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Notice The maintainer doesn't read this page (and maybe nobody does). Magnus Manske prefers it if you take tool issues to his Bitbucket.

Source code and issue tracker?[edit]

I was trying to find the source code and issue tracker for flickr2Commons. Where is it? Should this link to it?

-- Harry Wood (talk) 23:52, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

Bug 🐛[edit]

Flickr2Commons uploaded this picture with the description of this picture, the weird part is that I never selected the latter. The first was a duplicate with an already uploaded image on Wikimedia Commons and I specifically deselected the second image to upload this image (which became green but wasn't uploaded). --Donald Trung (Talk 💬) ("The Chinese Coin Troll" 👿) (Articles 📚) 09:50, 29 December 2017 (UTC)

File names[edit]

I've just had a large batch (too many to rename manually) fail, because "Transfer failed [1] : /⧼titleblacklist-custom-filename⧽". The files have names like (30756156060).jpg, so that's fair.

It would be good if Flickr2Commons had a file renaming feature, like that in the Upload Wizard. This would allow the user to set a name, say, "Foobar museum by John Doe", and would then append sequential numbers (so "Foobar museum by John Doe - 01", ""Foobar museum by John Doe - 02", etc. Alternatively, allow the user to specify a prefix, like "Foobar museum by John Doe", and upload the images as, say, "Foobar museum by John Doe - (30756156060).jpg" Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 15:47, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

File size anomalies[edit]

Look at File:Neckera crispa (11747892883).jpg and its source . The largest image I can find on the Flickr page is 2048 × 1622, 1783 KiB, whereas on Commons we have 3304 × 2616, 9598 KiB. Where is the latter from: resampling? Served with a URL hidden from me? And why data size differ more than 5× with less than 3× difference in number of pixels? Sizes in pixels similarly differ for File:Most probably Liris niger (31773344033).jpg: (which I presume to be the source) is 1600 × 1027, 363 KiB, whereas this revision uploaded to Commons is 1808 × 1160, 419 KiB.

May @Magnus Manske or anybody else explain what is this? Is it a problem with my browser not getting—from Flickr—a link to each of highest-res images? May Flickr alter files since the transfer event? A mistake by human operator? Or, perhaps, a bug in Flickr2Commons? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 21:32, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

Incnis Mrsi, the max sizes 3304px resp. 1808px are downloadable from flickr as I just tested. --Achim (talk) 14:33, 26 January 2018 (UTC)
Which are URLs and are they static? Why can my browser (Pale Moon 27.0.2 on Unity desktop (Ubuntu), 1366 × 768 ) ignore the highest resolution? Or may I miss some special button? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 15:14, 26 January 2018 (UTC)

Request to add Language parameter to descriptions[edit]

I find Flickr2Commons incredibly helpful, but one small issue is that when automatic descriptions are transferred, they lack a language template (e.g. {{en}} or {{fr}}). Similar to the option in Upload Wizard, I would like to request a language menu be added to enable selecting a language. Perhaps the default could be no language (as is the current situation_, or the preferred language of the User. Thanks, -Animalparty (talk) 23:23, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

The default would be, obviously, the language preferred by the Flickr account. In any case, what hinders to add enveloping {{en|…}}, {{ja|…}}, or similar by hand? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 10:51, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
It is a huge hindrance when transferring large amounts of images, such as a Flickr album. What's faster, copying and pasting 200 file descriptions, or clicking one button? Animalparty (talk) 17:57, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
@Animalparty: you can develop a user script which adds the enveloping language template in one click. This solution can work in any Web application and doesn’t require any change to the latter. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 18:19, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
@Incnis Mrsi: I know nothing about script developing or web programming, which is why I requested a change. I believe a single change here be more efficient than a daisy chain of tools and scripts. A script to automatically add language templates to existing unspecified file descriptions already on Commons would certainly be helpful, but if language could be specified before importing, all the better. Animalparty (talk) 22:29, 24 February 2018 (UTC)
+1, perhaps it's possible to add in the head of form to add only the language, so to the descriptiosn will be added automatically the corresponing template. -K@rl (talk) 12:04, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

The link doesn't work anymore[edit]

I noticed that this link on this page no longer shows the user interface for Flickr2commons. Is this a bug? Jarble (talk) 18:38, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

@Jarble: I confirmed this and reported it in phab:T189424.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 18:50, 11 March 2018 (UTC)
It does work after this change. Vcohen (talk) 17:41, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

new update issues[edit]

@Magnus Manske: (or anyone else). It looks like this tool was refurbished about a week ago. I've noticed some issues. First, embedded URLs in Flickr descriptions appear to get disrupted when imported (compare File:Exploring (9369722804).jpg to its counterpart). Secondly, the upload comment ("Transferred from Flickr via #flickr2commons") no longer includes the link (previously "Transferred from Flickr via Flickr2Commons"). Lastly, the File name field seems a lot smaller than before, making it more difficult to edit or view file names. Thanks! Oh and one additional issue: The square format of the thumbnails makes it somewhat more difficult to evaluate photos, e.g. if I only need to import a subset of photographs from an album, having pats of the image cut off makes it more difficult to identify the intended iamges. -Animalparty (talk) 21:15, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

Flickr-User is not the photographer[edit]

With Flickr often a group of user use only one account. The photographer is named in the description of file. My question: How is it possible to set instead of the Flickr-User name or additional the name of photographer, which is necessary with CC licences. Because my english is not so high, so I will repeat it in german too. In Flickr benutzt oft eine Gruppe von Fotografen den gleichen Account. Der Fotograf ist dann miest in den Beschreibungen separat angeführt. Meien Frage ist, ob es möglcih ist, entweder statt oder zusätzlich zum Flickr Konto auch den Fotgrafen anzugeben. Als Beispiel führe ich das Foto an. Hier wird gefordert ein Fotocredit: BMF/citronenrot, der aber nicht in den Fotografen eingesetzt wird, siehe File:2018 Budgetrede Finanzminister Hartwig Löger (40229039734).jpg hier steht nur das BMF drin. danke K@rl (talk) 14:50, 24 March 2018 (UTC)

Perhaps an idea for the future, to make the possibility of {{cc-by-2.0|attribution=BMF/citronenrot}} K@rl (talk) 06:19, 25 March 2018 (UTC)

Hide Flickr2Commons from my uploaded images[edit]


How I could hide the pictures uploaded using Flickr2Commons tool from my upload list ?. Thanks --The Photographer 00:56, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

A possibility would be, if you use a separate Username for this operation. --K@rl (talk) 07:47, 13 April 2018 (UTC)
K@rl Yes but I allready uploaded more than 10.000 pictures using this tool and it do difficult see my pictures taken from me and not uploaded using this tool. I know that every image that is uploaded using this tool is taged in the summary with "Flickr2Commons" word, And it should be posible see the images uploaded with a filter to show only the images uploaded without the tag "Flickr2Commons" --The Photographer 19:43, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
@The Photographer: What's your Flickr ID?   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 02:14, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
Jeff It´s My Flickr, however, I use Flickr2Commons to upload pictures from flickr users that not are me, not my pictures. --The Photographer 16:37, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
The Photographer: I have replied at phab:T192236#4133930. Nirmos (talk) 15:30, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
You can see how I've done it at User:Nirmos/common.js and User:Nirmos/common.css. Nirmos (talk) 15:38, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
Nirmos thanks nice work, I hope that wmf can do something on server side, the mediawiki changes became too slow --The Photographer 23:27, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
Nirmos take look to my script, the idea is use the same upload log page to filter by tagname, however, I don't know how generate a thumb image having the filename. --The Photographer 01:21, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
✓ Done Well I created a script to solve this problem that can be found User:The Photographer/UploadLogToGallery.js --The Photographer 01:37, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Invalid CSRF token[edit]

In the new version, I get increased the error Invalid CSRF token for some images of a big amount of them. What could be the cause? --K@rl (talk) 12:06, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

Unfortunately, this problem is open and unanswered. Perhaps somebody kann solve or help me. regards. --K@rl (talk) 10:38, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

Flickr2Commons does not check for duplicates (or ignores them)[edit]

File:Molière (33310309985).jpg from was uploaded on 21:19, 10 April 2018. It is an exact duplicate (with bogus license) of File:Moliere2.jpg which was uploaded in 2005. - Alexis Jazz 19:42, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

This issue have been reported here [1] and here [2]. Rudolphous (talk) 10:41, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
That site doesn't work well with any of the browsers on my iPad. :(   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 12:25, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
See also COM:VPP#Restrict usage of Flickr2Commons.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 14:40, 1 August 2018 (UTC)


Currently there are thousends of duplicate images uploaded through flickr2commons - see here. Is there any possibility to check if the same hash-value (or what ever) is allready on commons before uploading a file and decline the upload then. This would be very helpfull. Thx. --JuTa 11:13, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

@JuTa: literally the section right above this one. Also, there is a notice at the top of this page: the maintainer does not read this. - Alexis Jazz 01:04, 11 May 2018 (UTC)

Down again[edit]

Reported at   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 11:50, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

Up again.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 05:08, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
Excuse me, see the disclaimer above: "The maintainer doesn't read this page." Vcohen (talk) 08:26, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
@Vcohen: I was informing the people who do read this page.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 08:36, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Please Help Me[edit]

I am trying to upload this photo, but the tool is very unintutive and refuses to do if, for unknown reasons.

I Have spent the better part of 40 minutes trying to upload this photo per the instructions here, to no avail. The instructions say "copying the last string of numbers in the URL when you are on a webpage for a photo." which is "16049400225". I do that, and click the run button, and get a box requesting more input, man. After repeating three more times, I add the usernumber "30478819@N08", and press run. If then proceeds to run a little process telling me that "12907 files found so far (100% done)" which I already found by going to Marco's page on flickr. I am aware the maintainer does not read this

FlickrToCommons tool not working.png
No way to rerun the process or check if I have fixed whatever the process is

Thanks, L3X1 (talk) 02:51, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

@L3X1: Sorry, Marco Verch is what we call a "bad user". If you mess up usage of his files even a little, he sues for a lot of money. So now we don't accept his files.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 03:19, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
Ah, thanks. L3X1 (talk) 04:48, 5 November 2018 (UTC)