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#1 2011-01-11 12:35:32

rvelices
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2005-12-29
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english language: image, picture or photo ?

Today we use as language keys (and as english translation) a combination of image, picture and photo. When I look to the English dictionary meaning of each, it appears to me that image is not appropriate (it has a very different meaning than french).
Because we already changed in next version category to album, I propose to use picture as much as possible instead of image/photo.
I prefer picture to photo because photo is just a specialization of picture (picture could also mean movie in "motion picture"). A photograph is "a picture produced by photography".

Any native english speaker could confirm ? Do the others agree with this change ?

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/image
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/picture
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/photograph

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#2 2011-01-11 13:12:52

ddtddt
Piwigo Team
Quetigny - France
2007-07-27
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Re: english language: image, picture or photo ?

At first [extension by Zaphod] Photos translate to English ?


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#3 2011-01-11 13:43:02

LucMorizur
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Vienne (Isère) - France
2009-04-30
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Re: english language: image, picture or photo ?

rvelices wrote:

Today we use as language keys (and as english translation) a combination of image, picture and photo. When I look to the English dictionary meaning of each, it appears to me that image is not appropriate (it has a very different meaning than french).
Because we already changed in next version category to album, I propose to use picture as much as possible instead of image/photo.
I prefer picture to photo because photo is just a specialization of picture (picture could also mean movie in "motion picture"). A photograph is "a picture produced by photography".

Any native english speaker could confirm ? Do the others agree with this change ?

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/image
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/picture
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/photograph

English is not my mother language, but I agree, +1 for picture.


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#4 2011-01-11 13:55:26

plg
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Nantes, France, Europe
2002-04-05
13182

Re: english language: image, picture or photo ?

Even worse than "image" you can find the word "element" several times in the administration. I had chosen this word because it was very generic, but it was a mistake.

I'm 100% OK for the change, but for "photo" and not "picture". Piwigo is a photo gallery software. I know it can manage pictures (and even non picture files) but the main job of Piwigo is to manage a photo gallery.

Zaphod has already created [extension by Zaphod] Photos and I think it's what Piwigo needs. We can do the same way as what was done for the "category" to "album" change :

1) replace language keys in core

2) apply [extension by Zaphod] Photos to core with the script that automatically replace language values with those found in the plugin language file


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#5 2011-01-11 14:27:42

plg
Piwigo Team
Nantes, France, Europe
2002-04-05
13182

Re: english language: image, picture or photo ?

As said in [Forum, post 115119 by plg in topic 16285] Piwigo 2.2 planning

plg wrote:

* officially rename "category" into "album" and "image/element/picture" into "photo"


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#6 2013-04-15 15:45:13

rio
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Paris
2006-07-24
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Re: english language: image, picture or photo ?

Hi guys,

Is this post still relevant?
Because recently I saw reappear the term "image" or "picture" instead of the term "photo" ...

:-))


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