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* View
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* Reset selection
* Reset selection
* View selected
** in the viewer
** on a map
** in a timeline
* Remove images from this topic > (submenu)
* Remove images from this topic > (submenu)
** It is by this creator instead... (modal)
** It is by this creator instead... (modal)

Revision as of 09:18, 6 December 2021

The visitor gets to view images related to the topic from open repositories. She can open the image in the local image viewer or the original location. She can remove images that are not related to the topic, but then she must provide a reason, which will add info to the image. She can add the image to a collection, edit the metadata, identify people, places and time in an image. An image which is acted upon is registered in the database and made available for metadata editing and eventually upload to Wikimedia Commons.

Images displayed are generally considered Free Cultural Works. It may be possible to display images with Creative Commons ND or NC restrictions, but they can not be enriched or used in any way.

Images module is different from the Gallery module, as the Images module focuses on single images, whereas galleries contain items.

Choosing the main image

  1. Image P18 in the Wikidata item
  2. Main image in one of the related Wikipedia articles
  3. The first image in the images listing, not a pdf

Image grid

  • The result set is displayed in a justified view. Use the Flickr grid code available for Vue here? The script requires the image dimensions to be known to produce the grid. Can we get any of this info in the API results or must we wait until we have the images loaded?
  • 60vh and two rows of images are displayed and more can be viewed (by scrolling horizontally or by querying more images gradually).
  • Possibility to open a separate Images discovery window for browsing images in a full page window.
  • Rephoto and original photograph are displayed as a pair.
  • Adding images via an action in the Images toolbar Actions menu. > Add image tool / modal?

Image tasks

  • Grouping – Select a group of photos that were shot at the same occasion
    • Could be automatically suggested by exif data?
    • Creates a collection, which is tagged with all appropriate properties and displayed in either the image section or a collections section
  • Record common disambiguation items and tag those images.
    • When anyone removes an image from the collection and gives the correct topic to link to, this topic is saved in the "Different from" property.
  • Select images for the header
    • These images can be used as item images in Wikidata. Other specific types of images can also be tagged (night view, coat of arms, flag, image of the grave...)

Module toolbar


  • View
    • on a map
    • on a timeline

UniE015 - elipses.png Actions

Images Actions no selection.png

when no images have been selected

  • Select images
Images Actions with selection.png

when some images have been selected for an action

  • Reset selection
  • Remove images from this topic > (submenu)
    • It is by this creator instead... (modal)
      • The topic (e.g. V. A. Sihvonen)
      • List of possible related topics (e.g. Paavo Sihvonen, Hjalmar Sihvonen, Alexander Sihvonen)
      • List of disambiguation options (e.g. Alexander Sihvonen)
      • Search box
    • It depicts this topic instead... (modal)
      • List of related topics
      • List of disambiguation options
      • Search box
    • Bad quality or inappropriate
    • Possibly add a note
  • Add property to selected > (modal)
    • First add to Wikidocumentaries
    • Then add any property as key-value pair. Examples: Part of, depicted person, depicted place… Larger work such as a map, event such as a photography session, set such as a series of images, publication, original album...
  • Add to your collection >

UniE006 - funnel.png Facet and sort

Images can be filtered based on their properties. Initially everything is selected. Selections filter out content. UI for selecting has not been fully developed. Unselected may be dimmed or selected may be highlighted. It must be possible to make several choices. There must be a way to see the full selection of properties. Reset by section may be needed. Number of images by facet is needed. Sorting uses the same controls, and is attached to only a few properties. Sorting by location means sorting by distance. Sorting by several criteria has not been defined.

Arkistokuvia header facet.png

The result set can be faceted and sorted.

  • Restrict by
    • Time
    • Location
  • Filter/facet by
    • Depicted
      • People
      • Topics
      • Places (hierarchical presentation)
    • Wikimedia Commons classes or most used Wikidata links. To be explored.
    • Image qualities
      • Image size
      • Image orientation
      • colour
    • Content types
      • Photograph
      • Map
      • Graphic
      • Painting
      • Rephoto
    • Creator
    • Source platform
      • Wikimedia Commons
      • Finna.fi
      • Flickr
      • Europeana?
      • Internet Archive
      • Ajapaik
      • Topotheques
    • Source institution
  • Sort by
    • Time
    • Proximity
    • Creator
  • Save search criteria as a dynamic collection
  • Reset selection


Free text find



  • Title/caption: Title
  • Attribution: Role & Creator (can be many, with link to topic page if possible)), date (year), license (with link)
  • Source: Institution (link to preferably the page in Wikidocumentaries, fallback: website) / Platform (link to info page)

Example (links not included)

Elias Öhman's cortege in Kanavakatu, Helsinki, 19 March 1908.
Photographer Anonymous, 1908, Public Domain.
Helsinki City Museum / Finna.

Controls and actions

Search conditions

Images listing

  • The search now produces 20 images from each repository. They are not ordered.

Search language(s)

It is important to use search terms in the languages that the repository uses.

  • The languages of the repository could be saved as the search languages, in the repository entry in the local Wikibase.
  • The topic may have an original language
    • nationality --> languages spoken?

Keyword search in search language(s)

  • Topic label and aliases.
  • Use additional name fields, if available
    • official name (P1448)
    • birth name (P1477)
    • short name (P1813)
    • name in native language (P1559)
    • pseudonym (P742)
    • married name (P2562)
    • art-name (P1787)
    • posthumous name (P1786)
    • codename (P1638)
    • alternate names (P4970)
  • Use street address (OR)
  • Use administrative unit (OPTIONAL)

Make use of authority IDs

Limit search to certain fields if necessary

  • Topic search
    • Finna.fi: filter[]=~topic_facet:"Topic"
  • Creator search
    • Finna.fi: The subject is the creator of the image (or the work depicted in the image): filter[]=~author_facet:"Author name"

Search by location

  • Finna.fi: The image is within the coordinates of the subject: filter[]={!geofilt sfield=location_geo pt=lat,lon d=dist}:""
  • The subject is a location of the image: filter[]=~geographic_facet:"Place name"


  • Find only certain file types
    • Finna.fi
      • The search result is an image: filter[]=~format_ext_str_mv:"0/Image/"
      • The search result is an artwork: filter[]=~format_ext_str_mv:"0/WorkOfArt/"
  • Filter out certain file types
    • Wikimedia Commons
      • Signatures, flags, sounds, location maps etc. could be filtered out and displayed in other sections instead

How to search Wikimedia Commons in general??

Include subcategories in Wikimedia Commons

Copyright and licenses

  • Images with no redistribution rights should be filtered out if found.
  • Creative Commons NC and ND images could possibly be displayed but they could not be reused, or they could be filtered out altogether.


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