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Image: Pineapple field - abuse reportEdit

This image is used in derivative work without licencing the new work under CC here: http://demotywatory.pl/250310/Ananas I've reported it to admin@demotywatory.pl but they took no action.

Image of Mesa VerdeEdit

Hi, you uploaded the picture Image:Mesa verde cliff palace close.jpg which has both a copyright sign and cc-commons license. Can you please correct that? --Huebi 14:03, 23 August 2005 (UTC)

In case anyone is still curious, there is no conflict between a © symbol and a creative-commons license. –Jacobolus (talk) 04:54, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

U.S. FlagsEdit

Hi! I just noticed your changes on the U.S. flags. There's some things you should pay regard to:

  • I think the correct licence tag for the flags is {{PD-old}}
  • SVG graphics should always be large-sized, and - when possible - created with a text editor; that keeps file sizes small and source codes comprehensive. (Adobe Illustrator and other programs add tons of superfluous code to the file, and convert exact numbers to approximated versions.) See [1] for a tutorial. Please apply your desired changes to dbenbenn's flag versions
  • You've uploaded some flags that were already present in the commons. Please go through Category:Historical flags of the United States and add {{Duplicate}} to the concerned files. Thanks! --Pumbaa 02:26, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

historical US flagsEdit

Hi Jacobolus. Do you have a source for the star positions on the old US flags? For example, your Image:US flag 32 stars.svg is different from Image:US 32 Star Flag.svg, but neither version cites a source so bystanders like me can't tell which is more accurate! Thanks, User:dbenbenn 18:11, 30 April 2006 (UTC)

I got star patterns here, at fotw. FOTW tends to be pretty accurate. It would be possible to do all the historical flags in a text editor, but it would take a fair amount of work. There doesn't seem to be too much advantage... the Illustrator versions are accurate to 7 decimal places, and the total size is still only 40 k, 25 k of which is an embedded thumbnail.
--Jacobolus 03:18, 1 May 2006 (UTC)
I agree that FOTW is usually trustworthy, but they don't seem to have much information about old US flags. For example, the 32 star flag just has a picture, no actual specification. In your version, Image:US flag 32 stars.svg, the stars are significantly smaller than in FOTW's picture. There's no need to worry about being accurate to 7 decimal places if you don't have an exact source in the first place! User:dbenbenn 04:55, 4 May 2006 (UTC)


Echinacea purpureaEdit

Just thought you'd appreciate to know that one of your pics have been used in a scientific paper - Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association: http://www.tidsskriftet.no/pls/lts/pa_lt.visSeksjon?vp_SEKS_ID=1434831

--Lipothymia 17:02, 25 October 2006 (UTC)


Image:US flag 50 stars.svgEdit

Image deletion warning

Image:US flag 50 stars.svg 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. (fixed your request) --Deadstar 08:43, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Image:Palenque Houses.jpgEdit

Hi. I have slightly color enhanced your picture Image:Palenque Houses.jpg, to make it clearer, I hope. If you don't like it, feel free to revert. Regards. Zanaq 17:00, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, that enhancement makes the image decidedly worse. The image tends towards the dark side, because the scene was like that. Its contrast could potentially be tweaked a bit, but you way overdid it. On a properly calibrated monitor, the original is plenty clear, in my eyes. --Jacobolus 23:27, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Image:Yaxchilan 1.jpgEdit

I remember you that your published your photo under Creative Commons License. Your photo a too dark. If you want I [don't] modify this photo, please, don't publish it.

En français : ta photographie a été publiée sous la licence créative commons avec modification. Si tu ne désirais pas modifier ta photographie, au demeurant trop sombre, il ne fallait pas la publier.-- Bertrand GRONDIN → (écrire) 20:37, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

I don't mind that you modify the photo. My concern is that the best possible version be used on wikimedia projects. At the moment that version is the original. --Jacobolus 04:43, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Achetes toi une paire de lunette !!!Edit

Tu n'a pas vu que j'avais remis ta photo originale. Reverter ta propre image pour remettre une autre identique, il fallait le faire et tu l'as fait. Fait la comparaison entre les deux images ! Je te prie de ne plus m'adresser la parole.-- Bertrand GRONDIN → (écrire) 05:45, 10 May 2008 (UTC)


Bonampak_painting.jpg deletionEdit

Image:Bonampak_painting.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests [...] —41.249.12.253 03:15, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

I can’t see why. There’s nothing wrong with it. —Jacobolus (talk) 04:56, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

File:Nizami Rug Crop.jpgEdit

Can you give any more information about when this rug was created? Mangostar (talk) 15:33, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

I'm really not sure, though I believe it's hundreds of years old. It was in a museum in Ganja, so perhaps asking someone from there would be useful? –Jacobolus (talk) 00:01, 27 October 2009 (UTC)


Nizami_Rug_Crop.jpgEdit

Thanks for uploading File:Nizami_Rug_Crop.jpg. This image is missing permission information. A source is given, but there is no proof that the author or copyright holder agreed to license the file under the given license howcheng {chat} 21:36, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

This image is of an out-of-copyright work. It really doesn't need the original rug-maker's permission. IOW, it's in the public domain and therefore there is no copyright holder. –Jacobolus (talk) 05:03, 4 December 2009 (UTC)
/me slaps head. Duh, sorry about that. I actually knew that. howcheng {chat} 20:50, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

Please help replace this outdated licenseEdit

You have uploaded some images in the past with the license {{PD}}. Since January 2006, this license has been deprecated. The license on older images should be replaced with a better and more specific license/permissions. The images we would like you to check are: File:Cylindrical 1.png, File:Spherical 1.png. --BotMultichillT 20:39, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

No problem. –Jacobolus (talk) 20:03, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

Please link imagesEdit

I’m not sure there’s an appropriate category. –Jacobolus (talk) 02:07, 23 January 2010 (UTC)
Anyone should feel free to categorize these; I don't know the categories. –Jacobolus (talk) 04:51, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

better quality for File:Adobergb-in-cielab.png and File:Srgb-in-cielab.pngEdit

Thank you for your submission of File:Adobergb-in-cielab.png and File:Srgb-in-cielab.png. While all submissions are useful, do you think you might be able to supply a better quality version of the same, or similar, content? [... ed: a bunch of cut boilerplate text] —Preceding unsigned comment added by SharkD (talk • contribs) {{{2}}} (UTC)

Um? These are perfectly fine quality for what they are – little demonstrative diagrams. At this size (and even at ~200px wide in w:HSL and HSV), all the relevant details are clearly visible. Also, these giant impersonal templates for talk messages are kind of silly. You can just write a simple sentence or two. (Also, put things either on w:Talk:HSL and HSV or w:User Talk:jacobolus if you want me to see it). –Jacobolus (talk) 16:15, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
Wikipedia is also designed to possibly be rendered in print, such as in a book format. Higher resolution images are critical in this case. SharkD  Talk  03:15, 2 April 2010 (UTC)
Okay. I posit that these would be perfectly readable at a size of about 2 inches by 2 inches, which is about 300 dots per inch, plenty sufficient for print. Feel free to reproduce them at higher resolution though if you want to (I made these by drawing lines over screenshots, and am not going to spend hours figuring out a better way to render them for a hypothetical reader who wants to print them on a poster or whatever). (Also, again, if you want me to see something, this is a bad place to leave the message, because I don’t check it very often. I’m not usually logged in to the commons.) –Jacobolus (talk) 19:48, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

File:Color_icon_purple_v2.svgEdit

I suppose you chose colors for [:File:Color_icon_purple_v2.svg] that were named in the software you used (at least I try to do so from palettes when I create graphics), if it's the case would you put those names in the description mentioning the order? --DynV 16:52, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

[:File:file_name] doesn't function in commons? o_O --DynV 17:00, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

No I chose based on the ISCC–NBS color system. –Jacobolus (talk) 06:27, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

File:Nizami Mausoleum statue.jpgEdit

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Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!


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File:Nizami Mausoleum.jpgEdit

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