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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:Blatt mit roten Knötchen.JPG was uncategorized on 13 June 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 11:34, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
- Image:2011 06 19 Insekt2.JPG was uncategorized on 19 June 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 11:24, 20 June 2011 (UTC)
- Image:2011 06 19 Insekt an Pflaume.JPG was uncategorized on 19 June 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 11:24, 20 June 2011 (UTC)
- Image:2011 06 19 Insekt.JPG was uncategorized on 19 June 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 11:24, 20 June 2011 (UTC)
- Image:2011 07 16 Donnersberg1.JPG was uncategorized on 16 July 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 12:16, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
- Image:2011 07 16 Donnersberg2.JPG was uncategorized on 16 July 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 12:16, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
Creating topics for single images
Hi. Unless you're planning to add additional images, it's not a good idea to create new categories where there is only a single image to put into it, as you did for "Creamery Covered Bridge". Usually, a minimum of two images should exist before creating a new category -- again, unless you plan to add more images yourself in the short term. Thanks. Beyond My Ken (talk) 20:43, 29 December 2013 (UTC)
- Hello, I find several good reasons to do this. There are several properties (river, etc.) regarding one object (e.g. bridge) which are easier to put (cnetrally) into one category than into each (new) file (or these are there missing). In addition, the naming of the files do not correspond to the real (official) names, so it is much easier finding the files under the category with the proper name.--Slimguy04 (talk) 20:49, 29 December 2013 (UTC)