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--Jeanambr (talk) 10:18, 30 May 2011 (UTC)


Images of a French singerEdit

Hi, Robert: as I have met you here, I would like to avail myself of this opportunity, in the hope I am not bothering you too much. I have found in the online site some nice images of the singer Étienne Lainez in costume (as Dardanus and Rodrigue) which would fit very well for the articles w:en:Dardanus (Sacchini) (and its corresponding Italian one) and w:it:Chimène (which I will shortly try to translate into English, too). I wonder if it is possible and lawful to upload those images ([1] and [2] onto the Commons, but, even if it is, I fear I may not be able to do that myself. If you could take a look at the question, when you have some spare time (and provided you feel like it), I’d be very much obliged to you. Cheers. --Jeanambr (talk) 08:36, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

These are public domain, so it is no problem to upload them. In my opinion the pics could be modified to improve their look, but some people prefer to leave them untouched. In any case the untouched images can be uploaded, and a retouched one can either be loaded up to the same page, or under a different file name. If you have never uploaded, you might wish to try in order to learn, or if you prefer, I can do it for you. I usually use this form for uploading. Start with the "Choose file" button and work your way through the form. The url goes in "Source"; for date I would probably use the year of first performance (since these were typically created at the time of the premier). For the "Licensing" drop-down you should probably select "Author died more than 100 years ago". (If I have not covered something, feel free to ask more questions.) --Robert.Allen (talk) 08:59, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
I've tried, somehow! Thank you again. --Jeanambr (talk) 15:07, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
I see it worked for you, and you documented it nicely. Congratulations! --Robert.Allen (talk) 20:42, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing imagesEdit

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Hello, Jeanambr!

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.

Here's how:

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]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations").

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

CategorizationBot (talk) 17:10, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

TUSC token 22f7e0b55346e35fee3742a4331097bfEdit

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account! --Jeanambr (talk) 06:18, 18 October 2011 (UTC)


I own this book first published in the United Kingdom: Isaac Steinberg (1935), Spiridonova: revolutionary terrorist. London: Methuen & company. The book contains 21 illustrations, most of which are ordinary-life photos of Spiridonova, her prison companions, her friends, and so on. They bear no copyright references and no names of any author are reported, either in the frontispiece and its back page or near each illustration. Since I'd like to try to scan and upload some of the photos, I wonder whether it is allowed (by using template 'Template:PD-UK-unknown' or how else?). The author of the book died in 1957; he was a former Soviet Minister of Justice and a political comrade and friend of Spiridonova. He must have gathered the photos during his life in Russia and later through correspondence. I do not know what kind of further research I could carry out to try to find the authors of the photos. Thank you very much in advance.--Jeanambr (talk) 22:44, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

Every photo in Commons must be free in two countries: USA and source country. If the photos are anonymous, then they are free in source country (UK or Russia), but due to URAA maybe not in USA. URAA demands 95 years from publication, which has not passed. But if some photos in the book are published before 1923 (wherever), then 95 years have passed and the photos can be in Commons. Taivo (talk) 11:31, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
Thank you very much.--Jeanambr (talk) 09:38, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
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