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Wikimedia Now Lets You Contribute to Its Archive With a New Smartphone App



If you’re interested in donating your images to the public at large, Wikimedia Commons just made it that much easier. For a while now, their online media archive has brought together a huge library of free-to-use content under one roof; and because images uploaded to Commons must be licensed as public domain, GFDL, CC attribution, or CC attribution/share alike, everything is free to use and/or share.

Now Commons is releasing a new app (formerly only available in beta) that will allow users to upload photos to the Commons archive right from their phone and, it’s their hope, encourage more people to contribute “high quality educational photos.”


The app is compatible with both iOS and Android, and is designed to work with both tablets and smartphones. Using the app, you can upload multiple images at a time, add categories (Android only for now) and caption your photos before you set them free to illustrate the web.

Of course, many photographers aren’t keen on sharing their photos for free, so the app probably won’t have a huge following in the professional photo community. But if you’re looking to donate some one-off smartphone shots to the Wikimedia cause, you can download the iOS and/or Android versions for free at their respective links.

(via Gizmodo)