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Always remember to critically evaluate Flickr licenses. Photostreams with professional-looking photographs, album covers, posters, and images in a wide range of styles or quality taken by many different cameras often indicate that the Flickr uploader either does not understand or does not care about copyright matters. See Commons:Questionable Flickr images for a list of known bad Flickr users.
Remember that free images are gifts. The holder of copyrights must waive away his economic interests to the public. You can try to contact photographers and ask them to release one image with Commons:Email templates. If no one is willings to make a gift to the public - not only to Wikipedia but to everyone for every purpose including commercial use - we must simply accept this. Wikipedia is not written in one day, images will become free sooner or later and can still be included to Wikipedia. --Martin H. (talk) 20:28, 27 June 2009 (UTC)
Tip: Categorizing 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.
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:
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]]
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.
BotMultichillT 05:50, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
- Image:Tanya Tucker-CMA Festival.jpg is uncategorized since 1 July 2009.
If there's a file on Wikipedia with this name, it should be renamed rather than this one. See Commons:File renaming#Which files should not be renamed? (#3). INeverCry 18:50, 12 October 2012 (UTC)