Hi Shrinivasan,

I just used this tool and found the upload process much easier.

Initially, I tried uploading multiple images in the web and abandoned it.

I am sure that this will motivate me to upload more images.

Thanks a ton.


On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 6:40 PM, 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.
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