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publicados en[edit]

Desearía saber si es posible subir artículos ya publicados en Gracias -- 16:16, 1 January 2013‎ User:Juancacir

You can upload files from scribd if the were published under a Wikimedia Commons compatible Creative Commons Licence. --McZusatz (talk) 16:39, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

comment puis-je faire pour déposer[edit]

comment puis-je faire pour déposer mon logo et ma musique que j'ai produit -- 16:32, 28 December 2012‎ User:Alexx Dante

Si vous les avez fait, vous pouvez les télécharger ici, mais si vous le ferez, vous donneriez des droits d'exploitation économique à n'importe-qui. Voir aussi Commons:Critères d'inclusion... -- AnonMoos (talk) 22:52, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Uploading picture. Internal error, bad token[edit]

I was trying to upload a new picture to my file. I kept getting "Internal error" and I don't know why...

Happy new year!

Best, Uhtc -- 02:45, 30 December 2012‎ User:Uhtc

Was it a browser internal error or a server internal error? If you could copy the exact message, it might help people figure out what the problem could be... AnonMoos (talk) 22:39, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

translated file upload[edit]

Hi, I translated some .svg files and I can't figure out how to upload them as translations. I tried even Jarry1250's Toolserver Tools but I got some error--Γιαγκούλας (talk) 02:50, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

First, change the name; if they're translated into Greek, add "-gk" or "-el" or "-ελ" to the main part of the filename (right before the ".svg"). If by translating you mean you used the tool, then this has several known errors, but the tool author isn't doing anything about them until he completely rewrites the tool. If there are SVG syntax errors, I could probably diagnose the problems if I could see the files, or you could feed it to the W3C validator, or to Commons:SVG Check... AnonMoos (talk) 22:35, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

insérer une image[edit]

Bonjour, Je ne parviens pas à insérer une photo de l'artiste que je représente sur votre site. Il s'agit de Robert Clévier.

Voici l'URL de la page:évier

En vous remerciant pour votre aide

Claude Moysan -- 04:49, 31 December 2012‎ User:Claude moysan

Si vous voulez télécharger ici (à Wikimedia Commons), il vous faut une photographie que vous pouvez publier sur license libre. Voir Commons:À propos des licences... AnonMoos (talk) 22:24, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Upload revised version of image[edit]

I want to upload an updated version of Miami neighborhoods map but it will not let me. Prior to the image being put in the Commons, I was able to upload newer versions of the map. How can I update this map? --Comayagua99 (talk) 20:30, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Did you created your user account recently? It could be you have to wait three days to get upload enabled. Ohterwise use this URL: --McZusatz (talk) 21:05, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Roberto Abed Inostroza Castro[edit]

thumbnail nacido en concepcion VIII region de chile vivio su niñez en la republica argentina, en la provincia de rio negro y neuquen, a los 12 años regresa con su hermano a chile — Preceding unsigned comment added by Robertoabed30 (talk • contribs) 23:22, 2 January 2013‎ (UTC)

Internal error: Bad token![edit]

When I tried to upload my pictures, I always received the information: "Internal error: Bad token!" The pictures were taken with my digital camera with high resolution and were stored on my computer in the JPEG format. One of the pictures is in black and white, the others are in colour. All pictures look fine on the screen as well on the print-out. What can be done to upload the pictures? -- 13:11, 3 January 2013‎ User:UweJuergens

Which upload form do you use? Coud you please copy paste the url when the error appears? --McZusatz (talk) 13:47, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
See message of "22:39, 1 January 2013" above... AnonMoos (talk) 14:02, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Why does it take so long to upload files?[edit]

Uploading files on Wiki commons seems to take much more time than other internet functions. Also, from time to time, I am forced to shut down the computer entirely. Can I do something myself to improve this? Dwergenpaartje (talk) 14:28, 3 January 2013 (UTC)


After I've uploaded a photo, say, and the box comes up to add a liscence, well, how do I do that? I've tried many ways and it says, essentially, that I'm doing it wrong.

Help! -- 01:03, 4 January 2013‎ User:BobJones77

Ideally, you should add a valid license tag before you actually upload, so you don't have to fix things after you upload... AnonMoos (talk) 08:19, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
Fixed one file, and deleted another that was a copyright violation. The Wizard has a limited set of licensing options, so some do need to be added later (or use Commons:Upload instead). This diff may help explain what needed doing here; but you can always ask for help. Rd232 (talk) 12:37, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Please make this title more meaningful[edit]

When I try to upload some photos receiving an error 'Please make this title more meaningful.What is wrong on this title; 'DSC03045 St Elizabeth and Olha Church Lviv Ukraine'

I am not sure about that, but you could try to move the "DSC03045" to the end of the file name. Otherwise use the Special:Upload. --McZusatz (talk) 18:34, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

Uploading from Flickr: photo not taken by user who uploaded it[edit]

I want to upload a photo of Rhett and Link in first grade. They uploaded this photo to their Flickr account under the Creative Commons license. But I think it's impossible to find out who the actual photographer was. Can I upload this photo?--Anastasya k (talk) 22:01, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

Last step (publishing and sending of details) takes now 8 minutes and earlier 8 seconds[edit]

Hello, since aprox. 2 weeks it is taking much much longer to finalize the last step during the upload process (publishing and sending of details). My configuration is Modzilla FireFox 17.0.1 and Windows 7. In my last update it was even worse, because one file hung up and I had to abort. Any ideas how to improve it? Poco a poco (talk) 02:22, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

Upload errors[edit]

The file page and display of some files I have re-uploaded do not reflect the most current version of the file.

These files include:

The rondo file displays as a previous version. The kleisma file displays the original version. Hyacinth (talk) 11:14, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

It seems to work fine for me. Did you

Please purge your browser’s cache . (You only need to do it once.)

Internet Explorer: press Ctrl+F5, Firefox: hold down Shift while clicking Reload (or press Ctrl+ Shift+R), Opera/Konqueror: press F5, Safari: hold down Shift+alt while clicking Reload, Chrome: hold down Shift while clicking Reload

--McZusatz (talk) 11:19, 6 January 2013 (UTC)
I had previously tried "?action=purge". Just now I tried shift-reload, and looking in a different browser. None made a difference for me. If it looks right for other people that is good. However, this may cause complications or confusions in my contributions. Hyacinth (talk) 14:12, 6 January 2013 (UTC)
Then it seems to be --McZusatz (talk) 14:28, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

Hyacinth -- If the error is not just a low-level caching problem, then it would seem to be an error which has come and gone for several weeks now, and has been discussed several times on the "Village pump". It affects people in Europe less than elsewhere. There's no real way to fix it (you have to wait a few days), but for image thumbnails, you can get around it by requesting "odd" sizes which haven't been generated before (799px instead of 800px, or 221px instead of 220px, etc.). -- AnonMoos (talk) 17:28, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

Create a tag for The Norwegian Armed Forces media archive?[edit]

I wondered if someone could create a tag for The Norwegian Armed Forces media archive that can can be added to the two images I just uploaded to commons, so they won't be deleted in a few days.

These are the images:

From "The Norwegian Armed Forces media archive" ( "The archive is used for external and internal purposes, by journalists and employees in the Armed Forces. All the pictures can be used freely for non-commercial purposes as long as the pictures follow the good customs of journalism and the pictures are credited: "Photograhers name/Norweigan Armed Forces".

Thank you in advance.
Herkules69, 7. Jan 2013 17:47 (CET)

Sorry, but non-commercial is not allowed on commons. --McZusatz (talk) 17:27, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Seamas proinsias[edit]

Why is my wizard photo download to Wikipedia rejected when it was accepted by Commons? -- 21:37, 7 January 2013‎ User:Seamas proinsias

If an image such as File:James Lawless.jpg is acceptable by Commons criteria, that doesn't guarantee that it will be used in any Wikipedia article. Generally the matter should be discussed at article talk pages such as en:James Lawless. However, in this case it seems like you just used the wrong format when trying to add the image to the article... -- AnonMoos (talk) 03:19, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

duplicate file error even when the file name is different[edit]

When I tried to upload an image which has a different file name to the one which I already uploaded. The uploaded file is similar to the one I was trying to upload. Please help. Thanks Nikhilb239 (talk) 13:08, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

It makes no sense to upload an identical image just because there may be an error in the filename. Please tag the existing image with {{rename}} --Denniss (talk) 15:19, 8 January 2013 (UTC)


Minhas fonts são seguras e próprias, basta pesquisar sobre os nomes das imagens que carreguei no google, que facilmente encontrarão semelhantes.

Só carrego arquivos confiavéis de autoria própria.

Sou o fotógrafo do artista

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Marcelao52 (talk • contribs) 18:44, 8 January 2013‎ (UTC)




First off, I am delighted to see that Wikimedia has done a great deal to make the upload procedure more "friendly" (both in terms of "user-friendly" and "inviting"). I think it is fair if I am honest about this up front: the way things were done on Wikimedia in the past have frustrated and angered me in multiple occasions (emails that consistently vanished, no response to questions or cries for help), to the point where I got so upset that I had had enough, and I quit contributing to both Wikimedia and Wikipedia altogether. I slowly got more involved again with Wikipedia when I recently discovered the pages about Queensrÿche were in dire need of improvement, and my efforts to contribute in that respect have made me reconsider my stance on contributing. Still, I am still extremely reluctant to upload anything to Wikimedia other than "own work", simply because I dread having to go through the stress of trying to get OTRS approval (which I did get on certain occasions; I do know the procedure the way it used to be).

So with renewed energy, I would like to try going through the motions once more, in hopes of things running more smoothly this time. Now, I do not ask for an apology; what's passed is past and as I noted, Wikimedia seems to have done their very best to improve things, making me much more optimistic, and hopefully I am confirmed in this. What I do ask for, and I believe what would help me greatly, is to know exactly what is expected from me to bring this to a success. Maybe it helps me gain enough confidence again for the future.


I would like to ask you for your help with the following: Queensrÿche has a logo, known as the Tri-Ryche. It was never copyrighted because for a long time (mid and late 80s, early 90s) it was unclear who designed the logo. It was eventually attributed to Wes Griswold. What I would like to do is upload one or more versions of this not-copyrighted logo.

  • Firstly, it may have a similar nature as the New Orleans Saints Fleur-de-lis logo, in which case it would not meet the Threshold of originality. Is this correct?
  • Next, I assume I need to demonstrate the logo is indeed not copyrighted, and to find out to what extent it is or is not trademarked. One possibility I see, is that I email the attorney of the Tri-Ryche Corporation, the company responsible for the publishing rights of Queensrÿche's assets. Should I do this?
  • Then the actual logo. I will make my own transparent PNG with a plain black drawing of the logo. Can I credit this as "Wes Griswold. Uploaded by Eddyspeeder." ? In addition, is written permission from Mr. Griswold preferred and or required?
  • Lastly, I also think it would be good to upload the latest iteration of the logo. Would this require permission of the designer who made this version, or because the design is an alteration of a not-copyrighted logo it is also not copyrighted and no permission is necessary? In addition, would written permission from the designer be preferred/required?

For all possible communications (e.g., the attorney, Mr. Griswold, and the designer of the latest iteration of the logo) please specify exactly what I should request of this person, in what form, and to whom at Wikimedia I should direct this information. Alternatively, please let me know what I should do instead. Of course, with every step, you may point me to the appropriate manual pages. --Eddyspeeder (talk) 17:43, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

Unfortunately, almost nothing created in the United States since 1978 which passes a "threshold of originality" and does not primarily serve a "utilitarian" purpose (and which was not created by federal government employee) can be considered uncopyrighted unless there's an explicit release or disclaimer. Even if the basic unadorned outline shape is not considered to pass the threshold of originality, people's elaborate artistic variations of it certainly would. This is not a simple matter, and you might want to take it to Commons:Village pump/Copyright‎, where people with expertise would be more likely to see it... AnonMoos (talk) 18:49, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
Thank you, I will try that. Section may be closed and archived. --Eddyspeeder (talk) 13:53, 14 January 2013 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: --Canoe1967 (talk) 21:00, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

Moved to pump/copyright.--Canoe1967 (talk) 21:00, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

British dust jackets[edit]

Hi, A copyright-based question for you. Am I able to upload a photograph of a book cover, showing the original artwork, from a book published in the UK in 1920? I do not know who the artist was, but the author of the book died in 1937, if that makes any difference. (I presume I can, as you seem to have a copy of the full novel on the site: File:BulldogDrummondSapper.djvu, or have I misunderstood the difference between the cover artwork and the book text?) Many thanks - SchroCat (talk) 16:35, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

AFAIK dust jackets are normally designed by someone from the publisher, and a name would normally be identified on the dust jacket itself. At any rate the copyright will be separate from the book unless the author actually designed it. If you're just going from a photo then you're probably stuck, because this info is hard to find without access to the physical item. Rd232 (talk) 12:31, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
OK - I can get hold of the info at some point (a trip to the British Library beckons). That leads to a couple of supplementary questions:
  • What happens if the information isn't on the jacket? Would it fall into the 50 years after publication bracket?
  • If the name is on there, is this a life +70 years thing?
  • What if the name is there, but there is no locatable info about when the artist died?
Many thanks indeed for your help! - SchroCat (talk) 14:59, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
You're welcome. If the name is not there, it can probably be considered an anonymous work, in which case the term would be 70 years after publication (I think). If the name is there, the term depends on the deathyear - see Commons:CRTUK#Known_author. If the name is there but no deathyear is known - well that's the worst case. If you have at least a birthyear you can assign a reasonably long lifespan and see where that gets you; eg if they were born in 1850 you could assume 80 year lifespan and deathyear 1930 or earlier, which would work for life+70. Fortunately at least the URAA complications of US copyright are avoided here because publication is before 1923 - that makes everything even more complicated! :) Rd232 (talk) 16:04, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
Many thanks: I'll see what I can do about getting the artist details and take it from there. Cheers - SchroCat (talk) 16:56, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Karya band[edit]

karya band adalah salah satu band indie sragen tepatnya di desa trombol, mondokan. yang digawangi 4 orang personil. didik pada gitar, yusron pada vokal, azis pada bass, dan toni pada drum. namun kini yang aktif dengan karya band tinggal gitaris dan vokal. untuk itu masih mencari basiss to drumer baru. --Karya band (talk) 12:25, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Converting Flash files[edit]

Hi, would I be able to convert an Adobe Flash to a free file type so it can be used on Wikipedia?--Dom497 (talk) 19:52, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Depends greatly on what you want to convert it to -- raster, vector, animated, non-animated? AnonMoos (talk) 19:56, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
I want to create an interactive user page so by using flash, I can do that. So, I would want it animated.--Dom497 (talk) 19:59, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
Interactivity is one thing that will not translate very well. Scripting is very limited in the Wikipedia/Wikimedia realm -- there are system scripts, and "gadgets" that you can sign up for in your user preferences, but the ability of one ordinary user to be able to cause another user to run user-authored script code is intentionally pretty much non-existent. You could go nuts with an Animated SVG, but other people would not be able to see the interactivity unless they have a SMIL-aware SVG viewer... AnonMoos (talk) 20:11, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
So is there a way to get a flash file on wikipedia?--Dom497 (talk) 20:13, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
No. Even FLV Flash video isn't supported (Commons:UNSUPPORTED#Unsupported_file_types), never mind Flash scripting. Rd232 (talk) 08:09, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

File:La foule s'amasse devant Saint-Lô en ruines.jpg[edit]

Hello, I am not the uploader of this picture but I talked with him (PJPH). This contributor is not sure about the licence of this picture (me either). So he said me (in French) that he got this picture from a set of documents transmitted by one of his grandparent. What do you think? I posted this message to start the discussion. I will inform PJPH of this. Pamputt (talk) 06:44, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

If he's the heir to the photographer, he can use a template such as {{PD-heirs}} or {{CC-BY-SA-3.0-heirs}}. In certain cases, ownership of negatives can be presumptive evidence that you own copyright to the images in the negatives, but the same does not apply to photographs themselves... AnonMoos (talk) 11:00, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
If it's the only known copy of the photo, inheritance of that would normally bring inheritance of the attached copyright in the absence of any agreement to the contrary. Problems might theoretically arise if there is more than one heir and one of the heirs who has access to the photo but only partial ownership wants to freely license it; permission from all the heirs would be needed. Rd232 (talk) 11:21, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright Discussion Before Uploading[edit]


I am about to upload a photograph of my father "[Marton]" who has a Wikipedia entry in English. As one of two sons of his, the sole inheritors of his work, myself, Pier Marton, and my brother, Yves Marton have agreed together to let a particular self-portrait my father took of himself enter the public domain so that it could be used on the Wikipedia entry.

Please let me know a.s.a.p. whether there are issues to clear up before uploading my file. Thank you. Pier Marton (barkilehet) P.S.: As there is a certain deadline I am considering, I may upload it but of course will take it down, if there is any issue. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Barkilehet (talk • contribs) 21:09, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Hi there, thanks for your planned contribution. You should be able to apply {{PD-heirs}} to the upload, but it would be best to confirm via email to COM:OTRS that both you and your brother as sole heirs agree to the PD release. You can do this after upload (it will take a while to get processed, but long-term it helps give a secure foundation to the PD release). Rd232 (talk) 23:41, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Thank you very much for your guidance. As this is my first time applying for the rights to upload my father's work, I am a bit nervous, but I did send an e-mail to confirming that I am one of two heirs and have asked my brother to do the same. Hopefully all of these e-mails will be consolidated easily. When I did the upload, I did not know about the {{PD-heirs}} but I did list it as Template:Heir. Let's hope all goes smoothly. Again, thank you!

OK. No need to be nervous! You've done well trying to be as clear as possible, and of course asking for help :). I've tidied up File:ErvinMartonWikiCirca1940.png a bit, the rest is up to OTRS (i.e. volunteers with access to the email system). This can take around a month, but if it goes much beyond that, you can try the Commons:OTRS/Noticeboard to get someone's attention. PS If you're considering uploading other files, do consider fully the consequences of releasing those works to the public domain (eg it means anyone can use them commercially for free). Otherwise you can upload files to Wikipedia as "fair use" for use on Wikipedia only (en:Wikipedia:File Upload Wizard). regards, Rd232 (talk) 00:51, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

grey upload button[edit]

why is the upload button greyed out when i try to upload a free file? I'm new here. Gracelyne (talk) 07:32, 11 January 2013 (UTC)grace

Sorry, can you explain as precisely as possible where you see the upload button greyed out (what you did, what page, etc)? Rd232 (talk) 11:18, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

How can I upload a work derivated from an other file of wikicommons?[edit]

I have downloaded a picture from wikipedia commons then I cropped it. I would like to upload the modified version. Where have it to be placed? How can I signale that the work is derivated from an other image inside wikipedia?--Muy (talk) 20:13, 12 January 2013 (UTC) --McZusatz (talk) 20:28, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for your help.--Muy (talk) 21:14, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
Are there any plans to integrate this tool (which I have used before, but forgot about) into the new upload wizard? It's not clear what to do in the case of a derived work and I only came to this page after uploading one. INVERTED (talk) 18:22, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

File Format[edit]

cuales son los formatos que se deben utilizar para subir un archivo -- 22:28, 14 January 2013‎ Claudiofe

See: Commons:Formatos de archivo (possibly outdated). Or Commons:File types (quite up to date). --McZusatz (talk) 22:32, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

Re loading deleted files[edit]

I have up loaded several music files, owned and created by me, which someone else removed. How do I restore them? I need them for a page I am editing. Tigertwice (talk) 05:09, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

For music files, both the copyright of the music and the copyright of the performance have to be OK. The fact that many of your files had specific years from 1955-1965 in their names probably did not create confidence. However, the place to ask for undeletion of files is Commons:Deletion review... AnonMoos (talk) 15:07, 16 January 2013 (UTC)


I would like to upload a file about casus instrumentalis in Polish, I have the file as a .docx and a .txt, but neither is accepted, which filename is accepted ------- I see, I couls paste my text here! -- 13:46, 16 January 2013‎ User:Krismariska

Commons is for media files (visual, audio, audio-visual); text which is not directly describing a media file should be on other projects (Wikipedia, Wikisource, etc.)... AnonMoos (talk) 15:02, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Change categories after publishing images[edit]

Is it possible to change assigned categories after publishing images? I have erroneously saved a number of images with wrong categories. How can I fix this? Any suggestions and advice welcome! Cheers, Josef. -- 19:26, 16 January 2013‎ User:Josefstuefer

Edit the image description page ( etc. etc.) -- AnonMoos (talk) 19:34, 16 January 2013 (UTC)


ACTOR DE LA PELÍCULA ATASCO EN LA NACIONAL --00:04, 17 January 2013‎ User:Raquel.bosc

What about him? -- AnonMoos (talk) 00:11, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

ending pics of sandiego to my facebook[edit]

I would like to send pics of san diego from your page to my facebook — Preceding unsigned comment added by Onewayfrank (talk • contribs) 08:16, 17 January 2013‎ (UTC)

See Commons:Reusing content outside Wikimedia. For help on uploading content on Facebook, consult Facebook's help pages. LX (talk, contribs) 17:54, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Uploading multiple pictures from the same artist most active between 1910 and 1920) - Ethel Myers ( I own the estate and am her grandson). I'd like to make her works available to the public in general to view and enjoy.[edit]

I would estimate there might be 40 or more of her sculpture pieces as well as drawings included in the group. Or is there a way I could setup some sort of upload template where most of the information is the same except for title of work and such.

I am registered on Wikipedia as BEDownes and I have already created a page on Wikipedia for my grandfather, Jerome Myers, who is represented in more than 80 museums around the country

Thank you for any help you might be able to provide.

Barry Dowens — Preceding unsigned comment added by BEDownes (talk • contribs) 15:05, 17 January 2013‎ (UTC)

First of all, thanks in advance for your willingness to contribute this valuable content. When you upload multiple files at once and get to the "Describe" step, the Upload Wizard gives you the option of copying the fields you'd like from the description of the first file to the rest of the files. If you're unsure, it might be a good idea to upload just one or two files first and ask for feedback on those uploads. Also keep in mind that photographs of sculptures involve two sets of copyright: that of the sculptor (there should be no issues there in this case) and that of the photographer. LX (talk, contribs) 18:08, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Format of location coordinates[edit]

In what format must location coordinates be? The pop-up help message only says "Coordinates of the location where this media file was created." Other text that appears states "The latitude needs to be between -90 and 90." and "The longitude needs to be between -180 and 180." I am entering "0º 56' 11"" for latitude, which is between -90 and 90 and "38º 03' 47"" for longitude, which is between -180 and 180. Perhaps the form requires the decimal equivalent, but that is not indicated and not the format that Google Earth provides. -AndrewDressel (talk) 17:13, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Location coordinates must be given in decimal form. I agree that this could be spelled out more clearly, but the negative sign should be a clue, as DMS notation uses compass headings rather than signs. You can use tools:~geohack to convert. I don't know about Google Earth, but Google Maps will put the decimal coordinates in the search box if you right click on a location and select "What's here?"
  • 0° 56' 11" N, 38° 3' 47" E (northeast of Archers Post, Kenya) is 0.936389, 38.063056
  • 0° 56' 11" S, 38° 3' 47" E (in Mwingi, Kenya) is -0.936389, 38.063056
  • 0° 56' 11" N, 38° 3' 47" W (in the North Atlantic off the coast of Brazil) is 0.936389, -38.063056
  • 0° 56' 11" S, 38° 3' 47" W (in the South Atlantic off the coast of Brazil) is -0.936389, -38.063056
LX (talk, contribs) 18:51, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Is there a problem, or is it just me?[edit]

Upload Wizard seems to have "got stuck" ! It says it's finished uploading the file, but it's not moving on to the release rights stage. Been sitting here watching the little thingie spin round and round in the box which still says "uploading" . Which one of its messages is the lie? ;P File is "Boa eating rabbit (close-up).ogg", if that helps anyone find out what it's doing ... ThatPeskyCommoner (talk) 19:35, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Heh! Got fed up with it by 20:11 and no change, trying again. ThatPeskyCommoner (talk) 20:13, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
OK, that worked. ThatPeskyCommoner (talk) 20:44, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Kal Foster[edit]

Kal Foster é uma obra de ficção-aventura do escritor brasileiro, André Fantin. Criada entre 2005 e 2006, a obra teve publicação recente pela editora AgBook. A historia gira em torno de Kalevi Foster, um jovem bruxo que nasce sem dons mágicos, mas que após uma série de eventos é chamado de Milagre Foster, por adquirir poderes mágicos de forma misteriosa. Aos 13 anos, Kal vai estudar em Avalon, um castelo suspenso nas nuvens no meio da Floresta Amazônica. Ao lado do irmão Damon e dos amigos, Guinever, Ralph e Thalis, Kal luta contra os planos de Kricolas, um meio-vampiro que planeja trazer do mundo dos mortos Donnovan, o maior bruxo das trevas que já existiu. No primeiro livro da saga (Kal Foster e o Livro de Merlin), André Fantin descreve um mundo secreto existente no Brasil com criaturas mágicas e poderosas, misturando mitos mundiais e regionais. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jonas Morais Cardoso (talk • contribs) 13:17, 18 January 2013‎ (UTC)

León de Almeida[edit]


(Carlos Antonio Almeida R. De Leon).Es un escritor poeta ensayista narrador y dramaturgo Mexicano Nació el 7 de Junio de 1968 en Mérida Yucatán, Miembro del Centro Yucateco de Escritores, A.C. y del Colectivo de Artistas Independientes Yucatecos, A.C., (CAIYAC), comenzó su labor literaria en el Taller de Literatura de la Casa de la Cultura del Mayab, en el taller coordinado por el maestro José Antonio Castellanos Cámara.

Ha publicado en el suplemento cultural “El Juglar” del diario del Sureste,en la Revista “Navegaciones Zur” del Centro Yucateco de Escritores A.C.; la plaquette de dramaturgia en letras al relieve 4 “Lirios y Escorpiones” Colectivo de Artistas Yucatecos (CAIYAC) Además del poemario “Vestigios de Maleza” publicación No.10 de la Editorial Presagios.En 2006 participo en la antología La Otredad de la escritora dramaturga y poetisa Melba Alfaro Ha participado en el programa cultural “Café Literario” de la Casa de la Cultura del Mayab y en el programa Martes Literario en “Oro Verde”, espacio del Centro Yucateco de de Escritores, A.C. Su quehacer literario se extiende, además de la poesía, al cuento, la dramaturgia y el representante del movimiento Raeliano de Yucatán (Consciencia Elohim). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Leonder (talk • contribs) 18:26, 18 January 2013‎ (UTC)


ما صيغ الملفات التى ارفعها

What file formats, which lift -- 13:12, 19 January 2013‎ User:القاهره

Not too sure I understand the question, but you could try Commons:File types (unfortunately, it doesn't have an Arabic translation). AnonMoos (talk) 18:32, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

How do I update an existing image[edit]

I have asked this question in the Teahouse and Gog knows where else and all I get is people talking round the subject, can someone please just tell me how, I replace an existing image, cut the crap, just tell me. Simple instructions will do just nicely, no jargon and no bullsh1t! Can anyone help?Sheffno1gunner (talk) 04:22, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

If you want to replace an image on commons you can just click the 'upload new version' link on the image page. If you want to change one in wikipedia just edit the article and replace the old file name with the new one: File:new image name.jpg --Canoe1967 (talk) 06:41, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

image showing in negative[edit]

Hello, I have tried to upload the poster of my film in .jpg format. The file is saved at 72 dpi at 1200 x 800 and it's showing in negative in preview, and at Commons. Is the file size too large? Thank you for your help. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nukeage (talk • contribs) 04:25, 20 January 2013‎ (UTC)

Is the image in CMYK color mode (your graphics program should tell you)? Saving it as RGB might make it work. Also, film posters are often problematic concerning copyright. Are you the copyright holder of the poster? That means: did you design it and take any photograph that might have been used on the poster? If not, you would need permission from every artist whose work was used, photographer, designer, etc., to release the image under a free license. --rimshottalk 18:09, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

About uploaded pictures[edit]

To whom it may concern:

I am making a wikipedia for a sailor and engineer, Horacio Carabelli and have written an article and uploaded some pictures. Most of the pictures have been taken by me and a couple by my brother´s team so those aren´t any problem. However, my sister in law asked me to upload others, I told her about copyrights and that she could only send me pictures taken by them but I looked for the pictures in some books and confirmed the picture was not taken by them and may have a copyright so I took it from the wiki page and would like to take it from wikipedia as it is not as I was told. I would be very thankful if you could please tell me what I must do in order to withdraw this picture:

Also, one of the pictures I uploaded must be turned 90 degrees. I would like to know if the possiblity of doing that exists within wikipedia or if I have delete it and upload it once more, in which case I would once more need to know how to delete a contribution.

Thank you very much in advance,

Patricia Carabelli — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pattycarabelli (talk • contribs) 2013-01-20T15:10:57 (UTC)

File:Brasil 1 Inport Race.JPG has been deleted by INeverCry as a copyright violation.
File:Horacio Carabelli y Luis Chiaparro. Snipe Junior World Championship..JPG needs rotation by 90 degrees. There is a bot, Rotatebot, which rotates images automatically. I added {{rotate|90}}, which instructs the bot to rotate the image. All you need to do now is to wait. --Stefan4 (talk) 17:43, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Hepatitis C - replacing picture with US Data with local/Slovenian contents[edit]

Instead of the figure File:Hepatitis_C_infection_by_source_(CDC)_-_en.svg I am thinking of inserting a figure from EU 2003 report I assume - but have not checked - that one can do it, probably (again I do not know the rules) citing the source while doing so.

The figure is possibly outdated (2003) and any suggestions on how to treat a similar case in the future would be appreciated.

TiA -- 05:46, 22 January 2013‎ User:SmozBleda

Don't overwrite the SVG file, if that's what you're talking about. The two images are completely different, one by geography, one by cause of infection. Factual data can't be copyrighted, but the JPEG map graphic cannot be uploaded unless it is explicitly released under a free license... AnonMoos (talk) 01:02, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

Of course I do not intend to replace the picture in the original EN text. I am localizing the article to Slovenian and I thought the suggested picture would be more interesting for Slovenian readers. Re "explicitely released under a free license": I will see what the emcdda page has to say about it.

Thanks! -- 05:07, 23 January 2013‎ User:SmozBleda

Server Error[edit]

I tried to upload 6 jpeg images at once. when doing the upload, I get feedback "Internal error: Server failed to store temporary file.". Are there any known problems with the servers at the moment, or did I do anything wrong?

File names are e.g. Pesenbachtal_CB001.JPG (without file type suffix). The comments are identical for some of the images, what shouldn't matter.

Did also try

  • file names without underscore
  • images resized (so that jpeg file is <200 KB instead of 5MB)
  • uploading one single image

none of these tries did succeed.

Bimminger (talk) 21:15, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Same here. No luck and multiple tries by several methods. I have previous loaded hundreds of images. --Smokefoot (talk) 23:40, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
Ditto. I think the upload servers are down. Ng556 (talk) 01:16, 23 January 2013 (UTC)


I tried to upload a video clip that I edited on iVideo. I was given an error message that the Wiki does not accept files with the extension .rcproject. Does anyone know how I can convert the file to an acceptable format? I could try to edit it on iPhoto, but I am not even sure how to save the trimmed video there. I don't want to load the unedited video, since it is too long and only a brief segment is relevant. Thanks. Rlendog (talk) 02:16, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

I am not sure about the process in Mac. But it seems you have to export the video to mp4 or so and then convert it to ogg or webm. See Help:Converting_video#Tools_for_Macs for this purpose. --McZusatz (talk) 02:25, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. I got to the point of being able to convert to .mov. Hopefully I will be able to get this to .ogg. Rlendog (talk) 15:31, 26 January 2013 (UTC)
Let me know if there is any problem. --McZusatz (talk) 17:54, 26 January 2013 (UTC)


How do I fix this? It said this when I tried to upload a file: There was another file already on the site with the same content, but it was deleted.

I want to upload my file,But I don't know how to fix that.. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Morganlynn19988 (talk • contribs) 2013-01-25T08:24:23 (UTC)

You should not recreate previously deleted files yourself. If you have a good reason to think that the file should not have been deleted, you may ask for it to be restored. But before you do, you need to familiarize yourself with what this project is about. Despite stating that you understand that you cannot upload non-free photos grabbed from the Internet, you still uploaded half a dozen such files with completely made-up claims that the authors had approved publication under free licenses. If you continue to do that, or if you attempt to recreate previously deleted files yourself, you are very, very likely to be blocked again. If you're not sure if a file can be hosted on Commons, please ask before uploading it. LX (talk, contribs) 12:05, 25 January 2013 (UTC)


If I want to upload a picture of a specific person, but it is impossible for me to take a picture of him/her by my own hand, how can I know wether a picture from the internet is free to share and distribute in the wikimedia commons? --Ministar Nesigurnosti (talk)

Go to and tick the three boxes at the bottom beside Creative Commons license. Commercial and modify/adapt, then search for images.--Canoe1967 (talk) 07:00, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
Thank you!--Ministar Nesigurnosti (talk)
This section was archived on a request by: --Canoe1967 (talk) 19:18, 1 February 2013 (UTC)



If you mean File:MIMA MOUNDS.jpg, it already appears to be on the en:Mima mounds article. It would be better not to give your uploaded images ALL CAPS names... AnonMoos (talk) 11:17, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Patrick Holmes[edit]

How do I add a dictionary from your site- onto my computers dictionary? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Patrick Holmes (talk • contribs) 10:58, 27 January 2013‎ (UTC)

Not 100% sure what you're asking but it doesn't appear to have anything to do with image uploading. Maybe you could ask on Commons:Help desk... AnonMoos (talk) 11:13, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

File extensions[edit]

What file extensions does Wikipedia accept? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mjnickum (talk • contribs) 18:06, 31 January 2013‎ (UTC)

See Commons:File types--Canoe1967 (talk) 20:03, 31 January 2013 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: LX (talk, contribs) 17:10, 5 February 2013 (UTC)


Please tell me how to remove watermarks from pictures.Is any software other than Photoshop can do this.---zeeyanketu talk to me 22:33, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Probably GIMP, but I can't advise you on the details of the techniques to be used. What we have seems to be at Commons:Watermarks#How_to_remove_watermarks... AnonMoos (talk) 23:00, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
GIMP can do this with the clone brush but its object removal technology is just not on par with Photoshop's, so it requires more effort and results may be inferiour. You may upload files and tag them with {{Watermark}} to request that someone else remove the watermark. If you do this I recommend leaving a message at Commons:Graphics lab to request attention, since there is a backlog in this area. Dcoetzee (talk) 21:03, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Archivos en la wiki[edit]

Como puedo subir archivos de word, excel y power point a la wiki. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rosita Valarezo (talk • contribs) 14:42, 28 January 2013‎ (UTC)

LX (talk, contribs) 15:16, 28 January 2013 (UTC)


I am not sure of the category of the File:Repair Cafe by Ilvy Njiokiktjien.jpg. Please check. (Permission from the photographer is on the way). Kattiel (talk) 14:59, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

Category:Hackerspaces may work. It seems like a Euro version of one. I assume File:Repair Cafe by Ilvy Njiokiktjien.jpg is the file. You may wish to add it to the w:Hackerspace article on en:wp and other languages as well.--Canoe1967 (talk) 20:00, 29 January 2013 (UTC)
Thank you Canoe1967. However, a Repair Café is not quite the same as a hackerspace. Here [1] you may find a descriptive story in The New York Times of May 2012: An Effort to Bury a Throwaway Culture One Repair at a Time. Could you look into it once more? Kattiel (talk) 13:42, 30 January 2013 (UTC)
I have just added the categories Anti-consumerism and Social events. Hope that will do. Kattiel (talk) 14:15, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

Google Maps Street View[edit]

Is it ok under Wiki rules to use GMSV as a source? What licence type should be selected then? Liutaurasu (talk) 15:59, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

No. Google's terms are completely non-free. LX (talk, contribs) 16:16, 31 January 2013 (UTC)