2023:Program/Submissions/Wikimedia Commons – Group photos for a single seamless view. - RAAJKU

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Title: Wikimedia Commons – Group photos for a single seamless view.


Sumit Surai / Sumitsurai

My name is Sumit Surai and contribute to various Wikimedia projects. I have been documenting heritage structures in West Bengal and England for the past 10 years. I am an eCommerce consultant by profession and besides contributing to various Wikimedia projects, I love travelling, photography and writing. Photo By - Rajashree Talukdar

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Type: Lecture

Track: GLAM, Heritage, and Culture

Submission state: submitted

Duration: 30 minutes

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Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

Grouping multiple photos of the same object to give a single seamless photo magnification platform using add-ons/extensions.

Description[edit source]

The idea came while documenting the terracotta temples of West Bengal. The temples have panels which tell stories. But when photographed individually it is hard to go through them one by one, in the correct order, and decipher the story. If the panels are photographed together, sometimes it is hard to see the details.

The idea here is to combine the establishing shots of the panels together and the detailed single shots, using an add-on/extension, so that we can seamlessly view the details and the sequence. This will help academic professionals to view them easily and write the description.

Further details[edit source]

Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

Future – The session is about an innovative approach to storing photographs in Commons, through extensions/add-ons, so that we can combine different images of the same object and make a usable platform to view them at different magnification levels easily.

Collaboration – This will hugely enhance the possibilities of collaboration between the photographer and academicians resulting in the creation of texts to document it better.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Everyone can participate in this session

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Tick Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Empty Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand