Wikipedia talk:Ten things you may not know about images on Wikipedia

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Multilingual versions of this[edit]

How about translating all this precious information into other languages? Remember: not all Wikipedia contributors speak English 13:45, 6 September 2007 (UTC)Manuel

Hopefully someone will create pages similar to these on the Wikipedias in other languages. I wouldn't suggest anyone duplicate this page yet, because it still needs work. --Gmaxwell 17:23, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
Someone has on tr:Vikipedi:Vikipedi'deki resimler hakkında bilmediğiniz 10 şey. For other languages, people on the other language Wikipedias will have to translate it. 21:03, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

Add some keywords ?[edit]

what about adding key words to images? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Zimbricchio (talkcontribs) 20:11, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Why external links here[edit]

Why are some of the links on this page external links? Stifle (talk) 11:09, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Clause #8: deletion proposal[edit]

Number 8 currently reads, "Ideally, all images used on Wikipedia would be on Wikimedia Commons." This is not true. Wikipedia's primary mission is not to be a repository of free images. Its primary mission is to be the best possible encyclopedia. As a result, Wikipedia has -- and must have -- thousands upon thousands of articles about the arts that can only be relevantly illustrated with copyrighted graphics. --M@rēino 00:39, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

Image polices in WP and WCommons[edit]

Wikipedia's image policies differ slightly from Commons'; so there will be cases where files on WP do not belong on Commons. - (talk) 16:50, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

We want more images[edit]

Is it ok to use wikipedia, or other wikimedia service, to make it work like Open Clip Art Library ? —Preceding unsigned comment added by DynV (talkcontribs) 23:40, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

Clause #9 uploading files when filename changes[edit]

This isn't entirely true. It may be necessary to upload a file multiple times in the case of a name change, as it is not possible to "move" an image. - (talk) 16:50, 21 July 2008 (UTC) (talk) 09:03, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

World War II[edit]

Throughout this period, the neutral United States took measures to assist China and the Western Allies. In November 1939, the American Neutrality Act was amended to allow Cash and carry purchases by the Allies.[49] In 1940, following the German capture of Paris, the size of United States Navy was significantly increased and after the Japanese incursion into Indochina, the United States embargoed iron, steel and mechanical parts against Japan.[50] In September, the United States further agreed to a trade of American destroyers for British bases.[51] Still, a large majority of the American public continued to oppose any direct military intervention into the conflict well into 1941.[52] —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:22, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

This seems irrelevant here.--Felix Folio Secundus (talk) 12:01, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Which pictures online are free?[edit]

Are google-earth images OK to upload on to wikipedia? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Danielj79 (talkcontribs) 23:26, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

No, they're covered by Google's copyright. Same with Street View. Daniel Case (talk) 17:52, 22 July 2010 (UTC)
what about pictures in the public domain? those are free to use right? (talk) 07:48, 16 January 2014 (UTC)


Should this page be semi-protected, considering that just about every third edit is vandalism? --The High Fin Sperm Whale (talk) 19:47, 27 October 2009 (UTC)