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Template:Lang-ToolsCommonist Commonist — это-приложение для упрощенной загрузки изображение на Викисклад и другие проекты, работающие на MediaWiki.


Для установки Commonist на вашем компьютере должен быть установлен Sun Java версии 1.5 или более поздний:

  • Перейдите на страницу загрузки Sun Java и загрузите версию для вашей операционной системы.
  • Запустите установщик и следуйте инструкциям.

После установки Java:

Использование версии 0.4.x[edit]

  • Вы можете установить приложение со страницы Commonist.
  • Для Unix, Linux or Mac OS X: Загрузите Commonist со страницы to your /home folder. Unpack/extract it. It will create a new folder commonist-0.4.x (x replaced by version number).
  • Для Unix, Linux or Mac OS X: Запустите commonist файлом bin/commonist. Перейдите в папку /home/commonist-0.4.x/bin и дважды кликните на commonist.
  • Для Windows: Загрузите Commonist со страницы и распакуйте его. Создастся директория commonist-0.4.x (x replaced by version number).
  • Для Windows: Запустите Commonist файлом bin\commonist.bat, используя Пуск > Выполнить…

Использование патча 0.3.43[edit]

На 25 апреля 2010 года последняя версия — Commonist version 0.4.10. Эта версия решает проблему, появившуюся 8 апреля 2010 года, когда Commonist 0.3.42 стал не совместим с программным обеспечением серверов Wikimedia. Commonist версии 0.4.0 исправлен и будет вести себя отлично от предыдущих версий. Исправленная предыдущая версия, в которой была выявлена несовместимость, доступная для скачивания.


Главное окно Commonist с заполненными полями и готовыми для загрузки изображениями

После установки и запуска приложения появится небольшое окно с.

В левом нижнем углу окна вы можете видеть дерево Вашей файловой системы. Выберите папку, содержащую изображения, которые Вы хотите загрузить. После того, как Вы выбрали папку, Вы заметите сообщение в строке состояния Commonist, означающая, что приложение считывает содержание папки и покажет в правой части окна предварительный просмотр каждого файла.

Пожалуйста, добавьте в описание шаблон {{Commonist}}. Это поможет продвинуть Commonist и поместит загруженные файлы в скрытую категорию Uploaded with Commonist. Этот шаблон выглядит так:

Основные опции загрузки[edit]

In the upper left you see several fields of a mask below the label "general upload settings", on top of which you will find the fields necessary for the account you want to use for upload:

In the "user" field type in your user name of wiki where you want to upload your images. Note that you enter it without the User: prefix.
Type in your password for this account there. It will be made invisible to the reader with asterisks (but will be transferred unencrypted over the wire as always when you login to a Wikimedia wiki).
At the "wiki" drop down menu you can select the wiki where you want to upload the file. In case of Wikimedia Commons choose "commons". Note that within that wiki you need to own the very account you specified above.

Further down you can enter general information that will be embedded in the image descriptions of all images you upload. Template:Information is being used for the structured image description (See Commons:First steps for details about the template; in other wikis beside Commons a free form description without the use of a template is being used by Commonist).

There you can enter the global description in normal wiki syntax which will be displayed at all image pages of images you upload within that session.
Use a statement such as “Own work.” or similar, if you created that file yourself. Otherwise please supply a
  • Link to a website
  • Name of an institution
  • Book source
  • etc.
Note that you can only enter one source for all images you upload at once.
Date of creation of the images you want to upload (or date of release if not available), preferably in ISO 8601 format, such as “taken on 2006-01-08” for an image taken on 8 January 2006.
Author(s) of the files. If you don’t know any individual, use the name of the institution(s) which released it. In case of self-made work, put your real name and your linked user name in parentheses, such as “Gabor Eszes ([[User:UED77|UED77]])”. This will read as “Gabor Eszes (UED77)”. You might as well directly link your real name to the user name such as “[[User:UED77|Gabor Eszes]]”.
Enter one specific category there that fits to all of your images you want to upload without the namespace prefix or leave it blank in case you want to add the images afterwards to a gallery page. Several categories get separated by a vertical bar: “|”. That way you can enter categories containing commas. Be as specific as possible. Don’t add an image to an overcrowded root category like "Astronomy". In order to find a right category for your images the category tree will help you a lot.
In Wikimedia Commons it is essential that every file is correctly licensed. So choose out of the "license" the license you want to use for your images. For correct licensing please see Commons:Licensing. In case you did not find the right license leave it blank and have a look at Commons:Copyright tags but don't forget to add the correct license tag afterwards, otherwise your files will be deleted without further notice.

Image forms[edit]

Image viewer of Commonist above the main screen

On the top right you see two buttons labeled "deselect all" and "select all". Click these buttons to check/uncheck the upload status of all images in the current collection. The upload status is shown in the upload check box, next to each file thumbnail. You can manually check/uncheck single files, by clicking on the individual check boxes.

Click (single click) on the image thumbnail and the full size image will appear in a separate window. (See the screenshot.)

Next to each thumbnail, you will also find the following form fields:

In the "name" field, you type the 'destination file name' of the image. On starting, the local file name will automatically be displayed here and this will be used by default. You are strongly advised to change the local file name into something meaningful. This edit is non destructive. The file name will not be changed on your hard disk, just the destination file name.
Take special note of this, you cannot rename your file once it has been uploaded.
Non-descriptive file names - e. g. names like “DSC123456.jpg”, render them a lot harder to find and use. Also it is very likely that another user will try to upload a file with the very same name but with different content, and that file will be suggested for deletion.
In the "description" field, you enter the description of that file. Use normal wiki syntax. This will be displayed on the image page; it will be appended to the general description. Please give a good description of the content of each file. What do you see, hear, or otherwise perceive? If it's an item of artwork, please provide a brief historical background. In case of scientific data, a brief scientific abstract of the file. Descriptions can be in any language, but it is always a good idea to include an English description as well. If you speak multiple languages, consider adding the description in each of them. (Please use the language templates as described on Commons:Multilinguality, like in this code example for English: "{{en|Example description}}").
Will be filled into the corresponding field in the Template:Information
Specify geocoordinates here as comma-separated decimal values to put a Template:Location_dec template on the image description page.
In the "categories" field, you specify additional categories (without the category namespace prefix) separated by a vertical bar. Please also try to be as specific as possible. Try to avoid using more than two topic categories per image, they can be added later.


Proxy settings are read from java's system properties http.proxyHost, http.proxyPort and http.nonProxyHosts. If these are not set, the environment variable http_proxy is used.


After you have finished your preparations for the upload click on the "upload" button in the lower right corner of the main window. Now you will see a status bar at the bottom line explaining what Commonist doing. You can cancel the upload at any time by clicking on "abort" next to the "upload" button. If everything works well, it will display first the login procedure and then the upload status of the single files there. If something went wrong please check if you typed in the correct user name, password and wiki.

Every uploaded file will be added automatically to your watchlist, so that you can always track the changes by others to your files. Every uploaded file also will be added to a personal user gallery located at User:YOUR_USERNAME/gallery, grouped by upload jobs and upload date, with the image description as description of the thumbnail, so that you will automatically have a pleasant overview of all of your uploads.

Contribute Localizations[edit]

Support for more languages can be added to Commonist via, see Here's a page about how to get started.
Support for Commonist was dropped at on 2009-12-06 because the developer was not responding to e-mails and has not integrated translations since March 2009.

Bugs and feedback[edit]

  • On Windows there is a terminal window which may not be closed without closing the Commonist program as well.
  • On Windows a requester pops up at startup.

For feedback to the program author please use the talk page or stop by at or email the dot gray at gmx dot net (in English or German).

Commonist on Other Wikis[edit]

Only wikis having file upload via api.php enabled are supported. If your wiki is, add another line to etc/wikis.txt or a copy of it in ~/.commonist/wikis.txt .

This line consists of three fields: Name of the wiki, language code or "_" and the url of its api.php. Kamelopedia, for example, looks like this:

kamelopedia _

The (quite complicated) instructions given in Commons:Tools/Commonist/Other Wikis are obsolete.

Commonist and Geocoding[edit]

If an image includes geocoding in EXIF, the commonist extracts them and places a {{location dec}} on the image description page.

There is a trend to Geocode images; which adds significantly to the effort of uploading. An elegant way to save time is adding a special bookmark to the browser, and locating the point of camera on a map. When the special bookmark is used, the browser generates geocode tag.

  • Firstly, as a one off task, create a bookmark (on Firefox: Bookmarks>Organise Bookmarks>New Bookmark) with the location as:
    • javascript:void(prompt('',"{{location dec|" + gApplication.getMap().getCenter().lat().toFixed(4) + "|" + gApplication.getMap().getCenter().lng().toFixed(4) + "}}"));

For each image:

  • Open Commonist, and select the target image.
  • Load in the browser.
  • Search for the correct location.
  • Click on "Satellite" if it helps to find the location more easily, and zoom in.
  • Double Click on the exact location the media was recorded to zoom and center the map.
  • Click on your bookmark and you'll get a prompt with the geocode tag to add to the image.
  • Press Ctrl-C to copy this tag.
  • Switch to Commonist, click on the description field of the target image, press Ctrl-V to paste the tag.

Downloading current and older versions[edit]


Commonist is licensed under the GNU General Public License (Wikipedia article)

See also[edit]