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book reviewsEdit

How can add a subjects work, book entry web link to 'references' ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kwaizzz (talk • contribs) 00:29, 31 July 2020 (UTC)

  • I can't think of anything like that on Commons. Are you sure you are on the correct web site? Might this question be intended for Wikipedia in some language? If you really mean this for Commons, can you indicate the page where this comes up as an issue? - Jmabel ! talk 01:19, 31 July 2020 (UTC)
@Kwaizzz: Hi, and welcome. This is not English Wikipedia, but anyway please see en:WP:REFB and en:Template:Cite book.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 11:45, 2 August 2020 (UTC)


I went when my fans search my songs — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hitman Bishop (talk • contribs) 16:37, 31 July 2020 (UTC)

No clue what you mean. --Ganímedes (talk) 20:33, 31 July 2020 (UTC)
@Ganímedes: The poster appears to be indistinguishable from a musical artist spammer.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 11:29, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

Movie postersEdit

How to upload movie posters found on IMDb or uploaded on social media platforms from official accounts like Twitter, Facebook. e.g 1 Siraj1989 (talk) 15:59, 1 August 2020 (UTC)

  • @Siraj1989: You cannot. They will be copyrighted and not free-licensed. There are some exceptions for very old things, which will vary by country, etc., but none of these will apply to anything from the last 50 years or so. If there is something older than that you want to deal with, come back with the specifics (name of film; country; date; ideally a link to where you found it) and someone here can help you work out the copyright status. - Jmabel ! talk 16:30, 1 August 2020 (UTC)
@Siraj1989: That external link you used points to en:File:Betaal logo.jpg, which was uploaded to English Wikipedia for Fair Use subject to en:WP:F. We do not accept Fair Use files here on Wikimedia Commons.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 16:44, 1 August 2020 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: Thank you so much for your response. I have seen many pages on Wikipedia where posters from IMDb and social media pages have been used and uploaded by someone who does not have the copyright or not the copyright holder. Please see this one film poster. Siraj1989 (talk) 15:22, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
@Siraj1989: As with the prior example, that is the English-language Wikipedia, not Commons. Yes, in some circumstances you can upload non-free media on the English-language Wikipedia, but Commons (where you asked this question) is not the English-language Wikipedia. - Jmabel ! talk 15:45, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

Не можу зайти на свою сторінку,з авторськми роботамиEdit

Доброго дня !Я є автором багатьох фото "Вікі любить землю-"Дібрівський ліс","Мокроялинський","Новопавлівський ліс".Заказник "Вершинв"....Скільки вкладено труда,сил..І чому тепер я не можу зайти насіою сторінку і підтвердити своє ж Авторство???Пише сторінки не існує...Як це???? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ярослава Шелест-Тиха (talk • contribs) 09:51, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

I can't go to my page with the author's works
Good afternoon! I am the author of many photos "Vicky loves the land" - "Dibrivsky forest", "Mokroyalinsky", "Novopavlovsky forest". page and confirm your own Authorship ??? Writes page does not exist ... How is it ????
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 11:09, 2 August 2020 (UTC)
@Ярослава Шелест-Тиха: Привіт, і ласкаво просимо. Ви завантажили 20 фото в Special:ListFiles/Ярослава Шелест-Тиха. Яку сторінку ви шукаєте?
Hi, and welcome. You have 20 uploaded photos at Special:ListFiles/Ярослава Шелест-Тиха. What page are you looking for?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 11:09, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

New CategoryEdit

I am not sure I really understand the category system, but I would imagine that an artist would need a category, right?

I have just added the name of the artist to two files (1, 2), but there does not seem to be a category "Hilko Schomerus" yet. Can someone help with that please?

Thanks! -- 21:26, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

✓ Done I have created a page named Category:Hilko Schomerus and added the category name to the individual files. This is how categorizing works. De728631 (talk) 22:05, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

File:Mahdi gulaid.jpgEdit

According to this search return, Bing characterizes the above image as public domain. [1]. As such, should I be allowed to remove the deletion notice on the above file? Nalatrugareeysta (talk) 08:52, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

@Nalatrugareeysta: Search engines are not reliable sources of copyright information. In this case, if you click on the image in the Bing search results, the next page says "Image may be subject to copyright," and then the source page[2] says at the bottom "All Rights Reserved Copyright. © 1999-2020,". This suggests that Bing's characterisation is incorrect, so you shouldn't remove the notice. If for some reason you think Bing is right, you can convert the speedy deletion request into a full deletion request using the "Challenge speedy deletion" button. --bjh21 (talk) 12:37, 3 August 2020 (UTC)


How to get videos — Preceding unsigned comment added by Neema muema (talk • contribs) 10:28, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

@Neema muema: Hi, and welcome. Please see Category:Videos.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:12, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

we need show my imagesEdit


i have uploaded in my images but wikipedia is not showing why? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Devaraju king of kings S (talk • contribs) 10:46, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

@Devaraju king of kings S: sorry to say, image you have uploaded doesn't fall under commons educational scope. Please check Project scope for more information.--IM3847 (talk) 11:08, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

I need help renaming a fileEdit

Hello Admin,

Please help me rename this file
File:Victor Oladokun and Kathy Edwards presenting CBN World News.jpg
Victor Oladokun and Kathy Edwards presenting the CBN World News
to Victor Oladokun and Kathy Edwards presenting CBN World News

Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rubbyfem (talk • contribs) 11:14, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

@Rubbyfem:Your file is named in your desired file name. And please deal with your file's source and permission problem properly, in accordance to the notices given, regards.廣九直通車 (talk) 14:06, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

I want to rename a fileEdit

Dear Admin,

Kindly help with renaming this file
Victor Oladokun Speaking the 2019 Korea Drone Show in Busan
to Oladokun speaking at the 2019 Korea Drone Show in Busan

Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rubbyfem (talk • contribs) 11:17, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

@Rubbyfem:Please deal with your file's source and permission problem properly in accordance to the notices given. We don't do file renaming to files that are nominated for deletion, regards.廣九直通車 (talk) 14:06, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

Question about selfiesEdit


I realize that selfies can also contain visual information that is useful. But sometimes the same guy gets tiresome and the photos don't add that much in my opinion. How tolerant is the Commons regarding these? e.g. this guy has turned up repeatedly in photos of Pakistan, almost always in categories where there are plenty of good photos, in this case Category:Derawar Fort

What is the view here about these selfies? Thanks, Krok6kola (talk) 16:37, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

  • In my personal opinion? These look a lot like fairly low quality unused personal photos by a non-contributor (uploaded by a bot). But since there may be some arguable scope here (though doubtful IMO), it may be the safer bet to open a DR. GMG talk 16:43, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
Hello, Useless selfies can be deleted with a deletion request. If there are many files from the same source, they can be grouped in one deletion request. -- Asclepias (talk) 16:47, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. I guess I'll think about collecting a list of them. He usually uses "Haddid" or "Haddid Uddin". If I knew how to do a good search, I could just round them up! Krok6kola (talk) 17:56, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
(Courtesy ping for User:Shizhao who runs the bot in question. GMG talk 18:28, 3 August 2020 (UTC))

Other user credited my work as his ownEdit

Hi, I really don't use Commons very often so I don't know what to do. User Locky74 has created this image: File:Distribution of seats in 10th assembly in Croatian Parliament.png when in fact it is a derivative work of my own: File:Sabor 2020 elections seats.png Can someone please remove the file added by user Locky74? Or what should be done? Thanks in advance --Tuvixer (talk) 19:54, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

All acceptable licenses on Commons allow derivative works, so what User:Locky74 did is quite okay and there is no need to remove any file. The only thing missing is attribution of the original file and author, which can be easily added. --rimshottalk 21:13, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

Speedy delete after deletion nominationEdit

I recently put File:Nicholas Latifi.jpg up for deletion nomination, however now reading again through the speedy deletion criteria it probably meets F1, can you nominate it for speedy deletion after a regular nomination has taken place? FozzieHey (talk) 00:20, 4 August 2020 (UTC)

@FozzieHey: Hi, and welcome. Yes, someone did that, and the file was deleted by Jmabel (Copyright violation; see Commons:Licensing (F1): Obvious copyvio, no need to let DR play out.), thanks for asking.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 16:03, 4 August 2020 (UTC)

آپلود عکسEdit

چگونه میتوانم عکسی را در ویکی پدیا آپلود کنم که کسی تا به حال نکرده؟ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zahra1382 (talk • contribs) 12:25, 4 August 2020 (UTC)

@Zahra1382: یکی از ساده‌ترین راه‌هایش از طریق Special:UploadWizard (جادوگر بارگذاری) است. زمانی که وارد این صفحه شوید، راهنمایی نمایش داده می‌شود که توصیه می‌کنم حتماً آن را مطالعه کنید. به‌طور کلی، لطفاً توجه کنید که اگر قصد بارگذاری تصویر را در انبار دارید، ابتدا باید مطمئن شوید که تصویر موردنظر شما، آزاد است (مثلاً اگر تصویر، کار خودتان است، می‌توانید آن را تحت یک پروانه آزاد منتشر کنید). اگر قصد بارگذاری پوستر یک فیلم یا جلد آلبوم و موارد مشابه را دارید، باید آن‌ها را در خود ویکی‌پدیا بارگذاری کنید. اگر تصویر را در جای بی‌نام‌ونشانی در اینترنت پیدا کرده‌اید (مثلاً با جست‌وجو در گوگل)، اغلب اوقات نباید آن را بارگذاری کرد. Ahmadtalk 12:50, 4 August 2020 (UTC)

Images: Forgot to delete EXIF data before uploadingEdit

I uploaded a few images but forgot to delete the EXIF Copyright field, now they are tagged for speedy deletion, what do I do? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vestlenning (talk • contribs) 15:16, 4 August 2020 (UTC)

Example: File:Weihrauch diopter sight.jpg

Vestlenning (talk) 15:44, 4 August 2020 (UTC)

@Vestlenning: Hi, and welcome. Are you known as joro or jorokam? How did those names get into the EXIF metadata of those files? See also COM:HR. Pinging @Herbythyme as nominator.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 16:13, 4 August 2020 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: Hi, "joro" and "jorokam" are tags from my wife's camera, they should have been deleted before upload. Vestlenning (talk) 16:26, 4 August 2020 (UTC)
Fair enough and feel free to remove tags (& talk page postings). Not got time now but maybe Jeff will do it. Apologies but we are just protecting the copyright holder. Thanks --Herby talk thyme 16:37, 4 August 2020 (UTC)
@Vestlenning: Did she take those photos? How long does it generally take you to remove those tags from one of those existing photos? How long does it generally take for you to remove those settings from her camera (or change to using "Vestlenning")? How often do you borrow her camera? When you do, how many photos do you generally take in one borrowing session that you consider worthy of uploading here?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 16:42, 4 August 2020 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: We both use her camera, I'm not sure who took these photos. What if I remove the EXIF tags and upload new versions of the images? Vestlenning (talk) 16:51, 4 August 2020 (UTC)
@Herbythyme: Cheers! What if I remove the EXIF tags and upload new versions of the images? Vestlenning (talk) 17:55, 4 August 2020 (UTC)
Fine with me. If you are after privacy then we can delete the originals? Message me directly on my talk page if you need my help. Thanks --Herby talk thyme 07:23, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

How to upload a book?Edit

Hello. I found a scan of 1903 book about Leo Tolstoy: It's about 100 pages (JPEG, 3000x4000px each). There are tons of rare pictures of Tolstoy there. What is the best way to upload it on Wikimedia Commons? Алексей Скрипник (talk) 17:39, 4 August 2020 (UTC)



Is this your email

I received an email from this address about an image that I took. I haven’t replied as I didn’t want to go into a link and then get a virus.

Thanks —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 08:12, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

Hi, See Help:Email notification. -- Asclepias (talk) 13:45, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
And there is no way that replying to email gives you a virus. - Jmabel ! talk 16:54, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

The categories in this photo are being strangeEdit


I have a photo that I was trying to put into a new subcategory I made and it keeps being automatically placed into another one. If this doesn't make much since go to File:Florida - Fernandian - NARA - 23936611.jpg and you'll see what I mean.

Skim127 —Preceding comment was added at 17:28, 5 Aug 2020 (UTC)

@Skim127: Hi, and welcome. It works for me, please see COM:FAQ#PURGE.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 17:41, 5 August 2020 (UTC)


Having trouble downloading images. Click download and full resolution and nothing happens. Please let me know what I'm doing wrong.

Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Clem1822 (talk • contribs) 21:40, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

  • Not a clue. If you just click on the image, that also brings up a full-res image and you should be able to save that the same way (via right-click menu) you save any image file, so that should be a workaround. - Jmabel ! talk 03:09, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

Photo DeletedEdit

Hi there,

I recently uploaded a photo that I own and it was taken down. Can you please advise why it was taken down and what I can do to get it back up?

Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by ACooper1027 (talk • contribs) 22:06, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

@ACooper1027: Hi, According to your comment on the page User talk:Didym, you obtained the photo from Getty. Getty allow only limited rights to use the photo as described in the contract you passed with them. They do not give rights to relicense photos under free licenses. -- Asclepias (talk) 22:49, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
@Asclepias: Hi, Thank you for your response. The photo that was on the page originally was from Getty, so I'm a bit confused. Is there a way for me to reupload not under free licenses? ACooper1027 (talk) 23:30, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
Good observation. The photo "File:Billy Eichner May 2014.jpg" was specially taken for Yahoo News. So, it can be assumed that Yahoo News fully and exclusively own all the rights to it and they can license it any way they want, including under a free license, as they did. (For more discussions about similar cases, you can see this page.) The file you uploaded "File:BE Headshot.jpg" I suppose was not specially taken for you exclusively and you only acquired a limited non-exclusive right to use it. -- Asclepias (talk) 23:55, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

Convenience links: File:Billy Eichner May 2014.jpg, File:BE Headshot.jpg. - Jmabel ! talk 03:14, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Georg Vollerthun.pngEdit

I am the uploader of the file in question, so I want to ask, which license I shoud add. The picture is a screeshot from a digitalised version of a music journal from 1921.

The picture shows the German composer Georg Vollerthun (1876-1945). Source: Neue Musik-Zeitung 42 (1921), p. 252. (Nr. 16: 15. 8. 1921) Link to the Source: There is no photographer mentioned in the source

--Adrian L. (talk) 23:00, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

  • @Adrian L.: Perhaps I'm confused. You are the uploader. You are supposed to upload only images that are in the public domain or appropriately free-licensed. I see no basis to believe this to be free-licensed. On what basis are you saying it is in the public domain? If the photo is from 1921, let's imagine that the photographer was 40 years old (hardly the youngest reasonable age); he/she could easily have lived until the 1960s, far less than 70 years ago (the relevant time after death in German copyright law, as far as I know). Am I missing something? - Jmabel ! talk 03:22, 6 August 2020 (UTC)


Hello my Account user name is Tinqo nr

I would like my account to be blocked. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tinqo nr (talk • contribs) 03:45, 6 August 2020 (UTC) comment initially ended here, the rest was a later addition. (1). I want to block my account because I have confused myself on that I have log in to Wikipedia but instead I made an account here.(2).I took a screenshot of their IG account

  • There is no User:Tinqo me. You are User:Tinqo nr.
  • It is very unusual for someone to request that their own account be blocked. Would you mind explaining (1) why you want your account blocked and (2) for how long?

•well about the pictures.... I have screenshot them .... Does that not mean it is mine.... and you can delete them — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tinqo nr (talk • contribs) 21:18, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

  • You have two uploads here, both claimed as your own work. Both are reasonably high quality but low-resolution, and marked as your own work, which seems unlikely to me. So while we are communicating: are these really your own work, or should they be deleted? - Jmabel ! talk 06:30, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
    • @Tinqo nr: Since account unification, all accounts on Wikipedia (in any language) are also accounts here and on all other Wikimedia Foundation sites. There is no reason to block you on one particular site, unless your conduct is bad.
    • You did not answer my question about your two uploads. - Jmabel ! talk 15:49, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

Simple drawing to illustrate a building shape, based on the architect's drawingEdit

I have created a very simple outline drawing of a building's floorplan, to illustrate the shape of the building which is otherwise difficult to describe. The original architect's drawing (obviously much more detailed and complicated) is from the 1970s, so about 40-50 years old in case that matters. Is it okay for me to upload my drawing, or does it violate some copyright or policy because it's based on somebody else's work?

PS: The drawing is available on the architect's (or rather his estate's, as he's long since dead) website. I don't suppose there's any way that image could be either used (as in, uploaded and then linked to an article), under any circumstances? Thanks, -- DoubleGrazing (talk) 14:44, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

  • @DoubleGrazing: Certainly the original drawing is still copyrighted. As for whether your derivative work is above the threshold for copyright, it's hard to say, especially without seeing it. I'd say this question might be better asked at Commons:Village pump/Copyright where you will find more expertise about subtleties like the threshold of originality in various countries. - Jmabel ! talk 15:54, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
    • Thanks @Jmabel: I'll head on over to the village pump, in that case. I'm happy to upload the drawing for inspection, of course, but didn't want to do so in case it violates some rule. Thanks again, -- DoubleGrazing (talk) 16:10, 6 August 2020 (UTC)


I can not login to tje webtise — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sobayi (talk • contribs) 15:29, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

  • @Sobayi: Assuming you mean this website, Commons, you were already logged in when you made this remark! - Jmabel ! talk 15:51, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

Yeni birini eklemekEdit

Merhabalar internette fenomen birisi var adı Yiğit Alp Çakırtaş ve ben bu fenomeni eklediğimde bir hata mesajı alıyorum ve bu fenomenin hayatını yazamıyorum lütfen yardım edermisiniz — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alpmio (talk • contribs) 19:49, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

Adding a new one

Hello, there is a phenomenon on the internet called Yiğit Alp Çakırtaş

and when i add this phenomenon i get an error message and i can't write the life of this phenomenon please can you help me
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 04:44, 7 August 2020 (UTC)
@Alpmio: Merhaba, hoş geldiniz. Özet bozulmadan bırakılırken yeni bir kullanıcı olarak png ve daha küçük (<50KB veya <5MP) jpg görüntülerini çapraz wiki yüklemeye çalışarak Special:AbuseFilter/153 tetiklediğinizi bildirdiğim için üzgünüm. PNG resimlerinin bu tür yüklemelerine kesinlikle izin verilmez. Her görüntü için aşağıdakiler geçerlidir. Bunun sizin kendi işiniz olduğunu söylediniz. Genellikle birisi bir png veya daha küçük bir jpg resmi yüklediğinde, web'den alınan bir telif hakkı ihlalidir. Lütfen herhangi bir meta veri dahil olmak üzere tam boyutlu orijinalini yükleyin, ancak orijinal resim tasarımcısı veya fotoğrafçısı değilseniz, bu kişinin web sitesinde veya sosyal medyada lisanslaması veya OTRS/tr aracılığıyla bir size karbon kopyası. Ayrıca, herhangi bir png görüntüsü ölçeklendirildiğinde bulanık görünecektir (phab:T192744 'de tartışılan tasarım kararları nedeniyle) veya ölçeklendiğinde jaggy olacaktır, bu nedenle svg veya jpg sürümlerini de yüklemek isteyebilirsiniz. Özeti değiştirir veya bunun yerine Yükleme Sihirbazımız kullanırsanız, bu filtreden kaçınabilmeniz gerekir. Sayfalama Dr. Coal Vandalizm Önleme lütfen.
Hi, and welcome. I am sorry to inform you that you have triggered Special:AbuseFilter/153 by trying to cross-wiki upload png and smaller (<50KB or <5MP) jpg images as a new user while leaving the summary intact. Such uploads of png images are not allowed at all. The following applies to each image. You indicated it's your own work. Usually when someone uploads a png or smaller jpg image, it's a copyright violation taken from the web. Please upload the full-size original of it, including any metadata, but if you were not the original image designer or photographer, that person may need to license it on their website or social media or send permission via OTRS with a carbon copy to you. Also, any png image will look fuzzy when scaled down (due to design decisions discussed in phab:T192744) or jaggy when scaled up, so you may want to upload svg or jpg versions, too. If you change the summary or use our Upload Wizard instead, you should be able to avoid that filter. Paging Dr. Coal to Vandalism Prevention, please.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 04:44, 7 August 2020 (UTC)
Advised, thank you Jeff G. -- Dr. Coal (talk) 05:38, 7 August 2020 (UTC)
EN: Alpmio, your situation has nothing to do with Commons and the article you created (twice) on has been deleted on account of notability.
TR: Alpmio, durumunuzun Commons ile bir ilgisi yok ve Türkçe Vikipedi'de (iki kez) oluşturduğunuz madde kayda değerlik gerekçesiyle silindi.
Regards, Dr. Coal (talk) 06:13, 7 August 2020 (UTC)

Asking about prizesEdit

When will you give prize to peoples who uploaded photos of Rwanda natural beauty including its flora and fauna. I thing this is the right time to give prize because competition is over — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cyusa Abduljabal (talk • contribs) 23:47, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

@Cyusa Abduljabal, Umutambyi Gad: Hi, and welcome. Photos File:12--1920x1278.jpg and File:Visit-Rwanda-Volcano-1920x1280.jpg are two of 335 images in Category:Images from Wiki Loves Earth 2020 in Rwanda. It appears from Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2020 in Rwanda that the judging is not yet complete, and the prizes have not yet been awarded. Please be patient, all the judges are volunteers with limited time to devote to judging. While I have your attention, can you think of better filenames? Where were you in relation to the pictured mountain when you took each photo? I ask because you did not share the GPS coordinates. See also COM:HR.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 04:25, 7 August 2020 (UTC)

Licence reviewEdit

Hi, I've added the licence review template to File:Bebe Rexha 2020 Vogue Taiwan 01.png however I've only just woke up and cannot figure out what the problem is so could someone whon has much more knowledge with this template kindly fix whatever mistake I've made please, Many thanks, –Davey2010Talk 10:39, 7 August 2020 (UTC)

The issue was that your username and the time that the file was reviewed isn't there. --Minoraxtalk (formerly 大诺史) 12:22, 7 August 2020 (UTC)
Hi Minorax, Sorry should've said I'm not a licence reviewer, I just happened to come across the file via EN and saw it wasn't LR tagged and figured it needed to be done urgently as some YouTube uploaders upload videos under a CC licence and then either in a few days or a week change it to a copyright licence .... and if we have no proof of said file originally being under a CC licence then 9/10 it gets deleted,
This is why I don't edit before having a cuppa in the morning! :), Anyway many thanks for your help it's much appreciated :), –Davey2010Talk 14:19, 7 August 2020 (UTC)

How to delete my upload?Edit

Hello, I recently uploaded a file Alamgir profile.png (file) which I want to delete/remove now. How can I do that? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hammad.anwar (talk • contribs) 16:21, 7 August 2020 (UTC)

@Hammad.anwar: Hello, You can add the template {{Speedydelete}} at the top of the page of the file you want to delete. The file will then probably be deleted within a few days. -- Asclepias (talk) 16:43, 7 August 2020 (UTC)

Flickr image taken before 1925 marked as copyrightEdit

I found an image of the SS Graf Waldersee, a ship I am making an article on Wikipedia for. I decided I would upload it to commons so I could use it. The only problem is that it is marked as copyright, all rights reserved. However, it is impossible for it to be copyright, as the ship was dismantled in 1922, before the 1925 cutoff. The link to it is here: Would I still be able to upload it? --Ghinga7 (talk) 22:17, 7 August 2020 (UTC)

@Ghinga7: Hi, and welcome. The Flickr uploader was probably claiming rights they did not possess. Please see COM:CRT/Germany.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 06:51, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
I thought so. Would that mean I'd be able to upload it, Jeff G.? --Ghinga7 (talk) 17:30, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

How to mass import?Edit

I would like to mass import the Boynton Collection of Early Claremont, a collection of historical photographs of Pomona College. They were all taken prior to 1925, so they're all in the public domain, since they're in the collection they're presumably all significant enough that they would be useful here, and since they're maintained by a library I assume they likely have the proper metadata/structuring etc. that'd allow for import. But I've never done a mass import before, so I'm not sure how to go about requesting or doing it. Sdkb (talk) 05:04, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

@Sdkb: Hi, and welcome. Please see COM:BATCH.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 06:53, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

viki yeryüzünü seviyor fotoğraf yarışmasıEdit

     İyi günler
     Temmuz sonu yarışma sonucunun belli olacağını söylemiştiniz.Henüz bir açıklama yok.Bilgi vermenizi rica ediyorum.Saygılar —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 07:27, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
viki loves the earth photo contest

Have a nice day

You said that the results of the competition will be announced at the end of July. There is no explanation yet. I would like you to provide information.
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 08:46, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
Merhaba ve hoş geldiniz. Category:Images from Wiki Loves Earth 2020 in Turkey içinde 3.649 resim bulunmaktadır. Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2020 in Turkey/tr adresinden değerlendirmenin henüz tamamlanmadığı ve ödüllerin henüz verilmediği anlaşılıyor. Lütfen sabırlı olun, tüm jüri üyeleri değerlendirmeye ayırmak için sınırlı zamana sahip gönüllülerdir.
Hi, and welcome. There are 3,649 images in Category:Images from Wiki Loves Earth 2020 in Turkey. It appears from Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2020 in Turkey that the judging is not yet complete, and the prizes have not yet been awarded. Please be patient, all the jury members are volunteers with limited time to devote to judging.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 08:46, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

How can I suppress the flickering of 3D files?Edit

How can I suppress these flickering?

I have uploaded some 3D files, but some of them are very flickering. For example, look at the mammoth file on the right. The bone surface will blink strongly. This doesn't happen at other sites ([3], [4]) and at 3D softwares on my computer (Blender, MeshLab, Print 3D). How can I suppress these flickering? Thank you.--Was a bee (talk) 23:15, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

Identifying translations by beginner-level speakersEdit

I just discovered (and improved) a low quality translation by a user who claimed having only a beginner level knowlegde of the target language (see Translations:Template:Translate/i18n/4/de). How can I identify more candidates of possible low quality translations ? Is there some tool that can list translations of a particular language last edited by a user with a particular babel banner on his user page ? -- Juergen 10:14, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

  • Once you've found someone who has done this once, there is a fair chance they've done it a lot; look through their contributions.
  • By the way: I would say that "non-native" isn't necessarily a problem, and even small imperfections are not a disaster but, yes, it's really bad when someone tries to write in a language where they are not even coherent. - Jmabel ! talk 17:07, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
The user in question has thousands of edits, that's why I'm asking for a tool. The problem is not that he isn't a native speaker but he is truthfully displaying a beginner-level babel banner on his user page. I changed the section headline accordingly. -- Juergen 20:28, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
So do I understand you want a tool that would look through all edits by a particular person, return all pages on which they had added the template for some specified language (e.g. {{En}}, {{De}} and made at least some additional textual change at that time, and then give you an easy way to edit those pages? I doubt there is such a tool but perhaps someone could craft one. - Jmabel ! talk 03:21, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Suche einen Ansprechpartner für das Denkmalamt Essen, die ihre Fotos digitalisiern und unter einer freien Lizenz zur Verfügung stellen würden.Edit

Ich bin angesprochen worden ob es nicht die Möglichkeit gäbe, das Fotoarchiv des Denkmalamtes Essen nach der Digitalisierung unter einer Commos Lizenz hier zugänglich zu machen. Gibt es da Anspechpartner, die da bei einer Einführung unterstützen könnten. --Gmbo 2013 (talk) 11:38, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Brauchst Du eine deutsche Uebersetzung von Commons:Guide to batch uploading (Anleitung zum Hochladen als Stapelverarbeitung) ? -- Juergen 12:20, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
Deine Frage ist im deutschsprachgen Forum besser aufgehoben. Gruss --Nightflyer (talk) 14:13, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

How do I contact user Erisedstar30259Edit

I'm trying to reach Erisedstar30259 to ask him/her what app he or she uses to created the marvelous genealogical charts he or she has created on wiki, such as


Abd al-Haqq Godlas — Preceding unsigned comment added by Abdalhaqq99 (talk • contribs) 18:46, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

User:Erisedstar30259 doesn't seem to be active anymore: His newest contribution is 4 years old and he did not create a user page, so it's very unlikely he would read a message on his discussion page.
But Genealogy seems to be in the scope of Portal:Heraldry - you may want to ask on the talk page there for somebody who knows how to make such charts. -- Juergen 20:48, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Marcin Slezak.jpgEdit

Dear Sir or Madam, Please help me to accept the photo (Marcin slezak.jpg) placed on the Wikipedia website: Marcin Slezak. The photo was made for my (Marcin Ślęzak) order by a professional photographer Marcin Gorgolewski (I paid for it e few years ago) and it is generally available on the website (,pl,Foto-Wideo.html) as the first photo made available to the media and journalist. Please do not delete this photo and keep it published on the website. Yours sincerely, Marcin Ślęzak --StasiekXYZ (talk) 22:28, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

  • @StasiekXYZ: You removed the tag indicating that it wasn't properly licensed, and you specified a license, but you didn't really solve the problem. Presumably the photographer owns the copyright to the photo, but you say the photographer is unknown, so how can you possibly know that the owner of the copyright possibly have offered the license? - Jmabel ! talk 03:28, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

how to upload SVG to replace JPEG?Edit

I created an SVG "Piezo bending principle.svg". (I'm not the creator of the existing JPEG.) I would appreciate help with uploading and properly editing the page to use it. Honestly I didn't really have time to create this and really don't have time to research how this should be done, so I apologize for not searching help/archives to figure this all out.

The original isn't only a poor choice because it's a bitmap. It's also wrong. The author must have copied his plus and minus signs and forgot to flip them. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Contimuator (talk • contribs) 22:44, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

  • @Contimuator: File:Piezo bending principle.svg doesn't seem to have been uploaded. You don't say what file you mean by "the existing JPEG."
  • Under COM:OVERWRITE you don't really replace a file on Commons. You make your alternative available. Then you can go to the various Wikipedias (or other sister projects) where it is used, and you change what file is used.
  • We deliberately do not have an automated tool to replace a JPEG with an SVG. As it says at User:CommonsDelinker/commands, "To avoid drama, CommonsDelinker will ignore a command to replace an image if the new image is svg and the original is not." - Jmabel ! talk 03:33, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Walter Scott Tattersall Warsop United Football Club 1905-06.jpgEdit

Hi JuTa I am a novice for adding photographs and need your advice for this photograph. The image is a photograph of my grandfather which I received from my mother. The photograph was taken in 1905, which you can see as the ball that Walter is holding says 1905-6 on it. You can see the photograph is slightly damaged and there is nothing on the front or rear of it to say who the photographer was. From the links you sent me I cannot understand the copyright position of the photo so perhaps you can help me determine the copyright status of this photograph. Is a photo from 1905 still in copyright? If it is impossible to find the original copyright holder does that mean it can not be added to the Wiki? If the original copyright has expired does this mean that because I own the photo and have scanned the photo I have now become the copyright holder? If the latter is true then can I complete the upload by adding the {{PD-self}} tag?

Thanks for your help Paul --Paul Turner Keyworth (talk) 22:50, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Can someone help me upload all these photos? My progress crashed and I'm too lazy do to it again.Edit

I tried doing it but it crashed, and I lost all my caption progress. All public domain is the lisence. Sorry to be lazy --BlueCrabRedCrab (talk) 23:40, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

  • @BlueCrabRedCrab: What is the basis for saying these are public domain? I looked at the linked page and I don't see it. - Jmabel ! talk 03:39, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
Public domain is that I took them all myself, and I want to release them under public domain. BlueCrabRedCrab (talk) 12:25, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
@BlueCrabRedCrab: So you are the photographer? Is there (or can you add) somewhere on Google clearly tied to that account that indicates that you are the same person who has this Commons account, and that you release these photos under {{Cc-0}}? If not, it seems to me you have to go through the COM:OTRS process to establish that Google account is the same person as this Commons account. Otherwise, these are all likely to be deleted as apparent copyright violations (which would have been the case if you'd uploaded them yourself as well). - Jmabel ! talk 16:05, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
Yes, I took them all myself. I'm red signal Productions. And I only shared the link with my friends, who haven't uploaded anything to it. Plus, I just added to the title. Look at it again. BlueCrabRedCrab (talk) 17:40, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Susan Kent Official.jpgEdit

This is the official photo of a Minnesota State Legislator. What is usually the copyright status of these types of images?

--Blackforest92 (talk) 04:45, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

  • @Blackforest92: Inherently, they are copyrighted. Typically, unless the state in question has some policy about licensing them, that's the end of the story. - Jmabel ! talk 05:20, 10 August 2020 (UTC)


  WHAT IS THE EMAIL ADDRESS FOR GEN CQ BROWN ? —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 2003:6:41AA:D855:516E:3C1E:AB4D:B324 (talk) 10:35, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
What? --BlueCrabRedCrab (talk) 13:27, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
Definitly wrong here. — Speravir – 21:40, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Resolved
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 two days. --Speravir 21:40, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

remove/replace photoEdit

Hi - I'm trying to remove the photo from - the photo shows the old offices of NTF. I cannot find out how to simply remove it, and I've tried to replace it with bort the logo and a photo of the president, but I only get error messages?

Thank you for your help to update this page.

Kind regards Tonje Camacho Communication officer, Den norske tannlegeforening (NTF) —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 13:28, 10 August 2020‎ (UTC)

The way to remove the picture from no:Den norske tannlegeforening is to edit that article using one of the links at the top of that page. However, you should first read no:Wikipedia:Interessekonflikt since I expect it applies in your case. If you have problems with editing Norwegian Wikipedia, I'd suggest asking at no:Wikipedia:Torget or no:Wikipedia:Nybegynnerforum, where there are likely to be more people who habitually work on that project. --bjh21 (talk) 13:52, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

How do I upload an image of someone to their Wiki page?Edit

How do I upload an image of someone to their Wiki page if I do not own the image but wish to credit the source? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jonesandco902 (talk • contribs) 17:36, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Only the copyright holder may give a free license to the image, so you would have to contact them and ask whether they would be willing to do so. An example permission mail can be found at Commons:Email_templates. This would need to be sent to OTRS (as described on that page). Keep in mind that a free license by our definition allows the file to be used by anyone for any purpose, including changing the file. --rimshottalk 22:26, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
And keep in mind that sorting out the rights on an image that you didn't create is actually one of the harder things to do here, and if you haven't got a lot of experience here you may find it a bit daunting. - Jmabel ! talk 02:45, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding A. Grace Lee MimsEdit

Hello, I'm trying to upload a photograph of a deceased woman who was a radio personality. I contacted the radio station and the manager sent this - a personal photograph she took - along with her express permission to use it in the Wikipedia article. I have an email I can forward attesting to her permission. Could you please advise which is the correct licence selection to use? Thanks from a newbie.

--Isaksenk (talk) 18:24, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Only the copyright holder may give a free license to the image, so they have to choose which one they want to use, a permission for Wikipedia only is not enough. An example permission mail can be found at Commons:Email_templates. This would need to be sent to OTRS (as described on that page). Keep in mind that a free license by our definition allows the file to be used by anyone for any purpose, including changing the file. --rimshottalk 22:28, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
Necessarily, the first thing to do here is to work out who owns the copyright of the photo. - Jmabel ! talk 02:46, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

SVG file preview bugged.Edit

I made this file: for this page:

but in the preview there is only food, water visible at the bottom . Only when I click on the source svg file I can also see food, water, warmth, rest.

I don't know how to fix this {{Androidmarsexpress (talk) 07:56, 11 August 2020 (UTC))|19:27, 10 August 2020|Androidmarsexpress}}

EDIT: in the original image used on the page is a typo and it's not a svg file. {{Androidmarsexpress (talk) 07:56, 11 August 2020 (UTC))|19:31, 10 August 2020|Androidmarsexpress}}

EDIT2: formatted text to path, now it works. {{Androidmarsexpress (talk) 07:56, 11 August 2020 (UTC))|19:46, 10 August 2020|Androidmarsexpress}}

Photo editing tools?Edit

Are there any tools built into commons to do simple photo editing? I've got good tools on my desktop, but using them means I have to download, do my edits, and re-upload, which is a drag. For simple stuff like crop, rotate, adjust exposure, it would be a lot simpler to be able to do it right here. RoySmith (talk) 11:56, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

For the basics we have {{Rotate}} and Commons:CropTool. Not sure about exposure, but someone will know. Rodhullandemu (talk) 12:02, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
@RoySmith, Rodhullandemu: CropTool can also rotate in 90° increments, just swap the dimensions if rotating 90° or 270°.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 15:59, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
I don't believe we have anything for exposure. I suspect that would be tougher, though not impossible. - Jmabel ! talk 16:27, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Island House 1948 Postcard ImageEdit

Convenience link for anyone trying to follow this: this is about File:Island House, Laugharne postcard.jpg. - Jmabel ! talk 08:37, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

May I ask if you think there may be a fair use case for this postcard image? (temporarily uploaded to my account)

It is a copy of a postcard downloaded with permission from an Ancestry member's family tree profile gallery (no copyright claim) and is in turn a crop of an RAF aerial photo from 1948. The original RAF photo supplied via Laugharne History Society's FB page on request with no copyrght claim. A collection of similar aerial photos from this date is also currently made available via a variety of Creative Commons licences by Univ Cambridge Digital Library but this particular image is not listed - here is the class reference Laugharne Castle, Carmarthen (K-E19 Page: 1 Physical Location: Cambridge University Collection of Aerial Photography Classmark: K-E19 Subject(s): Aerial photography Date of Creation: 1948-07-26 Extent: 1 photograph Laugharne Castle, Carmarthen Horatius At The Bridge (talk) 13:21, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

I think if the original photo was taken by the RAF in 1948 and it hasn't been creatively edited since, {{PD-UKGov}} would do the job. It's a photograph taken by the UK Government before 1957-06-01, so its Crown copyright has expired. Commons doesn't host pictures solely under a claim of fair use, so if you wanted to go that way you'd need to check the policy of the project you were planning to host it on. --bjh21 (talk) 13:46, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
I think I've not provided the correct info when adding the image using {{PD-UKGov}} and have received this message on my Talkpage can you help at all? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Horatius At The Bridge (talk • contribs) 19:22, 11 August 2020‎ (UTC)
@Horatius At The Bridge: It's because you put {{tl|PD-UKGov}} on the page instead of {{PD-UKGov}}. In other words you mentioned the template rather than using it. Should be fine now. - Jmabel ! talk 01:29, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
That is, it's fine as far as licensing. Still needs categories. - Jmabel ! talk 01:30, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
@Jmabel: Many thanks for your help, much appreciated - hope I can cope with adding categories - it seems like another box of frogs! Face-smile.svg edit - I just added categories for 'Grade II* Buildings in Carmarthenshire' & 'Aerial Photographs of Wales' in the file description section but sadly without visible result.Horatius At The Bridge (talk) 08:07, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
@Horatius At The Bridge: Here's my cleanup from that; in particular, categories are case-sensitive. - Jmabel ! talk 08:43, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
And then I added two other obvious categories: Category:Laugharne and Category:1948 in Wales; it wouldn't surprise me if there are others, but this is not a place I know anything about. - Jmabel ! talk 08:57, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
It's a good job one of us knows what they're doing ..... I'm obliged once more :-) Horatius At The Bridge (talk) 09:06, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Missing paymentsEdit

my email shows me that I have received two transactions both for $1350 on August 9th, 2020 to my account (Andre Adonis) $adonisgoolsby (678)476-4911 . These funds were never transferred . Please advise. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 2600:1700:1E00:3890:A1BA:97CE:B726:3D01 (talk) 01:26, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

  • I'm not sure who you are trying to reach, but you are almost certainly on the wrong site. This is Wikimedia Commons. - Jmabel ! talk 01:31, 12 August 2020 (UTC)