User talk:Eric Pokorny

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Welcome, Eric! --Larry Sanger 02:30, 1 November 2006 (CST)

Franklin image

Eric, thanks for adding the picture -- how did you do that? None of my attempts to add pictured has worked.

But I don't think we can use the one you have added -- it's owned by either the Scott Polar Research Institute or the National Maritime Museum -- there are only two in the world -- and they are vigilant about licensing.

I totally agree with you, though, about adding pictures the WP doesn't have. I wanted to add an image from my own collection, pub-domain and copyleft-suitable, which I uploaded as johnfranklin1.jpg, and tried again as franklin3.jpg, but it never displayed; all I get is the picure's filename in red. Can you replace the one there with that one, or tell me how you do it?

Many thanks,

Russell Potter 07:34, 1 November 2006 (CST)

Franklin image


A quick follow-up: it's true that the Scott Polar Research People and the National Maritime Museum own only the daguerreotype itself. They never purchased rights, and all copyright is extinct. And yet, like art museums, they claim continuing proprietary rights in "derivative" images presumably made from those they physically own. It's very frustrating, I agree! A good friend of mine is a curator at the National Maritime Museum and I will ask him if we can get permission -- I hope we can, it is an amazing early image!


Russell Potter 19:56, 2 November 2006 (CST)

Need Help with Images in Biology

Eric, You seem to be the maven here. Can you help out with Biology images? Take a look at article, and its Talk:Biology talk page, please. Perhaps you can either fix it up or instruct us in how to do it. Gratefully, Nancy Sculerati MD 21:11, 17 November 2006 (CST)

Still having image trouble

Hi Eric -- hate to bug you again about something I thought I'd figured out, but my latest attempt to add an image is again encountering trouble; in the article I'm editing, The Frozen Deep, instead of the image I get the message "Error creating thumbnail: convert: no decode delegate for this image format `/czdata/pilot/html/images/a/aa/Frozdeep_sm.jpg'. convert: missing an image filename `/czdata/pilot/html/images/thumb/a/aa/Frozdeep_sm.jpg/250px-Frozdeep_sm.jpg'. frozdeep_sm.jpg". Can you have a look and see what I'm doing wrong? I used the same syntax that worked on the Franklin page ...

Many thanks!

Russell Potter 10:38, 19 November 2006 (CST)


Well, looks as though we will all have to "wait and see" about this issue -- it's a bug, apparently related to some support software not implemented on the CZ wiki; this is bug #48 on the Caesar GForge -- I hope someone will address it soon!

Russell Potter 12:06, 19 November 2006 (CST)


Eric, thanks so much for finding an elegant way out of this. I do hope we regain the ability to use thumbnails linked to larger images, though! The current form is ideal for the article itself, but I would like the interested viewer to be able to retrieve a larger, better one (just *slightly* better -- my original color scan of this image is about 90 MB in size!).

Also, how did you add the caption? I tried what looks like the same thing you did, but though the caption appeared when the image was rolled over, it did not appear under the image.

Thanks also for the tip about IrfanView - since I'm a Mac user it won't work for me, but it looks great for Windows folk. I use PhotoShop (expensive, but it can handle anything), which has a module called "ImageReady" which does much the same.

Russell Potter 07:52, 20 November 2006 (CST)

Thanks from David T for MCClintock Images. Ive yet to figure out how to do them d

Thanks, Eric!

Just a note to say: thank you!! Your assistance with images and teaching us authors and editors about their use is much appreciated. I'm a fan. Nancy Sculerati MD 11:07, 23 November 2006 (CST)

Thanks again, Eric

A note from David Tribe 17:07, 8 December 2006 (CST) to say how much I too appreciate the advice and photos, which gave me joy last night when they "magically" appeared on the Barbara McClintock page

Jefferson image

Hi. Thanks for contributing to CZ! I hate to have to tell you this but one or more images you recently uploaded was lacking clear copyright data. The page clearly says you do not have the right to assume the image is in the public domain, but have a responsibility to investigate whether you have the right to use it as such. I have therefore deleted the image. Please carefully review Images Help—Copyrights. The most responsible thing in this case is to contact someone at the Library of Congress to inquire the status of that image, and then if it is public domain, document proof of it as such by following the directions at Help:Images#Images_by_permission. Thanks! — Stephen Ewen 01:41, 5 April 2007 (CDT)


Eric, at the source area, please place the exact link at which you found the image so people may verify the status of all images you upload. Thanks, Stephen Ewen 20:31, 17 May 2007 (CDT)

Image:The Washington Family Edward Savage.jpg

You need to documented permission on that image as well; see Help:Images#Documenting_free_content_releases_and_images_by_permission for how. If you need additional help, just ask. This needs to be done to avoid image deletion. Stephen Ewen 22:48, 17 May 2007 (CDT)

I had to send in my signature by mail and they said they would send me a permission slip. I don't know how it is going to work. Would you like the email they sent me in the meantime?

Eric Pokorny 17:11, 18 May 2007 (CDT)

In that case you just need to scan what they send you and upload it as in the example at Image_talk:Wessel_1954_fig4.png/Permission. ---Stephen Ewen 13:46, 20 May 2007 (CDT)
Sure, I will upload it when it comes. Will my sister's digital camera be okay?

Eric Pokorny 14:44, 20 May 2007 (CDT)

Creative Commons?

Eric, I keep encountering image after image you uploaded that has a Creative Commons tag on it but that licensing is not so and cannot be. Please be careful to tag images in keeping with their actual status. If you need help understanding these issues, just ask me on my talk page. Stephen Ewen 23:12, 17 May 2007 (CDT)

Other image issues

I found two other images that were problematic: Image:McNary_and_Haugen.jpg and Image:Senator McNary_and_Haugen.jpg. View the image page to see the problem/difference. Please, you must be more careful in the future. Again, be careful to tag and represent images in keeping with their actual status. If you need help understanding these issues, just ask me on my talk page. If you need help deciphering individuals cases, again, just ask. I realize there is a learning curve with some of this stuff. Stephen Ewen 00:15, 18 May 2007 (CDT)

Sorry Stephen. I just got accustomed to uploading images when the image tags weren't working for two months. I know it must be annoying. I just spent time reading the copyright instruction page and I will definitely be more careful. Thanks for the help.

Eric Pokorny 17:03, 18 May 2007 (CDT)