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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").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.
- Image:Vector Field on a Sphere.png was uncategorized on 5 November 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 11:08, 6 November 2011 (UTC)
ΠЄΡΉΛΙΟ 07:05, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
Hi. in image Arnold tongues.png there is Category:Images with Asymptote source code. This category is a subcategory of Category:Created with Asymptote. IMHO there is no need to place Category:Created with Asymptote here. it is over-categorization Regards. --Adam majewski (talk) 19:55, 10 February 2013 (UTC)
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