Fabrice Florin | 1 Oct 01:21 2014
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Media Viewer Update: First Improvements

Hi folks,

I am happy to announce that we have just released a first round of improvements to Media Viewer, based on community feedback.

The goal for these improvements is to make Media Viewer easier to use by readers and casual editors, our primary target users for this tool. 

To that end, we created a new 'minimal design’, with these features:
* "More Details” button: a more prominent link to the File: page
* separate icons for “Download" and "Share or Embed" features
* an easier way to enlarge images by clicking on them
* a simpler metadata panel with fewer items
* faster image load with thumbnail pre-rendering

These features are now live on Wikimedia Commons and sister projects (1), and will be deployed on all Wikipedias this Thursday by 20:00 UTC.

Next, we plan to work on these other improvements:
* an easier way to disable Media Viewer for personal use
* a caption or description right below the image

Learn more about these features on the Media Viewer Improvements page (2). They are based on findings from our recent community consultation (3) and ongoing user research (4). For more information, visit the Help FAQ page (5).

Please let us know what you think of these new features on the Media Viewer talk page (6). 

We would like to thank all the community members who suggested these improvements. Our research suggests that they offer a better user experience, that is both clearer and simpler -- and that clarifies the relationship between Media Viewer and the File: description page. 

We will send another update in October, once the next round of improvements has been released.

Onward!


Fabrice and the Multimedia Team


(1) Pictures of the Day on Commons: 

(2) Improvements page:

(3) Community suggestions:

(4) User Research:

(5) Help page:

(6) Talk page:


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Catscan2 out of action?

What's the story on Catscan2? It seems to have been out of action for
a week, I'm starting to doubt it will come back anytime soon and I
suspect that many of us have a routines reliant on it.

http://tools.wmflabs.org/catscan2/quick_intersection.php

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Srikanth Ramakrishnan | 26 Sep 16:42 2014
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Inktober - a potential rally for the commons?

Hi all,
I was going thru my mail when I found this which I think is useful. 
It's called the Inktober Initiative by Jake Parker, mainly for those interested in sketching. While I am not sure how this can work out in the Wiki World, I think it may help us in getting some quality as well as good illustrations on to the Commons for specific topics.

Here is the link to it:



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Romaine Wiki | 17 Sep 17:49 2014
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KML scripts: we need a central storage

Hello all,

We have a central storage location for files like photos, videos and sounds: Commons. But it seems there is no central storage space for KML script files. Those files are used for templates on various Wikipedias to show a route of a subject on Google Maps, Bing Maps, etc.

The files are used in this template on en-wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Attached_KML

But also in templates in other Wikipedias. The same as with photos, a central location for these files is needed to prevent every Wikipedia have the same KML file. It seems logic to me to have a central location for this.

Can we use Commons for this?

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Federico Leva (Nemo | 13 Sep 12:14 2014
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Re: [Multimedia] Hashing Wikimedia Commons

Daniel Schwen, 09/09/2014 16:34:
>     IMHO worrying about load for such a small number of downloads (less than
>     25 millions) is silly. Just use a sensible, common size, for instance
> 
> 
> I don't think it is silly to point out best practices on an archived and
> searchable mailing list.

Sure. The best practice is "don't worry".

Nemo

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Fabrice Florin | 12 Sep 05:02 2014
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Media Viewer Consultation Results

Thanks to everyone who participated in the recent Media Viewer Consultation! 

Our multimedia team appreciates the many constructive suggestions to improve the viewing experience for readers and casual editors on Wikimedia projects. We reviewed about 130 community suggestions and prioritized a number of important development tasks for the next release of this feature. Those prioritized tasks have now been added to the improvements list on the consultation page. (1)

We have already started development of the most critical improvements: 'must-have’ features that this consultation helped identify and that have been validated through user testing — see research findings (2) and design prototype (3). We plan to complete all these 'must have' improvements by the end of October and will deploy them incrementally, starting this week. For more details, see our improvement plan (4) and development tasks for the next 6 weeks (5).

As we release these improvements, we will post regular updates on the Media Viewer talk page (6). We invite you to review these improvements and share your feedback. 

The foundation is also launching a file metadata cleanup drive (7) to add machine-readable attributions and licenses on files lack them. This will lay the groundwork for the structured data partnership (8) with the Wikidata team, to enable better search and re-use of media in our projects. We encourage everyone to join these efforts.

This community consultation was very productive for us and we look forward to more collaborations in the future. 

Thanks again to all our gracious contributors. We consider ourselves lucky to have so many great community partners.

Onward! 


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Tilman Bayer | 6 Sep 09:36 2014
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Fwd: [PRESS RELEASE] Wikimedia Commons celebrates its 10th anniversary

Hi all,

ten years ago this Sunday, Wikimedia Commons went online. We've sent out the below press release to draw some attention to this occasion, and also published a separate blog post by Lila which goes a bit more into the project's history (such as the very first photograph uploaded to Commons):

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/09/05/celebrating-the-10th-anniversary-of-wikimedia-commons/


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Wikimedia Commons celebrates its 10th anniversary

  • 22 million+ images make Wikimedia Commons world’s largest freely licensed educational media repository.

(San Francisco, USA) September 5, 2014 -- This Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of Wikimedia Commons. Its creation was officially announced on September 7, 2004.

More than 22 million media files have been uploaded by the Wikimedia volunteer community over the decade since Commons came into being. The Wikimedia Foundation is extremely grateful to have a dedicated community of creators and institutions who continue to share their images and other media so that the project has flourished and will continue to thrive.

Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Lila Tretikov said: “Many people don’t know that the incredible, freely-licensed images that illustrate Wikipedia are curated and maintained by the volunteer community of Wikimedia Commons editors. Wikimedia Commons is the visual engine of the Wikimedia projects, and we look forward to its next decade of contributions, collaboration, and sharing.”

In the past ten years, creators have contributed to Commons in a variety of ways, including the annual Wiki Loves Monuments contest, which is currently inviting submissions through the end of September. The Guinness Book of World Records named Wiki Loves Monuments the largest photo contest in the world, and it has inspired more 900,000 image uploads since 2010.

On this occasion we also celebrate the partnerships with dozens of cultural institutions (GLAM) from around the world that have donated portions of their collections. Their contributions have allowed Wikimedia Commons to become a vital resource for educational and historical content, and ensured the increasing depth and richness of the illustrations for articles on Wikipedia.

The Foundation recognizes the vibrant Wikimedia Commons community, which is responsible for increasing the availability of freely licensed images and information to the public. The Commons community takes its role as a guardian of the rights of creators extremely seriously, working diligently to confirm authorship and licensing status of the media uploaded to Commons. This work is reflected in the low number of DMCA takedown requests received by the Wikimedia Foundation every year.

Erik Moeller, then a volunteer Wikimedian, first proposed the Commons in March 2004 as a common repository for the images that Wikipedians had begun uploading to illustrate the free online encyclopedia’s growing collection of articles. Today, Moeller is the Wikimedia Foundation’s Deputy Director and VP of Engineering, and Commons is the world’s largest repository of freely licensed educational media on the internet.

“The Wikimedia Commons community is the reason these freely-licensed images exist for everyone to enjoy." said Moeller. “Our next steps are to prepare Wikimedia Commons for the future, including support for rich, structured metadata; a massively improved user experience for uploading media; better tools for editing media content through the web; and better support for video. The first decade was just the beginning.”

The Foundation is thrilled to be celebrating these and many more achievements of the project’s first decade.


About the Wikimedia Foundation

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The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. According to comScore Media Metrix, Wikipedia and the other projects operated by the Wikimedia Foundation receive 413 million unique visitors per month, making them the fifth-most popular web property world-wide (comScore, July 2014). Available in 287 languages, Wikipedia contains more than 32 million articles contributed by a global volunteer community of roughly 80,000 people. Based in San Francisco, California, the Wikimedia Foundation is an audited, 501(c)(3) charity that is funded primarily through donations and grants.

Wikimedia Foundation Press Contact:

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Gerard Meijssen | 6 Sep 08:05 2014
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Re: Clear objectives that motivate us for change

Hoi,
Magnus created a new tool [1] that shows that in a limited way we can already search for media files in Commons using Wikidata data.

This is where we are at this point in time. From this example of what we can already do, we can build something that is truly useful and usable.
Thanks,
      GerardM



On 4 September 2014 11:57, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:
Hoi,
I do not know if you were present at the recent chat, I could not be there but I could read the log ... You may have been at the chat, you may have read the log [1].

I did read the log and it did not motivate me at all. If anything it made me sad. From what I read, people were concerned about the things they are currently working on and it was all about ensuring that nothing would be lost nothing would change really.

I did not get any feeling for the reasons why the Wikidatification of media files is worthwhile. I feel really bad about this because the purpose of it all is so important.

It is all about PEOPLE.

People that will find images with "een hond, een kat, een paard" or "ein Hund, eine Katze, ein Pferd" ....

When these people are eight years old and "only" 50% of pictures with such a subject like dog cat or horse can be found in this way, we have accomplished a lot. It is a 100% improvement.

All the current categories and templates have their place and the information that is in that data will be converted straight away or eventually. It does not matter really, What matters is that we focus on the application of what we do. Who benefits, how do we transition to where we want to be. How do we make sure that we gain the most of all the work we do, have done and will do.

It starts with obvious benefits.. Enabling people to use the media files is what the wikidatification of media files is about. That may already be too abstract; when it is, it is about finding doggies, kitties and horsies..

When the Wikidatification is about such tangible objectives, who will object ? With objectives like that, the devil is still in the detail but we will see the forest from the trees.
Thanks,
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Toni Sant | 5 Sep 12:10 2014
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Re: Commons-l Digest, Vol 112, Issue 4

Thanks, Fae.

Toni


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Dr Vinesh Patel, who is a long standing Wikipedian and a medical doctor
based in London, has the following questions in relation to work on
WikiProject Medicine.

1. We would like to have a rotating format for each surgical instrument,
ideally. Something like the ones on this page
http://www.ajax-zoom.com/examples/example15.php (hover over image and move
cursor to see) - is this possible on Wikipedia? How would we upload it.
2. Can we use Adobe lightroom as a photo processor?

He is not subscribed to this mailing list, so I will relay any responses on
to him.

Many thanks,

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On 03/09/2014, Toni Sant <toni.sant-AeOJrEpdGNeDdCuiJf/lWA@public.gmane.org> wrote:
> Dr Vinesh Patel, who is a long standing Wikipedian and a medical doctor
> based in London, has the following questions in relation to work on
> WikiProject Medicine.
>
> 1. We would like to have a rotating format for each surgical instrument,
> ideally. Something like the ones on this page
> http://www.ajax-zoom.com/examples/example15.php (hover over image and move
> cursor to see) - is this possible on Wikipedia? How would we upload it.

Not without creating a new tool, as far as I am aware. Mouse-over
events are not allowed in SVG (which would be one of the simplest ways
of doing it). GIFs showing rotating instruments would be allowed. I
have successfully created these from image sets from off-wiki websites
in the past, and they display nicely in Wikipedia articles without
issues from re-scaling etc. There is a maximum limit on GIF size based
on the total sum of image resolutions making the animation, but this
is plenty for, say, a reasonable 30 second animation of a rotating
tool below 400x400px.

> 2. Can we use Adobe lightroom as a photo processor?

Depends on the solution. I created animated GIFs using standard
command line instructions wrapped in a bit of Python.

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Jeremy Baron | 4 Sep 12:44 2014

Re: Does anyone know...

On Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 10:37 AM, Magnus Manske
<magnusmanske <at> googlemail.com> wrote:
> Except it's not in the interwiki table either.

it sure is there:

MariaDB [commonswiki_p]> select * from page,iwlinks where
page_namespace=6 AND page_title='Edinburgh_Castle_-_06.jpg' AND
iwl_from=page.page_id AND iwl_prefix='wikidata'\G
*************************** 1. row ***************************
              page_id: 35057065
       page_namespace: 6
           page_title: Edinburgh_Castle_-_06.jpg
    page_restrictions:
         page_counter: 0
     page_is_redirect: 0
          page_is_new: 0
          page_random: 0.918411261694
         page_touched: 20140904101906
   page_links_updated: 20140904070656
          page_latest: 133476796
             page_len: 823
page_no_title_convert: 0
   page_content_model: NULL
             iwl_from: 35057065
           iwl_prefix: wikidata
            iwl_title: Q17570962
*************************** 2. row ***************************
              page_id: 35057065
       page_namespace: 6
           page_title: Edinburgh_Castle_-_06.jpg
    page_restrictions:
         page_counter: 0
     page_is_redirect: 0
          page_is_new: 0
          page_random: 0.918411261694
         page_touched: 20140904101906
   page_links_updated: 20140904070656
          page_latest: 133476796
             page_len: 823
page_no_title_convert: 0
   page_content_model: NULL
             iwl_from: 35057065
           iwl_prefix: wikidata
            iwl_title: Wikidata:Main_page
2 rows in set (0.00 sec)

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Magnus Manske | 4 Sep 12:44 2014

Re: Does anyone know...

Ah, nevermind, it's not in the /language link/ table; there is another one /iwlinks/ which seems to have this...

Cheers,


On Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 11:37 AM, Magnus Manske <magnusmanske <at> googlemail.com> wrote:



On Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 11:33 AM, Jeremy Baron <jeremy-mpUk35sXFjzz1n+OaKNE4w@public.gmane.org> wrote:
On Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 10:26 AM, Magnus Manske
<magnusmanske-gM/Ye1E23mwN+BqQ9rBEUg@public.gmane.org> wrote:
> ... how this:
>
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Edinburgh_Castle_-_06.jpg
>
> can contain a link to Wikidata, but this:
>
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ALinkSearch&target=www.wikidata.org%2Fwiki%2FQ17570962
>
> does not find the link?
>
> (not a "protocol spelling" issue; I checked the Labs database mirror, not a
> trace of the link.)

because it's interwiki not external?

Except it's not in the interwiki table either.
 

elaborate on what you expect and why? is this just an example or this
particular instance is special?

It seems prevalent for the {{On Wikidata}} template, at the very least.
 

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