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how to upload a photo from my galleryEdit

I want to upload a photo from my gallery to the page what should I do? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Waruhiushee (talk • contribs) 09:48, 01 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi Waruhiushee! It's not really clear from your question what it is you want to do. Normally, you would upload files from your computer to Commons and then potentially use them on a page on Commons or another project. You don't upload files from your gallery; instead, your gallery showcases the files you have uploaded. (None in your case.) You also don't upload files to pages; instead, you upload them to Commons and edit the pages (e.g. an article on English Wikipedia) to include the file based on its name here on Commons. An introduction to uploading files to Commons can be found at Commons:First steps. Information on how to include uploaded files in Wikipedia articles can be found at en:Wikipedia:Picture tutorial on the English Wikipedia. If this doesn't answer your question, please elaborate a bit more next time. LX (talk, contribs) 09:46, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

Book coversEdit

I am writer. I have several book covers to upload... All the time my upploaded images deleted end never allowed to be upploaded again.

My license

Template:TC-Kitap kapağı adil kullanım

And I provide correct links for the image...

Where is the mistake? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mbozdag (talk • contribs) 14:08, 01 November 2015 (UTC)

If you own the copyright on the images, you should use the COM:OTRS system so your ownership can be verified. BMacZero (talk) 21:14, 25 November 2015 (UTC)
Hi Mbozdag! {{TC-Kitap kapağı adil kullanım}} is not a license template that exists or ever has existed here on Commons. According to Google Translate, "adil kullanım" means "fair use", but fair use (which is not a license, but a limitation of copyright law in certain contexts) does not apply to Commons, so we cannot host content with reference to fair use principles here. However, the template does exist on the Turkish Wikipedia. If your intention is to use the images there, you may be able to upload them locally on that project, provided that they comply with tr:Vikipedi:Adil kullanım politikası. LX (talk, contribs) 09:58, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

This file contains HTML or script code...Edit

As part of a resent batch upload I encountered 30ish tiff files which all failed to upload due to a This file contains HTML or script code... problem. Is there any way of figuring out what exactly (e.g. which exif tag) triggered this? If not would it be possible to set up an external tools (e.g. on labs) which would run the same test but spit out the specific tag causing the problem?

Cheers, André Costa (WMSE) (talk) 10:54, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Here is the source code of the function responsible for this. The way it's implemented, you're not going to get a whole lot out of it, but we can at least conclude the following:
  • The problem is in the first 1024 bytes of the file, because that's all that's checked
  • It's either one of the tags <a href, <body, <head, <html, <img, <pre, <script and <table or something that looks like a JavaScript URL.
I'd start by looking into the metadata of the files to see if anything pops out. I don't think the right way forward is an external tool, but rather improving the detectScript() function with some awareness of metadata structures, which would enable more informative error messages. LX (talk, contribs) 16:04, 11 November 2015 (UTC)
I concur. This kind of matching also causes false positives sometimes. -- Rillke(q?) 19:53, 11 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks LX for investigating. We'll look into the files and see what may be causing it. I guess even just passing on some of the info caught by wfDebug could be useful for figuring out what is going wrong. /André Costa (WMSE) (talk) 17:13, 11 November 2015 (UTC)
You can use File Analyzer, it will scan the whole file for potential conflicts. AFAIR, it is also an issue when using chunked uploading, and one of first 1024 bytes of the chunks matches one of the "precautionary measures" built into MediaWiki. -- Rillke(q?) 19:49, 11 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification. Since the files are chunked I guess we have to expand our search for the cause. I'll try the File Analyzer to see if it can tell us something more. /André Costa (WMSE) (talk) 11:43, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
We've checked some of the files against the File Analyzer which says they contain a <pre-tag but non such can be found when we look into the images. Simply resaving the files didn't fix the issue either so unless someone has a good solution I guess these 30ish files will simply have to be left. /André Costa (WMSE) (talk) 09:49, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
@André Costa (WMSE): could you upload them elsewhere? I'd like to have a look into them (or at least one). If File Analyzer sais there is a <pre>, and it is wrong, I'd like to fix it. -- Rillke(q?) 21:35, 20 November 2015 (UTC)
@Rillke: I put the file (and description page) over at dropbox. If you find anything then let me know. Thanks /André Costa (WMSE) (talk) 11:57, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Конкурс научных фотографийEdit

Добрый день. У меня вопрос по конкурсу научных фотографий. Украинская часть конкурса закончилась, но на странице написано: "Також можливо обійтися без локального рівня, якщо так видається за доцільне, й обмежитися лише передачею зображень на міжнародне змагання. Мета полягає у тому, щоб усі місцеві фотографи у Європі мали можливість взяти участь у конкурсі". Каким образом можно принять участие в Европейском конкурсе? Как загружать фотографии, чтобы они попали на конкурс? Какие сроки проведения Европейского конкурса? Заранее благодарна за ответ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Яна Сычикова (talk • contribs) 17:46, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done Question solved. Kruusamägi (talk) 02:11, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

Европейская Наука фотоконкурс 2015Edit

Я хочу участвовать с моей фотографией на фотоконкурс, но я не могу понять как получается, что Российский этап конкурса объявлен до 30.11.2015г., а сегодня, 19.11.2015г. уже определены победители во всех категориях. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Дедок (talk • contribs) 13:45, 19 November 2015‎ (UTC)

Adding Co-AutorsEdit

Where and how can I add co-authors of the images for the European Science Photo Competition 2015? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Antoninodigiovanna87 (talk • contribs) 14:46, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

reingold piece I want to submitEdit

1--Refused as was in "doxx"--what format is allowed and how do I convert? 2--SInce I am a newbie can I send my article (on a Jewish playwright) to an editor to help format, etc? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 1rayngold (talk • contribs) 20:04, 22 November 2015‎ (UTC)

I assume you mean .docx, rather than "doxx". We don't host .docx files. There are two main reasons for this:
  • .docx is a file suffix typically used to denote files that primarily consist of text. Wikimedia Commons is a media repository. We primarily host media files: images, video and audio. See Commons:Project scope/Summary.
  • .docx is a file suffix typically used to denote an essentially proprietary and pseudo-standard file format. Commons only hosts free content in free file formats. See Commons:File types.
LX (talk, contribs) 10:48, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

Modify a file of wikimedia and reupload itEdit

Can I modify a file that is uploaded to commons.wikimedia and reupload the modified file? If yes, then what options must I choose? I click "this is not my work", and then it says "Now tell us why you are sure you have the right to publish this work". What should I choose here?

Currently I uploaded this file

the original file is this:

In this case I used the same licence that was used by the original file (I hope that is right). But what must I do if the original file hasn't got a licence? (and it is original work of the person that uploaded it?) What option must I choose then?

At "Authors" I wrote the previous author and included my name, like someone suggested me to do. I hope that is right too.Altick (talk) 01:23, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes, you can modify and reupload any file on Commons, because only files that are licensed in a way that allows derivative works are allowed here. The way you have handled it is great, though I have two comments:
  • Your modifications to the file actually count as your own work - technically, your work is not {{PD-USGov}}, only the original file is. You should choose a new license for your file, such as {{Cc-zero}} or {{CC-BY-4.0}}, unless the original file has a "Share-Alike" license that requires you to use the same license.
  • I added the template {{Derived from}} to your file to make it clear that this is a derivative work of that file.
Another unrelated tip: you don't have to use full URLs to link to files on Commons. Just use two square brackets like this: [[:File:Παγκρεατικός και χοληδόχος πόρος.png]] = File:Παγκρεατικός και χοληδόχος πόρος.png. BMacZero (talk) 19:22, 25 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, it makes sense now. I changed the license of the files I uploaded, and also did the other changes you suggested.Altick (talk) 22:13, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

Size max of SVGEdit

Hello, I upload 1 and 2 but impossible to display files. When I try to dispay the file, all pictures of all Wiki websites are offline. I wait few minutes and pictures are back. If I try to display 1 or 2 another time, again offline, etc, etc, etc. So what is the size max of SVG file? --Jesmar (fr) discussion / (en) discuss 17:57, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Someone else might comment on the technical side, but I have a question on copyright. Did you really draw those maps yourself, like you claim? They look rather like Openstreetmaps to me. --rimshottalk 07:33, 25 November 2015 (UTC)
I thought Openstreetmaps is free (no?). Maybe I forgot to put credits. I'm checking. --Jesmar (fr) discussion / (en) discuss 14:23, 25 November 2015 (UTC)
Updated. --Jesmar (fr) discussion / (en) discuss 16:00, 26 November 2015 (UTC)
Looks good to me. For the technical question, you might get more help at the Graphics village pump. It wouldn't surprise me if the files could be made smaller without significant loss of detail. --rimshottalk 19:42, 26 November 2015 (UTC)
Commons:Maximum file size#Maximum size for thumbnails. LX (talk, contribs) 10:44, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
Ok, so 10 MB for SVG, thanks . --Jesmar (fr) discussion / (en) discuss 21:43, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

Загрузка аудиофайлаEdit

Здраствуйте, у меня проблема. Сначала мастер загрузки показывал время ожидания "1 минута". Через 5 минут (примерно) он мне стал показывать "32 минуты". Что делать? --ArkusPerson (talk) 10:27, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

UploadWizard not workingEdit

Hello, I haven't been abled to use the UploadWizard on Firefox 4X for weeks. On the same computer, Internet Explorer works fine. Is there any pending issue? --NaBUru38 (talk) 20:16, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

Having same issue. Scratchmarc (talk) 19:22, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

Очень проблематично загружать файлы на конкурсыEdit

Вот попытался загрузить файл на конкурс "Окна". Перешел по ссылке. Файл загрузился. А дальше что делать не понятно. Помнится там потребовалось ввести категорию обязательно. Никаких пояснений по русски, хотя загружал с русской страницы. Загрузил, дальше потребовалось ввести категорию. Так и не понял как правильно ее там вводить. В итоге файл остался загруженным. Про лицензию вопроса не было при загрузке. Попробовал повторно загрузить файл - не дает. Сообщает, что он уже есть. Да и что толку повторно загружать, когда опять возникнут вопросы и опять не понятно что там делать, для того, чтобы файл прошел в итоге для участия в конкусе. В итоге файл грохнули: 04:36, 24 ноября 2015 JuTa (обсуждение | вклад) удалил страницу File:Окна в храме.jpg (No license since 16 November 2015) (global usage; delinker log) У меня несколько часов ушло на попытку разобраться, как же все таки его на этот конкурс загрузить. Таким мудреным интрефейсом и отсутсвием внятного описания как делать загрузку на русском языке, отбивается все желание что то загружать и в чем то участвовать. — Preceding unsigned comment added by WM wm WM (talk • contribs) 00:42, 29 November 2015‎ (UTC)