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Copyright approval regarding File:KUDD.png.[edit]

I need copyright approval from Broadway Media in Salt Lake City to use 105.1 KUDD-FM's logo. To call them click on this link on their website (mix1051utah,com) and see the phone number for Mix 105.1 in Salt Lake City. I don't know if it's copyrighted or public domain so I can put this photo on Wikipedia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jonathan7157 (talk • contribs) 20:44, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

See Commons:OTRS for how to request and submit licensing permission from a copyright holder. Most corporations will not be willing to release their copyrighted content into the public domain or to publish it under a license that allows anyone to use, modify or redistribute it for any purpose, including commercial purposes, so manage your expectations. LX (talk, contribs) 09:42, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
Pinging Jonathan7157 Poké95 09:31, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

No subject[edit]

I would like to add a map to my wikipedia page, but I am not sure about copyright: the book was published in 1898, so is it still necessary to ask for the author's permission to use this graphic? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jsylor373 (talk • contribs) 14:30, 15 April 2016‎ (UTC)

The book is in the public domain in USA. Whether it is acceptable to the Commons depends on the country where it was first published. Ruslik (talk) 20:33, 15 April 2016 (UTC)
@Jsylor373: Hello, who is the author of the book, when the author died, and where is this book published? We need this information to determine if the book is in the public domain. Thanks! Poké95 10:33, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
@Jsylor373: ? Poké95 08:53, 24 April 2016 (UTC)
One more ping: Jsylor373 Poké95 09:29, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

Mass transfer of PD files from[edit]

Can someone with a tool make a mass transfer of PD files from fo:Special:ListFiles / link showing all files with uselang=en? If one searches in the page, there are 122 hits for "". 08:26, 17 April 2016 (UTC)

Maybe EileenSanda could get "upload by URL" rights here and help out (active foroyar 'crat.) –Be..anyone 💩 04:33, 22 April 2016 (UTC)
Most of those photos are taken a very long time ago, so I guess they are in public domain now. I would like to help but I don't know how? --EileenSanda (talk) 17:11, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

Categories not working[edit]

The categories are still not working when I'm uploading new files. Whatever I type as the first category, it disappears. All the other categories stay there. This is happening systematically and it's getting annoying. Is this going to get fixed? If not, I'll have to find a workaround by adding some sort of dummy category as the first category and all the real categories after that. JIP (talk) 18:59, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

Have you looked into the browser console? Ruslik (talk) 19:58, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
@JIP: Can you provide us a screenshot? Also, you can file a bug report at Phabricator. Poké95 02:28, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
@Pokéfan95: A screenshot of what? The upload form? Or the finished upload? Or both? And what is Phabricator and how do I use it? JIP (talk) 19:58, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
@JIP: The screenshot of the finished upload, but is it would be better if both. And to file a bug report on Phabricator, click here. Thanks, Poké95 00:09, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

@Pokéfan95: I uploaded a photograph I took inside the Kamppi Center in Helsinki, Finland, and took screenshots of the upload form and the finished image page. Notice the category Category:Kamppi Center interiors is present on the upload form but has disappeared from the finished image. JIP (talk) 18:57, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

Reported to Phabricator: JIP (talk) 19:02, 20 April 2016 (UTC)
Placeholder comment to prevent this section from archiving Poké95 09:28, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

The image and screenshots[edit]

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עברית: שלום,

לא כל כך מבין מה קורה כאן ואיך האתר הזה בנוי. חשבתי שהקמתי דף ונראה שעדיין הוא לא הורם. ובכל זאת, כל הזמן אני מקבל הודעות אורך. כרגע קיבלתי הודעה על כך שהתמונות שלי הן כנראה לא דלי ובכך אני מפר זכויות יוצרים. מה זאת אומרת?התמונות הן לגמרי שלי ואני הוא זה שצילם אותן. האם אני יכול לקבל קצת עזרה והסברים על מה שקורה כאן, איל אפשר לסדר וכיצד ניצן להרים את העמוד שאני מעוניין להקים?

תודה רבה רונן — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs)

שלום רונן. בבקשה כתוב את שם המשתמש שיצרת על מנת שנוכל לראות על אלו תמונות מדובר. באופן כללי אם אלו תמונות שצילמת לא אמורה להיות בעיה מבחינת זכויות היוצרים ונוכל לשחזר את התמונות. Eitan96 (talk) 09:19, 24 April 2016 (UTC)
שלום רונן, כמו שאיתן כתב, קשה לסייע לך כאן כשאיינו יודעים באיזה תמונות מדובר, ומהו שם המשתמש שלך שבו העלית את התמונות. אם תכתוב כאן, אפשר יהיה לבדוק במה מדובר. Hanay (talk) 16:22, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

Google Translate: Hello, do not quite understand what's going on here and what this site is built. I thought I created a page and it appears that is not lifted. Still, every time I get messages in length. At the moment I received a message that my pictures are probably not a bucket and that I am infringing. What do you mean? My photos are completely and I was the one who took them. Can I get some help and explanations about what is happening here, il can be arranged and how to pick the top bud I would like to set up?

Thank you Ronen

Google Translated by Poké95 04:47, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

  • Could someone who can read Hebrew please help out here? From what I can glean from Google Translate, the user is saying their valid uploads are getting deleted. However, since they made the remark without logging in, there is no way for me to look into this at all. If we can even get the account name, we may be able to sort this out. - Jmabel ! talk 04:51, 19 April 2016 (UTC)


Hello - I'm attempting to add an image to the page of Sculptor Victoria Thorson, and having trouble. The image has no copyright issues and has been uploaded. Just can't figure out how to add it. A little help would be appreciated. -Gregor

This is what I copied from the image, which doesn't seem to be translating to an imageː
== {{int:filedesc}} ==
Bronze Oculus Model for Enlargement. On view at Lobby Octagon in Roosevelt Island, NY.
== {{int:license-header}} ==
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Gregorcollins (talk • contribs)

  • You copied the text describing the image. Presumably you mean to include the image, doing something like [[File:BronzeOculus.tiff|thumb|caption goes here]]. And I see you uploaded that photo recently. Presumably, though, that sculpture is copyrighted by Victoria Thorson, so I suspect it does not belong on Commons without going through the COM:OTRS process. - Jmabel ! talk 17:24, 24 April 2016 (UTC)
Pinging Gregorcollins Poké95 09:32, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:אמיר משה גבע.png[edit]

please let me know which additional information is still needed. This is an original oil on canvas ( 53 on 73 ) portrait painting of AMIR MOSHE GEVA painted in April 2013 by his wife, Malka. freely presented

on their private art collection which is open to the public and described in a special art collection book

that was given to me as a gift . The portrait is being used by AMIR GEVA as his profile picture on his own

facebook page. The painter, Malka Geva, and Dr.AMIR MOSHE GEVA allowed me to update GEVA'S VIKI STATUS with this

lovely picture of the original painting ,that I took my self !! please let me know !!! --EVEREST (talk) 09:41, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

Malka Geva needs to send a permission to the OTRS-Team. --Magnus (talk) 09:59, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

Please let us know what additional information you need. The painter is MALKA GEVA wife of DR. Amir Geva and they wish to use this as his profile wiki picture as they use it for facebook profile ( אמיר גבע). Please let us know if you need them to sign on any form in order to do it. --EVEREST (talk) 14:41, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

The copyright holder needs to agree to publish the painting under a license that allows anyone to use, modify and redistribute it for any purpose, including commercial purposes; please read at least the introduction to Commons' licensing policy, as instructed by the cheerfully salmon-coloured box on the file description page. If they are not willing to allow such use, the file cannot be hosted here. If they are willing to do it, see Commons:OTRS for information on how to obtain and submit a suitable permission statement to our archive. Cheers, LX (talk, contribs) 16:16, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

Attribution confusion/question[edit]

Hello there, I intend to use the following photograph of Adolf Hitler in a video I am producing:,_Adolf_Hitler_retouched.jpg

However on the page it states "You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work)."

I'm happy to give proper attribution, but to be honest I'm confused how I am meant to display this information. I read some guides on this site on how to do this, but it only made me more confused in the end.

Would someone be able to give me a paragraph/line of text that I can copy/paste into the credits of my video which would have the proper attribution? Thanks in advance, and sorry for such a banal question. — Preceding unsigned comment added by ‎ (talk • contribs)

The line "Attribution: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-S33882 / CC-BY-SA 3.0" is an attempted attribution. I'd link it to the source (example), but that's a matter of taste and anyway not what you can do in a video. –Be..anyone 💩 14:04, 25 April 2016 (UTC)
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Official Headshot Upload[edit]

I have a headshot that I want to upload for display on the wiki page Janet Sawicki. This headshot was taken by our contracted photographer for use on our website and any other promotional, press releases and wiki pages for Dr. Sawicki. I uploaded it once and Wiki pages removed it. Can you help me add it to the page? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Erindestefano (talk • contribs)

  • Please read COM:OTRS; we'll need an email to clarify permissions for images that are found elsewhere online and where the other location online doesn't indicate a free license. - Jmabel ! talk 19:01, 25 April 2016 (UTC)
Pinging Erindestefano Poké95 09:33, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

Issues downloading thumbnails from IPv6[edit]


I am having intermittent timeout issues downloading thumbnails from IPv6. For example this always works

$ curl -4 -o /tmp/test.jpg  ''

but this mostly times out

$ curl -6 -o /tmp/test.jpg  ''

All other IPv6 requests on my machine appear to be working OK. Let me know if I can provide more info.


Fred. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ftclausen (talk • contribs)

@Ftclausen: Hello, please report it at Phabricator ( Some users there will help you out there. Also, please sign your posts with four tildes (~~~~). Thanks, Poké95 09:37, 27 April 2016 (UTC)


Hi, I'm looking to create a collage of images from commons and upload that collage to commons. However, I'm sort of confused about licensing and which ones I can combine. I have 7 images. These are the licenses they have:

  • Attribution 2.5 Generic
  • Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International
  • Attribution 3.0 Unported
  • Attribution 3.0 Unported
  • Public Domain
  • Public Domain
  • Public Domain

Jodamaster (talk) 09:23, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

@Jodamaster: Hello, the license that you should use for your collage is CC-BY-SA-4.0 (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International). Are all the images that you will use for your collage is your own work? If yes, I recommend you to upload them seperately too, but it is not mandatory. If not, please state in the source field the website(s) where you get those images. Thanks! Poké95 09:34, 27 April 2016 (UTC)
All the images that I am using are already on Commons, not uploaded by myself, though. Is that fine? Jodamaster (talk) 09:51, 27 April 2016 (UTC)
@Jodamaster: Yes of course! Just don't forget to link each image in the source field. Thanks! Poké95 10:40, 27 April 2016 (UTC)
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I am having some trouble getting pictures licensed properly. I scanned the photos out of a book and I was wondering how to cite the source of the book for the image. I uploaded 3 images the other day and I am experiencing many problems with them and they are stopping my article from being published. I would really appreciate your help.

Thanks, 18Unicorns — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18Unicorns (talk • contribs)

  • Convenience links: File:Louise Ervendberg.png, File:L. C. Ervendberg.png, File:Waisenhaus Orphanage.png
  • You first uploaded with somewhat inaccurate information (clearly not your own work, and you didn't indicate the actual source), then deleted all information. These images look old enough that they are quite probably in the public domain, but you need to be specific about that, including accurate dates. - Jmabel ! talk 15:57, 28 April 2016 (UTC)
Pinging 18Unicorns Poké95 09:35, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

new versions of images[edit]

Hello. I uploaded new versions of a few images to Commons that are a bit lighter (less dark) than the first ones, but when I transclude them to Wikisource, the old versions still show up: s:Page:Vida's Art of Poetry.djvu/8, 12 and 90 – only when I click on the images (to enlarge them) do I see them change to the new versions. Is that normal? When (if ever) will these images be updated on Wikisource? Thank you. ~ DanielTom (talk) 16:40, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

Q1: Yes, it's normal or, more exactly, it's not unusual.
Q2: When everything between you and the saved file gets updated, including the cache of your system and the caches of Wikimedia. You can try looking at the thumbnail in a size different from the sizes you have already displayed. You can try purging the caches to which you have access. If it doesn't work, just wait. It could take between a few minutes and a few hours. Sometimes longer.
-- Asclepias (talk) 17:14, 28 April 2016 (UTC)
@DanielTom: On second thought, it may not be normal. After looking at the dates of your uploads, it seems you uploaded the images last week. The thumbnails do look dark on the Wikisource pages. There could be a problem other than the temporary cache thing. Your problem could be similar to this: Commons:Help desk/Archive/2016/04#Problem with generation of preview images - too dark. You could see if it applies to your images and if the solution mentioned there could solve the problem. -- Asclepias (talk) 20:33, 28 April 2016 (UTC)
Sorry, I should have mentioned how long ago it was. I'll have a look, and re-upload the slightly changed images, when I have more time. Thanks again ~ DanielTom (talk) 22:18, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Slimy Sculpin 2.jpg[edit]

I don't know how to make this image any more sufficient. The link to the image I found on the database is: and if you click on the image on the bottom right it takes you to this link: I want to use this image on the "Slimy sculpin" wikipedia page for my Vertebrate Zoology class. I however don't want to get in trouble with copyrights, so I was wondering how I could make this more sufficient? or if I shouldn't even use it on the page? On the homepage that I got the picture on said that if you were to cite the database you should use "Eakins, R. J. 2016. Ontario Freshwater Fishes Life History Database. Version 4.68. Online database. (, accessed 28 April 2016". I tried to do this, but again don't think I did it right.

Let me know if you can help out at all! Thanks --Jthotland (talk) 21:47, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

It can be used if the copyright holder has released it under a free license. Since that site just says "Copyright © 1999-2016 Robert J. Eakins. All Rights Reserved", you are out of luck unless Robert J. Eakins, or whoever the copyright holder is of that particular image, if different, licenses it. --ghouston (talk) 22:38, 28 April 2016 (UTC)
Pinging Jthotland Poké95 09:36, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

Instagram photos being used[edit]

Hi there. I noticed all the photos on the Destroyer (band) page are images recently captured from Instagram. I took one of them, and I recognize the others. They were all added to Wikipedia by a single user. I don't object to my photo being used, but I'd like to be credited. Reading the FAQs, it seems that taking photos from social media is not allowed - do I understand correctly? I would happily "donate" my image. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mcresur (talk • contribs) 18:48, 29 April 2016‎ (UTC)

  • Convenience links: File:Tdanbejar930clubphoto2.jpg, File:Destroyer and Dan Bejar in Islington.jpg, File:Destroyercommodoreballroom2015.jpg
  • You understand correctly. If you are the photographer, and if User:Threemonths is not your account, then that user is plagiarizing you in claiming these as his/her own work. @Threemonths: if you've got something to say about this, please speak up.
  • It would help enormously if in the "source" section of each of these photos you could correct that from {{own}} to the Instagram URL where you originally posted the photo. Also, correct the "author" section to indicate yourself as the author.
  • If you are in fact open to "donating" these images under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International (the one Threemonths used, and the one that reserves the most rights for the copyright holder of any license acceptable here, so I recommend it), there are two ways to do this: either make that permission clear on the Instagram page (so someone can see it by following up the source) or use the approach laid out in COM:OTRS to grant permission to use a photo.
  • I hope that helps, let me know if you have any further questions. - Jmabel ! talk 20:50, 29 April 2016 (UTC)
I've nominated all of the remaining files uploaded by User:Threemonths for deletion. Given the circumstances, I don't think we can trust any of his/her authorship claims. Mcresur: It's great that you don't mind your photo being used, but to keep the photo on Commons, we would also need you to be okay with the photo being published under terms that allow anyone to use, modify and redistribute it (with correct attribution of course) for any purpose, including commercial purposes. In either case, if you could point out the original URL, that would be a helpful first step. Thanks, LX (talk, contribs) 08:17, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
ticket:2016042910015929 is awaiting a release.    FDMS  4    11:56, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Download stats for video files[edit]

Hello guys,

with there is a tool to see how often an article have been viewed in a certain period. Is there a similar tool for getting the download statistics of a media file uploaded to Wikimedia Commons? In particular I am interested to see how often a video like File:Wanna Work Together? with subtitles - Creative Commons.ogv was played in a certain period.

Greetings, Stephan Kulla (talk) 20:08, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

Uploading Images of Postage Stamps From 1914-1926 from my collection[edit]

I have started work on expanding the information in the Wikibook "World Stamp Catalogue" and several of the images I uploaded, which I scanned from my own collection, were removed by a bot as potential copyright violation. The stamps were issued by a now-defunct political entity, the French Protectorate of Morocco, between the years 1914 and 1926.

How can there be any copyright claim to these images when the regime that issued them no longer exists and the items were issued 90-100 years ago?

I request the images please be restored. If I am marking items incorrectly based on fair use for items in the public domain, please let me know how I should correctly notate such items as I upload them, as I was having great difficulty trying to understand the process. DJCMH (talk) 09:28, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

The descriptions are incomplete. They are missing the identification of the authors and their death years, which are used to determine the duration of the copyright in many countries. They are also missing a status tag, or at least a rationale, by which you explain the reasoning to conclude that the stamp is out of copyright. For example, the stamp File:FRMOR0059.jpg was designed by Joseph de la Nézière and engraved by Abel Michon (1861-1936). You should mention the authors in the "author" field. In that particular case you would also add to the page the status template PD-1923, if the stamp was issued in 1917, and the template PD-old-70 (or maybe PD-Morocco). Finally, you should mention clearly the source of the reproduction. If you scan the stamps yourself, you can probably make larger images than the very small ones. If you took them from a source, the url or the paper document should be mentioned. -- Asclepias (talk) 11:25, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
the stamps are from my own collection. I will redo the FRMOR0059 following your guidelines if you could tell me that I do it right then I will have a better idea if I am doing things right. (and stamp designer = author?? that is...odd. but ok :) DJCMH (talk) 19:14, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
I changed date from 2016 to 1917, added a PD-old-70 template and added specific categories. I think it's ok. But is there a particular reason why you don't upload a larger image? Very small images are not very useful. But if you want to have exactly the same images in the same size as the files that were deleted, the recommended procedure is not to upload duplicates, but instead to ask the admin who deleted the files to undelete them, and tell him that you will add the informations and tags that were missing. -- Asclepias (talk) 20:03, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
I am trying to keep the images small as once the pages are completed there will be a lot of images (one of each stamp in a set) so I think it makes sense to keep images in limited size, but high quality, to aid people wishing to identify a stamp they are looking at. If you want to go ahead and delete all of the other images I have uploaded besides the most recent FRMOROCCO0059.jpg that seems to be OK to use now that I have the license issue dealt with, I would appreciate it, and then I can start over fresh. DJCMH (talk) 21:11, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
Wikipedia users won't find things slower because the underlying images are larger, unless they click through to view them at high resolutions. Our software should always generate a thumbnail of appropriate size. - Jmabel ! talk 03:29, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Question about using image from NATO website[edit]

I am interested if we are allowed to upload this image to Commons (or at least locally to English Wikipedia) so it could be used in Mr. Šundov's article. Here are the terms of use. Greetings, United Union (talk) 19:22, 30 April 2016 (UTC).

@United Union: NATO material cannot be used for commercial purposes, their "license" is revocable, can only be used for fair use, and cannot be used for some specific purposes. They are all incompatible with our licensing policy. Sorry, but you cannot upload it on Commons. But you can upload it locally on English Wikipedia using fair use. Thanks, Poké95 23:35, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
For fair use criteria (and how to tag) on the English language Wikipedia, see en:Wikipedia:Non-free content criteria. - Jmabel ! talk
Thank you all for your replies. United Union (talk) 08:27, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
Correction: no, you cannot upload it on English Wikipedia either, because according to English Wikipedia's non-free content guidelines and the Wikimedia Foundation's License Policy Resolution, it can be reasonably expected that any portrait of a living person may be replaced by a freely licensed alternative serving the same purpose. LX (talk, contribs) 08:29, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Creating armorial images for Wiki[edit]

Hi there - please see L'honorable (Talk) - any tips would be much appreciated! Best L'honorable (talk) 05:28, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Death of Shubael P. Peck 1838.JPG[edit]

Any chance of deleting Death of Shubael P. Peck 1838.JPG? I made a mistake with year of death and have put in another file with correct date and correct file name: Death of Shubael P. Peck 1837.JPG

Ted (sidpickle) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sidpickle (talk • contribs)

Done, but several questions:
  1. The headlines differed (font), and the typefaces do not appear 19th-century, so clearly these were not faithful reproductions. If these are just text you made up, of copied from somewhere, what is the point of presenting them as an image?
  2. You give the date as 1 May 2016, 18:35:42, not some date in 1837, which further confuses the matter.
  3. I find it very unlikely that any actual original referred to "internment" of the body, rather than "interment" (burial).
  4. There are no categories.
Ideally, you should address all of this, but most importantly: is the typography a visual reproduction of something from the 19th century, or is this modern typography? Assuming it is your typography, why would this be in Commons' scope? Further, is it a faithful quotation of a 19th century original (was the "internment" typo in the original)? - Jmabel ! talk 23:02, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
Also, looking through your past uploads, it looks like you are consistently failing to give any categories for your uploaded images. - Jmabel ! talk 23:04, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
Pinging Sidpickle Poké95 11:46, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the comments. The press cutting is not clear and I have copied it as best I can on 1 May 2016. Alternatively if you want, to just destroy it if it is a real problem. I'll just make reference in my article to the newspaper. Press cutting sometimes offer the dramatic picture that the author of a Wikipedia article is not able to convey so they can be quite an effective way to tell the story and give the reader a flavour of the period. I have spent weeks researching this article so the odd error may be possible and I am still correcting factual issues. You should be aware that compositors did not have word processors in 1837 and they worked at an incredible rate so mistakes were made with spellings. Where do I find a list of these "categories"? Sidpickle (talk) 12:29, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

  • There are over 100,000 categories, so a "list" as such does not make sense. I'd suggest reading Commons:Categories, especially Commons:Categories#Categorization tips. It's OK if things are not categorized perfectly (plenty of people fixing them), but it very much helps if they are at least close.
  • You didn't really answer my questions. If this is not an actual visual representation of something from an 1837 newspaper then, at the very least, the description should make that clear; I have trouble understanding how it would still be within Commons' scope, but I suppose that is open to discussion. I take it that it is, indeed, not an actual visual representation, because I assume your remark about "the odd error may be possible" means this is a transcription. If you want just to quote text for something that is not otherwise available online, I would think WikiSource is more appropriate than Commons. - Jmabel ! talk 15:00, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

Downloading zoomable images[edit]

I want to download these zoomable PD images in their highest resolution, but I can only get small parts when I zoom in[1] Here's the right part of the image so I can stitch them together:[2] Can anyone help? FunkMonk (talk) 18:06, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

There are some download tools in Commons:Gallica, including one made by me --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 09:26, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
Thanks a lot, lucky you saw this, will try later today! FunkMonk (talk) 11:31, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
Yikes, doesn't help that the step by step descriptions are in French! Also, seems the first method doesn't work anymore? FunkMonk (talk) 16:25, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

Good practices to categorize images and contributors interesting for a specific Wikipedia[edit]

Hi, I'm trying to help categorizing good images with an interest specific to Catalan Wikipedia. The first objective is to easily categorize files that are good candidates for's homepage (see w:ca:Viquipèdia:Imatge del dia). With this categorization we might also want to revive the selection of Featured Images in Catalan Wikipedia. We are also thinking in categorizing the user pages of the creators / uploaders of these images, in order to know each other and organize ourselves better. Are there any good practices by other Wikipedia communities that we could look at? Or any suggestions to solve these problems? Just for reference, this is the thread in Organitzar els coŀlaboradors dels territoris catalanoparlants.--QuimGil (talk) 21:03, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Eligibility of photo of my father[edit]

I would like to know whether or not I can upload a picture of my father to his Wikipedia page. It was taken circa 1960, and was a professional head shot taken for publicity purposes. I have no way of knowing what person/agency took this photo, and my father has passed away, so no information there. I would assume that any copyright would be expired. Emilylye (talk) 12:56, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

  • You don't say what country, but in most countries copyright would, sadly, not have expired. You also don't say which language Wikipedia; some of them have policies that would allow use of a non-free image in these circumstances within that Wikipedia (though it could not be uploaded to Commons without clearing up the copyright). - Jmabel ! talk 13:45, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

How to get total number of uploads by one user?[edit]

I would like to know how many images I have uploaded to Commons. Is there a tool for this? Thanks. -- M2545 (talk) 14:30, 3 May 2016 (UTC)