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  • Summary as of 12 April 2020 - User "Shyamal" has 16258 files (54.02% in use). The difference between this and the number shown on the top right is because that one includes overwritten uploads.
Site Images used
en.wikipedia 19190
ar.wikipedia 11078
fr.wikipedia 10936
vi.wikipedia 9052
it.wikipedia 7833
cy.wikipedia 6619
pt.wikipedia 4508
sv.wikipedia 4495
wikidata.wikipedia 4455
ceb.wikipedia 4012
nl.wikipedia 3238
es.wikipedia 3157
de.wikipedia 2311
war.wikipedia 2066
ca.wikipedia 1839
eu.wikipedia 1817
ru.wikipedia 1733
pl.wikipedia 1680
species.wikipedia 1619
zh.wikipedia 1571
ja.wikipedia 1325
fa.wikipedia 1238
bg.wikipedia 1091
no.wikipedia 1088
hu.wikipedia 992
ml.wikipedia 986
uk.wikipedia 982
ast.wikipedia 944
ko.wikipedia 805
arz.wikipedia 773
fi.wikipedia 702
bn.wikipedia 622
eo.wikipedia 589
hi.wikipedia 484
he.wikipedia 454
br.wikipedia 392
pnb.wikipedia 385
ms.wikipedia 377
th.wikipedia 377
ta.wikipedia 363
id.wikipedia 347
en.wiktionary 330
cs.wikipedia 328
ro.wikipedia 312
da.wikipedia 281
azb.wikipedia 265
sr.wikipedia 242
Total image usages 127657
Distinct images used 8782 (54.02% of all images)

My approach[edit]

Please note that I do not and will not attempt to classify images to all possible and existing categories or by adding them to pages. I however ensure that they belong to at least one suitable category and include the description which has the keywords needed for a searcher to find the image. In all likelihood the image will also be in use on a relevant page on the English wikipedia.

It is particularly unfortunate that Commons has a completely chaotic system of categories. For instance there is "Category:Bird family Y" and "category:Birds of Location X" and then there are passing users who create "category:Birds of Location X belong to family Y" - this is clearly non-scaleable. I think temporal, geographic, conceptual classes need to be kept apart and no combinations should be made (eg:prefer India, 1887 as two categories rather than India in 1887). Categories should be "atomic" - similar to Codd's rule.

I believe that spatial categories, especially those used for organisms, should not be done with named entities or textual labels - we ought to have either points, bounding rects or polygons and all searches some polygons and points can be mapped to names on Wikidata so that spatial search on commons is meaningful.

Note to compulsive category hierarchy maintainers: Some categories like "unidentified insects of xxx" are not at all useful when insects (or other such groups) are already identified to genus - chances of identifying them to species are almost zilch.

Postscript - see Commons_talk:Structured_data

Mediawiki feature wishlist[edit]

SVGs with within commons image linking ability - SVG has a feature to link raster images in it - Mediawiki would do well to allow images from commons to be linked. This would allow annotation, clipping and some nice features. The rsvg rasterizer however may need to support this further. Even better would be a Commons- online SVG editor to produce some of these annotated images. It might however raise some legal eyebrows in some contexts:- we allow some copyrighted content as part of freedom of panorama and using a clip region to isolate the copyrightable part could lead to some hitherto unheard of legal issues.

Note that "virtual" clipping is now possible via en:Template:CSS_image_crop


Done till

  • Ibis 1922
  • PZSL 1903 2

Tools to use[edit]