Talk:Wikieducator rich text editor tutorials/Images/Basics

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Upload to Wikimedia Commons?622:09, 12 August 2012

Upload to Wikimedia Commons?

When confident with the process, and you have an image for an education page, follow a similar process on Wikimedia Commons ....

Would it make sense to add something along these lines?

KTucker (talk)09:21, 9 August 2012

Hi Kim,

Just a thought -- where possible I would encourage that the images are uploaded on the Wikimedia Commons - -i.e enabling wider sharing.

If you use the identical file name of the image on the commons in WikiEducator, it will copy all the relevant metadata saving time and effort (in case you are not aware of this feature.)

Mackiwg (talk)22:39, 9 August 2012

Yes, my point exactly. In the ToC I see "4 Uploading a new image on WikiEducator from your computer" and not "4 Uploading a new image to Wikimedia Commons for use on WikiEducator from your computer".

KTucker (talk)06:44, 10 August 2012

Perhaps add a link to Commons upload page? (and mention that the same file name can be used on WikiEducator to display the same image). There is a lot written about this on Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons if anyone wants to write a tutorial (minor extension of this one). For example: Moving files from Wikipedia to the Commons.

KTucker (talk)08:36, 12 August 2012

Re: "(in case you are not aware of this feature.)"

Another useful feature would be to tag an image for transfer or automatic upload (while uploading) to Wikimedia Commons. See for example, How to transfer files to Commons.
KTucker (talk)19:15, 12 August 2012

Would be useful,

However I worry about the extent of missing image metadata from many Newbies who disregard proper image attribution including incorrect licensing :-(.

We will need to think about how to clean up unattributed images in WikiEducator and better community management of the process to tag and remove offending images.

Mackiwg (talk)22:08, 12 August 2012

Kim - - I think that would be a valuable addition. Go for it :-)

Mackiwg (talk)22:09, 12 August 2012