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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Mates!

-- 12:57, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Mates!

Tip: Add categories to your 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.

Here's how:

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:

Uploadwizard-categories.png

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]]
[[Category:Comets]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

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.

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.

CategorizationBot (talk) 11:13, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

File:FreedomCall.jpg[edit]

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Denniss (talk) 21:17, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

File:BFSgreenback.jpg[edit]

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--Leoboudv (talk) 21:15, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

File:WesCravenScream2.jpg[edit]

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-Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 21:31, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

File:Bowling-for-soup.jpg[edit]

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Martin H. (talk) 20:30, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

uploaded to flickr the same day and directly forwarded to here... thats your own flickr account. You created a fake source, abused flickr to declare the photo that you grabbed from the web your own work and push the unfree photo to our project. --Martin H. (talk) 20:31, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

File:77BombayStreet.jpg[edit]

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Marcus Cyron (talk) 14:03, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

File:Tomas Bouda.jpg[edit]

Hi, we have a weird situation here. You handeled ticket:2015070810023321, which I can't access. Now we have a different ticket, ticket:2015070910010959, in which Tomas Bouda himself claims to be the author, which of course can't be true. Does your ticket also contain a permission from the depicted person, or does that permission come from the photographer? Jcb (talk) 20:46, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi, in my ticket Tomas Bouda proclaims himself the author of the picture. It is true that he couldn't possibly take the photo by himself, on the other hand he proclaims to be a copyright holder of the whole content on the site which he confirms in your ticket. In my opinion this is not our problem, should the permission be fake he would be in the first line. However if you wish I may contact him in Czech to confirm that he is true copyright holder of that website including selected picture. --Mates (talk) 22:36, 12 September 2015 (UTC)
In my experience (maybe 10.000 tickets for the past 6 years) about 99% of the claims from depicted people claiming to be the copyright holder have been false. We cannot accept such statements, this is why we have the standard answer for this situation: "This permission seems to be from a person depicted in the photograph, but the copyright holder of a photograph is the person who took the photograph, rather than a person who appears in it, unless the copyright is transferred by operation of law or contract. Can you please have the photographer send in a free license release for this image, or clarify how the copyright was transferred?" We cannot assume that everybody contacting us has proper understanding about copyright regulations, we should be the ones who explain them. Please do not accept such statements in the future. For this case I have responded with the above mentioned standard answer to the English ticket. If there is no proper permission within 30 days, the file will be deleted. Jcb (talk) 22:55, 12 September 2015 (UTC)