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Tip: Categorizing imagesEdit
Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.
1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:
2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.
- [[Category:Category name]]
For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:
- [[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]
When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations"). Pro-tip: The CommonSense tool can help you find the best category for your image.
- Image:Hours of Idleness.jpg was uncategorized on 24 September 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 10:49, 25 September 2011 (UTC)
- Image:Charles Wynne Nicholls The Parting Of Conrad And Medora.jpg was uncategorized on 24 September 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 10:49, 25 September 2011 (UTC)
- Image:Manfred sur la Jungfrau.jpg was uncategorized on 24 September 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 10:49, 25 September 2011 (UTC)
Hi can you please properly attribute the source of your images? Own work implies you created those images but most of your uploads are before the 20th century... You cannot claim copyright to them and commons requires you to list both the date of creation as well as the actual source where you retrieved the images. Lastly because of this, the proper license is Public Domain—you can't use Creative Commons for images that aren't yours. It'd be great if you could go back and remedy this on your uploads so users of these images could use them easier and so the information is correct. Opencooper (talk) 08:30, 11 February 2016 (UTC)