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Intro[edit]

You can leave a message here. I am usually pretty good about getting back to notices and messages, but if I'm not it's because I'm not currently doing anything with Wikipedia at the moment. I'm always available through email, and you can email me through Wikipedia or you can do it directly at evan.amos /at\ gmail.com.

Talk Archive[edit]

Various photo and article notices are put here

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File:Oxidized-snes.jpg[edit]

Great picture, it's perfect for the article! Anomie 13:45, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

RE: Proper picture formatting[edit]

Upload the PS2 one with the full background and I'll do the shadows for you and explain how I did it step by step with pics (I don't have original PSDs for the other ones and it seems a waste to do them again). As it stands at the moment they look worse than with a full background (or the existing pic due to the odd shadows) so I have temporarily reverted the additions of the pic so that it can be done right :).

The picture itself looks great so once the shadows are sorted it will most certainly be re-instated :).

As for the policy, I don't think it is technically preferred one way or the other, but for infoboxes, which have a grey background, when the object is on a white background it just look "off", so it is a kind of de facto rule for actual items (an unwritten rule as it were).

Alphathon™ (talk) 16:49, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

As you may have noticed I have reinstated the image into the articles. Here's how I did it: imageshack link. Alphathon™ (talk) 19:31, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

License tagging for File:Small-milky-way-package.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading File:Small-milky-way-package.jpg. You don't seem to have indicated the license status of the image. Wikipedia uses a set of image copyright tags to indicate this information; to add a tag to the image, select the appropriate tag from this list, click on this link, then click "Edit this page" and add the tag to the image's description. If there doesn't seem to be a suitable tag, the image is probably not appropriate for use on Wikipedia.

For help in choosing the correct tag, or for any other questions, leave a message on Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. Thank you for your cooperation. --ImageTaggingBot (talk) 14:08, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

PS3 image[edit]

Hello again. Seeing as you have access to both a slim and a fat PS3, would you mind making a proper replacement for the infobox? I was thinking probably something like this [1], but with the consoles closer together and only one controller (preferably a DS3 since it's shipped with all current consoles and applies to both slims and fats). About as far apart as the one already there should be fine (but at an angle similar to the one you've already done of the fatty). Cheers. Alphathon™ (talk) 19:11, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

PS3 infobox[edit]

It's kinda hard to explain. The whole point of an infobox image is to act as identification of the item in question. As such if there are significant variations (such as PS3 fat and slim… or PS2 fat and slim… or the Xbox 360 and 360 S etc.) it is preferable to have both/all in the infobox. Unfortunately that is usually not possible as there are so few people around who take pictures and even fewer who do so and have both/all forms of a console. Most of the time we have to make do with two similarly positioned images shopped together or placed side-by-side (see the infoboxes of Mega Drive and SNES for examples). The Xbox 360 article is particularly problematic as it has so many SKUs. For quite a while it had the image of the three consoles in the infobox, which can now be found in the "discontinued models" section (or something to that effect - I can't remember the wording). Believe it or not, that's actually about 5 pictures shopped together (all taken by me, but all independently, basically so that I could get the most available resolution out of my crappy 2MP mobile phone camera… I really need to borrow my dad's DSLR at some point and re-shoot some of my pics; there's only so much Photoshop can do). Anyway, that one was scuppered when the Xbox 360 S came along. At some point, if I can get a decent shot, I'll shop in a pic of my Arcade with the "S" currently there (if you could take one of yours at the same angle that'd be better, but there's no hurry).

Anyway, there's no real hard and fast rule on this (like with the transparent background) so if no-one can get it looking at least "good enough" (the PS3 one isn't pretty, but does a good job of identification and it's positively ugly) it just doesn't happen, especially since most people with Photoshop/photography skills are visual perfectionists.

BTW, when you finish your posts, type ~~~~ and it will add your signature to the post. If you don't, SineBot comes along and gives you a really ugly version instead (for example after your last post: —Preceding unsigned comment added by Evan-amos (talk • contribs) 3:16 pm, Today (UTC+1)). Also, you can customise your sig in the preferences page to look however you want (assuming you know wiki-markup or html/css. It's fairly simple and I can explain if you don't know, or you could just look at other people sigs and figure it out from there).

Alphathon™ (talk) 15:05, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

RE: GameCube compatibility picture[edit]

Don't worry about it. I don't think that the issue is caused by it being 16-bit, it just doesn't make sense (and I work with 16-bit files all the time with no issues). The issue may be with the white balance or something though. Anyway, glad you decided to upload a higher res version; colour-corrected or not :). EDIT: Oh, it seems you reverted it. Never mind. Alphathon™ (talk) 13:43, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

RE: GameCube compatibility picture update[edit]

"this whole talking structure drives me crazy, i can never figure out where to go or where to reply to things."

Don't worry about it - if you reply on my talk page, Wikipedia will tell me; if you reply here, it'll show up in my watchlist - it makes no difference to me really.


"but i meant more of a color space issue, the 16-bit thing was a pain because i had to lower it to save as a jpg, at least in the default photoshop save thing. i checked it out, and the reason the color was going crazy is because lightroom would change the photo to ProPhoto RGB instead of the normal sRGB IE6."

Ah, that would explain it. There's probably a way to set Lightroom to only use sRGB (or another colour space; I myself favour Adobe RGB 1998, as it has a wider colour gamut, but it really doesn't matter if it's not being printed as almost all monitors can't even show full sRGB), or even just retain the original colour space, but I don't know how. It'll be in the options somewhere though I'm sure.

Anyway, how were you converting it to the other colour space - convert and assign give different results. I don't know which you'd want to use off the top of my head though. Alphathon™ (talk) 20:17, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

I did it sort of a "dumb" way. I just took the picture that I was working, that was in the other color space (couldn't figure out how to change the RGB color type of the file itself) and hit CTRL-A, and copied the whole thing into a new file. It then goes to the default color space, but I've lost the camera metadata. I have a version that should work now, but it seems that any update will erase notes on the picture, which someone did all in German.

Evan-amos (talk) 20:26, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

That was me actually (German notes). Anyway, if you click the edit link at the top of the page, you should see the code for the notes at the bottom, underneath the licence template ({{pd-self}}). If your new version is the same size as the old one, I think the notes stay put. If not, all you have to do is paste them in and change the coordinates to correspond to the new size. For example, if the new image is 3200px×3200px (twice the size to make the numbers convenient), this:
{{ImageNote|id=1|x=870|y=216|w=135|h=141|dimx=1800|dimy=1800|style=2}}{{en|GameCube Memory Card}}{{de|GameCube-Speicherkarte}}{{ImageNoteEnd|id=1}}
…would become this:
{{ImageNote|id=1|x=1740|y=432|w=270|h=282|dimx=3200|dimy=3200|style=2}}{{en|GameCube Memory Card}}{{de|GameCube-Speicherkarte}}{{ImageNoteEnd|id=1}}
It's fairly simple really.
Alphathon™ (talk) 20:53, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
P.S. The colour-space options in Photoshop are in the Image menu, near the bottom somewhere. Just play around with them and see how it turns out. Alphathon™ (talk) 20:54, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

File:Wii-gamecube-compatibility.jpg[edit]

Hey, I noticed you had uploaded this picture a while back. I don't know if you noticed, but the disc is wrong-side up and I thought I should tell you.

Sincerely, Thegreyanomaly (talk) 02:42, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

I don't think they normally have copyright issues talking the pictures of a disc, but I guess it is better to not take a risk. Considering that you have taken many other video game hardware pictures, I was wondering do you happen to have a Classic Controller Pro picture or a Wii Remote Plus picture (or have ability to take those pictures)? Both of those are needing pictures at Classic Controller and Wii MotionPlus, respectively. - Thegreyanomaly (talk) 23:29, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

PS1 image[edit]

Hello again. Just thought you might be interested to know that MSN have featured your PS1 image in one of their articles: Top 15 gadgets since 1995. Alphathon™ (talk) 04:43, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

Huh, that's cool. I noticed that the picture I took of the wavebird was on the ifixit page for it the other day. It's cool to see my work out and about, even if it's not attributed.Evan-Amos (talk) 02:21, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

RE: png versus jpg files[edit]

Actually, the .png version is no worse quality than the .jpg; it's all to do with how they're scaled. If you take a close look at the .jpg version (when small, like on your page) you should notice two things: first, compression artefacts on the .jpg version. This gives the illusion of more detail, but actually is just an artefact of Wikipedia scaling the image - it has to re-save the image in JPEG format on the fly so artefacting is inevitable (this doesn't happen on the PNG because it is lossless). Second is that the .jpg is fairly heavily aliased. I don't know why, but the anti-aliasing on Wikipedia's .jpg scaler doesn't seem to be as strong as the .png one. Probably the best way to see this is on a large-ish version, such as the preview images on Commons. zoom in on the images (by about 1.5× - 2×) and it should become immediately apparent how lossy the .jpg actually is. In other words, the .jpg only appears to be higher quality (read: more detailed) due to quality loss in the scaling process. It also appears that the .jpg version has some kind of "sharpening" applied to it (similar to the Photoshop "sharpen" tool) which is an inherently lossy process. Since this is applied universally, it also has to be a best-guess type setting, that may make edges clearer on some images, but actually harm others.

Regardless of that though, you have to bear a few other things in mind:

  1. Not all computer monitors are created equal, and nor are all operating systems (at least from a settings POV); what may appear to be a negligible difference on one set-up can show up as a fairly significant one on another.
  2. Not everybody uses the same skin for Wikipedia, and as such infoboxes do not show up as grey for everyone so. This also applies to those sites that mirror Wikipedia pages.

Alphathon™ (talk) 14:36, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

RE: Sega Genesis pictures[edit]

That's a tricky one. The main reason the Japanese pics are used in the infobox is because they were the original versions with the PAL Mega Drives and NA Genesises (Geneses?) being derivatives of them. I'd say probably stick them in the variations article for now and perhaps start a discussion on the Mega Drive talk page. Whatever the outcome there will always be someone who isn't happy with it (be it someone who feels discriminated since their version isn't used or whatever). There are times when I wish Sega had just stuck with one design and brand worldwide - it's just to damn complicated. Alphathon /'æl.f'æ.ðɒn/ (talk) 21:05, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

I think we could use a Genesis 2 in the main picture instead of the JP MD 2. Was planning on buying a near mint Genesis 2 to use for the picture, but if you can get a picture of a Genesis 2 in the same style asthis then I think we can just do that. It will be like the SNES articles main picture, features both systems, and from both regions. Undo weight is also addressed because the Genesis 2 is smaller. It's also the most recognizable model of the Mega Drive/Genesis based on system sales.--SexyKick 21:43, 29 January 2011 (UTC)
That seems like a good compromise. I'll take a picture that matches the style of the current one.

Evan-Amos (talk) 22:22, 29 January 2011 (UTC) Ugh, I barely know how to use these talk pages.Evan-Amos (talk) 22:23, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

Awesome, I'm looking forward to it (with no controller.) You'll get used to the talk pages sooner or later. You take really good pictures, do you have a 6 button controller? I've thought maybe this picture could look better.--SexyKick 23:44, 29 January 2011 (UTC)
Hm, I see. So you're saying you can't take a picture of the Genesis 2 in the same position they have their Mega Drive 2 in? cause this looks terrible Pardon the crappy edit of the pic, I'm tired. But this is just to give you an idea of what I'm going for with the main pic. Perhaps you could take a picture nearly identical, and use the photoshop angle tool?--SexyKick 07:44, 30 January 2011 (UTC)
Those controller pics are amazing!!--SexyKick 19:23, 30 January 2011 (UTC)
I'd still like to try for the angled Genesis 2 if possible.--SexyKick 23:33, 30 January 2011 (UTC)
I don't really have the option. I only own the two american versions, and the other PAL versions have only been taken on in a front facing way, so I had to take the picture to match them. The japanese ones are angled, but very distorted and small. If you can get an angled version of the other versions, then something could be worked out.
Well your picture of the Genesis 2 doesn't need to be exactly matching the style of the JPMD2. I mean this is getting pretty close to what I want, and if we can just get close to the style, that's perfectly fine. I think the way you took the Genesis 2 picture just needs a slightly different angle, maybe a bit more focused on the top, rotated slightly. You certainly have great skill with these pictures IMHO.--SexyKick 00:09, 31 January 2011 (UTC)
Maybe you could take a bunch of different pictures of the Genesis 2 at a bunch of similar angles and let me pick which would go good next to the JP Mega Drive 1??--SexyKick 02:09, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

Please : ( I really don't want to have to buy a Genesis 2 and take some amateur pics that will be nowhere near as good as the ones you can take.--SexyKick 05:05, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

I agree with what you've said. I'd like the article to be called Sega Genesis, I have at least two other supporters on that article name change, and a whole list of reasons why Sega Genesis is the common name. However, your Genesis 1 + Pal MD2 is still the main infobox pic. I really liked this older version of the page that had the JP MD1 with the complete Genesis 2 in the infobox. I think the rest of the included pics in the article are better period. The other editors all had a talk, and consensus went to remove most of them, though there was no clear consensus on removing the add on game screenshots.
I'm willing to start a discussion about changing the name to Genesis, but I have a feeling it will make me even more unpopular with some of the other Mega Drive editors. Also even if the name is changed, I still think the best way to do the info box pics is to still with the JP MD1 (which is IMHO the best looking model of Genesis 1, with the gold 16-bit letters), and US Genesis 2 (the most common model of Genesis/Mega Drive to be sold).--SexyKick 05:56, 13 February 2011 (UTC)
I take it you'll be willing to come to the discussion of the article name change when I make it to support the name change?--SexyKick 06:56, 13 February 2011 (UTC)
I'm not sure what you're talking about. remove pictures? like, the controller and genesis 3? where do these discussions take place? i looked at the talk page on the article and it is almost empty. other than that, i think that the name should be something along the lines of Mega Drive/Genesis, as it is the mega drive in a large part of the world, and seems to be fair since the english-speaking world knows it by both names. i rubs me the wrong way on instinct just because i never really knew it as mega drive and prefer it as genesis since that's what i know it by, but logically, the title and references should be split throughout the article.

also, i'm woefully absent from most all discussions that take place on wikipedia other than what happens on my own talk page. the community seems to be something that people who are text editors fall into, because information and tone of article is largely up to debate, while i really just find a bad picture and take a better one, and rarely have my judgement/involvement questioned or challenged, because pictures are a lot more absolute. i apologize if i come off as aloof or detached because of it. Evan-Amos (talk) 17:32, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

The pictures I was talking about are in this version of the article. Isn't that infobox setup better? Plus the Sega CD and 32X game screenshots? The talk was archived, and was extremely lengthy. These pictures are either moved, or removed from the article already.
An article name compromise is something I would think to be ideal, but it doesn't adhere to Wikipedia standards (no compromise article names, just common name articles). I'm only reluctant to start a new discussion on the topic, because I believe most editors will oppose the change, and be in favor of sticking with Mega Drive. Virtually every source used in the article, out of the 130 sources, calls it the Sega Genesis. In fact, while I have not read every source wikipedia links to there, every single one I have read calls it the Sega Genesis, and if Mega Drive is mentioned, it's just informing you of the name in the rest of the world, or explaining why it's called Genesis here.
All of this is why I hate the sega genesis page and mostly avoid it; just a lot of wiki drama and a seemly war of attrition. as far as the pictures go that were removed, i don't know if i have much of a reason to keep them. my gut says that the sega genesis is such a sprawling mess of add-ons and different models that you'd want to keep the page true to the actual genesis, and leave the rest to the individual pages for the 32x and the Sega CD. I would love, love, love to get my hands on the Sega CD, 32X, Nomad, etc, in an effort to clean up the rest of the pictures, though. oh, and when i edit this talk section, do you get a notice for it?Evan-Amos (talk) 19:08, 13 February 2011 (UTC)
Your talk page is on my watch list, so I notice if it was changed. I don't get the same kind of notice, as if you leave a message on my talk page, but personally I don't need that notice.
I think a good picture of the Nomad could well be a good replacement for the Genesis 3 picture as a matter of fact. I notice the article lacks a section that mentions the Sega Nomad, and I think adding it to the 32-bit era and beyond section makes the most "article timeline" sense. I think it needs to tie into the article more since it's also known as the "Sega Genesis Nomad" and is included in the sales section. It's certainly hard to not let the article fill up with pictures etc. I just hope you can come up with an awesome picture of the Genesis 2 to go next to the JP MD 1, hopefully with a more in focus part of the "Genesis" logo. I wish we could just go back to having the GenesisComplete picture in the infobox with the JP MD1, because I feel it's the full evolution of the console. It came out in Japan with that model, and really ended in America with the 32X and Sega CD attached.--SexyKick 20:10, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

Wow, I didn't even know this was going on. I wish I had taken a picture of my plain Genesis 2 for the info box before I sold it. Would have been a good combo.--BeastSystem (talk) 17:17, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

The issue isn't a Genesis 2 picture, but more of a need for better Mega Drive pictures. I would give anything if someone would take an angled picture of a Mega Drive that doesn't suck. At this point, I don't know if it matters, I feel that I'll never be able to get rid of those two distorted japanese Mega Drive pics.Evan-Amos (talk) 17:26, 2 March 2011 (UTC)
I just threw this together now.Evan-Amos (talk) 18:01, 2 March 2011 (UTC)


Japanese Mega Drive + Mega.png
Hate that I wasn't paying attention to the file name.Evan-Amos (talk) 18:02, 2 March 2011 (UTC)
OMFG this is awesome! You've done a great job Evan. Hats off to you! I'd totally give you a barnstar if I knew how.--SexyKick 02:27, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
@SexyKick: see WP:Barnstar
@Evan-Amos: He's right - here you go :) Alphathon /'æl.f'æ.ðɒn/ (talk) 02:49, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis photos[edit]

Hello there. I reverted your edit changing the photos in the Mega Drive article. We agreed upon those in many months of debate. Please do not change them without further discussion. Thanks. DCEvoCE (talk) 17:28, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Hey there. I was wondering if you could take the Sega Genesis 2 picture with the 6 button controller attached so we get the final controller into the infobox as well like they do with the Saturn and Xbox articles.--BeastSystem (talk) 20:04, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
I thought about exactly that for a bit when I was taking the picture but a lot of the Sega stuff I actually own is in storage, so I didn't have access to the six-button controller when I did the reshoot the other day. Also, I was torn between doing it or not since I wasn't sure that it was ever a pack-in controller with the system. All of the boxes I've ever seen for the Genesis show the three-button controller, so I'm not sure if it's the same case like the the Saturn and Xbox controllers, which replaced the old controller completely. That said, I would try to do it and see how it looks if I had the controller with me.Evan-Amos (talk) 23:47, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
it had been a pack in controller in the last few revisions of the console. Anyway I look forward to the hopeful future picture.--BeastSystem (talk) 23:56, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

Heh. I was actually just coming here to ask for the same thing.--SexyKick 19:55, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

I found a commercial showing that the 6 button pad eventually came with the console.--SexyKick 00:25, 17 November 2011 (UTC)
Huh. Well, if I have the chance to round up the materials again I wouldn't mind taking a picture of the six-button with the model 2. It makes sense for the idea of it.Evan-Amos (talk) 16:02, 17 November 2011 (UTC)
Hey, I didn't want to seem impatient, and I know you're on a hiatus from taking photos, but did you think you might still get around to this?--SexyKick 01:41, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

I wonder if this is too far back for you to notice I posted a comment? (not trying to be impolite)--SexyKick 04:10, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Oh, sorry man. I usually have a hard time seeing things in the older comments. But I will be taking new pictures at some point, hopefully in the next two or three months. I've been doing a home renovation project for the past year and so all of my camera stuff is currently packed away. I also don't have a place to set up and take pictures until the work is done, so it's mostly been waiting on that. I do have some stuff that I've been buying in the past year, like a non-yellow SNES and the Sega Genesis with 6-button controller, so I'm hoping to retake some things and add some new pictures as well. I can't wait until I get back into it, because I have a few new things I'd be interested in doing as well. -- Evan-Amos (talk) 01:07, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
I remembered we were talking about if we weren't sure or not if the controller ever came with the Genesis, but I found this picture and I think that makes everything crystal clear. : ) SexyKick 22:44, 22 August 2013 (UTC)
Yay!!! Go Evan!--SexyKick 23:20, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
I finally got an area re-set for photography as well as a new camera, so I figured I'd make this the first of some new photos. Evan-Amos (talk) 04:35, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Please write up photography instructions[edit]

Hi. I came across your excellent photos. I would like to take some photos of some older electronic items, and would like to learn what other people are using photograph setup / editing tools / settings / tips, so photos can be used on Wikipedia. Anyone can take cr#ppy photos, but nice clean photos like yours are much better. Maybe you could write some of it up on your user page? Thanks in advance! • SbmeirowTalk • 03:39, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

I've actually been meaning to make a youtube video explaining exactly that (I've got a script almost entirely written) but haven't yet because I don't have any good video shooting equipment. It's something that I do want to accomplish, though, so I hope to have it done eventually. What were the electronic items that you wanted to photograph?Evan-Amos (talk) 20:41, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Xbox-360S-Console-Set.jpg[edit]

Hi. I thought I should let you know that there appears to be a shadow error on File:Xbox-360S-Console-Set.jpg - the shadow from the console abruptly stops underneath the controller's right analog stick. I'd fix it myself, but it's probably better if done off the original files (and I'm kinda snowed under at the moment anyway). Alphathon /'æɫfə.θɒn/ (talk) 20:18, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

I changed the file a bit. The shadow is the reflection of the consoles shadow, coupled with the the shadow of the controller. It's a bit harder to tell because the curves clipped it off, but it should be better now. I have a hard time tell those fine shadow graduations because I use two crappy monitors, one that's always too bright and the other that's too dark. It's why I sometimes re-upload things two or three times in a row. Evan-Amos (talk) 20:49, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

PSone[edit]

Hello again. Do you have access to a PSone (i.e. the redesigned PS1 console)? If so, would it be possible to take a picture of it without the screen. Ideally it'd be at the same angle as the original model photo as it will end up alongside it in the PS1 infobox. Thanks. P.S. I haven't had a chance to look over Jammin' Java article yet. I should be able to do so some time next week. Alphathon /'æɫfə.θɒn/ (talk) 22:16, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

I have the PSOne. Funny enough I had just recently gotten it out of storage to take some pictures of it again, along with some other items. It should be coming at some point, though.
Also, do you really think that it belongs in the infobox? The PSOne came out so late in the product's life that I think that most people don't associate it that strongly with the PlayStation brand. It really doesn't seem to have the weight or status to warrant a place in the infobox.
Though, it wouldn't hurt to look at it together if I had the photos. What sucks though is I don't have either the PSOne off-white controller or memory cards to make a good set photo. I currently only own the (broken) system itself. I haven't seen the controllers and memories cards when I've been out and about either. Meh. Evan-Amos (talk) 02:43, 9 December 2011 (UTC)
Well that's a happy coincidence smiley face.
Honestly, I'm not sure if it's really required. However, a really rather poor image of it was added to the infobox by Gaming&Computing (the same user who flipped around the PS2 image), along with its logo. Given that a lot of other consoles (Xbox 360, PlayStation 2 & 3, NES, SNES, Mega Drive/Genesis etc) have multiple images depicting alternative versions it is at least consistent and I don't think it's detrimental (in principle anyway). As such, I thought rather than causing conflict etc we might as well do it properly and then decide about whether to keep it or not (so at to have a balanced view of how it would be if implemented properly). Heck, if you take the new pic and it doesn't get used there, it'll almost certainly end up elsewhere anyway (maybe instead of the screened version on PlayStation for example). Alphathon /'æɫfə.θɒn/ (talk) 03:09, 9 December 2011 (UTC)
I wasn't aware of that and I just checked the page. Ugh. It drives me crazy to spend so much time fixing up these infoboxes with pictures to see a pic like that in one of them again. I should have the new console pic within a day. Looking through my things, I do have one of the PSOne memory cards, so it's just a matter of getting a controller. I'll have to check out the VGNY store again and see if I can't find one. Evan-Amos (talk) 03:59, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Commodore64[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/SONY A700[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Nintendo GameCube[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

Photographer Barnstar.png The Photographer's Barnstar
NICE WORK! Keep it up! :) SchizophrenicDingo (talk) 00:07, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For working so hard to provide such excellent images for Wikipedia (especially for video-game and technology related articles) I award you the Photographer's Barnstar. Alphathon /'æl.f'æ.ðɒn/ (talk) 02:49, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
The Photographer's Barnstar is awarded to those individuals who tirelessly improve the Wikipedia with their photographic skills and contributions.

Many thanks and yet another barnstar[edit]

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You already have a Photographer's star, so I had to pick another to salute you yet again for your fine work contributing images of food items here and on Commons which far surpass the ordinary and the mundane. The quality is outstanding. Many, many thanks! Geoff Who, me? 01:23, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Evan,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Nail-clippers-variety.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on January 29, 2013. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2013-01-29. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:00, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

  • Glad you liked it, hopefully next time we can give you a bit more notice. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:42, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Users swapping jpg for png[edit]

Users are swapping jpg for png despite Wikipedia:IUP#FORMAT. For future photographs, can you just upload them to jpg? Users are opting for png versions probably because the transparent backgrounds match the infoboxes. The only subject area I've checked for this were video game console photos. « Ryūkotsusei » 17:45, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

I've started Wikipedia talk:Image use policy#Users swapping jpg for png to see how we should treat existing and future uploads. « Ryūkotsusei » 17:56, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
I had started to upload the png versions because that was how other people had done it at the time for console infobox photos. Also, some of the jpg images I'd upload would end up being converted to png files by someone else, so it seemed easier to do it myself. I just kept up with it and only create png versions for images that would be placed in an infobox. I have had people contact me to say that they like the access to the transparent png files for personal and artistic use outside of Wikipedia, so there is merit to having them here and I think deleting them is a bit absurd.
As for which goes in the infobox itself, png or jpg, I see reasons for both. I think improved optimization of the jpg thumbnails makes them look nicer for the boxes, though, so I tend to lean toward jpg. Evan-Amos (talk) 19:10, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Evan,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Commodore-64-Computer.png is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on March 25, 2013. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2013-03-25. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:42, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for giving me a heads up! I tried to think of how to improve the caption, but I couldn't come up with anything better than what you had written. I went ahead and changed the page description to match the POTD one. Evan-Amos (talk) 03:43, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
  • Thanks for taking a look. Bananagrams on the main page in... probably about two months. GameCube sometime after that. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:23, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

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POTD notification[edit]

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Camera[edit]

Thanks for the edits. Just a heads up though... today is the 29th UTC ;) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:36, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

I totally wasn't thinking about time zones. And thanks for getting everything together! I'm hoping that I'm going to be much more active on these things in the next few months once I get done with my non-Wikipedia projects. -- Evan-Amos (talk) 00:45, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
  • I'm certainly looking forward to it. Even small knick-knacks could use good pix (like the Oreos you did) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:54, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Evan,

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/PlayStation 2[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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What a lovely image of the GameCube and Game Boy Player! Images like File:GameCube-Game-Boy-Player.jpg make hardware articles much more pleasing to read. CaseyPenk (talk) 06:21, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

Suggestions for future[edit]

Hello. My name is Crazyboy279. I would like to thank you for your work in Wikimedia Commons for video game consoles. And since you have access to great photos, I would like to ask you something. If you have any Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or Wii U photos, please upload them. In addition to this, could you edit your Xbox 360 image to include the new Xbox 360 E. That would be great. Thank you! --Crazyboy279 (talk) 22:46, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

The Vanamo Online Game Museum[edit]

I was surprised to find your Kickstarter while browsing through, well, Kickstarter. I don't have any disposable income to chip your way, but I've forwarded a link to the WMNY chapter head, as this seems like the kind of thing they might have a little bit of budget for (not 8.5k, but perhaps enough to help push it over the line in the last three days). If it's not successful, have you considered a WMF grant? Sven Manguard Wha? 17:35, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the interest and help, Sven! Actually, I've never really thought about applying for a WMF grant before. I looked through what they did fund and I wonder if they think I'd qualify for it, but I could always try it. I appreciate the heads up, though. So we'll see what happens! Evan-Amos (talk) 20:46, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Congratulations on your well-deserved success in your Kickstarter campaign! (I chipped in when I learned about it this morning, and passed the link around.) I've been noticing and appreciating your work in video gaming articles for a while now, but did not know about the story behind them (or that all the professional ones were by you) until I read your petapixel piece. I love what you are trying to do, and I hope your online game museum becomes all that you envision and more. ragesoss (talk) 23:36, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
  • 👍 Like Solid work. I was actually inspired by your stuff to do some of my own photographs, though the work wasn't nearly as good (can't well get an IBM 7330 home, and even if I could I haven't been able to set up studio lighting conditions)... File:Nokia X1-01 (used).jpg and File:IBM 7330 on white background.jpg are used on the English Wikipedia. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:18, 2 November 2013 (UTC)
  • +1 Dude, this is seriously cool. Thank you for your hard work and contributions. I will try to replicate your work as best as I can (if that's cool). Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 07:40, 2 November 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for all of the well wishes you guys! I'm more than happy to do this work because I know how much it helps Wikipedia. And you're more than welcome to replicate this, Marcus. I can't possibly do it alone, and there's so much out there that needs to be documented. I wish you luck! Evan-Amos (talk) 06:36, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
I found your article at petapixel.com. Churchill noted: "We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give." You have made a great life! For your online game museum, you might want to contact Tim Arnold at the Pinball Hall of Fame as they do donations and may be willing to help out. On a different, in uploading your photos, have you considered adding your name to the file name? For example, instead of File:Almond-joy-broken.jpg, the file could be called File:Evan-Amos-Almond-joy-broken.jpg or File:Almond-joy-broken-Evan-Amos.jpg. While not direct credit, at least your name would be carried with each image via the link when the image is used. -- Jreferee (talk) 04:56, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestions, Jreferee! I just checked out the Pinball Hall of Fame site. If I ever go to Las Vegas I'm really going to try and visit. As far as pictures and credit, this whole Kickstarter has given me a lot of ideas about how I can handle things from now on. I might just use your suggestion, though! Evan-Amos (talk) 13:47, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

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I have never played a video game in my life (unless Pac-Man counts) but I really appreciate your selfless efforts to improve Wikipedia. HelenOnline 12:34, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

Magnavox Odyssey[edit]

Just a heads up, I've nominated File:Magnavox-Odyssey-Console-Set.jpg for FPC here. Someone else nominated the PS4 image, though it has been put in holding after they noticed that it was meant to be a temporary image. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:43, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Magnavox Odyssey[edit]

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Wikimania[edit]

Did you ever consider talking about your project at Wikimania? I think this is the kind of thing a lot of people would like to listen to and learn more about, and this year is London (specialty European systems, perhaps?). It may even be possible to apply for a scholarship from WMF to travel there... I got to go to Hong Kong last August on scholarship. Submissions start today, so if you're interested... — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:21, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Hey, thanks for the heads up! I'm really thinking about it, and I'll most likely try for a scholarship (the only way I'd be able to go). It would be a great opportunity/experience to go, and I don't think I'd mind giving a presentation about the Kickstarter/project. And thanks again for the photo nominations! Evan-Amos (talk) 08:04, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
  • I think the presentation (and you) would be a shoo in, and I do hope you give it a shot. No worries about the noms; very nice images. I'm still trying to replicate stuff like that, but nothing yet. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:32, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

Menacer[edit]

Any chance that you'd have a picture of a Menacer in the pipeline any time soon? No pressure—just curious (before I go looking for one) I am watching this page for the near future—no need to whisperback czar  01:20, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

Hey, just wanted to get back to you. I'm aware of the Sega Menacer, and would photograph it if I ever happened upon one, but it is not something that is in the pipeline. It's a very low priority as far as pictures go, so I wouldn't be buying it explicitly for photographing (too many other things to get still). Because of that, someone else would most likely have to take a picture of it. Evan-Amos (talk) 19:18, 9 January 2014 (UTC)
Sounds good. Thanks I am no longer watching this page—whisperback if you'd like a response czar  21:50, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

FP candidate[edit]

Hi Evan, just a heads up: I've nominated two of your images of the Sega Genesis for FPC here. Cheers! (And I do hope that you applied for Wikimania; sounds interesting.) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:12, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Hey Crisco, thanks for the noms! Also, I did apply for Wikimania. They said that I made it through the first round of applications (of four or five?), but I should know by April something if I actually get to go. I think it'd be a great experience, that's for sure. Thanks for putting the idea in my head to apply. Evan-Amos (talk) 18:54, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Awesome! I'm sure you'll make it, considering the scope of your contributions to the project. It should be quite interesting, and introduce you to aspects you may not have thought about before (for instance, last year Doc James talked about a collaboration with Translators without Borders that was quite interesting: translating Wikipedia's quality medical articles into various languages, so that the information is readily available to those who need it most... I do some translating, but the breadth of the subjects they were translating was startling). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:16, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Since the Kickstarter I've met other Wikipedians in real life, which has been an experience that made me see the larger scope of Wikipedia. When you stick to one thing you don't realize all of the projects and their dynamics going on around you. What I've been learning so far has been very interesting, to say the least. Evan-Amos (talk) 23:30, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Indeed, and it's always an eye-opener. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:28, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Sega Genesis[edit]

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WonderSwan and WonderSwan Color request[edit]

I don't know if you talk requests or not, but i noticed you provided an image for the SwanCrystal in the WonderSwan article. The current images for the original WonderSwan and WonderSwan Color do not appear very informative. I was wondering if it was possible if you could help the article with better images for both if it is in your best interest. Your help would be greatly appreciated. If not, then thank you for your time in responding. Lucia Black (talk) 18:51, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Hey there. I actually have the two WonderSwan models to complete the page, it's just a matter of getting the pictures taken and put up. It should be sooner than later. Evan-Amos (talk) 08:08, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much, I greatly appreciate this. ☻ Lucia Black (talk) 14:23, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
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Thank you for your contributing images to the WonderSwan-related articles and others that you've done in the past. They are greatly appreciated. Lucia Black (talk) 01:23, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
  • Wow Evan, that's a lot of pixels. I think I'll bring these by FPC if you don't mind. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:26, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
    • Probably should have asked before, but are you pleased with what you've got? The nomination is open and has several supports, but I just caught that you had changed for the red GameSwan (which is actually better received at FPC than the earlier one), and am hoping that we don't end up with FPs that aren't in articles. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:35, 28 May 2014 (UTC)
I would go with the red SwanCrystal over the blue one. The red is the original and I used photoshop to change its color to make the blue picture. The color swapping isn't perfect, so I think that the red is the stronger picture. It also helps a bit to give clearer distinctions between each of the models. Evan-Amos (talk) 12:39, 28 May 2014 (UTC)
  • I didn't realize that. Well, so long as everything is stable, you should have another three FP credits within a week (with the usual year or so before they reach the main page). Thank you for everything. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:52, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/WonderSwan[edit]

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  • Thanks again for all of these contributions. I'm wondering if we should run these on the main page individually or as a set, but we've still got a year to go before that decision has to be made. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:56, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
I'm happy to do it, but thanks again for putting these up for nomination. I think that they should probably be put up as a set, probably? It seems to give them a better dynamic.
You know, I was just at the page for the featured pictures because I was curious if anyone there was talking about the Media Viewer disaster. I'm sure that the people there would be very knowledgeable about how bad the Media Viewer is based the heavily metadata-ed infopages they come across for featured picture consideration. It'd be great if they added their voices to the Media Viewer discussion page. - Evan-Amos (talk) 03:02, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
  • On MediaWiki? I've already weighed in, and John Vandenberg left a note at WT:POTD as well. I agree with your feedback there. I've uploaded several 50mp images (File:Tower in Taman Sari, 2014-05-19.jpg is almost 90), and nobody can (readily) get anything larger than full screen view. Not useful, at all. But yeah, I'll post at WT:FPC as well. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 03:10, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Just a general note of thanks[edit]

Keep on doing the good work of helping to bring free images of video game consoles to WP :) --MASEM (t) 23:03, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

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In time for Halloween[edit]

After Hafspajen posted on my talk page, I took a look at Category:Pumpkins and realized we don't actually have any good images of the pumpkin itself. Since you are (AFAIK) in the US, and do food photography once in a while (I really should try nominating some of those), do you think you'd be able to get a decent photograph of a pumpkin? Something like File:Soursop, Annona muricata.jpg would be beautiful, if you have the time and drive. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:15, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Are you talking about the "classic" orange pumpkin typically used for Jack-o-Lanterns? I could, the only problem is those are seasonal items. I'm not sure if I could buy one until Halloween comes around. Evan-Amos (talk) 14:42, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Yeah, that's what I was thinking of. No hurry, of course. BTW, I nominated your image of Chex Mix at FPC; very good quality, especially for a PowerShot (my PowerShot A560 didn't turn out that many good photographs, but that may have been the terrible shooting conditions in Indonesia). I was interested in your Goldfish Crackers, but there appears to be a bit of discoloration or something along the top edge... not quite sure what's happening there. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:46, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
You can get really good results from a lot of "simple" digital cameras, but it takes effort to set up the lighting. I used an opaque trash can that I bought for five bucks from Target, then cut a hole in the top so I could rest my digital camera in it. Then I'd use window light and a timer. Evan-Amos (talk) 01:13, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Brilliantly simple, yet the results speak for themselves. I'll have to remember that the next time I try product photography (I've been focusing on architectural photography for the past couple weeks, as the skies are nice and clear; the lead image at Blenduk Church was taken just last week).01:37, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Media Viewer post[edit]

Hi. You stated the following in an RfC re. Media viewer:

#'''Disabled''' I have made a lengthy post about the disaster of this project discussion page. Media is not what an open, educational platform needs. - [[User:Evan-Amos|Evan-Amos]] ([[User talk:Evan-Amos|talk]]) 22:53, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Would you please provide a link to where your "lengthy post" is, Evan-Amos? Thanks. JDanek007Talk 18:44, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

@Jdanek007: It's buried in the archives of the talk page for the media viewer:
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk:Multimedia/About_Media_Viewer/Archive03#A_detailed_and_thorough_response_of_the_Media_Viewers_problems_and_why_it_isn.27t_good_for_the_site - Evan-Amos (talk) 19:20, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. JDanek007Talk 23:01, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

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@Stefan2: Jesus Christ, this is why I stopped doing these. The picture that I uploaded is one that I took myself. It says on the infopage, and even has the camera metadata on the page. The only reason it's described as non-free is because the candy bar has a logo as the main focus, which puts it into a gray area for being free content. Hence, the reason it's non-free. And there is no good text example for something like this, because the packaging of candy is often very tied with the product and cannot be reproduced without pictures. Evan-Amos (talk) 20:51, 9 July 2014 (UTC)