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How to export File Information?Edit

I wish to export the summary part of the file information of several images in Commons - to put them in a very simple database (in Excel or Access) and feed an artwork made with them. Is there a simple way to do it to implement that - I am not a computer doom...

Thank you very much for your answer. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kaelestudio (talk • contribs) 23:02, 3 June 2021 (UTC)

Přidání mé vlastní fotografieEdit

Dobrý den, nemohu přidat mé vlastní fotografie, Cross-wiki upload filter je prý zakázal. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2Šárka (talk • contribs) 12:11, 22 June 2021 (UTC)

Nigerian Community SupportEdit

Hello y'all, l'm new on W/Commons & would love to make new friends. My appeal goes out to the Nigerian team here to help put me through in making my contributions especially on Cultural & Socio-political topics about Nigeria. Pls kindly reachout..

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Josiah Eson Lewa (talk • contribs) 09:47, 23 June 2021 (UTC)

recherche de documents liés à mon grand père Jules CartierEdit

bonjour, Je suis le petit fils de Jules Cartier, sculpteur, qui d'après des documents que je possède aurait réalisé 25 monuments aux morts de la guerre 14/18 principalement dans sa région natale, l'Hérault, étant natif de Mèze et vécu principalement à Béziers. Je recherche des documents si possible photographiques de son oeuvre. merci de bien vouloir me contacter par mail clisson.gerard@orange .fr —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 2A01:CB18:A67:9D00:C948:3128:4A1B:44E4 (talk) 09:03, 8 July 2021 (UTC)


I want to upload a photo here — the logo of the French show «Intervilles International» (2014—2016)

Here is the Intervilles logo —

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Олег09062004 (talk • contribs) 20:22, 15 July 2021 (UTC)

  • @Олег09062004: Who owns the copyright? Do you have any reason to think they have granted or would grant a free license? - Jmabel ! talk 21:16, 15 July 2021 (UTC)

Yes, this is a free license taken from free sites, I want you to add this France show logo to the warehouse! :) You can download it yourself, otherwise I can't? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Олег09062004 (talk • contribs) 23:24, 15 July 2021 (UTC)

Logo russian show «Big races» (1 channel, 2005—2014) — — Add it too! :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Олег09062004 (talk • contribs) 01:02, 16 July 2021 (UTC)

Logo ukrainian show «Bitva naciy» (ICTV, 2011) — — Add it too! :)

Logo ukrainian show «Igry patriotov» (Inter, 2005—2006) — — Add it too! :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Олег09062004 (talk • contribs) 01:19, 16 July 2021 (UTC)

Logo show «Namys doda» (Kazakhstan) (2007—2015) — — Add it too! :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Олег09062004 (talk • contribs) 01:36, 16 July 2021 (UTC)

Category logo — Intervilles

Add logo? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Олег09062004 (talk • contribs) 06:22, 16 July 2021 (UTC)

@Олег09062004: What HTML or similar pages contain those images and their associated licenses? See also COM:L and COM:NETCOPYRIGHT.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 01:54, 17 July 2021 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: I don’t know, you can see the links! :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Олег09062004 (talk • contribs) 14:38, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

Upload these photos as quickly as possible, you can tonight at 00:00, if you have time! :) There is a category Intervilles in the warehouse, which I created myself, you can find it, add these photos there, edit, it is completely empty without anything at all! :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Олег09062004 (talk • contribs) 15:14, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

  • @Олег09062004: If Jeff is asking you that, it is presumably because he has followed up the links and does not see evidence of a free license. You are the one proposing to upload. You are the one responsible for providing a reason we should believe the images are free-licensed.
  • Also, please see COM:SIGN - Jmabel ! talk 15:53, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

They are licensed, I can see it myself and I know, these sites and links have copyright, you can add the rights: First channel, Gulli, Inter, ICTV and Kazakhstan. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Олег09062004 (talk • contribs) 17:45, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

  • @Олег09062004: "I can see it myself": what exactly do you see, where do you see it (URL + description of where on page) and what license is granted? - Jmabel ! talk 22:30, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

Here is the URL:

License granted URL and sites and copyright granted! :) Here is license — CC BY-SA 4.0— Preceding unsigned comment added by Олег09062004 (talk • contribs) 07:39, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

My phone camera is not respondingEdit

Sumsung j2preim —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 21:58, 17 July 2021 (UTC)

  • What is it not responding to? What help exactly are you asking for? - Jmabel ! talk 06:31, 18 July 2021 (UTC)


How can you make a file jpeg? ItsJustdancefan (talk) 00:31, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

  • @ItsJustdancefan: What is the file to begin with that you want to turn into a JPEG? Or do you mean something else? - Jmabel ! talk 06:30, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

removal of images (public domain)Edit

I was enjoying my time uploading images however I may have misunderstood the selection 'Creative Commons CC0 Waiver (release all rights, like public domain: legal code)' as I uploaded images from Getty images permitting 'Editorial use' (

I was recently advised that public headshots or open use license are not ok to upload. Can a someone pls assist as I would like to upload additional images. thank you for your time in advance -MBC — Preceding unsigned comment added by MbenoitControl (talk • contribs) 03:44, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

  • @MbenoitControl: You cannot offer a license for people to reuse material for which someone other than you owns the copyright. Only the person who owns the rights can offer such a license. - Jmabel ! talk 06:36, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

hi there. I did not offer the license. the site openly states the images can be used for this purpose and there is no reason to contact them please see ( Getty images is a database of images and the 'authors' are listed as 'contributors' for Getty on the images. (note I really am trying to understand not trying to argue) — Preceding unsigned comment added by MbenoitControl (talk • contribs) 11:26, 18 July 2021‎ (UTC)

@MbenoitControl: Regardless of what you think you did, in point of fact you did offer a license for the intellectual property of another person without their consent. That is copyright infringement. It is not allowed by Getty Images. Kindly cease and desist from such behavior.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 19:27, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

Nakagawa Hidenari → Nakagawa HideshigeEdit

中川秀成 is not called Nakagawa Hidenari but Nakagawa Hideshige.

In Asia, if you call 中川秀成 as it is, it's Nakagawa Hideshige.

Nakagawa Hidenari comes out as 中川秀成 when translating Nakagawa Hidenari.

中川秀成's 秀成 is Hideshige.

About 中川秀成 foreigners are mistaken for Hidenari, and it's recognized that it's correct.

Katsuhiro because there was a misunderstanding, Nakagawa Hidenari lily with Nakagawa Hidenari the actual I hope you move on to.

@Gameposo: Hi, and welcome. Please present evidence of the misunderstanding at the relevant talk pages for the pages you mentioned, not here.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 19:34, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: I submit the following evidence to provide the source why Nakagawa Hideenari is Nakagawa Hideshige. You can see that Nakagawa Hideshige is used more than Nakagawa Hidenari.



中川秀成 Nakagawa Hideshige (1570年-1612年)


Hideshige Nakagawa

Hideshige Nakagawa (Japanese: 中川秀成, Genki 1st year (1570) - August 14th (September 9, 1612) in the 17th lunar year of Keicho) was a warlord and daimyo from the Azuchi-Momoyama period to the first half of the Edo period. . He was the first lord of the Bungooka Domain.




he split Bungo Province in a number of small fiefs and transferred in 1594 Nakagawa Hideshige (1570-1612) from Miki Castle in the Harima Fief to Oka Castle in Kyūshū.



Translation of "秀成" in English

Hideshige - 秀成, 秀重


The Mystery of Inari and the Caves That Surround the Castle Town (Chapter 4)

I contacted the landowner and asked him about the Inari shrine. I received a surprising answer. “Somewhere along the line it became an Inari shrine without my realizing it. I donʼt know who did it. From childhood I had always thought of it as a beautiful cave but up until 15 years ago (1997) it definitely wasnʼt an Inari shrine.” Lord Hideshige Nakagawa allowed many vassals to live in the Kudo area.


The Otamaya Park of Oka feudal lord

Unshitsuzenshi was invited from Toganji of Somadani that was situated southeast of the castle town, and made funeral service of Nakagawa Hideshige and became the first Jushoku (chief priest) of Hekiunji. Gameposo Gameposo (talk) 11:36, 20 July 2021 (UTC)


REQUEST: Hello Alannis, Thank you very much for your desmostylus, wonderful ! I would like to use it in a french book whith poems and songs for children. I'll just set teeth in the other side because I read it had to be so... Please just let me know if it's ok § Thank you !!! —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 17:47, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

Hi, and welcome. Please see COM:REUSE in general, but which file is this about, specifically? We have 75,183,146 of them.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 19:39, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
@ User:Alannis last contributed to Wikimedia Commons in 2011 and is unlikely to see your question on this page. Anyway, the image Desmostylus.jpg, if that's the one, is under the free license CC BY-SA 3.0, which means that you may use it if you respect the conditions of that license. -- Asclepias (talk) 20:55, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

Would images uploaded to Facebook for non commercial purposes be considered copyrighted?Edit

Say, if for example they were uploaded by a non profit group with the explicit intention of having the image distributed? — Preceding unsigned comment added by OpticalBloom241 (talk • contribs) 15:57, 19 July 2021 (UTC)

Hi @OpticalBloom241: License can only be determined by explicit written statement. Even if they actually say "we want this to be redistributed", that's not sufficient because the threshold for commons licenses also includes permission to modify and sell. DMacks (talk) 16:20, 19 July 2021 (UTC)
I saw a dozen of images that I uploaded here, back on Facebook and people saying to the person "nice picture you took". When I said "this picture is taken by me and is under license", the reactions were not so nice, even the 'sysop' of the group kicked me out, because I was too negative. So something from Facebook can come from anywhere, even from here, you can't trust it. There is always permission needed from the photographer too. - Richardkiwi (talk) (talk) 16:43, 19 July 2021 (UTC)

@OpticalBloom241: you might want to take a look at Commons:Licensing#Acceptable_licenses. The short of it: just saying "we're happy to see this redistributed" isn't enough of a permission, especially because it doesn't make clear whether commercial use & derivative works are OK. Also: even the many works we have here under licenses like {{Cc-by-sa-4.0}} are copyrighted; the difference is that the owner of the copyright has granted a license. - Jmabel ! talk 23:33, 19 July 2021 (UTC)

Creating a new Wikipedia Page/category ?Edit

Hello and thank you anyone for help,

I am new to this for sure, have been an observer for a long time. Me and many colleagues both public and private are wanting to create a unique page, again, sorry for my complete ignorance. Our page will be dedicated to scientifically acquired paleontological specimens discovered and collected by non-academic people throughout the history of paleontology (over 150yrs). We have spent a great deal of time creating this publication documented list. We are humble enough to know we cannot find everything. We are hoping to create a page that allows others to share their published referenced data now and in the future. Is this even possible on this site? Data from the late 1800's and early 1900's is being lost. Museum and journal references are getting harder to track down. We have a large team working on curating the information before it is lost. Also new information is not being curated in one place. Can I do this here. Thank you anyone for help. — Preceding unsigned comment added by CK Preparations (talk • contribs) 19:24, 19 July 2021 (UTC)

  • @CK Preparations: Sounds like a good use for one or more gallery pages. See Romanian Orthodox churches in Bucharest and Seattle and the Orient (both of which I created) as an example from a technical point of view of what you might do. Let me know how well or poorly that fits. - Jmabel ! talk 23:37, 19 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Note this is a strictly on-Commons solution, not involving Wikipedia. If you want to do something on one of the (language-specific) Wikipedias, you'd need to ask on their equivalent of this page. - Jmabel ! talk 23:38, 19 July 2021 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Rayquan Smith 2019 MSU2.jpgEdit

Hello, this picture that I used, I take it form this website : It's an official website of Norfolk State Spartans, a team who Rayquan Smith playing. So I can't contact any one to give me a permission. Please help me. Thanks.

--M7aub (talk) 05:16, 20 July 2021 (UTC)

  • @M7aub: There's no indication there of any reuse permission at all, let alone a Commons-compatible free license. You say have no way to contact anyone to get permission to reuse it. This seems like a pretty clear lack of any right at all to use the image, so it clearly doesn't belong on Commons. Is there any reason you thought otherwise? - Jmabel ! talk 06:52, 20 July 2021 (UTC)

Page being rejected because of external linkEdit

Greetings. I am new to this and I am trying to create a page. when I am done and tries to "Publish Page", it says that there are external links and refuses me from publishing.

However, all the links included in that page are directing to pages of Wikipedia, and thus I do not this they are external links. what can I do to make my page approved?

Thanks in advance! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Last Journey (talk • contribs) 16:36, 20 July 2021 (UTC)

  • @Last Journey: You seem to have uploaded File:Skyline-Farms-school-11-e1432129665674.jpg successfully, but if you don't indicate its copyright status as either public domain (for some specific reason) or free-licensed (under some specific license) it will be deleted. I see no indication at the source you have given that it is either of these, and the page from which you took it explicitly says, "All Right Reserved by Alabama Pioneers".
  • There is no indication that you have had any other activity on Commons besides uploading that file and asking your question here. This account has literally no activity that I can find on any of the other WMF wikis. Can you be more precise about what you were trying to do, and exactly what message you got? - Jmabel ! talk 17:51, 20 July 2021 (UTC)

Publishing public figures who are football players, wearing sponsored football team's shirt??Edit

Publishing public figures who are football players, wearing sponsored football team's shirt. This must be allowed?! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Salty75 (talk • contribs) 21:11, 20 July 2021 (UTC)

  • @Salty75: The copyrighted logo is de minimis here. - Jmabel ! talk 00:55, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

Uploading videosEdit

How can I upload my videos here? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hardson Okello Adupa (talk • contribs) 10:50, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

Hello Hardson Okello Adupa, Please use COM:Video2commons, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 11:03, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

Image proportions changed on their own during uploadEdit

I downloaded an image from Wikimedia Commons that had large empty spaces above and below (File:Render amicoWhite 3quarterRight NoBG 2K 2021 06 11.png), cropped these areas for better presentation and saved as a new PNG file, while looked proportionally correct. After I uploaded it to Wikimedia Commons I used the original image's URL as a source and the author as the company who owns it. Is this the proper method?--Daltonsatom (talk) 13:00, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

@Daltonsatom: Sometimes, yes. Strictly speaking, a company is not an author in most countries, but the sole mention of the company is often accepted on Commons, being understood that the meaning is "unidentified author for the company" and that the copyright and attribution is to the company. However, in this particular case, something seems confusing. For the cropped image File:Render amicoWhite 3quarterRight NoBG 2K 2021 06 11C.png, you say that the author is the company Intellivision Entertainment and, as the source, you link to the uncropped file File:Render amicoWhite 3quarterRight NoBG 2K 2021 06 11.png. But for that uncropped "original" source, you say that you are, yourself, the creator of this photo. (Actually a name different from your user name, but that links to your user page). And User:Shizhao says that your authorship of this photo was officially confirmed in a VRTS communication [7]. (Presumably a confirmation of authorship and license issued by an authorized officer of the company Intellivision Entertainment, because you seem to say that the copyright is owned by that company and because Commons:Deletion requests/File:00000000Amico.jpg seems to imply that the photo may have been originally published on the website But you, as an individual user of Commons, are not yourself the whole company Intellivision Entertainment. So, something needs to be modified on one page or the other, to make the information consistent on both files. On both files, if that is the case, you should use or a wording that makes clear that you are the photographer and that you made the photo for Intellivision Entertainment, who owns the copyright on it. Or, if you prefer, you can remove your name from the uncropped file. But it is confusing to write only your name as author on one file and only the name of the company as author on the other file. -- Asclepias (talk) 15:00, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

@Asclepias Okay. At this point, I have changed the author to Intellivision Entertainment for the two images to keep: File:Render amicoWhite 3quarterRight NoBG 2K 2021 06 11C.png and File:Render amicoWhite 3quarterRight NoBG 2K 2021 06 11D highres.png. This corresponds to the ShareAlike4.0 release for the uncropped original image. The file ending in C (File:Render amicoWhite 3quarterRight NoBG 2K 2021 06 11C.png) is being deleted because it was not high enough resolution compared to the original (about 900 x 450 px compared to 2048 x 2048. Let me know if this is okay.--Daltonsatom (talk) 15:23, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

Well, the "author" field is now consistent on all files, which is a good thing. But now, it is the "source" field that becomes confusing. A higher-resolution image (File:Render amicoWhite 3quarterRight NoBG 2K 2021 06 11D highres.png) cannot logically be sourced from a lower-resolution image (File:Render amicoWhite 3quarterRight NoBG 2K 2021 06 11.png), (unless the image is an upscaled version, in which cas it would not be a higher-resolution image). If the "D" version is higher-resolution, it must come from somewhere else than the lower-resolution version. Maybe it comes from your own files or from a webpage of the company? Please indicate the actual source, whatever it is. Also, will there be a reason to keep the smaller version? If it's only to keep the VRTS note, I suppose the VRTS team can transfer it to the larger version. Unless the VRTS communication is applicable to the smaller version only (in which case the larger version would require its own VRTS confirmation to be kept on Commons). The "date" field should also be made consistent. -- Asclepias (talk) 16:11, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

@Asclepias They are both actually the same resolution. Somehow, even though I kept the width the same (28.44 inches) it ended up being double the pixels, but I used the 2048 x 2048 to make it, so it is about 2048 x 1010 that just got upscaled by a factor of slightly over two. I didn't worry about it because I guess the problem with the cropped version C was that it was half the resolution and the clarity of the cropped image is as good as the original. Is that going to be a problem? As far as having both images, I would have used the cropped one to have it OTRS released (if that is the correct term), but I didn't realize until I uploaded it to the Wikipedia page that the "no background (what NoBG means in the filename)" background would take up as much vertical space. If that high res cropped one can be the primary VTRS with the OTRS verified ShareAlike4.0 release, it can be the only one.--Daltonsatom (talk) 17:17, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

Ok, if version "D" is merely upscaled from the other version, then the source is fine (although the link should be slightly reformmatted to link to the description page, not to the undescribed image). Consequently, it is not necessary to transfer the VRTS note or to obtain a new one. And then the version "File:Render amicoWhite 3quarterRight NoBG 2K 2021 06 11.png" is also kept as the "original" version. -- Asclepias (talk) 17:51, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

@Asclepias: FWIW: if the source shows valid free-licensing, and there is no reason to believe that is specific to the low-resolution version, it's OK to replace with a higher-resolution image that is clearly the same photo. For example, as far as I know all of the images in Category:Seattle Municipal Archives via Flickr use Flickr to show the licensing, but many (maybe half?) show higher-resolution images from the Archives' own site, which is slightly vague about licensing (it states similar terms, but does not single out a well-known license). Typically the image page from the Archives' own site is linked in the description field (from the description on Flickr) but the more important source to specify is the one that shows the licensing. - Jmabel ! talk 17:25, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

@Asclepias Yes, the "highres" in version D was merely to indicate it was not a downgraded resolution as was inadvertently done for version B and C, but I maintained the original resolution of [:File:Render amicoWhite 3quarterRight NoBG 2K 2021 06 11.png]. So, after B and C are deleted only the original image and cropped image with the same resolution will remain. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Daltonsatom (talk • contribs) 19:06, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

How can I be notified of task remaining for this page?Edit

I've worked 30 hours on several pages. 

Who can I ask? In plain language, what do I need to do?

File:The Seven Seasons of Spiritual Life □ □ ◊ □ □.pdf — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mike Holiday (talk • contribs) 14:47, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

Low memoryEdit

After I select the photo, it says not completed due to low memory. How can I fix this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Arzun07 (talk • contribs) 15:09, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

Hi Arzun07, Try deleting your browser history and cache, If that doesn't work trying deleting some files from your laptop which could be taking up memory, Thanks. –Davey2010Talk 15:14, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
Closing applications is more likely to help than deleting files. But what exactly are you trying to do? (Also: please see COM:SIGN.) - Jmabel ! talk 15:58, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
Fair point - Guess it depends on the device you're using. Arzun07 once deleting history etc you could try uninstalling apps you don't use or closing them down. I only suggested deleting files because that was my issue on Windows 7. Apologies for dishing out the incorrect advice, –Davey2010Talk 17:32, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

Link from wikipedia to commons after moving a category in commonsEdit

I moved the Category:Abbey Weitzeil to the correct spelling of the name in commons. (wrong: Weitzel; correct: Weitzeil) But the "Wikimedia Commons" link in some Wikipedias (e.g. en.wikipedia, nl.wikipedia, pl.wikipedia) still points to Category:Abbey Weitzel, while in other Wikipedias (es, pt, fr, ...) this link points to Category:Abbey Weitzeil. Can anyone explain/fix this? --Kallichore (talk) 22:29, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

I fixed a couple by purging the Wikipedia pages. I suppose they come right eventually. --ghouston (talk) 02:41, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, Help:Purge helped me. I could use the "Purging can be done manually, by adding the text ?action=purge at the end of the URL" method. There is one page left: fa.wikipedia [8]. I don't know how to do this here because of the Right-to-left script. Another question: is there a method of purging all wikipedia language versions at once? This article has 18 language versions, I guess fixing articles with over 100 language versions would be tedious. --Kallichore (talk) 06:04, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:North Indian duststroms(satellite image).jpgEdit

how to make my added image as a licensed image to make sure it will be permanent

--KSV9 (talk) 03:53, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

  • @KSV9: I believe these would be {{PD-USGov-NASA}}; can someone more familiar with NASA's practices confirm that? - Jmabel ! talk 14:48, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

Updating a logo to a new versionEdit

Hi, last year we updated our Pagecloud branding and I would like to update the Pagecloud logo displayed on our Company page ( I am unsure how to do this, could you please advise me on the proper process. Thank you, Mark — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mbstephenson (talk • contribs) 14:01, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

  • @Mbstephenson: You can use {{PD-ineligible}} and {{Trademarked}} in lieu of a license tag. - Jmabel ! talk 14:50, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
    • Which I'll do: I didn't notice that was an internal link and it was already uploaded.
  • But maybe that is not what you are asking. Could you possibly be more specific about what page you mean by "our Company page"? - Jmabel ! talk 14:52, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
    • @Mbstephenson: please upload the new logo as a separate file with a new name, don't overwrite the old logo. MKFI (talk) 06:30, 23 July 2021 (UTC)


Hello, I try to ad photo of an artist I work with. It was just deleted the second time. I own all rights to this photo. How can I upload it successfully? Many thanks for help. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Anna Voo (talk • contribs) 14:06, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

  • @Anna Voo: Is this about File:TOMEK_GREGORCZYK.jpg or something else?
  • @JuTa: pinging you because you deleted File:TOMEK_GREGORCZYK.jpg as "no permission". I take it you were doubting the uploader's right to give permission, since a license was stated.
  • Anna Voo: I would suggest you go through the process descried at COM:OTRS to clarify that you own the rights to the photo. Once they establish that, a member of the OTRS team will undelete it. - Jmabel ! talk 15:00, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
See also File:Tomash.jpg. Part of the problem is that it's unexpected that professional photographer Adrian Mossakowski would upload to Commons under the user name Anna Voo. If the photographer ceded the copyright to someone named Anna Voo, the file may not be a copyvio. But, as things are, the description looks like plagiarism. -- Asclepias (talk) 15:35, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
I restored the image and converted it to a regular Deletion request. But as allready said, the EXIF tells us that the uploader is not the author. --JuTa 18:52, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

I don't know who is Adrian Mossakowski but I'm sure he is not author of this photo. Will try COM:OTRS but I really don't understand this situation. Has Adrian any proof he is the author? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Anna Voo (talk • contribs) 19:02, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

  • @Anna Voo: The EXIF data on the photo that you uploaded states that he is the author. - Jmabel ! talk 19:40, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
Any chance you might have bought a second-hand EOS 5D Mark III camera that happens to have been formerly owned by Adrian? Also, just to be clear: when you say that you own all rights to the photo, do you also mean that you took the photo or do you mean that you own the rights to the photo but it was taken by someone else? -- Asclepias (talk) 22:15, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

How can I improve my camera settings to create better photos for Commons?Edit

How can I improve my camera settings to create better photos for Commons? Here is an example of an image I would like to improve: File:Hayden Bridge renovated walkway.jpg. Thank you in advance! Best, Tyrone Madera (talk) 17:14, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

  • @Tyrone Madera: that's a pretty decent photo for a phone. It's a difficult subject because it is high contrast. I don't have a bunch of time right now but my best advice with anything digital is: when in doubt, underexpose a little so you don't burn out the highlights; then postprocess (e.g. with GIMP) to bring more detail out of the shadows. But someone at Commons:Graphics Lab may have better advice. - Jmabel ! talk 22:54, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

To edit page on Oxyfuel Combustion pleaseEdit

Hi It looks like there's an administrators block on me editing the page on oxyfuel combustion untill 26th july 12:05, I have designed a combustion system that is more efficient and would like to ask if i can do my own piece on it for the wikipedia . Have tried to navigate the site and its a bit confusing for some one who would just like to post one article , and isnt a wikipedia contributor normally . Basically if you would like my contribution , i am happy to do a maybe 200words on the sequential oxygen combustion design (graphics will have to wait) , i suppose my next question is who do i ask and where should it go on the page on oxyfuel combustion ?? I read the notices and it congratulated on me doing an edit , when i havent really done one. Just appreciate some help to get an edit done on my design/invention. Many thanks John — Preceding unsigned comment added by Oxyfuel2021 (talk • contribs) 19:56, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

  • No, you really cannot write about your own work on Wikipedia. See en:WP:COI. - Jmabel ! talk 01:17, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

I can't upload imagesEdit

Hi, im making an article for a friend, he is a writer and recently he started to sell their books on amazon. The thing is, i can't upload photos, i didn't take that photos but i have his consent. — Preceding unsigned comment added by NicolasCarol (talk • contribs) 21:39, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

  • If that article about your friend is in the English-language Wikipedia, please see en:WP:COI. There are very few circumstances where it is appropriate to write i Wikipedia about your own personal friend.
  • Meanwhile, here on Commons: the issue would be the consent of the copyright-holder (typically the photographer), not the subject of the photo. The only person who can grant a license to waive rights is the person who owns those rights. If the copyright-holder has a page or site on the Internet clearly under their control, they can indicate the license there; otherwise they will need to go through the process described at COM:OTRS. - Jmabel ! talk 01:22, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

Change image file titleEdit

Hello! I uploaded five images and the file titles are incorrect. How can I change these from NAIDOC week to YABUN festival,_2005.tif,_NAIDOC_week_in_Redfern_Park,_2005.tif,_Redfern_Park,_2005.tif,_performing_at_NAIDOC_week_celebrations,_Redfern_Park,_2005.tif,_Naidoc_Week_Redfern_Park,_2005.tif Thanks! NomesieC — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nomesiec (talk • contribs) 01:10, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

Inherited photographsEdit

Hello together!

I inherited a lot of photographs from my late father. A lot of those photographs are from the 60s-80s and could be of value for Commons. Like pictures from the Berlin wall or buildings in Munich, that since then have changed a lot, and also public events. I'm a little bit uncertain on how to proceed, as I'm not keen on uploading a few hundred images and then waking up one day, seeing all of them being part of a mass deletion request. (Which seems to happen a lot as of late) I am and my father was from Germany. So I get, that I should be the copyright-holder of those images. Do I just upload them as usual and then maybe set the author to my father? Or do I need to do something specific in the Release rights step of the upload process? Or do I maybe even need to provide an OTRS ticket for this cause? If there are any guidelines on this topic, I would be very thankful for a link. I couldn't find any searching myself.

Thanks in advance.

Cheers, --DavidJRasp (talk) 10:23, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

@DavidJRasp: This is how I see it. In Berne Convention countries such as Germany, copyright subsists for 70 years after the death of the creator of a work. However, there is a difference between that and who actually owns the copyright after death. Most people do not consider this in their wills, but if there is a residuary clause in terms of "I leave all my property not heretofore mentioned to X", then X is the owner of the copyright in the sense that only s/he has the legal right to enforce it, because the wording is wide enough to admit that interpretation. I'd suggest you examine your father's will and see if there is such a clause, and who is the beneficiary of it. That person should contact OTRS, and the author should be credited as your father. Hope that helps. Rodhullandemu (talk) 10:54, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
@DavidJRasp: If you are the owner of the copyright, you can do as you said in your question. You upload the files as usual. You mention your father as the author. And you place a free license of your choice. If you want to make this clearer, you can optionally use a template that specifies that the license is placed by the heir. There are a few templates already in the category Category:License tags for transferred copyright. If your favorite licence is not there, you can use the more general template Heirs-license with any free license. For an example, you can look at a photo I uploaded, which was taken by my father. You do not need to send anything to OTRS/VRTS, unless the photos were previously published somewhere. I suppose you may optionally send something to OTRS/VRTS if you really fear that someone one day might dispute your identity. -- Asclepias (talk) 12:05, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
@Asclepias: Thanks! That helps a lot. I don't see, why someone would dispute that. But then again those mass deletion request at the moment seem reckless to me. And I fear that one of those mass deletion request could hit at point, where I don't have the time to deal with it. I have the necessary document, according to German law, to prove this. So I will think on how to proceed and if it's really necessary to provide OTRS ticket or maybe only to have everything prepared, just in case. Thanks again --DavidJRasp (talk) 12:31, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

Few Quick QuestionsEdit

Would you please help by answering the below questions very clearly and concisely?

  • Why do I need to have a WIKIMEDIA COMMONS User Page?
  • I have a user account on Wikipedia with its associated user page - do I need to have a WIKIMEDIA User page as well?
  • What can I do with WIKIMEDIA COMMONS?
  • What are the rules and Policies?
  • What will block my account in WIKIMEDIA? — Preceding unsigned comment added by ALEX B. 1992 (talk • contribs) 12:45, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
@ALEX B. 1992: I'm sorry, but "what are all your policies" is not a "quick question".
You don't need to have a Wikimedia Commons user page. You can look around at some other people's to see how they choose to use them, but it's optional.
I don't even know what a "Wikimedia User Page" would be, so I doubt you need one.
As for what you can do here: mainly, you can look at other people's photos (and other audiovisual media), and improve descriptions, categories, and structured data; you can upload your own photos (and other audiovisual media) (within our COM:SCOPE) and document them with descriptions, categories, and structured data. Content from Commons is easily reused in other Wikimedia projects.
Rules and policies: there are a lot of them, and no way I can give a quick summary. If you want something exhaustive, start with Category:Commons policies. If you want a reasonable place to start, start by reading and following up what is already on your user talk page.
An administrator will block your account if you vandalize or if you seem to be incapable of following policies after a reasonable amount of feedback. - Jmabel ! talk 15:34, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

Thank you so much Jmabel for your reply - I will read all of it - appreciated.

How can i submit art work from a Artist i work for? Do I need written permissions?Edit

I am creating a biography page for an Artist I work for. I have tried to publish photos of the Artist and his work but the files have been rejected. What can i do? — Preceding unsigned comment added by IN ABSENCE (talk • contribs) 12:46, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

  • Unless the artist in question is reasonably notable (e.g. at the level where there is a Wikipedia article about them, or is likely to be) probably their original artwork does not belong on Commons. That's not a hard and fast rule, but please don't be surprised if artwork by a non-notable artist is deleted.
  • To upload copyrighted work by someone other than yourself, there are basically two possibilities:
    • The copyright-holder can go through the process described at COM:OTRS either to license specific work or to indicate that your account may upload their copyrighted work on their behalf.
    • On a site or page clearly controlled by the copyright-holder, they can indicate the appropriate free license for the work; after that, anyone can upload that work to Commons without creating a copyright/licensing issue. - Jmabel ! talk 15:38, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

Briefing for beginnersEdit

I would appreciate a briefing about WIKIMEDIA COMMONS for beginners and please answer my question in bellow

  1. Do the WIKIMEDIA COMMONS and Wikipedia are linked and will help for sharing articles in Wikipedia? Thank you!
  2. Is my User Page is same as Wikipedia and I need to copy about my self from Wikipedia to Wikimedia or this is a separate?
  3. Would you please send me a link of tutorial to read everything about WIKIMEDIA COMMONS before I create my article?
  4. For creating an article from scratch, do I need WIKIMEDIA as well?
  5. Are these brands (WIKICOMMOSNS, WIKIPEDIA, MEDIAWIKI and more) are connected with each other in order to create an article in Wikipedia? — Preceding unsigned comment added by ALEX B. 1992 (talk • contribs) 13:13, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by ALEX B. 1992 (talk • contribs) 12:55, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

  1. Please read en:Wikimedia Commons.
  2. They are separate, and as I answered you above, not mandatory.
  3. Please follow up the links that have already been provided on your talk page. Then come back if you have more specific questions. There are no articles on Wikimedia Commons, so the question as asked doesn't make a lot of sense.
  4. There are no articles on Wikimedia Commons, so the question as asked doesn't make a lot of sense.
  5. Please read en:Wikimedia Commons. Then come back if you have more specific questions. - Jmabel ! talk 15:47, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

Thank you so much Jmabel for your cooperation I will read all of it and will come back I would need anything to know.

mini boyEdit

So how can l use a common subject cause l am new here so please tell me how to use it.😣😣 —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 13:44, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

  • I have no idea what you mean by "use a common subject." Can you please say more clearly what you are trying to do? - Jmabel ! talk 15:49, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

National Register of Historic Places listings in Tuolumne County, CaliforniaEdit

I accidentally deleted a photo that was intended to illustrate the site of Watts & Tannahill General Store, a NRHP listing, at 18761 Main St. in Groveland, California.

The photo was not of the NRHP property. The Watts & Tannahill store is now the Iron Door Saloon. The person who originally added the photo mistakenly thought that the (now closed) Iron Door General Store across the street was the successor to Watts & Tannahill.

I realized that the photo I hoped to use as a replacement in the Wikipedia article (not to mention the original photo) probably is not free to use. Accordingly, I need someone to restore the photo I deleted:

I do not know how to fix this. I also do not know how to get someone to replace this incorrect photo with a usable photo of the Iron Door Saloon. Any help I can get on this will be much appreciated. Rontrigger (talk) 23:46, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

All right, I admit to being a complete idiot here, but I wanted to let you know that I was able to restore the photo I had deleted. However, I still do not know how I can properly replace it with a photo of the actual National Register property. Rontrigger (talk) 00:08, 24 July 2021 (UTC)

Don't worry, you did not delete the file and you could not have deleted it even if you wanted to. You merely removed its display from a Wikipedia page. Which was the right thing to do, I suppose, if, as you say, the photo does not show the building described in the page. Why did you put it back in the page? If you know this subject well, you can even correct the information in the description page of the file. If you want to place a photo of the right building in the Wikipedia page, well, you would have to find one that has a free license or, perhaps even better, take one if you're not far from there, and upload it to Commons, with a different filename, and then insert the new filename in the Wikipedia page. -- Asclepias (talk) 01:14, 24 July 2021 (UTC)

Correct the spelling of the UsernameEdit


I wonder how to correct the spelling of the username.

It is now: Ångermanlands Fornminnesförening.

But it should be: Ångermanlands fornminnesförening.

Best regards, Ångermanlands fornminnesförening (talk) 01:54, 24 July 2021 (UTC)

@Ångermanlands Fornminnesförening: please see Commons:Changing username.--RZuo (talk) 09:50, 24 July 2021 (UTC)

Thank you very much! Ångermanlands fornminnesförening (talk) 11:19, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

Multi-licensing with CC0Edit

Hi all,

I was thinking of licensing my images under CC0 alongside the existing license (CC-BY-SA-4.0). Would that be possible for me to do, or are the licenses incompatible? --LivelyRatification (talk) 02:47, 24 July 2021 (UTC)

@LivelyRatification: Hi, Well, it sounds illogical. Either you claim a copyright (CC BY-SA 4.0) or you don't claim a copyright (CC0). I would say that a CC0 dedication is not compatible with anything else. -- Asclepias (talk) 04:58, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
That's what I was thinking. Might just be best to use CC0 in the future. --LivelyRatification (talk) 05:01, 24 July 2021 (UTC)

llghtchlld SpellingEdit


My name is Alex, and I am llghtchlld's assistant, and also the person who created the page for llghtchlld.

I was wondering if it was possible to change the main title of llghtchlld's Wikipedia page to the correct spelling. (with the i's as l's) This spelling of the i's replaced with l's is not a stylization, it is the actual spelling of llghtchlld's name, and it is the way that her name is spelled throughout her online presence. The purpose of this was to be distinct from other artists with the name "Lightchild".

I know that Wikipedia has very strict policies when it comes to spelling and formatting, but please let me know if it is possible to make this spelling correction, and avoid confusion surrounding her name online.

Warmly, Alex — Preceding unsigned comment added by Loveisthevision (talk • contribs) 03:22, 24 July 2021 (UTC)

@Loveisthevision: you will get better help by posting on Help desk.--RZuo (talk) 09:50, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
@Loveisthevision: Or to put that another way, questions about Wikipedia should be asked on Wikipedia, not on Commons. - Jmabel ! talk 16:06, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
  • This is a little more complicated than just renaming a page, because it's renaming a user account. So take a look at en:WP:RENAME. Andy Dingley (talk) 17:15, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
    • @Andy Dingley: seems to be about a Wikipedia article, am I missing something? - Jmabel ! talk 00:18, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
  • I may be wrong here - I thought we had an editor on WP called lightchild [sic], who I'd encountered previously, and they employed a carer or assistant? Andy Dingley (talk) 00:22, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
I think this is about File:Llghtchlld.jpg. --ghouston (talk) 04:21, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
Actually no, that's the spelling they want, for the Wikipedia article too. --ghouston (talk) 04:23, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

Ich bin nicht der Autor, habe aber das Copyright durch ErbschaftEdit

Ich möchte Fotos von Werken meines Vater (Grafiker) in Commons stellen. Sie sind aus seinem Nachlass, den ich geerbt habe. Ich möchte also gerne als Quelle den Nachlass angeben und als Autor der Fotos seine Firma. Soll ich unter "Another reason not mentioned above" Copyright durch Erbschaft angeben? Oder wie soll ich vorgehen? 2. Frage: Kann ich eine für ihn erstellen, wo ich dann alle Bilder einstellen kann, oder gibt es da Kriterien, für wen Kategorien erstellt werden können? Herzlichen Dank für die Hilfe! — Preceding unsigned comment added by MHof19 (talk • contribs) 10:07, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

  1. @MHof19: Siehen Sie Commons:Support-Team (auf Deutsch) für Informationen zur vertraulichen Kommunikation, um nachzuweisen, dass Sie die Rechte an diesen Fotos haben.
  2. "Kann ich eine [was] für ihn erstellen"? - Jmabel ! talk 07:05, 26 July 2021 (UTC)


tok12-600.jpg(750×500)をwikipediaで使用したいのですが、可能ですか? この画像は、他のサイトで使用されているものです。夕暮れ都市 (talk) 10:12, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

@夕暮れ都市: 著作権について:「日本車輌製造株式会社がWWWサーバ(以下、本サーバといいます)上で提供する各種文書(画像等も含みます)の著作権は、特別に断りのない限り、日本車輌製造株式会社または当社の関連会社に帰属しています。権利者の許可なく、掲載内容をこのまま又は改変して転載・転用等することを固く禁じます。」
Commons:Licensing/ja:「ウィキメディア・コモンズではフリーコンテントのみを受け付けています。つまり、著作権の制限なく誰でも、いつでも、どんな目的にでも利用できる画像他のメディアファイルを取り扱います。」--RZuo (talk) 12:11, 27 July 2021 (UTC)

Removal of uploaded content.Edit

I want to remove a video (mpg) that will not play with pictures only sound. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Airønn (talk • contribs) 13:44, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

I am new on this site and do not find it easy to do that. Could you please give me a recipe. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Airønn (talk • contribs) 07:17, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

How and where can one make an "under page"?Edit

Good day,

How and where can one make an "under page"?

For example like this: User:Ångermanlands Fornminnesförening/Gallery ===User:Ångermanlands Fornminnesförening/Gallery===

And then like this: User:Ångermanlands Fornminnesförening/Gallery/Photo archive 1

And so on.

Best regards/ Ångermanlands fornminnesförening (talk) 14:32, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

  • @Ångermanlands Fornminnesförening: Assuming you just mean having a slash ("/") in the page name, you do that exactly like any other pagename. There's some "magic" about how it behaves, but none about how it is created. - ~~``

Derivative work in IranEdit

I uploaded this image and a moderator is tagged it as a derivative work. Agree that it's a derivative work. Based on here:

" پس از 78 سال زندگانی با عزت و افتخار در14اسفند 1365 هجری شمسی در دربیمارستان تهران بسته شد "

that person(in the photo) is passed out 35 years ago. The DW page in persian is all about the US laws. Nothing about Iran! So tried to find something in Copyright rules by territory. Again nothing. Any idea? Rohalamin (talk) 15:58, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

  • @Rohalamin: Yes, your photo is derivative work from an almost certainly copyrighted work. Freedom of panorama is not recognized in the copyright law of Iran, so that doesn't help. It is hard to imagine a scenario where the artwork you photographed could be in the public domain: copyright in Iran lasts for the life of the artist plus 50 years. It is almost impossible to imagine that the artist died before 1970. - Jmabel ! talk 16:04, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
    • Thank you, @Jmabel:. Then I have to upload it in Rohalamin (talk) 08:33, 27 July 2021 (UTC)

Newbie uploading questionEdit

Hello, I'm a wikimedia newbie, and for computer use in general have used them every day for a good 30 years and am a permanent newbie.

My first use was to enter this month's photo challenge ('Framing'). I've managed to upload a pic, but otherwise have been defeated by all the gobb.. I guess I mean the terminology. Maybe there is something to do with the categorisation etc. that I couldn't make head or tail of.

Although via my username New EPenguin I can see my pic, I can't see it when I navigate (somehow) to the challenge thread. I wonder what I'm doing wrong or not doing.

Actually I think if someone could just tell me what I should write in what boxes where, (Where! Where! - computer people have this terrible habit of telling you what but never where) I would then more easily latch on to what the general explanations are trying to tell me.

Thanks for your patience.

New EPenguin — Preceding unsigned comment added by New EPenguin (talk • contribs) 17:08, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

But you need also to submit your picture as described on Commons:Photo_challenge. Ruslik (talk) 18:56, 25 July 2021 (UTC)


A Waterfall (Cascade) (Q17322215) What about the expression “drager” in the parameter Dimensions? This word should be elimated. Displayed = transcluded here Greetings from Germany --Mateus2019 (talk) 17:25, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

  • @Mateus2019: if your question is about Wikidata, I suggest you ask on Wikidata. If it is about Commons: I suspect what you are seeing may be dependent on some setting of your system or account, because I don't seem to see anything of the sort. Could you possible do a (possibly temporary) upload of a partial screenshot to show what you are seeing that you think should be different? - ~~``

Adding an original portrait to a pageEdit

Hi, I think I have a meaningful contribution to make to the article on the composer Josquin des Prez, having discovered the painted portrait on which the only known of the composers existing engraved portrait most probably was based. It actually figures already in Wikipedia under the work of the painter. I cannot upload the image of the 15th century painting file saying I own the copyright. Obviously it is more than 500years old and bears no copyright. However I do not succeed to transfer the link to the image either. In this year, exactly 5 centurys after Josquin's death this would be an important contribution to the composers heritage. Can you please help me to load up the image to ? Sincerely, Joris Loeff — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 17:37, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

Is this YouTube screenshot of a celebrity acceptable?Edit

Dear admin,

Please advice whether this YouTube screenshot is acceptable as an actor profile picture on his Wikipedia page.

If not, please inform on how I should solve this. Thank you...

The current photo on his wiki is also a screenshot from YouTube.

There are a few like this that's approved. For example: Photo for Kim Soo-hyun, Park Si-hoo, Lee Tae-min, and many more.

Picture I want to upload: on twitter

YouTube source: KBS World TV

Caption: Jang Dong-yoon as MC for 2019 KBS Entertainment Awards

Date: 21 December, 2019.

License: {{YouTube CC-BY|KBS World TV}} — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chunva718 (talk • contribs) 20:23, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

  • @Chunva718: I see no indication of a CC-BY license at your stated sources. Where exactly is that indicated? - Jmabel ! talk 06:49, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

I got removal alert after I posted the picture under different license. Then I changed license to YouTube CC BY and it still got deleted. I don't know why and what I should do to avoid same mistake...

- Chunva718 ! talk
  • @Aurelio de Sandoval: can you help out here? - Jmabel ! talk 16:07, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
  • @Jmabel: Disculpen que escriba en español, pero mi inglés no es tan bueno, las imágenes que mecionas son aceptables en Commons ya que tienen una licencia compatible, además que son sus verdaderos

canales por lo que NO se le puede considerar copyvio e inclusive yo revisé y aprobé una de estas imágenes.--Aurelio de Sandoval (talk) 16:54, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

    • @Aurelio de Sandoval: Grácias (y aunque no estoy hispanohablante nativo, es mi segundo idioma).
    • @Chunva718: These seem to be approved: is there still a problem at this point? - Jmabel ! talk 17:18, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
      • @Jmabel: Thank you for your responses... Yes those examples were approved. I want to upload Youtube screenshot like those too using THIS picture. A screenshot from this YouTube: KBS World TV using this License: {{YouTube CC-BY|KBS World TV}}. Would that get rejected if I upload it again here? I don't wanna get suspended now after 3-4 pictures got rejected for copyright problem. A question, how many strikes to rules does it take before a user get suspended? Thank you again for your help... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chunva718 (talk • contribs) 17:45, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
As explained by Jmabel at the beginning, there is no free license indicated in the description of this video. Most videos on youtube do not have free licenses. Some have free licenses. You can upload with the license "YouTube CC-BY" only images from videos that are released under that free license by the owner of the copyright. -- Asclepias (talk) 18:24, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

Uploading of logosEdit

How are non-free logos (under fair use) uploaded to the English Wikipedia if Commons does not allow uploading of such files under fair use? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Newfiebluejay (talk • contribs) 00:30, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

  • @Newfiebluejay: Not sure I understand your question. Why would not allowing them on Commons present any problem for uploading them to the English-language Wikipedia (an entirely distinct website and project, even if both are under the umbrella of the WMF)? - Jmabel ! talk 06:46, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Zomato logo.pngEdit

Please help me preserve this logo file. I have added sources and

Yet I see the following message in the Licensing section.

"The uploader did not provide sufficient information (a valid and suitable tag) on this media's copyright status. Unless the copyright status is provided, the file could be deleted seven days after the upload (26 July 2021)."

I don't know how to provide or edit the copyright status or tags. --Compfreak7 (talk) 15:53, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

উইকিপিডিয়া আমি ছবি যোগ করতে চাইEdit

এফ কে স্বপন নামে আমি একটি উইকিপিডিয়া একাউন্ট খুলেছি সেখানে আমি কিছু ছবি আপলোড করতে চাই কিভাবে করব বুঝতে পারছি না — Preceding unsigned comment added by এফ কে স্বপন (talk • contribs) 20:09, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

@এফ কে স্বপন: please try Special:UploadWizard, and see Commons:Upload and COM:FS. you have already successfully uploaded three images: Special:Contributions/এফ_কে_স্বপন.--RZuo (talk) 12:11, 27 July 2021 (UTC)

Uploaded pictures with categoriesEdit

Is there anyway to find a list of pictures uploaded by me without categories? I have uploaded a lot of images and i find it hard to keep track. --Trade (talk) 21:07, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

Adding a photo to a wiki pageEdit

I just want EASY, step-by-step instructions on how to upload a photo to the Wikipedia National Registry of Historic Places website. It's my grandparents' home, so very important to me.

Please, just simple, non-technical language, starting with where on that page that shows the listing it states "upload photos." I seem to successfully drag the photo, but the content remains empty.

Please, HELP!

Thank you --

Mary Hanson — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mhanson1717 (talk • contribs) 23:05, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

Thank you so much for your quick response! You're right that I want o add it to the National Register of Historic Places listings in Henry County, which is published in Wikipedia. I followed your first step of "clicking here," but I then get a pop-up that repeats NRHP many times, and I can't get any further. Any suggestions? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mhanson1717 (talk • contribs) 00:22, 27 July 2021 (UTC)

Suppression de File:Bâtiment Descartes Plus - Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.jpgEdit

Hello, Le fichier d'origine était File:Lifteam-jean-luc-sandoz-©11h45-BD-3.jpg et je pense que lors de son renommage il a été supprimé par erreur. Le photographe Florent Michel a lui même téléversé l'image. Je ne sais pas commencer récupérer le fichier et le replacer dans la galerie. En vous remerciant par avance de votre aide. Yasminkaa (talk) 00:16, 27 July 2021 (UTC)

@Yasminkaa: Bonjour, Ce n'est pas dû au renommage. Ce fichier, ainsi que les autres fichiers du contributeur, a été versé sur Commons le 17 mai, puis renommé sans problème le 22 mai [9]. Toutefois, à la différence des autres, ce fichier a plus tard fait l'objet d'une demande de suppression, le 22 juin, par un utilisateur. Voir Commons:Deletion requests/File:Bâtiment Descartes Plus - Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.jpg. Et c'est à la suite de cette demande qu'il a été supprimé, le 26 juillet [10]. L'utilisateur qui a fait la demande de suppression a apparemment fait l'erreur que font certaines personnes qui ne sont pas familières avec les licences libres et qui croient que cela empêcherait l'auteur d'indiquer son droit d'auteur. On ne peut pas regarder le fichier supprimé, mais si la situation était identique à celle des autres fichiers du même contributeur User:11h45, normalement un fichier dans cette situation ne devrait pas être supprimé, à moins qu'il ait été déjà été publié ailleurs. On se contente plutôt d'ajouter le modèle «Watermark», comme cela a d'ailleurs été fait sur ces fichiers le 21 juin par un autre utilisateur, pour indiquer que Commons préfère que les inscriptions de droits d'auteur et d'attribution ne soient pas inscrites directement sur l'image elle-même mais plutôt dans la description. Il semble donc que ce fichier n'aurait pas dû être supprimé pour cette raison. Toutefois, Commons préfère parfois faire preuve d'une prudence particulière lorsqu'il s'agit des photographies d'un professionnel, ce qui est le cas ici. Même si, strictement, les règles de Commons n'exigent pas de preuve de l'identité d'un contributeur à moins qu'il y ait une raison particulière d'en douter, il pourrait être utile, dans un cas comme celui-ci, que Florent Michel fasse quand même parvenir à Wikimedia un courriel, à l'adresse de VRTS, pour confirmer que le compte d'utilisateur Wikimedia qui utilise le nom de l'agence «11h45» est bien le sien. Vous pouvez faire une demande de restauration du fichier sur la page Commons:Undeletion requests en expliquant bien la situation. Mais il est possible qu'une telle demande soit refusée et que les administrateurs de Commons préfèrent qu'il y ait confirmation d'identité dans le cas des photos d'une agence professionnelle. En fait, il est même possible qu'une demande de restauration ait l'effet non souhaité de faire supprimer les autres fichiers de 11h45 tant qu'une confirmation d'identité n'aura pas été obtenue. Il serait donc probablement utile qu'une confirmation d'identité soit envoyée avant de faire une demande de restauration du fichier. -- Asclepias (talk) 12:46, 27 July 2021 (UTC)

Saving the Folded Hands emoji,Edit

     I would like the opportunity to edit the Wikipedia database and to share relevant Mathematical Equations on  
     videos to support the changes, I have already tried to share the first video twice only to misplace them both (haha),
     The changes refer to an emoji with the name Folded Hands being possibly removed, What I see of the image is that of 
     two Hands Praying, I would be very happy to use the emoji and start a movement to first Save the emoji and Second is 
     to rename the Emoji to, Help Save Faith,                                                                             
                                            Thank you for your time and help with this matter it is most appreciated, — Preceding unsigned comment added by Help Save Faith, (talk • contribs) 02:57, 27 July 2021 (UTC)

Проблема с авторским правом на фотоEdit

Здравствуйте. Хочу узнать, как мне решить одну проблему. Я загрузил в Викисклад фотографию своего посёлка. При загрузке тип лицензии я не знал и выбрал последний пункт "не уверен". Фотографию я взял с сайта библиотеки этого посёлка. Когда пришло уведомление о нарушении авторских прав, я пошёл в библиотеку узнать о праве использования данной фотографии. Лицензии на фотографию у них не было. Как мне следует поступить, чтобы фотографию не удалили с Викисклада? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Denis Bikmaev (talk • contribs) 04:08, 27 July 2021 (UTC)