| 24 May 13:32 2016
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Re: GSoC 2016 | Porting catimages to pywikibot-core

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On 24 May 2016 at 06:57, Dr. Trigon <dr.trigon <at> surfeu.ch> wrote:
>> * incomplete uploads resulting from
>> server failures. Checksum
>> comparisons would mean re-
>> downloading files, which would be
>> unnecessarily bandwidth expensive, but
>> local image analysis would
>> highlight these.
>
> What about local checksum comparison?

Yes, we have SHA1 values for the Commons hosted images, however a
local checksum is not normally available from the source (e.g. NYPL)
which means re-downloading the original to do the comparison. As some
of my uploads are over 100mb for one page, it's an expensive solution.

>> * uploads that are mostly blank pages
>> in old scanned books. I have a
>> simple detection process, but it would
>> be neat to have a more common
>> standard way of doing this.
>
> Depends on the format. For PDF you can try to use Poppler/poppler-utils or
> MuPDF. For images it will be bit more involved ... but intressting.

Formats are normally jpeg or TIFF. My blank detection uses analysis of
pixel colour deviations over parts of the image to deduce if it looks
blank. This uses the basic Python Image Library rather than any
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Sunder Thadani | 17 May 16:12 2016
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acknowledged with thanks.

I am proud to be  a part of such a huge family of commons.
thanks
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Richard Symonds | 10 May 11:17 2016
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Co-ordinates for a path

All,

I have some videos of the seabed of the Dogger Bank, which includes some footage of wrecks on the bed, marine life, and parts of prehistoric settlements. 

I have the exact co-ordinates of the videos - however, because it's a video, the co-ordinates change over time, and the moving co-ordinates of the file can't really be entered into Commons - or can they?

Can anyone help with this? *

What's the best way to record the co-ordinates if they move over the duration of the video?*

Richard Symonds
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Wikimedia UK is an independent non-profit charity with no legal control over Wikipedia nor responsibility for its contents.

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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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