A great move forward - hope they will indeed soon do away with the
need to register to be able to download.
Daniel


On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 1:48 AM, Rama Neko <raman...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hallelujah !
>
>
> On 13 November 2013 00:02, rupert THURNER <rupert.thur...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Fyi.
>>
>> ---------- Weitergeleitete Nachricht ----------
>> Von: "Hay (Husky)" <hus...@gmail.com>
>> Datum: 12.11.2013 13:45
>> Betreff: [cultural-partners] Rijksmuseum releases high resolution images
>> An: "Wikimedia Chapters cultural partners coordination"
>> <cultural-partn...@wikimedia.ch>
>>
>> Hi everyone,
>> i'm pleased to report to you that the Dutch Rijksmuseum (you know, the
>> one with all the Rembrandts and Vermeers) has decided to release all
>> of their PD images in high resolution on their website, Rijksstudio.
>>
>> A year ago, the Rijksmuseum released a new website with a section that
>> allows people to reuse all the images in many different ways. For
>> commercial use, you still needed to contact the image department, even
>> though the works were PD. However, a week ago they removed this
>> restriction and now anyone can download the high resolution scans.
>>
>> The API still serves the lower resolution scans, but i've been assured
>> that the higher resolution images *will* be available in the API in
>> the very near future. I guess they'll make an excellent candidate to
>> be uploaded to Commons with the GLAM Wiki Toolset project next year.
>>
>> Until then, i invite you all to upload all the images you want by
>> hand, i've already done that with Rembrandt's Nightwatch which has
>> gone from 2 to a whopping 161 megapixels:
>>
>> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Nightwatch_by_Rembrandt.jpg
>>
>> There's a (Dutch) blogpost available from Creative Commons
>> Netherlands, here's a Google Translate version:
>>
>>
>> http://translate.google.nl/translate?sl=nl&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fcreativecommons.nl%2F2013%2F11%2F11%2Frijksmuseum-haalt-voorwaarden-van-collectie-af%2F%23
>>
>> -- Hay Kranen
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