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Tip: Categorizing images

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Hello, Please link images!

Tip: Add categories to your images

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

Here's how:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:

Uploadwizard-categories.png

2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]
[[Category:Comets]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations"). Pro-tip: The CommonSense tool can help you find the best category for your image.

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

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Internationalization

To create a new language version of this template, create a new subpage and use this code:

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|text=Hello {{PAGENAME}}!

Thank you for providing images to Wikimedia Commons. Please keep in mind that images uploaded to Commons should be useful to all users of Wikimedia projects. This is possible only if the images can be ''found'' by other people.

To allow others to find the images you uploaded here, the images should be in some place that can be found by navigating the category structure. This means that you should '''put the images into appropriate topic pages''', categories, optionally galleries, or both of them (see [[Commons:Categories]]). To find good categories for your images, the [http://tools.wikimedia.de/~daniel/WikiSense/CommonSense.php CommonSense] tool may help.

You can find a convenient overview of your uploaded files in this [http://tools.wikimedia.de/~daniel/WikiSense/Gallery.php?&wiki=commons.wikimedia.org&img_user_text={{PAGENAMEE}} gallery].

The important point is that the images should be placed in the general structure ''somewhere''. There are a large number of completely unsorted images on Commons right now. If you would like to help to place [[:Category:Media needing categories|some]] of those images where they can be found, please do!

Thank you.
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