User talk:Metilsteiner

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Tips zu Bildern in COMMONS[edit]

Thank you![edit]

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For all the wonderful images you are finding in the Mechanical Curator collection and uploading. Jheald (talk) 13:31, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

I wanted to give you this barnstar to thank you for all the fantastic images you have been finding in the Mechanical Curator collection and uploading here.

I have noticed in a couple of other sets that the images uploaded to Flickr can be different to images in the PDF. For example, the Flickr images are sometimes higher resolution or higher quality. I think the PDFs were made several years ago; but the Flickr images were made only a few months ago, starting again from the original full-resolution scans of each page. So that might explain why the two don't quite match up. I'm in touch by email with the chap at the British Library who extracted the Flickr pics, so I will ask him about this the next time that I'm writing to him. All best, Jheald (talk) 11:29, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
Loving the "Golden Transvaal" set. Very nice!
A couple of little suggestions that could make it even better -- first, is there any chance that you could fill in either the description or the title field of the {{artwork}} template, perhaps when you are going through and adding categories. (Also the artist/photographer would be great, if they are identified). Even if the description just repeats the filename, it is nice to have it there -- for one thing, it can encourage people to make wikilinks, that help even better identify the picture. For example "Castle Line" in a description in File:CASTLE LINE RoyalMailService (1893).jpg and "Union Line" in a description of File:UNION LINE AfricanRoyalMailservice (1893).jpg might each be linked to the article en:Union-Castle Line / de:Union-Castle Line, which go a little into the history of that shipping line. (Well, the English version of the article does; the German version only really starts at 1900). Or the description of the President Kruger image could link to en:Paul Kruger / de:Paul Kruger.
The other little thing is the British Library shelfmarks. I think you must have an allergy to them!
But seriously: really good. It's fantastic, the work that you're doing here. Jheald (talk) 18:42, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
✓OK - very interesting pictures and a treasure for the Johannesburg early history... but it takes time..--Metilsteiner (talk) 23:02, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
"This map depicts the city of Johannesburg as it existed over a hundred years ago. With the first discoveries of gold reefs in 1884, Johannesburg began as a small mining settlement and grew rapidly. In 1886 it counted around 3000, primarily European, inhabitants but a mere ten years later, the town comprised over 100,000 people. The map categorizes the population into five racial categories, obviously problematic but nonetheless indicative of a colourful and cosmopolitan urban centre with a diversity of culture and language. Tragically, we also see that, more than 50 years before Apartheid, the city was already being crafted into racial areas. A ‘Native Location’ hovers over what is now Vrededorp and Brixton, and ‘Kafir’ and ‘Coolie’ locations are indicated alongside the railway in what is now Burghersdorp.
"Made by one of the oldest publishing houses in the country, Grocott and Sherry Publishers still exists as Grocott’s Publishing and Printing (based in Grahamstown). The map is signed by Burnie Dobie Melvill, brother of the landsurveyor Edward Harker Vincent Melvill, who gave his name to the suburb of Melville. Only just proclaimed, Melville is outlined by a dotted line at the very edge of the city.
"Other fascinating features of this map include a large red dot indicating the location of the city’s only telephone between Devilliers and Plein Streets. The intersection of Bertha and Jorissen, where Wits Art Museum is located, already exists, while the rest of Wits University’s east campus is an ‘Agricultural Show Ground’, and west campus is a blank space."
Burnie Dobie Melvill, whose father Samuel had been government Surveyor-General, was born in 1866. [1]. I can't see a date of death for him on the net; but the image is certainly okay under United States law, as it was published before 1923. The copyright term in South Africa is "life + 50 years". On New Year's Day 1964, B.D. Melvill would have to have been 97 -- not impossible, but unlikely (especially then), so the map is very strongly likely to be copyright-expired now under South African law as well. Jheald (talk) 22:28, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Für die schönen Fotos des Möhraer Lutherdenkmals in der Morgensonne! Aarp65 (talk) 01:22, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Congratulations![edit]

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10,732 images now in Category:Images from the British Library Mechanical Curator collection !! And you've been finding some great images to upload. I'm sorry that so many of my uploads still need some work done to them, but yours are great. I was wondering, is there any particular program or settings that you have been doing to enhance the images (eg colour and black / white levels)? Your uploads look so good, and you manage to upload so much -- you must have a really good system for doing it. Hope this finds you well, best wishes, Jheald (talk) 15:57, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Many thanks for all your effort uploading the Mechanical Curator images! It's a really impressive piece of work. Andrew Gray (talk) 00:37, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

London illustrated[edit]

Just seen your upload of Category:London illustrated. Almanach. (1872-83). Very very nice! Jheald (talk) 15:50, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thank you for uploading and ading pictures in the Latvian Wikipedia. We really appreciate it! --AgrisR (talk) 16:26, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Meine letzten Uploads[edit]

Hallo Metilsteiner, wenn du vielleicht Lust und Zeit hast, könntest du über meine Eisenach-Uploads drüberschauen, ob sie richtig einkategorisiert und benannt sind. Bei einigen, wie z. B. den Reliefs in Backstein oder der verfallenen Fabrik ist mir nicht klar, um welche Hausnummer bzw. um welches Gebäude es sich genau handelt. Wie gesagt, nur wenn du Lust hast. Danke und schöne Pfingsten noch... --Arnd (talk) 16:50, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

Hallo Arnd, vielen Dank für die vielen hübschen Bilder von Eisenach, doch das muss im Moment etwas warten, da ich mich intensiv um einige berufliche Belange kümmern muss, aber wie das Sprichwort schon sagt Aufgeschoben....

Viele Grüße --Metilsteiner (talk) 11:08, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

File:WAK Neustaedt 12.jpg[edit]

Hi Metilsteiner, can you add a category on this file, because as there is several place named Neustaedt, I'm not able to categorize the file. Thanks. -- Christian Ferrer 18:16, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done, --Arnd (talk) 22:19, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Bilder ausschneiden[edit]

Hallo Metilsteiner, du hattest doch mal eine Menge alter Bilder von Thüringen und anderen Gegenden hochgeladen. Hast du die selbst ausgeschnitten? Wenn ja, dann hätte ich hier Nachschub. gruß, --Arnd (talk) 18:18, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

Hallo Arnd, vielen Dank für den Hinweis, schöne Motive - meist Rohbock; aber es gibt da ein prinzipielles Problem - das verlinkte Material ist "Sammlungsgut" und in den Benutzerhinweisen findest Du einen Hinweis, das man nur für private Zwecke Kopien downloaden kann/darf - bei Verstößen kann es strafrechtliche Konequenzen nach sich ziehen. Zudem ist seitens Commons der Passus kommerzielle Nutzung ohne jegliche Einschränkung nicht erfüllt, und irgend ein Analyseprogramm (erinnere Dich an Karl Theodor von und zu) kommt Verstößen früher oder später auf die Spur, denn die Dateien sind mit Sicherheit irgendwie markiert (unsichtbares Wasserzeichen oder eben ein Code in der EXIF der Bilder). Also eine unproblematische Vorlage zum Buch wird gebraucht. Bei meinen Bildmaterialien von der British Library waren diese Bilder bereits als Public Domain auf FLICKR hochgeladen und zudem noch ausdrücklich für Wikipedia gesponsert - Gruß--Metilsteiner (talk) 16:09, 23 June 2015 (UTC).
Hallo, soweit ich weiß, kann nur der Urheber Rechte geltend machen. Dieser ist mehr als 70 Jahre tot und kann damit keine Ansprüche mehr stellen. Der Scan durch eine Bibliothek erreicht nicht die nötige Schöpfungshöhe, um das gescannte Werk als eigenständiges für sich zu beanspruchen. Somit würde ich das einfach ignorieren. Das Werk ist gemeinfrei. Siehe dazu auch den vorletzten Abschnitt von Schutzrechtsberühmung. --Arnd (talk) 20:40, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

File source is not properly indicated: File:Map of St.Vincent (1888).jpg[edit]

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✓OK - done - --Metilsteiner (talk) 14:35, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

Concerning historical maps/images/documents of Ghana[edit]

I'm looking for historical maps/images/documents of Ghana, Northern Ghana especially. Do you know where I can find more of those such as this one you uploaded.
Masssly (talk) 14:55, 4 July 2015 (UTC)