A long-awaited feature added by volunteer developer Bryan Tong Minh.
A behind-the-scenes tour of the project.
Free knowledge is the foundation of all Wikimedia projects: anyone is free to use, modify and redistribute the content for any purpose. But copyright and free licenses are very confusing for new users, especially when they want to contribute pictures and other media files. A new illustrated licensing tutorial will now guide new users through the basics of copyright and free licenses to make their first steps easier.
Our volunteers are awesome. More specifically, Magnus Manske is awesome. He just made reusing pictures from Wikimedia Commons a hundred times easier.
If you’ve ever tried to upload a file to Wikimedia Commons, you may have grown frustrated. Our new upload wizard aims to make it easier to contribute multimedia works to Wikimedia projects, and the first test results look promising.
As part of the Multimedia Usability project, I have been doing a lot of research to better understand how Wikimedia Commons is functioning, and particularly to understand its users & participants. One side I am particularly interested in is the demographics and the content dynamics of Commons.
Do you regularly use media sharing platforms like Flickr, Youtube, Fotopedia, Picasa web or Panoramio? Then you can tell us what you love (or hate) about their interface and features, to help us improve Wikimedia Commons.
Because digiKam provides the tools and Commons the problems, the two should enjoy a happy marriage.
Where our hero makes an early Christmas wishlist and implores the developer fairies to give Wikimedia Commons some much-needed love.
Wikimedia Commons is a treasure trove of freely-reusable images and other multimedia files, particularly useful to students, teachers and small publishers. But the fact that it’s relatively unknown, coupled to an archaic and inadequate interface, makes it quite difficult to use it to its full potential.