Hi King of Hearts, I've tried to improve this picture after your comment, can you take another look please and tell me what do you think about it? Friendly --Christian Ferrer 19:08, 2 October 2013 (UTC)
Nice perspective and light but see notes: minor stitching error, I would suggest a tigher crop, perspective problems at the very right. --Tuxyso 21:07, 29 September 2013 (UTC)
I cropped it to a 6:1 ratio now, and as for the perspective problems, in the first version I had added 20 pincushion distortion to make the bridge less bulging (it's what happens when you have such a wide view), but I have now removed it so that the sides are more natural. Also, the blurred flag is not a stitching error, but rather an inevitable result of a long exposure. --King of Hearts 07:18, 30 September 2013 (UTC)
I do not mean the flag. Slightly left of the flat there is a stitching error on the bridge. --Tuxyso 08:16, 30 September 2013 (UTC)
I tried again, this time with Hugin. --King of Hearts 09:45, 30 September 2013 (UTC)
In the new version the building at the right is cropped tighter. Nonetheless looks good and is QI for me now. --Tuxyso 07:11, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
Hi King of Hearts, As you know I just nominated an image and within minutes I was informed by you that it might not pass because the image doesn't have enough pixels. Since the subject of the image is very small, a butterfly, it still can be viewed with astounding resolution and detail. I am hoping that discretion plays a role in deciding if the image will pass. What are your thoughts? -- Gwillhickers (talk) 06:43, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
Unfortunately, there are very few cases where we are willing to bend our 2 MP limit (such as animations, videos, and historical images, and even those need a very strong mitigating circumstances). If you look at Commons:Featured pictures/Animals/Arthropods, you can see that we have many pictures of insects and other small animals that meet or exceed the minimum. (By the way, the few that are under 2 MP were usually promoted in 2006 or something, when the standards were more lax.) --King of♥♦♣ ♠ 07:06, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
Obviously I'm new to nominating pictures. I was under the impression that subject, composition, sharpness, good color and tone were the primary considerations while technical considerations were secondary. i.e.If the picture is a great picture -- it's great, regardless if it has 1, 2 or 3 MB's of pixels. Oh well.. Is it permissible to simply enlarge the photo? -- Gwillhickers (talk) 07:51, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
No, because then it will be too unsharp. -- King of♥♦♣ ♠ 08:22, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
I don't speak Cantonese. You should specifically look for these people. -- King of♥♦♣ ♠ 03:49, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
Are there any sysops who speak Cantonese? I don't think those you listed without adminship can actually help me.--William915 (talk) 03:52, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
Maybe the title is wrong. I have modified it. I just need a sysop who can import the translation I listed in the Mediawiki talk page to the Mediawiki page according to Mediawiki:Gadget-Cat-a-lot.js/translating. I don't actually need any one to help me with the translation itself. I hope I have made it clear this time. --William915 (talk) 03:56, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
Good quality. Very good but it geves the impression to lean forward ? (see tripod) --Moroder 14:05, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
The original file had a horizon (now cropped), so I was able to make it exactly level. --King of Hearts 17:57, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
Comment Lighting up the dark parts by about 20-25% makes it look better imo without creating noise (I didn't try on the other foto) --Moroder 13:12, 8 October 2013 (UTC) DoneKing of Hearts 22:26, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for your comment/suggestion. How much cropping would you suggest? I think it's valuable to preserve a little bit of background to the right, the Bosphorus and the Asian side gives context to the subject. Best regards --ArildV (talk) 19:21, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
I would suggest halfway between the right side of the small boat and the right edge of the picture. -- King of♥♦♣ ♠ 21:00, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
Done. Thanks.--ArildV (talk) 21:27, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
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Some areas are too bright IMO Poco a poco 15:27, 27 October 2013 (UTC)
I uploaded a new version before nominating this, so maybe the old version is still in your cache? Try clearing your cache and viewing this again. In any case the whites ought to be just under the 255 threshold or else it will look dull and unrealistic. --King of Hearts 00:07, 30 October 2013 (UTC)
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Yes, you are very mistaken, because you judging the name of the FP set does not make any sense to me once so ever. Your edit has been reverted due to the statement that you gave me did not say any of these in the guidelines, as of what the template said why it wouldn't survive. BlurredLines 21:19, 9 November 2013 (UTC)
The point of an FP set is to showcase a series of highly related pictures. For example, if an old booklet had 16 pages, then we might have an FP set consisting of scans of those 16 pages. Or, for example, a genus has only five known species and you are nominating a set of those five (though even in that case, separate nominations may be more appropriate). An FP set is not simply for picking a few examples from a gigantic category. --King of♥♦♣ ♠ 22:16, 9 November 2013 (UTC)
I don't understand, do you want me to separate them, because those images are good quality and there beautifully captured. BlurredLines 22:24, 9 November 2013 (UTC)
Yes. They must be nominated separately. --King of♥♦♣ ♠ 22:25, 9 November 2013 (UTC)
Alright, and just to let you know, the nomination has been withdrawn. BlurredLines 22:32, 9 November 2013 (UTC)
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Good quality. --Moroder 14:37, 19 November 2013 (UTC)
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I think the focus is a little far away - the rocks don't seem quite crisp. Mattbuck 17:45, 16 November 2013 (UTC)
But if you evaluate it at 3 MP, no such problems are visible. --King of Hearts 20:21, 17 November 2013 (UTC)
And they're not visible at 0.3MP either, but the image is 15MP. Mattbuck 20:45, 18 November 2013 (UTC)
The point is that if I downsampled to 3 MP, which is above the minimum requirement, it would clearly be good enough. And downsampling can only decrease the amount of detail in an image. Besides, I don't even think it's that unsharp at 100%, full resolution. --King of Hearts 22:09, 18 November 2013 (UTC) Support Sharp enough and very nice lighting and colours. --Smial 14:13, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
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Hi KoH- I have added an alternate image to this FP nomination. It addresses some, but not all of your concerns. When you have a moment would you mind taking a look? Many thanks-Godot13 (talk) 20:29, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
Hello King, I've just seen this file in the Photo challenge, it is nice but there is a strange spot at top of the stairs, friendly. Christian (talk) 19:17, 22 December 2013 (UTC)
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I'm addressing you as a recently-active en-speaker Admin, 16 of my uploads were renamed yesterday in a series of multiple identical acts by one of our users, and I now naturally must fix them back (given that the names which had existed prior to those acts were valid and that the renaming was invalid). The problem is that my filemove feature isn't helpful here because in each of the renames the superseded filename was automatically converted to a redirect page which makes the restoration to it fail (you get a "The name you have specified exists"). And these are: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .
I messaged another Admin yesterday with this pressing request, however no action has been so far taken and the files are still corrupt and I'm unhappy; if I'm granted the delete tool I can manage this by kicking the redirs as easy as I edit categories, but since I can't delete the redirs it's all about getting you repairing it. Kindly help in this, thank you 16 times. Orrlingtalk 23:45, 23 December 2013 (UTC)