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No, I'm not inactive:

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


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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
19 years, 5 months and 6 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)