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THE WIKI LOVE CONTESTEdit

Hello there, Thanks for your proposal. As I'm a Professional photographer I'm very happy to participate.The subject is one of my favourite.

I wish to send you some different file for the love Contest .

I just want to know if there is something special to know in the rules.

I have all the rights of authors, I'm the author of the images.

Please send me the linkof the Contest and the rules to be able to send you beautifull images and learn how it works if I win.

Love is here with wikilove. Kind regards,

Alexandra
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Alexandralovejesus (talk • contribs) 13:40, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
@Alexandralovejesus: please visit the page "Commons:Wiki Loves Love 2019/Rules" for the rules, and you can upload images here (Mobile 📱). --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚)

How publish portraits of artists and art work on WikipediaEdit

Can somebody please outline how to correctly publish images to Wikipedia in the following scenarios in order to avoid deletion?

Artists want me to publish images on their own Wikipedia page, and are willing to give full usage rights on Wikipedia Commons (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported and GNU Free Documentation License (unversioned, with no invariant sections, front-cover texts, or back-cover texts).

I will be uploading the images for the artists, editing their Wiki page, and conducting all interaction with Wikipedia - at the request of the artist.


1. My photograph of an artist and/or their artwork

I have taken a photograph of an artist posing with their artwork, and/or a photograph of their artwork, and the artist wants it published on their Wiki page.

I also am willing to give the same usage rights referenced above.


2. Photograph by the artist

The artist has taken a photograph of their own artwork, and wants it published to their Wiki page.


I have spent countless hours reading the Wikipedia guidance, and trying to provide the correct permissions, only to have the Wiki reviewers and bots delete the works from the artists page.

Since I am unable to figure this out, please provide exact, explicit steps for myself and the artist as needed to avoid any more deletions.

I would be eternally grateful to be delivered from this cul-de-sac.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Uranoz (talk • contribs) 20:51, 10 March 2019 (UTC)
Uranoz (talk) 15:18, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
@Uranoz: about point 1: provided that their artwork is not the main subject of the photo, upload as usual and edit the file page to include {{De minimis}}. See this page for an example where the copyrighted work is described using the De minimis template. --HyperGaruda (talk) 21:04, 10 March 2019 (UTC)
@Uranoz: I've photographed quite a few artists, and from my experience with this sort of thing, usually the artist's work in the photo will be too prominent to be de minimis. It sounds like you are doing this repeatedly, so you want to get it down to a straightforward process that will leave no question about the legitimacy of this. Would it be possible to have the artists in question go through the process beginning at the URL https://tools.wmflabs.org/relgen/ ? Because if that'a a viable solution, it is definitely a good one. If that's too much for them to do, though, get back to me and I'll see if I can help you set up a process a little more customized to your purpose. - Jmabel ! talk 21:59, 10 March 2019 (UTC)
@Jmabel: Yes, these images will not work with the minimis label, AND the artists are not capable of handling the permission wizard you reference - unless I walk them through each step. Some are in Europe and some are very elderly. I am in the US, so the best process would be one that I could handle myself. I have tried having the artist provide rights, and myself provide rights, which did not work. I am used to working in a professional environment where processes are clear. I am completely stressed by this.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Uranoz (talk • contribs) 03:01, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
Uranoz (talk) 15:18, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
When you say "I have tried having the artist provide rights," I presume you mean you've had them provide a license, correct? Or do you mean something else? Can you explain exactly what you've had them do? Or would you rather skip that and have me just jump to my suggestions about setting up a process? - Jmabel ! talk 04:25, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
@Jmabel: FIRST, I appreciate this help from both yourself and HyperGaruda. SECOND, I would very much like to have a process I can follow. This would be for A - uploading photos of artists that I have taken that have that artist's artwork figured predominantly in the photo, AND B - for being the person who uploads photos taken by the artist of their own artwork. In both cases, the intent is to get these images on the Wikipedia page for the artist.

THE PROCESS I HAVE USED TO DATE IS AS FOLLOWS. I upload the photograph of the artist that I have taken of the artist to Wikipedia Commons, and assign it the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. I do this because I took the photograph, and it is my photo. Then I have artist send an email to the Wikipedia Permissions desk using the template, providing the appropriate details, and using the license Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported and GNU Free Documentation License (unversioned, with no invariant sections, front-cover texts, or back-cover texts). I have also tried having the artist use the Use Share Alike, Non-commercial license.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Uranoz (talk • contribs) 05:11, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
Uranoz (talk) 15:18, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
  • All of that seems appropriate except for the part about the non-commercial license. Commons requires that there be at least one license for each image allowing commercial reproduction.
  • Other than the case involving a non-commercial license, I'm really surprised if this isn't working. Are you sure the artists are sending those emails? Are they cc'ing you when they do so, so that you can be sure? Are you sure the artist is being clear as to what image or images this pertains to, (or that they are authorizing you in general to upload on their behalf)? Sorry if these questions seem at all repetitive, I'm just trying to see if we can pick out what's been going wrong.
  • For what it's worth, the requirements for your two cases are pretty much identical. Your upload with an appropriate license clearly provides the permission we need from you in case 1 and your permission is not needed in case 2. - Jmabel ! talk 16:00, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
  • @Uranoz: I've linked this discussion from Commons:OTRS/Noticeboard#Artists' works because I think we need someone with OTRS authority to look in on this. Jmabel ! talk 16:05, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
@Uranoz: Specific filenames and OTRS ticket numbers would be helpful.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 17:43, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
@Jmabel: No problem, clarity is king. Yes, the artist is providing exact specific statements using the correct form to the permissions email box for Wikipedia. I have seen copies of these emails, and know the dates/timing which has been fine. My concern has always been that the two permissions would somehow be in conflict. For example, IF I provide a permission when uploading an image to the Commons (because I took the photograph) AND then the artist provides a permission because either A. they were the subject and their art is predominate in the photo, and B. the image is of their artwork. It sounds like you are saying that this is a correct and normal process, AND that ONLY one of the permissions needs to allow commercial re-use. QUESTION: is my understanding of your comments correct? I think for clarity that I will post the progress for one particular photo that I recently uploaded as a test. It was uploaded to the Commons here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:In-the-blue-light-winston-branch.jpg The artist sent a permissions email to Wikipedia on March , 2019 with a Use Share Alike, Non-commercial license. So this image has both a non-commercial and a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. So, this should work. Since it was posted recently, and is still under review, we have no response of approval or removal request from Wikipedia, and are waiting for one of these results. The image is published to the artist's Wikipedia page here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winston_Branch NEW IMAGE: I have also just uploaded a new image to the Commons here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Winston-branch-alta-bates-2011.jpg with the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. I have published the image to Mr. Branch's Wikipedia page here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winston_Branch Mr. Branch, the artist has also just sent an email to Wiki permissions with subject line License permissions for https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Winston-branch-alta-bates-2011.jpg and email content as follows: I hereby affirm that I, Winston Branch, am the creator and/or sole owner of the exclusive copyright of https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Winston-branch-alta-bates-2011.jpg as used here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winston_Branch, and have legal authority in my capacity to release the copyright of that work.

I agree to publish the above-mentioned content under the free license: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported and GNU Free Documentation License (unversioned, with no invariant sections, front-cover texts, or back-cover texts). I acknowledge that by doing so I grant anyone the right to use the work in a commercial product or otherwise, and to modify it according to their needs, provided that they abide by the terms of the license and any other applicable laws. I am aware that this agreement is not limited to Wikipedia or related sites. I am aware that I always retain copyright of my work, and retain the right to be attributed in accordance with the license chosen. Modifications others make to the work will not be claimed to have been made by me. I acknowledge that I cannot withdraw this agreement, and that the content may or may not be kept permanently on a Wikimedia project. Winston Branch
Copyright holder, Copyright holder of the artwork
March 12, 2019

NOTE: Is this correct? It just seems ridiculous to have two - 2 - persons claiming to be holder of full copyright permissions to the same image. One is the image creator, i.e. - this is my photograph. The other is the person whose work is shown in the photograph. Shouldn't these creatives be granting permission for their work to be included in the photograph? Why isn't there a specific permission that allows artists and others to say exactly what is appropriate: I grant permission for this photograph of my work/ideas/creations to be be licensed under blah, blah, blah. This would be much more clear. Uranoz (talk) 19:05, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

  1. These things that involve two separate copyrights are among the trickiest copyright issues. If you photograph an artwork, two separate copyrights are involved: the copyright of the artwork and the copyright of your derivative work, the photograph. Only the artist (or whoever holds the copyright of the artwork if that copyright has been transferred) can give permission to reproduce the artwork. Only you as photographer can give permission to reproduce the photograph. The only time two separate copyrights wouldn't be involved are:
    1. If the artwork itself were out of copyright, in which case copyright of the artwork is irrelevant.
    2. If the artwork is two-dimensional or so close that photographing it involves no creativity, and the photograph shows only the artwork (not even a frame), in which case the photograph is not eligible for a copyright separate from that of the artwork.
So two persons are not holders of "full copyright permissions to the same image." You each own distinct rights, but both sets of rights are needed to reproduce the image.
  1. When I wrote, "Commons requires that there be at least one license for each image allowing commercial reproduction" I don't mean that only one of those two separate licenses needs to allow commercial reproduction. We need such a license for the artwork, and we need such a license for the photograph. What I meant was that we allow things to be multi-licensed, and it's OK if one of the offered licenses is limited to non-commercial use, as long as there is a license that allows commercial use.
  2. We need a lot of the "I'm aware…" language because people were misunderstanding what rights they were waiving. We need that explicit so people don't sign an irrevocable license without understanding its consequences.
  • Other than that, you seem to have understood correctly. And it looks like both licenses involved should allow commercial use, so in at least this case the misunderstanding about "non-commercial" should not be a significant issue. The only issue (not a big one, easily fixed) is that because this is a faithful reproduction of a two-dimensional work, the photograph itself would not have a copyright, so the licensing on the page should exactly match the licenses being granted by the artist {{GFDL}} and {{CC-BY-SA-3.0}}.
  • Convenience link File:In-the-blue-light-winston-branch.jpg.
  • I could go off on several related tangents, but I have to get back to my paid work. Jmabel ! talk 20:19, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
@Jmabel: Thank you again, the clarifications your provided help a lot We are proceeding with these new images and will see how things work out. Uranoz (talk) 21:41, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
@Jmabel: The solution for the images where I photographed an artist with their artwork, and the artwork was clearly visible and an integral part of the photograph, was (a) for me to upload my photograph and grant the usual Commons free license, and then (b) for the artist to sent a form to Wiki permissions, titling EACH image in the photograph, and granting a free license for the use of those images in the photograph. Here is content of the statement that should be used and mailed to permissions. Again, thank you for everyone's help!

--Uranoz (talk) 18:40, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

PD for File:Huntingcampsinwo00priciala 0010.jpgEdit

To be acceptable for the Commons, File:Huntingcampsinwo00priciala 0010.jpg must be in the public domain in the US and in its country of origin (presumably the UK, since it's taken from a book published in London). The book was published in 1910, so the US seems OK. I wonder about the UK, though. In the book, the photo comes with a kind of credit that says:

Photo]     [Newnes

I expect "Newnes" is the photographer. Wouldn't we need to know when Newnes died to determine whether the photo is PD in the UK? Huon (talk) 23:28, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

Of course you're right about the US. I can find lots of references to images from this period being published by, or re-sold by, the firm of George Newnes. (Newnes Ltd was ready to publish images; they owned the Strand Magazine, in which Conan-Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories were published with famous images, e.g. File:Twis-05.jpg.) Lacking any evidence to the contrary, I believe we can comfortably assert that this was taken by an un-attributed employee of Newnes' company, making it fit under {{PD-UK-unknown}}. Nyttend (talk) 16:53, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

I quit receiving Wikimedia Picture of the Day emails.Edit

Hi, I'm Mark Bernacki. I've been subscribed to receive Wikimedia's Picture of the Day emails for a few years now but lately, I quit receiving them. What do I need to do to start receiving them again? My email address is (Redacted).

Mark Bernacki
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Mark6004137 (talk • contribs) 06:53, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
It seems you unsubscribed from daily-image-l. Please feel free to subscribe again. Regards. T Cells (talk · contribs · email) 10:26, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

Wrong EXIF dateEdit

Goshen Pass.jpg

Do we have a template that can be placed on a file to say "this image has incorrect EXIF information"? This image's EXIF claims that it was taken in late May, but well-watered deciduous trees at 38°N latitude definitely don't look like this in late spring (they look much more like this July image); I suspect that the camera had been misconfigured. (Otherwise, the photo's perfectly fine, and there's no reason to object to its use at six pages on four wikis.) I've removed the date from its {{Information}} template, and I just want to prevent it from being re-added by bots or by users who are working semi-automatically. Nyttend (talk) 16:36, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

Nyttend, see Template:Invalid Exif date. Regards. T Cells (talk · contribs · email) 19:22, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
Hi, and thank you. I'd looked for "wrong exif", "exif error", "incorrect exif", "wrong metadata", "metadata error", "incorrect metadata", etc. in the template namespace only, but I didn't think to look for "invalid". Nyttend (talk) 00:56, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Fußball Bundesliga.pngEdit

Ist es möglich eigene Hochgeladene Bilder zu löschen?

Vielen Dank,

Essen 88

Essen88 (talk) 11:32, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

@Essen88: Nein, du selbst kannst keine Bilder löschen, das können nur Administratoren. Ich habe das Bild aber jetzt für dich gelöscht. Urheberrechtlich gab es hier eigentlich keine Probleme, da das Logo der Eintracht wohl nicht mehr geschützt ist (siehe auch File:Adler klein.png) und der Wappenschild von Hoffenheim ist zu simpel. Allerdings kann ich bei so einem Screenshot, wo wirklich nur ein Spielergebnis schwarz auf weiß dargestellt ist, keinen Nutzen für das Projekt Wikimedia Commons erkennen. Falls du dennoch einen Mehrwert für Wikipedia oder andere Projekte in dem Bild siehst, lass es mich bitte wissen. De728631 (talk) 18:16, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Old maps from old booksEdit

I have many books about the I World War and the Balkans Wars (1912-1913). In many cases, I know that the author died more than 70 years ago (like marshal Ferdinand Foch, who died in 1929). In this case, we know that this maps is under public domain. May I upload these photos? If the answer is "yes", how can I write this information? --Marcos Souza (talk) 14:08, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

  • Yes, those should be public domain. Typical PD tag would be {{Licensed-PD-Art|1=PD-old-100}}. If you are using Special:Upload, you can just write the tag into the text accompanying the upload. If you are using something else, the exact way to enter license tags will vary, but at worst you can use a generic PD tag and then edit in the correct tag immediately after upload. - Jmabel ! talk 15:49, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
    • You should be careful though when it comes to illustrations from books. The writers such as Foch are almost never the graphical artists who actually drew the maps or took the photos to illustrate their books. Unless there are explicit credits to photographers or graphical artists and the book was published before 1924, you can use {{Licensed-PD-Art-two|1=PD-EU-anonymous|2=PD-US-expired}}. De728631 (talk) 17:58, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Upload product logo icons to Wikipedia or Wikimedia?Edit

I noticed that a lot of the icons shown on Google's products on Wikipedia are unofficial, as in, they seem to be self-made.

Examples: the icon shown in the top-right corner of the Gmail article, or the Google Maps article. They look right, but I can confirm they're unofficial, as small details are incorrect or missing.

I've found all the different product icons in .svg format straight from original sources (various official Google pages), and I want to go about updating all the incorrect icons on Wikipedia. I started with the Google Keep article and uploaded the correct .svg for it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Google_Keep_icon.svg (replacing the old and slightly incorrect .png here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Google_Keep_icon.png).

When moving on to the Google Maps Wikipedia article, I found the icon was uploaded to Wikimedia Commons as opposed to Wikipedia. So now I'm trying to figure out best practices on when to use which. Should I upload all the icons to Wikipedia? Or is it better to upload to Wikimedia Commons?

--CoreyVidal (talk) 14:48, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

  • If they are simple enough to be ineligible for copyright, we can host them on Commons. If they are not, then we would require a free license from Google, which is almost certainly not going to happen. - Jmabel ! talk 15:51, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
  • What about all of these existing Google product icons currently on Commons?:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gmail_Icon.svg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GoogleMaps_logo.svg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Google_Chrome_icon_(September_2014).svg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Play_music_triangle.svg

Do they not meet the threshold of originality needed for copyright protection? And are they therefore in the public domain?

--CoreyVidal (talk) 16:50, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

  • Have you read the "Licensing" section of these files? It says there that "This image consists only of simple geometric shapes or text. It does not meet the threshold of originality needed for copyright protection, and is therefore in the public domain." De728631 (talk) 17:50, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Yep, but that doesn't mean they were done properly. I didn't trust them, as they were clearly self-made, so I didn't know if I could trust the licensing either. But if it's good to go, I'll update all of them to official sources. --CoreyVidal (talk) 18:18, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

UploadingEdit

Hi! I set up a new account and created a personal page. I have a picture here from the pyramids in Giza. I want to share it with everyone. What's the next step? It seems I have to move it someplace from my laptop gallery first so that I can get a link to add. Is that correct? Where to? Thanks!

Jane —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 2.65.127.243 (talk) 21:06, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

  • I'm not sure what you mean by a "laptop gallery" distinct from the file system on your laptop, but you can probably work that out. Assuming the picture from the pyramids is a photo you took yourself, you can probably just go to Special:UploadWizard and follow the directions. If you didn't take the picture yourself, it is unlikely that you are in a position to provide the license that Commons requires. You need to be logged in to upload, though. - Jmabel ! talk 00:41, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

авторские праваEdit

Здравствуйте! Что надо сделать , чтобы не удалили медиафайл? Куда-то написать и подтвердить. А как? Попросить автора афиши дать подтверждение и тогда в каком формате??

Спасибо за помощь и терпение!!!!
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Валентина Березкина (talk • contribs) 22:09, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
The user is apparently unaware that fair use is not allowed here. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 05:12, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

Paintings to display on your web site.Edit

Dear sir/Madam,I had seen your website.It is beautiful with collection of photos.My question weather I can diaply my art work on your web site.I am artist of Mumbai,India with diploma holder in art.Awaiting for reply.

Thanking you Yours Ashok Revankar,G.D.Art Ptg(Fine) —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 116.72.125.36 (talk) 03:28, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

  • Signing your posts on talk pages is required by Commons:Signatures policy. To do so, simply add four tildes (~~~~) at the end of your comments. Your user name or IP address (if you are not logged in) and a timestamp will then automatically be added when you save your comment. Signing your comments helps people to find out who said something and provides them with a link to your user/talk page (for further discussion).
Please create an account and follow COM:FS.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 03:39, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Rasgacabeza.jpgEdit

I decided to write the wikipedia page for a band's new album (RASGACABEZA) and I don't know how to label the album cover. Because the Wikipedia's info about photos said that most covers come from amazon, I decided to post the album cover from the Amazon website. I do not know what to categorize it under. Please let me know how to proceed as I do not have copyrights to the photo. I just want to add the album cover to the page I just created.


--ElectricChurro (talk) 05:10, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

  • @ElectricChurro: Not sure where you got that thing about Amazon; I assume from your remark some page on the English-language Wikipedia. Keep in mind: Commons is not Wikipedia. Commons never hosts files on a "fair use" basis: to be on Commons it has to be either public domain or under a free license, neither of which is likely for an album jacket.
  • For non-free use of an album jacket on the English-language Wikipedia, you probably want to use en:Template:Non-free album cover and upload directly on the English-language Wikipedia (not on Commons).
  • The Spanish-language Wikipedia, like Commons, does not allow images on a fair-use basis. See es:Wikipedia:Sobre el uso legítimo. - Jmabel ! talk 05:50, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Can I rejoin?Edit

My Commons account was blocked years ago, and the email address I signed up with it was removed by me a few years later. Should I re-sign up using a different email or upload on other sites (eg Google Docs, Dropbox, Github or even Wikia/Fandom, but not Flickr cos I'm locked out there too) with a CC licence and tell other users to upload it? --183.2.198.85 08:36, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Please login and use {{Unblock}} on your original user talk page.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 11:48, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
But my account's been locked down globally and I don't want to appeal via email because as I stated above - the email address I signed up with it was removed, and I don't think I can get unbanned - that means either Re-signing up or upload somewhere and let others picked up. --183.2.198.60 12:34, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
What was your account's name? Having removed your email address shouldn't matter; please use m:Special:Contact/Stewards or email stewards@wikimedia.org.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 12:48, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
I'd rather not say, but I've been banned 4 life for counter-trolling at a sister project. --183.2.198.81 13:00, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Upload requestEdit

Hi, Kindly upload the original version (7084×4728) of File:Haft-sin, Nowruz, Still-life-3205068.jpg from the provided source. I couldn't do that myself because of poor Internet connection (time-out error). Thanks. 4nn1l2 (talk) 19:09, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

✓ Done --Yann (talk) 19:21, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Thank you. I have the same request for another file: File:Nowruz, Grass-532563.jpg. This will be my last upload request. 4nn1l2 (talk) 21:37, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

✓ Done --Nutshinou Talk! 16:42, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

Author autorization to upload a photo of her workEdit

Hi everybody,

Months ago I uploaded a picture of a famous chilean actress, which was deleted because I didn't have a written permition from the author, even when I had oral permition to upload it, as the actress is my client and the photographer is a good friend of hers. Anyway, at that time, I agreed and didn't upload the file again.

My client wants to upload the picture anyway (she loves the picture and wants it for her Wikipedia page), so I need, please, for you to tell me what does the letter from the author have to include in order to accept the picture.

Thanks in advance! And sorry if this question was already answered, but I couldn't find it.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by StreamXsonik (talk • contribs) 20:59, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
@StreamXsonik: Take a look at Special:UploadWizard and follow the steps there: one of them includes provisions for "I don't own this work but someone else does". —Justin (koavf)TCM 21:23, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
I don’t see anything there for files that require permission (no linkable statement of same). @StreamXsonik: please see COM:OTRS, where you will find instructions and a sample permission letter.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 22:10, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

I moved a cat and did it wrongEdit

I moved Category:Puqian Bridge to Category:Haiwen Bridge and now the wikidata is gone. I think I did it wrong. Please help and guide. Thanks. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 01:01, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

✓ Done --E4024 (talk) 01:13, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
Thank you so much, E4024! :) Anna Frodesiak (talk) 20:45, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

Adding photoEdit

I have a question about adding photos and which to use and not to upload.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by The One I Left (talk • contribs) 2019-03-18 03:50 (UTC)
  • Then ask it. - Jmabel ! talk 04:17, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Finding how many files I uploadedEdit

Hi, people. It's likely a dumb question. But, is there a place where I can find the exact number of files I uploaded? On en.wiki I can see the exact number of articles I have created. On Commons I'm yet to find this number. Apparently, I would need to count the files I uploaded one by one to find out how many I uploaded. So, is there a place where I can find this number without need to count it one by one? Thanks.--SirEdimon (talk) 07:39, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

81 files according to https://xtools.wmflabs.org/ec/commons.wikimedia/SirEdimon. MKFI (talk) 07:48, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
@SirEdimon:If you look at my user page there is an userbox you can copy (the one with the dodo counts total uploads, the other counts the photos taken by me) Gbawden (talk) 07:54, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
Thank you people. This is what I wanted. Thank you very much.--SirEdimon (talk) 16:57, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

JOHN TEMPLETON SMITH (AUTHOR)Edit

I WISH TO ADD PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPH TO THE AUTHOR PAGE OF JOHN TEMPLETON SMITH. I AM THE AUTHOR. I AM SIGNED INTO WIKIPEDIA AS ASHE SMITH.

MY PASSPORT NAME IS JOHN JAYCOT ASHE SMITH MY PEN NAME IS JOHN TEMPLETON SMITH - THIS CAN BE VERIFIED BY THE UK SOCIETY OF AUTHORS, LONDON WHO DEDUCT AN ANNUAL FEE FROM MY BANK ACCOUNT FOR MEMBERSHIP.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Ashe Smith (talk • contribs) 19:41, 19 March 2019‎ (UTC)
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Who took this photo? Please fix your caps lock.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 19:52, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

pictureEdit

hi for a new article i would like to use two pictures, both from unknown photografers working when the pictures was taken at a newspaper that does not exist anymore. May i use the pics?

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Nattregn (talk • contribs) 20:04, 19 March 2019‎ (UTC)
Very unlikely. I can't see how you would get permission from an unknown photographer, and if the newspaper is defunct it's going to be very hard to track on who might have inherited its rights to get that permission.
What country was the newspaper in, and what year to these photos date from? - Jmabel ! talk 00:34, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
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wiki loves love 2019Edit

How I update my description with uploaded picture?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Traditional sumi (talk • contribs) 08:20, 20 March 2019‎ (UTC)
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Edit File:Flying love.jpg.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 11:54, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

Lucy Hicks AndersonEdit

Can I upload the only photo of Lucy Hicks Anderson to be found on the internet, that was taken while she was still alive, considering she is already dead more then 70 years and died in California (I believe 70 years is the limit for the right to publicity of celebrities there)? Carpatianlynx (talk) 11:26, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

@Carpatianlynx: Who snapped the photo?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:32, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
I don't know. it looks like a really old photo and every blog or black history month post didn't say anything about the photo itself. but it seems to be the only photo available ever of Lucy. I wanted to translate the page, I am not American, that is why I try to find a free to use photo Carpatianlynx (talk) 16:16, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
Right of publicity wouldn't be the issue, it would be the copyright. Do you know if the photo was taken, and published in the U.S., before 1923? That would be our best bet. - Jmabel ! talk 16:49, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

Uploading a pictureEdit

I would like to upload a picture that was mailed to me by the copyright owner. The copyrigt owner has given the permisission to use the picture on Wiki only, and the picture must be attributed. Are there any licenses on Wikimedia Commons that comply to these conditions? NordboerBonde (talk) 14:27, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

@NordboerBonde: No, "permisission to use the picture on Wiki only" is insufficient, please have them send COM:L compliant permission and a suggested filename via OTRS with a copy to you.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:31, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

accidentally request for deletionEdit

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Foto Benjamin Dalle.jpg

I accidentally requested a delation for a picture. This picture is of my boss and he gave me the permission to use it for his wikipedia page. Therfore it may be used.

Can the request for delation be undone?

Thank you in advance,
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Eguns (talk • contribs) 16:15, 21 March 2019 (UTC) (UTC)
Not at this stage. The image will be kept if there are no copyright problems with it. Ruslik (talk) 19:49, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Ruth Nicholson at Royaumont.jpgEdit

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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. 廣九直通車 (talk) 13:22, 22 March 2019 (UTC)


Hello I posted an image at File:Ruth Nicholson at Royaumont.jpg without adequate copyright info and would like it deleted please

--Iainmacintyre (talk) 09:36, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

@Iainmacintyre:Thank you for your question. You may want to use Template:SD to delete the file. Please use {{SD|G7}} to file a speedy deletion request. An administrator would then delete the file for you, thank you.廣九直通車 (talk) 10:01, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Unknown Request for HelpEdit

Template:WPO NTTP INP WENX 2019 Google Inchttps://vi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Th%C3%A0nh_vi%C3%AAn:Thuphuongwood
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Thuphuongwood (talk • contribs) 09:50, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
@Thuphuongwood:Hello, you are currently on Wikimedia Commons, the free media depository of the Wikimedia Movement. Do you have any questions on editing Commons? If you cannot understand English, you may want to request for Vietnamese translation assistance. You may also want to ask me if you have any further questions, thank you.廣九直通車 (talk) 10:07, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

To delete not very visible pictureEdit

Hello, I would like to supprime two pictures for its lack of visibility and are spotted : File:Clemenceau (R98) 12.jpg ;File:Balla-Arabé Collection (2).jpg Please help me to supprime or deleate its. Thank you

P. hynece
— Preceding unsigned comment added by P. hynece (talk • contribs) 18:21, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Hello, I would like to delete two pictures for its lack of visibility and are spotted : File:Clemenceau (R98) 12.jpg ;File:Balla-Arabé Collection (2).jpg Please help me to delete them. Thank you

P. hynece
— Preceding unsigned comment added by P. hynece (talk • contribs) 18:24, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
@P. hynece:Thank you for your query. Please be advised that unlike Wikipedia projects, media files may be kept on Wikimedia Commons, even they do not have any usage on other Wikimedia projects. Moreover, according to GCSD criteria no.7, both media files are not eligible for courtesy deletion. All in all, it is fine to keep these media files on Wikimedia Commons. Please do not hesitate to ask me if you have any questions.廣九直通車 (talk) 01:41, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
Maybe not courtesy deletion, but looking at the creation dates, the user's uploads may be copyright violation. --HyperGaruda (talk) 06:09, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Permission to use imageEdit

Hi there, The Library of Congress would like to use this image https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jack_and_Minnie_Dowsett,_c._1890s.jpg for our upcoming suffrage exhibition. Is it possible? Thanks, Marisa Hernandez, MMLIS Exhibits Office Intern —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 140.147.179.129 (talk) 15:34, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Hello Marisa. Yes, the image is in the public domain and can be used by anyone for any purpose without restriction. GMGtalk 15:36, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Photo permissionEdit

Would like to use this photo at Library of Congress https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Emily_Sophia_Tanner_Richards_Photograph.jpg Marisa Hernandez, MMLIS Exhibits Office Intern —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 140.147.179.129 (talk) 17:48, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Hey Marisa. That photo is also in the public domain and can be used by anyone for any purpose. GMGtalk 19:26, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Simon Hammelburg portretjeEdit

I received a message that the picture "Simon Hammelburg portretje" wil be removed because of copyright violation. I can assure you that the picture is copyright free, because Mr Hammelburg himself provided me with the picture. Mr Hammelburg can be contacted via his website: simonhammelburg.com.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by P.M.A. Derks (talk • contribs) 16:57, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
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My apologies for forgetting the tildes. P.M.A. Derks (talk) 14:36, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
Please have Author RONY ROBERT and Copyright holder RONY BOONEN post or send permission for File:Simon Hammelburg portretje.jpg via OTRS with a carbon copy to you.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 17:02, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
Strange as it may seem: unless mr. Hammelburg made this photo himself (as a self portrait), he might not even be the person holding the copyright on it. Richard 20:07, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
The photo was made by Mr. Rony Boonen and he gave the copyright to Mr. Hammelburg. P.M.A. Derks (talk) 14:40, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
One more thing: You have uploaded this file before and it was deleted. Do not reupload deleted content. Jcb (talk) 14:53, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

HelloEdit

Why is Wikipedia do not support disability people when they want to work in Wikipedia? I demand a answer and a full apology from Wikipedia. --182.239.190.231 18:21, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

For starters, could you give an example of where you perceive to have been intentionally hindered? Furthermore: technically you did not post this demand on Wikipedia but on Wikimedia, which is (although related) a different project, where your one and only contribution so far was this demand - which (to me) seems like a wrong foot to start things off. Richard 20:05, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
It's bad form to show @TonyBallioni the finger.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 05:35, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: I don't see the relation of that remark to the rest of this thread, can you explain? - Jmabel ! talk 06:06, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
@Jmabel: Please see this edit, with the caveat that the linked image is NSFW, and my post of 15:45 below.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 15:49, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
@182.239.190.231:, this is Wikimedia Commons, the repository of free media files. We do not deal with recruitment here and we may not be able to address your concern. However, you can contact Wikimedia Foundation via the address here. Regards. T Cells (talk · contribs · email) 07:14, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
I hope this edit is self-explanatory.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 15:45, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Upload procedure if copyright owner and author are different but the author should be creditedEdit

I have a set of 4 photographs taken in Australia 1959 by Fritz Kos an Australien photographer that I want to upload for use in a Wikipedia article. The photographs were commissioned by our family and show the house that our family built in Perth. According to information that I received the copyright rules during that time in Australia give the copyright to the person that commissioned the work. I do want to credit the uploaded pictures to the photographer. Which procedure do I use? Own work? But there is no field to mention the author. Just to be safe I notified the heirs of Fritz Kos that I planned to publish the photographs under the CC-BY-SA-4.0 license and received an OK. Based on the copyright situation above I already gave permission to publish one of the photographs in a book and this was accepted valid I understand. I also assume that our family are the only owners of the original photographs. There is of cause no documentation that proves that our family commissioned the work except the photographs themselves.

Basicly what is the procedure to use if author and copyright owner are different but the author should be credited in the published work.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Schmila (talk • contribs) 15:18, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

--Schmila (talk) 14:52, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

This might better be asked at Commons:Village pump/Copyright. - Jmabel ! talk 15:25, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

TisopurineEdit

What should be the name of the file File:Tisopurine.png which was uploaded by @Edgar181:. The user @JWBE: has been trying it to rename to Thioisopurine. Is it proper scientific name or vandalism? --✝iѵɛɳ२२४०†ลℓк †๏ мэ 16:17, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

I am chemist, so I know what I do. Indeed, Tiven2240, this question should be delegated to a chemist. --JWBE (talk) 16:28, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
JWBE, what is Thioisopurine? Can you provide a link to a scholarly work (journal) where this was properly described? Regards. T Cells (talk · contribs · email) 17:04, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
The given rationale for the name change, "meaningless or ambiguous name", is patently false. Tisopurine is the w:en:International Nonproprietary Name given to the chemical chemical compound for the specific purpose of being non-ambiguous. I can't find any evidence that "thioisopurine" is used by any reliable source as a synonym for this chemical compound. ChemNerd (talk) 17:44, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
There are two citations in the enWP article where the file is used; one calls the compound thiopurine and the other tisopurine. According to the infobox, the IUPAC name is 1,2-Dihydro-4H-pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine-4-thione; no “thioisopurine” synonym to be found in any of the chemical databases linked from there. (IMO the element symbols are oversized in the drawing, but that’s not pertinent to the name.)—Odysseus1479 (talk) 18:58, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
Tisopurine is a unprecise trivial-name. It could have been shortened form Thioisopurine. In fact it is a "Iso"purine, due to the new position of one N-Atom. Thiopurinol is even unprecise, because it's not an alcohol. Only the IUPAC-name is in the moment precise. --JWBE (talk) 20:56, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Please delete my imagesEdit

On my laptop these are good but when I upload in wikipedia it is showing black strips.. Template:Sunst:unsigned4

Please see Help:SVG#Black rectangle (Flowed Text bug) instead.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 00:04, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

QUESTIONEdit

Hello i'm not good at setting up and answer i was wondering why i cannot display these two files: wdi-raitv.jpg and wdi_donnamoderna.jpg

the first are two pictures of me and my partner during an interview taken to us at the Italian TV in the 80's The second is an article on myself and my company written also in the80-90's there is no infringements of any copyright here

cristiano galli zugaro
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Cristiano Galli-Zugaro (talk • contribs) 23:02, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
@Cristiano Galli-Zugaro: file and page names are case-sensitive (except for the first character) on most MediaWiki-driven projects; those images are at File:WDI-RAITV.jpg and File:WDI DONNAMODERNA.jpg. (Both have been identified by other users as having copyright problems, which will need to be addressed.)—Odysseus1479 (talk) 23:31, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

StatisticsEdit

There used to be a handy little tool on commons that you could use to generate figures regarding the global usage of files and categories. Example: How many times do wikis use files of the category Featured Pictures, sorted by individual files etc. I know that tool must be there, somewhere. I just can't find it. ;-) Many thanks --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 11:53, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Or, maybe a better example, files created by "User:Martin Falbisoner"... --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 11:55, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
The tool you want is GLAMorous, but it doesn't seem to be working for me at the moment. --12:03, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
THX! --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 13:04, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

file not uploading (href unsafe data)Edit

I am trying to upload a public domain SVG file to Wikimedia Commons. The file, however, fails to upload and I receive a message indicating that the image contains a link to an unsafe website in the image's source code. The "unsafe" site does not appear to exist anymore, so I'm wondering if the code can be changed in any way, in order for it to be deemed safe enough to upload. Thanks20Panorama15 (talk) 20:46, 26 March 2019 (UTC).
— Preceding unsigned comment added by 20Panorama15 (talk • contribs) 17:58, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
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Yes, you can make that change in a text editor, but please indicate what you changed and why in the description or {{Retouched}}.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 05:13, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Image deletation issueEdit

Hi, I have uploaded few images/logos of indian television channels here, but unfortunately all logos are deleted due to licence issue. I can't understand what to do. As I am new here, please help me. Please don't delete my uploaded images.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by WikiWiki5678 (talk • contribs) 14:34, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
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Please review your user talk page and the links thereon.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:42, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

All my stuff has been deletedEdit

I have spent hours uploading and tagging my work and it was all deleted by some guy named JU TA can you put it back??
— Preceding unsigned comment added by LizHaywood (talk • contribs) 15:32, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
@LizHaywood: I know it seems overly bureaucratic, but even if you're the creator of the murals and the photographs of them, you should send a permission statement to COM:OTRS. Then the pictures could be restored. clpo13(talk) 16:23, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
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@LizHaywood:Assuming you are the creator of both the murals and the photographs of them, they will be restored once the OTRS process is complete, so OTRS is the one further step needed here. An alternative would be if you have a website as an artist that is clearly under your control, you can indicate there that this account is yours and acts on your behalf, thus bypassing OTRS (which is limited to only a few trusted individuals ans is backlogged by several weeks). If you go that latter route, get here of me either here or on my talk page, and I can work through the undeletion.
Either way, you won't have to redo the work you've already done. - Jmabel ! talk 21:01, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Copyright issuesEdit

I am trying to update a photo on a page and it keeps getting deleted for copyright issues. I own the photo. Why will it not upload to Wikimedia Commons? What more do I need to do to keep it from getting deleted?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Redwhiteandboujee (talk • contribs) 17:34, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
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Please review your user talk page and the links thereon.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 18:25, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
Short version: physically owning a photo does not mean you own the copyright. Or are you saying that a photo has been deleted where you do own the copyright, and if so which photo would that be? - Jmabel ! talk 21:05, 26 March 2019 (UTC)