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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:Scream.png was uncategorized on 19 January 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 11:37, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
- Image:Scream project.svg was uncategorized on 24 February 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 12:04, 25 February 2011 (UTC)
- Image:Gambas-2.22-acercade.png was uncategorized on 23 November 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 14:37, 24 November 2011 (UTC)
- Image:Gambas-2.22.png was uncategorized on 23 November 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 14:37, 24 November 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Monuments 2012!
Thanks to the participation of people like you, the contest gathered more than 350,000 pictures of cultural heritage objects from 36 countries around the world, becoming the largest photography competition to have ever taken place.
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