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File:20090423 Komotini Greece train station.jpg[edit]

I noticed that you try to change the license of this file from CC-BY (Attribution) to CC-BY-SA (Attribution-Share alike). Unfortunately it is not possible to change a free license with a more restrictive one, the license must remain CC-BY. Sv1xv (talk) 16:25, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

Since it is my photo, why I cannot change the license? Ggia (talk) 16:43, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

Because when you upload a file under a free license on Commons, the license is irrevocable. You may change CC-BY-SA to CC-BY (less restrictive) but not vice versa. According to COM:L#Acceptable licenses, The license must be perpetual (non-expiring) and non-revocable. Sv1xv (talk) 17:25, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

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Thanks[edit]

(Poor english) I have uploaded another version (Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Moscas. Fecundación. Bastavales, Brión, 090905.jpg). I communicate it to you in case you wanted to change the vote. Thanks--Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez (talk) 12:51, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Please[edit]

Hi there, please do not remove the template I added to your nomination. Otherwise I will have to report you on AN/U. Regards.--Mbz1 (talk) 19:50, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

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Thank you![edit]

Hi Ggia, I'd like to tank you for this comment!. Best wishes.--Mbz1 (talk) 15:52, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

your image[edit]

I edited your image File:20100919 Marmaritsa beach Maronia Rhodope Thrace Greece panorama edit1.jpg, but do not if you like it. Cheers.--Mbz1 (talk) 15:21, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

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Copal Madagascar.jpg[edit]

Thank you for your vote. The background and the shadows are wrong, there are 5 LED lights, but the result does not please me. Your comment for light is very fair, I will work with diffusion light. It is a technique that I do not use enough. --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 16:26, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

I am not a user that tries to find minor flaws in order to oppose an image. ;-) Ggia (talk) 19:28, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

Abusive sockpuppet[edit]

User_talk:Grinatyou has been blocked as an abusive sockpuppet and Mbz1 has correctly (in my judgment) removed his/her review of her nomination.[1] As a result, your review is no longer understandable. I wonder if you would be kind enough to use your own words to review the nomination? Please don't copy or quote the sockpuppet's comments. Thank you and best wishes, Walter Siegmund (talk) 06:50, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

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The Photographer's Barnstar[edit]

Barnstar-camera.png The Photographer's Barnstar
I hereby award User Ggia The Photographer's Barnstar for 14 Featured pictures on Commons, other perfect photos and his admission to the restricted club Meet our photographers. Well done and keep going! -- George Chernilevsky talk 20:00, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

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Northern Greece[edit]

Hi, Great images. Probably you haven't noticed that we have many pages about villages in Drama, Xanthi, Rhodope, Evros, Kavala and others in BG:W. So when you add new images to Commons, you can also add them to the corresponding pages on the BG:W. In all these pages we give the names of the villages in Greek so you can find them easily. For example, if you have a photo from Μικρομηλιά, you just search for it and you find it in the results (if we have an article for it of course). --Chech Explorer (talk) 01:15, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

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Featured pix[edit]

My two nominated pix are judged by November 17. Can I submit two more after that? Sardaka (talk) 08:25, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

Yes.. you cannot have 2 nominations simultaneously. But if you like you can withdraw an active nomination with template {{withdraw}} ~~~~ and add a new one. If your nomination get support 10 votes without oppose votes in 5 days it is automatically promoted as FP. If you nomination get only oppose votes or no votes (except the nominator's support vote) it get delisted from the nominations automatically after 5 days. Read the rules here Commons:Featured picture candidates. Ggia (talk) 08:52, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

Me again[edit]

Your tag says only two are allowed, but I've only got two. So what gives?

Sardaka (talk) 09:43, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

My first notes is that images should not removed like that [2], you sould add the template {{withdraw}} ~~~~ under your images and a bot whill remove them. When you add this template you can add more new images. I removed the template with the tag in your last nomination. Ggia (talk) 10:36, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

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File:20101009 Arrested refugees immigrants in Fylakio detention center Thrace Evros Greece.jpg[edit]

Hi Ggia, Oh, so you had actually uploaded the photo to Commons! I am glad to see it again. It is as good as I remembered! Anyway, I understand your concern that some reviewers would oppose such a nomination due to noise. But I also think (hope) that other reviewers would see it as being outweighed by the strong value of and emotions shown on that photo. I should also say that I personally would repect both opinions, as evaluating pictures has a subjective element, which depends on the individual users personal preferences and what they emphasize in a featurable image. If you do not feel like nominating it yourself, would it be OK for you if I nominate it? Or is it so dear to you, that you do not want to drag it through mud at COM:FPC in case I am wrong concerning how it would be received (which I would also respect)? --Slaunger (talk) 07:16, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

You can nominate this image.. you don't have to ask ;-) - I can upload a higher resolution of this image (the image is scanned from the film negative). I will not add mud ;-) if you will nominate it. Ggia (talk) 11:37, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

  • If you could upload it in higher esolution, I would appreciate that. It will only add to the interesting discussion i foresee concerning grain and "downsampled" or not. I will then nominate the high res upload. Have a (hopefully continued) nice day. --Slaunger (talk) 11:54, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
    • I can upload a really high resolution of the image. My film scanner Minolta Dimage Elite 5400 can scan up 5232 x 7800 pixels - which is really high.. but the grain in the image always remains the same (it is the actual grain of the film). Ggia (talk) 12:02, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
      • Yes, I realise a hires scan will magnify the actual grain in the film (I have worked with Ilford in real darkroom too, although it is many years ago :-) ). Choose whatever resolution, which makes sense for you. 5232x7800 is perhaps overdoing it though (unless you think it add extra information). --Slaunger (talk) 12:46, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
        • Here is my restored version. I hope you do not think I have done more harm than good to it.Smile I have only cloned and healed - no other adjustments (and I prefer it this way with no further "fiddling"). Apparently, there were fewer dust spots in your new scan, than in the first one, which made my moments of zen shorter than anticipated. --Slaunger (talk) 23:29, 21 November 2011 (UTC)
        • The EXIF of the tif did not contain any creator or camera information, whereas I noticed this was in your first jpg (so you must have some tool for editing EXIF and adding data about your film camera). Would it be possible for you to add relevant EXIF data in the version I have tried to restore? Thanks in advance. I added an approximate heading of North-East to the geocode based on my impression of the orientation of the camera from Google maps. Will you correct it, if it is wrong?--Slaunger (talk) 23:46, 21 November 2011 (UTC)
          • The new restoration is better.. thanks for the restore!! I choose x4 times scan, which is slower process in scanning.. and has higher quality. You can see in my version that I applied more masks around the image to make some parts darker than the original scan. The exif where added manually in my first jpg image.. also the gps info. I never used before the parameter NA for orientation.. I will try to add it in my next images. The GPS is correct.. Did you do some sharpening alogorithm over the image or just spot healing tool? Ggia (talk) 06:37, 22 November 2011 (UTC)
            Promoted! And not a single complaint about noise.
            • You're welcome! I did not apply any kind of selective sharpening or other modifications to the photo, only heal and clone tools were used. If you think the same kind of masking as you explain above will improve the restored version, feel free to modify this version as well (I do not have a strong opinion about that, only that I think the modifications should be gentle). Could you manually add the EXIF to this one as well (add yourself to the creator fields)? You mean the "heading" and not the "NA" parameter, don't you? Adding the heading parameter gives a nice directional arrow of the Commons logo on Google maps, and is one of the more useful geotagging parameters. There are plenty of more Geotagging options, some of them could be applied to your panos as well Smile. I always use the Geolocator tool for generating the {{Location}} template including heading, range, and region with a few clicks of a mouse. Highly recommendable. Have a nice day! --Slaunger (talk) 07:32, 22 November 2011 (UTC)
            • Just a small ping - I had one last pedantic request above to add EXIF to the full-sized restored version, before nominating... Not that I am in a hurry, just in case you had overlooked my request. --Slaunger (talk) 22:05, 24 November 2011 (UTC)
              • I will do it tommorow! I just arrived back from a short break travelling to Rome, Italy.. cheers! Ggia (talk) 22:46, 27 November 2011 (UTC)
                • Welcome back. Just take your time. There is no hurry. --Slaunger (talk) 08:02, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
                  • I tried to enhance a little bit the image applying masks to several parts and changing the contrast/luminosity. I also cropped the image to keep out the black borders during the scan. In the lower left part I tried to hide (I think I succeeded) the out of focus metallic fence that was in front to the camera lens. I added EXIF info.. the date and time was a copy from a digital image I have shot there. I hope you like the changes. Ggia (talk) 00:30, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
                    • I like your subtle improvements, and I have (finally) nominated it. As a minimum I hope the nomination gives rise to some interesting discussions. For me, personally, that means more than wheather it will end in a promotion or not. But then again, I have not invested nearly as much "soul" in this as you have.... It is my impression that this photo (an related photos) also means more to you than many of your (also nice) panoramas of landscapes. Have a nice evening. --Slaunger (talk) 21:46, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

I am glad I was not the only one, who found it featurable. I am happy to see that it is possible to get a B&W modern film photo promoted (although one reviewer perceived it as historic at first). Thanks for allowing me to help a little with this one. I really enjoyed it. --Slaunger (talk) 20:26, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

But nowadays shooting film looks for some people strange.. but film exists in the market and a lot of people are using it. There is an article Digital versus film photography at wikipedia trying to demonstrate the digital versus film topic. I don't find a problem when I shoot people the image to be a little bit noisy. I will not shoot a colorful landscape in a b&w film and try to upload in wikipedia, this should be shot in color. I want to mention that nowadays there are people buying cameras extremely expensive cameras/lenes (ie ~ 5.000 euros Leica M7) and choose to shoot only b&w film! BTW.. thanks for the supporting this image! Ggia (talk) 11:29, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

B&W[edit]

Is black and white accepted at Featured Pix? Sardaka (talk) 09:36, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

Yes it is accepted - there is not a limitation if the image is color or b&w. Ggia (talk) 11:37, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

  • In practise, most broadly accepted for historical photos, see Commons:Featured pictures/Historical for examples. For contemporary photographs it is my experience that it is quite hard to get an FP of a B&W photo, as many reviewers sees it as a setback to use a non-optimal (read non-digital, non-color) sensor. So unless there are very good reasons to go B&W and/or film, a nomination of a recent B&W pjoto is likely to be declined. --Slaunger (talk) 11:51, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

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Seasonal greetings[edit]

Havregrynskugler, a Danish christmas sweet with oatmeal as its main ingredient.

Dear Ggia,

Here are some christmas sweets for you, which my daughter and I just made. You will find the recipe in the file page. They are easy to make and they taste in my opinion very good. Merry christmas from Denmark, --Slaunger (talk) 12:43, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

Jamed Kabir and Roknedin Mauseleum[edit]

Hello, this is Jame' Kabir (Jame'-e Kabir) not Jamed Kabir. --Z 02:11, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the note! I made a rename request and I changed the file description [3]. Greetings from Greece.. Ggia (talk) 08:21, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

RE:Image:FeneriIsaCamiiInIstanbul20070102 1.jpg[edit]

Hallo Ggia you are totally correct, the image is mine, and the copyright is usurped. :-) Should I do something? By the way, that image coasted me a pair of brand new shoes. Can you see the guy on the extreme left of the picture? This is an old beggar, who (after getting 3 lira from me) stole my shoes after I went into the mosque to take some pictures. It was Bayram, on January, bitter cold, I had no money, and had to walk five Km with a pair of slippers until Sultanahmed... That's why I am particularly fond of this picture. :-) Thanks, alex2006 (talk) 06:55, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

P.S. Already some months ago I saw with wonder your pictures: let me say that you are simply a genius of photography. alex2006 (talk) 06:59, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Hallo Ggia,
Yes, I confirm 100%, all these pictures are mine, and paid too dear with my shoes :-). Incredible, after having printed a book with articles of mine in wikipedia, now someone usurps the copyright too... :-( Yes, Moni tou Libou is beautiful, altough I know some prettier churches in ti Poli :-) . I wrote a lot of the articles about the kilise-camiler in Istanbul, now I have only a couple left, then I must start with the mosques :-) By the way, I have a question for you as Greek: yesterday I wrote on wiki:en an article about a Greek novelist, Dido Sotiriou, and I would like to upload to Commons a picture of her which I found here. The picture appears to be more than 70 years old, but this is a Greek site. May I do it, or there will be a copyright violation issue? Thanks again, and greetings from Switzerland alex2006 (talk) 12:06, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! Do you live in Alexandroupolis? I will go to the City in February, personally prefer to visit it in Winter: it has a magic atmosphere, and when it snows, it is beautiful...Bye, Alex2006 (talk) 12:52, 9 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks a lot! Actually when I travel to the City I fly: I traveled only once by car, and I will always remember a road sign in Greece with indication "Konstantinoupolis 320 Km" and the byzantine eagle on it. It tells more than 1000 words... Maybe if we are in Istanbul at the same time me can meet there. :-) Bye, Alex2006 (talk) 07:26, 18 January 2012 (UTC)

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Some baklava for you![edit]

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG Γιατί έχω καταλάβει ότι μάλλον σου αρέσουν τα σιροπιαστά :) Γλαύκος (talk) 20:30, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Commons:WikiProject Romania[edit]

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Hi! I created the Commons:WikiProject Romania as a sister project to the multilingual WP:ROMANIA versions (currently en, fr, ro and ru) to better organize, categorize and improve the quality of media and galleries related to Romania and the Romanians. From your contributions, I think you might be interested and maybe you wish to join and support the project. Your input is welcomed! Thanks and best regards!

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File:20091212 Sideris bag pipe player Didymoteixo Greece.ogv[edit]

Hello Ggia, is the played music definitely free of any rights (composer)? I would like to use the file as media of the day (commons main page). Regards, --Pristurus (talk) 21:47, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for this information. The file will be Motd on 2012-02-15. Greetings, --Pristurus (talk) 20:03, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

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Lufthansa Aviation Center[edit]

Thanks for getting nighttime photos! Do you have plans to get daytime photos? WhisperToMe (talk) 21:57, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

Picture of the Year voting round 1 open[edit]

Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2012 Picture of the Year competition is now open. We're interested in your opinion as to which images qualify to be the Picture of the Year for 2012. Voting is open to established Wikimedia users who meet the following criteria:

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Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year are all entered in this competition. 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.

To see the candidate images just go to the POTY 2012 page on Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons celebrates our featured images of 2012 with this contest. Your votes decide the Picture of the Year, so remember to vote in the first round by January 30, 2013.

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For the beautiful picture of the Kotor Bay in Montenegro Aarp65 (talk) 20:45, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

2014 ![edit]

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Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! Happy holidays! -- George Chernilevsky talk 16:23, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Picture of the Year 2013 R1 Announcement[edit]

Round 1 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open![edit]

2012 Picture of the Year: A pair of European Bee-eaters in Ariège, France.

Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2013 Picture of the Year competition is now open. This year will be the eighth edition of the annual Wikimedia Commons photo competition, which recognizes exceptional contributions by users on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia users are invited to vote for their favorite images featured on Commons during the last year (2013) to produce a single Picture of the Year.

Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year are all entered in this competition. These images include professional animal and plant shots, breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historical images, photographs portraying the world's best architecture, impressive human portraits, and so much more.

For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topical categories. Two rounds of voting will be held: In the first round, you may vote for as many images as you like. The top 30 overall and the most popular image in each category will continue to the final. In the final round, you may vote for just one image to become the Picture of the Year.

Round 1 will end on . Click here to learn more and vote »

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Picture of the Year 2013 R2 Announcement[edit]

Round 2 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open![edit]

2012 Picture of the Year: A pair of European Bee-eaters in Ariège, France.

Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the second round of the 2013 Picture of the Year competition is now open. This year will be the eighth edition of the annual Wikimedia Commons photo competition, which recognizes exceptional contributions by users on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia users are invited to vote for their favorite images featured on Commons during the last year (2013) to produce a single Picture of the Year.

Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year were entered in this competition. These images include professional animal and plant shots, breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historical images, photographs portraying the world's best architecture, impressive human portraits, and so much more.

There are two total rounds of voting. In the first round, you voted for as many images as you liked. The top 30 overall and the most popular image in each category have continued to the final. In the final round, you may vote for just one image to become the Picture of the Year.

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For the gorgeous Ani-Panorama Aarp65 (talk) 19:07, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Picture of the Year 2013 Results Announcement[edit]

Picture of the Year 2013 Results[edit]

The 2013 Picture of the Year. View all results »

Dear Ggia,

The 2013 Picture of the Year competition has ended and we are pleased to announce the results: We shattered participation records this year — more people voted in Picture of the Year 2013 than ever before. In both rounds, 4070 different people voted for their favorite images. Additionally, there were more image candidates (featured pictures) in the contest than ever before (962 images total).

  • In the first round, 2852 people voted for all 962 files
  • In the second round, 2919 people voted for the 50 finalists (the top 30 overall and top 2 in each category)

We congratulate the winners of the contest and thank them for creating these beautiful images and sharing them as freely licensed content:

  1. 157 people voted for the winner, an image of a lightbulb with the tungsten filament smoking and burning.
  2. In second place, 155 people voted for an image of "Sviati Hory" (Holy Mountains) National Park in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine.
  3. In third place, 131 people voted for an image of a swallow flying and drinking.

Click here to view the top images »

We also sincerely thank to all 4070 voters for participating and we hope you will return for next year's contest in early 2015. We invite you to continue to participate in the Commons community by sharing your work.

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