Talk:Sharing images across projects

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Wikimedia[edit] was originally mentioned by mav as the common place of Wikipedia media (images, audio, video?). But somehow the name WikiMedia became that of the foundation. Not sure what happened.

I absolutely support this idea. I really hate transfer English WP images to Chinese WP, when a machine could do my job. Tedious and time-consuming. --Menchi 07:48, 28 Oct 2003 (UTC)

This has been suggested a few times before (although not with this domain name), and is widely considered to be a good idea. Someone just has to code it. An alternate possible implementation would be to allow the image table to refer to images on arbitrary wikis. UI: maybe a new special page where you could type in a specification such as fr:Test.png and click the "link" button. The local name could be different to the foreign name, without any significant development overhead. -- Tim Starling 08:29, 28 Oct 2003 (UTC)


I just registered, just in case we decide to use it. If someone has a better proposal for the domain-name, please let us know! If we are going to use, I will transfer the domain to Wikimedia Fondation (as soon as I find out how a domain-transfer works ;-) Fantasy 15:45, 28 Oct 2003 (UTC)

Please, not another domain name for Wikimedia to have to pay yearly for and assign yet antother IP to. If anything, this would be a subdomain of since it would not be a project in itself, but a subproject that serves the Wikimedia community (like meta). Hm. Meta's image upload utility could even be used as a central repository; all the current images would just be moved here. Then "image:" and its translations would be pointed to meta. No need even for a separate subproject. --Maveric149 16:32, 28 Oct 2003 (UTC)
We don't have to use it. It is just a proposal. You are right, a subdomain would do it as well, and we would save fees. Sorry for not thinking of it in the first place. I am not so interrested in the domainname, what I am really looking for is a solution to the current Images-situation :-) Fantasy 07:24, 29 Oct 2003 (UTC)
Well- you don't need an extra ip for it and .org costs less than 10€ per year- not that bad really. -- Gwicke 22:53, 26 Jan 2004 (UTC)


Can we please make everything relate to files instead of images if this proposal gets done? It's already bad that we have to deal with Image:sound.ogg. It would be much harder to fix things after it gets established. Dori | Talk 03:33, 14 Dec 2003 (UTC)

Yep. 100% agreement from the mavster. --Maveric149 03:53, 14 Dec 2003 (UTC)

Interlinking images[edit]

Moved from w:Wikipedia:Village Pump

Is there any consensus (or has any discussion taken place) regarding inter-language linking of images that are taken from one language wikipedia and uploaded to another? --snoyes 17:46, 13 Dec 2003 (UTC)

I'm not sure what you mean. Like this? --Brion 01:16, 14 Dec 2003 (UTC)
Yip, that's what I meant. I just don't see it done all that much, I suppose it would be a good idea to make a habit of linking them though. --snoyes 01:23, 14 Dec 2003 (UTC)
Well, you really should if you took it from another language. Acknowledgement/attribution of the source would be ideal. On an unrelated matter, it's fun to see how the labels get changed around (as in the case of that map). But I guess if it's Anthere's w:eyes -- that's little point to interlinking extensively (beside the source lang), because people aren't gonna change her eye colours or anything. So they are just clones. --Menchi (Talk)â 02:49, 14 Dec 2003 (UTC)
I was asking because I transferred a whole bunch of maps from the french wikipedia (eg. w:Image:Carte Localisation Région France Alsace.png). As you can see, I'm too lazy to change the file names. Anyhow, thanks for the answers. --snoyes 03:02, 14 Dec 2003 (UTC)
That is model attribution. I personally don't think "Credit(s): fr:Utilisateur:Rinaldum" is necessary (although certainly not bad), because you can just click on ther interlink and find out immediately. Maybe GNU requires it, but I don't know (I almost never did that!). I guess it'd be helpful if French WP got sucked in le black hôle one day and we're left with no functional interlink. --Menchi (Talk)â 03:10, 14 Dec 2003 (UTC)

Did you enjoy that fantastique process of download-wait-upload-wait-describe-link? is some Wikipedians' ideas that you may find interesting, or boring. --Menchi (Talk)â 03:14, 14 Dec 2003 (UTC)

Hey, at least I get an easy boost to my number of edits. OK, ok it is not actually worth it ;-) &mdash I've always been an advocate for a centralised image database (and a centralised inter-language links database aswell). As someone on a mailinglist mentioned recently: Wikipedia is a codocracy (or was it "codeocracy"). I can't really code, and I don't feel like badgering the developers. --snoyes 03:23, 14 Dec 2003 (UTC)

Domain name[edit] seems not a good domain for me. Wikimages may be better. Please avoid double letters. But, will it host only images? what about sould files? why not ??? Optim 09:25, 26 Jan 2004 (PST)

How to share an image in other wikipedia[edit]

How to use an image uploaded in English Wikipedia to other Wikipedias like Commons pictures. Rajeshodayanchal (talk) 04:28, 7 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]