Before SDC General is fully implemented, many Wikimedia volunteers and affiliates *today* still perform 'old-style' uploads to Wikimedia Commons, using the regular templates that are currently available on Commons.
It is possible to perform these 'old style' uploads in such a way that they will be easily and smoothly convertible to structured data in the future. We document some basic tips on how to do this.
This task takes place in Q4 of the 2017-18 fiscal year (i.e. in April-June 2018).