This is really fantastic, and makes me very very happy.  This represents
the best of what makes the Wikimedia projects great - someone identifies a
need and then rolls up their sleeves and fills that need.  Well done,
Shrini, and thank you.

pb
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On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 5:10 AM, Shrinivasan T <tshriniva...@gmail.com>wrote:

> Friends.
>
> Tamil Wikipedia announced a Media Contest to increase the commons
> media files like photos, audio and video in the wikipedia world.
> see the announcement here.
> http://ta.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contest/en
>
> To upload the photos there are two ways available so far.
>
> 1. The web based upload wizard
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:UploadWizard
>
> 2. Java based upload tool - Commonist
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Tools/Commonist
>
> We have to provide a detailed filename and description to the images
> for uploading.
>
> When we have a bunch of photos to upload, we have to select them,
> crop, or edit them before uploading.
>
> Found that that "GThumb Image Viewer" can show the files, edit the
> files and add IPTC tags to the images.
>
> We can view,edit,delete,rotate,crop and add the required Description
> and Title to the images
> for uploading to wikimedia commons.
>
> How to upload the files?
> There are two tools already.
> But, I wanted to plugin to any image viewer to upload to wikimedia
> commons directly.
> No image viewer has that plugin.
>
> DigiKam has it, but due to some issues, the mediawiki plugin is not
> released.
>
> So, I started to write my own script for uploading all the files in a
> folder to upload to mediawiki.
>
> Here is it.
> http://code.google.com/p/mediawiki-uploader/
>
> Usage details are available in INSTALL and README files.
>
> Thanks for the wikipedia users Surya and Sodabottle for their valuable
> suggestions.
>
> Please report if there are any issues.
>
> Provide your suggestions for improving too.
>
> Thanks.
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> Regards,
> T.Shrinivasan
>
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