Wikivoyage talk:Image resources

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The Perry-Castaneda collection is already listed on the Mapmaking Expedition. Do we need it here? --(WT-en) Evan 20:06, 16 Dec 2003 (PST)

Oh, duh. I think that's where I found out about it in the first place. (WT-en) Gjetost 21:54, 16 Dec 2003 (PST)


I listed stock.xchng here for a few minutes, but it appears from their terms and conditions that their stuff is not compatible with our copyleft. Too bad! --(WT-en) Evan 15:08, 5 Feb 2004 (EST)

Flickr images[edit]

Actually, not just Flickr images, but all images from sources that allow users to change the displayed licensing. We have a license review template that anyone can add:

{{license review|~~~|~~~~~}}

This provides a second pair of eyes that confirm that the license on the image page is correct at the time of review. But how do we get users to do this? Could we have a flickr review category? --Peter Talk 20:19, 17 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]

No one? --Peter Talk 20:22, 18 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]
As an experienced Wikipedian, I am pleased to draw your attention to a very useful tool used to search for properly licensed images on Flickr (and other places) and can even upload them directly to Wikimedia Commons. Experiment with it until you learn to use all the options. It will only find images that have appropriate licenses. Gamweb (talk) 03:02, 20 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Image Resources[edit]

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As an experienced Wikipedian, I am pleased to draw your attention to a very useful tool used to search for Creative Commons or Public Domain licensed images on Flickr and other places, and can even upload them directly to Wikimedia Commons. Experiment with it until you learn to use all the options. It will only find images that have appropriate licenses attached. Gamweb (talk) 05:37, 28 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Bulk transfer of images to Commons[edit]

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So what's the best procedure for getting bulk images from WV-old over to Commons? User:Travelpleb's contributions look solid (seem to be actual own work as far as my detective skills can tell) and would fill in a lot of obscure gaps. Jpatokal (talk) 01:03, 14 February 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Anybody? Jpatokal (talk) 05:16, 19 February 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Image transfer discussions are centralised at WTS.[1] One problem is that a lot of people have uploaded images without a licence. If such files were uploaded before a specific date in 2007, they can normally not be copied to Commons. If they were uploaded later, they can often be uploaded to Commons, but this depends on the exact wording of MediaWiki:Uploadtext at the point when the file was uploaded. --Stefan2 (talk) 19:02, 19 February 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Ta, I've raised this on WTS-old. Travelpleb's images should be fine, as they all date from 2012. Jpatokal (talk) 22:41, 19 February 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Bump -- WTS seems to be down? Jpatokal (talk) 03:13, 25 February 2013 (UTC)[reply]

FYI - Links from Commons[edit]

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I just realized Commons doesn't link back to us. I asked about it here: Commons:Village_pump#In_other_projects Acer (talk) 21:20, 8 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]

The challenge is that Commons main form of organization is categories while Wikivoyage is articles, and Wikidata links articles to articles and categories to categories. If you look at places with articles on commons they do have links to Wikivoyage while smaller destinations with just categories do not. For example commons:Aberystwyth does link but commons:category:Aberystwyth and commons:category:Devil's Bridge, Ceredigion do not. Would you want to create an article in Commons for every location in Wikivoyage? --Traveler100 (talk) 06:08, 9 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]
There was a lot of controversy on Commons when Wikidata was to be introduced there, for more or less this reason. A Commons category is mostly about entities that could have articles in the Wikipedias, while the Wikipedias have categories only for some of the entities. Before Wikidata, categories were often linked to Wikipedia articles. There was to be some solution, but I missed the final discussion.
I think it is non-controversial to add old-style iw-links to Commons categories (à la [[en:Aberystwyth]]). Probably mentioning the Wikivoyage article similarly or with a template (à la {{Commonscat}}) on the category description page should be uncontroversial too. Somebody should also research whether Wikidata does provide for some easy way to add these links (as an additional property or something).
Articles on Commons (or "galleries", as they are called over there) should be created only if one can add a good collection of images or if the gallery can be supposed to be maintained later.
--LPfi (talk) 09:24, 9 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Picture help[edit]

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Hi. This goes out to all the picture and formatting experts. Due to a lot of recent edits of both myself and - what I presume to be - one person using more than one dynamic IP the article for rail travel in Germany is now much more up to date, has prose that is - hopefully - easier on the eyes and ears than before and has improved coverage. Unfortunately, the image distribution is rather bottom heavy with (next to) none at the top and (at least on my screen) more towards the bottom than there is text. So if you know anything about layout and photos, even if you don't know a thing about the topic in question, please have a look. As an aside, I hope to get the article ready for promotion to guide and a FTT nomination, but I don't think it's "there" yet. Hobbitschuster (talk) 16:33, 11 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]

True that, and there is a lot of room for photos higher up. If nobody is opposed to having pictures not related to the text next to it, that is. ϒpsilon (talk) 16:46, 11 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]
The aforementioned IP editor moved the ICE map from the very top to somewhere lower. Hobbitschuster (talk) 19:26, 11 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Good Commons pictures[edit]

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Wikimedia Commons has a rather large list of Featured pictures. Someone might go through them looking at which ones might be used here. Also useful, but less work, would be to just patrol the Main Page with its Picture of the Day to see if those are useful.

I look occasionally but do not have either the time or the visual judgment to take on the whole task. Any volunteers? Is someone perhaps already doing this? Pashley (talk) 23:50, 25 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]

I'm pretty sure that Ikan is already updating articles with featured pictures, but more people assisting in that effort would obviously be welcome. -- Ryan • (talk) • 23:58, 25 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Exactly. There are also a lot of good Quality Images which aren't featured but are really useful for our purposes. Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:15, 26 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]