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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.
BotMultichillT 07:48, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
- Image:Gay Rights.png was uncategorized on 6 September 2009.
- Image:The Universe Reference Map 001.png was uncategorized on 20 September 2009.
- Image:Universe Reference Map (Location) 001.jpeg was uncategorized on 20 September 2009.
- Image:Sedimentary Rock Chart.png was uncategorized on 4 January 2010 CategorizationBot (talk) 10:37, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
- Image:Metamorphic Rock Chart.PNG was uncategorized on 4 January 2010 CategorizationBot (talk) 10:37, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
- Image:Igneous Rock Chart.PNG was uncategorized on 4 January 2010 CategorizationBot (talk) 10:37, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
|File:Nectocaris pteryx recentdiscog.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.
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I amelorated with Photoshop this picture since a very little photography (in an old newspaper) of my personal familial collection, scanned. I think this photography for the newspeper, is made around 1930 by one of my grand-uncles. No other one exists in the public domain !
Hi, this chart of the universe's composition is a useful idea but the figures for dark matter and dark energy are a little out-of-date, so they conflict with articles that use the chart...any chance you could update with more up-to-date figures from the latest WMAP analysis given in the "Parameters" section of wikipedia's Lambda-CDM model article? Also, do you remember where you got the breakdown of baryons into gas/stars/neutrinos/heavy elements? Would be useful to have a reference for that. 18.104.22.168 17:17, 5 December 2010 (UTC)
Thank you for the great images! Could you please add a length scale to each, in Mpc or Mly?
File:Earth's Location in the Universe (JPEG).jpgEdit
File:Earth's Location in the Universe (JPEG).jpgEdit
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Earth's Location in the Universe in SVGEdit
Hi, Dear Azcolvin429.
Could you make the .svg version of your images about earth place?
That will be good step to easy translation of your images.
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Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the second round of the 2015 Picture of the Year competition is now open. This year will be the tenth edition of the annual Wikimedia Commons photo competition, which recognizes exceptional contributions by users on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia users are invited to vote for their favorite images featured on Commons during the last year (2015) to produce a single Picture of the Year.
Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year were entered in this competition. These images include professional animal and plant shots, breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historical images, photographs portraying the world's best architecture, impressive human portraits, and so much more.
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