A milestone was reached yesterday as the 100,000th image from iNaturalist was uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, the project that serves as the central repository for all image, audio and video files used on Wikimedia projects. This is a result of the thousands of iNaturalist users that have applied a compatible sharing license (CC0, CC-BY, or CC-BY-SA) to their images.
There are now over 6,500 iNaturalist images featured on English Wikipedia and an additional 10,000 iNat images are used on 126 other Wikimedia projects. This is a greater than ten-fold increase of images uploaded and usage in less than three years.
Once again, we thank all the iNaturalist users that have shared their images for use on Wikimedia projects!
And here is a link to find the images used on all Wikimedia projects (including English Wikipedia): https://glamtools.toolforge.org/glamorous.php (enter “Media from iNaturalist” as your category, depth=0, and tick "show details)
I’ve used many iNaturalist users images for Wikipedia articles I’ve created and I can’t stress enough how useful it is when people upload images under CC-BY or CC-BY-SA licenses. Images genuinely speak a thousand words and improve the quality of the article drastically.
Thank you everyone to participates in sharing their images with the world under compatible sharing licenses. Your contributions are making a massive difference, especially when it’s a species that has no images available prior to your contribution.
That is what I currently do, which works but there are a lot of fields that need to be filled in manually. It would be cool if I could point some kind of tool at my iNaturalist observation that would pull some of the data in to minimize copy/paste.
Thanks for the link, I knew a few pages my images were on. But I see there is 50 on the site, and 6 pages using them. I see one there I didnt know. But I do occasionally google myself to see where images are ending up, since I enjoy seeing if they get to help promote different species.
Go to “Account Settings”, and then “Content and Display” (top left).
Scroll down to “Licensing”, and select your new default image license.
Check the little box below to apply it to all your previous observation images and hit “Save settings”.