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עדכון ערך ותמונות בערך הקיים בויקיפדיה[edit]

שלום רב,

אני בנו של הצייר משה גת. לאבא שלי יש ערך בויקיפדיה ואני מעוניין לערוך את הערך ולהוסיף תמונה אישית שלו ודוגמאות לציורים (יצירות) שלו.

נירשמתי כעורך וניסיתי להעלות תמונה, אך אינני מצליח לקשר אותה לערך המופיע בויקיפדיה.

אשמח לקבל סיוע

בברכה איל גת Ayal Gat 0547778884

Feel free to ask your question at Commons:מזנון. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 20:53, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

How to apply the trademark license to the image being uploaded[edit]

How can I apply the trademark license to be able to upload the logo for an article?

ChristiaKatipunan (talk) 08:55, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

@ChristiaKatipunan: please, familiarize yourself with Commons:Overwriting existing files before attempting to change our existing media. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 10:01, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
And there is no such thing as “trademark license” at all. For non-free licensing, head to w:WP:Fair use. For media under trademark protection, use {{trademarked}}. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 10:06, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Исчезающие категории[edit]

С 04.11. 2018 исчезают категории у загружаемых изображений. Включая скрытые Что происходит?

Vitold Muratov 05.11.2018 17:16 (UTC)

@Vitold Muratov: {{Category:...}}[[Category:...]] (I don't speak Russian, but I hope I have made it clear that you should change {curly brackets} into [straight brackets]). --HyperGaruda (talk) 19:45, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

svg objects placement problems[edit]

I just created my first .svg file in inkscape. When I uploaded it here on commons, objects were not properly oriented. So I returned to inkscape, tried to export it to .png and upload .png version - it worked well. Then I miraculously fixed most of the problems with object placement by saving new version in inkscape, but there is still some black rectangle, what is not visible when I open the file, but that is visible in preview and also visible when I try to export png from svg here on commons. Does anybody know how to fix these problems? Grtek (talk) 17:21, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Stephen Kurkjian[edit]

I am seeking to change the photograph that is displayed of me on my wiki page. My name is Stephen Kurkjian and while the information provided for me on the page is accurate, the photograph is atrocious. Can you upload the attached photo as the cover photo on my wikipedia page? Thank you,

Stephen Kurkjian

My wiki identification name is saknews. My email address is My cell number is xxx-xxx-xxx

/Users/stephenkurkjian/Pictures/Photos Library.photoslibrary/resources/proxies/derivatives/79/00/79d5/zvDUKLYeTKWsiifRP265Fg_thumb_79d5.jpg
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Saknews (talk • contribs) 22:31, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
You more than anyone else have good pictures of you. I suggest you upload, or contact the author of photos of you to upload here.
Having the option of direct uploading it, you just need to make it available under a free license. Check Special:UploadWizard
If you have to request to a photographer release it under a free license, you just need to follow this steps Commons:OTRS.
-- Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton m 23:58, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

kolopapu Goliath Speaking[edit]

OwO --Xxkolopapu DX 2028 GoliathxX (talk) 08:08, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

can you help me how to post a picture or media?

@Xxkolopapu DX 2028 GoliathxX: just use the MediaWiki Upload Wizard and be sure to read "Commons:Licensing" first. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚)

How to isolate certain noises in sound files[edit]

Hi. Woody Woodpecker's laugh is in the public domain because it is used in Pantry Panic, his only public domain cartoon film. I want to create a sound file of the instance where he does the laugh in this cartoon. The problem is, the noise is intertwined with the sound of the bouncing board. So I want to know how I can edit the sound file so that it takes out the board noise, even though it interlaps with part of his laugh, while still keeping the pure laugh. PseudoSkull (talk) 19:55, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

Is there a way to selectively opt-out of seeing certain (irritating) ad banners?[edit]

I keep seeing an annoying advertising banner for the "Community" Wishlist Survey but I can't seem to find a way where I can opt out of any banners that exclusively relate to the Meta-Wiki (where I'm not allowed to contribute ever again) while retaining local banners such as the current one for uploading images related to a city at the Dutch Wikipedia or other local banners. The only opt-out options I see remove all banner ads which is what I don't want. Is there a reason why the Wikimedia software doesn't automatically stop advertising sites users are blocked from? It wouldn't make sense for a user who is locally blocked at Wikimedia Commons to see a banner for the Picture of the Year either. Or should I make a suggestion for this at the Phabricator? Does it already exist? If so, then I am unable to find it. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 20:21, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

Where to promote an image[edit]

I have read Commons:Valued_images#Difference_between_valued_images,_quality_images,_and_featured_pictures a few times but I'm still not sure where to suggest that File:Weapons for Liberty WWI poster.jpg get recognition as a particularly useful upload (of my own). Featured is very high-quality, quality images are supposed to be original works by Commons contributors, and valued images are supposed to be very ingenious. I think this is a good image that has utility but it's not clear to me which of these tracks is most appropriate. Help? —Justin (koavf)TCM 21:46, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

Note: I realize that there is a watermark—let's assume that has been removed. —Justin (koavf)TCM 21:46, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

Anybody in England?[edit]

I am looking for pictures for this page:

I know pictures from just after the bombing exist, like here:

I contacted the author of that webpage, and he said he had gotten them from Historic England at Swindon, and that he had permission according to the FCO "Open Govt Licence". Is that enough for uploading it to commons? Huldra (talk) 22:36, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

All versions of the Open Government Licence are acceptable for Commons. Use {{OGL}}, {{OGL2}} or {{OGL3}} as appropriate. I think that pretty much any work licenced under any version of OGL is now available under OGLv3, so you should use {{OGL3}} for a newly-uploaded work if you're not sure. --bjh21 (talk) 13:51, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

Question regarding the "vector version available" when it won't match.[edit]

So, I've been doing some work over on the English Wikipedia Hazchem page. So the article's header image is an old JPEG diagram of a sign from 2006. It was tagged at some point for upgrade to vector.
However, there's a dilemma, the original image is only sort of what a Hazchem placard should look like. The format is correct of the boxes is correct, but the color, text proportions/size, the radioactive placard are wrong. I made a more accurate version that I intend to replace the current image with, but I don't know that I can call my new one a 'new vector version' of the old file.--The Navigators (talk) 03:40, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

Copy of picture[edit]

I have mistakenly copied a picture into the German wikipedia and I don't know how to remove it--Grafite1 (talk) 08:18, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

@Grafite1: I removed it for you in this edit. Please note that German Wikipedia is not multilingual.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 09:19, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

Dorothy Richardson[edit]

I would like an image of the author Dorothy Richardson to be added to the article on her and require help. I wrote to the Dorothy Richardson Society and received the following advice: "I would use the photo in the title of the Richardson website. It seems to be used fairly widely and we have never had any problems". Rwood128 (talk) 12:39, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

If you mean the image from then you can use it but it needs to be free of any copyright restrictions (in public domain) or otherwise it needs to be released by the photographer under a free license. It would be useful to know the dates when the image was taken and published. Ruslik (talk) 12:56, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
Actually it is the image at the top of the page here, but I presume that the the same research is needed. I will see what I can do. Rwood128 (talk) 13:25, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
As Richardson was born in 1873 the image (,) must be over a hundred years old. Does that mean it is now in the public domain?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Rwood128 (talk • contribs) 13:36, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
Not necessarily. Her own work is not out of copyright, and if the photographer lived as long as she did, the photographer's own work would also still be copyrighted. - Jmabel ! talk 16:51, 7 November 2018 (UTC)


Как сделать субкатегорию?

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Vitold Muratov (talk • contribs) 2018-11-07 00:41 (UTC)
  • You put a (sub)category in a category exactly the way you put a file in a category. Go into "edit" mode for any category and you should see how to do this. - Jmabel ! talk 00:35, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

How to delete a mistake category?[edit]

I created a mistake category (Category:Semi-trailer coupling). How to delete it? MTnthảo luận 17:21, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

Adding a screenshot[edit]

On wikipedia, I have installed a user script, seen at [1]. I would like to upload a screenshot of it in use. What permission, if any, do I need to get from the creator of the script? --DannyS712 (talk) 17:25, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

original research in metadata?[edit]

I work at a university library. A professor at our university is interested in having students in one of his classes help provide metadata for images in a scroll of yokai that we have. Students would be researching yokai and identifying them in the scroll so we could accurately label them when I/we upload them to commons. I realized that I'm not actually sure what the sourcing requirements on Commons are for metadata. This basically constitutes original research. Is it allowed? Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 21:14, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

Original research is allowed in all wiki communities,, including Wikimedia Commons, the only exception is Wikipedia.
However I strongly suggest to include Wikidata in this activity check d:Q10301958 -- Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton m 21:28, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
I think another Commons user was saying that it's better to put image metadata on Wikidata. Is that a community consensus? Or is it common to put it on Wikidata and commons? Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 21:43, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
Rachel, if you enter at File:Independence of Brazil 1888.jpg you will see a lot of information as size, date, medium, current location... that are not stored here, they are imported already from Wikidata. Clicking on "edit" you will see that almost nothing displayed is native.
But this is in a very advance integration with painting, and historical photos, draws..., for other types of material where are a lit bit behind. All files with this Wikidata-logo.svg at the top of description, have some information coming from Wikidata.
Let me know if you need some help, even a more closer volunteer to tutor you on this path. -- Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton m 10:49, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

"Women's Building"[edit]

It would seem to me that Category:Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition Women's Building should somehow relate to Category:Women of the United States via one or more subcategories of the latter, but nothing is leaping out to me. Any ideas? - Jmabel ! talk 01:21, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

I'm not sure this building refers to women of the US in particular. Judging from the interior it was a display hall for products related to women in general. Also, this exposition was an international trade fair with participants from as far away as Japan. De728631 (talk) 01:33, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
Sadly, you can't tell from that photo, but, yes, the content was pretty much all domestic. After the exposition, the building evolved into a women's center for the University of Washington (where the exposition took place) and, although it was moved a couple of hundred meters in recent years, it still serves that purpose today. - Jmabel ! talk 16:18, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

How can you Upload a Voice Recording for an Article on Wikimedia Commons?[edit]

Hi, I really want to know how to upload a voice recording for a Wikipedia article on Wikimedia Commons, which will be completely my work. I'm also new to Wikimedia and Wikipedia as a whole, so any tips would be recommended. What I'm planning to do will be a full audio recording on Donald J. Trump, the article, which will be entirely my work and my voice. Dylan Smithson (talk) 01:39, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

{@Dylan Smithson: That would be great. See examples at Category:Spoken_Wikipedia. Let me know if you have any questions. —Justin (koavf)TCM 05:19, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

No year listed[edit]

Moved to Commons:Village pump/Copyright#No year listed

Immer Weiter[edit]

My Immer Weiter page is getting deleted in spite of the fact that I am owner of all intellectual rights (pictures, logo's) and extensions. Moreover all information is 100% correct and viable. How is that? thderooij
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Thderooij (talk • contribs) 15:03, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
  • @Thderooij: I'm not sure what you mean by "My Immer Weiter page". Commons does not host articles. Perhaps you are asking this on the wrong site? Or perhaps you are referring to one or all of the following:

If you want to contest any of these deletion requests, please click (for each) where it says, "Convert to DR" and follow the instructions to dispute the matter.

I can tell you right away:

  • on File:Immer Weiter in 2016.jpg, if you did indeed take the photo, there should be no problem, just reassert that in the DR. It probably got tagged only because the other two were suspect.
  • on File:ImmerWeiterVaandel.jpg, presumably you did not design the object depicted: we'd need to know its copyright status.
  • on File:Immer Weiter Wielruiterslied.jpg: not clear this is in Commons' scope, it looks like basically a text, but leaving the scope issue aside, if "own work" means you wrote the text here then it is hard to see why it would be notable, and if you didn't then it means you need to address the copyright issues for the text.

Jmabel ! talk 16:28, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

wikimedia commons use my photograph without my permission[edit]

Hello simply question, I found my photograph in article about Mr Łukaszewski File:Jerzy_Lukazewski,_rector_of_the_College_of_Europe.jpg nobody, never ever asked my permission about this photo. Original photo is in color and on this page in B&W. And as source is marked "own source" What's going on? How is possible to use my photo without my name, permission and more -to changed it? I'll be glad for answer my questions Best regards W. Korsak —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 21:42, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

Hi, did you ever publish that photo? Otherwise, I don't know how it would be technically possible. The file does look like a scan from a book. If it is, then it's certainly not OK and will be deleted. @Andries Van den Abeele:: where and when did you take that photograph? It doesn't look like it was taken in October 2015, as you claim. It rather looks like the photo at [2], too. --rimshottalk 22:32, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
I think all of Andries Van den Abeele's uploads, except for the street scenes, should be nominated for deletion. The dates are obviously invalid (e.g., on File:Marcel_Vandewiele.jpg, who died in 1999), and the "own work" claims are questionable. --ghouston (talk) 01:47, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
Their response to previous problems in User talk:Andries Van den Abeele has been to accuse an administrator of an "extreme (fundamentalist) interpretation of the copyright" and that "I have not much time to go into an elaborate search for licenses". --ghouston (talk) 01:53, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
I wonder why a simple photo of a public person, which is available on many places, would be a problem to reproduce. Should one not be happy that the articles devoted to this former rector of the College of Europe are illustrated by his picture? On what will he, the possible original author (of who the name was not mentioned on the pictures I encountered) or Wiki Commons be improved by deleting this photo? Andries Van den Abeele (talk) 08:09, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
  1. @[[:User::Andries Van den Abeele|Andries Van den Abeele]]: Your reasoning seems to be "if this person who is complaining has already been ripped off by other people, why shouldn't we also rip them off."
  2. You seem to be more or less admitting that your claim that this photo is your "own work" is false.
  3. At this point, unless quite an explanation is forthcoming, I'm inclined to nominate all of your uploads that are claimed as "own work" for deletion. Can you give any reason I should not do that?
- Jmabel ! talk 16:49, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

UFC poster[edit]

Just wanted to make sure editor could download UFC poster see here and save as a file and upload to Wikipedia. Please advise if anything I need to be aware of. Thank you. CASSIOPEIA (talk) 07:32, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

You may not upload that poster to Wikimedia Commons, because it is copyrighted and there's nothing giving us a free license to it. It may be uploadable to the English Wikipedia; see w:en:WP:FUC.--Prosfilaes (talk) 07:44, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
Prosfilaes Thank you for the quick reply. I guess it might be fall under Wikipedia:File copyright tags/Non-free on a limited basis. Thank you. CASSIOPEIA (talk) 08:30, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

Picture of the day[edit]


How is the picture of the day chosen? How can I see who selected a given picture?

Benjaminikuta (talk) 11:26, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

I just realized that the Wikipedia picture of the day and the Wikimedia Commons picture of the day are two different things. It's confusing and redundant. Why is it this way? Benjaminikuta (talk) 12:17, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia comes in many different languages and while there are basic rules and guidelines for all of them, any of these editions has its own set of preferences. Commons, however, is another independent Wikimedia project, which is why they all choose their pictures of the day as they see fit. At Commons, the picture of the day can be selected by anyone with the only rules being that the image must come from our pool of Commons:Featured pictures and may not have been chosen before. To see who selected which picture, simply click on the "change image" link below a picture at COM:POTD and view the edit history of the template that will show up. De728631 (talk) 17:02, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
"may not have been chosen before" this could be a good rule, but we see chosen before pics.
-- Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton m 23:31, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

renaming Category:Cincinnati Chili to Category:Cincinnati chili[edit]

Hi! I read the renaming a category guidelines, but I'm not sure I've done this correctly as the new category name shows up in red. Can someone please check my work? Valereee (talk) 11:45, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

Okay, I think I figured out what I did wrong -- still would recommend someone check my work, lol Valereee (talk)
You bollixed it a bit. I'm cleaning it up. Next time you want to move a category, in an uncontroversial move, the easiest way is probably to make a request at User talk:CommonsDelinker/commands, though I'm sure there are other ways. - Jmabel ! talk 16:54, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, and sorry for the extra work! Valereee (talk) 20:24, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Michelle Jativa.png[edit]

The photograph was obtained from the url provided. Please indicate that additional information is necessary so that the photograph is valid in the copyright. I have entered the URL source and I mentioned the people who have ownership of the photograph.

--Ramiro Jativa (talk) 03:21, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

  • But you give no indication of a free license, nor would I expect that one would be available. - Jmabel ! talk 04:43, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

Where's Wikidata?[edit]

I can't seem to find a link to this page on Wikidata at the statistics page here. In the column to the right (while using the "Desktop view" mode) I can see (the English language version of) other Wikimedia projects, but for some reason not Wikidata.

(Unrelated: But apparently Wikimedia Commons is now the largest Wikimedia project being even bigger than Wikidata, guess structuring the data here will be an even bigger task than there.) --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 09:23, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

Would someone please tell me if this item is uploadable[edit]

It was taken from this 1906 book:

Thank you. Deisenbe (talk) 12:31, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

The website itself says "The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.", however from what I can tell works published in the United States of America prior to the year 1923 are in the public domain per {{PD-1923}}. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 12:36, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
The author, Avey, E., describes himself as eyewitness, the event was in 1859, so it seems that if the author is also the illustrator, or if the illustrator is anonymous, the picture is free. --Havang(nl) (talk) 12:38, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

Misnamed picture[edit]

The picture File:Blackwater station site geograph-3263955-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg is misnamed. It does not show the site of the old station. It was actually taken just north of this, but pointing the wrong way, so the old station building is not visible at all in the picture. However, because of the "geograph-3263955-by-Ben-Brooksbank" stuff, I do not know the protocol for renaming it. Perhaps someone could advise. Mypix (talk) 18:44, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

@Mypix: What would you find a more appropriate name, File:Road NE of old Blackwater station site geograph-3263955-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 01:21, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply. I think it is not worth mentioning the old station in the filename. As far as the location identification is concerned, it can be called "Blackwater Hollow, Blackwater, Isle of Wight, UK". The thing I'm not sure about is whether the "geograph-3263955-by-Ben-Brooksbank" bit should be retained as is, given that the other part of the name has changed. I'll leave that to you (or others). Thanks for your help. Mypix (talk) 11:22, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
@Mypix: Thanks, I renamed it File:Blackwater Hollow, Blackwater, Isle of Wight, UK geograph-3263955-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 16:59, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for your help Jeff. Mypix (talk) 17:59, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
I think in general, if there's some identifying information in a filename (like the Geograph number and author here, or the image number in a lot of Flickr uploads), it's OK to leave it as is while correcting the rest of the filename. In any case, a file mover has to approve any request for renaming and they can always correct any technical problems with your suggested filename. Thank you for your correction, by the way. I've passed it back to Geograph so their information can be updated too. --bjh21 (talk) 13:29, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment We should give thanks for Ben Brooksbank's pictures; he went round the UK for decades recording its rail network, most of which has now disappeared. He died earlier this year, in his 90s. RIP. Rodhullandemu (talk) 13:37, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

  • On another point, the coordinates (which are given to great precision) appear to be slightly wrong, and, in particular, wrong enough to place the camera south-west of the old station site and railway crossing. This Google Street View shows the view from the supposed camera location, and you can see that it does not equate to the actual photo. On the other hand, the coordinates are meant to be those of the camera position, and I can't tell exactly where the camera was because of the unknown amount of zoom. What do we do in cases like this? Do I make a guess or just leave it alone? Mypix (talk) 18:40, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
    • You can tag locations with a precision, so if you can localise the picture within (say) 100m, you can put "prec=100" in the {{location}} template. In this case, though, a moderator on Geograph has already updated the co-ordinates there and I've copied those to Commons. --bjh21 (talk) 17:46, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Uploading Pictures[edit]

Hi fellow Wikipedians,

I'm wondering if I take pictures of my own objects, such as a pair of shoes (brand) can I use the image to upload in an article about the specific show brand e.g. Miu Miu or Keds? Thank you Kmas 77 (talk) 01:03, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

@Kmas 77: Please see COM:UA.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 01:16, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Talk page message "file source not properly indicated" for image derived from Commons content[edit]

Not sure why I am getting a message on my talk page stating that the source of File:Mach Zehnder interferometer alternate candle images.svg was done improperly. I linked it to the source page on Commons (File:Mach Zehnder interferometer.svg). Please advise on how to correct. Kid222r (talk) 16:24, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

@Kid222r: I fixed it for you. Please use wikilinks. @Stigmatella aurantiaca, JuTa: Do you approve?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 17:14, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Cropped, not cropped[edit]

I uploaded File:2008 age of ocean plates.png, but didn't want the title and citation at the top of it. So I downloaded it, opened it with Preview on a Mac, and then cropped it. On the Mac, the image was clearly cropped. In the preview on the Upload file page, it was clearly cropped. But after I finished uploading it, it wasn't cropped. What on Earth is going on? RockMagnetist (talk) 03:34, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

  • Probably a caching issue, probably on your own computer. Looks like you have now gone back & forth twice between the two versions. - Jmabel ! talk 06:04, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
    • Yes, after the first attempt failed I tried again by saving the cropped file to a different name. How would I deal with a caching issue? RockMagnetist (DCO visiting scholar) (talk) 16:21, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
      • RockMagnetist (DCO visiting scholar) - Going by the instructions on - press "Command + R" - I would assume you hold Command whilst pressing R, Shame you don't have a Windows machine I could've told you a lot quicker :P –Davey2010Talk 16:32, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
        • Actually, I'm not convinced there is a problem on my computer, although just in case I'm going to run an error check on my volume. What about the fact that the Upload page displays a thumbnail of the cropped version of the image? RockMagnetist (DCO visiting scholar) (talk) 16:41, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
          • @RockMagnetist (DCO visiting scholar): You appear to be describing a problem with caching or purging, please see en:WP:BYPASS, Help:Purge, and en:WP:PURGE for more information.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 00:01, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
            • Jeff G., thanks for the info. So it's a problem with my browser - that makes sense. In the meantime, the problem went away. RockMagnetist (talk) 04:56, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
              • RockMagnetist: I sometimes have the same problem with my Mac. In fcat more often than not, but if you open the page in a different browser, it looks just fine, proving it is some sort of browser cache problem. Don't worry about it. Also, for cropping, in most instances, there is no need to download and reupload to/from your computer but instead use the CropTool that is activated in your Commons Preferences, under Gadgets. The CropTool then appears in the left side of your screen. It saves a lot of time because it transfers all the correct and appropriate information into the cropped image, such as source, license, author, etc. It even leaves a backlink to the original and visa versa so long as the original has been positively reviewed which also means the image does not have to be manually reviewed. If you are just cropping a small bit of the image like a frame you can overwrite the original image but for more major crops or you should upload the cropped version as a separate new image, but you have a choice. And sometimes even CropTool images have the same browser purge problem. Ww2censor (talk) 14:15, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Renaming question[edit]

Hi, A few days ago I declined 2 rename requests by Chris j wood as he wanted to rename File:اسواق تجارية في لندن.jpg to File:Night view of Watts Warehouse, Manchester, England.jpg and File:شارع في لندن.jpg to File:Park Lane at Upper Brook Street.jpg,

The Arabic filenames translate as - "Commercial Markets in London" (first image) and "Street in London" (second image),

I declined these per COM:FR NOT #2 (Files should NOT be renamed only because the filename is not English and/or is not correctly capitalized. Remember, Commons is a multilingual project, so there's no reason to favor English over other languages.),

So the questions I wanted to ask are:

  • Is my interpretation of COM:FR #2 correct in that filenames shouldn't be changed from another language to English even if the filename in that language is wrong ? and
  • Should incorrect filenames only be renamed if they're still in the same language ?,

Pinging Steinsplitter who has great knowledge with the renaming process,

Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 13:58, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

Hi, If possible the source language should be kept (COM:LP), but if nobody can translate a file it may be okay to rename (my personal opinion). In the past we had the issue that some users renamed perfectly named files from the source language to english, which is of course not in line with the language policy. Best --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:04, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
Hi Steinsplitter, Unfortunately myself and Chris don't speak Arabic and I don't really know anyone that does so in this specific case should I rename these ?, I could email the uploader but there's no guarantee I'd get a reply, and I don't want to use Google Translate as I fear it would still be wrong, Many thanks, –Davey2010Talk 14:18, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
In the light of this, it seems legit to me to rename (if the arabic name is completely wrong). --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:30, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
Hi Steinsplitter, Okie dokie I'll go ahead and rename these, Many thanks for your help it's really appreciated :), Take care, –Davey2010Talk 14:32, 12 November 2018 (UTC)


Hi, A user moved all images from Category:Japan Matsuri 2010 to Category:Japan Matsuri 2010 (Montpelier) however the former category is still showing on images (example) -
I've looked at Category:Japan Matsuri 2010, Category:Japan Matsuri 2010 (Montpelier) and Category:Japan Matsuri 2010 - Supported by Wikimedia France as well as tried removing that category with HotCat but nothing seems to have worked,
So I give up and was wondering if someone could turn detective, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 15:22, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

@Davey2010: I made these edits and then used Cat-a-lot to remove them from overcategorization into Category:Japan Matsuri 2010 (Montpelier), which caused the previous 212 files and should cause any new files to move (at the mercy of the job queue).   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 15:45, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
Jeff G. you sir are amazing thank you! :), Never even knew there was a template so certainly would never have looked there, Anyway all moved, Many thanks again for your help :), –Davey2010Talk 15:54, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
@Davey2010: You're welcome!   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 15:56, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

Image copyright[edit]

Good evening, I have contacted the owner of a specific image published on the EIA international site in order to use it in the inbox of the draft page I'm creating, and he has told me that the use of the image was free, I've even signed a Photographic contract in order to agree to the use of it . While I'm uploading the image, which kind of license should I select then? I'm not sure about the right one I possess about the image, and I wanted to ask about that. Thanks in advance to everyone, -- Stourbridgegrove (talk) 19:06, 12 November 2018

@Stourbridgegrove: Can you reveal exactly what they agreed to?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 18:53, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
Hey Stourbridgegrove. You can't select a license for them. They have to agree to release the content under a particular license themselves. There isn't really a legal vehicle for "free" per se. What there is are several different free types of legal contracts we use in the form of licenses, that each come with their own particular minor differences. Those differences could land someone in court one day. So it's very important that the copyright holder properly agree to what is literally a binding legal contract. GMGtalk 20:08, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
Jeff G. Yes of course! Here is the full text: "Upon the terms and conditions set out, the licensor hereby grants to the licensee the non-exclusive right to store and exploit “the material” for use within “the territory” under the “conditions” as follows. The licensee shall only use the images in accordance with the specification set out in schedule. Any further use of the images requires the further prior written agreement of the licensor." In the schedule it is specified that full credit to the ‘Environmental Investigation Agency’ must be given, as well as include the website, if possible.--Stourbridgegrove (talk) 14:59, 13 November 2018
Stourbridgegrove: certainly that statement does not appear free enough for us as all it requests is attribution and does not specifically state that commercial and derivative uses are permitted. Which EIA International are you talking about? The U.S. Energy Information Administration who are a US government body, so their works are in the public domain, unless the works or not actually theirs. Or is this perhaps a different EIA International? Ww2censor (talk) 16:45, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
Ww2censorI see, but that's exactly what he has wrote in the attached mail, that's why I'm having doubts! Anyway, I'm talking about the Environmental Investigation Agency, EIA International.--Stourbridgegrove (talk) 17:55, 13 November 2018

Corrupt PNG[edit]

Hi, I've come across this image which is corrupt, I reuploaded it but nothing changed so I reduced the size .... the image I first reuploaded now shows as a previeu but the current image still doesn't show,
Is there a fix for this ?, I wasn't sure reuploading it as a new file might do the trick ?, I've hit CTRL + F5 repeatedly and the current image isn't showing,
Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 21:59, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

@Davey2010: For the situation after the 1st upload, we have been having problems with cross-wiki uploads terminating at exactly 5MB with gray bars at the bottoms. For the situation after the 2nd and 3rd uploads, you appear to be describing a problem with caching or purging, please see en:WP:BYPASS, Help:Purge, and en:WP:PURGE for more information.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 23:57, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
Hi Jeff G., Ahhh right, I was pressing CTRL + F5 as well as F5 on it's own and both weren't having any effect (usually Ctrl + F5 always does the trick), Well all images show now so maybe I needed to do the Purge ... either that or I needed to do all 3 and then wait lol, Many thanks for your help again, –Davey2010Talk 14:57, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Need suggestion on finding good photos about United States police, particularly "stop and frisk" and "traffic stop"[edit]

Hello everyone! I'm working on the following Wikipedia pages:

and a few other related pages. I'd like to get 5-10 photos which shows frisks / "pat downs" and another 5 that show traffic stops in the United States. I checked via search and browsed by category and came up pretty much empty handed. I'd like to get very vivid photos that convey a good feeling about the subject. Modern is better, but I did come across a webpage with an old black and white photo of several people lined up and getting frisked, so maybe that would work for the frisk photos. I would need modern for the traffic stop photos.

Any suggestions? Thanks! Seahawk01 (talk) 02:27, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Hey Seahawk01. Looks like there are a few images available at Category:Frisking and Category:Traffic stops. GMGtalk 15:02, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
Hi GreenMeansGo, thanks for the reply! I did already check the categories and a lot are either photos of police training or from outside the United States.
So, I was interested in searching online and adding to the Commons. For example, doing a Google images search using: "traffic+stop"
Another idea I had was take body cam videos released by police and do a screenshot.
Seahawk01 (talk) 01:45, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
That's pretty much the standard search once you've done a google reuse with modification search. Other than that, you can just do a google image search and look for government sites, or sites from Florida, or some other jurisdiction that normally releases its contents into the public domain. Standard searches normally take care of the easy stuff like licenses on flickr. GMGtalk 01:48, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
GreenMeansGo, sounds good...thanks for the advice. I'm new to using the Commons, so it is very helpful. Seahawk01 (talk) 01:59, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Uploading a photo with permission from a family member[edit]


I am trying to update the page of an applied linguist with a photo I have obtained from his granddaughter. She has given me permission to upload it but is that enough? Is it ok to just upload it with a note about where it was obtained?


— Preceding unsigned comment added by Peanutbuttonfly (talk • contribs) 14:04, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
No, you need to know who is the copyright holder is and obtain a free license statement. She may be the sole heir and that would likely be ok, but you need to inquire and in that case it may even need an OTRS verification. Ww2censor (talk) 14:18, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Austausch von Bilddateien[edit]

Ich möchte ein paar vorhandene identische Bilddateien auf Grund neuer Dateinamen austauschen und dies ist trotz etlicher Versuche und obwohl dies Option angeboten wird NICHT möglich.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Archifotokraneburg (talk • contribs) 08:40, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
Ich habe zwar nicht verstanden, was genau gescheitert ist, aber ich habe die heutigen Aenderungen an File:CK Schmuck Montage 1.jpg angesehen und so korrigiert, wie es wahrscheinlich beabsichtigt war.
Korrekt ? Falls nein, bitte ich um Erlaeuterung. Am spaeten Abend des 15.11. schaue ich hier wieder vorbei, um ggf. zu helfen. -- Juergen (talk) 21:52, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Upload from URL[edit]

Is it possible to upload images from URL or to otherwise first mass-export a certain website to the Internet Archive and then upload a large amount of .pdf files from the Intetnet Archive? --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 19:19, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

I don't have an answer to the question, but you need a lincense for each image. Are the images in question all your own work such that you can use the same licence for all of them ? -- Juergen (talk) 21:56, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Radera bilder[edit]

Jag behöver hjälp att radera några bilder jag lagt upp. Henrikjsson (talk) 21:36, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Do you speak English ? Most people here don't understand Swedish, neither do I. So I tried Google Translate and the question is: I need help to delete some pictures I uploaded.
The answer is: Read the Swedish page Commons:Deletion requests/sv. Google translates this as:
Läs den svenska sidan Commons:Deletion requests/sv.
But in fact, most of that page is in English either. Maybe you find the time to translate it into Swedish. -- Juergen (talk) 22:03, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
@Henrikjsson: I don't see any pictures that you've uploaded here in roughly the last six years, so I presume this is not about a recent accidental upload. You can nominate your own old pictures for deletion, just like anyone else can, but you presumably granted an appropriate license when you uploaded them, and you can't simply undo that.- Jmabel ! talk 23:49, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

The pictures I uploaded was taken direktely from the Artist Facebookpage and I mixed them together in Adobe PS before I uploaded them - I believed at he was OK with me doing so (but I didnt ask him) - and this week I found out that he actually really dont want those private pics uploaded here. I would like to get some help to take them down. I can upload other photos from my camera instead. I dont feel it is fair to him to keep his photos uploaded here. I am sorry for the troubble I created.Henrikjsson (talk) 01:38, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Missing Undo in the Wikimaps Warper[edit]

On File:2017 Stockholm attack.png, I clicked the "Georeference the map in Wikimaps Warper" button and tried to use the Wikimaps Warper for my first time, but I made a mistake with one of the control points. How can I correct that ? I did not find an edit, delete or undo function for the control points. -- Juergen (talk) 21:40, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Using screenshots of publicly released police dash/body cam videos[edit]

Hello, can anyone fill me in on using screenshots of publicly released police dash/body cam videos as images. Initially I thought that anything the government produces is public domain because taxpayers pay for it. Then, looking into things more, I see that dash/body cam videos can be considered "investigative records" and that there are also privacy concerns about releasing them.

On the other hand, I only want to use publicly released videos. So, am I correct in considering them as public records and, therefore, public domain? The two examples I'm including are from the Des Moines Police Department released at the request of the Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement. Thanks!


Seahawk01 (talk) 05:51, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Hello again Seahawk01. Works by governments are not automatically public domain unless that government (as the owner) releases it as such. Yes, it would make sense to be publicly funded and therefore publicly owned, but unfortunately most governments don't see it that way. As far as I know, governments that actually do make sense includes the US federal government, the state of Florida, and I believe some agencies in Maryland, but I'm not aware of any others off the top of my head.
Keep in mind too that public domain is a particular legal term from intellectual property law, and isn't the same as public record or publicly available. These may deal with availability, while "public domain" per se deals with ownership. For example, a publicly funded statue in the US may be publicly available for viewing, and even placed in a public park, but under US law, the creator still retains the rights to the intellectual property of the artwork.
I'm afraid unless you have something from these particular agencies or the state of Iowa releasing official works into the public domain, then ownership is presumed retained by the agency that made them. GMGtalk 11:57, 15 November 2018 (UTC)