MediaWiki:Uploadtext/fromwikimedia

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This form is only for uploading work originally uploaded at another Wikimedia project. To upload work from other sources, please use a different form.

Use the CommonsHelper tool to easily transfer images from other Wikimedia projects (Wikipedia, Wikibooks, Wikinews etc.) to Commons. Fill out the details, and it will give you a summary you can cut-and-paste into the box below.

No fair use Commons DOES NOT ALLOW FAIR USE. Fair-use images at English Wikipedia, and other projects that allow fair use, must NOT be transferred here.
Source info Please evaluate the strength of the argument of the uploader. Images without clear, believable source information should NOT be transferred - get the source information cleared up first.
Upload hi-res For images, make sure you've saved the original, high-resolution version of the file. If the filename you saved on your computer starts with something like "300px-", then you didn't get the highest resolution version.
Descriptive name If the original had an undescriptive name (especially default camera file names), use this opportunity to improve it. This reduces the likelihood of name clashes, and allows media to be found more easily.
Link to original Always link to the original image page as the source. We need to be sure that media here truly is freely licensed, so if you don't provide this link, we might have to delete the file from Commons.
Add categories Please add categories to the image. Categories help make work accessible at the Commons by allowing others to find and use the work.

License tags:

{{GFDL-self}} should become {{GFDL-user-w|projectcode|projectname|username}}

  • projectcode: e.g. "de" (Wikipedia is default) or "ja:wiktionary"
  • projectname: human-readable project name corresponding to the project code above, e.g. "German Wikipedia", "Japanese Wiktionary"
  • username: user name of the original uploader

Same parameters for {{PD-self}} being converted to {{PD-user-w|projectcode|projectname|username}}.

If you are transferring a file from the English Wikipedia, be extra careful with files tagged as {{PD-US}}. The Commons allows the {{PD-US}} tag only for U.S. works. If the work is not a U.S. work (for instance, because it was first published elsewhere, or the author was not American and didn't live in the U.S.), upload the work only if the author died more than 70 years ago. If so, tag the file as {{PD-old}}.

Copy this into the summary box
and fill out the details
:
{{Information
|Description=
|Source=
|Date=
|Author=
|other_versions=
}}