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Welcome to my talk page - I don't check here very frequently, if you need to get a hold of me, please use my talk page, with the same user name. Thanks![edit]

Welcome to the Commons, Akradecki!
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OK, thank you for doing my job, I will keep it in mind. --Isue 20:30, 4 July 2007 (UTC) Siebrand 22:41, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Please use the {{information}} template[edit]

Check your uploads in - I've edited some of the pictures you've uploaded. Yuval Y § Chat § 18:51, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

about Image:USCG-HC130H-1703-040901-15.JPG[edit]

It is a lovely image, I was just wondering if it is a scratch that runs between the wing and tail or if it is part of the aircraft? -- carol 20:30, 20 October 2007 (UTC)

Hi Carol, no, that's not a scratch, it's the HF antenna...essentially just a cable that's connected from a post on top of the fuselage to the top of the vertical. Akradecki 20:33, 20 October 2007 (UTC)
I wanted to erase it :)
One of my ex-boyfriends used rubbing compound to get the mirror stuffs off from a telescope lens once, this would not have been that bad I guess. -- carol 23:06, 20 October 2007 (UTC)
Of course, it's hard to scratch an image taken with a digital camera ;} Akradecki 00:29, 21 October 2007 (UTC)
There is no exif information on that image page. I checked before looking like a complete idiot here. Then I rechecked again before saving this entry. Is there a way to tell the difference between a digital image and a scan of a photograph that has been post-processed nicely?
Heh, on second thought, maybe I should know that you are using GIMP <= 2.2. There has been some changes to libexif so some distributions provide a GIMP that doesn't handle exif very well. -- carol 02:59, 21 October 2007 (UTC)
Actually, the reason there's no exif is that I was using my daughter's computer, which doesn't have my beloved Photoshop, so I had to use the really primative Paint Shop Pro to crop the image, and that program strips off the exif data. BTW...for my cluelessness, what' GIMP? And no, there really isn't a way to tell a digital image from a well-processed one...except, of course, those tell-tale scratches on the negative ;} Akradecki 03:36, 21 October 2007 (UTC)
GIMP is what most people with linux computers use for photo manipulation. Similar to both Paint Shop Pro and Photoshop but with its own separate set of quirks and problems and from what I hear, the gui for GIMP is much much different than for Photoshop. The people authoring GIMP used to complain often about libexif so perhaps that is one of the reasons that the Paintshop Pro people avoided it. There is a collection of screenshots here. When my brother decided not to sign up for another 10 years with the Coast Guard, we both went back to school briefly and he showed me how to work through building GIMP and all of the software needed for it. Back then, GIMP ran circles around Photoshop on a much older and smaller computer. I don't know how it is working now in that respect. I do know that people used to Photoshop complain a lot about how different GIMP is and that when I try to use Photoshop, I have the same feeling of wrongness. -- carol 04:20, 21 October 2007 (UTC)
All of those screenshots were kind of old. My GIMP is from yesterday.
GIMP removing an antennae that it shouldn't remove

Stop reverting images from WWII in Color[edit]

I will refer you to this discussion talk page and administrator O2 () for all future reverts on Wiki Commons. -TabooTikiGod 05:32, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

107 at Fox Field[edit]

Very nice shot of N192CH at Fox Field. Word through the grape vine is that it will be in an upcoming Ford Commercial. -- 16:06, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

LAFD 412[edit]

Thanx for the nice pic on the L.A. City Fire bird I was looking for one of those to add71.118.37.151 08:19, 18 December 2007 (UTC)


Dear Adam, Thanks for a nice image. I am writing an article on Mirages for the Sage Encyclopedia of Perception (see and am hoping the publisher will use your image. Here is the text I am submitting to the publisher for information on its credit:

(c) Image by Alan K. Radecki. Retrieved 20 Dec 2008 from This file is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation (; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts.

If your name is other than you state on your User page, I would be happy to use your real name if you care to divulge it. (It's easy enough to find my e-mail address if you want to communicate out of the eye of the public. My full name is first hit in a Google search.) Robert P. O'Shea (talk) 11:21, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Sorry for not seeing your note earlier. The credit line looks just fine! Hope it all works out. If you need a higher res copy, let me know, but I'll see the note faster over on my en.wikipedia talk page (same user name). Akradecki (talk) 00:13, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Akradecki!

Tip: Add categories to your images

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-- Geo Swan (talk) 21:30, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

Gallery tags[edit]

Apologies for adding tags to some of your gallery photos, I got carried away before realising it was a user page. As it is your page feel free to revert. I left them in place in case you might like them.Petebutt (talk) 19:05, 24 May 2012 (UTC)