User talk:Ahecht

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PD-Art should be used carefully: It is not, in fact, a copyright status tag that applies worldwide, it is activism by Wikimedia, taking a U.S. ruling, and applying it worldwide.

There is nothing wrong with activism. But in cases where the scan is from America, or especially where it creates a new claim of copyright over the scan that was not previously there (LoC scans, user scans) it should NOT be used.

Further, it may not be used on extensive restorations: I have copyright in, for example, File:Julia Margaret Cameron - John Herschel (Metropolitan Museum of Art copy, restored).jpg under UK law. I have waived that copyright, but it could be claimed had I not. Adam Cuerden (talk) 19:47, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Understood, thanks for the clarification Adam Cuerden. I had originally switched it based on advice for getting derivativeFX to work (it doesn't recognize the PD-old tags), but that ended up being a moot point anyway. --Ahecht (talk) 23:05, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
No worries! Adam Cuerden (talk) 02:51, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

File:BOUQUET Carole-24x30-1995 no signature.jpgEdit


Just to let you know I splitted the file, as we usually avoid to overwrite files. In this case, the status of Harcourt files is quite controversial − signature or watermark? − so it is easier to have bother and let reusers decide which one suit their needs.


Jean-Fred (talk) 21:58, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Jean-Fred, I wasn't aware of the controversy in this case. --Ahecht (talk) 22:01, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

New level {{User BG-4}}Edit

Hi ; new level 4 for you ?--Medium69 You wanted talk to me? 00:36, 12 December 2014 (UTC)


Rotated photo appears unrotated after uploadEdit

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Hello Ahecht,

After I saw you use the CropTool on a photo I uploaded I thought I would try the same on a similar photo.

In preparing to do so I realized that the original photo needed to be rotated first, by a small amount (-3 degrees), which I did with GIMP using my locally stored, original version of the photo.

I then uploaded the rotated version using the 'Upload a new version of this file' on the photo page.

However, after succesfully uploading my rotated version of the photo (distinguishable from the old one via its much larger size), the image on the Wikimedia page is apparently rendered without the rotation, i.e. it looks just like the first version I uploaded.

Since you seem to know quite a bit about graphics, also in the context of Wikimedia, I was wondering if you could help me solve this mystery?

Thanks either way, Lklundin (talk) 22:57, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

@Lklundin: Sometimes the old image is still cached in Wikimedia's servers and you need to purge the page. You can either wait for this to happen automatically or you can force it. To force a purge, click on the edit button at the top of the page and look in your browser's address bar. The URL should end in &action=edit. Change this to &action=purge and hit enter. If that doesn't fix it, try clearing your browser's cache. --Ahecht (talk) 03:25, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
Indeed. Thanks very much. Lklundin (talk) 06:49, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
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