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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Dman41689!


Hello man. I've seen you have been uploading some photos from Flickr. I just wanted to let you know that there are great tools that you could use that will help you transfering free photos from Flickr. Try out these tools: Flickr2Commons or Flickr upload bot. These tools are simple and you should have no problems with using them. If you'll have any questions, then message me, I'll help you. Dudek1337 (talk) 14:54, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

This DREdit

Feel free to make a comment on this DR if you wish. You don't have to if you don't want to. Best Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 00:06, 11 August 2013 (UTC)


You tagged Cheaney.jpg as a copyright infringement. This image is of a public display case and was taken by me on my personal iPhone. I'm baffled as to why you thought it was a copyright infringement, but it is not.--YHoshua (talk) 18:54, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

umm you took a photo of a photo it is copyright infringement you didn't take the original photo Dman41689 (talk) 19:08, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

File tagging File:John S. Dunne, C.S.C..JPGEdit

Thanks for your message about the licensing. My friend, to whom the photo belongs, added this text to the caption of the photo: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

The original photos is found here:

Does that satisfy the requirements for the licensing? Is there something else that needs to be done to remove the threat of deleting the photo?


Ccox csc (talk) 19:44, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

ok thank you for showing me that before when I looked at it it only showed the image without ant text I remove the notice. Dman41689 (talk) 19:53, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

Thank you! Ccox csc (talk) 21:17, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Thank you so much for your many quality public domain photographs of sportspeople. Thanks for both building a rich collection of them here on Commons and integrating them well into Wikipedia articles. Please accept this barnstar as a small token of my appreciation. Thanks again for all your hard work! Michael Barera (talk) 22:23, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
Also, thanks especially for all the photos of Canadian hockey players. I just want to let you know that they should be categorized both by position and by province. I check the ice hockey players from Canada category every week to categorize any new images, but I'd appreciate it if you could categorize these images into their appropriate position and province categories when you upload them. If not, it's certainly no big deal. Thanks again for all the wonderful photos, and take care! Michael Barera (talk) 22:27, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

MattGagnon uploadsEdit


LeJC were surprised to see File:MegynKelly.jpg deleted and kindky asked me to check this file. He were worried he weren't able to find the photo elsewhere, excepted with credit to Commons, so were rather sure it were first published here.

After review, I see you tagged nsd three photos of MattGagnon.

For each of them the source were, sometimes perfectly, sometimes with enough information to infer {{Own}}, documented:

Furthermore, two medias share the same camera, a Nikon D7000.

I would like to know the exact rationale leading you to consider these photos lack a proper source and license.

Green Giant: poke, you could be interested by this section, as you trust this user for the NSD tagging. --Dereckson (talk) 16:46, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

I'm not sure why they thought they couldn't find other copies but I deleted the image because a Google search suggests the Megyn Kelly photo might have existed for sometime before it was uploaded here in August 2012. The same situation exists for the Richard Cebra photo which appears to have been around since at least December 2012 before being uploaded here in February 2014. The Pete Snyder photo appears to have been online since sometime in 2011 but was uploaded here in February 2013. It is entirely possible that the uploader is the author but the dates cast sufficient doubt that needs to be cleared up. @MattGagnon: perhaps you could help? Green Giant (talk) 17:47, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
Do you consider English Wikipedia upload dates or Wikimedia Commons upload dates? --Dereckson (talk) 20:11, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
Hi Green Giant, I have just checked the first 5 pages of the Google link you gave us, and, if you take a closer look (by clicking on each link), you will notice that all the entries that seem to be older are from Wiki pages or blog pages: they actually were posted after (and in lower quality), but Google messed up the dates. For instance, this link (2nd page on Google results) is showing a post from December 17, 2013, while Google is saying March 6, 2012. I did not check all the other pages of results, but I am quite sure it is the same problem. It appears that the file was first uploaded on Commons. I did not check the other three files that were deleted, but they might also be genuine. --LeJC (talk) 21:03, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
Hey everyone, this is apparently two years late (sorry, I don't edit that much anymore). If it helps you, all of the photos were in fact taken by me, personally. Two of them were with my Nikon D7000 camera, the other two were taken with cameras I did not own myself, but the pictures were in fact taken by me. I'm not sure I exactly understand the dating issue and how it casts doubt. A couple of these pictures were online before they were uploaded to the commons or wikipedia in general, I think (though I didn't keep track of this), but that really means nothing, other than the update to the Wikipedia pages to add those specific pictures occurred separately. It isn't as if any of the four pictures in question were taken specifically for Wikipedia articles, they were simply added having already been take. To go down the list for you, you should know that I have been a political operative for about 15 years now, I am originally from Maine, but lived in the Alexandria / Washington DC area for 8 years, ergo the figures represented here are all Maine or Virginia (except Megyn Kelly). Specifically:
  • The photo of Rich Cebra was taken in his office, and I took it for the purpose of campaign mailers in his race for state house AGES ago. He has used it as his standard headshot ever since, which is why it was likely online in other places before it was on Wikipedia.
  • The photo of Pete Snyder, a Virginia politician was not taken in 2011 as you said. The link you provided shows the image in 2012, and you should be aware that all of the images on the bottom are from the same blog because a user (who is associated with a Gravitar that is able to be updated at any time, and would appear as it is updated today even for past comments) is using it as a profile image. That doesn't mean the image was around then, only that the user is using it now, and it shows up on all their old comments. You'll note the very first hit in that set of results was for December of 2012. I took the photo of Pete in like September or October of 2012 as I recall, because it was a campaign photo for his (unsuccessful) run for Lt. Governor of Virginia, which was already going on and finished in early 2013. It was one of about 600 I took, so yeah, that one is real.
  • The photo of Megyn Kelly is also authentic. Again, I've been a political operative for 15 years, and I've gone to every Republican National Convention since 2004. I went to the 2012 convention, same as always, and had a floor pass because I was assisting the Romney campaign for the convention. Megyn (and other media personalities, including Luke Russert, Chris Matthews, Brit Hume, etc) were down there as well. I happened to be down on the floor examining the podium when Megyn was doing a liveshot for FoxNews. I thought it would be fun to go down on the floor and snap a few pictures of her doing it "live in progress," so I did and thought the pictures turned out pretty good. When I checked her Wikipedia page a little while later, I noticed that it didn't have a picture on it, and since I had a really good one I had just taken, I thought it would be cool to upload it for her article. Judging by the fact that four years later it is still her image, I'm guessing others think it is pretty good too. The reason you don't see it anywhere else on the internet (except places that ripped it from Wikimedia Commons) is because there was no reason it WOULD be anywhere else. I just took it for my own political scrapbook and thought it was neat for Wikipedia. No other reason. Didn't feel the need to plaster it elsewhere on the internet.
  • The photo of Susan Collins is also, you guessed it, authentic. I worked for Senator Collins (again, I'm from Maine, she is the senior senator from Maine) for about a year from the end of 2010 through early 2011, and served as her Director of New Media Communications. That meant I took a lot of pictures of her at meetings (thousands) for use on social media. Because of that I thought it would be great to get some candids and use them for her article, this image among them.
So yes, all these pictures are legitimate. MattGagnon (talk) 20:55, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

Your photo for Neil Hamilton (Commissioner Gordon)Edit


I'm kind of new to submitting photos to wikipedia (albeit I've been in wikipedia a fairly long time, as an amateur). I have a question. The photo you submitted for Hamilton, , while fantastic, is unfortunately a photo of a press photo and is pretty distorted: because the photo (of the photo) was taken at an angle, his forehead is noticeably distorted. And because it's cropped, you cannot see that it's a distortion; it implies that Hamilton, back in the day, unaccountably just had a huge forehead. I went to photoshop and re-corrected for this to "square it up" and recreate what the original must have looked like: You'll notice it looks much more natural. (Note that I didn't try to make it look natural; I just squared the picture.)

I'm not sure how to upload this for the Neil Hamilton's picture. Specifically, it would be great if, after your uploads (showing the original, the back of the photo, the cropped version), we could a final, "corrected" version (above).

However, I'm not certain how to achieve this. If I just upload my own photo, and replace yours, we lose the 3 photos you uploaded yourself.

Any thoughts? (Again, apologies if I'm approaching this problem the wrong way.) --Petzl wmc (talk) 07:24, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

I'll just save your photo and upload it thanks Dman41689 (talk) 00:12, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

Some Pages That Need PicturesEdit

If you are looking to add new pictures to pages that need some, the pages of the following vintage film stars need some.

They are:

  • Ruth Hussey
  • Eleanor Parker
  • Maidie Norman
  • Debra Paget
  • Gale Storm
  • June Vincent
  • Stewart Granger

All the names above have no lead pictures

Also, the page for actress Rue McClanahan could use a photo face-lift, I hope you could post some for her.

Just suggestions, hope you can lend a hand.

  • Hi Dman. Just a note: the acct making this request is an LTA sock of Josh Rumage. INeverCry 03:53, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

File:Colleen Ballinger, in London, September 2013.jpegEdit

Hi, one of my images File:Colleen Ballinger, in London, September 2013.jpeg is being used without my permission. In 2014, the image was removed as you had said it would need a link to an appropriate webpage with license information, or send an email with copy of a written permission to OTRS (, which was never given. Please can you remove this image? Thanks!


Do you buy the photos from EBay or are you able to download them from the website? I have been buying them, but if you found a way to download them, please let me know. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 13:02, 6 October 2016 (UTC)

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