Month: July 2019

How to Upload an Image to Wikipedia

Upload image files

Uploading images to Wikipedia is easy to do and is a great way to share photos you have taken and other images that are your own work. So many people go looking for images for their online contributions, and the image that you post could be their “Aha!” image. With the proliferation of online articles, blogs, hub pages, and yes, even Wikipedia entries, uploading images is about sharing and giving back.

Wikipedia and wiki projects

Wikipedia and all of the associated wiki “projects” prefer that images that are uploaded are “free”, meaning that they are not protected under copyright laws. Wikipedia also prefers that most free files be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons instead of Wikipedia. This allows the images and other media to be used by all of the wiki projects, not just Wikipedia.

Wikipedia has its own stringent guidelines for the use of copyright-protected images, but by following the steps below, you can easily upload your images and not run afoul of the licensing guidelines. Read More