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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

FP Promotion[edit]

The Peacemakers 1868.jpg
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Dickens image[edit]

Hi Scewing, can you say where you got File:Dickens Gurney head.jpg from exactly? I've found a similar one, but not this one exactly, and the resolution seems much higher. SlimVirgin (talk) 00:18, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

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Thank you[edit]

A belated thank you for the clean-up on the Matoaka Whittle Sims image. Regards, MarmadukePercy (talk) 05:55, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

Samuel Morse 1840.jpg daguerreotype[edit]

File:Samuel Morse 1840.jpg was named a daguerreotype on back of print; but is not - see the note from the Smithsonian.--Radh (talk) 07:36, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for the fixes to the Fitz Hugh images. MarmadukePercy (talk) 18:54, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

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FP Promotion[edit]

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Gelatin dry plate process[edit]

Hallo, I am editor of Portal Photography on the Czech wikipedia (http://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port%C3%A1l:Fotografie). Thank you for your hard work with the photos on commons! Can you please add category Gelatin dry plate process to some photos? I don´t know how to use scripts... Thank you very much, --Svajcr (talk) 19:31, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

John Brown image[edit]

Hello, I noticed you seem to have cropped an uploaded a new version of the file I had earlier uploaded of John Brown. In terms of format, shouldn't your cropped image simply be uploaded over the existing image, so that the original notation appears? MarmadukePercy (talk) 00:52, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

I'm not to familiar with all wikipedia standards, so please let me know if I need to correct. I thought your original image could still be valuable in wikipedia articles, perhaps on articles related to historical photography or articles on the photographer, so I simply uploaded an alternative cropped version and linked the two images in the 'other versions' section. Scewing (talk) 17:14, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Let you know[edit]

I wanted to let you know that the image you uploadedof Susuan B. Anthony, File:Susan Brownell Anthony - c1850 daguerreotype by Southworth & Hawes.jpg is currently being nominated on English Wikipedia. Here is the nomination if you would like to watch Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Susan B. Anthony Spongie555 (talk) 03:51, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

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Your image of Ben Franklin you promoted on Commons was promoted on English Wikipedia but your Susan B. Anthony failed. 68.8.137.220 05:50, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

FP Promotion[edit]

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File:Abraham Lincoln O-52 inkwell by Alexander Gardener, 1861.jpg[edit]

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There seems to be a problem regarding the description and/or licensing of this particular file. It has been found that you've added in the image's description only a Template that's not a license and although it provides useful information about the image, it's not a valid license. Could you please resolve this problem, adding the license in the image linked above? You can edit the description page and change the text. Uploading a new version of the file does not change the description of the file. This page may give you more hints on which license to choose. Thank you.

File:John Brown in 1856.jpg‎ and File:John Brown daguerreotype c1856.png[edit]

It seems that the first image did derive from the second one, but there are some variations and I'm troubled by the fact that the png has comparably little information about it. The first one was scanned by me from a book that gave all source information, such as Library of Congress ID, place it was taken, and the photographer. So maybe that information can just be transferred to the png, but outright deletion seems like a bad idea until that's resolved. Postdlf (talk) 02:24, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Agreed! If your image is unique and has specific importance beyond the version I uploaded, please remove the 'delete' and 'superceded' tag. Also, please add 'other versions' to both images. And, if you have additional information about the photographer and/or date of image, please make sure to include that information within both files. Thanks in advance. Scewing (talk) 05:39, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

File:JFKennedyHalloweenLaugh1963.jpg[edit]

Hi. I reverted you changing File:JFKennedyHalloweenLaugh1963.jpg to a tightly cropped version of the central figures. The full original version of the photo shows many details of the Presidential office at that time which some may find of interest and cannot be seen in your crop. If you find a cropped version useful, I'd suggest uploading it under a different file name (with links so that the two versions are visible from each other) instead of replacing the existing version. Thanks. Cheers, Infrogmation (talk) 01:59, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

File:Abraham Lincoln foto-crop.jpg[edit]

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There seems to be a problem regarding the description and/or licensing of this particular file. It has been found that you've added in the image's description only a Template that's not a license and although it provides useful information about the image, it's not a valid license. Could you please resolve this problem, adding the license in the image linked above? You can edit the description page and change the text. Uploading a new version of the file does not change the description of the file. This page may give you more hints on which license to choose. Thank you.

File:Domenichino, The Way to Calvary.jpg[edit]

Hi. If you upload a new version of a file (a bigger one, with better colours etc.), you should change the source. Getty.edu is the source of first version of this picture. I suppose that you have took your picture from another source, so please correct it - and not only here, but everywhere where you have uploaded new version of a file. Thanks, Cancre (talk) 13:28, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

The new version is from the same source. Scewing (talk) 18:00, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

FP Promotion[edit]

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Emperor Pedro II of Brazil[edit]

Scewing, could you help me out again? The colored photo of Emperor Pedro II of Brazil that you colorized is almost perfect. There are 2 small issues (I believe):
1) His left hand color does not match his face or his other hand which is hidden beneath his cloth.
2) A small piece of the photo at the top was cut off. Could you fix it?
Also, could you colorize another photo? This one:
If you accept my request, know that there is no hurry. Once you're done with both, I'll add both to the article. Thanks again. Kind regards, --Lecen (talk) 00:02, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

José Paranhos, Viscount of Rio Branco[edit]

Thanks for having improved the main photo of en:José Paranhos, Viscount of Rio Branco. Your help is really appreaciated. Regards, --Lecen (talk) 16:00, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

P.S.: Could you take a look at this one to see if you are able to fix it, too? --Lecen (talk) 16:04, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

I know nothing about graphics[edit]

but would love to know how to make signitures like you. How do you do it? Chesdovi (talk) 18:38, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

No Problem! I'm definitely not a pro or anything, just do it as a hobby. When I find a decent image of a signature on a website, I save it to my computer, and use a free image editor called GIMP to edit it. I usually crop the image down to only the signature, then use the scale tool to enlarge it to about 4000px in width. Then, I do one or more of the following (with the end goal to get a solid b&w image of only the signature): Use the Level tool to adjust the black/white levels to make the signature stand out from the background; Use the fuzzy select tool to select only the signature, then invert the selection and 'delete' the background stuff so only the signature is left; use the desaturate tool to convert the image to b&w; use Image>Mode>Indexed and convert the image to (1-bit) black & white. Once the image is tweaked so you only have a nice b&w signature with no background stuff, I save the file as a .bmp. Then I open up the .bmp image in a free program called CR8tracer and do a File>Save As .svg Then I upload the .svg file to Commons. This may sound like a lot of steps, but a lot of the GIMP editing depends on how clean the signature is. Let me know if this helps! Scewing (talk) 22:26, 15 December 2011 (UTC)
I did not find it simple to follow your instructions and got lost when you said "delete the background stuff." But somehow after pressing various icons, somehow I got there! I can't remember what I did, but the end product seems to be okay File:Israel Friedman of Ruzhyn, signature.svg - so many thanks! Chesdovi (talk) 21:51, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

Arlington Row Bibury.jpg[edit]

Hi, as you suggested, I added the date from the EXIF data to the date field in the description. Cheers and thanks. Saffron Blaze (talk) 22:00, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

Gavialis sempervirens[edit]

I think we should denounce this coloring. --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 13:36, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

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I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

Gallica high resolution[edit]

Hi Scewing,
Thanks for compliments, I'm happy if you enjoy my recent Gallica contributions.
The secret is (shortly):
Open the file, then use the magnifying glass at left, then, the one at right, as often as possible, until the maximum size.
Switch off the little zoom screen with the (-) button at left.
Select the part you want to upload and simply "print screen".
Upload all the parts of the picture, then solve carefully the puzzle in any design software (GIMP works very well).
But beware of stitching errors ! Any mistake, even for only one pixel, is visible.
As for me, I stitch at 800%, it is a good way to see every pixel.
Crop the result as needed, ten minutes in oven, and serve hot with a good french wine.
I hope it will help. Don't hesitate to ask me if you need translations for your researchs in the BNF website !
Cheers from Paris, --Jebulon (talk) 21:39, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Valued Image Promotion[edit]

Benjamin D. Maxham - Henry David Thoreau - Restored.jpg
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File:Napoleon Hill signature.svg[edit]

Hello. I was wondering about this file and it's source/creation. It is obviously computer-generated but is this made from an actual pen-signed piece? Just curious how it was generated and how accurate it is to Hill's actual signature. Thanks. Nice contributions to the site, BTW. G90025 (talk) 11:46, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

It looks like the original source is a victim of link rot, but from what I can remember, I believe it's from the cover of his 1st edition of 'Think and Grow Rich' Scewing (talk) 02:53, 6 May 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.

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File:Victor Hugo by Étienne Carjat 1876 - full.jpg[edit]

Hey, um, Scewing, I don't suppose you saved this as a lossless version while you were doing the restoration? Jebulon was asking for some more cleanup, and I'd rather start with your restoration, but I've seen the quality issues that happen when an image is saved too often sequentially as JPEG. Adam Cuerden (talk) 14:11, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

Unfortunately I've deleted all working copies. I really should save lossless versions to wikipedia. Best of luck if you decide to move forward with an improved restoration! Scewing (talk) 15:51, 12 February 2014 (UTC)
Hmm. Tell me, what was your source? The JPEG uploaded, or did you have working copies in a lossless form up to the last JPEG? And what quality did you save as? I'd rather not work with a thrice-JPEG-converted image, but if it's all the same anyway... Because, frankly, you did good work, and I really don't want to take the FP credit from you if I can justify it. Adam Cuerden (talk) 18:20, 12 February 2014 (UTC)
I started with this jpg scan from Bonham's. FP credit is absolutely irrelevant to me, I'd much rather have a beautifully retouched picture available to all :) Scewing (talk) 18:43, 12 February 2014 (UTC)
Gallica has a high resolution image as well 1, 2, 3, 4

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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 Scewing,

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
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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 »

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File:ECurtis.jpg[edit]

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File:Leonardo da Vinci, Ginevra de' Benci, 1474-78.png[edit]

The colors of this copy appear to have been substantially altered from those found in the original digital copy on the National Gallery of Art's web page (linked as the source of the image). If so, why wasn't an unaltered version uploaded? --Robert.Allen (talk) 03:45, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:Lai Afong, Chinese Women, c1875.jpg[edit]

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Can you trace a signature for me in an svg program?

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It is an art, and I am not an artist. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 19:28, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

done! Scewing (talk) 17:18, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, what software do you use? I tried it in Inkscape, but I pause when tracing it so it doesn't appear as a continuous line. The equivalent of lifting the pen in forgery. How long did it take you to do? Have you considered a career in forgery?
Took me about 4 minutes. I'm definitely not a pro or anything, just do it as a hobby. When I find a decent image of a signature on a website, I save it to my computer, and use a free image editor called GIMP to edit it. I usually crop the image down to only the signature, then use the scale tool to enlarge it to about 4000px in width. Then, I do the following (with the end goal to get a solid b&w image of only the signature): Use the Level tool to adjust the black/white levels to make the signature stand out from the background; use Image>Mode>Indexed and convert the image to (1-bit) black & white. Once the image is tweaked so you only have a nice b&w signature with no background stuff, I save the file as a .bmp. Then I open up the .bmp image in a free program called CR8tracer and do a File>Save As .svg Then I upload the .svg file to Commons. This may sound like a lot of steps, but a lot of the GIMP editing depends on how clean the signature is. Let me know if this helps! Scewing (talk) 17:30, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

I will give it a try. I already have GIMP. Thanks for the help.