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.


Use the following template when adding description to the uploaded touch up images.

{{en|1={{ScottForesman |description=Line art drawing of an [[:en:###Article Name###|###Article Name###]], cleaned up by [[:User:###Your Username###|###Your Username###]] |Author=[[:User:###Your Username###|###Your Username###]] and [[:en:Pearson Scott Foresman|Pearson Scott Foresman]] |raw=###Original Raw Images### }} {{ConvertToSVG|art}} }}

which will results to this:


Line art drawing of an ###Article Name###, cleaned up by [[:User:###Your Username###|###Your Username###]]

Source Archives of Pearson Scott Foresman, donated to the Wikimedia Foundation
image extraction process This file has been extracted from another file: [[:File:|]]
[[File:|100x100px|original file]]
Author Pearson Scott Foresman
(Reusing this file)
Public domain This work has been released into the public domain by its author, Pearson Scott Foresman. This applies worldwide.
In some countries this may not be legally possible; if so:
Pearson Scott Foresman grants anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.

OTRS Wikimedia

This work is free and may be used by anyone for any purpose. If you wish to use this content, you do not need to request permission as long as you follow any licensing requirements mentioned on this page.

Wikimedia has received an e-mail confirming that the copyright holder has approved publication under the terms mentioned on this page. This correspondence has been reviewed by an OTRS member and stored in our permission archive. The correspondence is available to trusted volunteers as ticket #2010061110041093.

If you have questions about the archived correspondence, please use the OTRS noticeboard.

Ticket link:

Converted to SVG.svg
All images in this gallery could be recreated using vector graphics as SVG files. This has several advantages; see Commons:Media for cleanup for more information. If an SVG form of this image is available, please upload it and afterwards replace this template with {{vector version available|new image name}}.

For the images that are cleaned up, it is highly preferable to put template {{otherversion|'''original scanned images filename'''}} on the original raw images for the ease of search ability & for other volunteers to see if the images are already cleaned up.
Note: It is highly encouraged to save as .png instead of .jpg/.jpeg

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.