Wikimedia Commons

  1. Switzerland’s ETH-Bibliothek is uploading 134,000 images to Wikimedia Commons

    Photo by Walter Mittelholzer via ETH-Bibliothek, public domain/CC0.

    “We are trying to bring the material to where the users are”: the uploads from Switzerland’s largest public scientific and technical library’s include photos from noted aviator Walter Mittelholzer, who flew to places around the world in the 1920s and 1930s.... Read more

  2. “It’s incredible that history decays almost immediately”: Evan Amos and the Vanamo Online Game Museum

    Photo by Evan Amos, public domain/CC0.

    Evan Amos started contributing to Wikipedia just from a desire to improve things. Five years later, he has created the world’s largest collection of high quality, freely available photographs of video games consoles, with a good deal of help from the video gaming community.... Read more

  3. Meet the amateur photographer who has taken the most featured pictures on Wikimedia Commons

    Photo by Diego Delso, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Out of 15,084 images Delso has taken and uploaded, the Wikimedia community has rated 306 as ‘featured’ and 8,696 as ‘quality.’... Read more

  4. Illustrating the 1968 Democratic National Convention—48 years later

    Photo by Bea A Carson, scanned by Victor Grigas, public domain/CC0.

    Wikipedia articles about historic events can sometimes host amazing photography and video, sometimes not; it can take a bit of dedication by Wikipedia editors to illustrate articles on news events well.... Read more

  5. Wikivacation contest in Poland offers opportunities for tourists and locals alike

    Photo by Adam Kliczek, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    The new contest will allow participants to submit their beautiful shots of monuments, nature, and art located in public space, along with small urban architecture of historical value. You can also write new articles where these pictures can be used.... Read more

  6. Misuse of Creative Commons-licensed photo leads to public apology

    Photo by Niccolò Caranti, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Niccolò Caranti hopes that this “will help clarify that ‘free license’ is not the same thing as ‘public domain’; it does not mean ‘you can do whatever you want without conditions.’ “... Read more

  7. Wikimedia Israel and the Israeli News Company bring new video content to the Wikimedia projects

    Photo by Itzik Edri/Itzike, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Wikimedia Commons, the online repository of free-use media, hosts more than 31 million media files, but videos are still just a fraction of the files (about 75,000 videos, less than 0.1%). To help close that gap, Wikimedia Israel has begun a new cooperation with the Israeli News Company.... Read more

  8. In worldwide vote, Wikimedia users select extraordinary picture of the year

    Photo by NASA, public domain/CC0.

    1,322 pictures. 56 finalists. One winner. The vote for Wikimedia Commons’ picture of the year is over.... Read more

  9. Share your photos of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves on Wikipedia to inspire the world

    Photo by Elgollimoh, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    On World Environment Day, UNESCO and Wiki Loves Earth have partnered to create Wiki Loves Earth Biosphere Reserves, a competition to create photographs free for everyone to use and to enrich Wikipedia.... Read more

  10. Freely licensed magic at Eurovision

    Photo by Albin Olsson, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Thanks to Albin Olsson, free photographic mastery was on display at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.... Read more