Commons talk:Free media resources/Photography

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This page was merged with former "Commons:Public domain and free image resources" which is now redirected here. Original talk page can be seen here.--Kozuch (talk) 22:34, 10 August 2008 (UTC)


Under the Flickr-headline a large number of Flickr-users are specifically mentioned. In my view this is not necessary except for those with an OTRS-ticket, who does not readily release their media on Flickr as an acceptable CC. I think they should plainly be removed from the list. --Henrik (heb: Talk · Contributions · E-mail) 09:48, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

Public domain or free?[edit]

The first paragraph says it is about public domain images, but some of the resources listed are cc by, cc by-sa, or even GFDL. --AVRS (talk) 10:33, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

Agree, i also thought that. Suggest we keep all resources in one place though and change the first paragraph to not claim it is just about public domain. Mutante (talk) 19:15, 14 October 2012 (UTC)
✓ Done Logan Talk Contributions 02:15, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

Title of Page Misleading[edit]

I think we should change "Photography" to "Images" in the page title since many of the resources listed here are not confined to photographs.


All Geograph photos are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike licence [1].-- 12:03, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

dead link on project page[edit]

̽* and[edit]

I removed those two pages. Reason: Both pages added by the same user (@Gaderinge:) and read like spam entries, spam and promotion is not the purpose of this project page. The purpose is to collect usefull links. Are those pages usefull? They are not usefull at all. 1) They both host the same content 2) They gather content from other websites in an inadequate manner. First they brake attribution chains by not quoting sources or providing attribution, but thats very usefull for arguing, why something is in the public domain. Nothing is in the public domain without a reason and we are always interested in the reason, a collection gathered from other websites without providing this reasons is not reliable. Second they offer the same content like other websites listed on the project page in an inferior quality. Examples:

Please help removing such trash entries from our project pages. --Martin H. (talk) 18:28, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

@Martin H.: Thanks. A while back I came across the enwiki version of this page, en:Wikipedia:Public domain image resources, seeing that it had become a link farm. Someone pointed out on the talk page that it seemed redundant to meta:Help:Public domain image resources and this Commons page, but neither that nor my post about an inclusion criteria ever got anywhere and it eventually fell off my radar (save the occasional revert of spam). Want to devise an inclusion criteria and clean this one up such that we can soft redirect the others? I'm game -- I'd just rather not do so unilaterally. — Rhododendrites talk |  18:25, 15 April 2015 (UTC)


i think this article and this article should merge

what do you thinkJonnymoon96 (talk) 21:24, 9 July 2015 (UTC)