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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Tom Reedy!
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Tip: Categorizing imagesEdit

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Hello, Tom Reedy!

Tip: Add categories to your images

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

Here's how:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:

Uploadwizard-categories.png

2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]
[[Category:Comets]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations"). Pro-tip: The CommonSense tool can help you find the best category for your image.

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

CategorizationBot (talk) 10:58, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

WelcomeEdit

Hi Tom, and welcome to Commons. I quite see your point about the detail in the scanned photographs, rather than the diagrammatic versions I was using. Adding the files here to an en:Wikipedia page is exactly the same as using a local image file as you have already done: "[[File:Shakespeare signature 1.jpg|thumb|position on page (optional)|size in pixels (optional)|caption text]]". The software creates a virtual file on en:WP which works in the same way as a file really there. Easiest way is probably to copy the string you used for your original and substitute the new wording. Good luck, particularly with finding space for them all! --Old Moonraker (talk) 05:06, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

Portrait de Paul SegondEdit

Bonjour, Tom Reedy. Merci de vos retouches sur l'image File:PaulSegond.jpg. Je ne trouve cependant pas que le résultat soit très satisfaisant. Sur une image très mauvaise au départ, comme c'est malheureusement le cas ici, une simple augmentation du contraste et de la netteté, sans autres retouches ni compensations, n'a pas d'autre résultat que de faire ressortir les défauts. De plus, en l'occurrence, l'image, toujours aussi mauvaise quoique d'une autre façon, écrase maintenant avec ses noirs intenses la page qu'elle illustre. Pouvez-vous atténuer partiellement (disons de moitié), vos corrections ? Merci d'avance, et bien cordialement. --Thierry (talk) 14:32, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Salut, Tom. Thank you for your new intervention. It's slightly better. But every photograph I met told me that it was a colossal and nearly impossible work, to build something one can show from a firstly too bad image. If you have any more time to it, perhaps you could remove the black edge, so that this bad portrait would not jump too straight to reader's eyes. But my idea remains that this image, being of very bad quality, must keep as dull and quiet as possible, or should be entirely reworked, pixel by pixel. Bien cordialement. --Thierry (talk) 21:41, 26 January 2011 (UTC)
Yes, it's better now. Merci de m'avoir si attentivement prêté attention. A bientôt peut-être. Cordialement toujours. --Thierry (talk) 11:11, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

File:Contester_Will_dj.JPGEdit

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Fut.Perf. 16:34, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

Draining colorEdit

Hello, I've noticed you making some edits which involve draining color out of prints. In the case of File:Cecilia Beaux.jpg, for instance, you've both cropped and drained the color. For the record, I disagree with your edit to the Beaux portrait. The older version, to my eye, is much better. Regards, MarmadukePercy (talk) 11:35, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

My apologies to you if I overreacted over the Beaux photograph. It's really not so dramatically different, just takes some getting used to. Best, MarmadukePercy (talk) 03:34, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

File:Autograph-WilliamShakespeare.pngEdit

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File:Gunpowder plot medal 1605.jpgEdit

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Stefan4 (talk) 12:52, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

File:Gunpowder plot medal 1605.jpgEdit

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Stefan4 (talk) 21:11, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

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