From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository
Jump to navigation Jump to search

No, I'm not inactive:

File:St Etheldreda's Church Interior 360x180, London, UK - Diliff.jpg


Highlight Faves on current page

c=JSON.parse(localStorage.favCache); $('div.thumb')
if(l in c) $(e).css('box-shadow', '0 0 20px red')}) 

Use OO.js UI

reg = /\[\[(?:User|Benutzer):([^\]\|]+)[\]\|]/g;

de-N Dieser Benutzer spricht Deutsch als Muttersprache.
en-4 This user has near native speaker knowledge of English.
fr-1 Cet utilisateur dispose de connaissances de base en français.

This user has been on Wikimedia Commons for
18 years, 10 months and 13 days

Me Me, too

It's cool to be kind

Some of my uploads[edit]

Category:Quality images by User:Dschwen

Current projects[edit]

On Wiki
Off Wiki

My bots[edit]

I'm the developer/operator of three bots

  • User:QICbot (ec) handles image promotions, tagging, archival, and user notifications at COM:QIC
  • User:VICbot (ec) handles image promotion, tagging, bookkeeping, and user notifications at COM:VIC
  • User:DschwenBot (ec) runs on request and has performed tasks such as
    • extracting GPS coordinates from the EXIF data of uploaded images, and inserting {{Location}} templates.
    • finding uploaded {{Geograph}} images without geocoding, fetching the location data from, and adding it to the image page.
    • finding animated GIF images and adding them to Category:Animated GIF.
    • maintaining {{LargeImage}} to tag pictures above 50 Megapixels.

Notable scripts[edit]


Also available on the german, english, portugese, french, polish, and japanese wikipedias. A version for commons, which displays thumbnails of geocoded images on a panable and zoomable world map, has been activated by default for every user.

An off-site demo is available on the toolserver.

Coordinate conversion helper[edit]

This little helper assists you in geocoding your images. I like to add a {{Location}} template to my photos, to mark their location with global coordinates.


Another javascript plugin. It adds a full-screen slideshow functionality to all gallery blocks.

Pre-filled Special:Upload description[edit]

Tired of always entering the same stuff in Special:Upload Paste the following code into your common.js file (or other MediaWiki skin related file) and customize it:

// Insert a personalized Texttemplate into the Special:Upload edit box.
$(function () {
	var cn = "Some Name";
	if (wgPageName === 'Special:Upload')
		mw.loader.using('moment', function () {
		setTimeout(function () {
			'|Date='+ moment().format('YYYY-M-D') +'\n'+
			'|Author=[[User: '+ wgUserName +']]\n'+
			'== {{int:license-header}} ==\n'+
			'{{self|GFDL|cc-by-sa-3.0|author=I, [[User:'+ wgUserName +'|'+ cn +']]}}'
		}, 100 );
		((wgUserLanguage === 'en')?'': wgUserLanguage) + 'ownwork');

Note: the license IDs were changed recently. Please update the line with licensemenu.value = accordingly. --Dschwen 16:28, 7 February 2007 (UTC), and again --Dschwen 10:04, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Geo-data Extration[edit]

Sourcecode for geo-data extration from commons database dumps and readily extracted location data files can be found on my toolserver page.


Mantelpiece :-)[edit]

For your efforts at Creating and Operating the new EXIF bot....

--Nevit Dilmen 09:59, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

The Valued Image Barnstar
For making VICbot - a valuable addition to the valued images project eliminating tedious and boring tasks hereby making it more interesting to be here. -- Slaunger (talk) 22:12, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
The Utah State Highways Barnstar
Daniel, U.S. Route 491 is now a featured article. Your picture was an excellent addition to the article, thanks. Davemeistermoab (talk) 02:32, 17 August 2008 (UTC)
The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
I hereby award you the Kindness Barnstar with great respect for few of your posts one of which you made on my talk page , and others that I believe you know about.--Mbz1 (talk) 16:36, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
The da Vinci Barnstar
I just realized how awesome your geocoding bot is. Thanks for making it! Cheers, Rocket000 (talk) 18:13, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Thank you, Dschwen, for your work with User:VICbot, much appreciated. -- Cirt (talk) 00:21, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
The Photographer's Barnstar
For your proficiency in photography and image manipulation. Stunning gallery! — MusikAnimal talk 19:39, 13 November 2013 (UTC)
The Brilliant Idea Barnstar
Thank you very much for diff=113386294 and related contributions to the category-loop/category-intersection problem! McZusatz (talk) 23:55, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
Before the entry of the Chinese New Year, I bestow upon thee this Star of Hope. Cheers. Ramon FVelasquez (talk) 02:08, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
The Brilliant Idea Barnstar
Great job, thank you JotaCartas (talk) 07:26, 4 February 2014 (UTC)