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Copyright status: File:Degas - Morbilli NGA.jpg[edit]

Copyright status: File:Degas - Morbilli NGA.jpg

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Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:34, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

Added the PD-Art-100 tag to the image. This should apply for most of the images from the National Gallery of Art, which btw also has an open access policy. Aavindraa (talk) 14:27, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

Changing pictures: from good to worse[edit]

Please stop changing pictures: nobody cares about the resolution (it is often enough, no need to make it even greater), but the colors are often not good: was vs is. After the User_talk:Aavindraa/Archive_1#Art edits warning you not replace files in Commons, but replace entries in Wikipedias with some script. Multichill, is it not w:Wikipedia:Gaming the system? Russian translator (talk) 07:26, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

This is a difference of opinion. A higher resolution file typically replicates colors more accurately, especially if it's an official museum scan, which all of my uploads are. Furthermore a high res scan can be used as a basis for higher quality remastered images (for instance, in cases where paintings get "yellowed"). Its very trivial to do, and MANY wikipedians have done this in the past and still so. Having multiple images causes the data about them to become fragmented and makes categorization difficult. Hence why I think there should only be one "master" copy that should be used as the main reference point. I am just interested in improving the problem of fragmentation in the art available on Commons, I can assure you im not trying to "game the system." Please refrain from making such accusations. Aavindraa (talk) 12:15, 28 March 2018 (UTC)
One more thought: 4k displays are becoming more commonplace, with 8k and above on the way. Higher bandwidth internet access is becoming more available and cheaper. So while you might think a 1200x650 image has "enough" detail now, it will look outdated sooner than you think. High DPI displays will enable people who otherwise have no means of doing so, a way of viewing these artworks as if they were right in front of it in the museum. Aavindraa (talk) 12:39, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

Images on Commons are here to illustrate lemma's. In most cases they are not used to illustrate a piece of art but to illustrate historical events. That is why this can be better than this. Please, stop pushing your own opinion. Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 13:25, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

What are museums but the institutions that preserve arts and culture for generations to come and enjoy, learn and be inspired? We entrust them with that responsibility above all others. At least I and a non-negligible number of Wikipedians do. It's pretty disheartening to receive this kind of feedback for making a genuine effort to improve the state of things. I think I'll take a break from Commons. Maybe some machine learning algorithms can fix all these data issues. In any case, I'll see you guys in a few months or, more likely, a few years. Aavindraa (talk) 04:56, 29 March 2018 (UTC)
I guess you're missing a bit of background info Aavindraa. Commons doesn't editorialize, Commons provides content for downstream projects (like Wikipedia) to use. The choice what to use is up to the projects, not up to the Commons editors. This has been like this from the start of Commons. We had some editors here who tried to decide what was best for Wikipedia and that didn't go well on the Wikipedia side so that's why some things are not allowed here:
  1. Overwriting files: This makes the previous version unaccessible for use. The re-uploader forces the downstream user to use a certain image
  2. Mass changing images on projects: It's fine to replace an image with a better image on projects where you are a regular editor, but mass changing is generally frowned upon
I hope this puts it more in context and helps prevent you from running into future negative interactions.
So please do upload more wonderful art images and use {{Superseded}} here so our downstream users can see that we think a better version is available.
If you find large collections of good quality paintings you can also leave me a note so I can queue them for my bots (BotMultichill & BotMultichillT).
I already have an import bot for the NGA. Did you happen to have figured out the direct download url for the high resolution images? If so, I could rescan that collection and queue these images for upload here. Multichill (talk) 12:46, 2 April 2018 (UTC)
no, he is merely overwriting over smaller thumbnails and getting images with better metadata deleted. i.e. File:Gian Federico Madruzzo.jpg; File:John Neagle Julia Dodd.jpg - Commons:Deletion requests/File:Julia dodd.png. Slowking4 § Sander.v.Ginkel's revenge 02:22, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

Dezoomify Method[edit]

Hello, you did great uploads of art from NGA Washington could you please also upload Piero di Cosimo Tondo, thank you —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 13:18, 6 August 2018 (UTC)