User talk:Colosseum

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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Colosseum!

Tip: Add categories to your images

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

Here's how:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:


2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations"). Pro-tip: The CommonSense tool can help you find the best category for your image.

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

BotMultichillT (talk) 05:40, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

Re: Alaska class cruiser[edit]

Hi, you have already given permission in the form of GFDL: "Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation;" and CC-3.0: "you are free to share and make derivative works of the file under the conditions that you appropriately attribute it, and that you distribute it only under a license identical to this one". The propellors have been altered to be more realistic side view, and the directors are altered to look more like the curved plates mounted on beams shown in photos. Is there something wrong with them? Jappalang (talk) 23:44, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

I know what I'm doing here, I don't need help from anyone modifying the drawing to look like whatever picture you saw... I did extensive (6 months' worth) research to complete this drawing and I don't appreciate having someone change it who hasn't done that same research.

I suppose you're right about the propellors, but that was something I had relatively little research to support so I used our premade set of screws. Nothing to worry about there.

Why it was necessary to edit it in the first place is beyond me.

Colosseum (talk) 00:28, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

I took on the conversion because in its original GIF format, the image would be an ugly mess when rescaled (a small sized jagged picture with missing lines) as evident here. Converting it to PNG alleviates some of the issues but the large scale image exhibited blockiness (due to the GIF's format of 256 colours and pixels without interpolation), so I took it upon my self to create a vector based image per w:Wikipedia:Image use policy ("GIF format for inline animations;" and "SVG format for icons, logos, drawings, maps, flags"). I understand the pride you hold for your work, but do understand that by releasing your work under the the licenses mentioned above, you have given permission to anyone to do whatever they want from the image as long as proper attribution is given with compatible licenses. I have not changed your image, it is still available at File:CB-1 Alaska Outboard Profile 1.gif and its derivatives are correctly attributed to it. Jappalang (talk) 03:21, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
Taking off the conversion is would be preferable, to be quite honest. The current image blurring is inappropriate. The SVG conversion incorrectly interprets many lines that should be hard-edged, especially railings and such. An SVG conversion also requires color alteration, as a colored one-pixel line acceptable in raster form appears much lighter when you fade the edges. This makes the railings significantly harder to see. If an SVG is what you wish, it would be much better to create one from scratch. This could avoid the atrocious mangling of the upper works evident here turning what should be a rather clean grid into a smear. Regardless of the license it is released under, it has to look acceptable at full zoom. (As a side note, you have quite drastically changed the appearance of the image, as well as altering the propeller (I suggest more research on this, neither version looks correct) and altered the fire directors.) 04:17, 3 May 2009 (UTC)