User:AllanHainey/Useful Information

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I'd appreciate some advice on how to show an image on a page, specifically Author:James Gilmour where we have an image on the wikipedia page, but not on WS. Is it necessary to upload it onto wikisource too (which seems to me to be an unecessary duplication of bytes) or is it possible to present the image on WS by linking to WP or WCommons? (that is taking it from WP and presenting it here) The latter seems the most economical but I can't work out how to do it. AllanHainey (talk) 15:52, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

The image on English WP should be moved to Commons, so that it can be used there and here. Yann (talk) 16:08, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
Ok, but how do we use it once its on commons, is it the Image: prefix before the filename? AllanHainey (talk) 16:15, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
Just as it is already used now. Once it is uploaded to Commons, it will appear on Author:James Gilmour. Yann (talk) 16:19, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
Basically check the copyright on the WP image, and if PD then able to go to Commons. I find it easiest to use the tool [1]. Also using the {{nowcommons}} button will mean that an orderly tidy up will occur. I have undertaken over the image/file Gilmourjames.jpg. -- billinghurst (talk) 11:11, 29 December 2008 (UTC)