User talk:Jmdeschamps

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Jmdeschamps!
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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Jmdeschamps!

Tip: Add categories to your images

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

Here's how:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:

Uploadwizard-categories.png

2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]
[[Category:Comets]]

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

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations"). Pro-tip: The CommonSense tool can help you find the best category for your image.

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

CategorizationBot (talk) 12:04, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

answered - VPC[edit]

Hi just a note since it is 5 days since you have asked: Commons:Village_pump/Copyright#Images_for_a_gratis_software_wikibook_reference.2C_free_of_charge_but_not_FOSS Cheers --Saibo (Δ) 06:30, 22 January 2012 (UTC)