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:: Thanks! Almost, but not quite what I expected. It will be interesting to see what people have done and will do with that feature.
 
:: Thanks! Almost, but not quite what I expected. It will be interesting to see what people have done and will do with that feature.
 
:: —[[User:Johan G|Johan G]] ([[User_talk:Johan_G|Talk]] | [[Special:Contributions/Johan_G|contribs]]) 10:29, 11 March 2020 (EDT)
 
:: —[[User:Johan G|Johan G]] ([[User_talk:Johan_G|Talk]] | [[Special:Contributions/Johan_G|contribs]]) 10:29, 11 March 2020 (EDT)
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== Pterosaur and Gazelle over Blue Mountains near Katoomba screenshots ==
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I am very sorry, but trying to fix the naming of the two files below I have messed them up:
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* [[:File:Pterosaur over Blue Mountains near Katoomba in Australia with signature blue haze (FlightGear 2020.x).jpg]]
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* [[:File:Gazelle over Blue Mountains near Katoomba in Australia with signature blue haze (FlightGear 2020.x).jpg]].
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The original files are still visible in the [http://wiki.flightgear.org/Special:ListFiles/Vs list of your uploads], so there must be ''some'' way to fix this.
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It seems there was some trouble initially, but I have obviously made it worse trying to create a missing page and moving pages around while trying to fix the file names so they depict what they are saying.
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—[[User:Johan G|Johan G]] ([[User_talk:Johan_G|Talk]] | [[Special:Contributions/Johan_G|contribs]]) 08:04, 31 March 2020 (EDT)

Revision as of 08:04, 31 March 2020

Welcome to the wiki, Vs!

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Screenshots and categorization

Since you upload a lot of screenshots and I am a bit of a nitpick when it comes to organizing the screenshots I think I might be helped by asking you to first read the text below and then skim through Help:Categories and FlightGear wiki:FlightGear screenshot categories.

You are using good file names and image descriptions, which is pretty much essential for the search feature to be useful.

Ideally you should only use one or maybe a few categories, and screenshot categories. Apart from that you use meaningful categories which really helps browsing the categories for meaningful screenshots.

Using a lot of categories for each screenshot will put a lot of screenshots in each category. This will make it harder to find good image for a certain purpose. To illustrate this there is still about 500 images left in Special:UncategorizedFiles. Before I started trying to separate the images of the wiki into categories with images the very most of them was there. Say 95% or at the time about 3000 if I recall correctly. A lot of them did not really have useful file names either, so finding a specific type of image was a lot of work. I messed up and initially only separated them into aircraft, scenery, etc, which still shows in for example Category:Aircraft (currently nearly 400 images). Unfortunately since the upload wizard was added new screenshots are automatically categorized per content license, so probably thousands images are still rather hidden if they are not used on a wiki page.

Apart from my nitpicking about categories, go on. You are doing great!

Johan G (Talk | contribs) 06:43, 11 March 2020 (EDT)

What are overlays?

While categorizing uncategorized pages I found Category:Screenshots of overlays. What are they? Are they the Canvas overlays or something scenery specific. For now I have just guessed scenery and ALS (I have been taken a break from FlightGear and have not fully caught up yet).

Johan G (Talk | contribs) 07:38, 11 March 2020 (EDT)

Overlays are a new ALS specific effect. There's a new toggle slider in the rendering > shaders dialog. They use geometry shaders to create really small terrain detail. The grass effect uses overlays which create blades of grass that sway under downwash from rotors. The procedural texture page doesn't have the instructions for it yet. Overlays are performance intensive on older hardware. I added a bit about them in the anti-aliasing page.
--Vs (talk) 09:28, 11 March 2020 (EDT)
Thanks! Almost, but not quite what I expected. It will be interesting to see what people have done and will do with that feature.
Johan G (Talk | contribs) 10:29, 11 March 2020 (EDT)

Pterosaur and Gazelle over Blue Mountains near Katoomba screenshots

I am very sorry, but trying to fix the naming of the two files below I have messed them up:

The original files are still visible in the list of your uploads, so there must be some way to fix this.

It seems there was some trouble initially, but I have obviously made it worse trying to create a missing page and moving pages around while trying to fix the file names so they depict what they are saying.

Johan G (Talk | contribs) 08:04, 31 March 2020 (EDT)