Commons:Valued images

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Valued images are images which are considered especially valuable by the Commons community for use in online content within other Wikimedia projects. A valued image is considered to be the most valued illustration of its kind by the Commons community.

Purpose[edit]

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The valued images project sets out to identify and encourage users' efforts in providing valuable images of high diversity and usability, and to build up a resource for editors from other Wikimedia projects seeking such images for use online. The project also provides recognition to contributors who have made an effort to contribute images of difficult subjects which are very hard or impossible to obtain in featured picture or quality image technical quality.

Difference between valued images, quality images, and featured pictures[edit]

The quality images project aims to identify and encourage users who provide images of high technical quality to Commons. Featured pictures are the cream of the crop at Commons and the project is reserved for images of both extraordinary value and technical quality.

Valued images, on the other hand, are those that are the most valuable of their kind for use in an online context, within other Wikimedia projects. The technical requirements for valued images are typically much lower, as there is no concern about suitability for print usage. A built-in camera in a modern mobile phone should be sufficient if the subject is of high value and the photo illustrates it well at a viewing size of 480x360 pixels or equivalent. Valued images are less about technical quality and more about your ingenuity in finding good and valuable subjects which matter, and about the usability of the information on the image page.

Examples of promoted valued images[edit]

Eligibility[edit]

Promoted valued images
Year-month Images
2014-07
  
220
2014-06
  
218
2014-05
  
300
2014-04
  
278
2014-03
  
262
2014-02
  
199
2014-01
  
265
2013-12
  
271
2013-11
  
242
2013-10
  
288
2013-09
  
228
2013-08
  
183
2013-07
  
255

All images on Commons are eligible to be nominated as a valued image, be they photographs, animations, schemes, diagrams, charts, scans, symbols, computer renderings, and whether original or derivative work. Documents, spreadsheets, presentations, scores, sound and video files do not fall within the remit of the valued images project.

Procedure[edit]

Valued image candidates can be nominated and reviewed on the valued image candidates page. The same page can be used for nominating and reviewing sets of images as valued image sets.

Judging is carried out by the Commons Community according to the valued image criteria.

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Commons currently has 9295 valued images and 284 valued image sets. See also