Dos and Dont’s for adding images to Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia

In order to add a picture to Wikipedia, you first need to upload the picture to Wikimedia Commons, which is the free image repository that Wikipedia and all other Wikimedia projects rely on.

This guide will help you understand what kinds of images are allowed on Wikimedia projects. It explains many of the things you should not do when uploading images, and others that you should do, including:

> How to add photos of own authorship?

> How to add public domain images?

> How to add images when you are not the author?

“Adding images to Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia: do’s and don’ts” is part of the VisibleWikiWomen Campaign Kit.

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