Wikipedia:WikiProject Images and Media/Commons

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Since Wikimedia Commons is now the repository for free images, it is redundant and wasteful to upload an image to every Wikipedia language or sister project that wants to use an image. Using Commons, we can store a picture just once on Wikimedia's servers and use it anywhere. Therefore, uploaded free images should all be transferred to Commons, and those that are currently on Wikipedia should be moved. As all of the subcategories of Category:All free media, including Category:GFDL files, Category:Public domain files and many others, should now be transferred to Commons, this WikiProject has been created to organize efforts and expand awareness of this massive waste of server space.

Please apply an extremely critical eye to allegedly "free" images here before uploading them at the Commons. This project is a good chance to catch many of the dodgily sourced and licensed images here. If you have any doubts please don't upload to the Commons, and send to FfD or PUF. Otherwise, you are creating a mess which Commons admins will have to mop up later.

Categories to clear out

Category Files Type Comments
Category:All User-created public domain files 73,275 Public domain
Category:Australian public domain photographs 579 Public domain For Commons to accept an image, it must be public domain in both its country of origin and in the United States.
Category:Author died more than 100 years ago public domain files 7,944 Public domain
Category:Author died more than 70 years ago public domain files 789 Public domain
Category:BSD files 0 Other
Category:Canadian public domain photographs 520 Public domain For Commons to accept an image, it must be public domain in both its country of origin and in the United States.
Category:Chinese public domain photographs 68 Public domain For Commons to accept an image, it must be public domain in both its country of origin and in the United States.
Category:Conditional use files 94 Conditional use Please ensure that the {{Copyrighted free use provided that}} tag on the image has an acceptable requirement before moving
Category:Copy to Wikimedia Commons 17,851 Varies
Category:Copyright holder released public domain files 3,910 Public domain
Category:Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 files 832 Creative Commons
Category:Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 files 6,751 Creative Commons
Category:Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 files 15,738 Creative Commons
Category:Creative Commons Attribution files 9 Creative Commons
Category:Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 files 392 Creative Commons
Category:Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.1 files 0 Creative Commons
Category:Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 files 4,895 Creative Commons
Category:Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 files 98,845 Creative Commons
Category:Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike files 543 Creative Commons
Category:Creative Commons ShareAlike files 0 Creative Commons
Category:Executive Office of the President images 0 Public domain
Category:FAL files 71 Other
Category:Files requiring attribution 76 Conditional use
Category:Free screenshots 106 Varies
Category:GFDL files 71,914 Other
Category:GPL files 117 Other
Category:Images in the public domain in the United States 17,884 Public domain Commons does not accept most files which are public domain in the United States but not in the country of the image's origin. Be extra careful when moving these!
Category:LGPL files 26 Other
Category:MIT files 0 Other
Category:MPL files 1 Mozilla Public License
Category:PD-AR-Photo 29 Public domain For Commons to accept an image, it must be public domain in both its country of origin and in the United States.
Category:PD Coa Germany 0 Public domain For Commons to accept an image, it must be public domain in both its country of origin and in the United States.
Category:Pakistani public domain photographs 52 Public domain For Commons to accept an image, it must be public domain in both its country of origin and in the United States.
Category:Polish government symbols 22 Public domain For Commons to accept an image, it must be public domain in both its country of origin and in the United States.
Category:Pre-1994 Poland images 0 Public domain For the file to be accepted on commons the file has to be a photograph published in Poland prior to 1994. Publication citation is needed in the source section. Author has to be Polish or the work has to be first published in Poland. Majority of photographs published in that time in Poland did not have author information, so unknown authors are OK unless there are reasons to believe that author was not Polish (Photos of US actors might have been published in Poland but they were likely taken by non-Polish photographers). All files meeting those requirements were moved to Commons several years ago, so all that is left does not meet them (usually no publication citation).
Category:Public domain art 4,934 Public domain Commons does not accept most files which are public domain in the United States but not in the country of the image's origin. Be careful when moving these if the image wasn't first published in the US!
Category:Public domain files 28 Public domain These tags should be updated to use a more specific license before being moved to Commons.
Category:Public domain files ineligible for copyright 939 Public domain
Category:UK Government images 380 Public domain For Commons to accept an image, it must be public domain in both its country of origin and in the United States.
Category:United States government images 2,680 Public domain
Category:World Coin Gallery images 0 Other

Templates

Code Result
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Usage

Tools

See Wikipedia:WikiProject Images and Media/Tools for a full list of tools to help you transfer media to Commons. You can also check out commons:Category:Commons resources.

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