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Interesting picture, and QI to me. IMO it would be even better, if you would crop the right side with the lantern --DKrieger 19:01, 28 October 2012 (UTC). Done Cloned out cropped lantern on the right, thank you. --Iifar 19:22, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
Hi, to avoid future single rejects due to FoP in Estonia or Lithuania I have created 2 pages (this and this) with all images that, in my opinion, have or could have problems with our policies. Better later than never...it was really painful. I wasted lots of hours including a bunch of QIs. Sorry for giving you work. Hopefully the categories are now complete. If you feel that it is not yet the case, just let me know, all the best, Poco a poco (talk) 16:01, 5 November 2012 (UTC)
Umm What exactly is a commons user, and is there any problems with my image? Any tips?--Earth100 (talk) 23:51, 8 November 2012 (UTC)
I do have a log in account on commons.wikimedia.org, so i am a bit confused. And just curious, is my image good to considered a quality image? And it is possible to become what you meant? Also, in case you didn't know, i'm kinda new to Wikimedia, and i'm still learning the general guidelines. Sincerely, --Earth100 (talk) 08:51, 9 November 2012 (UTC)
I just wanted to thank you for your great contributions to wiki. It is always a pleasure to view your images. And - the obviously windy - Estonia seems to be a beautiful place, thank you for showing us. Kind regards from Lake Constance --Dietrich Krieger (talk) 22:54, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
QI for me --Wilfredor 20:31, 9 November 2012 (UTC) Again two persons trying to promote the same pic, and I was slower, not the first time .... but I write anyway, because I think the image would be even better without the back of the car. Anyway, I like it --DKrieger 21:00, 9 November 2012 (UTC) Done --Iifar 19:42, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
What is that?! I see, that you've contributed five of nine WLM finalists from Estonia! That's a really great result, congrats to you, many thanks for your excellent work on Commons, and of course good luck for the international contest. - A.Savin 17:13, 17 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for cleaning up all my "weak oppose" and "weak support" templates at the Featured Picture Candidates page. I was going to fix everything after you let me know about it on my talk page, but you beat me to it! Thanks a lot! Michael Barera (talk) 20:26, 18 November 2012 (UTC)
Hi Ivar, I would like to thank you for your comment on Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Tahrir Square, Cairo, in the early morning.jpg, because it raises an interesting question for me. The picture was taken from the 22nd floor of my hotel. I wonder if in cases like this, where the picture features a bird's eye view, the lines should remain as they are. I've uploaded an updated version of the Tahrir-Square photo, but honestly, it doesn't look right to me. Imagine the picture on the right hand side with straight vertical lines… What do you think? --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 14:42, 22 November 2012 (UTC)
Many thanks for denoising the sky in my photograph of Maspalomas lighthouse. Which program did you use for it? The result is excellent. By he way: I'd like to congratulate you with your beautiful images on Commons! Kind regards -- Marc Ryckaert (MJJR (talk) 10:45, 24 November 2012 (UTC)).
Harsh lighting, a bit of moire effect on the trees? --Dey.sandip 19:04, 25 November 2012 (UTC) Comment Please add a note, where do you see Moiré pattern. --Iifar 19:39, 25 November 2012 (UTC)
Looks fine to me. Mattbuck 07:51, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
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Ma ei hakanud neid hetkel ka Tallinna alla paigutama seetõttu, et kui teha selline alajaotus. Kas keeleliselt oleks see nimetus korrektne? (või peaks kasutama nt "from", kuigi pildid on seal tehtud ja mitte sealt saadud). Kruusamägi (talk) 16:48, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
Miskipärast ei ole sinu pildid väga Commonsi päeva piltidena esilehelt läbi käinud. Seadsin veebruari kaks sinu fotot üles (5 ja 23). Keskeltläbi 2 fotot kuus võiks olla ju igati mõistlik Commonsi esilehelt Eesti fotosid läbi jooksutada. Kruusamägi (talk) 17:57, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
Mina olen sellest loogikast nõnda aru saanud, et ega tegelikult mingit kavalat valikumehhanismi ei olegi. Tuleb lihtsalt ise piisavalt nahaalne olla ja häid pilte üles seada. Kruusamägi (talk) 19:25, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
Igatahes plaanin tulevikus ka mõned sinu fotod sinna üles lükata ja ühtlasi leidsin mõne sinu ülesvõtte, mida esitaksin meeleldi tulevikus eeskujuliku pildi kandidaatideks. Vast sobib?
Lihtsalt mainin, et mul muidu mõte, et selleaastase Wiki Loves Monuments lõpetamisel koostaks näituse asemel hoopis 3 aasta parimate piltide põhjal fotoraamatu. Iseasi, kuidas finantsiliselt seda teostada õnnestub. Kruusamägi (talk) 14:37, 31 January 2013 (UTC)
Eks ma tasahilju püüan sellega järjest rohkem katsetada. Kruusamägi (talk) 22:48, 31 January 2013 (UTC)
Kuna FP kanditaatide esitamisel on mõningane piirang, siis mul võtaks päris pikalt aega, et kõiki sinu fotosid esitada, mida esitada sooviksin. Mida arvad sellest, et needkaks pilti ise esitada? Kruusamägi (talk) 17:11, 5 February 2013 (UTC)
Hello! I have seen that you are back :) Can you please explain me your expectation on the picture above (you have added some notes)? Do you expect me to improve also those pictures that I haven't propose in QIC? I spend about 30 hours per week with Commons stuff and I am not in the condition right now to extend my scope. Regards, Poco a poco (talk) 09:36, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
Interesting to see the place frozen --Poco a poco 09:23, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
I agress with Poco, it's QI. I like the way how you get natural looking results (no overprocessing, no oversharpening) at very high quality. But I would suggest to brighten the right part of the waterfall a bit. --Tuxyso 09:33, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
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Hi, Iifar, I have one question for you, how is it possible that on the average over 90% of my pictures are reviewed ok but when it is you the reviewer that rate is much much lower and often after several loops? How can you explain that? Poco a poco (talk) 18:44, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply, but it was no answer to my question above and I hope that you will allow me to spend my time the way I like. Poco a poco (talk) 19:18, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
Hello lifar! On your userpage there is a section "image usage statistics". How you create this statistics? I would be very interesting on the usage of my images in Wikimedia projects. Is there a special tool for that? Thanks. --Tuxyso (talk) 08:17, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
Good and nice--Lmbuga 11:46, 11 May 2013 (UTC) Comment to Diego: ruins of the gate tower are not 90° vertical, that's why I did't use perspective correction. --Iifar 20:06, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
Fine for me, I just thought otherwise because I also had the impression that the trees looked similar. Poco a poco 23:14, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your review and your precise look on the panoramic view. Fixing of the stitching errors will be no problem, but I do not know how to correct the "slight tilt". The panoramic view is auto stitched in Hugin. Hugin finds verticals and corrects the photo accordingly. If I now start to make some manual perspective corrections the whole image is affected and mis-corrected. IHMO the tilt you've marked is neglectable. What do you think? --Tuxyso (talk) 19:26, 9 June 2013 (UTC)
I've worked on the photo. Could you please take another look? Is it OK now? --Tuxyso (talk) 23:06, 9 June 2013 (UTC)
Hi lifar, thanks for reviewing my panorama image of Castel Prösels. I really can't understand what happened but I'm not sure the images are OOF, it can't be with f/13 and the focus indicated is well centered. Besides that I used a tripod and anticipated the mirror opening so it can't be motion. The only thing I'd figure that f/13 is too high. Do you agree with me, do you think sharpening could save the image? Thanks for your patience --Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 20:25, 9 June 2013 (UTC)
My name is Donna and I'm a communications volunteer with the Wikimedia Foundation in San Francisco. We have a feature on the Wikimedia blog  to profile the photographers behind the beautiful photos that become Picture of the Day (POTD) on Wikimedia Commons. You can see some of our past POTD posts here: https://blog.wikimedia.org/c/communications/picture-of-the-day/ Given that your photo "Loopealne Keilas" is scheduled for 29 June, we'd love to do a short interview with you by email to discuss your photography and your POTD. Please let me know if you would be interested! You can email me DPetersonwikimedia.org or respond on my talk page.
You participated at the earlier discussion on licence choice for Featured Pictures. A number of users felt that such restrictions should be made at policy level. Please comment at Commons:Requests for comment/AppropriatelyLicensed. This is a proposal to amend this licence policy to disallow future uploads where the sole licence is inappropriate for the media (e.g., GFDL for images). In earlier discussions there were a number of comments that, while reasonable opinions, did not align with Wikimedia's mission for free content. Please read the FAQ before commenting. Thanks -- Colin (talk) 22:55, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
1) Quality images of Estonia: kas peaks juurde tekitama täiendavad jaotused "Quality images of architecture in Estonia" ja "Quality images of nature in Estonia"? Viimase juurde ka alamkategooria "Quality images of plants in Estonia"?
2) Kuna sügisel oleks tulemas kultuurimälestiste võistlus, teadusfoto võistlus ja HELP4 pildikogumine, siis mida arvaksid sellest, kui teha sinuga üks persoonilugu mõnda Eesti ajakirjandusväljaandesse? Sa oled siiski konkurentsitult parim ja viljakaim fotograaf, kes meil siin on ning asi võiks tuua täiendavat tähelepanu ja suurenenud osavõttu mainitud pildikogumistele. Kruusamägi (talk) 20:33, 24 June 2013 (UTC)
Arhitektuuri osa pidasin vajalikuks selleks, et eri hoonete pilte kuhugi koondada oleks.
Selleks ei peagi kõrgelt tunnustatud fotograaf olema, et persoonilugu saada :) Fotograafiks olemisel ongi mitu komponenti ja üks neist on paratamatult tuntus: kellest fotograafina ei räägita, ei saa ka viimane olla hoolimata sellest, kui häid või halbu pilte ta teeb. Nõnda tundub vähemalt mulle, et võiks näidata, et a) meil on siin üks suurepärane fotograaf ja b) pildid ei lisa ennast ise Commonsisse ehk veel rohkem harrastajaid võiks Commonsi manu jõuda. Kruusamägi (talk) 13:01, 25 June 2013 (UTC)
Selle vastuse võib vast üsna kiirelt kätte saada. Aga küsi ja anna teada, kui miskit selgus. Kruusamägi (talk) 15:46, 26 June 2013 (UTC)
Commons Picture of the Day - Interview Request
My name is Alice and I'm a communications volunteer with the Wikimedia Foundation in San Francisco. We have a feature on the Wikimedia blog  to profile the photographers behind the beautiful photos that become Picture of the Day (POTD) on Wikimedia Commons. You can see some of our past POTD posts here: https://blog.wikimedia.org/c/communications/picture-of-the-day/
Given that your photo "Aleksander I ja Napoleoni sõdade mälestusmärk1 (Mõdriku)" is scheduled to be featured on July 11, we'd love to do a short interview with you by email to discuss your photography and your POTD. Please let me know if you would be interested! You can email me afrogewikimedia.org or respond on my talk page.
Looks good taken at 19:29 h., but not perfect because, IMO, it needs a little perspective correction (the perspective distortion don't disturb). See note, I think that this line must be straight (perhaps I'm wrong)--Lmbuga 10:43, 6 July 2013 (UTC)
QI IMO with or without correction--Lmbuga 10:47, 6 July 2013 (UTC) Perspective fixed --Iifar 10:55, 6 July 2013 (UTC)
Good quaity, thanks--Lmbuga 11:06, 6 July 2013 (UTC)
Lmbuga was completely out of line there, I urge you to ignore them. I have given them a talk page warning, and will if necessary take further steps should this reoccur. -mattbuck (Talk) 22:23, 10 July 2013 (UTC)
I hesitate to comment on my impressions in English. My impressions do not care. I beg you to come back. I apologize. Not always know the damage we do. Sorry--Miguel Bugallo (Lmbuga) 01:10, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
You will have the more careful treatment that I can give--Miguel Bugallo (Lmbuga) 01:11, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
Thank you--Miguel Bugallo (Lmbuga) 19:05, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
Hi Iifar, On the file page, in the historic of the file, you can have access to an edited version of this jpg without noise in the sky, I have edited the jpg because I have had some mistake with my software and if I want to edit the RAW I must begin again the entire edit and I think I can't succeed to edit with the same result. So I have edited the jpg, uploaded it but reverted immediatly on the first version. Is there a lost of quality when editing jpg? What do you think of the edited version (must I revert on it)? -- Christian Ferrer (talk) 21:39, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for spotting the stitching issues. I knew about the unsharp area but didn't think I could deal with it -- I had a sharp frame that overlapped this but the lighting was very different as a cloud covered the sun. But I've managed to significantly shrink this area by enlarging other frames and I've sharpened what is left a little bit. Hopefully this is good enough. As a consequence, I used a different frame for the right hand of the roof and the lighting on this frame, being lighter, is closer to the rest. So the roof is more even and nicer lit. I fixed the middle stitching error but couldn't see one on the left. The area you selected was pretty much covered with a frame so perhaps the "error" is just how the building is. It is hundreds of years old! Since this is a WLM image and we're now out of time, I'd rather not fiddle with it any more (or have minor error notes spoiling the description page). You can reply here if you see anything bad, but I should really stop for now. Cheers, Colin (talk) 21:43, 30 September 2013 (UTC)
Hi Ivar, you have reviewed this file in QIC, I've tried to improve it, can you take a look please? thanks -- Christian (talk) 16:37, 10 October 2013 (UTC)
It's because the landscape is very underexposed and brightened during the edition, I had to choose sky overexposed or landscape underexposed, I have choosed the second, thanks anyway. -- Christian (talk) 18:03, 10 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for reviewing this picture. I have replaced gargoyle 8 with another shot taken a few minutes later. He's sharp this time. Could you have another look please. Cheers, Colin (talk) 20:12, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
I'm not sure about your latest FP. I'd be very happy with this if I took it myself. But it is so similar to two other of your FPs that I honestly couldn't tell them apart. So I don't know what to think. Colin (talk) 20:35, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
Quality is good, but denoising in the dark blue areas (left top side) could be better. Did you use a polarizer? The left side of the sky looks remarkable darker / bluer than the right side. Probably some gradient filters could balance it better. --Tuxyso 12:24, 20 October 2013 (UTC) User:Iifar uploaded a new version which addresses the denoising problem. --Jastrow 08:12, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
Much better. IMHO QI now. --Tuxyso 08:12, 24 October 2013 (UTC)
Ma ei ole nüüd pikalt heade piltide valikusse midagi esitanud ja seega ei oska hetkel hästi hinnata, et mis seal läbi minna võiks. Oleks sul ehk natuke mahti mu viimaseid üleslaadimisi läbi vaadata ja välja tuua, kui seal midagi asisemat leidub? Kruusamägi (talk) 11:07, 27 October 2013 (UTC)
Tänud soovituste eest! Vaatasin pildid üle. Väljatoodud fotokraam olid küll veel eelmise kaamera toodang. :P
Viimati üles laetud piltide seas on muidugi ka arvukalt selliseid, kus arvestades pilditamistingimusi oleks eelmise kaameraga olnud üldse võimatu kaamerat ise hoides teravat pilti saada. Seega ei olnud ma seda müra osa niiväga tähele pannud. Samas ei ole ma veel hetkel uuemaga täitsa ära kohanenud.
Raw pilte ei ole ma julgenud veel seni teha. Pole arvuti kõvakettal enam eriti vaba ruumi jäänud. Kruusamägi (talk) 20:55, 27 October 2013 (UTC)
Hi! Thanks for correcting this photo. Could you please tell me what SW you used? What exactly did you perform on this picture? Thanks --(GRAD) (talk) 07:49, 30 October 2013 (UTC)
Thank you! I've just installed GIMP :-) --(GRAD) (talk) 20:52, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
I wish you a very very happy and prosperous Diwali. --JoydeepTalk 06:27, 2 November 2013 (UTC)
While Diwali is popularly known as the "festival of lights", the most significant spiritual meaning behind it is "the awareness of the inner light". It is the belief that there is something beyond the physical body and mind which is pure, infinite, and eternal, called the Atman. The celebration of Diwali as the "victory of good over evil” refers to the light of higher knowledge dispelling all ignorance, the ignorance that masks one's true nature, not as the body, but as the unchanging, infinite, immanent and transcendent reality. With this awakening come compassion and the awareness of the oneness of all things (higher knowledge). This brings Satcitananda (joy or peace). Just as we celebrate the birth of our physical being, Diwali is the celebration of this Inner Light. While the story behind Diwali and the manner of celebration varies from region to, the essence is the same – to rejoice in the Inner Light! And this year Diwali and All Souls' Day come together to fully defeat the Evil! "Happy Diwali!" – JKadavoorJee 09:05, 2 November 2013 (UTC)
I really appreciate your contributions to Commons. You have a wonderful vision for extraordinary lighting situations. The motto: "Photography is painting with light" is clearly reflected in your photographs. I look excitedly forward to future contributions and QICs/FPCs. Always good light! --Tuxyso (talk) 08:17, 25 November 2013 (UTC)