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Wikimedia Commons: Ten million files[edit]

The ten millionth file: a photograph taken during a Wikiexpedition associated with Wikimania 2010 in Gdańsk

Wikimedia Commons, the multilingual free-content media repository project of the Wikimedia Foundation, reached the milestone of ten million files uploaded on April 15, 2011. The 5 millionth uploaded file was attained on September 9, 2009, so the project has doubled in size in only nineteen months.

The ten millionth file is a photo of an observation platform taken during a Wikiexpedition by User:Leinad and has been licensed under CC-BY-SA-3.0.

Previous milestone images[edit]

We don't know exactly what image corresponds to exactly what upload number, especially now that the pace of uploads has become so rapid. For example, it would be almost impossible to determine exactly what file was the nine-millionth: it came during an extremely rapid upload of Geograph photos.

Quality milestones[edit]

Something about - featured pictures, quality images, valued images, pictures of the year

Commons currently has 3,406 featured pictures, over 16,400 quality images and 2,179 valued images.

Major projects[edit]

(Add further discussion of, for example, Commons:State Library of Queensland, Commons:Geograph...)

A typical Geograph image

Geograph Britain and Ireland is a web-based probject that provides geographically located and freely licensed imagery of the Great Britain and Ireland. With the assistance of Geograph's developers, much of the Geograph database has been uploaded to Commons. This is the largest single upload to date on Commons, and has contributed over 1.8 million files in the past 18 months. About 80% of all the geographically located files on Commons are from Geograph.

A global collaboration[edit]

"Geotagged map" and terra incognita[edit]

Geocoded images on a worldmap

We have got millions of photos, but mostly from Europe, North America and Asia. What indeed about Africa? It's still terra incognita?

Locations have been specified for over two million files by means of the latitude and longitude from where the media was recorded. Several exports are made - for example to this OpenStreetMap world map (please zoom in to a region) showing geocoded files.

Commons is easy or not?[edit]

Press releases[edit]


Press coverage[edit]


  • Deutsch: - Wikimedia Commons: 10 Millionen Bilder zur freien Nutzung
  • Deutsch: - 10 Millionen Bilder zur freien Nutzung. Angebot des freien Medienarchivs Wikimedia Commons verdoppelt
  • Deutsch: - Wikimedia meldet 10 Millionen Bilder
  • Deutsch: - Wikimedia-Mediendatenbank überschreitet Zehn-Mio.-Marke
  • Deutsch: - Zehn Millionen Bilder zur freien Nutzung
  • Deutsch: - Meilenstein: 10 Millionen gemeinfreie Bilder auf den Wikimedia Commons
  • English: - Wikimedia Commons set to reach a milestone
  • English: - Wikimedia Commons celebrates 10 million free files
  • Español: - Wikimedia llegó a los 10 millones de archivos
  • Español: - Wikimedia llega a los 10 millones de archivos
  • Español: - Wikimedia llegó a los 10 millones de archivos
  • Français : - Wikimedia Commons passe les 10 millions de fichiers
  • Français : - Wikimedia Commons dépasse les 10 millions de fichiers
  • עברית: - ויקישיתוף חוגג גם הוא 10
  • עברית: - ויקישיתוף חוגג 10 מיליון קבצים
  • Magyar: - Tízmillió szabadon felhasználható fotó a Wikipédia testvéroldalán
  • Nederlands: - Wikipedia heeft 10 miljoen objecten in mediaverzameling
  • Nederlands: - Wikipedia heeft 10 miljoen objecten in mediaverzameling
  • Nederlands: - Wikipedia passert mijlpaal met 10 miljoen Wikimedia Commons bestanden
  • Nederlands: - Wikipedia passeert mijlpaal 10 miljoen mediabestanden
  • Polski: - 10 milionów bezpłatnych zdjęć w Wikimedia Commons
  • Polski: - Już 10 mln wolnych plików w Wikimedia Commons
  • Polski: - 10 milionów plików w Wikimedia Commons!
  • Polski: - 10 milionów plików w Wikimedia Commons