Our first steps tour and our frequently asked questions will help you a lot after registration. They explain how to customize the interface (for example the language), how to upload files and our basic licensing policy (Wikimedia Commons only accepts free content).
You don't need technical skills in order to contribute here. Be bold when contributing and assume good faith when interacting with others. This is a wiki.
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:99BCT.JPG was uncategorized on 8 August 2010 CategorizationBot (talk) 12:25, 9 August 2010 (UTC)
- Image:Taichung City Huanchong Rd Sec.8 01.JPG was uncategorized on 10 August 2010 CategorizationBot (talk) 19:38, 11 August 2010 (UTC)
- Image:Sun Moon Lake Gondola 01.JPG was uncategorized on 10 August 2010 CategorizationBot (talk) 19:38, 11 August 2010 (UTC)
- Image:Taiwna Highway No.12 01.JPG was uncategorized on 10 August 2010 CategorizationBot (talk) 19:38, 11 August 2010 (UTC)
- Category:Files by User:Josephjong：這是您的相簿，用於存放您自己拍攝的照片。每當上傳時就添加「Files by User:Josephjong」就可以了。
- Category:Files by User:Josephjong from zh.wikipedia：這是存放您過去在zh.wikipedia上傳的照片，其功能也是相簿，因此是Category:Files by User:Josephjong其下的類別。
- 此外，Wikimedia Commons是一次一頁最多能瀏覽200張，瀏覽方式是網格陳列（橫向6張，直向34張），不同於Special:ListFiles/Josephjong陳列方式，瀏覽、找尋都比較方便，而且比較好整理，因為您可以再細分出「子類別」，比如Category:Files by User:Josephjong可以按年代分類。