Romaine Wiki | 5 May 13:51 2016
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Size of images donated

Hi all,

A professional photo agency offers us (Wikimedia Belgium) a donation of images of art works. They now offer as a start these images with 595 x 842 pixels at 72 dpi. This size is almost double of that from a thumbnail size on Wikipedia. My own (not the most modern) smartphone makes images at 5.312 × 2.988 pixels at 72 dpi. Seeing the size of these images I think they are to low.

My question is: what is the minimum of quality we should ask?

Thanks!

Romaine
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Esteban Zarate | 2 May 01:59 2016
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Picture of the day 1 may 2016

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Riley Huntley | 13 Apr 06:48 2016
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WikiProject Pronunciation

Hey all, I've been bold and created Commons:WikiProject Pronunciation.
Commons has over 500,000 pronunciation files and they need a LOT of
work! Any help would be appreciated, especially with foreign
languages. Check out Commons:WikiProject_Pronunciation#Open_tasks,
find your favourite language at
Commons:WikiProject_Pronunciation#Categories and help out. Anything
helps!

Cheers,
Riley Huntley

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ankry.wiki | 9 Apr 00:10 2016
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Re: Fwd: Biggest donation of photos in Italy - Paolo Monti (BEIC)


Categorization of these images seems to be a big problem.
Category names shouldn't be in Italian.

Ankry

W dniu 2016-04-08 17:15:20 użytkownik Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemowiki <at> gmail.com> napisał:
> Forwarding on request.
> 
> Nemo-BEIC
> 
> --------  Messaggio inoltrato --------
> Oggetto: [cultural-partners] Biggest donation of photos in Italy - Paolo 
> Monti (BEIC)
> Data: Fri, 8 Apr 2016 16:26:20 +0200
> Mittente: marcok
> 
> Hi to all,
> I’m the Wikipedian in residence at the digital library of Fondazione 
> BEIC, Milan, Italy.
> 
> In the last days we at BEIC are uploading almost the entire photo 
> archive of a notable Italian photographer, Paolo Monti, counting 15.000 
> images.
> The whole archive was acquired by Fondazione BEIC in 2008.
> 
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Photographs_by_Paolo_Monti
> 
> For what I know, this is the biggest donation of images in one shot ever 
> made in Italy. It’s also the first time that a digital archive from a 
> famous photographer is almost completely uploaded into Commons.
> 
> This notable result was possible thanks to the long-lasting 
> collaboration between BEIC and Wikimedia Italia, started in 2014, and 
> also thanks to the technical assistance of Federico Leva aka Nemo, the 
> previous WiR at BEIC, now GLAM specialist at Wikimedia Italia.
> 
> The photos of the Paolo Monti archive represent a variety of subjects 
> (art, events, architecture, people, portraits, nature, artistic nudes, 
> experimental) and were shot since 1950s to 1980s. Many of them are B/W, 
> but there are also many fascinating colourful artistic/experimental 
> pictures.
> 
> We are now beginning to work on:
>   * fixing categories (often translating the basic original italian 
> keywords into english Commons categories) and providing a more detailed 
> categorization
>   * inserting useful images into Wikipedia articles (in italian, english 
> and other languages)
>   * selecting the best photos to candidate them as "featured pictures” 
> in Wikimedia Commons (only those with 2 Megapixel or more).
> 
> Please help us, this is a huge work!
> If you have any other ideas on how the images may be used, let us know!
> 
> Thank you,
> 
> Marco Chemello
> Wikipedian in residence, Fondazione BEIC, Milan
> (also Wikipedian in residence at the Science Museum, Milan)
> 
> See:
> http://www.beic.it/en/articles/digital-library
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:BEIC
> https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progetto:GLAM/BEIC (main project page)
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GLAM/BEIC
> http://www.beic.it/en/node/1969 (Fondo Paolo Monti - in Italian)
> 
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Steinsplitter Wiki | 31 Mar 18:23 2016
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Picture of the Year | 2015 | voting open

Dear Wikimedians,

We are happy to announce that the 2015 Picture of the Year
competition is now open.

Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the
international Wikimedia Commons community. From professional animal and plant shots to
breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historically relevant
images, images portraying the world's best architecture, maps, emblems,
diagrams created with the most modern technology, and impressive human
portraits, Commons features pictures of all flavors.

For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topic categories. Two
rounds of voting will be held: In the first round, you can vote for as many
images as you like. The first round category winners and the top ten
overall will then make it to the final. In the final round, when a limited
number of images are left, you must decide on the one image that you want
to become the Picture of the Year.

Users must vote with an account meeting following requirements: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Picture_of_the_Year/2015/Rules
 
To see the candidate images just go to the POTY 2015 page on Wikimedia
Commons:  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Picture_of_the_Year/2015

Round 1 will end 10 April 2016.

Thanks,
POTY 2015 committee

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idea pc | 27 Mar 18:28 2016
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Shrinivasan T | 7 Mar 12:41 2016
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Re: Camera insurance

2016-03-06 14:00 GMT+05:30 Pine W <wiki.pine <at> gmail.com>:
> For those Wikimedians with cameras, particularly for those who go to
> conferences like Wikimania where I believe that camera theft has happened in
> the past, I'd like to make the suggestion that you consider purchasing
> insurance for your cameras, lenses, and any related gear.

Check the documents for the insurance f they support theft.

Most of the general insurance for camera does not support theft. They
apply only for breakage only.
We have to buy separate insurance for theft.

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Pine W | 6 Mar 09:30 2016
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Camera insurance

For those Wikimedians with cameras, particularly for those who go to conferences like Wikimania where I believe that camera theft has happened in the past, I'd like to make the suggestion that you consider purchasing insurance for your cameras, lenses, and any related gear.

If you have homeowner's or renter's insurance then you may be able to purchase supplemental coverage for your camera that will travel with you outside of your home, possibly including  international travel.

Take care,

Pine

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Diego Delso | 1 Mar 18:49 2016
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Crowdfunding for user Jacek Halicki

Hi,

...in the case that somebody wants to make a contribution: there is a new crowdfunding campaign started to help Jacek with a new computer for the processing of his pictures.


Jacek has uploaded over 9000 pictures since september 2012 and is one of the most active users in QI, VI and FP delivering quality content from Poland. If you don't know him here is an entry about him in the WM Blog:

Cheers,
Diego
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Nkansah Rexford | 1 Mar 16:42 2016
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Is commons Healthy?

Common pages show, images keep loading forever. Status message is, "Sending Request".


Its been so for the past 10 minutes.

Commons (multimedia division) #downrightnow?


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Azeez Abubakr | 27 Feb 15:04 2016

Crowdfunding campaign for User:Rehman

Hello everyone,

Cross-posting User:Odder's message from Commons VP: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Village_pump#Crowdfunding_campaign_for_Rehman

<quote>
Hi everyone, just as I did with the crowdfunding campaign for Jee, I think it important to let you know that a crowdfunding campaign is currently running to support one of our contributors, photographers and administrators, Rehman; Azeez is the organiser and author of a truly fabulous video presenting Rehman's work on energy-related subjects in Sri Lanka. The campaign is being run on Indiegogo's Generosity site, and was co-ordinated at User talk:Rehman/Campaign (in case anyone wants to comment). I'm sure that Rehman will deeply appreciate even the tiniest of donations, if anyone is willing to support his campaign. odder (talk) 22:07, 25 February 2016 (UTC)
<unquote>

Thank you,
User:Azeez
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