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Uploading logos[edit]

I am trying to upload the logo of Grunt which is a open-source software. I am guessing it is not trademarked, but I cannot be sure. How can I confirm this? Also, I am unable to find designer's name and date of publication for this image. Can anyone suggest how I may find this information? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mohits19 (talk • contribs) 14:47, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

  • Trademark is not an issue, except for possibly using the {{trademark}} template. The question is whether it is copyrighted. You don't point to an example online, but this is presumably recent enough that if it rises to the threshold of originality necessary for copyright, then it is copyrighted. - Jmabel ! talk

WWI Zeitung[edit]

Ich möchte eine alte Zeitungsseite von 1915 zum 1. Weltkrieg hochladen. Keine Ahnung wer da die Rechte dran hat. Kann ich die Seite denoch hochladen? —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 14:21, 08 November 2016 (UTC)

Hast Du mehr Information? Woher hast Du die Zeitung? Original oder web? Sollte allerdings kein Problem sein, die Zeitung ist altersbedingt public domain.

Help finding free Creative Commons Images[edit]

I am having a hard time finding free Creative Commons Images of Petra Cetkovská and Stefanie Vögele from this year (2016). I am trying to find other websites too as well, so what should I do? I have already been in problems from uploading images. I just want to do it right without getting my editing rights taken away; I really enjoy editing Wikipedia Pages. Bryson483 (talk) 21:23, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

I am having a hard time finding free Creative Commons Images of Petra Cetkovská and Stefanie Vögele from this year (2016). I am trying to find other websites too as well, so what should I do? I have already been in problems from uploading images. I just need to find a website other than Flickr that has free photos. Bryson483 (talk) 22:13, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

  • Quite likely there aren't any such photos. There aren't always "free" images of everything we'd want. - Jmabel ! talk 16:22, 23 November 2016 (UTC)



図のアップロードをすこし試みました。 うまくできていないようです。私にどんな欠陥があるのか、要点をお教え願いたいです。 そして、アップロードできているとしたら、それはどこに保存されたのか、その中から必要な画像を探して記事の間に挿入したいのですが、どうしたらよいのでしょうか。分からないことばかりで、申し訳ありません。

いろいろやってみている間に、システムを荒らしているのではないかと、心配で心苦しいです。 よろしくお願いします。

熊野宗治  — Preceding unsigned comment added by 熊野宗治 (talk • contribs) 14:31, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

None of the user's uploads have any problem tags, and there user has no entries in the abuse filter log, so I'm not sure what the problem is. All uploads look alright apart from claiming copyright over things that aren't eligible for copyright protection, but all of them except File:Michelson’s interferometer.png would be better represented using LaTeX markup. If someone who speaks Japanese could help out, it would be great. LX (talk, contribs) 14:53, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:LaTaviaRoberson.png[edit]

I do not have copyright permission howver it is off gettyimages.. does this mean I have to delete it? --Harunr1234 (talk) 23:46, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

  • If Getty holds the rights, then it almost certainly should be deleted. They certainly do not free-license any of their images. - Jmabel ! talk 04:00, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

Creator template and categories[edit]

The page Category:Asahel Curtis says, "Add pages to this category by adding {{Creator:Asahel Curtis}} to the page" but, in fact, adding that does not seem to affect the categories. For example, File:King Street Station and Union Station, Seattle, Washington (4860575703).jpg uses {{Creator:Asahel Curtis}}, but I had to also explicitly add [[Category:Asahel Curtis]] to get it into that category. Are the instructions simply wrong? Is this a caching issue? Is something broken in some other way? I suspect I or others may have followed that instruction in the past without checking, and that there are pages that contain {{Creator:Asahel Curtis}} and should be in Category:Asahel Curtis but are not. - Jmabel ! talk 04:16, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

The line in the category page is wrong. It should be removed from there. -- Asclepias (talk) 08:39, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
Thanks! I'll fix that. - Jmabel ! talk 16:22, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

Derivative map[edit]

I want to take this image: File:BlankMap-World6-png.png (released as public domain), color it and upload it to commons as 3.0 or PD (whatever is easier). What license should I use? Thanks Jim1138 (talk) 05:36, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

Since it's a public domain file, you can use any license for your derivative work. CC BY-SA 4.0 is usually recommended (this is the default option in UploadWizard). Matma Rex (talk) 09:22, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
To enable the most reuse, I would recommend reupload as either PD or CC-0. --Sebari – aka Srittau (talk) 15:12, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
Thank you. CC-0 was easily selected, so I used CC-0. Thank again Jim1138 (talk) 03:03, 25 November 2016 (UTC)

Repeat photos with misleading file name and wrong author[edit]

Relating to File:Eunectes deschauenseei.jpg. First uploaded almost 2 years ago, but uploader provided wrong identification (it's Eunectes notaeus, not E. deschauenseei) and the source+author had taken the photo (it wasn't theirs). However, the true source+author have copyright requirements that are compatible with wiki and photo was uploaded more than 10 years ago with real ID+source+author: File:Anaconda jaune 34.JPG (source page has changed since 2004, but can still be seen via wayback: [1]).
How does wiki.commons deal with this? Rename the newly uploaded file with its current misleading file name (File:Eunectes deschauenseei.jpg), or delete it entirely because it is a cropped, smaller copy of a photo already on commons? 16:49, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

The new file should be marked for deletion using {{dupe}} template. Ruslik (talk) 17:24, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. I've tagged the file with the duplicate template. 17:38, 23 November 2016 (UTC)


自分でアップロードした画像専用のカテゴリーを作ってもいいのですか?--アアアア (talk) 03:27, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

Yes, you may create a user category for your uploads. Please put place it in Category:User categories by adding {{User category|アアアア}} to your category.
If someone who speaks Japanese could translate this response, it would be great.
LX (talk, contribs) 14:33, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

scans of books of law[edit]

I have a scan of a law created in 1798. It is the Township Act of 1798 and I had gotten it through an Open records act. Can I upload? Pyrusca (talk) 18:07, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

  • Yes, certainly public domain. - Jmabel ! talk 20:06, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

Uploading photos[edit]

I have edited a sentence in Daula Kaun,. I have uploaded photo of Dhaula Kuan in commons. How thi sphoto can be linked to Daula Kuan — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ashwingarg (talk • contribs) 18:32, 25 November 2016‎ (UTC)

Ashwingarg: See en:Wikipedia:Picture tutorial. LX (talk, contribs) 20:14, 25 November 2016 (UTC)

uploading photo36.253.254.133 02:12, 26 November 2016 (UTC)[edit] Can we upload our personal photo as Display picture/Profile picture in user handle?? If yes! How we can? —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 02:12, 26 November 2016 (UTC)

If you are here to make legitimate contributions to a Wikimedia project, then yes, you may. If you are here only for self-promotion purposes (as your record so far indicates), then no. LX (talk, contribs) 12:32, 26 November 2016 (UTC)

eliminar fotografía y cualquier rastro de la misma[edit]

Deseo que eliminen toda referencia, imagen o miniatura de las imágenes subidas por Lidimentos. Revoco mi permiso para ser utilizadas en Wikipedia y todas las páginas relacionadas. prefix:Commons:Help desk/Archive — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lidimentos (talk • contribs) 15:57, 26 November 2016 (UTC)

You cannot revoke the license. Please see LX (talk, contribs) 16:01, 26 November 2016 (UTC)

si no lo hacen por las buenas, la eliminaré tantas veces sea utilizada en wikipedia, ya que no están utilizando la imagen original sino una modificación de la misma — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lidimentos (talk • contribs) 16:24, 26 November 2016‎ (UTC)

Creating and using modified versions of your photo is one of the rights granted by the irrevocable license under which you published the photo. If you continue to blank out content, you are likely to get blocked for vandalism. LX (talk, contribs) 16:29, 26 November 2016 (UTC)

Digital Sky Survey copyright[edit]

I'm uncertain about the status of images from the astronomical Digital Sky Survey (DSS), or more usually now from Digital Sky Survey 2 (DSS2). These are under copyright, see here. I believe that there has been communication explicitly authorising the non-commercial use of these images on Wikipedia. However, I think there are an increasing number being documented incorrectly, for example File:Shurnarkabti-sha-shutu (Zeta Tauri).png. I don't know whether the need tagging for deletion or just documenting differently. Lithopsian (talk) 16:56, 26 November 2016 (UTC)

Commons can't accept anything with a non-commercial use clause. See also Category:Sloan Digital Sky Survey. --ghouston (talk) 00:30, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. I'll get categorising and tagging. Lithopsian (talk) 20:14, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
If you are tagging for deletion, no need to categorize. - Jmabel ! talk 21:30, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

My work is regularly lifted and/or plagiarized for use in Wiki[edit]

My maps and work are regularly plagiarized, lifted or copied into Wikipedia and Wikimedia without my permission or knowledge. I cannot stop this. For example, Look at File:Lebanon Ethnic map.png Can someone contact me?

I have replied by email and sent that one to speedy. Ellin Beltz (talk) 21:26, 26 November 2016 (UTC)

Solomon Pekar[edit]

Dear Sir/Madam,

thank you for sharing with me the objections of EugeneZelenko regarding the photo of Solomon Pekar. Probably, there is some confusion regarding it. I did not submit this photo as a new page in Wikipedia. As I stated in my submission note, the photo is aimed to the page “Solomon Isaakovich Pekar” that exists in Wikipedia already for years. However, that page doesn’t include Pekar’s photo, and my submission is Pekar’s photo for it.

I guess the objections of EugeneZelenko are not regarding already existing Solomon Pekar page but regarding the photo that I supplied a few days ago with the only aim: to include it into the Pekar’s page. The photo that I provided is in my personal possession for decades. I cannot provide any specific date when the photo has been taken, but it seems to me that it is not needed for this purpose. I provided the date to which it probably be attributed. I wished to put the photo at the Wikipedia Pekar’s page long ago but could not figure out how to do this technically. This is my first attempt to add photos to Wikipedia pages, hence, if I did this not in the best way, please excuse me.

I previously donated this photo to the American Physical Society visual archive where it can be found as:

This page says explicitly that (i) this is the photo of Pekar and (ii) that I am the priginal owner of it.

In conclusion, please put this photo at the Solomon Pekar’s Wikipedia page. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TooOldMan (talk • contribs) 21:57, 26 November 2016 (UTC)

Unable to upload images to Wikimedia due to several images being deleted for not being in compliance with fair use[edit]

Hi there,

I am a super new user to Wikipedia and have been diligently working on creating my first article. Everything was going okay until I ran into trouble regarding a couple of photos that I uploaded to Wikimedia. Turns out one was not allowed as it was a screenshot from a TV however the second photo is mine. Because it has been used (by my granting permission) by my business website on our blog, it was cited as a copyright infringement (it's not - I own the photo and the website!). Additionally, I currently have one photo that is being reviewed by Permissions by Wikimedia Commons and am awaiting approval (I own the photo - it's my old modeling composite card).

I just now attempted to upload a new headshot that is from my smartphone and it was rejected. Apparently I am now blocked from uploading photos because of potential abuse(!) however only one photo was actually in violation of Wikimedia standards, all others are mine.

How can I have this block lifted from my account so I can finish writing this article and submit it for approval?

Thanks a million. Baxter91 (talk) 04:41, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

  • Headshot from your phone was probably blocked from a "Wizard" upload for being very low-res. I think it should be possible to upload via Special:Upload, though I'm not sure. Can anyone tell this user something more definitive on that?
  • On the other front, someone may have already explained this to you but if you have a photo that you first posted to the web elsewhere, probably the easiest way to sort out the rights issue is if you can post an indication of the licensing at the same site where you posted the photo. Then you can link to that either in the deletion discussion (if that is still ongoing) or at Commons:Undeletion requests if not. If for some reason it is not practical to indicate the licensing on that site, see Commons:OTRS for another way to do this (using email) but it is usually backlogged on our end by 1-2 months, so it usually takes a while to get the image undeleted here. - Jmabel ! talk 08:41, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

  • You're not blocked from uploading on Commons. You can see that in your logs. What may be blocked is the tool for interwiki uploading from Wikipedia to Commons because it was abused. That has to do with the tool, not with you. You should be able to upload directly on Commons.
  • Discounting the deleted screenshot, you currently have three files on Commons: 1. card, 2. book signing, 3. awareness month. See your logs. Is the file you say was blocked another file or one of those?
  • For the photo published on your website, IMO the method suggested above by Jmabel is the best to resolve the matter quickly, i.e. indicating the free license for this photo directly there on your website with the photo. -- Asclepias (talk) 17:48, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

Movie[edit] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aunglayper (talk • contribs) 16:11, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

  • Looks like a page of a math book. What is your question? - Jmabel ! talk 18:20, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Something not right. How many GB are needed for a screen-sized image? Is it a video in disguise? Lithopsian (talk) 18:30, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
It would be easier to tell if you linked to the file description page, File:ဆိုင္ခ်ိဴနီစီတီ.jpg, where the size is listed (and if you'd mentioned it). LX (talk, contribs) 19:02, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
See Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by KyawMyoAung8300. -- Asclepias (talk) 19:09, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

updating an image for which prior permission was given[edit]

For the Wikipedia page AoB PLANTS, a letter of authorization is on file granting permission by the journal's owner to use the journal's cover image on the Wikipedia page. The image has been modified and we want to post the revised image. Must we obtain another letter of authorization???? — Preceding unsigned comment added by GailRice (talk • contribs) 21:47, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

  • @GailRice: Assuming you mean en:File:AoB_Plants_2015_cover.gif, that is a non-free image on the English-language Wikipedia, and is in no way connected to Commons. If (as I'm guessing) you wanted to replace that with the 2016 image, you could do that the same way; the 2015 image page should get deleted when it is no longer in use. Nothing about non-free use like that requires a letter of authorization, but, again, that is strictly on the English-language Wikipedia: the image would not be acceptable on Commons. - Jmabel ! talk 00:33, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

Derivative images[edit]

For an image derived from an existing Commons file (for example, a crop), should the source be given as the existing file, or the source of the existing file? Vzeebjtf (talk) 06:59, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

You should also specify the source of the existing file and can add the existing file as well. Although I would do the latter using the other_versions field. --Sebari – aka Srittau (talk) 07:03, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
Done. Thanks a lot! Vzeebjtf (talk) 13:24, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

Actual copyright status[edit]

I'm currently editing the italian page of Bombing of Yawata (June 1944) and I was looking for images. In this reference ( I found a picture that could be useful for the page, however I don't know if I can use it or not. The images is surely older than 70 years, but it's located in a copyrighted book (last renovation is 1983). Yaniv 01 (talk) 12:54, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

  • It's going to depend on what country's laws apply. Republication in a book doesn't matter: anything about publication date would be date of first publication. But for most countries, the relevant date isn't the date of the photo, it's the date the author dies. You might do better to take this question to Commons:Village pump/Copyright, where there is usually more expertise. - Jmabel ! talk 16:12, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
User:Yaniv 01: The first image on that page is already on Commons (in higher quality than the version on that page): File:B-29 target cities in Japan.png. It's hard to imagine that the other file wouldn't also be {{PD-USGov-Military-Air Force}}. LX (talk, contribs) 17:20, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
The copyright notice in the 1983 copy [2] reads: "Copyright 1953 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved. Published 1953. [...] Copyright registration renewed 1981. This work, first published by the University of Chicago Press, is reprinted in its entirety by the Office of Air Force History. With the exception of editing, the work is the product of the United States government." -- Asclepias (talk) 18:43, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

Can I upload this picture to Wikimedia Commons?[edit] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Momijiro (talk • contribs) 16:49, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

The license box tells us, the image would be in public domain, so yes you could move it to Commons. But in fact this depends on life dates of original author. The name mentioned there is Jean-Robert, but there is only an intrawiki link to an Esperanto article without these dates. Do you know these dates? Is there an article for the author in another Wikipedia like the French? BTW into this Esperanto article eo:Karikaturaj bildkartoj de desegnisto Jean-Robert are more images embedded. I did not check them, but in case they are also available only for Esperanto Wikipedia, they perhaps could be moved to Commons, as well. — Speravir – 17:10, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
Oh, the first embeded image is already on Commons, and this could serve as template for image and license information, but needs itself categorization, see File:S-ino Alice Farges en karikaturo.jpg. — Speravir – 17:15, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
Thank you very much. --Momijiro (talk) 17:59, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

Where to discuss categorization of Category:Nikon AI AF Nikkor lenses[edit]

Hi! Where is a good place to discuss the categorization of Category:Nikon AI AF Nikkor lenses. IMHO the discussion page of the category reaches only a small audience. For me the naming AI AF Nikkor lensen is odd. "Ai" is a term for old Nikon lenses. I guess the name was chosen to indicate that these lenses have an aperture ring. But it is not an official notion of Nikon, s. for example AF DC Nikkor 135mm. --Tuxyso (talk) 18:15, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

  • If you want to discuss the name of the category (as I gather), start a discussion at COM:CFD. You should see "Nominate category for discussion" in the left nav on the category page. - Jmabel ! talk 01:17, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Anton de Goede - Gijsbert van der Wal en Armando-S.webm[edit]

I already got personal confirmation from the maker of this video, Jeroen van Kan, to use this video. He posted this video ( with no copyright restrictions on Vimeo. I just want to know I did everything oke. I would not like Wikepedia to remove the video since I am really trying to follow the guidelines to post a 'clean' article.

If there is any doubt about this video, do let me know in time (before the possible expiration). Jeroen van Kan, is namely willing to supply all the documentary necessary.

Kind regards --MarqyF (talk) 22:31, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

  • The File page was marked for possible deletion because you didn't indicate any license terms at all.
  • I don't see any indication on that Vimeo page that there are no copyright restrictions. If he would add that to that Vimeo page, that would suffice: it would be clearest if he says explicitly that he is releasing it into the public domain under CC-0. - Jmabel ! talk 01:24, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

Images that are difficult for colorblind people to understand[edit]

Hello, Is there a template or any other means on Wikimedia Commons to flag an image (for example, a map) that uses colors in a way that is difficult for colorblind people to interpret, and is there a project to rectify such images? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Frans Fowler (talk • contribs) 08:25, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

Yes, {{Colour blind}}. --ghouston (talk) 08:28, 29 November 2016 (UTC)


I work for Life-Link Friendschip Schools and I want to upload the logo on Commons. I received the logo from the head of Life-Link Friendschip Schools. However, we both don't know who made the logo for our organisation. Is there any possibility that we are still in our right to upload this file? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hvthiene (talk • contribs)

  • You don't point to an online example of the logo. If it's simple enough (just text and/or simple geometric shapes) it wouldn't be eligible for copyright. Otherwise, to upload it on Commons you are going to need to work out who owns the copyright and get their permission.
  • If your real goal here is to use the logo in the English-language Wikipedia, then bypass Commons and use the English-language Wikipedia's provisions for non-free images. - Jmabel ! talk 16:49, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
Hvthiene: Commons:Guidance for paid editors covers this and other topics relevant to your situation. LX (talk, contribs) 17:54, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
  • In my upload I put in a link to the Life-Link website where the logo is visible, should I provide an other online example? I can not bypass Commons, because I don't have a confirmed account yet. I already read a lot of information, but it is still unclear. As I understand we need to have permission from the creator, but as I said we don't know who this is. When is a picture simple enough, this terms are very vage in my opinion. I would say it is a geometric shape, but the question remains is it simple? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hvthiene (talk • contribs)
    Based on the Google cache, it seems the logo in question is That would be above the threshold of originality required for copyright protection in most jurisdictions. A simple geometric shape would be something like a circle, an octagon or a chevron.
    If you are not autoconfirmed on English Wikipedia, you can use their files for upload wizard to ask an experienced user to upload the file. LX (talk, contribs) 13:32, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

contacting author[edit]

How do I contact Wojciech Migda, who is listed as the author of the picture of Inbee Park,'s_British_Open_%E2%80%93_Inbee_Park_(2).jpg.

He says to "contact him" but I don't know how to do that. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 21:21, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

  • If you are logged in with an account that has an email address, you can email him. Otherwise, your best bet is to use his talk page. - Jmabel ! talk 00:36, 30 November 2016 (UTC)
(Edit conflict) Well, I do not see, where you read this, but Woiciech has added his Commons name in parentheses with a link to his user page, so in theory you could leave a message on his talk page. Practically Woiciech was lastly active here in May this year, hence it it unsure, whether he will react. On his (linked) Polish Wikipedia ressource he was only active until March 2014, in the English Wikipedia the latest edit was in March this year (see en:User:Wmigda). — Speravir – 00:45, 30 November 2016 (UTC)
There's a bit on his user page that says "feel free to contact me". Just to be clear: there is no requirement to contact the author in order to use files from Commons as long as you are willing to comply with the licensing requirements shown on the file description page. LX (talk, contribs) 13:42, 30 November 2016 (UTC)


What is the explanation of The Fool Card in Tarot. — Preceding unsigned comment added by AWANISH ARUNAKAR (talk • contribs) 08:19, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

That question does not seem to have anything to do with how to use Wikimedia Commons free media repository. You may be looking for the humanities reference desk over at the English Wikipedia site. LX (talk, contribs) 13:55, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

Uploading a photo I have been given[edit]

I wish to upload a photo of the subject of the article I am preparing for inclusion in Wikipaedia. It is a photograph of a painting which the owner of the painting has sent to me and is happy for me to include in Common.

Could you please tell me what procedure I need to follow: any forms that need to be completed etc.Pogga D (talk) 22:45, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

  • It doesn't matter who owns the physical painting. What matters is who owns the copyright to the painting. We'd need permission from the artist or the heir to the artist's intellectual property rights. That permission, if obtainable, must either grant a specific free license or release the work into the public domain. The process is explained at COM:OTRS.
  • You don't mention what language's Wikipedia, but I'm guessing English. If so, there is some chance that even if the image is not eligible for inclusion on Commons, you might be able to upload it directly to the English-language Wikipedia under their provision for using non-free images. - Jmabel ! talk 23:32, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

About Image Format[edit]

I am trying to upload a file using UploadWizard which format is JPG. But when I try to upload file it will automatically change its format from JPG to jpg (small alphabet). Please tell me how I can upload it with format JPG using UploadWizard.WeNeverSing (talk) 11:06, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

That's done on purpose. Just leave it like that, the file format keeps unchanged. --Magnus (talk) 11:16, 1 December 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Resolved
I think that this question was replied to adequately based on the supplied information. If you have anything to add or a follow-up question please feel free to replace this box with your comment. This section will be archived after four days. LX (talk, contribs) 11:11, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

पुस्तक लिखने में सहायता हेतु[edit]

मैंने एक पुस्तक लिखी है उसको यहाँ अपलोड करके छपवाना है लेकिन मुझे अभी इसकी समझ नहीं है , कृपया मेरी सहायता करें / अरुण कुमार शास्त्री — Preceding unsigned comment added by डॉ अरुण कुमार शास्त्री (talk • contribs) 15:04, 01 December 2016 (UTC)

Template for lens data[edit]

Is there a template for adding to an image, the lens data, and software used to proces the image? regards --Cvmontuy (talk) 23:57, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

Using En wiki images in kn wiki[edit]

Hi, I wish to reuse this image on kn-wiki. Reason being I tried to download this image to local machine & upload to kn-wiki. I keep getting error saying such a file already exists... I couldn't hotlink this particular image either thru en:image--<link>.... I couldn't locate this piece of info in help section. Kindly help me. Thanks. Mallikarjunasj (talk) 07:07, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

The file is already on Commons, you can use it in any Wiki without reuploading it locally. --Magnus (talk) 07:28, 2 December 2016 (UTC)


Big text i have completed the required 10 edits for my article and saved it but its still not visible when searched on wikipedia — Preceding unsigned comment added by Raymond Ayivor (talk • contribs) 10:54, 02 December 2016 (UTC)

Commons is not the right place for articles. I don't see any contributions from you in other Wikis. If you want to make an article of the description here, I strongly advise you not to. --Magnus (talk) 11:08, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

This is not a real user[edit]

Hi, I just noticed this message:

 This is not a real user

Why is this showing up, please?

Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alicetomccinci (talk • contribs) 15:47, 02 December 2016 (UTC)

Hi, It means it is an account running with an automated tool, called a robot or bot, not a personal account of someone. A bot account is under the responsibility of a person, but it is not the personal account of the person. See Commons:Bots for more information. The standard welcome message is left by a bot because, as you can imagine, it is an immense task to leave it on the pages of all new users. It may be a bit disappointing to be welcomed by an automated message. So let me welcome you personally: Welcome to Commons, Alicetomccinci! Don't hesitate to ask here on the help desk if you need help with anything. -- Asclepias (talk) 16:08, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

how to upload a powerpoint file[edit]


I created a powerpoint file that I want to include in a page I am writing. I can save it as a JPEG or other formats if that helps.

How do I upload this file? I tried with the JPEG version using the wizard for Commons, but got the error message "This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed"

I don't know why this action is deemed to be harmful or what to do about it.

Thanks for your help.

Roger Schroeder — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rgschroeder12 (talk • contribs) 17:28, 02 December 2016 (UTC)

Why am I being shown this cartoon?[edit]

Possibly because you clicked on some link pointing to the page Special:UploadWizard and the box "Skip ..." is not checked in your upload wizard preferences? -- Asclepias (talk) 22:21, 2 December 2016 (UTC)