12-30Edit

Eight millionth file uploaded

Wikimedia Commons now has over 8 million files as of December 30, 2010.

2010-11-08Edit

New Commons Upload Patrol interface

A new interface is available to administrators and patrollers for assistance in patrolling new files. See documentation on Meta.

2010-07-17Edit

Seven millionth file uploaded

The seven millionth file was uploaded on July 17, 2010, less than six months after the six millionth file.

2010-06-21Edit

Commons Picture of the Year 2009

The winners of the Picture of the Year 2009 announced.

2010-03-26Edit

Default skin now "Vector"

Commons has now changed the default look to a new theme called Vector, which makes many functions much easier to find. Logged-in users have the option to return to the classic functionality using a four-click process. Submit feedback at the Village Pump.

2010-01-31Edit

Six millionth file uploaded

The six millionth file was uploaded on January 31, 2010, five months after the five millionth file, with the bot assisted upload of some 250,000 images from the Geograph project.

2009-09-02Edit

Five millionth file uploaded!
The five millionth file was uploaded on September 2, 2009, less than six months after the four millionth file.

2009-03-04Edit

Four millionth file uploaded!
The four millionth file was uploaded on March 4, 2009, less than a eight months after the three millionth file.

2008-07-16Edit

Three millionth file uploaded!
The three millionth file was uploaded on July 16, 2008, less than a year after the two millionth file.

2007-10-25Edit

1000+ Featured pictures
Commons now has well over 1000 featured pictures. The 1000th was Image:Neuschwanstein_Castle_LOC_print_rotated.jpg.

2007-10-09Edit

Two millionth file uploaded!
On October 9th, 2007, less than one year after the one millionth file, the two millionth file was uploaded.

2006-11-30Edit

One millionth file uploaded!
The Wikimedia Foundation announced today that the one millionth file had been uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. These files have been chosen or created by 91,006 registered users from more than 12 different languages.

2006-06-02Edit

CommonsTicker is now live!
It allows you to easily follow in your local Wikimedia project relevant edits made to Commons images that are used there. Request one today!

2006-03-07Edit

Help page maintenance urgently needed
Most of the help and policy pages in Commons-namespace were last updated in May 2005 even in English and are in most cases completly outdated and anything but helpful and of course there are also several duplicates. So please help cleaning up and translating all these pages and join Help page maintenance now.

2005-10-26Edit

SVG now possible in MediaWiki
The Commons now accepts files in Scalable Vector Graphics format. This format is preferred over PNG in most cases. If you want to transform old PNG-flags please join CommonsProject Insignia for coordination.

2005-06-29Edit

Update to MediaWiki 1.5 Beta3
WikiMedia Commons has been updated to the new version of MediaWiki. It is now running MediaWiki 1.5 Beta3. Some good features have been added to this version. To learn more, please visit MediaWiki in Wikicommons.

2005-05-02Edit

Templates
A list of templates available for use in Commons pages including category, image and talk namespaces.

2004-12-28Edit

Multilingual interface
Thanks to the implementation of Mediawiki 1.4, you can choose which language to use for the Commons interface. Go to your preferences and click on User data.