From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository
Jump to navigation Jump to search
My preferred pic for speaker biographies, etc. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license, and you must mention that and credit the photographer, Lionel Allorge if you use it. (Large version, 1.21 MB; you may crop this to suit your needs)
An alternative picture, kindly placed in the public domain by Christoph Braun. No credit is required if you use this. (Large version, 14.87MB; you may crop this to suit your needs)
Babel user information
Users by language

I am Andy Mabbett. I live in Birmingham, England. I am Wikimedian in Residence at Coventry University, and with ORCID. You can find more about me on my primary user page on the English Wikipedia (which includes my declaration of interests); and my website:

See where my images are used on Wikimedia projects (may be slow to load); some statistical data about my images is available; also here. I also keep some bookmarks of external sites using my images.

I have alternative account, User:Pigsonthewing-bot, to perform bulk uploads of others' images, using tools like Flickr2Commons.


If you use my images outside Wikimedia projects, I request a credit, thus:

Picture by & © Andy Mabbett, CC by-sa 3.0
In print
Picture by & © Andy Mabbett (, under a CC by-sa 3.0 licence

with the former example linking to the relevant image page on Commons, my website, and the relevant licence, each with no rel="nofollow" attribute.

Please double-check the spelling of my name, and make sure you have substituted (and link to) the appropriate licence.

Failure to give attribution without prior agreement voids any CC-BY licence.

File names[edit]

I am adopting a file name format along the lines of:

  • Object - YYYY-MM-DD - Andy Mabbett - nn

where "nn" is an ordinal for series.

Web for all[edit]

I believe strongly in adherence to web standards, making web pages as accessible as possible, to everyone, and that it's important to communicate using the simplest language necessary, to convey ideas clearly.


I founded Wikipedia Project Microformats and have added microformats to Wikimedia Commons templates, and those on other Wikimedia projects.

I founded the Voice Intro Project (#WikiVIP), asking people who are the subject of a Wikipedia article to supply a short recording of their spoken voice.

I work with organisations to encourage them to open licence their media. Among my notable successes have been:

Some favourites from my own images[edit]

My favourites from media I've acquired[edit]

I often ask people or organisations to contribute images, or video, either individually, or in large batches. Some are artistic, some are historic, and some have news value.


Some professionals, who kindly donate some of their work under an open licence:


Structured data example
1920×1080 (9×5)
TGRT Testcard - 4×3




Gnome-emblem-photos.svgThis user has uploaded 6799 files to Wikimedia Commons.
Gnome-audio-input-microphone.svgThis user has uploaded 113 sounds to Wikimedia Commons.
Authority control