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Copyright help regarding Ana40[edit]

من نمیدونم چجوری عکس مجوز آپلود کنم اگه میشه شما کمک کنید به جای من عکس رو آپلود کنید و بعد در مقاله (آنا دی آرماس) ایجاد کنید؟؟

http://www.kinofilms.ua/images/photos/hq/215970.jpg — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mahla poori (talk • contribs) 14:51, 14 June 2015‎ (UTC)

Uploading public domain images[edit]

Uploading an image which the uploader has created and wishes to make public domain is unnecessarily confusing. There are currently two (maybe more, but I only know of two) versions of the "Upload Wizard": here and here. They are different in several ways.

At the top each has a button "Try the Upload Wizard instead". These buttons do not lead to an upload wizard, they lead to a page of information here.

I have been uploading my own work for seven years, and have to some extent learned my way around the various obstacles, but I still find them a deterrent. I have stopped recommending to friends that they try to upload their own work - few manage it without help. And I have had uploads rejected when they were modifications of images already in Commons, see my talk page. Maproom (talk) 10:28, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

@Maproom: FWIW, the WMF is apparently trying to improve the upload wizard 'experience'... time will tell. Revent (talk) 11:28, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
I'm not sure what it is you want help with, but perhaps I can sort a couple of things out regarding the different upload processes.
  • There is only one version of the Upload Wizard, and that's at Special:UploadWizard. The page of information that you see is the first page of the Wizard. There is a button at the bottom to go to the next step and a checkbox to skip this step in the future.
  • Special:Upload does not have anything to do with the Upload Wizard. It is the original upload form that existed before the Upload Wizard was introduced. It's still around because the Upload Wizard was only half finished and then more or less abandoned by the Wikimedia Foundation, so it's broken more often than not and doesn't cover all the use cases that it needs to cover.
  • The Upload your own work is just a version of Special:Upload with language tailored for users who wish to upload their own works. There are other tailored versions for other common sources listed at Commons:Upload.
LX (talk, contribs) 12:09, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
This is all horribly confusing, with its distinctions between "Special Upload", "Upload Wizard", and "Special Upload Wizard" among other obstacles. I am sure I'm not the only one who is deterred from contributing.
The version which you say is for users who wish to upload their own works divides the list of licences into three categories, the first two being "Allow ... so long as users credit author and share alike", and "Allow ... so long as users credit you". If it's specifically for own works, why is it drawing a distinction between "credit author" and "credit you"?
My purpose in writing here is to help persuade someone to make it more comprehensible. But if as you say the WMF is behind this, I'm wasting my time. I'll shut up now. Maproom (talk) 16:06, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
The difference between those two options, Maproom, isn't "credit author" vs "credit you", it's "credit author and share alike" vs simply "credit you". The first option requires that any derivatives, modifications, etc. must be under the same license as the original. The second has no such requirement. Hope this helps! Howicus (...Australians?) (talk) 13:53, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. That certainly makes sense. If I have understood it correctly, it would be less confusing if the two descriptions were "credit author" and "credit author and share alike". Maproom (talk) 22:35, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Estatua romana de Niño con liebre - Museo municipal de Cabra.jpg[edit]

¿Esta imagen es pública al ser difundida en un periódico?

--Joseguadaira (talk) 11:48, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

  • Creo que no, y que no debe quedar aquí en Commons. La escultura misma estaría en el dominio público, pero la foto, no. La fuente no indica ninguna licencia libre. - Jmabel ! talk 16:48, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

Searching by filetype[edit]

I'm looking for images of en:St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church (Cleveland, Ohio), and both <elizabeth church cleveland> and <elizabeth hungary cleveland> return lots of results, but unfortunately they're almost all results from searchable PDFs that don't have anything to do with this specific church. Is there a way to search just by filetype? I tried using the Google coding, <elizabeth church cleveland filetype:jpg>, and it found nothing because the text "filetype:jpg" doesn't appear anywhere. Nyttend (talk) 13:35, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

If you want to use google coding, you should use google. The only such an image on commons appears to be File:St._Elizabeth_of_Hungary.jpg. Ruslik (talk) 13:50, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
Use a term like intitle:".jpg" as part of your search, for future reference. Revent (talk) 16:17, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
Didn't remember that we had an intitle option. Ruslik0, many search tools use things like Boolean searching (which we have) and metadata searching (consider Worldcat's ti:whatever search, parallel to our intitle), so it's not unreasonable to guess that we'd have a comparable utility. Nyttend (talk) 17:32, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:EasyUSB.svg[edit]

The pic is derived from a photograph on the manufacturer's webpage http://www.delock.de/produkte/G_83367/merkmale/3.html. I cropped it and changed the writing. Not sure, if I am allowed to do so, but guessing that the original pic does not exceed Threshold of originality (Schöpfungshöhe). Not sure what to do, help appreciated. --Patagonier (talk) 21:00, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

  • I'm pretty sure that the original image would exceed COM:TOO in most jurisdictions, and as such would be eligible for copyright. The image you made is a derivative work, and without the original being released under a free licence, we can't host it. If you know the owner of the website, they may ask the graphic designer to release it under a free licence, either with a note on the page, or an email to COM:OTRS. ColonialGrid (talk) 14:39, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Using an image from a different language wikipedia[edit]

How do I go about using this photo on en.wikipedia? It's on the Japanese wikipedia.

https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%95%E3%82%A1%E3%82%A4%E3%83%AB:%E6%84%9B%E7%9F%A5%E5%AD%A6%E9%99%A2%E5%A4%A7%E5%AD%A6.jpg

Sorry if this is a commonly asked question. OsFish (talk) 07:05, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

@OsFish: I've copied it to Commons (File:愛知学院大学.jpg), now it can be used at any project. Please have a look at the description page and check for any errors I might have made. --El Grafo (talk) 07:38, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
Excellent! Thankyou very much indeed. OsFish (talk) 01:30, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Wrong key[edit]

When I try to upload, I get the error message "Wrong key". I have retried, as well as removed the image and started from scratch, several times. Sometimes it works, but often not. Can I do anything to have better success? --Årvasbåo (talk) 14:20, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

  • If you are having trouble with the Upload Wizard, you could try the old upload form or one of the Commons:Upload tools instead. If you continue having troubles, a post to Commons:Upload help outlining what is happening may help resolve the issue(s). ColonialGrid (talk) 14:34, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
    • It works with the old upload form - and when i reset Firefox, the problem with the upload wizard diappeared. Thanks for your input. --Årvasbåo (talk) 17:27, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
    • The problem reappeared with the upload wizard, but the old upload form is still an alternative. --Årvasbåo (talk) 14:30, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Maybe you could try clearing your browser cache? Maybe a post to Commons:Upload help may alert those with more technical knowledge to your issues. ColonialGrid (talk) 14:55, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Loading a movie to use as a hyperlink for my class[edit]

I have found a great movie that I would like to use for my class. The site was emailed to me from wikimedia commons. How do I transfer the information so that my students can access the movie via a hyperlink? Thank you, Nancy Collins Adjunct, JJC — Preceding unsigned comment added by NCollinsgirl (talk • contribs) 17:45, 23 June 2015‎ (UTC)

Hi Nancy! It's not entirely clear to me what it is you want to do. Specifically, I'm not sure what you mean by transferring the information. The idea with hyperlinking is normally that the information stays where it is and that you only provide a clickable reference to it. How you do that mainly depends on the format and tools you use on your end. The address you use should point to the file description page rather than the downloadable file itself, e.g. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Xylocopa_violacea_male_-_2012-10-23.webm rather than https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/aa/Xylocopa_violacea_male_-_2012-10-23.webm. If you're providing a reference in printed material, using a URL shortening service or QR code generator may save the reader some typing. LX (talk, contribs) 19:18, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Would I be able to upload this photo?[edit]

Hello! I was wondering if I would be allowed to upload a photograph of Louise Haigh? I live in Sheffield and I'd like to improve the articles on the new MPs as much as I can.I took the Photograph from here. Thanks in advance! Luke BassettSYC 13:14, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

  • Commons only accepts freely licenced images. That image is from a British news website that states it to be 'All right reserved', as such we must treat the image as also being all rights reserved and therefore not acceptable at Commons. Sorry, maybe you could find an image of her on a British government website that is available under an open government licence, or on Flickr under a CC licence (please note that Commons does not accept CC image with NC or ND restrictions). ColonialGrid (talk) 14:53, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

How do I make an SVG of a map of the United States with 8 cities ...[edit]

How do I make an SVG of a map of the United States with 8 cities connected by lines to show an itinerary to illustrate an article? Is there a free online map making program that does this, or do I have to import a map into Inkscape and add the dots manually? --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 14:56, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Photos perdues...[edit]

Bonjour.

J'ai téléversé plusieurs photos sans bien préciser la catégorie. Exemple : la photo du mascaron de l'hôtel de Clermont, à Besançon (France) n'apparaît pas avec les autres photos de ce bâtiment. Elle est perdue je ne sais où... Je la retrouve avec mon nom mais c'est tout. D'autres photos sont par contre au bon endroit (Montbard, abbaye de Fontenay, et d'autres). Je ne vois pas comment faire. Les explications pour choisir une catégorie ne m'aident pas. Merci de m'assister dans cette procédure.

Christian Dupré csedupre@orange.fr — Preceding unsigned comment added by Christian Dupré (talk • contribs)

  • Could someone with better French than me please take this one? Convenience links: File:Hôtel de Clermont - Mascaron du portail.JPG, File:Mascaron du portail.JPG. Looks like two versions of the same photo at different levels of lightness, not linked as versions of the same thing, so besides the issue he is asking about there is another that will need to be explained. - Jmabel ! talk 15:39, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Moi, j'ajouté la categorie. Maintenant, ca devrait marcher.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:49, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
    • Merci Ymblanter. @Christian Dupré: Pour ajouter une photo à une catégorie, vous devez simplement cliquer sur le petit (+) tout en bas à coté de "Catégories" et taper le nom de la catégorie et ensuite cliquer sur OK. Sinon deuxième méthode, ajouter dans le code (en cliquant sur Modifier en haut) : [[Category:Hôtel de Clermont (Besançon)]] et cliquer sur Enregistrer. Cordialement, Thibaut120094 (talk) 15:51, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

Adjusting a wonky image[edit]

Hello! I just uploaded File:Battle of Ferozeshah illustration.jpg. It's a nice image, but as you can see it's tilted slightly. Would someone please adjust the image, or point me in the direction of a (preferably free) Mac application that would allow me to fix it myself? Thanks, Howicus (Look at what I found!) (talk) 22:45, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

@Howicus: The Gimp (www.gimp.org) is available for Mac, and of course free. :) I'll de-tilt it for you, tho. Revent (talk) 08:50, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
Just to make it a bit easier to find (their homepage doesn't make it apparent, since it's natively a *nix program) go to http://gimp.lisanet.de/Website/News/News.html and get the build there... it's precompiled, with some nice addons already plugged in. Revent (talk) 09:06, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
@Revent: Thanks for the de-tilt. I'm going to need GIMP though, it's far from the only tilted image from that book :). Howicus (Look at what I found!) (talk) 13:52, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
@Howicus: Just as a note, about editing jpegs in Gimp: when you re-export them make sure that 'use quality settings from original image' is selected, to avoid adding compression artifacts due to recompression as much as possible... even 'increasing' the quality settings will add them (and will not make the image any better, the information was already lost). Revent (talk) 02:46, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

can i upload pics with a licenses by-nc/2.0 ?[edit]

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2a02:908:e628:160:2db0:b692:1f84:eed3 (talk • contribs) 14:43, 28 June 2015‎ (UTC)

No. Commons only hosts free content. Content that you're only allowed to use for non-commercial purposes isn't free. LX (talk, contribs) 14:55, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

No going to compain[edit]

I know that I have read a Commons Policy page somewhere on several occasions that the idea that the copyright holder "isn't going to complain" isn't a rustication for keeping a copyrighted image. However, I have been unable to find it. Can anyone tell me the page?--ARTEST4ECHO talk 13:36, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Yes thank you--ARTEST4ECHO talk 18:28, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
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Photo of building[edit]

Can I upload a photo I took myself of an architeturally significant building built in the 1930 decade? — Preceding unsigned comment added by SartagoSternitSartagineHostes (talk • contribs) 16:02, 29 June 2015‎ (UTC)

It depends on where the building is located. If it was taken in a country with freedom of panorama for buildings, it should be OK. If not, it depends on whether or not the architect's copyright has expired. That in turn also depends on the relevant jurisdiction, and it's usually determined by when the author died and/or when the architectural work was published. LX (talk, contribs) 17:01, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Broken image[edit]

Hello,

I discovered the following image is somehow broken

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Carlo_Dolci_-_Madonna_in_Glory_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg

it returns 503 when attempting to fetch a scaled version via the API. If I go to the scaled image URL then the message is

Error creating thumbnail: Error code: 137

what is the best way to fix this?

Thanks,

Fred.

I was able to download the file, which opens fine in both Preview and GIMP. When I open it in Photoshop I see a guideline at the level of the bottom of the painting (the tan background covers a frame in the original source, so it might be a leftover from the construction of a mask). Since it would therefore seem to contain application-specific data, possibly in a proprietary format, I’m guessing that might be what’s tripping up the thumbnail generation and so on. (There’s very little metadata AFAICT, but a CS6/Win signature is present.) I’ll try uploading a ‘clean’ version; unfortunately that means re-JPEGing the image, but the resolution is high and I’ll use the maximum quality setting, so the damage should be minimal. Thanks for reporting it. (BTW, please sign your posts by typing four tildes ~~~~ at the end.)—Odysseus1479 (talk) 00:59, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Image without permission[edit]

Unfortunately this image File:George Ewart Evans, Stowmarket.JPG was uploaded without copyright permission. Although it is only a copy of an public exhibition panel, it may need to be removed. Martinevans123 (talk) 17:59, 30 June 2015 (UTC)