Wikipedia:WikiProject Germany/Photo requests

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Welcome to the WikiProject:Germany photographs and images project.

This is an effort to provide guidelines and information for participants specifically interested in providing images and requesting images on German topics. Please use article "Talk" pages for issues revolving around ONLY that SPECIFIC article.

Main articles[edit]


Providing photographs, screenshots and other media images[edit]

When getting a photo, it's preferable to have a GNU Free Documentation License.

Requesting photographs and images[edit]

For Germany-related articles needing a photograph, use {{Image requested|in=Germany}} in the talk page, which adds the article to Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Germany. You can help Wikipedia by uploading freely licensed photographs for these articles to Wikimedia Commons.

The Free Image Search Tool may be able to locate suitable images on other web sites.

The Image Existence Checker shows articles in this list that have images.


Addressing requests[edit]

The aim is to reduce the list of requested photographs.

  • Get out there and explore the country. Check for requests near where you are with the Google map of requests.
  • Look through your photo collection.
  • Check article to see if pictures have been added since the request was made. If so remove the request for photo template.
  • Look on the web for images
    • Search in Commons for appropriate images
    • Look in other language Wikipedia pages, particularly the German site for images
    • Look on the internet. For example with FIST
  • Add co-ordinates to articles of places if missing.
    • {{Coord}}
    • {{Infobox German Location |lat_deg = | lat_min = | lat_sec = |lon_deg = | lon_min = | lon_sec = }}
  • Add additional subject categories to the {{reqphoto}} template
  • Add {{Commonscat}} template to articles where there is a Commons Category.

Adding images to article pages[edit]

Here are a few quick tips. For details on adding images to pages see Wikipedia:Picture tutorial.

  • Good overview picture for the infobox
    • {{Infobox German Location |image_photo = |image_caption = }}
  • Thumb nail image that people to click to full image of.
    • [[Image:name.jpg|thumb|title]]
  • Sized image
    • [[Image:name.jpg|right]]
  • Wide image
    • {{wide image|name.jpg|1800px}}
  • Gallery
    • <gallery> Image:name1.png|description Image:name2.png|text </gallery>

Infoboxes and templates[edit]

  • {{WikiProject Germany|imageneeded=yes}}
  • {{reqphoto|in=Germany}}
    • {{reqphoto|subject|in=Germany}}
  • {{WikiProject Germany|mapneeded=yes}}
  • {{reqmapin|Germany}}

Related WikiProjects[edit]

Copyright laws[edit]