You can improve Wikimedia Commons most if you contribute what you can do best:
If you're a good photographer, don't hesitate to contribute your valuable images. If you're a good designer, look which diagrams and animations are badly needed
However you do not need to upload your own files. There is plenty of other very important work to do:
You even do not need to be an artist or good at writing help texts. If you feel at home with creating order from chaos, then we could use your helping hand!
In order to be able to upload files on Wikimedia Commons, you need to be logged in. You can register at the "Log in / create account
" link in the upper right corner and enter a user name that will be used at all of your uploads/edits on images and texts. However if you just want to edit pages you don't need to be logged in (although it is encouraged). If you have taken advantage of unified login
, then you are already signed up at Commons.
First steps tutorial
Our first steps help file
and our FAQ
will help you a lot after registration. They explain how to customize the interface (for example the language), how to upload files
and our basic licensing policy
. You don't need technical skills in order to contribute here. Be bold
contributing here and assume good faith
for the intentions of others. This is a wiki
—it is really easy.
Files on Wikimedia Commons are organized in categories and galleries. An overview of the categories we use is available on the Main Page
Additional services and software
We hope that you will enjoy it here and that you will have fun.