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Unwanted cropping[edit]

Does anybody else know why this file saved as cropped. Thanks. Hddty. (talk) 01:31, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

There are different widths defined in the file's code. If you view it directly, it's not cropped. —Justin (koavf)TCM 02:04, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
@Koavf: Well, the file is displayed as cropped in en:West_Sumatra. Can you upload the correct code? I don't know how to fix the code. Hddty. (talk) 21:37, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
@Hddty.: I reverted to the earliest uncropped version. Not sure what issue Zscout370 (talk · contribs) was trying to fix when they seem to have accidentally cropped the file. GMGtalk 22:49, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
@Hddty., GreenMeansGo: The original upload and the first revision by Hddty, made active again by GMG’s revert, have a transparent background inside of the coat. Fixing this was apparently the goal. I took Zscout’s version, put it in Inkscape, reduced page size to selection size, and then saved as optimised SVG (with intentional addition of a viewbox; by the way: cf. Help:SVG). Afterwards I opened in a text editor and slightly rounded up the size values. — Speravir – 23:21, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
Ah. I didn't even notice the transparency inside the image. Thank you Speravir. GMGtalk 16:06, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
Hddty? — Speravir – 01:58, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Upload Logo Audi Cup 2019[edit]

I wanted to upload a file concerning a football tournament in the summer (Audi Cup 2019). The logo contains the four logos auf the participating clubs, which was the reason, why the upload was blocked at the first time. The clubs are Bayern München, Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur and Fenerbahce Istanbul. I work for the agency, which organizes the tournament and we also created the logo. We have also the confirmation of the clubs to use the logo in the communication ahead of the tournament. Is there any way to upload the file and to update the site in English and German afterwards? Thank you in advance.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Christiansteiler123 (talk • contribs) 08:42, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
Christian, ich nehme an, ihr seid eine deutsche Agentur. Auch wenn es langsam eng wird: Gehe zu de:Wikipedia:Urheberrechtsfragen und frage dort. Ich selbst würde aber vorschlagen, ihr kreiert eine Version für den Audi-Cup ohne Logos der beteiligten Vereine (oder ihr habt sie schon). Der Urheber dieser Datei muss sie dann freigeben, am besten per OTRS. Das Audi-Logo selbst ist in Commons verfügbar, weil es aus einfachen geometrischen Formen besteht, bspw. als Audi-Logo 2016.svg oder Audi logo detail.svg.
Nicht in Commons, aber in der englischen Wikipedia dürftet ihr übrigens euer Logo mit Vereinssymbolen unter Fair-Use-Bedingungen hochladen, vgl. COM:FAIRUSE und en:WP:FAIRUSE.
Äähm, noch vor Abschicken bemerkt: In de:Audi Cup (leider mit Leerzeichen …) git es für frühere Jahre schon Logos mit Vereinssymbolen!? — Speravir – 23:23, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Photo of public transportation card[edit]

One of the photos I have upload, named File:金陵通.jpg, have been deleted. It is a photograph taken for the public transportation card used in en:Nanjing city, the capital city of en:Jiangsu province. There are number of likewise photos in Category:Smart cards in public transport and I wonder why this one is deleted. David290 (talk) 05:10, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

@Ellin Beltz:@Ronhjones: Please join discussion here.David290 (talk) 05:16, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
The upload template read =={{int:filedesc}}=={{Information|description={{zh-cn|1=金陵通卡面,2016年版本}}|date=2016-09-13 14:52:57|source={{own}}|author=[[User:David290|David290]]|permission= |other versions=}}=={{int:license-header}}=={{self|cc-by-sa-4.0}} The object was clearly not created by uploader. It was a plastic card (similar to a credit card) with a drawn image and calligraphy. As for other images of this type elsewhere, the deletion process only deals with the image in the nomination. Cheers! Ellin Beltz (talk) 18:18, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
@Ronhjones:Surely the object is not created by myself. However, the image itself has encyclopedia value within COM:Scope in my point of view. If there's disagreement in the file upload template/ file description, there shall be edits in the description page, rather than file deletion.David290 (talk) 07:04, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Bianca Hartwig[edit]

Hello, As I´m writing an article about a company, my question refers to the right of uploading files.

In the information box a the beginning of the Wikipedia page I´d like to put the logo of the company. Is it allowed to upload this logo?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Bianca Hartwig (talk • contribs) 08:00, 7 June 2019 (UTC) (UTC)
@Bianca Hartwig:Which company are you working on? Some background information of the company is needed in order to determine the copyright status of the logo. Please ask here if you have further questions.廣九直通車 (talk) 10:58, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
@Bianca Hartwig:By the way please also use ~~~~ to sign your comments, in order for others to identify your comments.廣九直通車 (talk) 10:58, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
@Bianca Hartwig: It's going to depend mainlyon the visual complexity of the logo (whether it is complicated enough to be eligible for copyright). Can you link to a page that shows the logo? -Jmabel ! talk 16:26, 7 June 2019 (UTC)


How can I delete a photo I uploaded?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Supernova1980 (talk • contribs)
@Supernova1980: add the line {{SD|G7}} to the file's source code. --HyperGaruda (talk) 15:39, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
But only if it was uploaded in the last 7 days, otherwise you have to nominate for deletion just like anyone else would. - Jmabel ! talk 16:28, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
@Jmabel: I think they figured out COM:L exists. You should delete both of their uploads. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 16:41, 7 June 2019 (UTC)


How do I upload images that require ORTS first especially photos from sites such,, and other related sites? I would like to learn. --VKras (talk) 17:37, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

  • @VKras: The actual upload is just like for any other image, except for the addition of {{subst:OP}}.
  • Please do this only if you are already in touch with the copyright holder and know that they plan to provide the correct permission. - Jmabel ! talk 20:20, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

May I act as agent for a copyright holder?[edit]

Keir Morse is a prolific plant photographer with a good reputation for accurate IDs. He has over 30,000 photos on and on my website -

His copyright at UC and on is CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 ( )

However, in the interest of helping people learn about plants, Keir has agreed to let me post his photos to Wikipedia with a less limiting copyright - CC BY-SA as long as his image side dimensions don't exceed 300px.

I tried uploading some of his files through the Wikimedia Commons Wizard, but got stopped because this situation doesn't fit your standard choices.

Please let me know how to proceed.

Thank you!

Bruce Homer-Smith

@Bruce PlantID: Wikipedia is situated on the domain “”. Commons doesn’t permit for CC BY-NC-SA. If Keir wants to relicense under the pure CC BY-SA some works previously published under non-commercial licenses, then he must follow Commons:Email templates. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 17:23, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for your help Incnis. Two questions:

1) Keir has over 30,000 images. I plan to choose from these images as I use them in articles illustrating plant characters. Your email form appears to require specific authorization from Keir every time I use an image, rather than a blanket permission. Can you suggest a way that won't be onerous for him, having to send another email each time I use more of his images?

2) It looks like I'm supposed to upload the images before Keir gives permission to use them. How do I do that if I'm not the owner?

Thanks for your help.

Bruce PlantID (talk) 22:09, 8 June 2019 (UTC)Bruce PlantID

@Bruce PlantID: There are several ways to do this:
  • I certainly believe that through COM:OTRS he can indicate (for example) that you are authorized under his behalf to upload images not to exceed 300x300px, under a CC-BY-SA license. While the email templates Incnis Mrsi mentions are nice, I'm pretty certain they are by no means a specific requirement; if you like, you could probably verify that with someone at OTRS before you even bring Keir into the loop.
  • In the event that the people at COM:OTRS will not agree to this on that basis (which would surprise me), you can upload in the normal manner, tagging the uploads with {{subst:OP}}; you can give him a list of URLs for the filenames, which he can use as an attachment to a release through OTRS.
  • Or, similarly, you can forward him in whatever manner is convenient (a PDF or a ZIP, I would think), the various small images that you intend to upload, and he could start the OTRS process even before you start the uploads.
  • Or, similarly, you can forward Keir Morse a list of URLs of the full-res images in question (if they are already online) and he can send an OTRS authorizing you specifically to upload images of these not to exceed 300x300px, under a CC-BY-SA license.
Jmabel ! talk 07:22, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

How to fill the information about a derivate work?[edit]

I'm sorry. But I can't find a good source on understanding how to quote about a derivate work on Commons. Is so hard to understand that.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Superbrian19 (talk • contribs) 04:28, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
@Superbrian19: Please use {{Extracted from}} and {{Image extracted}}, CropTool, or dFX to preserve source links.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 04:55, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
@Superbrian19: Also the more general {{Derived from}} if they are not simple crops.
By the way, Jeff's answer presumes that the original work is on Commons. If that's not the case, say so, and we can help with that other case as well, but it's a little trickier. - Jmabel ! talk 07:26, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
@Superbrian19: If the media uses portions of other works {{Attrib}} likewise is a way to cite works on derivatives themselves. Fluffy89502 07:34, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
@Jeff G., Jmabel, Fluffy89502: Thank you all for the advices. I think my problem is solved, my uploaded file was a derivative file from the original work, which it was on Commons. Of course, the license of that material was allowing me to do so. Anyway, this is the link of my work:
600px Bianco Rosso Verde horizzontale.png

If there's another problem about it, I would like to know it. Again, thank you all so much. - Superbrian19 06:21, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

Creating pages[edit]

How do you create pages
— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 9 June 2019‎ 14:28 (UTC) (UTC)
  • For starters, you need to create an account and log in.
  • Beyond that, the answer depends on what kind of page you are talking about. Can you link to an example of a similar page? - Jmabel ! talk 16:20, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

upload photos taken by Murray Korman[edit]

How do I upload photos taken by Murray Korman of my Mother between 1939-1942 to his wilkepedia page?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by DebraJSJ (talk • contribs) 21:52, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
@DebraJSJ: What can you tell us about the lifetime of the photographer and the dates and countries of photography and publication?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 22:11, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

Envio de Vídeos?[edit]

Boa noite! Atenciosamente eu peço uma orientação par como fazer para enviar vídeos, já fiz várias tentativas e não aceita nada em formatos mp4 e Movie.

Obrigado José
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Jose Veleda (talk • contribs) 02:23, 10 June 2019‎ (UTC)

Submitting videos?

Good night! Sincerely, I ask for an orientation for how to send videos, I have already made several attempts and do not accept anything in mp4 and Movie formats. Thanks José
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 02:27, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
@Jose Veleda: Por favor, veja COM:FT/pt#Video.
Please see COM:FT#Video.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 02:37, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

I can't re-upload pictures and correct them[edit]

Hi everybody!

A week ago I uploaded some pictures from a paper, about sawflies. But some of them are not right: Just a square from a random part of the original picture. It was originally my mistake as I uploaded the wrong version, but I can't change the "version" of it with the correct ones. The Page keeps saying they are the same picture on the uploading (and keeps the square). I want to correct my mistake!

Thank you!

LeónHormiga (talk) 03:40, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

It's just a caching issue; you need to force reload, or just wait until your system updates. I see the full version of File:Male of Taquus schrottkyi.jpg and File:Egg of Taquus schrottkyi on S. commersonii.jpg, not just the square that was originally uploaded.--Prosfilaes (talk) 08:29, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Images not displaying[edit]

Hi, I have noticed over recent weeks sporadic occurrences of a technical glitch where images are not displayed or give "Page not found" errors. For example, it is currently affecting this image: File:Opinion polling for the next United Kingdom general election.svg. This is what I see when I try to view that image currently: Note that some of the icons are also not loading. Any ideas? —Paul1337 (talk) 15:35, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

@Paul1337: It works for me, please see COM:FAQ#PURGE.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:50, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Deleted legal pictures[edit]


Could you please help me with this issue? I got a couple messages like this: "Túrelio‬ left a message on your talk page in "‪File:Lukács Gábor Dénes .jpg‬". File:Lukács Gábor Dénes .jpg wurde als mögliche Urheberrechtsverletzung gekennzeichnet. Auf den Wikimedia Commons werden nur Dateien, die unter freie… View message ‪Túrelio‬ View changes"'

... and all the pictures I used were deleted. I have got those pictures directly from the person who took them, I have had all the rights to use them. How is that possible, that someone deleted them all? How does the security system work?!

Please, reload them asap! And please, inform me about it!

Thank you very much!

Kindest regards,

Peter Bakonyi

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Peter Bakonyi (talk • contribs) 11 June 2019‎ 13:47 (UTC) (UTC)
  • @Peter Bakonyi: It looks like you haven't discussed this at all with Túrelio before bringing this to a general forum, or am I missing something? No responses from you on your talk page where you were notified, nothing on User talk:Túrelio. Usually that is the best way to get a clarification: talk to the person who contacted you.
  • You uploaded these claiming them as your own work; you are now saying you "got those pictures directly from the person who took them". Given that contradiction, I suspect that Túrelio did the right thing.
  • In general, copyright can be transferred only in writing, and only the holder of a copyright can grant a CC license. If you have a formal transfer of copyright, you can send that in as described in COM:OTRS; once the images are restored you should correct the source and author information to be accurate. If you don't have a formal transfer of copyright, then the actual photographer needs to send permission as described in COM:OTRS (and, again once the images are restored you should correct the source and author information).
  • @Túrelio: anything to add? - Jmabel ! talk 15:57, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
@Peter Bakonyi:,
just to get the facts straight.
You were notified on your talkpage about the copyright problem for each of your uploads, including the specific problem of each file.
My colleague has already pointed to the contradiction in your claims regarding authorship.
Also you state "I have had all the rights to use them". Let's check that for the only one of you images, which I actually have deleted:
  • File:GettyImages-1143173833.jpg, which you also claimed as own work. From whom did you get "the rights" to release it under a cc-by-sa-4.0 license, which also allows commercial use?
Finally, 4 of your uploads were images of works of art (File:Ajándék egy példaképnek.jpg, File:Autó intarzia.jpg, File:Intarzia lámpa.jpg, File:Motor intarzia.jpg), which have even 2 copyrights (artist and photographer) for which you need to provide a permission.
--Túrelio (talk) 20:44, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Téléversé un fichier[edit]

Comment puis je prouver que mon fichier est televersable?

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Cloclojou (talk • contribs) 11 June 2019‎ 14:47 (UTC)

Upload a file

How can I prove that my file is uploadable?
translator: Google translate via Vulphere 13:31, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Could you please be more specific as to what is at issue? - Jmabel ! talk 16:00, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Newspapers circa 1976[edit]

Hello I have digital copies of news paper articles including front page of publication author and date from 1976 I wish to upload these to wikicommons for anyone to view as they serve as references to an article being created about the Sinfonia Latina.... I am asking for help first as many of the items i have uploaded have been deleted. Thank you

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Deanna Coakley (talk • contribs) 11 June 2019‎ 20:00 (UTC) (UTC)
  • @Deanna Coakley: Typically a newspaper from 1976 would still be in copyright. Is there any reason to believe it is in the public domain or that an appropriate free license is available? If not, it does not belong on Commons. - Jmabel ! talk 00:47, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

These papers are from Barranquilla,Colombia one of them no longer exist "Diario del Caribe" and are not copy righted. Please assist me and correct me where I err. Thank youDeanna Coakley (talk) 12:26, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

  • Sadly, the fact that the paper no longer exists does not extinguish the copyright: it just makes it very difficult to track down who is the copyright-holder whose permission you need. - Jmabel ! talk 16:12, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

username not the same as Wikipedia username?[edit]

After being shut out of using my Wikipedia username in Wikimedia commons, I have been obliged to set up a new account in Wikimedia with a different username to my Wikipedia account. Is this a problem, and if so, how do I fix it?NoLaughingMatter (talk) 11:56, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

@NoLaughingMatter: What is your Wikipedia username?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:07, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: ThoughtIdRetired
NoLaughingMatter (talk) 14:37, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
@NoLaughingMatter: Thank you. User:ThoughtIdRetired should be able to login here, as well as there. Please be more specific about the background and thought processes which led to your use of the terms "shut out" and "obliged" above.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 15:25, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: First, what was going wrong: I was satisfactorily logged in to Wikipedia but on shifting across to Wikimedia commons, found I was logged out. On trying to log in, I had problems with the password and attempted to get a new password sent to my e-mail address. This did not arrive. I was blocked from setting up a new account with the same username (as it was already taken), so, perhaps unwisely but following the instructions on the screen in front of me, I created a new username.
Since then I have gone into my preferences in Wikipedia and set a new password and now find that I can also get into Wikimedia commons in the way we both expect. (This was a case of changing something and seeing if it fixed the problem.) I am now unsure on how to sort out the mess that I have created, since I now have comment to a picture in commons with a new username. I guess I can go back and edit out that username and replace it with ThoughtIdRetired, but I am still left with 2 accounts, which is clearly not correct.
ThoughtIdRetired (talk) 19:34, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
Looking at the problem of receiving a temporary password by e-mail - this appears to have been a temporary e-mail problem - I now have several of these messages.
ThoughtIdRetired (talk) 19:44, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

What's wrong with the image?[edit]

image in question, no chequered background

Hello everyone. In the image of the Men In Black film series logo,[1] there's some sort of border and lines/shapes. They're especially visible on mobile. Anyone know how get rid of them? QuestFour (talk) 17:13, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

This is a transparent background shown in the preview function at Commons. Once you download the file or embed it in a Wikipedia article, the checkered border should no longer be visible. De728631 (talk) 17:18, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
That is a transparent background.--Vulphere 09:04, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
It also gone inside of Commons if embedded like you should see now, QuestFour. — Speravir – 01:44, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

Search videos by duration?[edit]

I encountered and repaired a video file File:PETbreakdown.webm which had an erroneous duration (the video is actually 13 seconds long, but the file listed it as being over 64 hours; the bitrates of the transcoded files were erroneously small as a result). I would like to check if any similar files with erroneously long durations exist so they can be repaired. Is it possible to search by duration and find the "longest" videos on Commons? ChrstphrChvz (talk) 20:49, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Yes, it's possible but I personally don't know how. This would be a good report to have for COM:DBR. Perhaps one of the bot maintainers listed there can create a report that's updated semi-frequently. Killiondude (talk) 07:42, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

I want to create an author page for me[edit]

Hi! I'm a Science Fiction and Fantasy author from the European Union, Romania. I want to create an author page in English and Romanian about my writing. Do you have a template for this?


Emanuel Andrei Cosutchi
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Cosutchi (talk • contribs) 07:34, 2019 June 13‎ (UTC)
Hi Cosutchi,
for the purpose of Commons (here) see Commons:Project scope or Commons:Scopul proiectului.
You can create a userpage, as many users on Commons do, see Commons:User pages, but it cannot be promotional. Commons is not Facebook or alike. --Túrelio (talk) 07:52, 13 June 2019 (UTC)


Hi, can I upload a logo (e.g. a school logo) to Wikipedia commons? An old logo has been uploaded in the past but is now outdated and I want to add the new logo to replace it. What is the process for this or can I not do it? Thanks.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Gdayhowdy (talk • contribs) 10:08, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
@Gdayhowdy: That depends on the new logo. Where did you find it? Can we already see it somewhere on the Internet?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 12:59, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

legality of using photos of cemetery (funerary) art[edit]

Greetings - my recent travels in France and Italy were to research and photograph sculptural monuments in cemeteries, as I have done in South America and elsewhere. There is no commercial aspect to my work - I do not intend to make money from the photographs I take. I do, however, want to publish on Wikipedia some of the photographs, and have done so with many of them. On my most recent trip (April 2019), however, I began hearing about restrictions on photographs of what I previously considered "public" artwork. I've been trying to determine just what is permitted and not permitted, and I cannot pin it down.

Specific question: I have a photograph of a grave in France (with a sculpture by a known artist) where the deceased died in 1989. First of all, are funerary sculptures in a public cemetery copyrighted? If so, I can't tell if the 'author's death plus 70 years' applies, or the '20 years after publication' is the rule. (I'm referring here to the language in )

Another specific question: Italian regulations apparently are different from most other places. For this reason, I include a Soprintendenza license tag on photos I upload to Commons, even if the cemetery sculptures are clearly out of copyright ('author's life plus 70 years'). But I notice in that license tag (and elsewhere) that photos that otherwise qualify for uploading to Commons may not be 'legal' to display on an page, except in low-resolution. This restriction may apply only to Italian citizens adding photos to pages, but it just is not clear to me. (I am not an Italian citizen. Would it be a violation for me to add a File: image to ? I just don't know after reading the Soprintendenza tag language and and other sources.)

I'm not asking for legal advice, of course. What I need is to find a clear description of regulations as they apply specifically to cemetery (funerary) artwork. Thanks in advance for any help.

Seauton (talk) 12:50, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

@Seauton: Please see COM:FOP France and COM:FOP Italy.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 12:55, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Using images for youtube videos[edit]

Can I use images from wikimedia commons?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:150:101:7f45:498f:1c1d:c5e6:30e2 (talk • contribs) 01:33, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
You can but please follow the terms on the licensing section on images you wish to use.--Vulphere 02:16, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

Adding content[edit]

Can I still add my content? the one I trying adding last time?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by KimberleyK (talk • contribs) 08:40, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
What do you mean by adding content, could you be more specific?--Vulphere 09:38, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

deletion of category[edit]

Could someone please delete "Category:Mist in Australia)" ? The bracket on the end was a typo but I couldn't get rid of it. Sardaka (talk) 09:46, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

✓ Done made it a redirect to the proper Category:Mist in Australia--Vulphere 09:57, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
@Sardaka, Vulphere: In a case like this also categories can be speedy deleted. — Speravir – 01:51, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Help me with my page![edit]

Hi guys iam new and iam wondering if i could get someone who is helping me with making my page on wikipedia.

If you want to help me you can tell me. Then we can work togheter!
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Pr0Us4r (talk • contribs) 09:59, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
Welcome to Commons, but I think you should not create your own vanity page. You can create your userpage but do not make it promotional--Vulphere 10:10, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
@Pr0Us4r:Regarding Vulphere's comment, it should be noted that neither Wikipedia(s) nor Wikimedia Commons will accept promotional user pages. Such user pages are subjected to speedy deletion, and repeated offenders will be banned, thank you.廣九直通車 (talk) 11:13, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

Trying to upload my own image created under Creative Commons but blocked[edit]

I have created my own image under CC rules and want to upload it to the Agile Leadership page

This is just a simple info graphic of the 12 Dimensions of Agile Leadership, an article I also own.

But every time it is blocked as not constructive or not allowed?

The image even has the Creative Commons CC logo on it.

What can I do to resolve this?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Jon Kessel-Fell (talk • contribs) 17:56, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
@Jon Kessel-Fell: Hi, and welcome. I am sorry to inform you that you have triggered Special:AbuseFilter/153 by trying to cross-wiki upload a smaller (<50KB or <5MP) jpg image as a new user while leaving the summary intact. The image you tried to upload is smaller, and you wrote it's your own work. Usually when someone uploads a smaller image, it is a copyright violation taken from the web. If you made the image yourself, please upload the full-size original of it, including EXIF metadata. If you did not make the image, please see Commons:Licensing for why we can't accept it, and have the image photographer / designer license it on their website or social media, or send the image and permission via OTRS. If you change the summary or use our Upload Wizard instead, you should be able to avoid that filter. Also, please read en:WP:OWN.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 20:48, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

Category:N Street[edit]

I tried to rename the Category:N Street to Category:N Street (Washington, D.C.) and something got screwed up in the process. There are directions there for an administrator to sort things out.

Not only am I not an administrator, but the other directions are ambiguous as well, at least to me.

Henrytow (talk) 20:41, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

@Henrytow: ✓ Done, I moved the contents, it's fine now.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 20:53, 14 June 2019 (UTC)


Hoping to confirm usage rights for the following images to be featured in a book:
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Pamroadtrippers (talk • contribs) 23:03, 14 June 2019‎ (UTC)
@Pamroadtrippers: Confirmed, please follow the license for the 2nd one.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 23:33, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

Help with understanding copyright[edit]

Hi, I am relatively new to wikimedia, and I am trying to understand copyright on here.

How does "File:GettyImages-453582529.jpg" pass wikimedia criteria, when the Getty Image page ( says No commercial uses without permission. Contact your local office.Strictly for editorial use only. Contact your local office for all commercial (including advertorial) and promotional uses. Use in books requires separate approval. NO LICENSING FOR CONSUMER PRINTS.

Thanks Jopal22 (talk) 19:57, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

@Jopal22: It doesn't and has been deleted as a copyright violation. Thanks for pointing it out Rodhullandemu (talk) 20:15, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Arquivo foto[edit]

Como público uma foto no wiki
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Lauro Krause (talk • contribs) 00:20, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Photo Archive

How to post a photo on the wiki
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 00:39, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
@Lauro Krause: COM:FS/pt.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 00:42, 16 June 2019 (UTC)



Pouvez-vous ajouter des photos à ma biographie. Merci. [[Media:]]

Jean-Louis Petit

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Petit Jean Louis (talk • contribs)
@Petit Jean Louis: Bonjour,
Vous devez être le détenteur des droits d'auteur pour importer une image sur Wikimedia Commons, ou il vous faut une autorisation écrite formelle (voyez COM:OTRS/fr pour la procédure en français).
C'est généralement le photographe qui détient les droits. Cordialement, Yann (talk) 08:29, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

File from Ukrainian Commons[edit]

Hello everyone. I want to use this file from the Ukrainian Commons[2] in the English Wikipedia, but that doesn't seem to work. I'm not strong on copy-right, but now I'm starting to believe that there are different rights for the various Commons. Am I right or is it indeed possible to use this file in the English Wikipedia. Thanks in advance. --Ahmedo Semsurî (talk) 15:39, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

@Ahmedo Semsurî, Leonst: That file, known via interwiki as uk:Файл:Симоненко.jpg, is on Ukrainian Wikipedia. I would be uncomfortable with hosting it here on Wikimedia Commons unless we had information about the identity and lifetime of the photographer and the dates and countries of photography and publication. English Wikipedia may be more forgiving if you want to copy it there for Fair Use, see en:WP:F.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 16:25, 16 June 2019 (UTC)


Como faço para postar minhas fotos? Qual o link?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Roberto Fedele (talk • contribs) 00:20, 17 June 2019 (UTC)


How do I post my photos? What's the link?
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 00:31, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
@Roberto Fedele: COM:FS/pt.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 00:35, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

upload error[edit]

hello help desk

Two problems

  1. 1

how do you upload a picture of a deceased person that has no copy-write (©) but a credit. Papagena Press supplied this picture to the New York Time for use in Katherine Hoover's obituary. It was used in a lower resolution. Papagena Press would like wikicommons to have a higher resolution.

  1. 2
Katherine L. Hoover in 2017, Credit Erica Freudenstein
be deleted so it can be uploaded correctly.

sincerely mkoronowski

Mkoronowski (talk) 04:54, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

@Mkoronowski: #1: Wikimedia Commons respects copyright law, in source countries, in the United States, and in most countries of the world via the Berne Convention. In those countries, a copyright exists the moment a work is "fixed", rather than requiring registration. In the United States, notice and registration have not been required since 1 March 1989. So no, you may not upload such recent works without permission from the copyright holders until their copyrights have expired. #2: You could write {{g7}} as the first line of the page.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 05:10, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
Jeff G./talkThis is great news, I do have verbal permission and was given the photo expressly to uplosd to wiki common for people to use. what does {{g7}} mean? Mkoronowski (talk) 05:50, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
@Mkoronowski: Please go ahead and click the links I sent you, I promise they don't bite. When transcluded, {{g7}} acts as {{SD|G7}}, which requests speedy deletion in accordance with criterion G7 (author request within a week).   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 06:04, 17 June 2019 (UTC)