Commons:Pearson Scott Foresman

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Pearson Scott Foresman is an educational publisher that sent 16 boxes of illustrations to the Wikimedia Foundation office in Spring of 2007, donating them into the public domain in the process, for use on Wikimedia Commons.

The Project[edit]

By November of 2007, only a fraction of the images had been scanned and even fewer uploaded (see Category:PD-ScottForesman and Category:Pearson Scott Foresman publisher). This is primarily due to the limited availability of volunteers in the Wikimedia offices. Going forward, in order to ease the process (and to avoid having to ship 16 boxes to San Francisco), we are uploading only the raw scans of images, in order to open up the project to volunteers worldwide.

How to participate[edit]

The raw scan[edit]

To the left is a sample scan. Unprocessed scans may be found in Category:ScottForesman-raw. Each item should be extracted from this image.

Image editing[edit]

Typical work, using your favorite graphics editing program would be as follows:

Whitepointing in GIMP[edit]

A simple guide to apply a sort of whitepointing in GIMP


This image is then saved as a grayscale PNG (which is a preferred format for black and white line art) file and uploaded as Image:Toad (PSF).png. The "PSF" (Pearson Scott Foresman) is tagged on to the image name to avoid conflict with other images that may have been uploaded to Commons.

Uploads should use the template {{ScottForesman}} for permissions and source. If you do not choose to categorize the image yourself, please add the {{uncategorized}} template, in order that others who are following image cleanup do it.

The above images were extracted as follows:


Finally, update the image description page of the original scan. Most, if not all, of the original scans will be tagged with the {{ScottForesman-raw}} template (if not, they should be). Place the images in a <gallery> using the images parameter; see this diff link for an example. Doing this will categorize the raw image under Category:ScottForesman-raw-processed.

Image usage[edit]

Don't forget to look for places where to use these images! You can see some examples of where they are being used in Commons:Pearson Scott Foresman/Usage.