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Unwanted cropping[edit]

Does anybody else know why this file saved as cropped. Thanks. Hddty. (talk) 01:31, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

There are different widths defined in the file's code. If you view it directly, it's not cropped. —Justin (koavf)TCM 02:04, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
@Koavf: Well, the file is displayed as cropped in en:West_Sumatra. Can you upload the correct code? I don't know how to fix the code. Hddty. (talk) 21:37, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
@Hddty.: I reverted to the earliest uncropped version. Not sure what issue Zscout370 (talk · contribs) was trying to fix when they seem to have accidentally cropped the file. GMGtalk 22:49, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
@Hddty., GreenMeansGo: The original upload and the first revision by Hddty, made active again by GMG’s revert, have a transparent background inside of the coat. Fixing this was apparently the goal. I took Zscout’s version, put it in Inkscape, reduced page size to selection size, and then saved as optimised SVG (with intentional addition of a viewbox; by the way: cf. Help:SVG). Afterwards I opened in a text editor and slightly rounded up the size values. — Speravir – 23:21, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
Ah. I didn't even notice the transparency inside the image. Thank you Speravir. GMGtalk 16:06, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
Hddty? — Speravir – 01:58, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Upload Logo Audi Cup 2019[edit]

I wanted to upload a file concerning a football tournament in the summer (Audi Cup 2019). The logo contains the four logos auf the participating clubs, which was the reason, why the upload was blocked at the first time. The clubs are Bayern München, Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur and Fenerbahce Istanbul. I work for the agency, which organizes the tournament and we also created the logo. We have also the confirmation of the clubs to use the logo in the communication ahead of the tournament. Is there any way to upload the file and to update the site in English and German afterwards? Thank you in advance.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Christiansteiler123 (talk • contribs) 08:42, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
Christian, ich nehme an, ihr seid eine deutsche Agentur. Auch wenn es langsam eng wird: Gehe zu de:Wikipedia:Urheberrechtsfragen und frage dort. Ich selbst würde aber vorschlagen, ihr kreiert eine Version für den Audi-Cup ohne Logos der beteiligten Vereine (oder ihr habt sie schon). Der Urheber dieser Datei muss sie dann freigeben, am besten per OTRS. Das Audi-Logo selbst ist in Commons verfügbar, weil es aus einfachen geometrischen Formen besteht, bspw. als Audi-Logo 2016.svg oder Audi logo detail.svg.
Nicht in Commons, aber in der englischen Wikipedia dürftet ihr übrigens euer Logo mit Vereinssymbolen unter Fair-Use-Bedingungen hochladen, vgl. COM:FAIRUSE und en:WP:FAIRUSE.
Äähm, noch vor Abschicken bemerkt: In de:Audi Cup (leider mit Leerzeichen …) git es für frühere Jahre schon Logos mit Vereinssymbolen!? — Speravir – 23:23, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Photo of public transportation card[edit]

One of the photos I have upload, named File:金陵通.jpg, have been deleted. It is a photograph taken for the public transportation card used in en:Nanjing city, the capital city of en:Jiangsu province. There are number of likewise photos in Category:Smart cards in public transport and I wonder why this one is deleted. David290 (talk) 05:10, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

@Ellin Beltz:@Ronhjones: Please join discussion here.David290 (talk) 05:16, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
The upload template read =={{int:filedesc}}=={{Information|description={{zh-cn|1=金陵通卡面,2016年版本}}|date=2016-09-13 14:52:57|source={{own}}|author=[[User:David290|David290]]|permission= |other versions=}}=={{int:license-header}}=={{self|cc-by-sa-4.0}} The object was clearly not created by uploader. It was a plastic card (similar to a credit card) with a drawn image and calligraphy. As for other images of this type elsewhere, the deletion process only deals with the image in the nomination. Cheers! Ellin Beltz (talk) 18:18, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
@Ronhjones:Surely the object is not created by myself. However, the image itself has encyclopedia value within COM:Scope in my point of view. If there's disagreement in the file upload template/ file description, there shall be edits in the description page, rather than file deletion.David290 (talk) 07:04, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

How to fill the information about a derivate work?[edit]

I'm sorry. But I can't find a good source on understanding how to quote about a derivate work on Commons. Is so hard to understand that.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Superbrian19 (talk • contribs) 04:28, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
@Superbrian19: Please use {{Extracted from}} and {{Image extracted}}, CropTool, or dFX to preserve source links.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 04:55, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
@Superbrian19: Also the more general {{Derived from}} if they are not simple crops.
By the way, Jeff's answer presumes that the original work is on Commons. If that's not the case, say so, and we can help with that other case as well, but it's a little trickier. - Jmabel ! talk 07:26, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
@Superbrian19: If the media uses portions of other works {{Attrib}} likewise is a way to cite works on derivatives themselves. Fluffy89502 07:34, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
@Jeff G., Jmabel, Fluffy89502: Thank you all for the advices. I think my problem is solved, my uploaded file was a derivative file from the original work, which it was on Commons. Of course, the license of that material was allowing me to do so. Anyway, this is the link of my work:
600px Bianco Rosso Verde horizzontale.png

If there's another problem about it, I would like to know it. Again, thank you all so much. - Superbrian19 06:21, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

I can't re-upload pictures and correct them[edit]

Hi everybody!

A week ago I uploaded some pictures from a paper, about sawflies. But some of them are not right: Just a square from a random part of the original picture. It was originally my mistake as I uploaded the wrong version, but I can't change the "version" of it with the correct ones. The Page keeps saying they are the same picture on the uploading (and keeps the square). I want to correct my mistake!

Thank you!

LeónHormiga (talk) 03:40, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

It's just a caching issue; you need to force reload, or just wait until your system updates. I see the full version of File:Male of Taquus schrottkyi.jpg and File:Egg of Taquus schrottkyi on S. commersonii.jpg, not just the square that was originally uploaded.--Prosfilaes (talk) 08:29, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Images not displaying[edit]

Hi, I have noticed over recent weeks sporadic occurrences of a technical glitch where images are not displayed or give "Page not found" errors. For example, it is currently affecting this image: File:Opinion polling for the next United Kingdom general election.svg. This is what I see when I try to view that image currently: Note that some of the icons are also not loading. Any ideas? —Paul1337 (talk) 15:35, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

@Paul1337: It works for me, please see COM:FAQ#PURGE.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:50, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Deleted legal pictures[edit]


Could you please help me with this issue? I got a couple messages like this: "Túrelio‬ left a message on your talk page in "‪File:Lukács Gábor Dénes .jpg‬". File:Lukács Gábor Dénes .jpg wurde als mögliche Urheberrechtsverletzung gekennzeichnet. Auf den Wikimedia Commons werden nur Dateien, die unter freie… View message ‪Túrelio‬ View changes"'

... and all the pictures I used were deleted. I have got those pictures directly from the person who took them, I have had all the rights to use them. How is that possible, that someone deleted them all? How does the security system work?!

Please, reload them asap! And please, inform me about it!

Thank you very much!

Kindest regards,

Peter Bakonyi

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Peter Bakonyi (talk • contribs) 11 June 2019‎ 13:47 (UTC) (UTC)
  • @Peter Bakonyi: It looks like you haven't discussed this at all with Túrelio before bringing this to a general forum, or am I missing something? No responses from you on your talk page where you were notified, nothing on User talk:Túrelio. Usually that is the best way to get a clarification: talk to the person who contacted you.
  • You uploaded these claiming them as your own work; you are now saying you "got those pictures directly from the person who took them". Given that contradiction, I suspect that Túrelio did the right thing.
  • In general, copyright can be transferred only in writing, and only the holder of a copyright can grant a CC license. If you have a formal transfer of copyright, you can send that in as described in COM:OTRS; once the images are restored you should correct the source and author information to be accurate. If you don't have a formal transfer of copyright, then the actual photographer needs to send permission as described in COM:OTRS (and, again once the images are restored you should correct the source and author information).
  • @Túrelio: anything to add? - Jmabel ! talk 15:57, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
@Peter Bakonyi:,
just to get the facts straight.
You were notified on your talkpage about the copyright problem for each of your uploads, including the specific problem of each file.
My colleague has already pointed to the contradiction in your claims regarding authorship.
Also you state "I have had all the rights to use them". Let's check that for the only one of you images, which I actually have deleted:
  • File:GettyImages-1143173833.jpg, which you also claimed as own work. From whom did you get "the rights" to release it under a cc-by-sa-4.0 license, which also allows commercial use?
Finally, 4 of your uploads were images of works of art (File:Ajándék egy példaképnek.jpg, File:Autó intarzia.jpg, File:Intarzia lámpa.jpg, File:Motor intarzia.jpg), which have even 2 copyrights (artist and photographer) for which you need to provide a permission.
--Túrelio (talk) 20:44, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Téléversé un fichier[edit]

Comment puis je prouver que mon fichier est televersable?

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Cloclojou (talk • contribs) 11 June 2019‎ 14:47 (UTC)

Upload a file

How can I prove that my file is uploadable?
translator: Google translate via Vulphere 13:31, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Could you please be more specific as to what is at issue? - Jmabel ! talk 16:00, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Newspapers circa 1976[edit]

Hello I have digital copies of news paper articles including front page of publication author and date from 1976 I wish to upload these to wikicommons for anyone to view as they serve as references to an article being created about the Sinfonia Latina.... I am asking for help first as many of the items i have uploaded have been deleted. Thank you

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Deanna Coakley (talk • contribs) 11 June 2019‎ 20:00 (UTC) (UTC)
  • @Deanna Coakley: Typically a newspaper from 1976 would still be in copyright. Is there any reason to believe it is in the public domain or that an appropriate free license is available? If not, it does not belong on Commons. - Jmabel ! talk 00:47, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

These papers are from Barranquilla,Colombia one of them no longer exist "Diario del Caribe" and are not copy righted. Please assist me and correct me where I err. Thank youDeanna Coakley (talk) 12:26, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

  • Sadly, the fact that the paper no longer exists does not extinguish the copyright: it just makes it very difficult to track down who is the copyright-holder whose permission you need. - Jmabel ! talk 16:12, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

username not the same as Wikipedia username?[edit]

After being shut out of using my Wikipedia username in Wikimedia commons, I have been obliged to set up a new account in Wikimedia with a different username to my Wikipedia account. Is this a problem, and if so, how do I fix it?NoLaughingMatter (talk) 11:56, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

@NoLaughingMatter: What is your Wikipedia username?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:07, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: ThoughtIdRetired
NoLaughingMatter (talk) 14:37, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
@NoLaughingMatter: Thank you. User:ThoughtIdRetired should be able to login here, as well as there. Please be more specific about the background and thought processes which led to your use of the terms "shut out" and "obliged" above.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 15:25, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: First, what was going wrong: I was satisfactorily logged in to Wikipedia but on shifting across to Wikimedia commons, found I was logged out. On trying to log in, I had problems with the password and attempted to get a new password sent to my e-mail address. This did not arrive. I was blocked from setting up a new account with the same username (as it was already taken), so, perhaps unwisely but following the instructions on the screen in front of me, I created a new username.
Since then I have gone into my preferences in Wikipedia and set a new password and now find that I can also get into Wikimedia commons in the way we both expect. (This was a case of changing something and seeing if it fixed the problem.) I am now unsure on how to sort out the mess that I have created, since I now have comment to a picture in commons with a new username. I guess I can go back and edit out that username and replace it with ThoughtIdRetired, but I am still left with 2 accounts, which is clearly not correct.
ThoughtIdRetired (talk) 19:34, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
Looking at the problem of receiving a temporary password by e-mail - this appears to have been a temporary e-mail problem - I now have several of these messages.
ThoughtIdRetired (talk) 19:44, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

What's wrong with the image?[edit]

image in question, no chequered background

Hello everyone. In the image of the Men In Black film series logo,[1] there's some sort of border and lines/shapes. They're especially visible on mobile. Anyone know how get rid of them? QuestFour (talk) 17:13, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

This is a transparent background shown in the preview function at Commons. Once you download the file or embed it in a Wikipedia article, the checkered border should no longer be visible. De728631 (talk) 17:18, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
That is a transparent background.--Vulphere 09:04, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
It also gone inside of Commons if embedded like you should see now, QuestFour. — Speravir – 01:44, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

Search videos by duration?[edit]

I encountered and repaired a video file File:PETbreakdown.webm which had an erroneous duration (the video is actually 13 seconds long, but the file listed it as being over 64 hours; the bitrates of the transcoded files were erroneously small as a result). I would like to check if any similar files with erroneously long durations exist so they can be repaired. Is it possible to search by duration and find the "longest" videos on Commons? ChrstphrChvz (talk) 20:49, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Yes, it's possible but I personally don't know how. This would be a good report to have for COM:DBR. Perhaps one of the bot maintainers listed there can create a report that's updated semi-frequently. Killiondude (talk) 07:42, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

I want to create an author page for me[edit]

Hi! I'm a Science Fiction and Fantasy author from the European Union, Romania. I want to create an author page in English and Romanian about my writing. Do you have a template for this?


Emanuel Andrei Cosutchi
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Cosutchi (talk • contribs) 07:34, 2019 June 13‎ (UTC)
Hi Cosutchi,
for the purpose of Commons (here) see Commons:Project scope or Commons:Scopul proiectului.
You can create a userpage, as many users on Commons do, see Commons:User pages, but it cannot be promotional. Commons is not Facebook or alike. --Túrelio (talk) 07:52, 13 June 2019 (UTC)


Hi, can I upload a logo (e.g. a school logo) to Wikipedia commons? An old logo has been uploaded in the past but is now outdated and I want to add the new logo to replace it. What is the process for this or can I not do it? Thanks.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Gdayhowdy (talk • contribs) 10:08, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
@Gdayhowdy: That depends on the new logo. Where did you find it? Can we already see it somewhere on the Internet?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 12:59, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

legality of using photos of cemetery (funerary) art[edit]

Greetings - my recent travels in France and Italy were to research and photograph sculptural monuments in cemeteries, as I have done in South America and elsewhere. There is no commercial aspect to my work - I do not intend to make money from the photographs I take. I do, however, want to publish on Wikipedia some of the photographs, and have done so with many of them. On my most recent trip (April 2019), however, I began hearing about restrictions on photographs of what I previously considered "public" artwork. I've been trying to determine just what is permitted and not permitted, and I cannot pin it down.

Specific question: I have a photograph of a grave in France (with a sculpture by a known artist) where the deceased died in 1989. First of all, are funerary sculptures in a public cemetery copyrighted? If so, I can't tell if the 'author's death plus 70 years' applies, or the '20 years after publication' is the rule. (I'm referring here to the language in )

Another specific question: Italian regulations apparently are different from most other places. For this reason, I include a Soprintendenza license tag on photos I upload to Commons, even if the cemetery sculptures are clearly out of copyright ('author's life plus 70 years'). But I notice in that license tag (and elsewhere) that photos that otherwise qualify for uploading to Commons may not be 'legal' to display on an page, except in low-resolution. This restriction may apply only to Italian citizens adding photos to pages, but it just is not clear to me. (I am not an Italian citizen. Would it be a violation for me to add a File: image to ? I just don't know after reading the Soprintendenza tag language and and other sources.)

I'm not asking for legal advice, of course. What I need is to find a clear description of regulations as they apply specifically to cemetery (funerary) artwork. Thanks in advance for any help.

Seauton (talk) 12:50, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

@Seauton: Please see COM:FOP France and COM:FOP Italy.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 12:55, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Using images for youtube videos[edit]

Can I use images from wikimedia commons?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:150:101:7f45:498f:1c1d:c5e6:30e2 (talk • contribs) 01:33, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
You can but please follow the terms on the licensing section on images you wish to use.--Vulphere 02:16, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

Adding content[edit]

Can I still add my content? the one I trying adding last time?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by KimberleyK (talk • contribs) 08:40, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
What do you mean by adding content, could you be more specific?--Vulphere 09:38, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

deletion of category[edit]

Could someone please delete "Category:Mist in Australia)" ? The bracket on the end was a typo but I couldn't get rid of it. Sardaka (talk) 09:46, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

✓ Done made it a redirect to the proper Category:Mist in Australia--Vulphere 09:57, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
@Sardaka, Vulphere: In a case like this also categories can be speedy deleted. — Speravir – 01:51, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Help me with my page![edit]

Hi guys iam new and iam wondering if i could get someone who is helping me with making my page on wikipedia.

If you want to help me you can tell me. Then we can work togheter!
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Pr0Us4r (talk • contribs) 09:59, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
Welcome to Commons, but I think you should not create your own vanity page. You can create your userpage but do not make it promotional--Vulphere 10:10, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
@Pr0Us4r:Regarding Vulphere's comment, it should be noted that neither Wikipedia(s) nor Wikimedia Commons will accept promotional user pages. Such user pages are subjected to speedy deletion, and repeated offenders will be banned, thank you.廣九直通車 (talk) 11:13, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

Trying to upload my own image created under Creative Commons but blocked[edit]

I have created my own image under CC rules and want to upload it to the Agile Leadership page

This is just a simple info graphic of the 12 Dimensions of Agile Leadership, an article I also own.

But every time it is blocked as not constructive or not allowed?

The image even has the Creative Commons CC logo on it.

What can I do to resolve this?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Jon Kessel-Fell (talk • contribs) 17:56, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
@Jon Kessel-Fell: Hi, and welcome. I am sorry to inform you that you have triggered Special:AbuseFilter/153 by trying to cross-wiki upload a smaller (<50KB or <5MP) jpg image as a new user while leaving the summary intact. The image you tried to upload is smaller, and you wrote it's your own work. Usually when someone uploads a smaller image, it is a copyright violation taken from the web. If you made the image yourself, please upload the full-size original of it, including EXIF metadata. If you did not make the image, please see Commons:Licensing for why we can't accept it, and have the image photographer / designer license it on their website or social media, or send the image and permission via OTRS. If you change the summary or use our Upload Wizard instead, you should be able to avoid that filter. Also, please read en:WP:OWN.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 20:48, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

Category:N Street[edit]

I tried to rename the Category:N Street to Category:N Street (Washington, D.C.) and something got screwed up in the process. There are directions there for an administrator to sort things out.

Not only am I not an administrator, but the other directions are ambiguous as well, at least to me.

Henrytow (talk) 20:41, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

@Henrytow: ✓ Done, I moved the contents, it's fine now.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 20:53, 14 June 2019 (UTC)


Hoping to confirm usage rights for the following images to be featured in a book:
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Pamroadtrippers (talk • contribs) 23:03, 14 June 2019‎ (UTC)
@Pamroadtrippers: Confirmed, please follow the license for the 2nd one.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 23:33, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

Help with understanding copyright[edit]

Hi, I am relatively new to wikimedia, and I am trying to understand copyright on here.

How does "File:GettyImages-453582529.jpg" pass wikimedia criteria, when the Getty Image page ( says No commercial uses without permission. Contact your local office.Strictly for editorial use only. Contact your local office for all commercial (including advertorial) and promotional uses. Use in books requires separate approval. NO LICENSING FOR CONSUMER PRINTS.

Thanks Jopal22 (talk) 19:57, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

@Jopal22: It doesn't and has been deleted as a copyright violation. Thanks for pointing it out Rodhullandemu (talk) 20:15, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Arquivo foto[edit]

Como público uma foto no wiki
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Lauro Krause (talk • contribs) 00:20, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Photo Archive

How to post a photo on the wiki
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 00:39, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
@Lauro Krause: COM:FS/pt.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 00:42, 16 June 2019 (UTC)



Pouvez-vous ajouter des photos à ma biographie. Merci. [[Media:]]

Jean-Louis Petit

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Petit Jean Louis (talk • contribs)
@Petit Jean Louis: Bonjour,
Vous devez être le détenteur des droits d'auteur pour importer une image sur Wikimedia Commons, ou il vous faut une autorisation écrite formelle (voyez COM:OTRS/fr pour la procédure en français).
C'est généralement le photographe qui détient les droits. Cordialement, Yann (talk) 08:29, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

File from Ukrainian Commons[edit]

Hello everyone. I want to use this file from the Ukrainian Commons[2] in the English Wikipedia, but that doesn't seem to work. I'm not strong on copy-right, but now I'm starting to believe that there are different rights for the various Commons. Am I right or is it indeed possible to use this file in the English Wikipedia. Thanks in advance. --Ahmedo Semsurî (talk) 15:39, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

@Ahmedo Semsurî, Leonst: That file, known via interwiki as uk:Файл:Симоненко.jpg, is on Ukrainian Wikipedia. I would be uncomfortable with hosting it here on Wikimedia Commons unless we had information about the identity and lifetime of the photographer and the dates and countries of photography and publication. English Wikipedia may be more forgiving if you want to copy it there for Fair Use, see en:WP:F.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 16:25, 16 June 2019 (UTC)


Como faço para postar minhas fotos? Qual o link?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Roberto Fedele (talk • contribs) 00:20, 17 June 2019 (UTC)


How do I post my photos? What's the link?
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 00:31, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
@Roberto Fedele: COM:FS/pt.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 00:35, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

upload error[edit]

hello help desk

Two problems

  1. 1

how do you upload a picture of a deceased person that has no copy-write (©) but a credit. Papagena Press supplied this picture to the New York Time for use in Katherine Hoover's obituary. It was used in a lower resolution. Papagena Press would like wikicommons to have a higher resolution.

  1. 2
Katherine L. Hoover in 2017, Credit Erica Freudenstein
be deleted so it can be uploaded correctly.

sincerely mkoronowski

Mkoronowski (talk) 04:54, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

@Mkoronowski: #1: Wikimedia Commons respects copyright law, in source countries, in the United States, and in most countries of the world via the Berne Convention. In those countries, a copyright exists the moment a work is "fixed", rather than requiring registration. In the United States, notice and registration have not been required since 1 March 1989. So no, you may not upload such recent works without permission from the copyright holders until their copyrights have expired. #2: You could write {{g7}} as the first line of the page.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 05:10, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
Jeff G./talkThis is great news, I do have verbal permission and was given the photo expressly to uplosd to wiki common for people to use. what does {{g7}} mean? Mkoronowski (talk) 05:50, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
@Mkoronowski: Please go ahead and click the links I sent you, I promise they don't bite. When transcluded, {{g7}} acts as {{SD|G7}}, which requests speedy deletion in accordance with criterion G7 (author request within a week).   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 06:04, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Updating File:Nikolsburg.gif[edit]

The Nikolsburg Alphabet, a historic depiction of the Old Hungarian and Hebrew alphabets, is currently represented in Commons by File:Nikolsburg.gif, a low quality black-and-white GIF scan. A much higher resolution, full color scan is available in the Hungarian Electronic Library; however, it's a JPEG, so can't be directly uploaded over the current GIF.

What is the best way to get this image updated?

--NetRolller 3D (talk) 16:34, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Upload the jpg file and then change links in all articles that use the gif image to the uploaded jpg image. After that you can nominate the gif for deletion. Ruslik (talk) 18:42, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

deletion request ignored or removed?[edit]

A few days ago (13 June 2019) I requested a deletion review for a page I had uploaded earlier in June. The page has not been deleted, and there are no comments as to why not, or why my original deletion review request is no longer associated with the page. As this is the first time I've done anything other than a SPEEDYDELETE request, I may well have done it wrong - in any case, I'm now completely confused. The page is Deletion requests/File:Montmartre pitchal.jpg I need help sorting this out. (The page has questionable license issues, so I wanted to have it deleted if it could not be licensed properly.)

Seauton (talk) 18:52, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

if you look at the edit-history of that image[3], you see that you were the only user who edited it. In your first edit on June 13th, you added the speedy-request. However, in your 2nd edit, you removed it.
Your rationale was correct, however, as it's the grave of a person deceased in 1989, whereby the monument is still in copyright and France has no usable freedom-of-panorama exception. Therefore, I've requested it for deletion now: Commons:Deletion requests/File:Montmartre pitchal.jpg. --Túrelio (talk) 19:03, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Thank you. Yes, I edited it twice. After I added the SPEEDYDELETE tag, I had second thoughts that maybe it would be better to ask 'the community' whether it should be deleted. (I wasn't sure, as I noted earlier.) In the second edit, after I removed the SPEEDYDELETE, I added what I thought was a deletion review request (if there is such a thing). I think I must have done that step wrong. Thanks again for helping.

Seauton (talk) 19:13, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Problems with Paragraph Editing[edit]

*Excuse me by my poor vocabulary and gramatical errors, I'm still just a student of the language wanting to collaborate with this awesome community.*

Recently I've been working into a project of translating some parts of brazilian history to English. For first, I decided to translate about the "República da Espada" (Republic of The Sword, in free translation). Nevertheless, I've been having a bit of a problem with paragraph editing: when I click on "+ Add Translation" to a paragraph, I am able to translate it completely. But, for some reason, I commited a mistake - I am not sure of what have I typed or clicked, but I lost the "+Add Translation" button located on the side of the original article's paragraph.

If any noble soul out there could help me solve this stressful problem, I would be utterly thankfull.

Greetings from GkRosental.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by GkRosental (talk • contribs) 17 June 2019‎ 22:27 (UTC) (UTC)
  • @GkRosental: I'm guessing that this is about the English-language Wikipedia. You might ask this at en:Wikipedia:Teahouse. You are on the site of Wikimedia Commons, another project under the umbrella of the Wikimedia Foundation, but not closely enough connected for you to be likely to get an answer here. - Jmabel ! talk 23:07, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Comment: The Birth of Global Art[edit]


I submitted an article: The Birth of Global Art. It was not published by your editor, and I had a comment to explain the politic situation. I think some of you are against my article which was backed by outside political forces. When an American politician expressed his opinion in the international arena a month ago, he also inspired from my article to focus on China's policies that means my article was internationally influential.. I think my article has not been published because of the involvement of external political forces, which violates the academic principle of Wikipedia's neutrality.

In addition, I think your website is very complex, it is not easy to find my previous comments, I can’t see if there is any response to my comments so I could not respond.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by 达世奇 (talk • contribs) 00:50, 18 June 2019‎ (UTC)
@达世奇: Your article File:The birth of global art.pdf is OOS and subject to a deletion discussion.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 01:03, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
"OOS" -> "out of scope". Commons is a respository of media (images, video, etc.) and does not host articles. - Jmabel ! talk 05:21, 18 June 2019 (UTC)


my name is spelt incorrectly for my wiki file and it wont let me change it ....very annoying..also i cant upload my own pics but the pics that were on there that were uploaded weren't mine!? how do i fix this ? thanks

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Dcdemont (talk • contribs) 18 June 2019‎ 01:06 (UTC) (UTC)
  • @Dcdemont: You don't seem to have any uploads on Commons, at least not from this account. What files are you talking about? - Jmabel ! talk 05:26, 18 June 2019 (UTC)


Hola, necesito saber exactamente cómo puedo enviar la fotografía.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Cristóbal Álvarez (talk • contribs) 18 June 2019‎ 03:41 UTC (UTC)

The picture 100% mine[edit]

Hi the picture is of mine my parents taken a pic. You don't need to worry any copyright. This picture was on the rehearsal stage so the eyebrow makeup didn't completed. only I know the truth. I uploaded on my personal blog.but someone started abuse my picture.

The reason why i upload is, my picture is used for the other person's name. for example, Thanks to Patrick Rogel. I found out my picture abuse. I leaved msg to remove my picture on the blog describing the other person, Lee Ji Son

Me, Hyunji Park , not Lee ji son

I want to open profile page in wikimedia. But it was not easy for a beginner. Please help me. let me know the process.

Thank you
— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs)
Hi IP, you need to log-in or provide the filename you are talking about. --Túrelio (talk) 09:27, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
@Patrick Rogel: Since you are mentioned here, any idea what this is about? - Jmabel ! talk 15:13, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
Yes it's about this. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 15:36, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Problems with CommonsHelper[edit]

I tried to upload it:v:File:Wild E4.jpg but appeared this message: "ERROR: The file you submitted was empty". The link I used is [4]. I tried with other files and got the same result. What to do? Thank--Pierpao.lo (listening) 10:49, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

@Pierpao: Have you tried the "export to wikimedia commons" tool there?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 12:27, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
Thank. I do not understand if your asking what I did or proposing another tool. Anyway I just have click the above link that you can find in that file. User:Jeff G.Pierpao.lo (listening) 12:53, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
@Pierpao: Let me rephrase: please try the "export to wikimedia commons" tool there and let us know if that accomplishes what you wanted.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 01:48, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

Copyright for an image drawn from B.Navez page[edit]

Good morning. I am writing from Italy, I'm an anthropologist going to publish an anthropological essay in which I would like to include an image depicting Voladores'Dance in Mexico which source is B.Navez's page. I would like to know if we can publish this image on paper book to be issued in Italy, and at what terms and condition. The link to this page and image is the following:

Los Voladores Aztecas performing on Réunion island

We would be grateful if You could send us Your feedback, or owner's email at the following email address:

Please be informed that Wiki page on the Italian Befana mentioned me and my brother and our previous works.

Thank You for Your time and interest

Claudia & Luigi Manciocco
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Claudia.manciocco (talk • contribs) 11:08, 18 June 2019‎ (UTC)
@Claudia.manciocco: Hi, and welcome. You have five licenses to choose from at File:Voladores 3.jpg#Licensing, click the links to learn more about the terms and conditions of each. You may also try Special:EmailUser/B.navez or User talk:B.navez to arrange a license more suitable for your book, but be aware that user hasn't edited any project since 2 March 2018 3:56:30 (UTC). Pinging @B.navez.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 12:01, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

commons:Copyright_rules_by_territory/Japan の翻訳の更新[edit]





(2)風景の自由について述べると、混乱を招くかもしれない。← その権利は日本の著作権法で権利がオープンということになるしょうか? つまりアップロードした場合、削除されない論拠に使えますか?

◆Non-copyright tags:

  • {{FoP-Japan}} - 被写体が美術品を除く建築物群である作品に添付し、もし「風景の自由」によりそれらが許諾される場合であっても、日本とアメリカにおける著作権状況を示すため、他のタグを付与する必要があります。◆

〈もし〉以下の原文は右記のとおり。"freedom of panorama" rule, but other tags should be given to show the picture's copyright status in Japan and the United States. --Omotecho (talk) 12:25, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Image upload[edit]

Can I upload images here taken by my friend, if I take permissions from him? Arnabsaha2212 (talk) 13:11, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

@Arnabsaha2212: Your friend would have to email permission himself via OTRS, although that may take some time to process. Rodhullandemu (talk) 13:07, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
@Rodhullandemu: any time estimate of processing it?
  • It can take quite a while, but if you mark the upload with {{subst:OP}} and the copyright holder provides correct permission that shouldn't really matter to you. - Jmabel ! talk 15:19, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Files flagged for copyright violation[edit]

I uploaded two files to Wikimedia Commons, and was notified that they were marked as a possible copyright violation because I included the URL. These photos were taken by me and are free to use, and therefore there is no copyright violation. I included the URL as a source, just as the page editor did for another image of mine that was used here: (I was contacted by a Wikipedia editor and asked for permission to use this image, and I granted that permission, so he included the link to my website.) I was simply trying to do the same thing with the two images I uploaded, as they came from the same site. How do I remove the copyright violation tag? The files are listed below:

I have other images to contribute to Wikimedia, so I want to make sure I'm doing it right, otherwise I won't bother.

Thanks for your help.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Meburke66 (talk • contribs) 15:09, 18 June 2019‎ (UTC)
  • Convenience links: File:Bourbon Street Hotel and Casino.jpg, File:Westward Ho Sign.jpg. - Jmabel ! talk 15:35, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @Meburke66: At, you say "Copyright © 2019 Burke Enterprises" and give no indication of there being any available licenses. And of course we have no automatic way to know that the Meburke66 account is the same "Burke" as that site.
  • If you own the copyright for all of the pictures on that site, and you intend to make all of the pictures available, then the simplest thing to do would be to indicate on that site that the pictures are available under the CC-BY-SA-4.0 license. If you want to release only specific pictures, you can put a page on that site indicating which images are available under that license (probably best to provide thumbnails as well as filenames) and link it from the relevant Commons pages.
  • Alternatively, you can go through the process described at COM:OTRS. In my experience, that will take longer, though, which is why I make the recommendation in the prior paragraph. - Jmabel ! talk 15:44, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
@Jmabel: I revised the Westward Ho image URL to the exact page it came from (, and you still removed it this afternoon. I'm sorry that I'm not a pro at how this works here on Wikimedia, but you didn't even give me a chance to correct the problem before removing. Makes me not even want to bother sharing photos here if that's how things are done.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Meburke66 (talk • contribs) 23:43, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
@Meburke66: Did you remove the copyvio tag? Pinging @Túrelio as deleting Admin.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 23:57, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: I don't know how to do that.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Meburke66 (talk • contribs) 00:00, 19 June 2019‎ (UTC)

Can I upload Press Material ?[edit]


I want to use some material from a company which offers them to Press for free use. I don't know any other way on how to use it in the created page.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Ruhrpottflyer (talk • contribs)
@Ruhrpottflyer: I think you can assume that "free" here means "free of charge" rather than "free of obligation". As such, we would not be able to host it as it is almost certainly copyrighted, but if you can find anywhere in it an intention to release under a free licence, fine. Rodhullandemu (talk) 17:36, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

foto que quero retirar[edit]

— Preceding unsigned comment added by ILANA LANSKY (talk • contribs)
@ILANA LANSKY: Desculpe, você enviou o original em 2014 com uma licença Creative Commons que é irrevogável. Agora é muito tarde retirar essa licença, pois outros sites podem usá-la de boa fé e não podemos colocá-los em risco. Também não é permitido sobrescrever a imagem com outra, e eu a alterei de volta. Rodhullandemu (talk) 17:42, 18 June 2019 (UTC)


O problema é que, quando você fez o upload do arquivo, você concedeu uma licença irrevogável para seu uso, e isso foi há cinco anos. Minha opinião (e nossa política) é que é tarde demais para mudar isso. A lei aplicável na Wikimedia como a dos Estados Unidos da América. Rodhullandemu (talk) 19:41, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
VOCES usaram de ma fé um concurso fotografico para reter as imagens em seu site ridiculo. N~sao aceitoe voutomar minhas medidas
Mas você entrou no concurso de fotos e não leu os termos e condições? Rodhullandemu (talk) 20:25, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
— Preceding unsigned comment added by [[User:|]] ([[User talk:|talk]] • contribs) 12:14, 19 June 2019ILANA LANSKY (UTC)
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 16:56, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Getting a license for a photo[edit]

Hello. This is most likely a very simple question and I apologize that I was having trouble finding a clear answer elsewhere, which is why I'm bringing it here. I am attempting to upload this photo, and the photographer/owner has agreed to approve a license for it. It's been a long time since I've uploaded a photo on Wikimedia Commons, and my recollection was that during the upload process, I'd get information about how to go about getting the license approved. But I did not find that during the uploading, and instead it just uploaded, so right now that file is not properly licensed. The way I recall it working was that I was supposed to get an email template that I can then send to the photographer/owner, which they can fill out and send back to me, and then I send it to Wikimedia Commons to show the license is in order. Is this correct, and if so, where do I find that email template, and where do I send it afterward? Thanks, and sorry again... Hunter Kahn (talk) 19:50, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

It is not clear if you used Commons:Upload Wizard? You can find necessary templates in Commons:Email_templates. Ruslik (talk) 20:19, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
@Hunter Kahn: Hello, and welcome. It is clear to me that you used the Commons:Upload Wizard. Please see Commons:Licensing for why we can't accept that photo, and have the photographer post Commons:Licensing compliant permission for that work and similarly situated works on their website or social media presence or send the photo and permission via OTRS with a carbon copy to you.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 22:40, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
And the key word in that last sentence from Jeff is "or". If you can have the photographer indicate the license on their own website or social media presence, that is almost always easier. OTRS is more of a fallback if that is not feasible. - Jmabel ! talk 22:49, 18 June 2019 (UTC)


My question concerns your article on NATO. Is there any museum specifically for NATO in the United States?

Ephesians 3:20,

Rev. Tom Wright e-mail: —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 23:36, 18 June 2019‎ (UTC)

We don't have an article on NATO, perhaps you are thinking of en:NATO? That page and the associated talk page don't mention any museum, either, so maybe would help.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 23:43, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

My pics are not.uploading[edit]

I upload all the pics and descripes also but then its shows that keys are not found why what to do now?

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Dsaji (talk • contribs) 19 June 2019‎ 06:18 (UTC)

What is the difference between "Seascapes at sunrise" and "Sunrises at sea"?[edit]

Could someone give me a more detailed explanation what is the difference between "Seascapes at sunrise" and "Sunrises at sea"?--Kai3952 (talk) 07:22, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

"At sea" suggests "on a ship". There is a note at "Sunrises at sea" that says "Images of sunrises on the ocean, away from the coast. (Please do not add images taken from the shore)". --El Grafo (talk) 10:01, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
The problem is that we don't know if the user is photographing at sea or on the shore.--Kai3952 (talk) 11:31, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
We could (and should) believe the photographer as long as we dont (provable) know it better. Greetings --Wilhelm Zimmerling PAR (talk) 12:38, 19 June 2019 (UTC)



I'm a professional photographer. I thought I would contribute with some pictures and tried to upload them throught the Swedish wipipedia site. However I was not allowed and got a message that you could not decide if the pictures were copyrighted. Is there anyway around this or should I just not provide my own pictures to the site?

I have not previously edited anything on wikipedia or wikimedia commons.

Best regards

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Olvars (talk • contribs) 19 June 2019‎ 11:14 (UTC)
Hi Magnus, first (as far as I know) you must have an account to upload files here.
Then, during uploading a file or some files, you will be asked, if (and you must confirm that) you are the copyright holder.
If then are further questions, it will be helpful to know, which upload form you have used and what is the error message. Greetings --Wilhelm Zimmerling PAR (talk) 12:49, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
For a Commons beginner, I recommend starting your uploads from Special:UploadWizard. Among other things, it lets you get past some filters that apply when you try to do cross-wiki uploads from one of the Wikipedias.
Also: if you are releasing photos that are already published online, either you need to indicate the license on the "original" site/page (one clearly under your control) or you need to go through the process described at COM:OTRS. Otherwise, anyone could claim to be you and to release rights on your work. - Jmabel ! talk 18:23, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

getting Unknown error: "$1". when try to upload an image[edit]

I am trying to upload the images for Welcome to the Wiki Loves Earth contest. But I'm continuously getting Unknown error: "$1". Can anyone help me to resolve this issue ?

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Arunadissa (talk • contribs) 19 June 2019‎ 13:17 (UTC)

File:AZ'67 tegen Vitesse 2-0. Piet Ouderland temidden van AZ'67 aanhangers - NA - 921-4220.jpg[edit]

Could someone take a look at this file - not loading correctly and for some reason my browser hangs when trying to see the diffs Gbawden (talk) 13:45, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

  • @Billinghurst: I see you were involved in this somewhere, maybe you can help sort out what's going on. - Jmabel ! talk 18:32, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
    ✓ Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:24, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

About creating a page in commons[edit]

I have the concept about how to upload medias in commons. But recently i wanted to create a commons page name like this. I wanted to create the page named "Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University". As i have editing concept in other wikipedia projects, i know that, i can create page by searching and clicking on the red text. But here, whenever i type "Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University", it took me to the category page. And i tried a lot, every time it did the same thing. Now, my question is how can i create a page (like i linked at the first) that has already a category with the same name. Thanks in advance. --Rafi Bin Tofa (talk) 14:44, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Huron Building image/Wyandotte County, Kansas[edit]

To Whom It May Concern:

Did you wish to communicate with me about the photo image I submitted for the "Huron Building" in the registered historic structure in Wyandotte County, Kansas?

Thank you. J. H. Vaughan

— Preceding unsigned comment added by J. H. Vaughan (talk • contribs) 19 June 2019‎ 15:52 (UTC)
  • @J. H. Vaughan: I see no indication that you have ever uploaded an image on Commons. Can you give some context why you are asking "Did you wish to communicate..."? - Jmabel ! talk 18:37, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding GORON DUTSE KANO.jpg[edit]

--Muntari2017 (talk) 17:26, 19 June 2019 (UTC) THIS IS A PICTURE TAKEN BY ME. HOW COULD I LICENSE IT.

  • @Muntari2017: I'm not sure what you are asking. This seems to be your first edit to Commons; you've never uploaded a picture here, and you only created this account today. Maybe this was under a different account? - Jmabel ! talk 18:41, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Also, there is not and has never been a File:GORON DUTSE KANO.jpg on Commons. - Jmabel ! talk 18:42, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Pan/zoom for large SVG images[edit]


This panorama image has a ZoomViewer option, but this biology diagram does not. The biology diagram is large enough that it's difficult to read the text, so I'd like to be able to pan and zoom. Is there a way to do that for SVG images on Wikimedia Commons?

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Ariutta (talk • contribs) 21:59, 19 June 2019‎ (UTC)
@Ariutta: The nominal size of your upload File:MiRNA Regulation of DNA Damage Response.svg is only 1,904 × 918 pixels, or 1,747,872 pixels. It appears that nominal size is not big enough to trigger the ZoomViewer (the limit is "2 megapixels" per Help:Gadget-ZoomViewer), so you could enable it manually by tagging that upload {{LargeImage}} or by increasing the nominal size by a minimum of 10% in each direction.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 01:39, 20 June 2019 (UTC)