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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.
- Image:Nes Vágur Suðuroy Faroeislands.JPG was uncategorized on 7 November 2009 CategorizationBot (talk) 10:40, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
- Image:Vágseiði Vágur Faroe Islands.jpg was uncategorized on 7 November 2009 CategorizationBot (talk) 10:40, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
- Image:Brandur Enni A Musician from the Faroe Islands.jpg was uncategorized on 24 November 2009 CategorizationBot (talk) 11:54, 25 November 2009 (UTC)
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Hi. The photo of Akraberg, Faroe Islands, which I uploaded on Wikimedia Commons is similar to another photo of mine, which I earlier have uploaded on my Flickr profile. Both photos are own work. Eileen.sanda (talk) 17:18, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
File tagging File:FC_suduroy_logo.jpg
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