Nice initiative.

Best wishes,

J. Balaji

On Sun, Jan 14, 2018 at 12:41 PM, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga <> wrote:

> Greetings,
> I am planning for Wikigraphists Bootcamp in India, please fill out the
> survey form to help the organizers. Your responses will help organizers
> understand what level of demand there is for the event (how many people in
> your community think it is important that the event happens).
> Survey form:
> To start with, English Wikipedia has a dedicated team of editors to work
> on computer generated images, illustrations, and maps. The platform is
> referred as the Graphics Lab <
> /Wikipedia:Graphics_Lab>, and the contributors are called Wikigraphists.
> Wikigraphists work to improve the quality of the images that have been
> proposed by the community. This involves work such as extracting key
> elements from photos, improving the color of images or emphasizing the main
> subject, stitching multiple images together and often vectorizing images —
> converting to Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG). They also create new
> drawings, diagrams and maps when requests are made to do so. The Graphics
> lab functions as Illustration workshop, Photography workshop, and Maps
> workshop, depending upon the type of request by a user.
> However, the use of SVG format, and other above mentioned graphic
> techniques are not seen much seen in practice among the Indian community.
> The plan is to organize a bootcamp for 3–4 days to train the participants
> on the above said. The workshop will emphasize on the "Graphics lab" of
> Wikipedia, and the technicalities and image parameters of Quality images
> (QI) and Featured pictures (FP), on Wikimedia Commons. At the end of the
> day, the participants will turn out to have knowledge to create drawings,
> illustrations, diagrams, maps, graphs, bar charts etc. and get to know to
> how to tune the images to meet the QI and FP criteria.
> Survey form:
> Regards,
> Krishna Chaitanya Velaga
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