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Image:Fletchers Canal near Clifton Aqueduct.jpg[edit]

How did this pic come to be under a CC licsense?Geni 09:25, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Permission granted by author, but 'permissions' email admins have objected since the author stated he didn't want people to use the images on his website for profit, so I've emailed the person who gave me permission to use the image to change his wording to get it ok'd. Should be sorted this week. I don't think the author meant to include that image since its a very old one. I'm wondering if the original copyright has expired - I think the original photographer might be extremely difficult to find any info on. Possibly a local newspaper, I'll check that out one day. Parrot of Doom 20:53, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Panama Canal diagram alone[edit]

28-Oct-2007: That JPEG diagram of the Panama Canal zone was reformatted from a PNG file also on Commons: Image:Panama Canal Rough Diagram.png, uploaded by another user. I have no other source data. Sorry. -Wikid77 09:23, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Ok thanks for getting back to me Parrot of Doom 23:13, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Self-made[edit]

An image is not self-made if you took a photograph of a photograph. Either that, or you are improperly marking your images (e.g., Image:Scene from junction of flixton road and brook road flixton manchester.jpg). Please remedy this by providing more information about the sourcing and fixing the license tag. Patstuart 18:09, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

The image is a photograph that personally belongs to me. It is not a postcard image that I have ever come across anywhere else, indeed the back side is blank. It was given to me many years ago by the family of the man who lived in my house more than 50 years ago. Parrot of Doom 20:27, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Pending permission for image(s)[edit]

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Hello, Parrot of Doom!

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Welford Road and Tigers[edit]

Hi Parrot, I noticed you updated the picture at Welford Road Stadium with a picture of the new stand, thanks for that. I did wonder if you have any pictures of the players that you would upload as we appear to be short of pictures to illustrate the players. Noq (talk) 23:20, 19 September 2009 (UTC)

Unfortunately not - I was there working for Sky and could only take a few snaps well before the match. Thanks for the mention though, and by the way its a nice ground. Parrot of Doom (talk) 19:52, 22 September 2009 (UTC)


File tagging Image:Itv gunpowder plot mike slee.jpg[edit]

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Arrrr, me matey![edit]

This File:Blackbeard.gif seems not from the book, where might ye be finding it then? Anyways, ah've been fixin sum of Blackbeard's mugs and we best be leavin File:Bbeard Sword.jpg with Beej71's work (his is big and clear of most by far!). If ye want a page view, ah loaded one up at File:Blackbeard the Pirate.jpg. I upped loads of Blackie and friends' pictures (Category:Blackbeard, Buccaneer, Category:Stede Bonnet, Category:Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates, Category:Blackbeard), so feel free to plunder them for ye use. Arrr! Jappalang (talk) 04:15, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

Blackbeard.gif is on page vi of the edition I have of Konstam's work. The problem with Beej71's version of BbeardSword.jpg is that its been messed around with - cropped, and elements of the background removed. The version I added is a direct scan of the second edition of Johnson, which I believe is the most appropriate thing to do. Parrot of Doom (talk) 08:40, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
Right from the original
Back to regular speak. It would help to fill in the version of Konstam (title/year) you have for File:Blackbeard.gif since the version of Konstam I consulted, Blackbeard: America's Most Notorious Pirate (2007), has only a portion of the GIF, not the whole frame. Right now, the GIF has no source listed (although we know it is definitely PD from all the other copies we have here).
As for File:Bbeard Sword.jpg, I would prefer Beej71's version (and variants) to be there since:
  1. we need to keep record of uploads and Beej71's version (scanned from Konstam) is larger and cleaner, thus being of much more value to future possible publishers of Blackbeard or pirate materials, and
  2. as pointed out earlier, a "non-photoshopped, full-page" image of what you wanted (with full page number even) exists at File:Blackbeard the Pirate.jpg (see right).
Would you revert File:Bbeard Sword.jpg and use File:Bbeard Sword.jpg instead? Jappalang (talk) 11:18, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
Its all pretty confusing. I think what I'd rather do is create a new upload, and plonk the images I've sourced there instead. There are so many variants its hard to keep track of things. I'll do that later today. Parrot of Doom (talk) 12:03, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

File:Robert catesby npg.jpg[edit]

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Re: File:Microcosm of London Plate 096 - Workhouse, St James's Parish (tone).jpg[edit]

Hi Parrot. Generally, when there are significant differences in colouring (or perspectives), one would upload the different versions separately. I reverted this image back to its original and uploaded the London Lives version as File:Workroom at St James Workhouse.jpg. I also took the liberty to change the file pointer at w:Workhouse to the London Lives version (although I expect that is what you would want in any case). Jappalang (talk) 01:16, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

File tagging File:Exit.jpg[edit]

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Hi PoD. These banners looked out of place on my user talk page because I didn't take the photos. The four images above went through the Valued Image process which I guess is a bit like being a Good Article. I don't have an eye for the finer points of photography so would be hopelessly out of my depth with nominating Featured Pictures, and the same seems to go for Quality Images, which seems a bit of a quirky process to me. But Valued Images make sense to me, so I nominated a handful of your uploads so that they (and Greater Manchester) get a bit of recognition. Nev1 (talk) 20:06, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

That's very kind of you, thanks. I bought a new phone recently, an Xperia Z2, with a very, very good camera. So I can use it to take some pretty good pictures while I'm out cycling. If there's anything around the East Cheshire area you want a picture of, drop me a line. They won't be DSLR quality but they'll be good enough to pass. Parrot of Doom (talk) 09:25, 16 May 2014 (UTC)