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Tip: Categorizing imagesEdit

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Hello, Ken Heaton!

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]]
[[Category:Comets]]

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.

BotMultichillT 05:58, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:St Georges Crest.jpgEdit

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Thanks for uploading File:St Georges Crest.jpg. I notice that the file page either doesn't contain enough information about the license or it contains contradictory information about the license, so the copyright status is unclear.

If you created this file yourself, then you must provide a valid copyright tag. For example, you can tag it with {{self|GFDL|cc-by-sa-all}} to release it under the multi-license GFDL plus Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike All-version license or you can tag it with {{PD-self}} to release it into the public domain. (See Commons:Copyright tags for the full list of license tags that you can use.)

If you did not create the file yourself or if it is a derivative of another work that is possibly subject to copyright protection, then you must specify where you found it (e.g. usually a link to the web page where you got it), you must provide proof that it has a license that is acceptable for Commons (e.g. usually a link to the terms of use for content from that page), and you must add an appropriate license tag. If you did not create the file yourself and the specific source and license information is not available on the web, you must obtain permission through the OTRS system and follow the procedure described there.

Note that any unsourced or improperly licensed files will be deleted one week after they have been marked as lacking proper information, as described in criteria for deletion. If you have uploaded other files, please confirm that you have provided the proper information for those files, too. If you have any questions about licenses please ask at Commons:Village pump/Copyright or see our help pages. Thank you.

Yours sincerely, JuTa 13:40, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

  • I have contacted the owner of the Facebook page (by email) that was the source of this file to see if they will release a licence for this file. The Facebook page owner is also a contributor to Wikimedia Commons so may chose to release a licence for this image. We'll give them a few days to reply and see what they say. Ken Heaton (talk) 13:56, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

Source of derivative work is not properly indicated: File:20111022 Uisge Ban Falls Provincial Park 10.jpgEdit

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A file that you have uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, File:20111022 Uisge Ban Falls Provincial Park 10.jpg, is a derivative work, containing an "image within an image". Examples of such works would include a photograph of a sculpture, a scan of a magazine cover, or a map that has been altered from the original. In each of these cases, the rights of the creator of the original must be considered, as well as those of the creator of the derivative work.

While the description page states who made this derivative work, it currently doesn't specify who created the original work, so the overall copyright status is unclear. If you did not create the original work depicted in this image, you will need to specify the owner of the copyright.

Please edit the file description and add the missing information, or the file may be deleted. If you created the original content yourself, enter this information as the source. If someone else created the content, the source should be the address to the web page where you found it, the name and ISBN of the book you scanned it from, or similar. You should also name the author, provide verifiable information to show that the content is in the public domain or has been published under a free license by its author, and add an appropriate template identifying the public domain or licensing status, if you have not already done so. Please add the required information for this and other files you have uploaded before adding more files. If you need assistance, please ask at the help desk. Thank you!

Diannaa (talk) 20:22, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

For File:20111022 Uisge Ban Falls Provincial Park 10.jpg. The source is a photo, taken by me, of the Uisge Ban Falls Intrepretaive Panel at Uisge Ban Falls trail head. The panel states: "Uisge Ban Falls Provincial Park: Sponsored by the Canada - Nova Scotia Cooperative Agreement on Tourism Development. Produced with Assistance From Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Division" Beyond this information on the panel itself, no other information on the Author or Copyright status indicated.
Author of photo is Ken Heaton, author of the Uisge Ban Falls Interpretative Panel at park trail head is unknown beyond the following information on the panel itself: "Uisge Ban Falls Provincial Park: Sponsored by the Canada - Nova Scotia Cooperative Agreement on Tourism Development. Produced with Assistance From Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Division" Beyond this information on the panel itself, no other information on the Author or Copyright status indicated.Ken Heaton (talk) 21:36, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

File tagging File:62 foot C&C Ketch Jubilation.jpgEdit

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Thanks for uploading File:62 foot C&C Ketch Jubilation.jpg. This media is missing permission information. A source is given, but there is no proof that the author or copyright holder agreed to license the file under the given license. Please provide a link to an appropriate webpage with license information, or send an email with copy of a written permission to OTRS (permissions-commons@wikimedia.org). This also applies if you are the author yourself.

Please see this page for more information on how to confirm permission, and Commons:Permission if you would like to understand why we ask for permission when uploading work that is not your own.

Unless the permission information is given, the image may be deleted after seven days. Thank you.

Secondarywaltz (talk) 00:38, 25 December 2018 (UTC)

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