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tactica wrote:I don't think it is realistic to expect Webwit to set the rules here. The people who edit the wiki the most should, IMO.

My point is, I am not expecting anyone to set rules. It's not practical to expect everyone to be able to desolder or have superb manual dexterity, or set up a photography studio. It's a case of simply making a good effort and paying attention to what you are doing. Make sure your browser has a spelling checker and English dictionary enabled. Use existing pages as a guide for new pages.

If you were club members¹, you would be welcome to invite the club members to vote on granting permission for authoritative rules, but it's not my leaning.
tactica wrote:As purdobol pointed out this is a sure way not to ever have a set of pictures with the same aspect ratio.

Considering that I provided the method by which I achieve consistent aspect ratio, I don't understand what either of you are doing wrong. You need to learn how to use whatever software you have chosen.
purdobol wrote:Just general rules. How the keyboard/switch variants are presented at wiki pages. Are they ordered alphabetically, by the model number? Ansi first Iso later and so on...

I tend to present switches in variants tables in the order basic → feature, light → heavy. e.g. standard weight momentary comes first, and feature versions like alternate action and illuminated come later. Keyboards, I may present in manufacture date order, or model number order if this differs.
purdobol wrote:Do I need to desolder whole switch and present every single part in "dissasembly" photo for example (including housings). Or just focus on "different" parts.

This is definitely something that I cannot set a rule on, because the feasibility varies by switch and manual dexterity level. With some switches, the second greatest time sink after photo retouching is trying to find parts that have gone missing. Full disassembly is always welcome but I could never require it.
purdobol wrote:Or in case of PCB's witch parts are preffered to take a closer look etc. Again some general guides.

That is one thing that I may one day document formally. Anything with a code or date, in essence. All the ICs, as they collectively help date the production run, and any codes. Some codes you instinctively know to ignore (such as flammability standards) but all other codes have potential clues as to age, origin or model.
purdobol wrote:Basic guide of good practices while photographing small parts and whole keyboards would be nice. How to improve lighting, best camera settigs and so on. Just basic tips, easy to follow or just common mistakes easy to avoid while doing this stuff.

Don't ask me, my photos are terrible :P

If we had one or two people who were committed to taking high-quality photo sets (macro shots, full disassembly), then it could be argued that all the switches should be donated them for this purpose. In practice, people make claims and never deliver, so it's up to each person to find their own way with whatever equipment they have in whatever living or working space they have available. The best person to offer advice is the person who's achieving what you want to achieve.

I feel that my photo aesthetics are excellent, but the pictures are low resolution, noisy and fuzzy and getting that aesthetic is so tedious that I've largely given up. I trawl through the photos I took and can't find enough that are good enough to save. Plus, with my current working area, I'm forever losing parts.


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All right, I see what you mean now. Never used IrfanView before actually... Yes, this would work to keep the same proportions every time, at most you would only need to tinker with the gallery height to adapt to whatever aspect ratio you are using.
Daniel Beardsmore wrote:¹ Tactica is club member "-" while purdobol lacks this field.

Nope, I'm not.
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tactica wrote:
Daniel Beardsmore wrote:¹ Tactica is club member "-" while purdobol lacks this field.

Nope, I'm not.

I think what happened is the way new members are created, because most members who made their account over a year ago have "-" for the "club member" field while newer members don't have the "club member" field. odd.
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I imagine it works, since I've been doing it that way for several years ;-)
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