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Mein letztes Photo wird verweigert.Edit

Ich möchte es daher gerne wieder löschen ! (Mädchen u. Junge auf dem letzten Foto aus Sölden) wenn das nicht geht, dann nehme ich eben alle wieder weg. Weiß nur nicht, wie das geht. (Neues Mitglied !) Kann auch keine genaueren Angaben mehr machen.

Mit Gruß Standard-Latein — Preceding unsigned comment added by Standard-Latein (talk • contribs) 15:36, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

  • We might need someone with better German than me to sort out what is going on here (or this might be just as unclear to a native speaker as it is to me!). I'm guessing this is about File:Hofbauern Feigl.jpg (this user's most recent upload, deleted at the user's own request. But I don't understand what further we can do to delete a photo that has already been deleted, nor what he or she is indicating as an intention with "dann nehme ich eben alle wieder weg" (take back all of what?) so perhaps I'm missing something here. - Jmabel ! talk 20:50, 12 September 2016 (UTC)
Jmabel, if you can see a girl (“Mädchen”) and a boy (“Junge”) on the deleted image, then everything should be fine. User Standard-Latein wanted to delete the last uploaded image depicting a boy and a girl. In the user’s upload gallery I cannot find such one. The deletion request is for personality rights. And, yes, it’s rather cryptic for me as native German, as well. It goes in this direction: “If you cannot delete this image, then delete all my images instead, but I do not know how to” … — Speravir_Talk – 02:02, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
The people in that photo are older than I would characterize as a “Mädchen” or “Junge” (the younger of two women in the photo is at least in her mid-20s, possibly older, and the only man is certainly past 30, so it's hard to be sure. But since the uploader gave a similar rationale (Personenrechte) when originally requesting deletion of that image, I'm guessing that is the one in question. Still, this remains "clear as mud." The user seems to be complaining about our failure to delete a photo that was deleted over a week ago. @Speravir: Is there any chance you could contact them in German & see if you can work out what they actually might want? - Jmabel ! talk 17:59, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
I wrote something on the user’s talk page here. I had BTW the idea, that an upload filter may have been come in between, cf. the user’s contribution history, and “Mein letztes Photo wird verweigert.” translates into “My latest photo is denied/refused.” — Speravir_Talk – 18:33, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
I’ve got a message from user Standard-Latein over the internal notification system, that everything is cleared up. — Speravir_Talk – 18:00, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
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I think that this question was replied to adequately based on the supplied information. If you have anything to add or a follow-up question please feel free to replace this box with your comment. This section will be archived after four days. Speravir (Talk) 18:00, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Uploading logosEdit

I am trying to upload the logo of Grunt which is a open-source software. I am guessing it is not trademarked, but I cannot be sure. How can I confirm this? Also, I am unable to find designer's name and date of publication for this image. Can anyone suggest how I may find this information? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mohits19 (talk • contribs) 14:47, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

  • Trademark is not an issue, except for possibly using the {{trademark}} template. The question is whether it is copyrighted. You don't point to an example online, but this is presumably recent enough that if it rises to the threshold of originality necessary for copyright, then it is copyrighted. - Jmabel ! talk


Θα ήθελα οδηγίες στα Ελληνικά για το τι ακριβώς πρέπει να κάνω. Γνωρίζω την Αγγλική όχι πολύ καλά αλλά είναι δύσκολο να καταλάβω τι μου εξηγείτε κάθε φορά για τις αναρτήσεις και τα uploads που κάνω Μου λέτε θα διαγραφεί η συνεισφορά μου και σας έχω υποβάλλει δύο ακόμη εκδόσεις με δική μου φωτογραφία η πρώτη και με κείμενο η άλλη απλό. Το έργο είναι δικό μου και γράφω ποίηση. Τι άλλο πρέπει να πω και να κάνω; Παρακαλώ οι οδηγίες στα Ελληνικά

Ευχαριστώ πολύ Βαγγέλης Νέσσης — Preceding unsigned comment added by Βαγγέλης Νέσσης (talk • contribs) 20:53, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

Commons:Πρώτα βήματα 1 / Commons:Πρώτα βήματα 2 / Commons:Αγορά (@Badseed, can you help?) — Speravir_Talk – 21:52, 14 September 2016 (UTC)
Basically, someone needs to explain our scope to him: putting his poem in the form of an image doesn't make it within scope. - Jmabel ! talk 23:19, 14 September 2016 (UTC)
Via Google Translate Είναι ένα καλό πράγμα για να μπορείτε να γράψετε ποίηση. Αλλά Wikimedia Commons δεν μπορεί να φιλοξενήσει ιδιωτικά ποίηση, ακόμα και αν το κάνει σε μια εικόνα. Παρακαλώ βάλτε την ποίηση σας στο Facebook σελίδα σας. COM:SCOPE!! Εβίβα! It is a good thing for you to write poetry. But Wikimedia Commons cannot host private poetry, even if you make it into an image. Please put your poetry on your Facebook page. COM:SCOPE!! Cheers! Ellin Beltz (talk) 16:05, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

Remedying thumbnail uploadsEdit

File:Tomb of Pope Julius III requiem.jpg is a thumbnail of en:File:Tomb of Pope Julius III requiem.jpg. Is there a way of replacing the Commons file with the enwiki one. The "move to commons" helper, despite what its interface claims cannot do this - informing Magnus Manske about this. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 21:05, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

  • Offhand, the image is actually problematic. Our version cites Wikipedia as a source (!), gives a false author, and provides a license on no apparent basis. The Wikipedia version looks probably legit, but is vague in citing its source. - Jmabel ! talk 16:04, 15 September 2016 (UTC)y
  • I've contacted the original uploader on en-wiki, but if anyone else can find the page on that this originally came from, we can shortcut that. - Jmabel ! talk 16:14, 15 September 2016 (UTC)
    Seems like is the source page, but you seem to need privileged access to get to the file (presumably a bigger version is also accessible that way). It defers to the general license which is here. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 16:44, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

How to insert an image into the Wikipedia???Edit

About uploading ways of photos from cellphones....

Hello everyone, I would be glad and cheerful if you could help me in uploading ways of photographs I take to wikimedia.... I am prettily new guy for this site and want to participate in demonstrating the pictures.I hope, some of you may help me.... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mahendra kumar Niraula (talk • contribs) 11:07, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

With the respect to the ways of uploading any pictures, photographs for Wikipedia, i have found difficult problems in it.I would like to upload a photograph for Nepali wikimedia so what sort of techniques should i use for this problem?I expect helps from anyone who is experienced in it..--Mahendra kumar Niraula (talk)

--Mahendra kumar Niraula (talk) 11:31, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

  • Short answer: typical syntax is [[File:example.jpg|thumb|caption goes here]], but there are other uses. More extensive discussion: en:Wikipedia:Picture_tutorial. - Jmabel ! talk 16:18, 15 September 2016 (UTC)
@Mahendra kumar Niraula: If you want to upload a file, the easiest way is to use UploadWizard (linked in the sidebar as "Upload file"). It works on the mobile version of the site too, although I can't seem to find where it is linked. Matma Rex (talk) 16:45, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

Deletion RequestEdit

Hi, I just received a notice of a deletion request of an image I uploaded. The notification said to reply at the source. I went there and did not see a link to reply, so I hit "edit source" and attached my comment to the original message. Will that send the reply? Or is there another way that I am just missing? John White, Drbones1950 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Drbones1950 (talk • contribs) 14:41, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

Jain ReligionEdit

I want Wikipedia to add more information about this religion as I noticed that there is very less information and knowledge is provided on this best knowledge website. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Saurabh Jain (talk • contribs) 16:25, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

@Saurabh Jain: You are on the wrong website, this is Commons, which is responsible for images, not text or articles. Try en:WP:VP. BMacZero (talk) 16:50, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

Why can't I upload Youtube screenshots?Edit

I tried to upload a screenshot from [1], which is CC 3.0 licensed, and filled in the form correctly as far as I can tell. But the Wizard refused, saying "This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed." Does this not count as an Adaptation? In the description I put the title of the video and said it was a screenshot, and gave the time, which I think "takes reasonable steps to clearly label, demarcate or otherwise identify that changes were made to the original Work." What did I do wrong? Kendall-K1 (talk) 00:18, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

  1. Where's the indication of the license?
  2. Probably should be fine, but the Wizard is probably going on the assumption that most stuff giving YouTube as a source is a copyvio. You can probably upload it directly with Special:Upload rather than with the Wizard. - Jmabel ! talk 00:47, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
1. Right there on the page I linked, are you not seeing it? 2. Not much of a Wizard, is it? Kendall-K1 (talk) 01:04, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
UploadWizard has no special checks for YouTube. If it's blocked, it's blocked by a generic upload filter that will presumably reject it the same when uploading with any other tool. Matma Rex (talk) 01:21, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
Special:AbuseLog/1485680? The MediaWiki:abusefilter-warning-copyv2 corresponding message does not have the mentioned words though --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 04:26, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. I have uploaded it on English wikipedia instead. Kendall-K1 (talk) 18:27, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

Upload nicht möglichEdit

Seit Tagen kann ich keine Bilder mehr hochladen. Das habe ich hier schon mal moniert, aber bisher keine Hilfe erhalten. Ich habe jetzt den Upload Wizard (früher hat es mit ihm sehr gut geklappt), als auch die alte Methode angewendet. Es dauert jeweils ewig lange und irgendwann bekomme ich die Meldung parseerror. Ist meine Datenleitung nun zu langsam geworden, oder was ist los? Vielleicht, wenn hier im Netz niemand helfen kann: Wo ist der nächste wikipedia-Stammtisch, dass ich dort vielleicht Hilfe erhalte? Es wäre schade, wenn ich keine Bilder mehr bei wikicommons hochladen könnte!Michael Fiegle (talk) 11:24, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

This error in UploadWizard indicates that either a fatal failure in the upload API happened, or that you're behind a proxy which prevents you from uploading files. Are you able to upload the same file to anywhere else? Matma Rex (talk) 11:32, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
Deine entsprechende Frage in Commons:Forum, das für deutschsprachige Anfragen gedacht ist, wurde aber beantwortet. Es hilft dann auch nicht mehr, dasselbe immer und immer wieder zu fragen, obwohl Du hier wohl Glück mit Matma Rex als dem Entwickler des UploadWizard hattest. Da Du anscheinend der einzige mit dem Problem bist, sieht das für mich schon nach der von Matma Rex vermuteten Ursache aus; Variationen davon wären noch eine Firewall oder blockende Skripte wie NoScript. Zu Stammtischen: Hier ist Commons und nicht wikipedia, aber Du könntest mal in de:Wikipedia:Sprechstunde und de:Wikipedia:Treffen der Wikipedianer recherchieren, ob Du etwas Passendes findest. — Speravir (Talk) – 20:53, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
OK, wie (derzeit noch) weiter oben zu sehen ist, hat @RalfN dasselbe Problem. — Speravir_Talk – 21:27, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Free vs. Fair useEdit

I've run across a number of old Sanborn insurance maps on Google Images which make good illustrations for baseball parks. I am uncertain as to whether they are free use or fair use. Obviously the scans would be relatively recent. But the maps themselves are from the early 1900s. Before I go uploading something I shouldn't, can someone give me some guidance? Thank you! ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 11:30, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

  • United States Sanborn maps before 1923 are in the public domain. Later ones, probably not. - Jmabel ! talk 14:55, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
    • What about the scans made from those drawings? Also, what if I take one of those drawings and make a simplified version of my own? That is, leaving out most of the details except the outline of the ballpark? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 01:27, 17 September 2016 (UTC)
    • Yeah, a look at the copyright renewals for 1950 reveals that they were renewing maps published in 1923 (and worse, that maps labeled 1922 may have been first printed in 1923--check the copyright date.)--Prosfilaes (talk) 03:30, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Uploading slideshows about a particular place.Edit

Hi there. It's just an idea, but would you allow me to upload a slideshow, about a particular place (say, as an example, Gosport, in Hampshire)?

The idea, quite simply, is that I would produce a slideshow of somewhere like Gosport. I would use a slideshow program, such as Windows Movie Maker, to assemble a number of photographs (which I, myself, would take) and would include a narration, recorded by myself and which would link the illustrative shots of the place, in question.

My name is Graham Freer and I have been a professional radio broadcaster, for more than 55 years.

I live in England - My address is 18 The Links, Gosport, Hampshire. PO13 0DU

01329 313404 or 07765 191129

As evidence of my bona fides and my expertise, in producing audio items,please allow me to point to my Audioboom page: — Preceding unsigned comment added by FreerAudioProductions (talk • contribs) 14:40, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

  • FreerAudioProductions, we would prefer you to upload the original photographs, rather than a slideshow video. That way we can have the highest quality possible. If you want to keep them together, you can create a category for them. We'll be glad to offer assistance if you need it. Anon126 ( ) 21:01, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

Upload images from open source, free PMC (pubmed central) articles?Edit

Is it OK uploading images from a open-source free PMC article, of course providing the correct reference from where the material comes from?

Depends on whether the image is freely licensed. Even freely licensed journals can include fair use material, in which case you'll see a photo credit at the image. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 20:29, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Uploading filesEdit

I am trying to edit the page of a local celebrity, Roxxxy Andrews. I am attempting to upload a photo I took of her; one I had to crop myself out of; but Wikipedia is telling me that I don't have the licensing rights to it. The issue is, I took the photo, uploaded it to my facebook page, had to download it to edit it, and now I can't upload it here. Can someone please help me figure out how to upload this photo? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rjcox1979 (talk • contribs) 04:06, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

  1. You say you took the photo, but you had to crop yourself out of it. So was this essentially a selfie (because if someone else took the photo, they would own the copyright.
  2. I can't see how "Wikipedia" (by the way: this is not Wikipedia, this is Wikimedia Commons) would be "telling you" you don't have the licensing rights to it. Could you be more specific on what message you are getting, and at what URL?
  3. My guess (only a guess from this vague description) is that you gave Facebook as the source, which of course would not be an acceptable source. Presuming the photo is really by you, just be clear about it being your "own work", but also see COM:OTRS and send an email accordingly, since apparently you already published the image elsewhere (Facebook). - Jmabel ! talk 23:24, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

Suspect deceivedEdit

Good day everyone .,

Iam Cherry come from Hong Kong. Im suspect deceived. one mouth ago, in the make friends app. For me, I'm is a very serious, honest, and very afraid someone cheat on me. around eight months ago, my husband met a rich woman fall away with me and daughter, then I wanna make up my new life, so I'm log in the make friend app, in there met a man, he said, he is American active army. 49 years old. Then we start to chatting in WeChat. he said, he want to come with me build our new family, he has a boy, ten years old. one day I told him am want to buy something to his son, he told me David very hope have mobile phone, then I bought and send him. He in Ghana. He told me, he is waiting for him retirement application, at the one day, He told will take a last mission. and ask me give me account, he want to ask me to rent hotel, then the bank email to me........sorry so long the stor

really so sorry, forget this is ask questions, I wanna ask , I have him ID number and passport number, Where can I to verify the authenticity of his identity.

Thank you all of you !!!!! Have a nice day. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cherry 721 (talk • contribs) 06:05, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

I think you should visit the consulate in your country. Wikimedia Common is not the appropriate place for questions like this. We only answer questions related to images uploaded to this project here. Thanks. Wikicology (talk) 12:04, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

why international communities recognise for somaliland?Edit

why the international communities and international service are ignore for r republic ofsomaliland — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cismaan61 (talk • contribs) 18:01, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

That's a complex question, read en:Somaliland for starters. If you have a specific question about the media archive Wikimedia Commons, feel free to ask here. --rimshottalk 19:58, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

Upload Wizard Not RespondingEdit

I am attempting my first ever upload, via the wizard. I have 4 photos successfully showing, and I have reached the Describe tab, where I believe I have entered valid information. Clicking the 'Next' button, it flashes, but nothing happens. I'm using the Opera browser. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jkutasz (talk • contribs) 20:55, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

Would you be able to take a screenshot of the UploadWizard interface when the issue appears? (And upload it somewhere temporary, e.g. Perhaps there is something wrong with it that will be obvious to an experienced editor. Are you sure there are no error messages shown? Matma Rex (talk) 23:03, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

mobile phoneEdit

sir i want to know taht can i take fotos from my mobile phone? Please reply me ASAP. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Swapnilmal22 (talk • contribs) 05:25, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

Yes. Matma Rex (talk) 13:25, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
Though there is a slight presumption there. Some older mobile phones do not have cameras. But assuming yours does, you may upload mobile phone photos to Commons, if that was what you really meant to ask. - Jmabel ! talk 15:48, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

source informationEdit

The file File:Harris Creek Sitka Spruce.jpg has been tagged with needing additional source information. The file was uploaded from Flickr, which was listed as the source, along with the Author and the licensing information. I am not sure what else needs to be included. The tag says that the Author and Source must be given, but those fields are filled out. MB (talk) 14:35, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

  • Convenience link: File:Harris Creek Sitka Spruce.jpg. - Jmabel ! talk 15:49, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
  • @MB:: "Flickr" is not a sufficient statement of source. We would need the URL of the relevant Flickr page so that the license can be verified. - Jmabel ! talk 15:50, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
MB: I fixed it for you, but in the future, please provide verifiable source information yourself. LX (talk, contribs) 16:18, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

how do I delete my photo for the photo contestEdit

I want to delete my photo I posted for the contest so I can upload it again with categories and geolinks. Melissa Stewart — Preceding unsigned comment added by MelissaMStewart (talk • contribs) 16:14, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

Just edit the image description page and add categories and/or coordinates (see {{Object location}}). --Magnus (talk) 16:20, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
Hi Melissa! There's no need to delete it if all you want to do is add more information to the file description page. Just edit the page like any other wiki page. (In fact, deleting it would just make things harder, since there are mechanisms to prevent reuploading of previously deleted content.) LX (talk, contribs) 16:22, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

Various questions user : RuleOfThirdsEdit


1. I have no idea if I am writing, formatting the page, being contextual and co[n]cise within your criteria. Is it ok ? or if not any suggestions ?

2. I am fluent in English, Italian, Czech and German. Can I write all my articles on the one page using all these languages ? i.e. 1st paragraph in English 2nd paragraph translation into Italian of 1st paragrapgh and so on.

3. Have tried uploading a simple image of a mathematical formula. I wrote the formula in Hotoshop, and converted it into a small .jpeg When I tried uploading it, all sorts of bells and whistles and red light started going off and the procedure was dissallowed from completing by your system.

4. I see that the userName I chose [ RuleOfThirds ] also acts as title to the page. Can I change it to Rule Of Thirds ?

thanks ever so much,

Pete — Preceding unsigned comment added by RuleOfThirds (talk • contribs) 17:26, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

  • @RuleOfThirds: You are asking this on Wikimedia Commons, but your questions seem mostly to be about Wikipedia (Commons doesn't have articles). Wikipedia has separate sites for each language, so a Wikipedia article in any given language would go on that respective site. Commons is multilingual. The description for an image file can contain multiple languages, set off like {{en|English language description goes here.}} {{it|Italian language description goes here.}} etc.
  • Never heard of "Hotoshop". Is that a typo for something else, possibly "Photoshop"? Probably not relevant in any case how you made the image.
  • Generally, mathematical formulas should not be uploaded as images. See instead. No idea what specifically went wrong on your upload, unless the file was so small that it ran afoul of a filter that guessed it was too small to be a useful image. The distinct account name User:Rule of Thirds is not taken. If you want to change your account name, see en:Wikipedia:Changing username.
  • I hope that covers your various issues. - Jmabel ! talk 02:18, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

JPEG image doesn't resize properly in viewerEdit

Image with scan-line like glitch

There's something strange happening in this image: File:Bernadotte-aktionen. Danske Røde Kors busser kører gennem Odense d. 17. april 1945 på vej til Sverige med danske fanger fra tyske koncentrationslejre (7392607518).jpg. The original file is fine, but when the software resizes it, it develops a strange glitch that looks a bit like TV scan lines. Any idea what's going on here? Smurrayinchester (talk) 20:39, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

It's a CMYK JPEG, which is a format that's not completely supported by the server software and shouldn't be used anyhow, see Help:CMYK. --rimshottalk 21:23, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
Thank you! Fixed now. Smurrayinchester (talk) 05:34, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Nomination of two fotos as featured pictures fails for the second oneEdit

I was trying to nominate - separately, of course - two of my best fotos as candidates for featured pictures. I obviously nominated both successfully. However, while I succeeded placing the first in the list of candidates, the second constantly fails to be accepted; there is only a red text line showing up in the preview and the image is not displayed. What am I doing wrong? (The file I'm trying to nominate is "Commons:Featured picture candidates/Image:Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) with its prey.jpg"). Thx for any help, AWeith — Preceding unsigned comment added by AWeith (talk • contribs) 21:39, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

It's OK now. Jee 06:18, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
thanks very much. Found out that syntax is very important: Use IMAGE if IMAGE is used instead of FILE --AWeith 11:15, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Cannot upload photo. Bad description.Edit

The site will not let me upload a photo. It says the description is not good. Here is the description I am using.

The Everhardt Ranch in Evergreen, CO. It is privately owned and used as a family home. The front view.

I do not know what else to say.

Thanks, — Preceding unsigned comment added by Empresspht (talk • contribs) 21:41, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

  • @Empresspht: That seems odd. Could you say precisely what upload tool you are using (e.g. "the Upload Wizard" or something else?). And could you indicate exactly what the error message says? - Jmabel ! talk 02:20, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Upload of a new version of a file: Old version still the actual one?Edit

I tried to upload a new version of the photo "File:Kittywakes (Rissa tridactyla) hunting fish at a glacier on Svalbard.jpg", since the jury for FPC requested removal of CAs. I did that and uploaded the new version. However, while the actual foto now is meant to be the new one (by means of the upload date) it still shows the CA - and hence is still the original one. I tried to reload the CA reduced version ("zurücksetzen" in the German version); but the original one still keeps being displayed. Now I have several useless versions of the foto and still not the CA reduced one to present it to the FPC nominators. What am I doing wrong? Thx for help. --AWeith (talk) 09:26, 19 September 2016 (UTC)AWeith

Most likely, you just need to shift-reload to bypass your browser's cache. LX (talk, contribs) 11:42, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
  • May also take up to a few minutes in worse-case scenario for page to be dynamically generated and for load balancers to purge their cache to catch up with the humans. (frequent occurrence with transcode stats, for example) --dsprc (talk) 13:33, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

removed images from FSG12's edited version of The European Master's in Translation (EMT)Edit


My account name is "FSG12"

I do not understand why my page has reverted to the previous version, after I edited it, and added two images. The images had been taken out, and then the page reverted to the old (outdated) version.l The images (wheel of competencies and EMT Logo are owned by the European Commission, and I ststed that when I uploaded them to Commons. I work for the European Commission and it is part of my job to update the EMT page. Can you please explain how I can get the new text plus the images accepted?

Thank you very much — Preceding unsigned comment added by FSG12 (talk • contribs)

The images that you uploaded were deleted as copyright violations. While you may be working for the European Commission, you may not have the authority to release images under necessary licenses. If you do have such an authority you should contact Commons:OTRS. Ruslik (talk) 14:40, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Bulgarian "Wiki Loves Monuments" questionEdit

Здравейте, качих снимки в няколко категории в конкурса Уики обича паметниците 2016: Враца и София-град. Качих и няколко снимки с предложение за добавяне на още забележителности към списъка. Искам да попитам защо при отварянето на страницата с категориите снимките ми не се виждат? И двата района стоят с качени 0 на брой снимки. Благодаря предварително и очаквам отговора ви. — Preceding unsigned comment added by LILIAN VIVIAN1 (talk • contribs) 17:33, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Needs Help on Deletion Request of File:News-091516c.jpgEdit

Hi. I found that the image File:News-091516c.jpg may not apply to its license (PD-PRC-exempt). So I want to start a deletion request to discuss about it. But somehow I can't edit the file page. Could anyone help me to start the deletion request? --TechyanTalk) 11:41, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

Please use this[2].--Outlookxp (talk) 14:22, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

I've nominated for deletion and pinged Techyan to expand on his remark there. - Jmabel ! talk 15:32, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

Photos have camera location, but do not show on OpenStreetMap.Edit

I took photos with my iPhone and unloaded to Wikimedia Commons. These pictures all have camera location, but some do not show on OpenStreetMap(eg.[3]to[4]), and others could do(eg.[5] to[6]). Do anyone know why? Thank you.--Outlookxp (talk) 14:17, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

Maybe it just takes some time for the software to process new uploads. For me, both maps are showing a red cross so I guess it is now working.This, however, is very to hard to spot because it is "buried" under a Wikimedia Commons symbol, but if you zoom in on the location you'll also see the marker. De728631 (talk) 01:49, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

Upload new version of fileEdit

When I tried to upload new version of my file, but now with changed format (old one .jpg to be overwritten with new one of .png format), I get Upload Warning: File extension ".jpg" does not match the detected MIME type of the file (image/png). Is this even possible (to overwrite .jpg with .png) or I need to make entirely new upload ?--Santasa99 (talk) 17:34, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

@Santasa99: You can't upload a png as jpg. You have to convert the file first. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:35, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

@Steinsplitter: Wait please, wait - I want this file to be .png format, it was my mistake to upload .jpg in the first place. What to do.--Santasa99 (talk) 17:38, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

@Santasa99: You can't overwrite a .png with .jpg. You may upload it under a new filename. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:56, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

OK, thanks--Santasa99 (talk) 18:03, 20 September 2016 (UTC)


Hi I wish to delete my photo and account.How do I do it please ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shepherddigs (talk • contribs) 19:28, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

@Shepherddigs: Since you only just uploaded File:P1390834A.jpg, I've gone ahead and deleted it for you. For your reference, you can file a deletion request at COM:DR. -mattbuck (Talk) 20:47, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
  • @Shepherddigs:, you cannot delete your account, you can just stop using it if you wish. Wikicology (talk) 21:37, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Adding logo of a company along with a screenshot - copyrightedEdit

  1. What licensing tags do I need to use to add a logo of a company based in US (copyrighted)? The image was uploaded here;
  2. What licensing tags do I need to use to add a screenshot of a copyright protected software? The image was uploaded here;

I updated the copyright tags on both images after getting a notification, are the new tags correct, if not, what do I need to add? — Preceding unsigned comment added by ProcessModel (talk • contribs) 12:36, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

  • I'm pretty certain the latter is well above threshold for copyright (way too complex for "simple geometric specs or text); the former is near the borderline (those shapes aren't so simple). You've done this right, in terms of your apparent intent, but I'm inclined to think you are wrong about the copyright status of the images. - Jmabel ! talk 18:00, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Thank you for your reply. I have been looking into how other commercial softwares like Photoshop, Windows, etc have their screenshots added to wikimedia. I try to replicate the tags they have added and all it does is mark the image for speedy deletion. I have the required permissions from the software publisher to use the images in the wikipedia article. Can you, or anyone else provide help on how I should be marking the images? --ProcessModel (talk) 19:19, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
    • Permission to use in a Wikipedia article is not sufficient for Commons; we'd need permission for derivatives, for Commercial re-use, etc., as explained in COM:SCOPE, and for something like this we'd need the copyright-holder to send that permission as explained at COM:OTRS. But for Wikipedia, there may be an easier solution. Different language Wikipedias have different policies on using non-free images. If you wanted to use it in the English-language Wikipedia, and it is relevant to an article there, it might be acceptable to upload directly to the English-language Wikipedia rather than to Commons. You would use en:Template:Non-free use rationale in place of the "Information" template. For other languages, you'd have to check their policies one-by-one for whether they allow this (e.g. German does not). - Jmabel ! talk 19:31, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
    • I have just updated the copyright tags on the screenshot image. Can you please check both to see if they make sense and can stay on Wikimedia? I tried uploading directly to English wikipedia and it asks me that "I attest that I own the copyright on this file, and agree to irrevocably release this file to Wikimedia Commons under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 license". So I can not use that. If the new tags that I added are still not acceptable, I will start reading on en:Template:Non-free use rationale to see how else I can use them. Thank you for all your help so far. --ProcessModel (talk) 19:53, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
      • I don't think we can accept the condition that they be notified of all uses. Also, any licensing permissions from someone other than the uploader need either to be posted verifiably at the site of the rights-holder or need to come through COM:OTRS. I think en-wiki non-free use is a better bet for you here. - Jmabel ! talk 00:05, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Monuments EntryEdit


I uploaded a photo of the structure entered into the Monuments contest but it does not seem to appear and I cannot get it to upload on screen. Did I do something wrong or is the photo not useable? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mardicole (talk • contribs) 12:54, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

  • There is no way to know on that generic a description of what happened. At least some of your uploads have come through fine. See Special:Contributions/Mardicole. - Jmabel ! talk 18:03, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Seabreeze ChurchEdit

How do I delete the older revisions I made to this file and only show the current ones? Had trouble uploading a .tif file for the first one. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mardicole (talk • contribs) 13:39, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

  • We don't normally delete older versions: we keep the full history of what has happened. A "deletion" is really just hiding from normal users (admins can still see it), doesn't save any disk space.
  • In general, TIFFs, while allowed, are not a preferred format. - Jmabel ! talk 18:05, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Cherche tuteur/tutrice pour m'aider à finaliser une contribution importante sur une école française menacée de disparaître en IndeEdit


Je vis en Inde et mes enfants vont dans l'unique école française de la capitale du Tamil Nadu, Chennai ( Cette école est un outil formidable d'intégration à la culture indienne tout en poursuivant le cursus de l'éducation nationale. Une école unique mais qui manque cruellement de visibilité car très peu de moyens furent utilisés pour la faire connaître.

J'ai entrepris avec l'accord de la directrice de l'école, de développer la communication autour de l'école en créant le site web de l'école, nouveau logo, identité visuelle et films institutionnels. J'ai remarqué que l'école a une petite page wiki créée par la partie indienne de l'école qui elle, est une institution (10ème meilleure école d'Inde en 2016). Mais le contenu est très réduit et la version française n'existe pas alors que c'est en France que sont les familles qui doivent connaître son existence avant de s'expatrier en Inde.

J'ai essayé de créer la page française, mais je suis bloquée par la masse de paramètres et de codes qu'il faut maîtriser. Est-ce que quelqu'un pourrait m'aider dans cette contribution ? Voici en résumé ce que je dois réussir :

- compléter la page anglaise existante de "L'école Franco-Indienne Sishya" - créer la page française (actuellement dans mon brouillon) la mettre en forme (ajouter la fiche template école avec logo, photo brochure... déjà importé dans wikimedia mais menacé de suppression car je ne maîtrise pas les paramètres de licence) - lier la page française à l'anglaise

Je vous remercie mille fois pour votre aide,


Références :École_Franco-Indienne_Sishya — Preceding unsigned comment added by Verunka Ondrackova (talk • contribs) 06:57, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
  • I'm not sure why you are asking this here on Wikimedia Commons. Although Wikimedia Commons, the English-language Wikipedia, and the French-language Wikipedia are all Wikimedia Foundation projects, they are basically separately run. I might have missed something (French is about my 7th-best language) but you don't seem to be asking for anything pertinent to this site. If you are, could you please repeat the particular point with which you want help here? - Jmabel ! talk 15:08, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Of course if a French-speaker sees something relevant here that I've missed, please help this user! - Jmabel ! talk 15:08, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Question about the PD-Art tagEdit

I have a question about PD-Art tag. I have read Commons:Licensing and Commons:When to use the PD-Art tag and I am still not sure whether or not it is Ok to use the PD-Art tag in the specific case I am interested in. Namely, I would like to upload a small picture of Louis Barnett Abrahams taken from a June 27, 1905 edition of the British newspaper "The Sphere", see here[7], on page 282 at the top, the portrait in the middle. The picture itself is a photo of a portrait drawn by Solomon J. Solomon. The name of the person who took the photo is not specified. Since the newspaper was published in the U.K., and the portrait itself was drawn there as well, and this happened before January 1, 1923, my impression is that if I cut out the photo of the portrait, e.g. like this[8], the resulting image would be considered to be in public domain in the U.S. However, I am still not sure if I am allowed to upload such an image to Commons with the PD-Art tag. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks, Nsk92 (talk) 02:43, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

  • 1923 is relevant only for the U.S.
  • A faithful photograph of a 2-dimensional public domain work is still public domain. If the original is in the public domain, then so is the photograph. - Jmabel ! talk 15:55, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, but I am not sure how that resolves my problem. My impression is that the image in question is definitely in public domain in the U.S., but may or may not be in public domain in its country of origin, the U.K. The reason for the latter is that under the U.K. law the copyright protection expires 70 years after the author's death. In this case that would mean that in the U.K. the image is in public domain if the author died prior to 1946. The portrait was drawn in 1905, and we have no information on when the author died. He could have died before 1946 or after 1946. Regardless, because the portrait was produced before 1923, my understanding is that the photo is considered to be in public domain in the U.S. So I am still unclear on what the bottom line conclusion is regarding the possible usage of he PD-Art tag in this case. Nsk92 (talk) 19:03, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
You mentioned the author. If he's him, he died in 1927. On Commons, some users would use {{PD-Art-two|PD-old-90|PD-1923}}. Depends if you are ok with it. -- Asclepias (talk) 20:11, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
Yes, it is indeed him. I did not realize this fact until another editor at Wikipedia pointed this out. The caption in the newspaper identifies the painter of the portrait as Solomon J. Solomon, R.A.. The postnomials R.A. mean member of the Royal Academy of Arts, and there was only one Solomon J. Solomon who was a member of the academy at the time, so I think that definitively identifies him as the painter of the portrait. Before I figured this out, I have already uploaded the image to en-wiki, because I was certain that the image is in public domain in the U.S. but not certain if it is in the public domain in the U.K. Nsk92 (talk) 00:02, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

See also: Wikipedia:Media copyright questions#Question about adding a U.K. source image. -- Asclepias (talk) 01:13, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

Cannot upload photo for Wiki Loves Monument Thailand 2016Edit

Cannot upload photo for Wiki Loves Monument Thailand 2016 Upload failed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Toey19863 (talk • contribs) 06:35, 23 September 2016‎ (UTC)

That's unfortunate. Unfortunately, you haven't provided any information that would enable anyone to help you, such as what went wrong in what step of the process or any error messages that you received. LX (talk, contribs) 14:03, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

For helpEdit


We want to put information about our company in Wikipedia. We tried to do this and got the massage:

,,This user is currently blocked. The latest block log entry is provided below for reference:

18:50, 2016 August 3 Homo ergaster (talk | contribs) blocked UAB Vykom (talk | contribs) with an expiration time of indefinite (account creation disabled, cannot edit own talk page) (Tik reklamai sukurta paskyra)."

What have we done wrong?

Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by UAB Vykom (talk • contribs) 12:32, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

Hello, This is the help desk page for Commons, the media website. Your question is not about Commons. It is apparently about lt.wikipedia, the encyclopedia. You should consult the policies on lt.wikipedia and try to contact someone from lt.wikipedia if you need explanations about something there. All we know here is what you see in the comment you quoted above: the administrator on lt.wikipedia considered that your account was only for publicity. -- Asclepias (talk) 14:04, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
You tried to add information about a company which does not appear to be relevant for inclusion in an encyclopedia and for which you have a paid conflict of interest. As far as I know, that's not allowed on any language edition of Wikipedia. You may wish to read Commons:Guidance for paid editors.
As already noted, you're also on the wrong web site. If you look at the address bar of your browser (a good habit to get into if you want to avoid falling victim to phishing), you'll notice that you are on Wikimedia Commons, not Wikipedia. If you have further questions about the specifics about why you were blocked on some other site, I suggest you ask at that site. LX (talk, contribs) 14:22, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
I believe he posted here because if you can't post on the Wikipedia in question (cannot edit own talk page), Wikimedia Commons might seem to be a logical place to complain.--Prosfilaes (talk) 01:50, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
meta: or e-mailing the blocking administrator would be more logical in that case. LX (talk, contribs) 08:02, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

really weird problem (File:Keep Calm Record.jpg)Edit

Im having problems using the file File:Keep Calm Record.jpg in a page. I put it in Semana_i_Fall_2016_Wiki_Grabacíon_(traditional_music), a page for an event next week and it appears, but if I try to make the image smaller, all I get is white. See [9] It is too big like this, but it needs to be seen. Suggestions? Ive never run into this before.AlejandroLinaresGarcia (talk) 17:33, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

It's a CMYK JPEG, which isn't very well supported by the server software. It should work fine when you convert it to RGB. --rimshottalk 18:50, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
thanks!--AlejandroLinaresGarcia (talk) 21:11, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

Upload to Wikimedia CommonsEdit

With the username "schatzim", I uploaded the photos of historic place # 74000677. It asked me to confirm my email address and then went wonky. I'm not sure that the uploads were received. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Schatzim (talk • contribs) 18:54, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

It looks like your uploads succeeded: Special:ListFiles/Schatzim has several of them. Matma Rex (talk) 19:34, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
You can look at your logs to check if something is missing. -- Asclepias (talk) 19:56, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

Can't update imageEdit

Hi. I originally loaded the image File:Newport IW Quay.jpg to English Wikipedia. It was transferred here by someone else. Now I want to load a new version (change the colour balance slightly as the original is a bit green). However, at the page File:Newport IW Quay.jpg I see the message "You cannot overwrite this file". Why can I not overwrite it? Mypix (talk) 17:54, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

  • Probably because you have no prior contributions on Commons. There's a minimum threshold of edits for overwriting files, but I don't know the details. There may be some way an admin can override that in this case, you should probably ask at Commons:Administrators' noticeboard. - Jmabel ! talk 02:24, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Is that free?Edit


I have the opportunity to upload the following files but I don't know if I can:

  • Photo a painting exhibition - paintings can be seen but the photo mainly depicts the exhibition
  • Page from a movie's original scenario (text cannot really be read)
  • Two planning documents of a movie set
  • Cards from a TV presenter with text on a side and logo of the show on the other side

Can those be free pictures?

Thanks for your help, FR (talk) 20:30, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

  • That's a lot of different questions! Several of these are marginal calls, so don't upload them if you will be offended about your wasted time if they get deleted. If that's no problem, I'd suggest that you link the uploads here so someone can follow up and make judgments based on something more concrete.
    1. For the exhibition: if any of the paintings are copyrighted and are legible, you might consider covering them with a Gaussian blur. It's hard to say something general without seeing the image, because there is no way for me to know how legible any one painting might be. See File:Georgetown Rainier malt house interior 03 - blurred.jpg for an example where I did this: click through and you'll see that they are quite blurred.
    2. If the text is not legible, I'm guessing there would be no problem, but again, it could be otherwise.
    3. Unless you are the author of the planning documents, that's probably not your prerogative. They'd be inherently copyrighted.
    4. I'd guess not OK, but hard to say without seeing it. Is the logo just text and simple geometric shapes? If so, it would not be eligible for copyright (although thresholds vary in different countries, and you didn't say what country). If the text is just name, address, etc. then it's not copyrightable, but if there is, say, a few sentences of slogan, it might be.
  • I hope that helps. - Jmabel ! talk 02:44, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
That really helps, thanks :) FR (talk) 13:22, 25 September 2016 (UTC)


How do you ask someone who took a picture that you can use their photo for Wikimedia Commons? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bryson483 (talk • contribs) 23:28, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

  • Pretty much the same way you ask for anything else. Do you know the person? If not, do you have a common language? Are they a professional photographer? Do they probably know what Commons is? Do they have any history of free-licensing photos? Is the photo already online in digital form? Is there exactly one photo you want to use, or are you looking to make a broader arrangement? Without answers to questions like that it would be pretty hard to give you at all a detailed answer, but there is one thing for certain: you'll need to have them give permisssion as explained at COM:OTRS. Just your word for having permission won't be enough for you to upload here. - Jmabel ! talk 02:33, 25 September 2016 (UTC)


hi I have more photos may i add it through this way — Preceding unsigned comment added by Noushadk750 (talk • contribs) 04:53, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

  • That is way too general for me to answer. Please see COM:SCOPE. - Jmabel ! talk 14:55, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Problem uploadingEdit

Hi, I've been trying to upload 2 images of amanita manginiana. These were quickly reverted saying those were unconstructive edits, though I gave the author (Rodham E. Tulloss) date (2016, website doesn't give exact date) source ( and the website also has a CC commons license mark on the heading. I need help since I'll use these for the Wikipedia article I'm trying to do. Democratics (talk) 05:56, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Okay, I've managed to upload the first one but the 2nd still can't. Just some quick update. Democratics (talk) 06:00, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Okay, problem fixed. Turns out my descriptions weren't fit. (Please relocate this topic to the archive) Democratics (talk) 06:03, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Why you nominated my work for deletion ? please can you specify — Preceding unsigned comment added by Taanish Kumaar (talk • contribs) 08:16, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Uploading photosEdit

Hi. I have two photos of an MP I want to upload. The MP has emailed them to me - and granted full and free permission to use them on Wikipedia under a free licence. ( Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License??) I have the email ready and willing to send off to the OTRS people for confirmation. Am I alright to upload? Myosotis Scorpioides

  • (The following presumes that the MP is indeed the copyright holder. As the subject of the photo he/she may not be: usually copyright resides with the photographer.) Forward the email to COM:OTRS. They prefer to get them directly, but I presume that if the original email address is visible in the forward, that should suffice. You might want to cc the original address so they know it's legit. Then when you upload, remember to add {{OTRS pending}} so that someone looking at the file page can see what's going on. - Jmabel ! talk 14:58, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Is there a Wikimedia commons sandbox?Edit

Is there a workspace on Commons that I can use to try positioing and sizing of my images before I commit them to a gallery? MEADOWS1946 (talk) 19:12, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

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