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Do you think we can list "restaurant addresses" on Wikimedia.Commons?[edit]

Please take a look at this edit. Do you think we can list "restaurant addresses" on Wikimedia.Commons?--Kai3952 (talk) 20:27, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

Yes. Ideally, that kind of information would be held in Wikidata, but the category description is the next best place. --bjh21 (talk) 20:45, 3 March 2018 (UTC)
Well, is it an advertisement?--Kai3952 (talk) 13:15, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
Well, what is "an advertisement" and what is simply "useful data" tends to be in the eye 👁 of the beholder, saying that Google made a huge profit in a certain year may be a fact to some but can be viewed as "promotional" by others, in this case having locations on Wikimedia Commons is useful as addresses can be used to show how a location has changed in a hundred years, or where the franchises of an organisation are. I'm an inclusionist so I would always advocate for more information 🛈, but I can see why some might not want restaurants to turn Wikimedia Commons into "the yellow pages" for them, but as far as I can tell it's harmless. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (Talk 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 07:30, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
As far as I know, Wikipedia in other languages ​​will not allow this. I don't understand why here can be allowed to do so. Don't tell me that only because here is "Wikimedia Commons".--Kai3952 (talk) 04:09, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
I'm afraid that's essentially the answer: Commons is not Wikipedia, and different projects have different rules. Commons has more relaxed policies on paid editing and NPOV than Wikipedia, so it shouldn't be surprising if our attitude towards advertising is different as well. Remember that Commons isn't just here to support Wikipedia. We also support sites like Wikivoyage, of which restaurant listings (with addresses) are an essential feature. --bjh21 (talk) 13:50, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
If the question is addresses, the answer is surely yes. Next week I have a lunch date at Category:McSorley's Old Ale House whose description in the Commonscat is perhaps too detailed but the street address is not part of the excess. Wikipedia, incidentally, also gives the address of notable institutions (including saloons) in the article that describes them. Jim.henderson (talk) 14:50, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
@Bjh21, Jim.henderson: If there is a telephone number and address in the photo, for example like "File:FEDS Zhongli Store ad wall 20160430.jpg", do you think it is an advertisement?--Kai3952 (talk) 18:36, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
Not necessarily, no. And even if the picture is of an advertisement, that doesn't necessarily make it out of scope. Most pictures of advertisements are copyright violations, though, so the question doesn't often arise. --bjh21 (talk) 19:28, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
I see you said "Most pictures of advertisements are copyright violations, though, so the question doesn't often arise." Can you give an example? Because I think I might have done something wrong, for example: Commons:Deletion requests/File:Kukuan Hydropower Plant01.jpg.--Kai3952 (talk) 09:34, 7 March 2018 (UTC)
An example: Geograph image 877223 used to be on Commons, but it was deleted as a copyright violation. --bjh21 (talk) 12:40, 7 March 2018 (UTC)
@Bjh21: Do you mean that "to see the local law and regulation"?--Kai3952 (talk) 01:30, 8 March 2018 (UTC)
File:Kukuan Hydropower Plant01.jpg was in any case very low quality, and given its nature a claim of "own work" for the underlying photos seems unlikely, so I think deletion here was correct. But see Category:1910s advertisements in the United States for a bunch of in-scope advertisements (probably all public domain), or File:Pascal-colrat4.jpg for an example of a recent one, certainly in scope and properly licensed. - Jmabel ! talk 15:53, 7 March 2018 (UTC)
On the initial point: yes, we can list restaurant addresses, just like addresses of any other building, etc. For most purposes, in a city especially, street addresses are a more useful way to pinpoint a location than geocoordinates. - Jmabel ! talk 15:53, 7 March 2018 (UTC)
@Jmabel: File:Kukuan Hydropower Plant01.jpg is not a photograph of an advertisement. The reason for deletion is that he photographed a display for "six historic photos" of the Kukuan Hydropower Plant. But I don't know if he has copyright on that content. His answer is that the copyright is from "政府網站資料開放宣告." What do you think?--Kai3952 (talk) 01:27, 8 March 2018 (UTC)
Various people raised multiple questions, so I responded to multiple questions.
  • You asked if you did something wrong on File:Kukuan Hydropower Plant01.jpg. I said "[:File:Kukuan Hydropower Plant01.jpg]] was in any case very low quality, and given its nature a claim of "own work" for the underlying photos seems unlikely, so I think deletion here was correct."
  • User:Bjh21 stated, "Most pictures of advertisements are copyright violations… so the question doesn't often arise." I gave examples of where to find advertisements that are in scope and are not copyright violations.
  • You asked, "Do you think we can list "restaurant addresses" on Wikimedia.Commons?" I said "On the initial point: yes, we can list restaurant addresses, just like addresses of any other building, etc. For most purposes, in a city especially, street addresses are a more useful way to pinpoint a location than geocoordinates."
I don't see where that is confusing (beyond the fact that at least three different issues have been opened up in one section here, which was not my doing), but if there is anything in particular I said that is still unclear, please ask me a specific question, instead of an open-ended "what do you think?" - Jmabel ! talk 01:45, 8 March 2018 (UTC)
  • For "restaurant addresses", I see bjh21 and Jim.henderson both reply to me: Yes!
  • For "advertisement", this is because I am not familiar with the policy of Wikimedia.Commons. I see bjh21 reply is: "Doesn't necessarily make it out of scope." My understanding for his reply is: Photo content can have an advertisement.
  • For "File:Kukuan Hydropower Plant01.jpg", this is because I have seen that bjh21 has mentioned about "copyright violations." At the moment I only have this one question and still don't understand.--Kai3952 (talk) 05:35, 10 March 2018 (UTC)

Copyright and licensing enquiry[edit]

Hello and Good evening,

If I publish photographs of a painting under CC-BY-SA 4.0, can the original painting still be sold and will I still have the exclusive copyright for the painting?

Is there an alternative license that would allow the paintings to be sold and the copyright to be half-kept?

Kind Regards, --Les Yeux Noirs (talk) 19:38, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

A CC-BY-SA license on photos of the painting would license the underlying painting as well. In general, selling a painting does not transfer or otherwise affect the copyright. But you really need to ask your lawyer about questions like these, especially in respect to local laws.--Prosfilaes (talk) 19:52, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
@Prosfilaes: Thank You --Les Yeux Noirs (talk) 17:23, 9 March 2018 (UTC)
@Prosfilaes: Is it possible to publish photographs of people in my family from unknown/anonymous photographers (beginning of 20th century)? Under which license? Thanks You in advance, Les Yeux Noirs (talk) 17:23, 9 March 2018 (UTC)[edit]

Hello, It seems some are taking issue with a recently uploaded essay I wrote. My attempt was to add a full measure of research I had conducted during my Ph.D. work to the topic, Maumee Torrent in Wikipedia, but I really do not know how to do this, and there are just too many pages of documented instructions that I find profoundly difficult to follow. Perhaps my work is not suitable for this medium. Sad to say, I thought I was making a significant contribution to this topic. It would be easier for me to publish this through a peer reviewed process at the Indiana Geological Survey. Unless someone out in the ether can assist me in making the connections to the Maumee Torrent pages, I will yield and request that my work be deleted. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 17:43, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

Wikimedia projects including Commons are not suitable venues to publish any original research. Ruslik (talk) 20:19, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

Chien tranh can dai Viet Nam[edit]

I have recently uploaded the file named above but it has been deleted without warning or notification. It is a self-published materials about matters related to Vietnam War. Please explain why it should be deleted from Wikimedia Commons. Thank you Phuc Le — Preceding unsigned comment added by Phucle2 (talk • contribs) 23:32, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

Regarding “deleted without warning or notification”: Take an intense look on your talk page. You should have got notices about the messages there. — Speravir – 00:00, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

Request for undeletion of loaded file[edit]

I request for undeletion of "Chien tranh can dai Viet Nam" that I have uploaded. Because the article dos not do any harm or insult to anyone. Thank you Phuc Le — Preceding unsigned comment added by Phucle2 (talk • contribs) 23:58, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

Please see Commons:Undeletion requests. — Speravir – 00:03, 8 March 2018 (UTC)
But without even looking, I can pretty much tell you that if it is an "article" it will not be undeleted, because Commons doesn't host articles. - Jmabel ! talk 01:48, 8 March 2018 (UTC)
@Jmabel: it was File:Chien tranh can dai Viet Nam.pdf ☺ ☺ ☺ Incnis Mrsi (talk) 06:11, 8 March 2018 (UTC)
You should follow Commons:OTRS and ask your father in law to send an e-mail with permission. Ruslik (talk) 20:51, 8 March 2018 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: So do you think this is in Commons scope? I don't want to put someone through OTRS just to be deleted on other grounds. - Jmabel ! talk 21:28, 8 March 2018 (UTC)
s:vi: is not a very active project. So, it is not realistic to require the text to be uploaded to it. So, the file is withing the Commons' scope, in my opinion. Ruslik (talk) 20:20, 9 March 2018 (UTC)

ડૉ. કેસર મકવાણા[edit]

અસ્મિતા પર્વમાં વક્તવ્ય આપતાં ડૉ કેસર મકવાણા — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jivanbhai Mayatra (talk • contribs) 06:07, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

@Jivanbhai Mayatra: if you are asking about the tag on File:ડૉ કેસર મકવાણા IMG-20180301-WA0039 .jpg, I have renamed the file and attempted to translate the category & description. Any users with Gujarati language abilities, please check.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 06:38, 8 March 2018 (UTC)
Yes I agree... Dhanyvad. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jivanbhai Mayatra (talkcontribs) 09:41, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

Hórus beatz[edit]

polegar — Preceding unsigned comment added by André Artur (talk • contribs) 07:01, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

polegar — Preceding unsigned comment added by André Artur (talk • contribs) 07:19, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

Do you have any particular question relating to this image? --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (Talk 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 07:29, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

I certainly do. Where was it taken? Why does it have that white strip on the bottom? Can we get a better description, since it's not clear what it's of? I don't want to jump to deletion, but that might be the right course.--Prosfilaes (talk) 20:39, 8 March 2018 (UTC)
The grey strip (as it appears to me) is most likely caused by truncation of the file (or other damage that makes it unreadable beyond a certain point). Not sure what the other one is supposed to be; the OP’s only other contribution is File:Hórus Beatz .jpg.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 22:02, 8 March 2018 (UTC)
Under Brazilian rules on FOP, we need to correctly attribute that statue. - Jmabel ! talk 21:31, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

Upload License[edit]

I saw this one that my friend did it for another Thai politician — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nafeby633 (talk • contribs) 03:21, 9 March 2018 (UTC)

  • What is your question?
  • I see you uploaded this rather low-res image and claimed it as "own work". Does that mean you took this photograph? - Jmabel ! talk 04:28, 9 March 2018 (UTC)
@Jmabel: That was lesser neighbor Nafeby632.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 04:55, 9 March 2018 (UTC)
Aha. Still, what is the question? - Jmabel ! talk 05:05, 9 March 2018 (UTC)
Convenience link: File:KhunYing Sudarat Keyuraphan holding Thai's Jasmine.jpg. The file is a miniature version of from, so I'll tag it as a copyright violation. LX (talk, contribs) 06:22, 9 March 2018 (UTC)

Public Domain[edit]


Please could someone show me how to search for public domain images by date uploaded, I'm trying to find new public images which have been uploaded.

Thanks in advance — Preceding unsigned comment added by Spitfirebbmf (talk • contribs) 14:45, 9 March 2018 (UTC)

@Spitfirebbmf: You may search Special:NewFiles for "PD". You may not, however, spam any WMF project.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 15:51, 9 March 2018 (UTC)

Can you please give me an example, say, I want to search all new images uploaded on the 7th March 2018 in the public domain. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Spitfirebbmf (talk • contribs) 16:04, 9 March 2018 (UTC)

Spitfirebbmf: There is no definitive way to do that. Special:NewFiles supports filtering results by upload date, but does not support filtering based on the file description. Special:Search does not support searching for files based on upload date, and since there are a number of public domain tags, there is no definitive way to search for files based on copyright status either.
You can search for files whose file descriptions contain the string "2018-03-07" and use the {{PD-Layout}} template. Note that the upload date is typically not mentioned on file descriptions with correct information. (A lot of people incorrectly enter the upload date instead of the date of creation, though.) Also note that the search will only find files which actually use the PD-layout template (normally via a specific PD template). LX (talk, contribs) 18:00, 9 March 2018 (UTC)
You can use Petscan to search Category:Public domain and subcategories for files created between specific time, for example between 2018-02-01 and 2018-02-02. Example: [1] (see page properties for file creation dates). MKFI (talk) 09:10, 10 March 2018 (UTC)

Permission of using the Library[edit]

Dear Library,

I will be visiting New York from 25 March to 11 April 2018 and would like to use your Library particularly to consult for my own research which is related to Geography of South Asia and South-Central Africa, Cartography, GIS and remote Sensing.I would also like to present some of my books to the Library as well.Kindly inform me the formalities to do so.

I have been the Director of the National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organisation (NATMO), Kolkata and the Surveyor General of India and author/editor of 76 books. At present i am Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi, India. Earlier, I have been Vice-Chancellor of Uttar Pradesh Rajashri Tandon University, Allahabad; DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur and Sanpurunanand Sanskrit Univesrity, Varanasi.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon

Yours faithfully,

Dr Prithvish Nag Indian Mobile No. [redacted] —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 16:22, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

You are free to use any Wikimedia project including Commons (this one). Ruslik (talk) 16:43, 11 March 2018 (UTC)
Is there some library you meant to address this to? Because this is the Help Desk of Wikimedia Commons, and Commons' only thing resembling a library is the collection of online file pages that are exactly as available in one place as another. - Jmabel ! talk 23:09, 11 March 2018 (UTC)
Dr Prithvish Nag, you may find contact information for the New York Public Library at   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 00:38, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Uploading a photograph on a Wiki article[edit]

I am new to Wikipedia editing.

I have been updating and correcting an existing Wikipedia article. I wish to upload a photographic portrait of the subject for the article. The photograph was taken by his family and given to me. I have their permission to use it.

So far, when I upload the Wiki page says "something has gone wrong" and will not save it - or include it.

I may be missing the concept here. How can I include this portrait in the article?

Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Greenwood17 (talk • contribs) 14:31, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

@Greenwood17: here is Wikimedia Commons, not Wikipedia. Moreover, your account did not upload pictures neither here nor in en.Wikipedia. This account only tried to upload a PDF which was likely a bad idea. See Commons:Image formats. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 14:44, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
Also, in terms of permisssion: if they own the copyright, they can't just communicate permission to you and have us take your word for it: anyone could claim such a communication about anything. Either the copyright holder needs to do the upload, the picture needs to be published by the copyright holder somewhere else with a free license and you need to reference that source, or the copyright holder needs to communicate permission to Commons as described at COM:OTRS. - Jmabel ! talk 16:19, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Can we take pictures of six historic photos displayed by the government agencie?[edit]

This question was originally raised here: [2]. I think that I can not ask multiple questions in the same topic, so I separately to ask about copyright violations. My question is:

[edit] — Preceding unsigned comment added by TeamSoloFeed (talk • contribs) 16:39, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

  • And your question is...? - Jmabel ! talk 17:12, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

I wishto be removed from the mailing list[edit]

I was looking for the Irish Archile , but seem to be connected to the british one, I would like to be removed from recieving any more emails please

Henry Flynn —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 16:48, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

  • I have no idea what this could have to do with Commons. Does someone else, or is the person who posted this just confused? - Jmabel ! talk 17:11, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Question about copyright[edit]

Are images without a valid copyright tag deleted immediately after 7 days? --Itsquietuptown (talk) 06:33, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

Hi Itsquietuptown,
Files are deleted when an admin has the time to do it. Please do not upload files not made by you, unless you have a written permission from the copyright owner. Thanks, Yann (talk) 07:12, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Strelitzer Marktplatz 1924.jpg[edit]

Ich bin mir unsicher ob unter der Überschrift «Lizenz» der Baustein:

Public domain The work of art depicted in this image and the reproduction thereof are in the public domain worldwide. The reproduction is part of a collection of reproductions compiled by The compilation copyright is held by Zenodot Verlagsgesellschaft mbH and licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
gesetzt werden darf, da die Datei IMO nicht Bestandteil des freien Medienarchivs Commons:10,000 paintings from Directmedia ist, sondern des Medienarchivs 10.000 Ansichtskarten von Deutschland um 1900 von Nach Meinung von ist das Bild zwar Gemeinfrei; es ist aber bei der Verwertung durch Dritte ,in diesem Fall die Wikipedia, lt. zu prüfen, „ob diese Auffassung haltbar ist“. Welcher Lizenzbaustein ist zu setzen ?

--Eandré (talk) 07:37, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Philippine Airlines economy class A330-300.png[edit]

I have asked for permission to use the image from the author. He allowed it, but I must credit him, so what licence should I use? --Itsquietuptown (talk) 10:02, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

Hi Itsquietuptown,
You should use the licence given by the author, but the author must send a permission via COM:OTRS. Regards, Yann (talk) 10:15, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

Category:William Dickinson Washington and Category:William D. Washington[edit]

Hi, anyone hanging around who knows if and how therese painters are related? or is it all related to William D. Washington? Thank you for your time. Lotje (talk) 14:42, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

@Lotje: look at d:Q8007525#sitelinks-wikipedia. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 15:09, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, is the description --> date of birth/death: 1831–1870 and 1833–1870 correct then? Lotje (talk) 15:19, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
1831 was pulled straightly out of somebody’s nose whereas Wikipedia’s 1833 is supported by a source. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 15:39, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

11th century church hymn copyright issue[edit]

I am trying to upload a recording of the Hail, Holy Queen Enthroned Above church hymn. Am I supposed to tick "This file is my own work" or not? L293D (talk) 01:14, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

@L293D: Did you record the hymn yourself? Are you the singer? Can it be otherwise attributed to someone else? --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (Talk 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 05:20, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
@Donald Trung: Yes, I recorded it myself. My issue was that did not write the sheet music and that last time that I uploaded similar files, I got a ton of warnings about my files being "derivative works". So am I supposed to tick "this file is my own work" or not? L293D (talk) 12:04, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
If the underlying composition is not in the public domain (or otherwise free-licensed) we can't have it on Commons. If it is in the public domain, then yes this is your own work, and (if you are using Upload Wizard) add the fact that the underlying work is PD to the "permissions" template after uploading, since the Wizard won't let you add it before uploading. - 15:53, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

Flickr2Commons doesn't seem to work anymore[edit]

With Flickr2Commons I was about to import this albim and this album from the British Library, but when I attempted to open it I suddenly got a new language select interface but no option to upload files even after selecting a language.. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (Talk 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 01:41, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

  • After selecting language, click on the words "Flickr-to-Commons" to its left. Yes, this is terrible UI, and someone should probably file a bug report about the poor UI. - Jmabel ! talk 15:55, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

Google Images[edit]

I am trying to add an imgine found on Google Images to an article. How do I know if the picture is copyrighted? Here is the exact link to the image: MarsLovesDogs (talk) 23:20, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

In general most all images found on the internet are copyright to someone, often the photographer. Such image must be verifiably under a free license and without such we cannot accept them. You can select a google search with appropriate licenses, look under tools and select "Labeled for non-commercial reuse with modification". The image you selected is not freely licensed, so if you look at the page on the website it is on you will see a copyright notice at the bottom of the page. Ww2censor (talk) 23:38, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

Some questions[edit]

Hey! I just uploaded this image to illustrate an article on the Spanish wikipedia. I have some questions about it:

  • First, is there any styling guide for which typeface to choose for the caption?
  • Second, would the image be more useful if I had uploaded it first without the caption, and then created a different version with it? I'm a newbie, so I have no idea how to do it
  • Third: The image is from my university, it is a frog embryo prepared by them for us to see. However, I was the one to take the photo with my phone, so I assumed it has no copyright, am I right?
  • In which case, fourth, I also have images for the gastrula and other early embryo stages for which I haven't been able to find images on commons. Should I upload them? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Marion Moseby (talk • contribs) 08:12, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
1) @Marion Moseby: I presume you are asking about the captions when adding an image to a wiki article. There is no reason to use a different typeface for captions, just type and save it, adding any necessary wikilinks that would give readers better understanding of the topic. Some language wikis may have a specific "Manual of Style" for certain project topics.
2) Adding a caption provide readers with more information, so unless the image is so obvious to not need a caption you should add one.
3) As you state, you did not copy someones photo, so you are the copyright holder and you already uploaded the image with a Creative Commons license we allow. The very act of taking a photo confers copyright to the person taking it, so it is not true to say your image has no copyright; it has and you own it and can license it as you wish.
4) We absolutely welcome images which don't already exist, even different versions of the same subject, so long as they are freely licensed without any commercial or derivative restrictions. So any other such photos can and should be uploaded. Do not take photos of other people's photos or creative works just because you took a photo of their work because it is not really yours.
  • Hope that helps. BTW, please adding four tildes ~~~~, like this to your postings but not to your uploads or article pages. Thanks Ww2censor (talk) 10:47, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
    • If by a caption you mean actually placing the caption on the photo (Ww2censor seems to be assuming you just mean a text description on the file page): those are generally discouraged, but if for some reason you must have one, please also upload a version without that. - Jmabel ! talk 15:59, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
I believe the text in question is more of a label than a caption—identifying a feature with an arrow—but regardless, a ‘clean’ original allows for much easier creation of labels in other languages. Also, when the labelled version is saved as a JPEG the underlying image will deteriorate slightly in comparison to the original, which might make a noticeable difference to a contrast-enhancement or other manipulation. You can link to the unmarked image in the “other versions” section of the labelled one (and vice versa). Image annotations can also be used to point out features without altering the photo itself. As for the typeface of a label, there’s no standard, but legibility is the main consideration, and script or decorative styles should usually be avoided. The example seems fine to me.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 19:48, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

unknown error please[edit]

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Just because a book is freely available doesn't mean that you can redistribute it freely to Wikimedia Commons, please see Commons:Licensing. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (Talk 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 12:42, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
Additionally a book 📖 would have to be of educational value in order to be uploaded here, from what I can find it's a generic book on marketing which may be educational but certainly is still copyrighted. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (Talk 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 12:44, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Resolved
I think that this question was replied to adequately based on the supplied information. If you have anything to add or a follow-up question please feel free to replace this box with your comment. This section will be archived after four days. Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (Talk 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 12:44, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

upload a picture[edit]

HI Im trying to upload this picture

on this page

but for some reason i am unable to do this — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yoramjacobson (talk • contribs) 13:33, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Did you take the pic? Have you got another user name? --E4024 (talk) 14:08, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
@Yoramjacobson: There appears to have been edit warring over image selection at article he:יורם יעקבסון, so it has been protected. See also Commons:Deletion requests/File:יורםיעקבסון19442017.jpg.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 16:25, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Proper License details/Permissions etc for image upload[edit]

I want to upload the album artwork for a music single article i'm working on but I don't know what the proper license/permissions etc are to put for the upload (second image on this page-> for ref as to what it looks like). The same image can be found on iTunes and other places online. I've looked at related images used in similar articles but I also don't know how to go about putting the details from those that seem applicable to the image I want to use. And tbqh I've been struggling to properly understand uploading stuff on Commons, not the process of uploading itself but the details to apply to uploads specifically. Can anyone help me out please?

--Carlobunnie (talk) 18:18, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

  • Almost no record jacket artwork is in the public domain, and I see no reason to think this is an exception. Unless can get permission from the copyright holder (typically the graphic artist or the record label) as described at COM:OTRS, we cannot host it.
  • You don't mention where you are writing an article, but if it is in the English-language Wikipedia, it should be possible to upload a low-resolution image directly to the English-language Wikipedia for this purpose. (This in no way involves Commons.) You can use w:Goats Head Soup and w:File:The Rolling Stones - Goats Head Soup.jpg as a model of how to do this. - Jmabel ! talk 19:29, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
Jmabel sorry for not mentioning it but yes it is in Eng-lang-wiki. I didn't know that I could upload directly as I have in the past seen images in articles that were linked from Commons (don't know if they have been replaced since) hence why I thought that was how it is normally done. Apologies if I sound foolish about all this but I'm still learning how everything works. Thank you for replying & clarifying.Carlobunnie (talk) 21:10, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
@Carlobunnie:: Commons is the preferred location for PD & free-licensed images, but non-free images must go directly to the project that is using them, since each project has its own policies for non-free use (and Commons' policy is "NOPE"). - Jmabel ! talk 23:43, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Help locating an image of Natina Reed[edit]

Hello everyone! I was wondering if there was a place to request free images? I have expanded the Natina Reed article, and I am trying to find a better image of her to use for the infobox. Either way, have a wonderful rest of your day and/or night! Aoba47 (talk) 05:08, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

pleas help with new file/pic added on Wikipedia page called Charles Pierripont, 1st Earl Manvers[edit]

Please help place pic of Charles in info box and tidy up file/pic of Sarah Meadows Martineau. Thsnks175.33.22.145 06:44, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Photo quality[edit]

What in-camera quality setting is advisable and typically used for photos to be uploaded to Commons (eg: High or Medium jpg)? Or, do Commons photo uploaders typically (or invariably) capture images in RAW prior to post-processing and uploading? DonFB (talk) 06:58, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

  • You are welcome either to use RAW & post-process or to use the camera's own settings, but if the latter please use the highest resolution and highest quality available. - Jmabel ! talk 15:21, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Help! File names need to be swap[edit]

The following two files need to be swapped as they identify the wrong beach volleyball players:

I tried using the move function, but as the correct file names already exist (just need to be swapped), it didn't allow me to complete the request. As a result of the wrong names, the wrong images were also being used on the players' Wikipedia articles (I've removed the images in their articles for now). Please see File:Brooke Sweat and Jennifer Fopma at Hermosa Beach 2012 (2) (cropped).jpg from the same match for reference: The 1.9m tall Fopma is on the left and the 1.73m tall Sweat is on the right. Bennv3771 (talk) 08:00, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

@Bennv3771: I can do the move requested, but could you please fix descriptions and categories first? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 08:43, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
@Incnis Mrsi: Thanks! I've fixed the descriptions. The current categories are just general ones like "Women's beach volleyball players from the United States" so nothing needs to be changed there as far as I can see. Bennv3771 (talk) 08:47, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Almost ✓ Done by now. Third-party users, please, don’t duplicate my file moves! Incnis Mrsi (talk) 09:18, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Also moved what (mistakenly) was File:Jennifer Fopma at Hermosa Beach 2012 (cropped).jpg to a correct name and created a redirect at File:Jennifer Fopma.jpg. @Bennv3771: please, check that all on Commons is in order now and apply necessary fixes to d:Q13557587#P18. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 09:53, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. It all looks in order now. Bennv3771 (talk) 09:56, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
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I think that this question was replied to adequately based on the supplied information. If you have anything to add or a follow-up question please feel free to replace this box with your comment. This section will be archived after four days. Jmabel ! talk 15:22, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Unknown user[edit]

I am trying to upload this 'CC BY 2.0' image from Flickr using Flickr-to-Commons. I put in the URL and the name, and hit run, and it keeps giving me the error message 'unknown user' even though I have signed in. What am I doing wrong? Leschnei (talk) 21:29, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

  • You say "even though I have signed in". Just to clarify: you have a TUSC account and are you signed into it? Or you are just signed in to Commons (which is not what flickr2commons needs). Or by "Flickr-to-Commons" do you possibly mean something other than flickr2commons? - Jmabel ! talk 22:16, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
This is the page I am starting at, and I was asked to sign in at this page. I do have a Wikimedia account, and I get the 'Welcome, Leschnei' in the upper left corner. Leschnei (talk) 23:02, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
... turns out my remark about a TUSC account was outdated. You now need OAuth. If it's recognizing who you are, I'm not at all sure what's wrong. Can someone else help out here?- Jmabel ! talk 06:01, 17 March 2018 (UTC)