User:OrenBochman/Creative Media Introduction

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This workshop is produced to teach users and GLAM project volanteers how to contribute media to Wikipedia Commons to be used your wikipedia articles.

One of the main problems in creating an project like wikipedia is the lack of free media to support the textual content.

Wikimedia Commons has a number of workshops to support creative work. These are run under the auspicies of the Graphic Lab.

This tutorial teaching how to contributre media to wikipedia. The areas coverd are:

  • creating different media
  • the most important maintenence tasks:
  • focusing on number of free and open source software:

{{Wikipedia:Graphic Lab/top|a list of free graphic programs that are useful in manipulating images for the graphics lab. If you have a question about a particular point in one of the programs, asking on WT:GL may help. For general help, try Googling for "[program] tutorial" or "[] help" or similar.}}

Name and Function Operating system(s) Download
1   Inkscape the general standard for creating and editing SVGs Windows; Mac OS X; Linux All
2   GIMP, similar to Photoshop. Used for the retouching of images, and creating raster graphics (PNG, JPEG). Can also be used to create animations (GIF) when the GIMP Animation Package (GAP) is installed. Windows; Mac OS X; Linux; Solaris; BSD Windows, Linux/BSD/Solaris Mac OS X
3   hugin, For the stitching of panoramic images together into one big image, correction of perspective and various other things. Windows; Mac OS X; Linux; BSD; Other Unix Systems All
4   QGis, to create GIS maps' layers: topographic background, shaded relief, states/provinces polygons, rivers/lakes/coasts, urban areas, etc. PNG or SVG. Windows; Mac OS X; Linux; etc. All
5 Blender, For the creation and editing of 3D images. Windows; Mac OS X; Linux; Solaris; BSD; Irix All
6   Scribus, a free desktop publishing application (DTP). Windows; Mac OS X; Linux; Unix; OS/2; eComStation All
7   LilyPond, a free music engraving application . Windows; Mac OS X; Linux; Unix; OS/2; eComStation [1]
8   Audacity, a free digital audio editor application (DTP). Windows; Mac OS X; Linux; Unix; OS/2; eComStation [2]
Examples of images created with the above programs.


Any questions or would you like to take the test? The test is pretty brief...consisting of only three questions!