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Copyright infringement


These images are copyrighted by Paul Ekman/Paul Ekman Group LLC. See link to our product below. What recourse do I have to remove them from the public domain?

You will find the photos in our "Unmasking the Face" Photo set on this page:

You can email me at or call at 415 857 4982

Sincerely, Amos Customer Service Representative The Paul Ekman Group

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Paul Ekman (talk • contribs)

  • I would say these look like pretty obvious copyright violations on the part of the person who uploaded them here. I'll delete them and inform the uploader. - Jmabel ! talk 21:15, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Jmabel ! talk 07:08, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Duplicate categories

I have no idea where to place this:

Category:Hiroshi Yoshida and Category:Yoshida Hiroshi are about the same person, once with Japanese/Asian order of names, once with Western order of names. I don't know which one would be correct on Commons and where to adress this problem. I'd appreciate someone taking it to where it needs to go. Thanks. --Nasenfelstunnel (talk) 07:22, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

  • I see no clear indication of pattern on which way we do this, but certainly one of these should be merged to the other and become a redirect. Anyone who works more on Japan have a strong sense of which way to go? - Jmabel ! talk 02:23, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
In English Wikipedia there are instructions: Names of modern figures ... always use the Western order of given name + family name in Latin script. I do not know if the same is applied here. (see en:Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Japan-related articles#Names and product titles) --JotaCartas (talk) 05:41, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
Yes, that's clear for the English Wikipedia, but in Commons I believe we have a less clear policy between using the "English" name of people and using their native name. If they are well known in the English-speaking world, then the case is clear, but otherwise not. - Jmabel ! talk 17:49, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

email an article quickly

Why is there no button to email a page to someone in an easy way. Please add in simple form like the bbc. tks — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs)

Hi,, if you make an account (pick a nice username) and the person whom you want to email is willing to accept emails from other users (see preferences settings) you can send an email with the link you want him or her to look at. Hope that answers your question. Face-smile.svg Lotje (talk) 06:33, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
Lotje, I don't think that's what he/she is asking. BBC has a feature that actually emails a copy of an article, not just a link.
To the original poster: this doesn't make a lot of sense for Commons, because we are mainly a repository of images and sound. We don't have articles. You usually wouldn't want a copy of (say) a typical 5MB photograph as an attachment to an email. It makes more sense just to send a link to the relevant file page. - Jmabel ! talk 17:52, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

‎Louisiana National Guard awards

The ribbons at en:Awards and decorations of the National Guard#Louisiana are flagged to be moved to commons (with {{Copy to Wikimedia Commons}}) since 2011-09-11, but haven't been moved. They were uploaded in 2009 by en:User:BrassTacks as their own work and are released into the public domain. Is there a reason these haven't been moved? Is there a bot that does this or is it just a matter of manually doing it (and should I)? —[AlanM1(talk)]— 07:32, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:The Sun in a Net (Slnko v sieti).jpg

Pisture is my photo of dvd cover to movie The Sun in a Net (slnko v sieti). It´s a copyright violation? --Janee11 (talk) 11:29, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

  • Almost certainly. Do you have some reason to think the cover would not be copyrighted? - Jmabel ! talk 17:53, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Gelöschte Bilder erneut hochladen

Ich habe vor einiger Zeit Fotografien hochgeladen. Sie wurden allerdings aufgrund der fehlenden Einverständniserklärung des Urhebers gelöscht. Nun wurde aber diese allerdings vom Inhaber der Nutzungsrechte an Wikipedia per Mail gesendet. Ich kann aber die Bilder immer noch nicht hochladen, beim Versuch erscheint "Es war bereits andere Datei gleichen Inhalts vorhanden. Sie wurde allerdings gelöscht". Könnte mir jemand erklären wie ich nun am besten vorgehen soll? Ich bin für jede Hilfe dankbar! LuMaBe (talk) 14:24, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

  • Can someone translate my response here to German? This is subtler than I can readily express in that language.
  • Permission to use on Wikipedia is not sufficient. We need these to be released by the rights-owner under a free license. See Commons:Projektrahmen#Muss frei lizenziert oder gemeinfrei sein and COM:OTRS/de.
  • Once that is dealt with, we can simply undelete your old uploads. No need to re-upload. - Jmabel ! talk 17:11, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

No need for translation. Thank you for your explanation! LuMaBe (talk) 10:56, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

This section was archived on a request by: LX (talk, contribs) 17:20, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Photography of a painting

I hold a painting. May I take a photo of it and upload it to Wiki Commons? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fred454 (talk • contribs) 21:00, 24 February 2014‎ (UTC)

Not unless the painting is in the public domain or you're able to get the painter's permission to publish the painting under a license that allows anyone to use it in modified or unmodified form for any purpose, including commercial purposes. LX (talk, contribs) 21:38, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
Just to flesh that out: the ownership of a physical object is completely separate from the ownership of the intellectual property rights relevant to reproduction. This is sometimes a little confusing to people in the case of a painting, because there is only one such painting, but it makes perfect sense it if you stop and think about it: obviously, owning one copy of a print doesn't give you the right to reproduce the print. - Jmabel ! talk 23:15, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
In the specific case, the painter is dead, and the heirs (husband, kids) agree to publish the paintings (at least some of them) under such license. Does it make a difference? If not, who can decide it? Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fred454 (talk • contribs) 21:59, 1 March 2014‎ (UTC)
If the painter's heirs have agreed to publication under a free license, then yes, you can take a photo of the painting and upload the photo under that license, listing the painter as the author. You will need to send in evidence of the permission from the heirs. LX (talk, contribs) 10:36, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Anlegen einer neuen Unterkategorie.

Ich habe in der Kategorie: Military of Prussia die Datei: Feldkanone C 73 002.jpg neu eingestellt. Da ich aber befürchte, dass diese Datei in der relative großen Kategorie nicht wieder auffindbar ist, möchte ich hierfür die neue Unterkategorie: C/73 Feldartilleriematerial C/73 erstellen. Da das hierfür erforderliche Verfahren auf der Seite: "Commons:Kategorien - neue Kategorien anlegen" sehr ungenau beschrieben ist habe ich folgende Bitten: 1. Wer kann die gewünschte Unterkategorie für mich anlegen? 2. Wer kann die angesprochene Commonsseite so formulieren, dass auch ein weniger mit der Materie vertrauter Mensch damit umgehen kann? mfG--Wanderfürst (talk) 16:01, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Es gab schon die Kategorie Category:8 cm FK C/73 für (vermutlich) dasselbe Modell. Ich habe das Bild dort eingefügt und die Kategorie zu Category:Military of Prussia hinzugefügt. Den Namen der Kategorie finde ich nicht so toll, er passt aber zu den anderen Namen in Category:Krupp artillery. --rimshottalk 19:41, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
Vielen Dank für Deine Hilfe. Zum besseren Verständnis noch einige Informationen. 1. Mit dem Begriff "Feldartillerie-Material C/73" wurden in Preußen die um 1873 neu eingestellten Feldkanonen bezeichnet. Es handelte sich hierbei um eine leichte 8-cm- und eine schwere 9-cm-Feldkanone. 2. Es gab zu keinem Zeitpunkt die typische 8-cm Krupp'sche Feldkanone. Auf Grund seiner vielfältigen Geschäftsbeziehungen hat Krupp eine Vielzahl unterschiedlicher 8-cm-Kanonen gefertigt, so dass eine Zusammenfassung dieses Types in nur einer Unterkategorie problematisch ist. Die Bezeichnung C/73 wurde nur in Verbindung mit der preußischen Ausführung verwendet. mfG--Wanderfürst (talk) 08:52, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Hostwap.JPG

Die Datei habe ich gefunden unter Das ist das alte Ortswappen von Hostenbach. Unklar ist für mich, wer die Rechte an einem historischen Wappen hat. Das Wappen wird im Internet auch an anderer Stelle verwendet. Hat die Gemeinde die Rechte an dem Wappen? Wen kann ich dazu fragen?

--EwSp01 (talk) 20:00, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Wenn Du eine Idee hast, was eine "Academia Wadegotia Documentation Licence" sein könnte, und das gut genug ist, findest Du das Wappen auch mit TinEye tief unter –Be..anyone (talk) 21:54, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
Nachtrag, scheinbar ist COM:COA unübersetzt, aber deutsche Wappen älter als 1945 könnten {{PD-Coa-Germany-b1945}} sein, neuere Wappen {{PD-Coa-Germany}}, und wie immer: IANAL –Be..anyone (talk) 22:10, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

File:Волинь. Volyń. Ethnographic Map.jpg

The title and description suggest that this is an "ethnographic map", but it seems to be a picture of a beaded belt or something. I wasn't sure where to go to alert people to the inaccuracy. (I initially added Template:Inaccurate description, but noticed that it seems to be used for inaccurate but retained captions, like those on some Bundesarchiv images.) -sche (talk) 23:40, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

The textile has been clipped in the shape of the Volhyna region as it appears on a map (or some maps, at least). Maybe a bit of a stretch to call it a map, considering there are neither any labels nor geographic features other than the outline, but I guess it could serve as a location map or topical icon.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 00:05, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
its being used in userboxes [1] kind of clever! TheRedPenOfDoom (talk) 00:40, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

file uploaded by serial copyright offender

What is the procedure for dealing with a file uploaded by a serial copyright offender when you dont have a hit on the web for where they might have stolen it from?

Every other image the user (who is now blocked on en Wikipedia as a sock of a user who was blocked for copyright violation) was clearly lying about creating because the original could be easily found on the web. I cannot locate the source for this one, but it seems unlikely that they actually took the image as claimed. TheRedPenOfDoom (talk) 00:06, 2 March 2014 (UTC) File:BedabrataPainPainIIT2013.jpg

At one point, I proposed making content added while evading a block or ban eligible for speedy deletion, but unfortunately, the community decided that blocked copyright violators are free to continue to tie up resources with individual evaluation of each of their uploads. So in such cases, after going through and marking files which are demonstrably copyright violations, I typically nominate the remaining files for deletion with a rationale like "unlikely authorship claims based on the low/inconsistent resolutions, missing/inconsistent metadata and the uploader's history", whatever applies, providing links to the user's upload logs (and that of any sockpuppets) or giving examples showing the uploader taking credit for other people's work etc. I don't think I've ever had such a nomination turned town. LX (talk, contribs) 10:57, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Auf Kategorien verlinken

Guten Abend,
bin gerade dabei meine Benutzerseite neu zu gestalten. Dazu habe ich die Frage, wie ich auf Kategorien verlinken kann. Also da, wo jetzt zum Beispiel Kassel-Steig steht sollte eigentlich ein Link zu Category:Kassel-Steig sein. Wie kann man das ändern?
Mfg -- Feuermond16 (talk) 19:26, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

If I understand your question correctly, you need to prefix the name with a colon; for example, typing
makes this: Category:Kassel-Steig. The same trick works for files and templates, to create a link instead of inserting (or transcluding) the target page.
Google-deutsch: Wenn ich Ihre Frage richtig verstehe, müssen Sie den Namen mit einem Doppelpunkt vorangestellt werden, z. B. die Eingabe
macht aus: Category:Kassel-Steig. Der gleiche Trick funktioniert für Bilder und Vorlagen, um einen Link einzufügen, anstatt die Zielseite erstellen.
Odysseus1479 (talk) 21:18, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much! Mfg -- Feuermond16 (talk) 12:45, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Revicomplaint? 15:04, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Please protect my user page

I don't know if this is the right place to bring this up but a vandal has been tampering with my user page cross-wiki. I've asked administrators to protect my user page from edit by other users on numerous other wikia projects, including but not limited to wikipedia and wikiquote. Please, if there's an admin available here, can someone please protect my wikimedia commons user page so the it isn't met with further vandalism. I want to be able to edit my user page, but I don't want vandals doing it. Thanks in advance. - Zarbon (talk) 02:23, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

  • Better to bring this sort of thing to Commons:Administrators' noticeboard or Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/Vandalism. - Jmabel ! talk 09:03, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
    • Which I see you already did (please don't cross-post like this in the future) and got attention. But the "vandalism" you are complaining about was 17 months ago. Normally, we do not protect pages over issues nearly a year and a half old. I'm not going to second-guess another admin on this, so I'll leave the protection, but I would not have protected a page over an issue that had been dormant this long. - Jmabel ! talk 09:08, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
For the record, the best place for request page protection is COM:AN/P. Revicomplaint? 14:58, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Revicomplaint? 14:58, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Voting on round two of POTY


I was invited to vote by a big banner and fulfil the eligibility requirements but when I go to the voting page all the 'vote' buttons are greyed out with no explanation. If I press the blue 'vote now' button it merely reloads the same page (pointless). Prl42 (talk) 12:23, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, but you're not eligible --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 12:36, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Revicomplaint? 15:01, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Removed upload

My contribution to Wikipedia was removed, after the photo I uploaded was removed from Commons. I did not receive any notice on this anywhere, nor a reason given. The photo I uploaded was a cropped photo from Flickr, with appropriate license. The license allowed to remix the image. Where can I see what was deemed wrong with the upload, where can I protest, and what else can I do now? I am very sure it has been a mistake. Timelezz (talk) 12:44, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

This is the photo on Flickr. If you click on the "Some rights reserved" link, you'll see that it's licensed as CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. The NC here stands for Noncommercial, which is a license condition that Commons and Wikipedia do not accept (see e.g. Commons:Licensing).
The file was reviewed by Leoboudv, who identified this problem and tagged the file for deletion. It was then deleted an hour or so later by Fastily. Those actions were both appropriate, but the reviewer should have also left a message about the problem on your talk page. I'm sorry you weren't notified. --Avenue (talk) 13:03, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
By the way, even if the photo's license on Flickr was acceptable, we might have had to delete it. US law doesn't provide freedom of panorama for statues, so photos of US statues require permission from the sculptor, not just the photographer, unless the statue is no longer protected by copyright. --Avenue (talk) 13:12, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for the elaborate explanation. I plan to add more stunning photos to Wikipedia. So it is much welcomed! Kind regards, Timelezz (talk) 13:52, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Revicomplaint? 15:01, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Where do I go to get an image retouched?

First time really ever in commons, over at enwiki I'm trying to fit File:Graham's Hierarchy of Disagreement.svg as an icon on a talk page template (with a link to full-size), and wanted to request the text on the left be displayed in boldface. Where do I go for this? Meteor sandwich yum (talk) 23:51, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Try Commons:Graphic Lab/Illustration workshop. Jonathunder (talk) 00:17, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
Upper right of this page, link list: Commons:Graphic Lab, there you'll find the Commons:Graphic_Lab/Illustration_workshop. –Be..anyone (talk) 00:35, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Meteor sandwich yum (talk) 00:46, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Revicomplaint? 15:02, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Google Maps

Can I take a screenshot of Google maps to show where this place is? — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheQ Editor (talk • contribs)

  • Assuming you mean "can I upload such as screenshot to Commons", no, you can't. Google Maps is copyrighted and they reserve rights. - Jmabel ! talk 23:35, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
  • If this is for English-language Wikipedia use, the correct way to do it is en:Template:Coord. That effectively provides a link that can take the reader to Google Maps or any of numerous other mapping sites. - Jmabel ! talk 23:52, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding Template:Uwlsubst

I would like to know how to source a picture I published so that is does not get removed

--Jkpullia (talk) 23:42, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

I presume you're talking about File:DOWNTOWN TULSA.jpeg, which is a collage of six photos. The sources are described as "Myself, friends, Facebook". The Facebook part of that is the most worrying, because Commons only accepts freely licensed photos (or material in the public domain), and most pictures on Facebook are not freely licensed. (That is free as in "freedom", not as in "free beer".) You may need to find a free replacement for the Facebook pictures.
You would need to license your own pictures under a free license for them to be accepted. It would probably be clearest if you uploaded your own photos separately first. Your friends would need to freely license their photos as well. It would probably be quickest for them to upload their own photos, perhaps with your help, although you could upload their photos yourself and go through our OTRS process to document their permission for the free licensing.
The other thing to be aware of is that there are several free licenses you can choose, but they are not all compatible with each other. Free collages can only be built from compatibly licensed images. See Commons:Collages for more information. --Avenue (talk) 00:15, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Tata Steel Lake image might be violating copyright

The above image has been added to Wikimedia based on a Flickr upload which is apparently licensed as a CC-by-2.0 file. However, it is actually a photograph by the Swiss photographer, Werner Bischof, taken in 1951 and might not be in the public domain. In any event, the Flickr uploader, alok57's licence is probably not relevant.

Please have a look. (talk) 08:31, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Yes, this looks like a copyvio, and I've tagged it as such. Bischof was working for TIME magazine when he went to India in 1951. --Avenue (talk) 14:23, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
Not so fast: this photograph might no longer be copyrighted (India) or did not receive copyright in the first place (Switzerland). I have converted the speedy to DR. MKFI (talk) 14:58, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
Fair enough. I did wonder about launching a DR, so I should have recognised there was enough complexity here to make that worthwhile. --Avenue (talk) 15:05, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Caorle 1958

Mein Schwiegersohn Robert Schediwy hilft mir dabei, die für die Allgemeinheit interessantesten Diapositive und Schwarz-weißfotos meiner vielen Reisen zu scannen, zu speichern und teilweise auf Commons zur Verfügung zu stellen. Dabei bearbeitet er die Bilder auch, schneidet Überflüssiges weg, hellt zu dunkle Bildteile auf. Kann es sein, dass deshalb manche Bilder von Commons nicht akzeptiert werden?

Aber die Scans aus meinm Fotoalbum 1958 betreffend Caorle (da war es noch ein Fischerdorf!) sind doch harmlos, und es kann auch keine Copyright-Probleme geben!

Bitte um Aufklärung. Karl Oppolzer — Preceding unsigned comment added by Karl Oppolzer (talk • contribs)

  • Könnten Sie bitte ein Beispiel für ein Bild geben? Ohne Beispiel, denn es gibt keine Möglichkeit, dies in der Zusammenfassung zu beantworten. - Jmabel ! talk 17:53, 3 March 2014 (UTC)


Is this image allowed here?

--عبد المؤمن (talk) 16:11, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:蘇曼殊.jpg

蘇曼殊の写真をロシア版からアップロードしましたが、どうもうまくいかず、ライセンスで問題が発生しているようです。 対処の仕方がよく分かりませんので、お教え頂ければ幸いです。 宜しくお願いいたします。

Jan Johane Pieter

--Jan Johane Pieter (talk) 08:35, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

  • I don't speak Japanese, so I can't understand the question, but the Russian Wikipedia can't be the source of an image. - Jmabel ! talk 17:39, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
    The Russian Wikipedia gives this page as a source and claims the photo has been done before 1918.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:23, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Can I use image available over the Internet

Can I use any image available through Creative Commons.For example. I want to contribute to the Parks in Chandigarh, one of the city in India. I don't have any pictures taken by me. Can I use the images available over the net through Creative Commons? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kanta (talk • contribs)

If you find something you like on commons you go to the page of the image, check the license, and then you can use it following this license: Everything here should be mostly free, but maybe you have to give credits (for a by attribution license) if you use the image from commons elsewhere. If you find something you like elsewhere the procedure is similar, and you cannot upload "found" images here if their license does not explicitly permit this. Does that remotely answer your question? I'm not exactly sure what you want, a link or two to examples would help. –Be..anyone (talk) 23:14, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
Your question is very confusing. Are you sure you meant to say "Creative Commons"? Creative Commons is an organization that has developed various licenses, each of which has its own rules. You've asked your question on the help desk of Wikimedia Commons, the media repository of the Wikimedia Foundation, but your question on its surface doesn't seem to have anything to do with Wikimedia Commons. When you ask, "Can I use any image...": can you use it where? Your question doesn't make that clear at all.
I hope what I just wrote there helps at least a little. And, as User:Be..anyone said, it would be very helpful if you give a specific example of an image (give us a link to it) and explain more specifically what you want to do with it. - Jmabel ! talk 02:29, 4 March 2014 (UTC)


How do I remove myself from Wikimedia Commons? — Preceding unsigned comment added by LGjinaj (talk • contribs) 10:36, 4 March 2014‎ (UTC)

Please clarify what do you mean. Do you want to rename your account? Just stop to contribute? --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:13, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
Excuse me for saying this, but this is kind of weird. You come here with no prior contributions and ask how to remove yourself? This account would have no presence on Commons if you had not come here to ask how to remove it. Or is this about some other account? - Jmabel ! talk 16:36, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

SVG upload problem

Hello. I've recently uploaded a self-made svg file, file:Gametogenesi-it.svg, created with inkscape. Unfortunately the resulting version (but not this one appears full of graphic errors I have troubles dealing with, not being an expert user of the programme. Can somebody help me, please? Thank you! --Elversberg (talk) 17:52, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

It's got nothing to do with your Inkscape expertise. It's a bug/limitation of the Wikimedia software's SVG to PNG conversion that's been around since 2006. That's right – for some reason that escapes me, we insist on converting perfectly good vector graphics to broken raster images using antiquated and unmaintained software. Brilliant, isn't it? Anyway, see Commons:SVG#Fonts / text for how to work around it. LX (talk, contribs) 18:33, 9 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! Eventually I was able to fix it all converting everything to paths. I don't know whether it'd be better to delete the oldest versions, perhaps somebody might want to translate and could find them more convenient, I don't know. It does not make any difference to me! --Elversberg (talk) 14:05, 10 March 2014 (UTC)
Yep, deleting the old revisions just hides them from public view and doesn't save any space on the servers, so we might as well keep them around for that purpose. Cheers, LX (talk, contribs) 19:10, 10 March 2014 (UTC)
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Rename a file

Hello there,

I'd like to rename and resize the file on my wikimedia profile from "Serge Kouzué.jpg" to "Serge Kouzue.jpg" and as I could'nt able to make it straight in my space, I tried to upload the same file with different name and size, but this was deleted by Mbch331 What can I do ?

Thanks for your help Serge — Preceding unsigned comment added by Serkot (talk • contribs)

  • I don't see a File:Serge Kouzué.jpg so I'm not sure what file you are talking about.
  • Use {{rename}} on the file page to request a rename.
  • As for resizing on the profile page, if you mean just changing how it appears there, set the width explicitly in the inclusion (e.g. [[File:Serge Kouzue.jpg|500px]] or [[File:Serge Kouzue.jpg|thumb|500px]]. If you mean you want to upload a higher resolution, use the "Upload a new version of this file" link at the bottom of the file page. If you mean you want to upload a lower resolution, please don't, just let the software downsample it. - Jmabel ! talk 17:46, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi - Sorry, but I can't see how to access the file page in order to request a rename! - As you have all the rights, can you please perform the modification for me?? - from Name:Serge Kouzué to Name:Serge Kouzue Teweuchi?

Many thanks in advance.

I believe the image in question is at File:Ing. Serge Kouzué.jpg. (BTW something’s broken in its description template.) Adding to Jmabel’s points,
  • You can caption the picture however you like where it’s used, so it’s not necessary to rename the file for the sole purpose of changing what’s publicly displayed.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 02:22, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

typo in my user name

can an Admin change it or do I have to create a new User Account ?

It should be "Andreas Troitsch" (with my cold fingers, I hit "tz" instead of "t")

thanks in advance & regards ! -- 10:30, 3 March 2014 (UTC) Please log in and post a message under this message, so an admin can verify that you are the account owner. Thanks. (✉→Arctic Kangaroo←✎) 10:53, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
Assuming this is about Andreas Troitzsch: you've made exactly one edit under that account. I'd suggest just abandoning that account and creating a new one with the name you actually want. - Jmabel ! talk 07:18, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Wrong icon-symbol for ´no copyright´ should be corrected.

Hello. The icon meant to represent NO Copyright is wrong, and should be corrected everywhere is shown. Superimposing the letters N and O forms the proper icon or symbol; which has the diagonal slash as the letter N, from high left to low right.

A random link to the wrong symbol----> <----(under Licensing)

Correct ----> Wrong ---->

Besides it causes misinterpretation as being ¨Do NOT copy¨. Do not copy has a different symbol---->

Thanks for keeping things straight and correct.MB23.252.177.170 17:21, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

The image on the PD templates is File:PD-icon.svg PD-icon.svg, I'm kind of unconvinced that anything is wrong with the "slash" (from 800 to 200), presumably a "backslash" (from 1000 to 400) doesn't work to strike a "C". Guessing,Be..anyone (talk) 23:28, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
Striking my guess, it made no sense, if a slash works for the letter C a backslash will also work,and vice versa. In fact the CC PD marks do what you want: PD white Cc-public domain mark white.svg, PD transparent Cc-public domain mark.svg. Second guess, the non-CC PD marks are intentionally designed to be different. Maybe suggest to use backslashes also on PD PD-icon.svg and all other logos in its category. –Be..anyone (talk) 02:40, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
Likewise guessing, it may have something to do with the neologism “copyleft“ (which has gained fairly wide currency in the info-liberation world), referring to various kinds of free licence on text, software or media. Anyway, since it’s not meant to convey a prohibition, I don’t think it need resemble a No Smoking sign or whatever, noting also that the defacing mark is grey, not red.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 02:37, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
A left slash is the standard for prohibitory road signs in most countries, c.f. Category:Red circle with left slash, but as you say, this is not a prohibitory sign, and one or more black or gray right slashes is the standard used for "prohibition ends" signs in most countries (e.g. File:Pysäköintikieltoalue päättyy 374.svg or File:Road-sign-p38.svg). LX (talk, contribs) 07:40, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Featured picture?

Can someone please explain me how the picture that is now ( on the first page, got to be a featured picture. As explained by the template: one of the finest pictures on Wikimedia Commons. A fool can see that the white balance is completely wrong. What is so special about this picture? Wereldburger758 (talk) 10:03, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

You can find the archived featured picture nomination at Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Galeopsis tetrahit - kare kõrvik Keilas.jpg. LX (talk, contribs) 11:28, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
Weird. It must be the settings of my monitor. The picture appears to be fine on the screen on the computer of my father. Wereldburger758 (talk) 19:30, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

usage of a picture

Can i use the picture of the scale for my project at school?

Thank you, Vania — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs)

Almost certainly, but if you indicate what picture (use the URL) someone can tell you more specifically. - Jmabel ! talk 17:07, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
Please see Commons:Reusing content outside Wikimedia. LX (talk, contribs) 17:19, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Ajou.jpg

I've uploaded the image file, but I missed to provide the copyright. In this case, how&where can I provide the copyright status? Also, I want to delete some imaged that i've uploaded for the test. How can I do it? --AJOUOIA (talk) 09:35, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

  • First, you say the source is "ajou university". Assuming that is accurate -- an institutional source, not a photo you took as an individual -- then you as an individual cannot offer to license it. The university (or whoever else might have the copyright) must send email to verify a free license, per COM:OTRS.
  • Technically, where OTRS is not involved, licensing information is provided by editing the file page and providing an appropriate licensing tag. If OTRS is involved, you can add {{OTRS pending}} so that the file will not be deleted for a few weeks, so that there is time to deal with the third-party licensing.
  • As for the test images you want to delete, just tag them {{speedy|Test upload, please remove}}. - Jmabel ! talk 17:03, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Sand gestrahlt (Sibylle Wagner, 1998).jpg

Beim Hochladen der im Betreff genannten Datei habe ich folgende Informationen (vgl. v.a. die Quelle; Autorin, Verlag, ISBN) angegeben. Leider habe ich die Lizenzvorgaben beim Hochladen nicht in Gänze verstanden, da dies nur in Englisch aufgeführt wurden. Was genau muss denn alles getan werden, um lizenzrechtlich auf der sicheren Seite sein? Auch der Urheber wurde doch genannt!?

Deutsch: Bearbeitetes Plexi vor Acryl / Hartfaser, 200 x 120 cm Datum: 6. März 2014, 16:28:13 Quelle: Sibylle Wagner, Hanna-Nagel Preis 1999 – Badischer Kunstverein Karlsruhe in Zusammenarbeit mit dem INFO Verlag Karlsruhe. ISBN 3-88190-243-0 Urheber: Sibylle Wagner

--Molewiki (talk) 12:26, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

I was really hoping someone with better German than me would take this one, but it's been sitting here for a while. If someone can translate the next paragraph into German, please do:
Unless I'm missing something, the matter is pretty simple: you uploaded someone else's artwork without providing any evidence that it was either released into the public domain or that they have offered a suitable free license. Yes, you've provided bibliographical information, but nothing to indicate any release of rights from the rights-holder.
You might want to look at the German-language page Commons:Lizenzen. - Jmabel ! talk 01:14, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
Die Sache ist ganz einfach: Du hast ein urheberrechtlich geschütztes Werk ohne Genehmigung des Urhebers hochgeladen. Das ist eine Urheberrechtsverletzung und setzt dich ggf. auch Schadensersatzansprüchen durch den Urheber aus. Dazu kommt, dass Commons nur bestimmte Lizenzen erlaubt. Was du also tun müsstest wäre den Urheberrechtsinhaber dazu zu bringen, das Bild unter eine solche freie Lizenz zu stellen und den Nachweis für diese Lizenz an OTRS zu schicken. --rimshottalk 09:59, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

unfree montage?

Please see this file File:Balochi_Tamur,Balochi_Films.jpg, looks to me like a user created montage..kind of hard to believe that all originals are free licenses? not sure of how tonominate for checking/investigation/removal thx 03:57, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Finding Uploaded Images

I recently uploaded images that I wanted to use to edit a page but I don't know how to find them now as I didn't record the name of the file. I'll deal with how to insert the pictures once I have found them. Would it be easier if I just uploaded them again?— Preceding unsigned comment added by Stu Blemings (talk • contribs)

@Stu Blemings: You should be able to find your photos at Special:ListFiles/Stu Blemings. If you cannot, file is probably deleted. Revicomplaint? 15:14, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
Deleted files show up in the user log as red links. LX (talk, contribs) 15:28, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

copyright question

HI, as author of a book we have a written agreement with the creator of images published in wikipedia common. with reference to the agreement the proprietor grants me to publish in the book the mentioned images published in wikipedia commons, without altering them or manipulating, etc...

It is enough to use the images in the book?

thanks in advance — Preceding unsigned comment added by Achille1966 (talk • contribs) 15:18, 8 March 2014‎ (UTC)

No, you cannot upload files with permissions limited to Wikimedia Commons, and you cannot upload files with licenses that prohibit modification. All works uploaded to Commons must be free for anyone to use in modified or unmodified form and for any purpose, including commercial purposes. Please read Commons:Project scope/Summary. LX (talk, contribs) 16:10, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
LX, I think you've misunderstood the question; admittedly, it's not terribly clear.
Achille, let me make sure I understand you correctly: are you saying that someone else (not you) published images here on the Commons, then separately granted you rights to publish them? Or are you saying that someone else (not you) published images here on the Commons, and you are asking whether this gives you rights to publish them? Either way, you should be able to publish, but if it is the latter then there may be specific conditions about attributing the images and being specific about what license they are published under. It might be easier to give you a more specific answer if you would link to specific images (and could clarify what is the situation). - Jmabel ! talk 17:38, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Image Use

I am new to this and all I want to do is help by providing images I have. I recently received a message from someone stating that my images may be deleted because it "doesn't contain enough information about the license or it contains contradictory information about the license, so the copyright status is unclear." I didn't think that doing this would be so difficult. What I did was to scan the front and back of a collectable hockey card to upload to a page as I noticed that there were no images of this hockey player on it. I don't know anything about copyrights but I figured that a hockey card is a public domain image so how do I add something like this easily without having to do a load of research? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stu Blemings (talk • contribs) 15:29, 8 March 2014‎ (UTC)

There's absolutely no reason to assume that File:Brianne Jenner Front.jpg and File:Brianne Jenner Back.jpg are in the public domain. I've tagged them as copyright violations. For a brief summary of what you can and cannot upload to Commons and what this project is all about, please read Commons:Project scope/Summary before attempting to upload anything else. To learn more about copyright, see en:Copyright. LX (talk, contribs) 16:17, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
Or possibly more relevantly, see Commons:Copyright rules by subject matter and Commons:Copyright rules by territory. - Jmabel ! talk 17:44, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Tickets needed


I need tickets for the following photographs I recently uploaded: [2], [3], [4], [5]. The copyright holder will send an OTRS form signed soon via e-mail. Proudbolsahye (talk) 05:17, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

You should go to the file description pages, edit them, add {{subst:OP}} to the pages and save them. OTRS ticket numbers will be created when OTRS receives the e-mails. LX (talk, contribs) 19:21, 10 March 2014 (UTC)
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Reload translated files with Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

Hello people!
I translated the files "Isomerism-ball-de" and "" into portuguese using Inkscape and now I want to upload it back into commons. How can I do that without violating the original licences? Which licence am I going to use for my files?
(The original ones have respectively Attribution-Share Alike 3.0/2.5/2.0/1.0 and Attribution-Share Alike 3.0.) Thanks in advance! -- AlchemistOfJoy 14:38, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

You have to attribute the original authors and preserve the licenses. In the case of multi-licensed work, you can license your version under one or more of the original licenses. You can use the Derivative FX tool to help get things right. LX (talk, contribs) 19:31, 10 March 2014 (UTC)
This was very helpful. I think I got it right. I published both using "Cc-by-sa-3.0", though I think the other licences of the second file may be also relevant, since they were all together in derivativeFX. --AlchemistOfJoy 22:57, 10 March 2014 (UTC)
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Regarding upload

hi , I have complete details of an politician the issue is how can i create a page of him. can some one Help me plzz

 u can personally mail me

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Sharathshashi (talk • contribs) 18:18, 10 March 2014‎ (UTC)

If you want to upload media files, go to Special:UploadWizard and follow the instructions there. If you want to write a biographical article, you're probably on the wrong website, and you may be looking for one of the Wikipedia projects, such as English Wikipedia. LX (talk, contribs) 19:37, 10 March 2014 (UTC)
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Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International

Why is this not one of the options listed when uploading a photo? --Bathes (talk) 21:04, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

We are still waiting for an approval form the Legal. On the other side, the Upload Wizard is meant to be simple; so we don't recommend 3.0 and 4.0 together there. And, many people here expressed their disagreement with the new features in 4.0 (handling of non copyright rights, reduced attribution requirement, compromise in personality rights in self portraits, etc.). If you still want to use 4.0 (like me), use Upload form and add {{cc-by-sa-4.0}} or {{cc-by-4.0}} in the permission field. Jee 03:14, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
@Bathes: Another thing. There is a term in v4.0 that prevents reusers from getting their licences revoked even if they don't provide attribution or state attribution in the wrong way. However, this applies 30 days from the date they spot the mistake, and not the date they republish the work or anything like that. This is one of few new terms I don't like about v4.0 (and why I don't use v4.0), and I hope you will take note of this too when you decide which CC version you want to license your works under. (✉→Arctic Kangaroo←✎) 03:25, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
@Arctic Kangaroo: Ah, I see. Thanks for your very informative response. --Bathes (talk) 20:51, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
FYI, still you can use UploadWizard for 4.0 license: Use "It is not my work", and then source for {{Own}}, author for [[User:Your Username Here|]]. And then click "Another reason not mentioned above", then 4.0 templates. Revicomplaint? 03:52, 14 March 2014 (UTC)
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Löschen Bitte

File:Showroom Rimini.jpg ((subst:nsd)) Hallo, Ich bitte sie das folgende Bild zu löschen: (File:Showroom Rimini.jpg)! Ich habe erfahren, dass es sich nicht um den Showroom von Giovanni Lidano handelt. Der Showroom auf dem Bild gehört einem anderen Laden. Bitte um sofortige Löschung. danke

Emanuel Josefson (talk) 18:38, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

  • Convenience link File:Showroom Rimini.jpg. - Jmabel ! talk 01:13, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Wouldn't that call for renaming rather than deletion? / Wäre das nicht die Umbenennung statt Löschung verlangen? - Jmabel ! talk 01:18, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

  • Das Problem ist, dass ich mitbekommen habe, dass es nicht zu Giovanni Lidano gehört. Zu welchem Laden es gehört weiss ich nicht.

Daher die Löschung. (Emanuel Josefson (talk) 09:59, 10 March 2014 (UTC))

Can all files in a category and its subcategories be listed?

Is there a way to list all files within all the subcategories of a category?

For example, could I get a list of all files in Mountaineers from New Zealand including files in its subcategories (Edmund Hillary, etc.) and their own respective subcategories (Edmund Hillary statue, Mount Cook Village, etc.)?

Thanks, TimofKingsland (talk) 23:40, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

One way is with Quick Intersection, by giving it only one category name to search on; for files and categories enter “6” and “14“ respectively in the Namespace field. You can set the desired depth of search in the tree, along with various other options. (It tells me that there are 51 files and 5 subcats in the above-mentioned cat.) For more powerful queries there’s CatScan 2.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 00:42, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of two book cover images Divinity Saga

I need to mark two book covers that I uploaded for speedy deletion. The article that went with them were both deleted, therefore I need to make sure that the two images are also deleted. In wikipedia commons, both listed under DIvinity Saga, ebook covers, Divinity the Gathering and Divinity Transcendence need to be removed as well promptly then. Thank you. Newt39 (talk) 19:02, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

  • May I assume this is about File:Divinity-_The_Gathering_Book_One.jpg and File:Divinity- Transcendence Book Two.jpg? You describe them there as your own work. If that is accurate, you don't "need to make sure that the two images are also deleted": we host plenty of images that don't have Wikipedia articles. Anyway, it looks like you nominated them for deletion but chose to nominate them for the normal deletion process, not for speedy deletion (which uses the template {{speedy}}; you used {{delete}}. As uploader it is your prerogative to ask for deletion in the first few days after they are uploaded, so given your remarks here I will take you request for deletion at face value and treat it as a speedy deletion. - Jmabel ! talk 02:28, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Removed upload

Hello, a user removed my upload without a good reason. It is about a Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) upload. The user did not notify me on the removal and now ignores my requests for further explanation. Could someone else please take a look? I truly believe it is a false positive. Kind regards, Timelezz (talk) 01:27, 10 March 2014 (UTC)


For LibPGF.PNG LibPGF.PNG I needed LGPLv2 as license. This version exists, but {{LGPL}} is redirected to {{LGPLv2.1+}}. As there was no better template I subst:'ed the 2.1 version, subst:'ed the LGPL system message in the result, and eventually subst:'ed the 2.1 link, replacing 2.1 by 2 in the output incl. some copy and paste from the original GNU LGPL 2.0 page. This can't be the normal procedure, what's wrong? –Be..anyone (talk) 21:42, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Problem solved for this case, the SourceForge project page says LGPLv2, but the downloaded package actually contains LGPLv2.1, the default for a normal {{LGPL}}. –Be..anyone (talk) 08:37, 15 March 2014 (UTC)
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Copyright for WWI images from Imperial War Museum website

I was rather hoping that I could copy this image onto Commons and use it in a Wikipedia article. Is that allowed? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alansplodge (talk • contribs) 22:06, 14 March 2014‎ (UTC)

Yes, the copyright has expired. It can be uploaded as public domain. (talk) 22:18, 14 March 2014 (UTC)
Many thanks. Alansplodge (talk) 23:12, 14 March 2014 (UTC)
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Online Photos

How do I know if i can use a picture from online? Im writing an article in Spanish about a non profit international organization and on their websites they have a lot of really good picutres and ads, but I have no clue if I can use them or not. Help please! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jopaola93 (talk • contribs) 17:13, 11 March 2014‎ (UTC)

See Commons:Copyright rules by subject matter#Internet images. LX (talk, contribs) 17:39, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Maps & Original Research

How is OR handled on Commons regarding thematic maps, especialy maps where the content has no references. ? THX, Arcy (talk) 18:22, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

See Commons:Project scope/Neutral point of view. LX (talk, contribs) 18:38, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Media RSS feeds for POTD and Featured pages

At Commons:Feeds there are interesting feeds for Commons:Picture of the day, Category:Featured pictures, and more. The feeds provided are classical RSS feeds. I couldn't find w:Media RSS feeds, though. My goal is to have new pictures loaded to my desktop automatically using Variety. If there is another way to achieve this goal, then I'm looking forqard to know about it anyway. Thank you!--QuimGil (talk) 17:51, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Media RSS feeds are not currently supported by the Mediawiki software. See bugzilla:34033. Looking at the image source options in this screenshot, I'm guessing it's going to take a little scripting with wget to do what you want to do. LX (talk, contribs) 18:54, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
Alright, this helps. Thank you LX. bugzilla:34033 bumped. We'll see...--QuimGil (talk) 22:40, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Diagram 2.png

I posted a picture on Wikipedia Commons for a page I am working on. Initially I did not give the correct source information, but I went back and fixed the source for the image that I need. How do I know now that the source is correct and that it won't get deleted?

--Ploganat (talk) 23:54, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

  • The linked document says, "This document is subject to copyright and may contain privileged and/or confidential information. As such, this document (or any part of it) may not be reproduced, distributed or published without our prior written consent," so there may be a problem here. Either this is {{PD-ineligible}} or it's a potential copyright violation, and I hesitate to say which (strikes me a close to the threshold of copyrightability). In either case, unless you have written permission, you seem to have violated the terms of use under which you accessed the document (not my issue, just mentioning). You might go to Commons:Village pump/copyright for a more informed opinion on whether a diagram like this would qualify for copyright or not.
  • Independent of that: please, in the future, give your uploads more meaningful names than "Diagram 2" and please apply relevent categories. -- Jmabel ! talk 00:23, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Deleting files

I believe I read that it's impossible to delete images once uploaded. Is that correct? I ask because at Category:No Gun Ri Massacre, I uploaded duplicate files in two cases. The two images were first uploaded with poorly chosen filenames. I uploaded each again to improve the filenames. I'd like to delete the originals if possible. Thanks very much. Cjhanley (talk) 15:42, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

  • If it's a duplicate, just tag the page with the less desired file name as {{duplicate}} (look up that template to see how to indicate what it duplicates) and it will be deleted pretty promptly. - Jmabel ! talk 16:01, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Logo bischofskonferenz.png

--FraLiss (talk) 15:47, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

  • You appear to be the uploader, and you didn't give any indication of it being either in the public domain or under a free license. Do you have any reason to believe it is? It looks to me like the stylized shepherd's crook at left is complex enough to be copyrighted, so it would not be PD-ineligible. - Jmabel ! talk 00:29, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Changing categories

Hello. I have come across a category (Category:North Yorkshire Moors) that I think has the wrong name. Unfortunately the name I think it should have (Category:North York Moors) already exists with a soft redirect to the first category. The reason I want to change them is that the name is North York Moors because that is what the corresponding Wikipedia article is called. What is the best way of swapping the categories? Green Giant supports NonFreeWiki (talk) 01:07, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

  • Edit both category pages to reverse the direction of the redirect, then either move the images and subcategories yourself or request the move at Commons delinker. - Jmabel ! talk 15:56, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Photo issues

I uploaded some photos to use on my shoutwiki page. When I follow the instructions for building the wiki page, I get a box around "File:filename.jpg" instead of the actual picture. Please help me fix this problem. I have found other similar pages with the photos displayed correctly and copied their code and it still did not work. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Annmcc39 (talk • contribs)

  • Although shoutwiki uses the same mediawiki software that we use, there is no institutional connection to the Wikimedia Foundation. If something isn't working right there, we have no access to that. You might ask for assistance from one of the shoutwiki users whose code you've tried copying. - Jmabel ! talk 05:36, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Seite Patog in Commons verschieben

  • Bitte die Seite Patog auf Patok verschieben. Übliche Schreibweise des Gebietes ist Patok. Dazu auch die Frage. Ich bin Dateiverschieber, habe dazu die Rechte. Kann ich auch selbst eine Seite verschieben?
  • Please adjust the page Patog on Patok. Usual notation of the area is Patok. This also includes the question. I can file renaming, have the rights. Can I move a page yourself?

--Usien Max (talk) 07:48, 14 March 2014 (UTC)07:45, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

  • Problem gelöst. Seite mit Schnelllöschantrag versehen. Neue Seite erstellt. Gibt es eine einfachere Lösung?
  • problem solved. Page with quick deletion request provided. New page created. Is there a simpler solution?
--Usien Max (talk) 08:04, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Uploading New Files

I've put some work into improving consistency of the borders in the International Maritime Signal Flags ( But when I went to upload the files at Wikimedia Commons, I encountered a couple of problems:

(1) My existing user name and password (at least as I had documented it in my password manager) was not recognized. I tried the "Forgot Password" link with several combinations of username and password -- but never received the password reset e-mail. Eventually, I created a new account. (2) When I went to upload the first modification at, I saw a notice stating "You cannot overwrite this file."

Perhaps this is because of a new-account restriction. If so, I'd like to get my long-standing account working again, but I think I need Admin help, as I'm certain of the e-mail I used, and it simply never triggered the password-reset communication.

Alternately, I'd appreciate any insight as to why I'm seeing the "You cannot overwrite this file message" and, if I'm correct that it's a new-account restriction, when it will disappear. And, I should also ask, can that restriction be lifted manually considering the circumstances? — Preceding unsigned comment added by DeRose.Joe (talk • contribs)

You will be able to re-upload files when your account is autoconfirmed or confirmed. See Commons:Autoconfirmed_users. Ruslik (talk) 12:35, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
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How can I upload a photo I ow to Wikipedia, without Wikipedia branding it as copyright violation because it was owned by my website?

basically, just want to know that I made no rulebreaking here because I uploaded my own photo which I also posted on my website. But then Wikipedia said that it belonged to 'me'/my website. how can I get past that? Thanks, — Preceding unsigned comment added by Corpvideopr (talk • contribs)

@Corpvideopr: Hi,
These images were published on the web before you uploaded them. So in this case, we required that you send a permission, even if they are your images. See COM:OTRS for the procedure. Regards, Yann (talk) 08:08, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
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Liste meiner hochgeladenen Bilder

Gibt es eine Liste meiner bisher hochgeladenen Bilder?

Siehe Special:AllMyUploads. --rimshottalk 20:40, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
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Permissions email - about how long until image is up?


An image was sent to the permissions-commons at wikimedia email address, on 14 March 2014 by Carnegie Wave Energy Limited.

Description: "CETO-Unit.jpg – as attached, Image of Carnegie Wave Energy’s CETO unit as it will appear in the Perth Wave Energy Project off Garden Island, Western Australia". It's different from older images of CETO on Commons (2010-2011).

Any idea how long before it will appear on commons? Thanks --Chriswaterguy (talk) 00:07, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

  • It can often take a couple of weeks. There are only a small number of people who go through the OTRS mail.
  • For the future: you can upload an image and mark it with {{OTRS pending}}. If you do that, though, make sure the OTRS email you send references the name of the image as uploaded. - Jmabel ! talk 03:37, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks - that's very clear. --Chriswaterguy (talk) 05:17, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
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Creator:Arnold Lyongrün ‎

Es gelingt mir nicht die Normdaten richtig einzubinden. Wer kann das mal machen? Hajotthu (talk) 12:01, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Danke, schon erledigt. Hajotthu (talk) 12:54, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
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Can't upload new version

I would like to upload an new version of File:CMAS-Ausbildung.svg. But there is the Link "Upload a new version of this file" missing. Why? --Thomei08 (talk) 14:18, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

OK, now it seams to work. --Thomei08 (talk) 14:20, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
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Help regarding image

Hey, are any of you able to help me with a image problem? The File:Hammer and Sickle of the Workers' Party of Korea.png looks terrible, could any of you make it look similar to the File:Danghui.svg (that is, fixing the background). Thanks. --Trust Is All You Need (talk) 16:16, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

In need of bash-script

I am in need of a bash-script for cleaning up a lot of svg-files on Wikimedia Commons. There are here: I have asked somewhere else but that didn't turn out well. They couldn't help me all the way: I am editing a svg-file from Wikimedia Commons. The id's of the code runs like:

  • id="1"
  • id="12"
  • id="123"
  • id="1234"
  • id="12345"
  • id="123456"
  • id="1234567"
  • id="12345678" etc.

The filenames simply become too large. I want it to be:

  • id="1"
  • id="2"
  • id="3"
  • id="4" etc.

How do I do that? Additional problem: Not all the id's in the file must be renamed. Part of the code:

?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>


  viewBox="0 0 1500 278.016"
        rdf:resource="" /><dc:title></dc:title></cc:Work></rdf:RDF></metadata>
    id="style6" /></defs>
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I can manually edit the files of course but to give you an impression: the last file name is: id="123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233343536373839404142434445464748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114115116117118119"

And it is not just this file, but many other (chemistry) files in that category. If you can help me out, I would be much obliged. Wereldburger758 (talk) 12:55, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Stupid idea, not tested: On Windows the rsvg-convert tool can convert SVG to SVG. Maybe it can do that also on your platform. If rsvg-convert groks those monstrous IDs at all it should fix them, after all XML IDs cannot start with a digit. But you have to check what else it does, it might replace text + fonts by paths or cause other undesirable effects. Or you could create a script in any programming language you like, awk should be good enough for this job. –Be..anyone (talk) 15:21, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Peter Oakley.svg

Since when is my drawing of a real subject (not somebody's invention) not my copyright? The administrator's justification for deleting this particular drawing was "derivative work of peter.jpg". How else could I prove that the depicted person was indeed that person if the drawing hadn't been based on any reference photo? Every drawing of a real subject is a derivative work of that subject. Are people no more free to draw reality? The whole reason that I made my own drawing rather than uploaded the photo which I used for reference is precisely because I respected copyrights. So deleting it on grounds of copyright violation seems rather mindless. Even in court proceedings happening "behind closed doors", where taking photographs of people is prohibited for reasons more important than copyright, drawing them is not. No one's copyright extends on images recorded in somebody else's mind; no law may regulate thinking.
6birc (talk) 11:30, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

  • Sadly, when a drawing derives from someone else's photo, it is considered derivative work. Obviously, this doesn't apply to a drawing from life (the courtroom example you give), and is no problem with a drawing derived from one's own photo. It' a trickier question when someone draws someone based on numerous photos by different people, much as it's a trickier question when someone writes an article that is a loose synthesis of other articles: somewhere along the way the line is crossed between copying one particular expression of a fact (the person's appearance) and a particular expression of the idea (one particular image). In those cases, it becomes a judgement call, and not always an easy one. But if your image is basically a drawing of a photo, and someone else owns the copyright on the photo, their permission would be needed (as well as your own) to license your drawing. - Jmabel ! talk 17:38, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
    • You've made it clear. Thank you very much, Jmabel.
      6birc (talk) 14:45, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
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Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Anais21


I got a message telling that my uploaded file File: Kimbra Auckland New Zealand Anais Chaine Photography.jpg has been marked as a possible copyright violation. I am a photographer and did take the photo and have full copyrigth on them and am happy to share give this photo to Wikipedia. You can see it on my website : Same with these files :

   File:Tchangodei-portrait by anais chaine photography bec de jazz france Lyon croix rousse.jpg
   File:Tchangodei-montage-by-anais-chaine-photography Bec-de-jazz France.jpg
   File:Tchangodei-piano by Anais Chaine photography france.jpg

thank you to let me know what is the problem with it if there is any.

Kindest regards, Anais

@Anais21: Hi,
Since these images were published on your website with " © 2014 ANAIS CHAINE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED." before being uploaded here, we usually require a permission. This is to protect your rights, so to be sure that nobody uses your images without your permission. See COM:OTRS for the procedure. You could also change the license on your website to a free license (e.g. CC-BY-SA). Regards, Yann (talk) 09:56, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Unbedingte Löschung von zwei Bildern, Urheberrechtsumbenennung von einem Bild


Es müssen dringend zwei Bilder aus den wikimedia commons gelöscht werden. Es handelt sich um folgende:

Der Uploader ist nicht der Rechteinhaber, sprich Fotograf der Bilder. Der Fotograf selbst befindet sich gerade in einem Rechtsstreit mit der Stadt Ingelheim indem er jede Verwendung seiner Bilder in anderen Kontexten untersagt. Deshalb bitte ich um eine sehr schnelle Löschung.

Bei diesem Bild: ist der Urheber falsch angegeben, hier genügt es, diesen zu korrigieren. Es handelt sich beim Fotografen um Klaus Benz.

Genügt es, den Sachverhalt hier zu posten oder sollte ich mich noch an jemand anderen wenden. bzw. was muss ich tun um die Bilder entfernen, bzw. korrigieren zu lassen? RamonaLiteratur (talk) 11:38, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Es gibt drei Löschverfahren:
  1. Normal mit {{delete}} gekennzeichnet, mindestens eine Woche Diskussion (für Einsprüche, Zustimmung, etc.), kann jahrelang dauern bis ein Admin entscheidet.
  2. Schnell mit {{speedy}} gekennzeichnet, für eindeutige Fälle, dauert nicht jahrelang.
  3. WMF offiziell, einstweilige Verfügung hat WMF erreicht und wurde nicht als offensichtlich unsinnig in Ablage, rund befördert.
Be..anyone (talk) 12:31, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Danke! Das heißt, dass ich die Bilder selbst mit {{delete}} und {{speedy}} versehen kann, dann werden sie gelöscht? Sorry, aber ich habe noch nie mit wikimedia/wikipedia gearbeitet und habe gar keine Ahnung. Deinen 3. Punkt verstehe ich leider gar nicht. WMF? "Ablage, rund"? Wäre toll, wenn Du mir noch etwas dazu schreiben könntest. RamonaLiteratur (talk) 18:11, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Ja, auf z.B. der Seite File:Rekonstruktionsmodell_der_Kaiserpfalz_Ingelheim.jpg klick auf editieren, dann Vorlage {{delete|Grund}} oder {{speedy|Grund}} einfügen, wie auf den Vorlageseiten erklärt — hoffentlich, falls da die Übersetzung fehlt, sag hier bescheid :-} Punkt 3 ist für Urheberrechtsverletzungen, wo die WikiMedia Foundation eine Löschaufforderung erhalten und für korrekt befunden hat. Englischer Name "DMCA takedown", in etwa Löschaufforderung gemäss dem Digitalen Jahrtausend Urheberrechtsgesetz (USA, relevant für WMF samt Servern). –Be..anyone (talk) 18:39, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Super, danke! RamonaLiteratur (talk) 18:56, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Heideggers Parteikarte

Hi, I'd like to upload this photo of a nazi's memberschipcard, may I? Source: Bundesarchiv Berlin (Personenbezogene Unterlagen des ehemaligen Berlin Document Center; NSDAP-Mitgliederkarteikarten)

I didn't took the photo... But if i do it myself in the Berlin Document Center?

thanks! f. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Filinthe (talk • contribs) 17:38, 18 March 2014‎ (UTC)

Why do you ask whether you may upload it after uploading? Anyhow, the card itself does not look copyrightable. The headshot might be, however, and it may still be copyrighted (by the photographer's heirs, for example). It borders on de minimis, too, but does not quite reach it. In summary: the situation is not quite clear. --rimshottalk 17:57, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

sorry! I meant for ever uploading. So I don't have the right to use it... thank you very much

Copyright help regarding File:Spicy Mystery Stories Sept 1937.jpg

There is a template for US works published between 1923 and 1963 with copyright not renewed, as seen at the file , yet that didn't appear as one the pulldown options when I uploaded the similar file

That being the case, I chose the pulldown item about "i don't know what the license is." Can anyone help figure out this discrepancy? Thanks. --Tenebrae (talk) 18:22, 18 March 2014 (UTC)


Any idea why this image and a couple of dozen like it were marked by flickr2commons on wmflabs as needing review (using {{Flickrreview}} with no arguments)? I've fixed them but (1) shouldn't flickr2commons be able to tell that the license is fine and (2) failing that, given that I'm an admin, shouldn't flickr2commons be able to tell that my uploading them implicitly means I've reviewed? - Jmabel ! talk 17:39, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

The bot owners discuss a technical change by Flickr at the Village Pump: Flickrreview malfunction. –Be..anyone (talk) 18:57, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. - Jmabel ! talk 16:07, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Jmabel ! talk 16:07, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Template message

The file File:Carole Aurouet chez Lipp.jpg has a section stating "This media was probably deleted."

I do not see what is causing this message.--Sphilbrick (talk) 13:56, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

  • I don't see this. Can you check again & see if it is still there for you? - Jmabel ! talk 16:13, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
See page history. Someone had by mistake inserted the Template:Image permission, without a parameter, thus defaulting to the "probably deleted" version, but has now fixed it. -- Asclepias (talk) 18:00, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Jmabel ! talk 00:02, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

permission from the artist

I am making a page for a comic strip and would like to post an image of the characters and a picture of a book. I have asked the artist myself if I could make him a page before I started. How do does Wikipedia know that I have permission from the artist? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Benheer2 (talk • contribs)

Let the artist send permission, including the free license they want to use, to COM:OTRS. Be sure to tell them that this means that anyone can use the pictures for any purpose, including changing them and using them commercially. A license for use on Wikipedia only is not enough. --rimshottalk 19:07, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Via edit conflict, pretty much the same advice. See COM:OTRS, but be aware that it's not enough to give permission to use it in Wikipedia: it has to be either placed in the public domain or under a free license that is broad enough to allow commercial use and derivative works (though it can require attribution). - Jmabel ! talk 19:09, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

pictures from the internet

I am confused about the copyright law. I am creating a page for a cartoonist who's art is in the public domain (I found his art in Google images). His work is also under a copyright with a syndicate. I asked a question earlier about uploading the pictures and was told that the artist needs to put the picture under free license. My question is, why does he have to put it under a license and give me permission, when his work is already under copyright law and is on display for the public on Google? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Benheer2 (talk • contribs)

  • Most work in Google images is not in the public domain. Displaying something publicly is completely different than placing it in the public domain. Does that make this clear for you? You might want (at the very least) to read public domain. - Jmabel ! talk 00:49, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

How do I delete my User page and Discussion page and any other pages I may have?


I thought db-user would work but it doesn't.

Thanks, Parabolooidal (talk) 21:07, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

@Parabolooidal: Have you tried using {{speedydelete}} as the template? TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 21:35, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
Why do you want to delete them? --rimshottalk 21:54, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, I will try that. I want to delete them because I no longer want to be harassed by an editor who left me 34 criticisms in one day. Tired of trying . Parabolooidal (talk) 22:02, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
You've only been here for a few weeks. Please don't get disheartened by someone having a different opinion than you. You have only had three comments on your talk page, this is hardly harassment. Also consider that someone with a little more experience with Commons might actually be right. --rimshottalk 22:22, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
After many thousands categorisation edits (4,631) as a newbie, doing my best to learn, you note that I have had only three comments. Then User talk:Roland zh‎ gave me at least 34 notifications in one day (those red things that appear by my name at the top), that when I clicked on them I found they were obscure and weren't helpful. He hasn't ever even posted on my talk page. That many red numbers to figure out at once is not possible for me. I've created many hundreds of categories correctly, improving as I learned my way and correcting my mistakes. User talk:Roland zh‎'s blitz of 34 red numbers were hard to understand and seemed like a mean thing to do. I don't want to experience that again. Best for me to avoid categorization and other Commons work. I can look at the wonderful pictures anyway and make subpages for myself, without risking User talk:Roland zh‎'s wrath. Best wishes, Parabolooidal (talk) 15:46, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
Those notifications are just things telling you about reverts, thanks and talk page notifications. They're not warnings or criticisms, they are generated automatically whenever something like that happens. If someone alters a lot of pages, then yes, you might get a lot of notifications. I see three comments from Roland on your talk page - those are actual attempts to communicate with you or leave you comments. No harrassment has happened here. I am sad to see you decide to quit because of this - we were all new once, we all made mistakes and we all ruffled a few feathers. Please reconsider. -mattbuck (Talk) 16:34, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
The critical "notifications" seemed to be triggered by this: Revision history of "Category:Solomon's Temple, Aizawl which said "15:16, March 18, 2014‎ Roland zh (talk | contribs)‎ . . (64 bytes) (-33)‎ . . (categories have been checked, please check Commons:categories and avoid "over-categorization", ref user talk:Parabolooidal March 18, 2014) (undo | thank)". Considering the images in question were named a "Temple", I don't see how User talk:Roland zh‎'s wrath was warranted by changing all the images to "church", naming me and creating 34 criticisms with useless advice to "please check Commons:categories and avoid "over-categorization", ref user talk:Parabolooida". The "advice/criticism" offered by User:Roland zh‎ was singularly unhelpful, referring to a large amount of abstract category jargon that did not explain at all why an image labelled "temple" should be categorized as a "church". It also implied that I haven't made efforts to understand the category issues. Considering all of my over 4,000 categorizations have been correct, except for User talk:Roland zh‎'s complaints and undecipherable "advice", I see User talk:Roland zh‎ as unwilling to offer useful help to a newbie but rather seems to want to discourage me. Also, much of my work has been to reduce over categorization by categorizing specifically. It appears my efforts here aren't appreciated but rather condemned. Parabolooidal (talk) 18:43, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
Hi, from my side User:Parabolooidal has been contacted personally, from my side for the last time related to that topic, on User talk:Parabolooidal as of as of 19:41, 20 March 2014 trusting in ending that kind of imho public harassment. [fixed as i had as German speaking Wikimedian to log out for correct form of date] Final regards, Roland zh (talk) 19:46, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
We try to avoid over-categorisation - so if a photo is in a category for a particular temple, it doesn't need to be in more generic categories. I am sure that despite the 34 changes you spoke of, you have done some good work. We only learn through experience, and as long as you do things in good faith there is no harm in being wrong once in a while. -mattbuck (Talk) 20:52, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Just to clarify the technical issues here (as against how they were handled):

  • Unfortunately, in some cases if someone does the same thing to 34 files it results in 34 notifications. (Once you observe that the notifications are effectively all about one thing, there is usually no need to look into all 34.)
  • Our categories work differently from (for example) Flickr tags. If something is tagged with a precise category, we leave out any corresponding less precise category. (There are a few minor exceptions, but it's probably not worth going into.) For example, we wouldn't put Category:New York City on a picture of the Empire State Building, because it would have a more specific Category:Empire State Building; similarly, if it has Category:Empire State Building interior, we'll leave out Category:Empire State Building.

Also: I've been here practically since the beginning, I have probably 30,000+ pictures I've uploaded, I know the category system pretty well, and people still often can improve my initial set of categories. Expect that this is a collaborative project, that your content will be edited, and that most (though admittedly not all) edits will be improvements. - Jmabel ! talk 23:36, 20 March 2014 (UTC)



ist the licensing of the file okey? I dont think so. Do I need to submit a deletion request? Can some one help me? --Christian1985 (talk) 17:10, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

It's not my old GDR Teubner edition, the coauthors Musiol & Mühlig are new, the publisher is also new. Is the cover interesting enough for some kind of copyright? –Be..anyone (talk) 23:12, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Political Maps

I edited a map of Europe I found on the internet. I know wikimedia commons policy on using and altering bits of other people's work, but were talking about a map. A map with countries on it. Does it still apply there? Because for some reason everyone drawing a map is actually copying other people's ideas (the people that invented and drew the borders first.) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tal.beelen (talk • contribs)

  • Yes, it does apply. Maps are generally copyrighted, with all rights reserved. The only exceptions would be a very old map (e.g. first published pre-1923 in the U.S.) or one where rights have been explicitly released (e.g. the policy for all works produced by U.S. federal government employees as part of their work). Commons:Map resources gives some good leads to find free-licensed and public domain maps. - Jmabel ! talk 15:41, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Also, anything already here on Commons should be adaptable if you are willing to use a consistent license. - Jmabel ! talk 15:42, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

I would like to check this - is it possible to use political maps of countries from Commons and alter them (e.g. change the place names from one language to another) and upload them for use on Wiktionary? Vedac13 (talk)

Copyright help regarding File:Archive Header template malformatting bug.png

How many carefully worded petitions must I write to help the community delete one little CSS parameter in an edit-protected Wikipedia template? This petition for establishing the correct copyright information of my screenshot to prove existence of the resulting bug is one of them. Is there something wrong with me that I think that this process is counterproductive and over the top?
6birc (talk) 10:29, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

It's only semi-protected, I replaced the TOC-line by m:Template:TOCright, and apparently this does not break the few pages where I checked it, but I can't tell if it helps anywhere. I fixed the categories/license of your screenshot here. If you have a test page, where that fails, simply discuss it on m:Template talk:Archive header. The same template name on another project can be very different. –Be..anyone (talk) 15:44, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
1. @Be..anyone: Thank you for fixing my screenshot "copyright". But that's just one upload by me. Now, how are other people supposed to know which licence to apply in similar uploads without posting a petition here each time?
2. You're right, the template is only semi-protected. I have just noticed this.
3. Your solution merely buries the problem deeper from one template into another. But it's actually good that you brought TOC-line to attention because it behaves in the same faulty way, so it needs to be fixed too. I intend to accomplish it by injecting the following CSS: max-width:40%;min-width:30em;. Is that good?
4. One affected page: m:Talk:Terms of use/Paid contributions amendment/Archives/2014-03-07. (Exactly as seen in the screenshot.)
5. That's what I do. I discuss this problem on m:Template talk:Archive header. I came here only because my screenshot "copyright" licence threatened me with deleting the screenshot in 7 days. I didn't expect to discuss the template.
6birc (talk) 17:20, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
Commons is full of obscure Orwellian stuff, {{Cc-by-nc-sa}} is an example. It arranges for the speedy self-destruction of the allegedly "non-free" upload, so far it's fine, because NC is not good enough here. But it also refuses to show the proper Cc-by-nc-sa euro icon.svg license explicitly permitting certain kinds of uses starting with a copy, and it puts the NC file in a "copyright violation" category. There never was any copyright violation, NC is just not permitted here.
Apparently screenshots were a major issue years ago, there are special pages (templates, discussions, policy, categories, the works) all trying to do something with screenshots. Therefore I guessed that categories for "MediWiki bugs" (turned out to be "MediWiki errors") and "MediaWiki screenshots" must already exist for your screenshot.
Verdy_p fixed the Meta-version of {{TOCright}} using your 36em and max-width:50% suggestions. If that's still not good enough we're running out of template wizards, the original was a Pathoschild.
Be..anyone (talk) 15:47, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
@Be..anyone: Works beautifully! And I wouldn't be able to repair it like Verdy_p did. Now I don't regret having to post this "petition" :-). Thank you for the intervention. Also thank you for finding better image categories.
6birc (talk) 01:10, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
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Uploading Geogebra demonstrations

I write some geometry-related articles and would like to add interactive GeoGebra sheets that demonstrate the geometric constructions. It is possible to upload the demos to the GeoGebra site, but this would require an external link. Is there a way to upload interactive GeoGebra pages to Commons? --Erel Segal (talk) 08:20, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Uploading screenshots directly from the clipboard

In case the answer to the previous question is no, the 2nd-best option is to take screenshots. It is easy to copy the GeoGebra screen to the clipboard, but currently I have to copy from the clipboard to a file, save the file, then upload the file to Commons. Is there a way to upload an image from the clipboard directly to Commons? --Erel Segal (talk) 08:20, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

  • No. In general, Commons uploads files (of certain types), not anything else. - Jmabel ! talk 15:36, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
If the program can export in SVG format (or something easily convertible to it), that would be the best way to go. Raster images, including screenshots, are not very suitable for geometric diagrams or similar illustrations.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 07:25, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Where to put a tutorial on SVG-files?

I already have written a tutorial on cleansing SVG-files but I don't know where to put it. On Wikipedia or on Wikimedia? What shall be the categories? Wereldburger758 (talk) 07:38, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Does your recipe arrive at a basic 1.1 baseProfile? Help:Basic or Project:Basic are red links (= available). Or start with a Help:SVG/basic subpage. No good idea for Wikipedia, Commons is better. –Be..anyone (talk) 08:25, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
I propose to delete this page, it completely misses the point. Anyway only that Chemdraw produce incorrect IDs, we do not need a own page on Commons. PS.: I've never seen such over complication to such simple issue, sorry. -- Perhelion (talk) 12:58, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:SkinnyBastardCover.jpg

Hi, I need help please. I'm trying to add a picture of the cover of "Skinny Bastard" (a book) for an article on Wikipedia. As far as I know, this image is in the public domain for free usage. It is the one from the website I've no idea who owns the copyright or how to contact them. But a notice came up when I uploaded the picture, saying it may be deleted in seven days. The cover of another book by the same author has been used on Wikipedia. So why not this one too. Am I going about this the wrong way? The instructions on copyright seem complicated, I need it simplified. Thanks if you help me.

--This lousy T-shirt (talk) 10:25, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

The source page says "(c) by Running Press", no hint why the cover should be free. –Be..anyone (talk) 10:35, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
Maybe you can upload it directly on en Wikipedia following the fair use criterium--Pierpao.lo (listening) 11:03, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
OK, great, thanks for the help!  :) This lousy T-shirt (talk) 11:40, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

David Redfern photos


I uploaded photographs, belonging to me, onto a web page about my late father. They were taken down. Why? and how do I get them put back up.


David Redfern. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dreaduk (talk • contribs) 17:37, 22 March 2014‎ (UTC)

  • "A web page about my late father" is pretty vague, and you wouldn't normally have a page about someone on Commons (and I don't see you ever having had any galleries here) so I assume this is about the photos you uploaded in April 2012, such as File:Monza at speed.jpg. If I've misunderstood, please correct me. The issue is pretty straightforward: these are presumably copyrighted photos and it is likely that someone other than you owns the copyright. The deletion discussion was here. Your talk page shows that you were informed in a timely fashion, but apparently you did not comment, if you think the nominator's rationale was wrong.
  • The fact that the subject of the photo was your father has nothing to do with copyright. To upload someone else's copyrighted photo here, you would need a COM:OTRS-style release from the actual photographer (or the heir to the photographer's intellectual property rights).
  • If there are any such images where you actually are the photographer yourself, then the matter is simpler, although with such old photos (and with you not having made other substantive contributions to Commons, so it's not like we know your work) I'd strongly recommend going through the COM:OTRS process even for your own photos to make a clear assertion of copyright. - Jmabel ! talk 17:54, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Hiro Yamamoto.jpg

Moin, könnt ihr mal schaun ob das OK ist? Ansonsten halt Löschen. Gruß --Peter in s (talk) 14:08, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Cc-by-nc-sa euro icon.svg Cc-by-nc-sa euro icon.svg geht hier nicht. Ich habe Deine Quelle+Erlaubnis "verbessert", danach war das Bild auf automatische Selbstzerstörung programmiert. –Be..anyone (talk) 14:23, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
OK. Geht es in anderen Wikiprojekten? --Peter in s (talk) 14:26, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
Die englische Wikipedia w:en: erlaubt "fair use", etwas in dieser Richtung gibt's auch im deutschen Recht, aber ich bin in meinen unter 100 Beiträgen auf w:de: noch nicht darüber gestolpert. "Fair use" für geschützte Logos ist halbwegs einfach, freie Berichterstattung ist wichtiger als Urheberrecht, also ist eine minimale Verwendung erlaubt, wenn sie zur freien Berichterstattung notwendig ist. IANAL –Be..anyone (talk) 16:10, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
Vielem Dank. --Peter in s (talk) 20:26, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
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File:אריה מכונף על חלק העליון של הבניין גנרלי.JPG

Hi, I fixed the description in Hebrew and English, but cannot figure out how to make the formatting work so the blue and white box appears on the page. Can you help? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 20:35, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi, I've reset your broken version to something based on the last working state. It's a wiki, just try again. Better stay away from the right-to-left Hebrew part, unless you can check what it's supposed to mean.;-) –Be..anyone (talk) 20:56, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
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at some point in the past i accessed a commons paɡe in russian, and ever since then when i am at commons (and only then) when i type caps it comes up cyrilic, like thisː θɥɪʃ ɪʃ çɑʋʃ. ɪ ðɔŋθ ʎɪɬɛ θɥɪʃ. i have rebooted my machine and so forth. my lanɡuaɡe preference is set to enɡlish and so forth, cannot find anythinɡ in preferences to fix this. as far as i know i don't have any javascript or .css paɡes or anythinɡ, at least none that i made. help. --Herostratus (talk) 17:05, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

It looks more like IPA to me than Cyrillic, but anyhow: when you're in the edit box, there is a little keyboard icon in the top right. It will open a menu where you can select the keyboard to use. You should select "Use native keyboard", or press Ctrl-M. --rimshottalk 19:10, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
OH YEAH OK THANKS! Herostratus (talk) 14:48, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
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Copyright regarding an image with text only

HI, before uploading an image that could be directly deleted, i prefer ask about it.
Here is the corporate data from SNK company on an image taken from a flyer with severals pages. I want to use it as a source. There are only text inside, and more, it's only basic data.
Can i uplod it/ which licence ?--Archimëa (talk) 12:26, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

To my mind, the data is not copyrightable, but the presentation is. Thus you cannot upload the image. -mattbuck (Talk) 12:45, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
OK Thanks for help--Archimëa (talk) 18:00, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
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Copyright help regarding File:How to shave, with Ty.png

Did not want to violate any rules, just new to this. please remove the photo.

--Ormondj1 (talk) 16:04, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

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Picture of me with a stand up cutout? OK? Not ok?

Is it copyright violation to upload a picture of me posing with a cardboard stand-up image of a movie star? The stand-up cardboard full sized image was at a mall. Thanks for your time. -— Preceding unsigned comment added by Lyeatts (talk • contribs)

  • Almost certainly not OK for Commons. The stand-up image is almost certainly copyrighted. The few exceptions all require it being very old, and I imagine you would have said if it was. - Jmabel ! talk 23:13, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks!
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I try to fix this deletion request but I'm not able. Someone could fix it please.--Pierpao.lo (listening) 06:25, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

  • User was recently blocked on es-wiki; I seriously doubt the claim shortly after that that the user died. I have no idea what to make of this. - Jmabel ! talk 09:06, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
Yes, the problem is the block! I can not write Spanish, Italian Wikipedia has vanished and escape from the block is wrong.--Baffo (talk) 16:59, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Jmabel you're right, it's a known crosswiki spammer/vandal, giuseppe sirugo. --Vituzzu (talk) 18:04, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Is there a tag for this?

Yes check.svg ResolvedQuestion answered, image tagged. 02:28, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

At File:Amethyst.jpg, an amethyst ring was uploaded over an amethyst slice. The first image fits much better with the file name. Is there a tag I can place on the page to get a history split, so the ring can get its own file with a more fitting file name, and the original image of the slice can again be used? 18:14, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

{{Split}}. I'll add it. In this case, it happened so long ago that it's probably the old image that should be moved. - Jmabel ! talk 00:06, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. 02:28, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
The license is for the original file, though. The uploader of the new file never gave one. --rimshottalk 07:17, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Esquema de desastre.JPG

the image it's from I don't know anithing about the copyright status of the image. It's not a copy paste (I had adapted to catalan and made it in power point) --Qaubp14ilj (talk) 15:59, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

The UNEP Knowledge Base talks about "open access", but on their terms and conditions page it boils down to non-commercial and no derivative use. Apparently you went for "own work", and your adaption of their diagram is visually different, and another language. You could add a reference to ISBN 978-92-807-2887-3 on File:Esquema de desastre.JPG. If you stick to "own work" you define the license, e.g., {{CC0}}. Maybe others here have better suggestions, for starters, does a simple text diagram like this need any license at all? I've no idea. –Be..anyone (talk) 17:04, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Posted under wrong category

I have posted few photos of half breed dogs and put them into "Dog breeds" category, because "half breed" category isn't created. This is my first time here. Then I noticed there is "mixed breeds" category and I have to move my photos there, but I don't know how to do that. To delete and upload again is an option but I was wondering if there is another easier way to do that.

Yes, there are simpler solutions. Go to the three file pages, e.g., click File:Jo_aka_Hovawart.jpg, then click "edit", in the edit box find Category:Dog breeds, change it to Category:Mixed breeds, add a comment in the comment box, e.g., "fixed cat", and click save. But apparently Category:Mixed breeds does not yet exist, so pick something that works. ;-) –Be..anyone (talk) 12:21, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
Another option is to use HotCat, a gadget that should be available whenever you’re logged in—unless you disabled it in your Preferences. By clicking the ± (plus-or-minus) symbol beside a category name on the file page, you can activate an edit-field to change it: a pop-up menu shows existing categories as you type, and marks your entry with a check if valid, or a cross if not. (When editing only one category at a time, this saves a trip to the Edit page.) Be as specific as you can, and where appropriate add as many categories as cover the content of the image, not just the principal subject.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 01:42, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Hibernia.jpg

This photo is a scan of Page 42 from Edgar J. March () Spiritsail Barges of Thames and Medway, Devon: David and Charles Retrieved on 22 March 2014. ISBN: 9780715346815. </ref> from my local library. This barge was later involved in a accident out in the North Sea and sank, now is a shipwreck. This seems to be the only known photo of her. see --DavidAnstiss (talk) 21:49, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

  • That would make it almost certainly still copyrighted, unless the photo is much older and was published much earlier. If it was published for the first time in the UK in 1948, it would be copyrighted until 70 years after the author's death. Do you have any reason to think there is something I'm missing here?- Jmabel ! talk 01:40, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
The book will likely have a page of photo credits, possibly under “Acknowledgements”. If it can be shown that the source was public-domain or otherwise free of copyright, or that the photographer died before 1944, the file can be hosted here. Failing that, I suggest uploading it to the English Wikipedia under a fair-use rationale. (It would have to be reduced somewhat in size; the silver lining to that cloud is that the moiré could probably be ameliorated at the same time.)—Odysseus1479 (talk) 02:02, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Colocação de foto

Não estou conseguindo carregar um ficheiro, na pagina de Venceslau de Queirós, com a foto do Dr. Raul Valentim de Queiroz. Executei todo o processo e aparece a mensagem "só é aceito o carregamento se for usuário há mais de 1 mês" - contribuo c/ a Wikipédia há +- 2 anos, inclusive essa biografia do Venceslau foi escrita p/ mim. Alguém, por gentileza, pode ajudar-me? Grato Capeto47 (talk) 12:54, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Upload Flickr and images

Hello, I want to upload this picture to the Commons:

I am not sure how to do it though? I messaged the owner of the photograph and he said that it was perfectly fine for me to use his photo as long as I recognize him as the owner, so can I upload it?

I also wanted to upload these images from

I emailed all 3 owners of the photographs and they also said I can upload the images. So can I upload these photo's as well? MoHasanie (talk) 03:37, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

For the images that are published as “all rights reserved“ or similarly restricted, informal permission isn’t enough for them to be hosted here. You will have to ask the owners to e-mail OTRS, confirming their copyright and specifically releasing the images under a suitable licence, such as CC-BY-SA.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 05:58, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
For Flickr, possibly simpler than OTRS, the owner can change the license him- or herself on Flickr. I don't know anything about, but if the uploader can edit a caption they could indicate a license there, also an alternative to OTRS. - Jmabel ! talk 16:11, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
Ok, I will ask him to change the license to CC-BY-SA.

Some of the owners of the photographs from have images of their's already uploaded on Wikicommons by other users, like this one: So can I upload the photo's taken by him? MoHasanie (talk) 19:26, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi MoHasanie. The releases we have on OTRS that support our Commons:Batch_uploading/Airliners project are for the images available on the different user's photostream. You should be an OTRS volunteer to add OTRS tickets to any photo, if you were to do this yourself, the photo is likely to get flagged as a problem. I have a handy script that sorts these out and even trims off the watermark bars, if there are new photos being added, the script will update what we have. Please add a note to the batch upload project page if there are images from a particular user you would like to see uploaded and myself or Russavia will probably be the ones to check it out and double-check the OTRS release if necessary. We may not be fast, but we get there. Smile fasdfdsfoiueire.svg -- (talk) 19:42, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks everyone for the help! I've uploaded the flickr image. . Is there anything wrong with it or could it be deleted? I'd also like to know how to crop the image? Is there somewhere I can do this? Also Fae, I will definitely post in the batch upload page for the images I would like to be uploaded. Where do I add a note? MoHasanie (talk) 06:37, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Large number of images noisy

Category:Grant's Anatomy plates I've uploaded a large number of medical illustrations from a 1962 book that are in the public domain. Unfortunately somewhere in the scanning [or uploading] process a large amount of noise has been introduced. This isn't visible when the images are viewed at full scale, or when they are on my computer. I'm wondering if it has something to do with the way in which wikipedia converts png files to thumbnails? The solution I found was uploading the files as jpegs instead. Is there any way to batch delete the images so that I can upload the jpeg alternatives at once? Could with delete privileges fix this for me all at once? (Note: This does not apply to the images above # 600.) -- CFCF (talk) 11:22, 26 March 2014 (UTC) EDITED CFCF (talk) 14:44, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Looking at File:Grant 1962 14.png, I don't see any noise, just the original printer dots and the grain of the paper. There are some interference patterns when looking at it initially, but these seem to disappear after a moment (presumably this is my browser rendering it). -mattbuck (Talk) 11:53, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
To compile some of the worst offenders there are:
There are some more I really would like to replace, but these are the worst ones. Could this also be resolved by running som bot on them to optimize them for Wikipedia. I uploaded them in as high a resolution and quality as possible from my scanner, maybe it was a bit too high to have the images at 80mb? -- CFCF (talk) 14:37, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
Reproducing images from previously printed sources is a tricky business. The tartan- or mesh-like texture is an interference pattern created by combining two or more waves—here the halftone screen used in the original printing process and the pixel grid in the scanner—and are called moiré. If the patterns are only strongly apparent in thumbnails of certain sizes, I wouldn't worry about them too much. You can often weaken moirés by scanning at a lower resolution, but this also results in a loss of detail, especially for the text and linework in illustrations like these; the same goes for blurring the image afterward. The best solution is sometimes to process the halftoned portion separately, recombining it with the linework after blurring or whatever—but of course this takes considerably more time & effort. Scanning at a slight angle and then straightening the picture often helps. Sometimes varying the effective scan resolution just a little can make a big difference to the nature & intensity of the pattern. (In the pre-digital era we used to hold a piece of plate-glass between the copyboard and the lens of a camera; slowly rotating or tilting it back and forth would often blur the image just enough to subdue the moiré … but I’m showing my age.)—Odysseus1479 (talk) 01:55, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the tips, angling helped a bit. I'll reupload the worst offenders that their thumbs can be used in articles at least. I don't have the expertise to recombine linework etc., but I will keep those things in mind when I get hold of rare books, that I might only have access to for a few hours and can't scan multiple times. CFCF (talk) 08:19, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

What is the code to insert to properly attribute Flikr source, copyright, and license?

I uploaded an image with permission of creator of image. Image is on Flikr with a CC license. It is

What is the coding necessary to update the page.

A reviewer rejected the page because it was not properly attributed, stating: A file that you have uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, File:Deanna Geiger and Janine Nelson Geiger v. Kitzhaber.jpg, is missing information about where it comes from or who created it, which is needed to verify its copyright status. Please edit the file description and add the missing information, or the file may be deleted.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Infomaniacale (talk • contribs) 21:55, 27 March 2014‎ (UTC)

It looks like you already found the answer and added the link to the source. That should solve it. However, there may be another problem. The photo looks like it's taken in a private place. It's not obvious that the pictured persons gave consent to the free distribution and reuse of this photo. Please see the policy Commons:Photographs of identifiable people for details. -- Asclepias (talk) 00:31, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
One of the Flickr Bots claimed that the version here is not exactly the same as the version on Flickr. Out of curiosity I downloaded both and got this:
Commons 3000×2000×24 (1.28MB) EXIF: Canon 2013-09-21 etc. FFmpeg (raw image) MD5=240432d80933b6f16c52b5242b4db7ab
Flickr 3000×2000×24 (1.28MB) EXIF: Canon 2013-09-21 etc. FFmpeg (raw image) MD5=240432d80933b6f16c52b5242b4db7ab
But it's really not the same binary; COMP finds more than ten different bytes. What happened? –Be..anyone (talk) 01:50, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
Plan B, as long as I have the "correct" image in my download folder I can simply upload it as "new version" to make the review bot happy. But I'm still curious how the 1346445 bytes in those two in essence identical images turned out to be different. –Be..anyone (talk) 02:40, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
Any reviewer can manually approve it. But nice to know if Zhuyifei1999 has any comments. Jee 07:19, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
For that hash_not_matching, I do not know what really happened. Perhaps it's an occasional commons api error or flickr server error. The log file shows that the file is the only occurrence of hash_not_matching. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 09:05, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
No, what I got is this:
$ diff -a 13453437414_93ea430a1b_o.jpg 20140328024314\!Deanna_Geiger_and_Janine_Nelson_Geiger_v._Kitzhaber.jpg

< ����ExifI���n����t��������(����1��*�2����i����CanonCanon EOS 5D Mark III,��,��Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.4 (Macintosh)2013:10:25 17:20:40����:����B�"����'����0����2������0230����J�����^���
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<    xmp:ModifyDate="2013-10-25T17:20:40-07:00"
>    xmp:ModifyDate="2013-09-22T21:40:31-07:00"

<    xmp:MetadataDate="2013-10-25T17:20:40-07:00"
>    xmp:MetadataDate="2013-09-22T21:40:31-07:00"

<    xmpMM:DocumentID="xmp.did:49c23384-665e-4092-8398-25163945aa7b"
>    xmpMM:DocumentID="xmp.did:207b1159-ec3b-419c-a0fe-17624919d0cb"

<    xmpMM:InstanceID="xmp.iid:49c23384-665e-4092-8398-25163945aa7b"
>    xmpMM:InstanceID="xmp.iid:207b1159-ec3b-419c-a0fe-17624919d0cb"

<       stEvt:instanceID="xmp.iid:d3825c28-69ed-4ae8-8b34-deab18f7b70b"
<       stEvt:when="2013-10-25T17:20:40-07:00"
>       stEvt:instanceID="xmp.iid:7efbc22b-a71f-4beb-8413-971f3cc18cfa"

>       stEvt:when="2013-09-22T21:40:31-07:00"
<       stEvt:instanceID="xmp.iid:49c23384-665e-4092-8398-25163945aa7b"
<       stEvt:when="2013-10-25T17:20:40-07:00"
>       stEvt:instanceID="xmp.iid:207b1159-ec3b-419c-a0fe-17624919d0cb"

>       stEvt:when="2013-09-22T21:40:31-07:00"
<     stRef:instanceID="xmp.iid:d3825c28-69ed-4ae8-8b34-deab18f7b70b"
<     stRef:documentID="xmp.did:d3825c28-69ed-4ae8-8b34-deab18f7b70b"
>     stRef:instanceID="xmp.iid:7efbc22b-a71f-4beb-8413-971f3cc18cfa"

>     stRef:documentID="xmp.did:7efbc22b-a71f-4beb-8413-971f3cc18cfa"
$ sha1sum 13453437414_93ea430a1b_o.jpg 20140328024314\!Deanna_Geiger_and_Janine_Nelson_Geiger_v._Kitzhaber.jpg Deanna_Geiger_and_Janine_Nelson_Geiger_v._Kitzhaber.jpg
9869e41f27a9326a6459674ba2b5337a9581c152 13453437414_93ea430a1b_o.jpg
5e9b9cfc121fcdd9d3e6bc9b5f8488aaadc43fe9 20140328024314!Deanna_Geiger_and_Janine_Nelson_Geiger_v._Kitzhaber.jpg
9869e41f27a9326a6459674ba2b5337a9581c152 Deanna_Geiger_and_Janine_Nelson_Geiger_v._Kitzhaber.jpg
$ md5sum 13453437414_93ea430a1b_o.jpg 20140328024314\!Deanna_Geiger_and_Janine_Nelson_Geiger_v._Kitzhaber.jpg Deanna_Geiger_and_Janine_Nelson_Geiger_v._Kitzhaber.jpg
99160884268d36020eac12bf501fb192 13453437414_93ea430a1b_o.jpg
4fa996d10387053a3ba7acf3f313f6e5 20140328024314!Deanna_Geiger_and_Janine_Nelson_Geiger_v._Kitzhaber.jpg
99160884268d36020eac12bf501fb192 Deanna_Geiger_and_Janine_Nelson_Geiger_v._Kitzhaber.jpg
Which is:
Commons 3000×2000×24 (1.28MB) md5sum MD5=4fa996d10387053a3ba7acf3f313f6e5
Flickr 3000×2000×24 (1.28MB) md5sum MD5=99160884268d36020eac12bf501fb192
--Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 09:29, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
Just in case an explanation how en:FFmpeg MD5 works: FFmpeg handles images as videos with one frame. It converts the video to a raw format, without audio, subtitles, or meta-data. After that it computes the MD5 on the raw pixel data, e.g., a lossless PNG of a given JPEG would end up with the same MD5, no matter how much compressed the PNG is. OTOH lossy JPEGs at different compression levels would result in different raw image hashes.
For the purposes of your bot that's presumably irrelevant, you could as well check if the binary file matches its Flickr source exactly. I'm still curious what caused the difference in this case, and why, with the same size for both variants let's get a smaller JPEG can't be the explanation. Was the source on Flickr changed after the upload here? –Be..anyone (talk) 11:13, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation :) From the diff above, my guess for the issue is that the image is null edited on "2013-10-25T17:20:40-07:00" and for some reason it is uploaded to flickr, replacing the original. And for some reason, Infomaniacale has the original image and uploaded to commons. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 11:26, 28 March 2014 (UTC)


Esta imagen ha sido marcada para posible borrado. Tengo autorización verbal del autor de la obra para subirla al Commons, como hago para formalizar esta autorización y evitar que sea borrada? A quien pueda ayudarme estare muy grato. Cordiales saludos. --Alfredobi (talk) 03:10, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

=> Commons:OTRS/esBe..anyone (talk) 08:17, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Child bearing, Health and Social priorities.jpg

-- 07:30, 28 March 2014 (UTC) This file is already in the public domain. It is on page 7 of the following title. Harrison, Kelsey A. (2010)Sowing the seeds of safe motherhood in Sub Saharan Africa. London. Adonis and Abbey. Publishers Limited.

Looking at page 7 requires a subscription, some public evidence for "public domain" would help. –Be..anyone (talk) 08:30, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
This is a one-page book review without any figure. Harrison (2010), however, is a 500-page, 60-Euro book and I doubt, that any photograph in it is in public domain. --Gretarsson (talk) 09:18, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Commons Upload hangs

With Describe section completed the Next button wont function - page just hangs [30 mins] Reason ? Tfitzp (talk) 10:21, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

The Upload Wizard is pretty much in a perpetual state of brokenness. Have you tried Commons:Upload? It tends to be much more reliable. LX (talk, contribs) 09:47, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Black bear map

The map showing ranges of black bears is incorrect as concerns the state of Florida. Their range is further south into the center of the state as well as further towards the East coast. It should be much larger than indicated. Last fall a black bear appeared in New Smyrna Beach's downtown, and they appear commonly in Deland, even on the campus of Stetson University. Please correct. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs)

  • A link to what you want changed would be useful. Also, a citation for the statements you are making which would be the reason for the change. - Jmabel ! talk 00:37, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
I guess it’s File:American Black bear map.png, which illustrates the enWP article. Template:Inaccurate-map-disputed can be used to draw users’ attention to the issue; it should be accompanied by a detailed explanation on the Talk page. It would be most helpful if a link could be provided to an authoritative map or research paper depicting the range: perhaps from the state wildlife or parks services, or the zoölogy department at Stetson or another Florida university, to serve as a guide for the illustrator who takes it on. Note also that range maps are usually intended to cover ‘normal’ (rather than extreme) occurrences of the subject, in case any of the mentioned appearances may be attributable to unusual environmental circumstances, or otherwise considered ‘outliers’.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 01:38, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:St teresa's.PNG

I have taken this file from facebook and uploaded it. --Rishika.dhanawade (talk) 04:36, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

@Rishika.dhanawade: Hi,
Well, you are not allowed to upload images from Facebook, or others web sites, without a permission from the photographer. See COM:OTRS for the procedure. Regards, Yann (talk) 05:36, 31 March 2014 (UTC)