Naming Conventions for Images
If we use a verbose naming convention such as:
- 1977_My_Aim_Is_True_Ryko_album_cover_large.jpg, or
it should make the wiki search engine easier to use.
With this naming convention, one could easily search on:
- all images from 1977
- all album covers
- large album covers
- all images with "My Aim Is True" (albums, buttons, poster, etc).
- all concert photos from New York
- all concert photos from 1999
- all photos by Dave Weil
Well... I just discovered that we can embed any number of search terms with the image, so putting the searches terms in the image name is unnecesary. We may as well stay with the names as they are on the Home Page.
- Maybe it is a good idea to have a standard for the info to include with the image though, so that we have consistency. We do need to have unique names though, and your original naming convention certainly addressed that. I thought it was pretty good actually, and I vote to keep it. - JohnE 01:13, 23 April 2006 (CDT)
- It did get a little unwieldy though. What about a compromise -- something between this:
1984-08-27 St Louis Kiel Auditorium concert Pete Thomas large Jonathon England.jpg
- and this:
St louis.840827 pete.jpg
- perhaps just:
1984-08-27 St Louis Pete large 01.jpg 1984-08-27 St Louis Pete large 02.jpg 1984-08-27 St Louis Pete small 01.jpg 1984-08-27 St Louis Pete small 02.jpg
- and for albums, we can go back to acronyms, and drop the year:
MAIT_UK_album_cover_small.jpg MAIT_UK_album_cover_large.jpg MAIT_UK_album_cover_thumb.jpg MAIT_UK_album_backcover_small.jpg MAIT_UK_album_backcover_large.jpg MAIT_UK_album_backcover_thumb.jpg MAIT_Ryko_album_cover_small.jpg MAIT_Ryko_album_cover_large.jpg MAIT_Ryko_album_cover_thumb.jpg
-- JohnH 01:50, 23 April 2006 (CDT)
Since the wiki software treats spaces as underscores, so within the markup we can use spaces, and the wiki will convert them to underscores when it needs to, such as in urls and image names.
Images should be loosely grouped into the following categories:
1. large - over 500x500px 2. small - 200x200px 3. thumb - 50x50px
-- Different sizes are not required to be stored, as MediaWiki generates these on the fly the first time it is displayed. --JohnE 15:07, 13 October 2006 (CDT)
JohnH: I've made a few more mods to the Album naming convention in an attempt to cover every type of album-related art. The (version) would be optional. It could be USA, UK, Demon, Ryko, Rhino -- whereever an alternate exists. Feedback appreciated, here, or the Talk page.
1977_My_Aim_Is_True_UK_album_cover.jpg 1977_My_Aim_Is_True_UK_album_back_cover.jpg 1977_My_Aim_Is_True_UK_album_sleeve_1.jpg 1977_My_Aim_Is_True_UK_album_sleeve_2.jpg 1977_My_Aim_Is_True_UK_album_sticker.jpg 1977_My_Aim_Is_True_Ryko_album_cover.jpg 1977_My_Aim_Is_True_Ryko_album_back_cover.jpg 1977_My_Aim_Is_True_Ryko_album_sleeve_1.jpg 1977_My_Aim_Is_True_Ryko_album_sleeve_2.jpg 1977_My_Aim_Is_True_Ryko_album_sticker.jpg
Other Artist's Albums
This section is incomplete.
Steve_Nieve_1983_Keyboard_Jungle_album_cover.jpg Steve_Nieve_1983_Keyboard_Jungle_album_back_cover.jpg Burt_Bacharach_2005_At_This_Time_album_cover.jpg Burt_Bacharach_2005_At_This_Time_album_back_cover.jpg
yyyy-mm-dd_City_venue_concert_photo#_size_photographer, for instance:
Concert Posters and Flyers
Photos and Artwork in the Bibliography
1980-05_Rolling_Stone_magazine_cover.jpg 1980-05_Rolling_Stone_magazine_01.jpg (for interior artwork) (add country after magazine title where there is ambiguity) 1983-09_Rolling_Stone_Australia_magazine_cover.jpg 1983-09_Rolling_Stone_Australia_magazine_01.jpg (for interior artwork)