User talk:Stuart.Jamieson

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Curious cropping[edit]

Re File:Early Butlins Chalet.png:

  • why do you use spurious capital letters
  • why did you feel the image needed desaturated colours and shifted hue
  • why did you not use the largest image available
  • and, most importantly, why did you save the image as PNG?

RHaworth (Talk | contribs) 21:14, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

  1. I regularly use Camel Case as a programmer it's natural to do so and there appears to be no Policy against it for File names only Article titles.
  2. The original colours were distracting in the article and the desaturated slightly sepia tint was more in line with the other images in close proximity to the image and better represented the images of the period being discussed. This use seemed appropriate because most actual period images of the same chalets in the period are non-free and this is the closest to a free replacement.
  3. It's a thumbnail for the article not a stand alone high quality image for archival/editing.
  4. Because it's non-lossy, the image was already suffering from bad artefacts as a jpeg before editing, the last thing it needed was further artefacts.
Stuart.Jamieson (talk) 21:54, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

Camel case - I was not thinking about file names, I was thinking of horrors such as "Chalets Preserved and Listed". I have seen artificial "antiquing" of images elsewhere - I disagree with it. I was interested that in the Butlins Skegness article, you felt that the chalet image should be antiqued but File:Butlins Skegness - - 1762469.jpg was OK unchanged - even though it was taken on the same camera under similar lighting conditions, etc. Thumbnail - there is clear policy to always use the highest res. available irrespective of what size it is used in an article - and if you had used the highest res., you would not have seen the artefacts! — RHaworth (Talk | contribs) 23:02, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

I'm sorry my use of Camel Case horrifies you so much, but really that's an issue for enwiki and nothing to do with commons. You disagree with antiquing, but it is not prohibited. The key reason for doing it is to draw the eye away from the blue sky and red car and toward the chalet itself; not to represent the image as older than it actually is. The image was created for Billy Butlin and only later used in skegness and no I have no opinion over whether your cropped image or my cropped-desaturated image is better for the skegness article but I do have an opinion of Billy Butlin. Finally COM:FT advises on the use of PNG for exactly the reasons I outline above and the artefacts are visible at every scale despite your claims otherwise. Stuart.Jamieson (talk) 05:32, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

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File:Don McGregor 1974 closeup.jpg[edit]

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