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File:LIFFE Trader.JPG added licenseEdit
Image:Battersea Park opening ceremony plaque.JPG is now categorizedEdit
Image:USGS Gage House Cedar Creek North Dakota.jpg is now categorizedEdit
Mod of FileEdit
Hi Quentin, a powerful freeware tool to edit EXIF data is exiftool (graphic interface at http://u88.n24.queensu.ca/exiftool/forum/index.php/board,7.0.html?PHPSESSID=10afb2e2bd0cbbfc5ba05c29e4285013). A rather simple (less powerful and no longer updated) one is exifer. --Túrelio (talk) 07:38, 8 October 2011 (UTC)
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").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.
Notification about possible deletionEdit
Some contents have been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether they should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at their entry.
If you created these pages, please note that the fact that they have been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with them, such as a copyright issue.