User talk:Pthornton

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Image for Hicks article[edit]

Hi Pthornton. The image (Hicks released from yatala.jpg) you uploaded and added to the Hicks article is excellent. Thank you! However, there are specific licencing requirements for images uploaded directly to Wikinews. If you used the link on the left side of the main page named "Upload free media" it redirects you to Commons, where all free images should go. The link entitled, "Upload fair-use media" is for very specific non-free image use. The image you uploaded looks like it should be uploaded to Commons, which we can then access here from Wikinews. Please let me know if you need any help with moving it to Commons. Did you take the photo yourself? Cheers, --Jcart1534 14:24, 5 January 2008 (UTC)[reply]

I actually did upload the picture on David Hicks being released into the Commons area but I was not sure how to embed the image into the Hicks Released From Yatala article. Hence the image has been uploaded twice.
Yes I did take the picture and on reducing the size of the image also decided to remove any exif data from the jpeg. Looking at other image contribution my 550K file size was very modest and probably could have left it in its original ~3MB size. I guess storage space isn't an issue for the wiki group. --Pthornton 15:38, 5 January 2008 (UTC)[reply]
Okay. Sounds good, Pthornton. I'll fix it up for you and then delete the local image. Thanks for that. It is an excellent addition to the article. Cheers, --Jcart1534 15:43, 5 January 2008 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry, I can't quickly find the image on Commons. Can you provide a link for me or the exact file name on Commons? Thanks, --Jcart1534 15:54, 5 January 2008 (UTC)[reply]

I have uploaded the original jpg overwriting the smaller one. 4 Meg not a problem as a contribution? --Pthornton 16:13, 5 January 2008 (UTC)[reply]

I see that you just re-uploaded the file here on Wikinews. I think perhaps I wasn't clear enough. The file should be uploaded on Wikimedia Commons, which is a part of the Wikipedia family where free media can be uploaded and shared throughout the Wikimedia projects. You may have to create a user account there before uploading the image. Sorry for any confusion! File size isn't an issue there, so go ahead and upload the 4 Meg file. Cheers, --Jcart1534 16:17, 5 January 2008 (UTC)[reply]