Commons:Photographs of identifiable people/checklist

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1. Identifiable living people?[edit]

Are there any identifiable people in the photograph? If yes, are those people still alive?

  • For high-resolution photographs, zooming in can allow identification
  • Just because faces are not visible (or blurred or pixellated) does not necessarily mean people are unidentifiable. Textual information, uploader name, image source linking to information elsewhere etc, can all make an apparently unidentifiable person identifiable.

Pictogram voting question.svg NO (no identifiable living people in the photo)

  • ✓ you can stop reading this guide: COM:PEOPLE only applies to identifiable living people. (However, where the photograph shows the subject in a negative light and the subject is recently deceased you may consider some of the moral issues of COM:PEOPLE and decide whether uploading is the right thing to do.)

Pictogram voting question.svg YES

  • continue reading.

2. Consent received?[edit]

Do you have the subject's consent to publish the photograph under a Commons-compatible free license (meaning it can be used by anyone for any purpose)?

Pictogram voting question.svg YES (you have the subject's consent to publish)

  • ✓ all is well. Document this permission on the file description page using {{consent}}. If evidence of consent is available online, provide links; you can also use OTRS to email evidence.

Pictogram voting question.svg NO

  • continue reading.

3. Consent required?[edit]

3a Public place?[edit]

Was the picture taken in a public place?

Pictogram voting question.svg NO

  • ✘ then you should not upload the picture. Subject consent is legally almost always required to publish photographs taken in a non-public (i.e. private) place, and in any case this is Commons policy.

Pictogram voting question.svg YES

  • continue reading.

3b Consent required for a public place?[edit]

Do you need the subject's consent to publish the photograph in the country the photograph was taken if taken in a public place?

Pictogram voting question.svg NO (consent is not required)

  • ✓ then you can upload. Feel free to use {{consent}} or the |permission parameter of {{information}} to clarify this.

Pictogram voting question.svg YES (consent is required)

  • ✘ then you can't upload.

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