User talk:Swiss Federal Archives

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Please visit us on the german Wikipedia page. You can write there in English too. ^MLR --Swiss Federal Archives (talk) 09:07, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

TIFF or/and JPG[edit]

Hello. The images are wonderful, but are you going to upload copies in jpg format like NARA does? Best regards, Ain92 (talk) 20:55, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi, why the Swiss Federal Archives should? Kelson (talk) 20:57, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
Hello Ain92. Thank you very much. - It is not planned to upload copies in JPG format. The original pictures are in TIFF. There are two reasons why we haven't planned to upload the pictures in other formats: Commons already converts every pictures to JPG in different sizes. And we don't want to maintain the meta data of one picture in different files. That would mulitply the effort and would be a source of possible errors. ^MLR --Swiss Federal Archives (talk) 09:04, 10 December 2013 (UTC)
By the way, the "small TIFFs" uploaded over the original large-format TIFF files are in fact JPEG compressed files in TIFF containers. So, the Swiss Federal Archives uploads offer in fact already both: a smaller, easy to manage file "at the top", and the full-resolution original file in the version history. Gestumblindi (talk) 21:36, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the answers. Now I don't understand why NARA practice uploading JPEGs? Ain92 (talk) 14:31, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
Well, I'd say it's simply a different approach... of course it's possible to upload JPEGs as separate files, and it has its advantages (a bit easier access to both versions), but as MLR said, then a double amount of images needs to be maintained. The Swiss Federal Archives approach with JPEG-compressed small TIFFs uploaded as a second version over the first upload of large TIFFs is easier to maintain, though maybe the large TIFF in the version history is not that prominently visible. Gestumblindi (talk) 21:06, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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You guys are awesome! Thanks so much for contributing to Wikimedia Commons -- your involvement is greatly appreciated. odder (talk) 09:42, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

Attribution in template & batch upload process[edit]

Hi,

Thanks a lot for your contribution to Wikimedia Commons! This is an amazing collection :)

I do have one comment though: I see you provide a 4-languages attribution in the CC-BY-SA template. The intention is good, but this field is used as metadata for the API and various scripts. I am unsure how these mechanisms will deal with such constructs. Moreover, the use of a Multilingual tags might have been a better idea too.

Overall, while I am really happy to see this upload, I must say I am a bit disappointed you did not (nor were advised to by WMCH folks) look for opinions on Commons:Batch uploading, the venue where batch upload processes are peer-reviewed and discussed. I know the discussion over there can be slow or disappointing with lack of answers (I experimented that first hand ;-) but usually this helps having better batch uploads in the end. But again, the quality is more than decent, so that is not a big issue.

Cheers, Jean-Fred (talk) 11:34, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

Foto mit Pw von Sprecher[edit]

Hi. Das Bild Nr. 3237310 (Von Sprecher vor Bundeshaus) ist seitenverkehrt. Siehe vorne die Autonummer und die Beschriftung am Kühler.

Gruss Christoph

File:Tuschzeichnung von General Wille zum 50-jährigen Dienstjubiläum - CH-BAR - 3241032.tif[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Tuschzeichnung von General Wille zum 50-jährigen Dienstjubiläum - CH-BAR - 3241032.tif has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
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Leyo 21:08, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Recent uploads using PD-Switzerland-official license[edit]

Swiss Federal Archives, you recently uploaded approximately 20 photos (e.g. File:Theresia_Lauber_-_CH-BAR_-_30313909.tif, etc.) using the {{PD-Switzerland-official}} license tag. Using that license tag would require that these images qualify for the Article 5 exception in the Swiss Copyright Act, i.e. "a law, ordinance, international treaty or other official act, a decision, protocol or report by public authorities, a piece of currency, a patent, or patent application." These photos do not appear to be qualify under these terms. Would you mind correcting the license on these photos? If you need assistance in selecting the correct license tag, I would be glad to help. —RP88 (talk) 03:51, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Hello RP88. Thank you for your response. There is the wrong template. It was a work around because of the GLAMWikiToolset. We will correct all templates of the uploaded files in the next two days. ^MLR --Swiss Federal Archives (talk) 09:29, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for fixing these. I'd also like to express my appreciation that the Schweizerisches Bundesarchiv would contribute scans of Carl Durheim's famous series of "mug shot" portraits to Commons. —RP88 (talk) 18:05, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

222 or 221 salt paper prints of Carl Durheim's police photographs?[edit]

@Micha L. Rieser: I noticed that a new Swiss Federal Archives web page describes the most recent contribution to Commons. That page says the archive holds 222 salt paper prints of Carl Durheim's police photographs, and that they have been digitised and made accessible on Wikimedia Commons. However, the Commons category Category:Durheim portraits contributed by CH-BAR shows 222 files (221 of which are scans of salt paper prints, and one that is a PDF of the lithographic publicationRecueil des Portraits photographiques d'heimathloses ou d'autres vagabonds). Is Commons missing a scan of one of these salt paper prints, or is the web page incorrect in its claim that there are 222 of these salt paper prints in the archive? —RP88 (talk) 02:20, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for your hint! Actually there are 221 salt paper prints of 222 individuals; two prints of Theresia Kleinmann (No. 1 and No. 2) and two double-portraits (Anna Maria Osi und Maria Katharina Osi and Johann Osi und Johann Durzer). We will correct the number of salt paper prints on our web page --Swiss Federal Archives (talk) 07:30, 17 December 2014 (UTC)