How to upload images to Wikimedia Commons

If you got an image that you want to add to Wikipedia or another Wikimedia project, you’ll need to start by uploading it to Wikimedia Commons.

This step-by-step guide covers the 5 basic steps to get it done:

Step 0: Create an account
Step 1: Upload
Step 2: Release rights
2.0: If you own the rights of the images
2.1: If you find an image freely licensed by others
2.2: If you find an image under public domain
Step 3. Describe
Step 4. Use
4.0: Illustrate a Wikipedia article
4.1: Link the Wikidata item

“How to upload images to Wikimedia Commons” is part of the VisibleWikiWomen Campaign Kit.

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