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Welcome to File Requests

This page is a forum for requesting files from other Commons users for pages in Wikimedia projects, including Wikipedia articles. Recent sections with no replies for 180 days and sections tagged with {{section resolved|1=--~~~~}} may be archived; for old discussions, see the archives.

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  • First, try to find a file on your own (see help on public domain image resources.)
  • For a file of a specific location, it may be possible to contact someone near to the location and request that they take a photo. The nearest photographer tool can help to locate users who are near to specific locations.
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Boojum pattern on Helium-3[edit]

The article Boojum (superfluidity) is about a visual pattern which arises in physics but contains no image and google only gives results related with boojums patterns in liquid crystals for which the article on them has plenty of images but I can't find one for Helium-3 (copyleft or copyright) which is as the text explain where term was coined, the closest is reference 3 by David Mermin which contains some drawings.

Thanks, Dabed (talk) 21:13, 3 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tsunami deposit photograph[edit]

Hi there. I'd like a picture of a Tsunami deposit (sometimes called Tsunamiite). Thanks. Mateussf (talk) 22:17, 3 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Jack Hadley Black History Museum, Thomasville, Georgia[edit]

I'd like a usable pic of this place for WP-use [1], please. Just the sign like at [2] would work, but I'd like to see more of the building. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 11:25, 24 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Alina Butaeva[edit]

We have forty pictures of this figure skater, not one of which actually shows her skating. It would be nice to have one. Brianjd (talk) 11:05, 10 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cate Fleming[edit]

Another figure skater with plenty of pictures, but no picture of her actually skating. Can we get one? Brianjd (talk) 11:09, 10 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Footballers' new photos[edit]

Some of the articles about footballers have old pictures of them and I request new photos for footballers like Jesus Vallejo, Andriy Lunin, Eder Militao, etc. — Preceding unsigned comment added by YBE11 (talk • contribs) 08:18, 11 December 2021‎ (UTC)Reply[reply]

Better quality of The Music Man poster[edit]

Hello! I uploaded File:The Music Man poster, 1957.jpg which I am pretty confident is PD to replace enwiki's photo and it's not horrific but it is still pretty compressed and has a watermark, both of which I imperfectly have tried to clean up a bit. I am wondering if anyone can find a better scan of the poster? Thanks! DemonDays64 (talk) 02:06, 1 January 2022 (UTC) (please ping on reply)Reply[reply]

  • @DemonDays64: Hi! I am trying to restore your image using certain techniques, so I have a couple of questions for you:
    • Were the lines on the poster originally "broken", or they need to be full?
    • Are there any points on the original poster that were lost by the compression?

Answer if you are able, and sorry for any grammar mistakes in questions - english is not my native language.

Best regards, Dimljacic (talk) 20:55, 16 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Finnish Continuation War commemorative medals[edit]

I've been working through the Finnish army corps of the en:Continuation War (see e.g. en:Finnish III Corps (Continuation War) and en:Finnish VI Corps (Continuation War)). As far as I can tell, these units did not have dedicated shoulder patches (such as those used by e.g. en:X Corps (United States)) which makes it difficult to find good imagery for the infoboxes. What these corps have, instead, are commemorative crosses such as the Aunuksen risti of the VI Corps (as shown in this CC-BY-ND image) or the Pohjois-Vienan risti of the III Corps (shown in this CC-BY-ND image). Since the no derivatives licenses prevent me from using these otherwise excellent images, I'm asking for help in sourcing Commons-compatible versions. Further non-free references can be browsed on e.g. this website. Thanks, -Ljleppan (talk) 09:17, 4 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

El Malecon del rio en Barranquilla[edit]

Se desarrolla a lo largo de cinco kilometros de la ribera occidental del rio magdalena y contara con un malecon y una via en doble calzada paralela al mismo y con conexion con la via 40 en las calles 79, 72 y 58 y se enlazara en la isla de la loma y con el centro de eventos y conenciones puerta de oro (

The New Waiting Room Picture of Ogyu Station (荻生駅) and Higashi Yatsuo (東八尾駅) in Toyama Prefecture (富山県), Japan[edit]

It seems that Ogyu Station has been request for nearly 3 years but still no one can take or find a CC photo of the new Station/platform house.

Also the reconstruction of Higashi Yatsuo Station's waiting room has been done for 3 years and again no any updated.

--Foamposite (talk) 18:00, 5 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Illustration of harbour / wellship process[edit]

Hello. I am looking for an illustration similar to the picture in page 4, here (PDF file). Is this a possibility for someone to make? I want to use it in the Norwegian article about wellships. Thanks! Vasmar1 | Marius Vassnes (talk) 06:58, 10 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This coming COMICON Toronto; need photographs of Degrassi High guests[edit]

Hello! I edit a lot of pages related to the show Degrassi High. A few of the actors could do with better infobox images on their pages, and it happens that three of them are to appear at the upcoming COMICON in Toronto on March 19th; Pat Mastroianni, Stacie Mistysyn and Amanda Stepto. I've been looking for higher quality and updated images for these guys for months, so would somebody on this site who is already going with a camera be able to photograph these guys at the panel? ToQ100gou (talk) 07:49, 10 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Women engaged in oil wrestling?[edit]

Hello, it looks like (Turkish) oil wrestling is also practiced by women, and there are female competitions. To illustrate the fact it would be nice to get an image of female oil wrestlers in the typical outfit. Note: I am not talking about the erotically-inclined showfights showing women in bikinis, or nude women wrestling. I really mean women in the typical combat dresses (which resemble one-piece swimsuits). -Eptalon (talk) 19:45, 20 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I would love to get a picture of the South Korean boy band BTS at the 94th Grammy Awards in 2022. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kevon&Oniesa (talk • contribs) 17:28, 7 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Puffball skirt[edit]

wikt:puffball skirt (possibly synonymous with "bubble skirt"). There might be images of this already, but none have that label. 19:35, 9 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bladed stance (martial arts)[edit]

wikt:bladed stance. Could not find any image with that label. 20:50, 9 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bemaraha woolly lemur[edit]

Bemaraha woolly lemur. 20:58, 9 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Acacia catenulata[edit]

Acacia catenulata, vernacular name bendee. A tree commonly found in Queensland, Australia. 21:01, 9 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's painful that iNaturalist has several licensed as CC BY-ND/NC but nothing libre. 08:52, 14 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

chef's kiss[edit]

wikt:chef's kiss. File:Chef icon.svg is pretty good, and I'll default to using that in the absence of anything better. But an image where the fingers are closer to the lips would be ideal. That seems to be what you get when searching on Google or DuckDuckGo. Without that aspect, it's pretty much just the basic OK symbol. 00:41, 10 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


wikt:brouilleur. Note that I'm referring to the English term for a bowl-like device related to absinthe, not the French word for "jammer" which brings up images like File:Jammersprocom-jammer-b97-2.jpg on Google. 00:58, 10 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Citrumelo, wikt:citrumelo, X Citroncirus spp. Searching for "Citroncirus" does bring some illustrations up, but I think these are for citranges which are a distinct cross per Citrus taxonomy. 01:30, 10 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

desktop mascot[edit]

wikt:desktop mascot. Might be difficult to find something existing that's not copyrighted, since the phenomenon generally involves the use of anime characters. But maybe someone can make one of Wikipe-tan. Reminds me of BonziBuddy... 04:07, 10 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Disney point[edit]

wikt:Disney point. Note that we have Category:Pointing and even Category:Palm pointing, and this is a similar gesture. I also looked through Category:Two-finger gestures. This photo has the right general finger placement, but better examples could be found/produced (and the description indicates that the intended context was quite, uh, different). 04:25, 10 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

donkey stool[edit]

wikt:donkey stool, also known as a 'drawing bench' and various other terms. I think this is something like [3], not [4]. 04:39, 10 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not ideal, but there's a 1975 patent for "artist's horse" which may be in the public domain per {{PD-US-patent}}, and this has an illustration: [5], [6]. The illustrations in these patents may be even better, but I don't know whether they're PD: [7], [8].
It's surprisingly hard to find a free photo of the object, even though there are lots of non-free ones. 19:47, 15 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Aplatophis chauliodus[edit]

Aplatophis chauliodus, vernacular name fangtooth snake-eel. 15:53, 10 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

finish nail[edit]

wikt:finish nail, also known as 'finishing nail'. A specific type of nail (fastener). Home Depot explains: [9]. 17:36, 10 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Figure 161 here at least illustrates the concept, but I'd prefer a photo. 15:55, 14 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

flooring nailer[edit]

wikt:flooring nailer. Tool. This is a specific subcategory of Category:Nail guns that seems different from the photos currently listed, cf. Google Images. 21:06, 13 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not ideal, but this 1966 patent has an illustration that seems to be the same tool: [10] (note the angle and how they describe it as "particularly adapted for use in the nailing of hardwood flooring"). 20:14, 15 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

half-up half-down[edit]

wikt:half-up half-down. Hairstyle. 23:27, 14 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


w:da:drømmekage, wikt:drømmekage. A specific kind of Danish cake. 02:55, 15 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


wikt:gajol. A specific brand of Danish licorice. We have a photo of the packaging, but an image of the licorice itself is desired. 02:57, 15 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


wikt:بركان#Etymology 2, wikt:barracan. A specific thick fabric popular in the Middle East. Originally, but not always nowadays, made of camel wool. 03:31, 15 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Aquilaria malaccensis (agarwood) seeds[edit]

wikt:قرنوة‎. 03:41, 15 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hlawga (Burmese boat)[edit]

wikt:လှော်ကား. This may be a long shot, since I'm not even able to find non-free images, but I'm sure some representation of it exists somewhere. I'd like confirmation that the boat depicted is a hlawga, since there are various other kinds of ornamented ancient Burmese boats. 04:21, 15 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


wikt:spænde ben. Based on the usage example at talking about how it is unsportsmanlike for athletes to do it, intentional tripping may be intended. I saw Category:Tripping but only one of the images really illustrates this action, namely this one, and that is kind of grainy and not of optimal quality (but if nothing better is found, I'd happily use it). I'm surprised there aren't more photos of people tripping as it is a rather basic verb (whether by accident, or by someone else's malice as in the Danish verb). 05:01, 15 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


wikt:kinnikinnick. I believe sense 1 is requested. If you put "kinnikinnick herb" into Google Images you can see what it looks like. 22:43, 15 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

LØREN,Alissic and Drop Dead[edit]

Hi everyone. I'm currently working on an article about the South Korean musician LØREN on Wikipedia and I'd like to have some pics of him.

  • A pic from the Paris Fashion Week Show 2022
  • A pic from one of his songs (Empty Trash, Need or All My Friends Are Turning Blue - I would prefer one from All My Friends Are Turning Blue if it's possible)
  • Lastly, one pic of him while he is singing or playing guitar would be really useful.

Also, I'm writing an article about Brazilian musician Alissic. I do not have a specific image to request but any that is recent is OK. A specific one would be if there was a pic of her while she is singing. 3 I think are enough but as many as you can are welcome.

To conclude, for my future project, the logo of the brand Drop Dead and in one picture the symbols of the collections.

To be honest, I would do it on my own but I don't understand all the license things but if I did, I wouldn't have the time to do so. For any questions, you can ask me on my Talk Page on Wikipedia. Or, on my Commons Discussion, but I generally prefer Wikipedia's one because I log in there more often than Commons'. (if you upload something close to that, please inform me on my talk pages) Thank you in advance for everything. Fisforfenia (talk) 16:21, 17 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Jordan Clark[edit]

Hi! I need a photo of Jordan Clark. To differentiate her from the football player, she has big red hair 👩🏼‍🦰 Preferably a large(ish) headshot, something pretty and simple. Maybe two so I have options but I'm not all that picky. — Preceding unsigned comment added by CK121119 (talk • contribs) 22:50, 24 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Putin with a Hitler moustache[edit]

Looking for a good quality image of Putin "sporting" a Hitler (toothbrush) moustache. The purpose is to illustrate how the toothbrush is used in society. Examples include: [11][12][13][14]. It's OK if the magazine cover or advertisement is fake. Thanks. -- GreenC (talk) 15:35, 2 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If you find something please ping. Thanks! -- GreenC (talk) 15:35, 2 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

List of requested Door County photos[edit]

If you enjoy taking photos of Door County, see w:Wikipedia:Reward board#Add new Door County photos to articles.--Epiphyllumlover (talk) 19:34, 14 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

About Japan Railway Icons[edit]

I have two requests:

First, Eizan Electric Railway have icons on their lines. Can you please refer to [15] and make a svg file?

Second, there are lots of railway icons that are in png. Can you please reupload it in svg? The following photos:

青函トンネル 09:39, 2 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Power Rangers command[edit]

I'd like to request an image of the Power Rangers Command. In reality it a building "House of the Book" designed by architect w:Sidney Eisenshtat located at the Brandeis-Bardin Institute of the AJU Los Angeles, which has appeared in various film and television productions. I think an image of this location could potentially be used in several articles. I found a Creative Commons licensed image at Flickr that might be suitable: If this file is acceptable I think uploaded page name should be House of the Book, ie no "the" prefix[16]. If not perhaps there are students from AJU active in the project and they might be willing to provide an image? Thanks in advance. -- 02:17, 1 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • The flickr file you mentioned is not acceptable for commons upload because it is licensed Cc-by-nc-nd (non-commercial, no-derivatives.) GeorgHHtalk   20:00, 12 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tanner Novlan[edit]


I would like to request an image to be uploaded of model and actor Tanner Novlan. I found that without an image of the actor, his main Wikipedia biography page as well as other articles are severely lacking and do not serve to inform the readers properly on what the content of those pages. An image of the actor would be added to many articles. I wonder if I could get some help in finding an image of the actor that adheres to Wikipedia licensing guidelines and copyright policies? The actor also recently attended the 61st Monte Carlo TV Festival, that occurred this past June, thus I was hoping that an image or a photographer who also attended the event may have uploaded a Creative Commons licensed image. If not from this event, any other image of the actor would be suitable. Thank you so much! — AwardShowFan123 (talk) 21:28, 2 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I was wondering if I could get any follow-up on this? I would really appreciate any help I could get, or any advice or suggestions so I can get an image of the actor uploaded. Thank you! — AwardShowFan123 (talk) 13:12, 13 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

William "the Refrigerator" Perry[edit]

Hello, Id like to request a photo of William "the Refrigerator" Perry, former American football defensive tackle, nicknamed "the Refrigerator" due to his large stature. Ladybord (talk) 04:12, 8 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Notepad icon from VWindows 11[edit]

Can anyone upload the notepad icon from Windows 11. The icon is simple so it can probably be uploaded Артём 13327 (talk) 15:30, 15 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Category:Notepad icons there's at least one Microsoft one in there Andre (talk) 02:54, 1 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Loyalty - statue in Budapest[edit]

Is it possible to get a better picture of the statue in Budapest depicting loyalty than this? Perhaps a drone could take a picture from the same altitude as the statue? The other statues in the series are of course also welcome.) Jonund (talk) 17:09, 22 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

June 2022 Afghanistan earthquake[edit]

I'm requesting for images of damage from the June 2022 Afghanistan earthquake. There exists only maps and diagrams for this topic. There are many images regarding the event but I'm not well versed in the policy for works that aren't my own. Hoping for someone to upload them. Thank you in advance. Dora the Axe-plorer (talk) 15:23, 23 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Dora the Axe-plorer: Done, I believe :). Borysk5 (talk) 04:54, 13 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Danish embassy in Dublin[edit]

I like to request an image of the building of the Danish embassy in Dublin for en:Denmark–Ireland relations which is being expanded. Semsûrî (talk) 23:54, 28 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Danish embassy in Rome[edit]

Similarly, I like to request an image of the Danish embassy in Rome for en:Denmark–Italy relations. Semsûrî (talk) 23:57, 28 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cooling center[edit]

I want to request an image of a Cooling center, a refuge where people temporarily deal with the health effects of a heat wave. Cheers, Cbrescia (talk) 15:29, 29 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for recent Céline Dion photo[edit]

Hello. I would like to request for a photo of Canadian chanteuse en:Celine Dion for her main page, as the existing one is already outdated and does not represent how she looks today. I have also looked elsewhere possible but they're pictures taken from 10-20 years ago. It would be much appreciated if it came from 2018-present.Thank you and I hope to hear soon from you. Loibird90 (talk) 10:16, 31 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

suche Ammer Quelle[edit]

Bild Suche nach der Ammer Quelle im Werdenfelser land 08:30, 6 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for Rio Locsin photo[edit]

Good day. I would like to request for a photo of Filipina actress en:Rio Locsin for her main page, as there is no existing one. Thank you. Loibird90 (talk) 12:51, 13 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Map of the insurgency in Peru (2001-present)[edit]

Someone could make an svg map about the armed insurgency in the Vraem (central Peru), in the heart of Peru, in the style of the svg maps that exist about other conflicts in the style of the civil war in Syria, the war in Afghanistan or the South Sudan war using the NordNordWest program. LLs (talk) 04:57, 22 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ice cube vending machine[edit]

I am trying to replace - has anyone got chance to take photo of an ice cube vending machine? Or can find one on Commons/Flickr with matching license? Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 18:13, 7 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

[17] Andre🚐 22:31, 11 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

SVG cross for s:en:Page:Rambles on the Golden Coast of New Zealand.djvu/9[edit]

I haven't been able to find a good match in Category:Crosses, but I might have overlooked something. I'd appreciate someone either finding or creating an appropriate file. (Given the simplicity of the image, I do want it to be an SVG.) —CalendulaAsteraceae (talkcontribs) 04:17, 11 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Muchołapka in Ludwikowice Kłodzkie, Poland[edit]

Can someone please take photographs of the Muchołapka in Ludwikowice Kłodzkie? Such a picture would be very useful for the article and . 2003:DF:1F2F:7250:2449:83C:207:6280 18:12, 15 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It does not deserve to be put into (some blabbering about secret antigravity research? Seriously?) Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 08:10, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

shame pictures[edit]

pick up shame picture 2001:D08:1202:9693:D43D:7A4B:C567:A158 16:31, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Photos of Cochlear implant sound processors[edit]

Commons does not have photos of many models and brands of cochlear implant sound processors, and many of the photos that we do have on Commons are copyright violations and/or poor quality (ex, blurry, out of focus, low reslution). I would like to be able to have usable photos (ideally standalone photos of the external hardware on a blank background, like this example) of:

  • Cochlear ESPrit 3G example (I've already asked that museum for a free license and they refused)
  • Cochlear Nucleus Freedom (we need a standalone photo of one)
  • Cochlear Kanso
  • Any old Cochlear body-worn processors (we only have one photo of an unidentifiable SPrit-series one being worn)
  • Advanced Bionics Neptune (we have only a pic of one being worn during a marathon, but the device is barely visible)
  • Individual photos of pre-Harmony Advanced Bionics processors (such as Platinum, Clarion, Platinum BTE, CII BTE, etc)
  • MED-EL body-worn processors (such as Comfort CI System, COMBI 40, CIS PRO+, TEMPO, OPUS, RONDO, and SONNET)

--RespectCE (talk) 17:31, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Browntop millet (Brachiaria ramosa, syn. Urochloa ramosa), again[edit]

I previously made a request (Commons:File_requests/Archive/2022#Brachiaria_ramosa), which was helpfully answered by User:Pius and resulted in the uploading of File:Brachiaria ramosa from Ambanja, Madagascar.jpg. This is a good photo, but I think there are even more photos that could be uploaded for this species. On iNaturalist, there are several photos tagged with the CC BY license. Pius said that they were all under the unfree CC BY-NC/ND licenses, but that doesn't appear to be the case as far as I can see. Specifically, the photos under this observation by Sam Kieschnick and this observation by Douglas Goldman appear to be CC-BY-licensed, and some of them seem pretty illustrative. 18:04, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]