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Wikimedia Commons is the image site for Wikipedia. If you want to upload a photograph to a Wikipedia page, you should upload it on Wikimedia Commons. Once you’ve uploaded, Wikimedia Commons will give you a file name that you can embed in a relevant Wikipedia article.

  • Use the same login and password that you would for Wikipedia on Wikimedia Commons, and all of the Wikimedia Foundation’s sister sites.
  • All Images on Wikimedia Commons have some sort of public domain license. This is a requirement of all uploaded images.
  • Use the Upload Wizard on Commons to upload photos.
  • The most widespread Commons license is the CC0 (Creative Commons) ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, but you have options when you upload.
  • When you share your work on Wikimedia Commons, you grant anyone permission to use, copy, modify, and sell your work.

What can I upload?

You may upload works that you created entirely yourself. This includes photos and videos of:

  • natural landscapes, animals, plays
  • public figure and people photographed in public places (only with consent in some cases, depending on local laws)
  •  useful or non-artistic objects
  • original graphs, maps, diagrams and audio

What am I not allowed to upload?

Commons can’t accept work created by or based on the work of others – including photographs of it. By default, you can’t upload someone else’s work. This includes material such as:

  • logos
  • CD/DVD covers
  • promotional photos
  • screenshots of TV shows, movies, DVDs, and software
  • drawings of characters from comics, TV, or movies – even if you drew them
  •  most pictures published on the internet
  • photos of you not taken by you (the copyright holder is the person who took the photograph unless it is a formal work for hire)


  • You can upload someone else’s work if the author granted permission for anyone to use, copy, modify, and sell it – by releasing it under a free license. (Be sure to provide a link to the source, where the license is stated.)
  • You can upload someone else’s work if it is in the public domain (usually very old works).
  • You can upload your photographs of public domain works, such as old buildings, statues, and art.       604-844-3840        520 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC