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This workshop is part of the Graphics Lab, a project aimed at picture retouching to improve the graphical content of the Wikimedia projects. More information about the lab can be found on its main page and requests pages (Illustrations ; Photographs ; Maps ; Video and Sound). To ask questions or make a suggestions, see the talk page of the graphic lab page.

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Category:Encyclopédie audiovisuelle de l'art contemporain[edit]

Red x.svg StaleLast activity was 19 June 2013. --Kevjonesin (talk) 15:12, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

~300 articles about artists

Request:

Several years ago, user:Pantalaskas produced a lengthy video series about modern art, for which he filmed interviews with ~300 notable modern artists. He subsequently took screenshots from the interviews and uploaded them to Commons; full permission is on file with OTRS. Unfortunately, in order to make the interviews more visually interesting, he included very large and detailed images of their art in the background. For copyright reasons, this needs to be removed: >150 of these need to have their backgrounds either cropped, or judiciously blurred -- I'm told that Lens Blur will make it look like intentional depth of field. (Oh, and then the old diffs will need to be revdel'd, but that's another issue.)
There's 290 images in the category, plus one in a subcategory, but there's a few dozen that don't need to be processed because of blank backgrounds. Would anyone like to help out? -- DS (talk) 01:09, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

I'm willing to help with some of them. It would be helpful to me (and other graphists) if someone would make a priority list of the images currently in active use. Also, it might be a good idea to post this request to Wikipedia:Graphic Lab/Photography workshop as well.
Since there are so many images to address, a way to insure attention over time might be to periodically insert some of the images into Anonymous requests after having posted the general request. --Kevjonesin (talk) 09:38, 30 May 2013 (UTC)
They're almost all in active use; let's start with File:Abeilleclaude.png, File:Aesbacherarthur.png, File:Abraham Hadad (1995).png, file:Alain Dupuis (1999).png, file:Alain Satié (1995).png, File:Albert Birtran (1997).png, and File:Albert Chaminade (1995).png. Then file:Albert Féraud (1995).png isn't in active use, and file:Alberto Guzman.(1995).png doesn't need editing because it's a black background. DS (talk) 18:45, 30 May 2013 (UTC)
The video quality some years ago was far away of what we see today. Additionally the pics are very small, some have have strange colours. That makes it not easy. And after I've done the first images I ask myself if it's a really god idea. The photos document the video series. They were exactly so. Should we manipulate these documents?--Hic et nunc (talk) 09:27, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
No, the resolution is too small and the art is not the focus of the image, therefore, de minimus would apply. DS, ask about it at the copyright desk, it should be fine as it is. Penyulap 13:29, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
Wait, I forgot how much those people waffle on and on and on and on and on and on and on. (Sorry you get the idea) just nominate one of the images for deletion, and you'll get fast, short, concise opinions about it. Penyulap 13:32, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
I don't believe the background images are de minimis here, in most cases - although they aren't the primary focus, they are still prominently featured, and usually take up more image area than the artists themselves. Resolution factors into fair use determinations but not into de minimis, which has more to do with how large a role it plays in the image as a whole. I think the backgrounds need to be removed or blurred, but to prioritize them, I would start with ones that feature artworks that are distinctive, complete, and complex. Note that old revisions will have to be deleted. Dcoetzee (talk) 22:21, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

I should also point out, the images aren't intended to represent the video documentary series. They're intended to represent the artists. DS (talk) 11:47, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

  • According to Commons:De minimis blurring the backgrounds will suffice. Since the videos are old and low quality then most may not need editing. The guideline also states that if the artist is the subject of use and they are categorized by artist and not the work then that should be satisfy de min. If graphists wish to crop and blur then that is up to them. If it were me, I wouldn't do any of them unless they are taken to DR. In that case then we could edit each one according to consensus of the DRs.--Canoe1967 (talk) 16:42, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Riace bronzes: light adjustment[edit]

Yes check.svg Resolved

Article(s): Riace bronzes

Request:

These pics are part of a set shot by the same user. I would like to adjust them in order to show a similar lighting and general colour shade. Thanks in advance.--Carnby (talk) 21:18, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done I tried to adjust them. If you want something to be changed I could try to.--Hic et nunc (talk) 13:14, 24 January 2014 (UTC)
The lighting is right, probably the bronze shade in the last pic should be slightly less yellow in order to be more similar to the other one. Thanks anyway.--Carnby (talk) 20:12, 24 January 2014 (UTC)
Now it's a bit less yellow. --Hic et nunc (talk) 10:37, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
I know it's a difficult task, but could you please make it a little less yellow again? Thanks in advance--Carnby (talk) 11:40, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
No problem. --Hic et nunc (talk) 15:44, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
Now it seems good. Thank you again.--Carnby (talk) 22:22, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Luna the Labrador Retriever: blurred image[edit]

Yes check.svg Resolved

Request:

I tried to enhance this blurred pic with GIMP (unsharp mask) but the result was poor. Could you please try to improve it? Thanks in advance.--Carnby (talk) 22:41, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done A very blurred, better nearly completely out of focus pic. I tried to do my best. If you don't like it revert.--Hic et nunc (talk) 12:26, 24 January 2014 (UTC)
I think it is acceptable now. Thank you.--Carnby (talk) 20:12, 24 January 2014 (UTC)


Rotate and skew[edit]

Request: Rotate the image ninety degrees anticlockwise and possibly make the paper appear flat. Shorten the name maybe (e.g. Hellenic War Museum certificate) 122.59.249.222 10:44, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: ✓ Done I added a restored version without reflektions and with a shorter name.--Hic et nunc (talk) 10:10, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Would be possible to remove that dark shade on the right, cloning a part of the frame?--Carnby (talk) 22:42, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
It can be done, but in the four corners there are different signs. You can see three (and they are different) of them so probably the fourth is a different one also and we have no way to know which sign. Therefore I will not do it. --Goran tek-en (talk) 17:51, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
I have uploaded it separately.--Carnby (talk) 15:05, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Simple crop[edit]

Article(s): en:National Register of Historic Places listings in Davidson County, Tennessee

Request:

The image would be better if cropped at the bottom: all you'd remove would be a bunch of street (not really relevant to the image) and a little bit of my car's rear-view mirror. I'd do it myself, but I don't have any software that's better than Windows Paint. Nyttend (talk) 03:42, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done I would suggest you to download and install GIMP, a free image manipulation software.--Carnby (talk) 16:19, 2 February 2014 (UTC)


File:MattJaissle.jpg[edit]

Article(s): Matt Jaissle

Request:

Hey there Wikigraphists! I was asked to bring my request regarding the linked file above to your attention from the thread on Commons:Village pump/Copyright, see the specific thread here which summarizes my concerns. Someone suggested blurring the movie poster as the best way to remove the copyright infringements, but if you happen to use any other solution as well I think the picture should also be fine. I leave it up to your judgments how best to handle this case. --TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 10:00, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done--Carnby (talk) 16:40, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
@TeleComNasSprVen: I added a version without the poster. You can choose between those two.--Carnby (talk) 23:12, 12 February 2014 (UTC)


Retouching. Bad lighting[edit]

Article(s): wikivoyage:Kirthar_National_Park, wikivoyage:Sindh, wikipedia:Kirthar_National_Park, wikipedia:Kirthar Mountains, wikipedia:Sindh

Request:

All the photos were uploaded from Flickr and definitely require touching especially lighting fixing. --Saqib (talk) 14:03, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):


Add heading for request here![edit]

Article(s): en:Bison hunting, en:Maria Tallchief

Request:

Hi, I'm looking for someone to enhance the contrast (or levels) of the first image of bison skulls (can be a separate file if needed). The original is hard to see imo. And my request for the second image is for the removal of noise from the scanning and if at all possible some sharpness (may not be possible). Thank you in advance --Turn685 (talk) 15:12, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done Please check whether the first image satisfies you or not.--Carnby (talk) 21:51, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
The edit looks good with such crispness, I also like how the sky is even. Yes, it works, thanks. Turn685 (talk) 10:05, 6 February 2014 (UTC)


Makli[edit]

Article(s): en:Thatta

Request:

Removal of watermark. --Saqib (talk) 21:19, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done--Carnby (talk) 17:55, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

Fix panoramic photo[edit]

MonumentoSalvadorBrasil.JPG It's my first panoramic photo so I need that someone review it. Regards!! Ezarateesteban 21:59, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done Your knitting of the the images was seamless however it also introduced considerable distortion (primarily squeezing) which I have corrected. Centpacrr (talk) 14:26, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done, a new file version is available / eine neue Dateiversion ist verfügbar:

MonumentoSalvadorBrasil Q95
English: According to the information in the annotation I made the following changes compared to the original file:
Artifacts due to image noise removed.
Color fringing at edges with high contrast removed.
Dark Halo on the left side of the statue removed.
The slight distortion of perspective I had not remedied, since it corresponds to the viewing habits.


Deutsch: Entsprechend den Angaben in die Annotation habe ich folgende Änderungen gegenüber der Original-Datei gemacht:
Artefakte aufgrund von Bildrauschen entfernt.
Farbsaum an Kanten mit hohen Kontrastwerten entfernt.
Dunklen Halo auf der linken Seite der Statue entfernt.
Die leichte perspektivische Verzerrung habe ich nicht behoben, da sie den Sehgewohnheiten entspricht.

HTH --MagentaGreen (talk) 17:23, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Highly foxed image[edit]

Article(s): en:Society of Science, Letters and Art

Request:

Is it possible to clean up the foxing. Being originally a black and white image that should not be too difficult. Thanks. --Ww2censor (talk) 23:53, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Note that there is a somewhat higher resolution and cleaner version of this artwork at http://contueor.com/ancestry/photos/c_frusher_howard.jpg, if someone wanted to clean that up and use it. Huntster (t @ c) 02:19, 13 February 2014 (UTC)
What about now?--Carnby (talk) 08:07, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done: Thank you so much for a speedy job. Ww2censor (talk) 14:14, 13 February 2014 (UTC)


Help remove/attenuate dust (white speckling under full magnification/resolution)[edit]

Article(s):en:Phillip Sekaquaptewa

Request:

At full magnification, dust is readily apparent. It occurs to me, that first stab at correcting the image would be to apply a mask in Photoshop to screen the color white. This would be simple to test. The signal contains no white. Even the whitest item here is a pink abalone shell in the bolo tie. Nothing else in the signal is white. Thank you for helping! And in the interim, I promise to windex my scanner's glass before using it again. ;) --Mareklug talk 13:35, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done I tried to correct the colour an removed the dust. If you don't like it revert.--Hic et nunc (talk) 08:28, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
Apologies for being away in RL to only thank you now. Kind sir! You done good! The presentation of this fine piece has been greatly enhanced in your care. Vielen Dank schon map so viel. --Mareklug talk 07:43, 13 March 2014 (UTC) --Mareklug talk 07:43, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Tamatoa[edit]

Article(s): w:List of monarchs of Raiatea

Request:

Could someone crop away the book page and do a little light cleaning? I want everything within the image even the text just not the white space... --KAVEBEAR (talk) 19:17, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done?--Carnby (talk) 10:17, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
Maybe not the clean up part because the background looks to white now. Could you just crop and rotate please? Thanks.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 16:14, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
@KAVEBEAR: now?--Carnby (talk) 23:31, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Kauri trunk: lighting, flares, blur[edit]

Article(s): Agathis australis

Request:

Please adjust lighting, remove lens flares and reduce blur; I tried it by myself with poor results.--Carnby (talk) 09:19, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

I tried to improve it. If you don't like revert.--Hic et nunc (talk) 07:38, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much!--Carnby (talk) 22:11, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Anthony III (Jacques-Antoine Bernard)[edit]

Article(s): Reino de la Araucanía y la Patagonia; Jacques Antoine Bernard

Request:

Very low quality pics, please try to improve it (can they be considered duplicates?), it would be better to find a higher quality pic (I tried to google with no results).--Carnby (talk) 09:33, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Tweaked image. Centpacrr (talk) 20:05, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Thank you very much!--Carnby (talk) 22:11, 11 March 2014 (UTC)


Tilt[edit]

Article(s): Mohenjo-daro

Request:

Image is tilting. --Saqib (talk) 18:51, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done I left a little bit tilting because I didn't want to cropp too much. --Hic et nunc (talk) 15:38, 10 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Btw, there's an image being used as page banner on Wikivoyage. There's a concern that it is slightly tilted, the right side is lower than the left side, can it be fixed without losing 2100 x 300px. --Saqib (talk) 14:13, 14 March 2014 (UTC)
Not really. Sorry! One should add some phantasy parts. That isn't reality anymore. --Hic et nunc (talk) 07:34, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Schinus areira[edit]

Article(s): Schinus areira

Request:

Please try to repair the image removing that white area on the right part of the tree cloning some part of the sky or the tree. It's a hard work, I would give some award if nicely done.--Carnby (talk) 23:48, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):✓ Done Centpacrr (talk) 08:01, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done Sorry, but that can be done better. No offense --MagentaGreen (talk) 14:32, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
  • While this is a better digital image of this tree, based on the raw metadata of the two image files the current version appears to not to have been derived from the originally posted digital image, but is from an altogether different image file of the same scene which had been created 0:01:52 earlier on March 8, 2007. Centpacrr (talk) 09:42, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
  • I do not understand it properly, so a brief description of the operational steps: Since the image error mainly affects blue screen areas: Layer Style > Blending Options Default > Blend if "Blue" > Drag the slider to a value corresponding in order to wipe blue from the image. The next step is to replace the sky, then rotate the image slightly counter-clockwise and retouch missing image parts. Nonetheless it's not a good picture and it would be nice to find a better quality. Best regards --MagentaGreen (talk) 13:49, 27 March 2014 (UTC)


Photos of Azerbaijani politicians[edit]

Article(s): articles about these persons in English, Russian and Azerbaijani Wikipedias (e.g. Khalil Khasmammadov)

Request:

Could somebody remove watermarks from these images? --Interfase (talk) 09:32, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done – For more details see the description page on Commons. --MagentaGreen (talk) 00:56, 28 March 2014 (UTC)


Photos with luminescence[edit]

Article(s): Articles about Akhundov, Azerbaijani alphabet, Nizami Ganjavi, Elisabethpol battle, Treat of Turkmanchay and Hasan bey Agayev in Wikipedia projects.

Request:

I made the photos of these exhibits from Museum of History of Azerbaijan. But they were under glass and as you can observe there is luminescence effect on the photos. Could somebody remove this defect from the images? --Interfase (talk) 12:18, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Hello, most of this images are of extreme poor quality (out of focus, very grainy, text is unreadable). The white light effects are covering the content, so it is impossible to reconstruct without knowing what the content is. Sorry. --Victor Treushchenko (talk) 18:17, 25 March 2014 (UTC)


Removal of unwanted object[edit]

Article(s): wikivoyage:Umerkot

Request:

Please remove the unwanted dog from the image. --Saqib (talk) 19:32, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Don't beware the dog, but what about the haze and the shadow of the photographer?
I'd like to suggest this cutout. Please revert if not satisfied. Best regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 06:52, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
I'm not satisfied with cutting the left bastion of the fort. --Saqib (talk) 07:16, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
Saqib, I kept the original file, cropped it to remove the photographer's shadow, however kept the left bastion. I also removed the dog as request. I got an uploading error so I've re-uploaded it. ///EuroCarGT 20:09, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Fixing the prospective[edit]

Article(s): wikivoyage:Sehwan and [[:wikivoyage:Hyderabad (Pakistan)

Request:

These images are nominated for Valued Images but the problem is the structures that are leaning. I tried to fix them but couldn't able to. Please fix the prospective if possible. --Saqib (talk) 19:35, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Perspective correction of the picture on the right. MagentaGreen (talk) 11:39, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
Correction of saturation and color cast in the middle picture. MagentaGreen (talk) 14:43, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
Correction of outshining areas and exposure in the picture on the left.
✓ Done MagentaGreen (talk) 17:41, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Japanische Raeucherstaebchen[edit]

Article(s): de:Räucherstäbchen#Japan

Request:

Please crop the stick holder at the bottom. It's not a Japanese incense holder, and it could mislead readers. Oda Mari (talk) 16:32, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done Uploaded as File:Japanische Räucherstäbchen copy.jpg Themadchopper (talk) 19:13, 8 May 2014 (UTC)


Missing chunk of face[edit]

Article(s): Not in any article yet, but I'm planning one, and we might as well get this patched up anyway.

Request:

Picture was scanned in from a 1903 newspaper that had a small but noticeable hole in it; could anyone smooth that over, perhaps fix the other little spots where ink flaked off, and maybe even blank out the traces of ink from elsewhere in the newspaper? Thanks. --DS (talk) 14:49, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Damage is rather extensive; not sure at lot could be done. Anyway these newspaper prints are all rather poor quality. "Chronicling America" has two more photos of her from the Washington Post, 1902 and from the Saint Paul Globe, 1902, but why not use one of the cabinet cards from the UK National Portrait gallery instead? Lupo 06:01, 28 April 2014 (UTC)
Ah, that's disappointing. Anyway, "why not use one of [these]" - because I was doing a little project of scraping those old newspapers for their PD photos and editorial cartoons. The prints may not be great quality, but in some cases they're the only images we have. You're right, though -- the newspaper prints appear to be derivatives of the topmost image in the cabinet card list. DS (talk) 12:00, 1 May 2014 (UTC)
I gave it a shot. It's not perfect since I have no real drawing skill, but should be good enough to be usable. —Quibik (talk) 19:13, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

Vector SMG[edit]

Article(s): en:KRISS Vector

Request:

Please remove the background. --Shadowgun master (talk) 06:02, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):


how about keeping a small file size?[edit]

Article(s): [[]]

Request:

this image too heavy.... --Ozonesn (talk) 11:10, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

I ask how about editing the image and keep in less resolution in small size as well.
Why? (There are low resolution thumbnails available to download and view). --McZusatz (talk) 11:56, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Stockholm[edit]


Request:

Amazing sharp and detailed nineteenth-century photo from Norway's national library (exact date is missing, but probably before 1883). But in need of cleaning and restoration. Please keep the original file and upload under a new name.--ArildV (talk) 20:18, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by MagentaGreen (talk) 09:25, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
✓ Done, MagentaGreen (talk) 17:27, 12
Hi @ArildV:, I thought a cropped version in addition could not hurt. Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 08:03, 13 May 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much for great work @MagentaGreen:!--ArildV (talk) 08:17, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

May 2014 (UTC)

Replace image in montage of Sarajevo[edit]

Request:

Can someone replace deleted image of Avaz Twist Tower (File:Sarajevo Twist Tower.jpg) with another image. It's in second row, first image. Maybe it can be replaced with this one because it's also significant high building in Sarajevo File:Building of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina (by Pudelek).JPG. Thanks. --Smooth_O (talk) 13:39, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done – The editing was necessary due to an enforced deletion request for the image of the Avaz Twist Tower. At first I could not conceive, but unfortunately its correct. Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 16:28, 14 May 2014 (UTC)


Anna Masera[edit]

Article(s): it:Anna Masera

Request:

Unfortunately, it's a bit blurred, and there's also a disturbing light in the back. I just did what I could, she's the spokeswoman of the President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, and it's not so easy to get a picture of her. Feel free to decline the request. --Sannita - not just another it.wiki sysop 15:14, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done – please revert if not satisfied. Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 07:05, 19 May 2014 (UTC)


La Reine de Tahiti. Dessin de Henri Meyer, 1884[edit]

Article(s): w:Johanna Marau Ta‘aroa

Request:

Could someone please clean and restore File:La Reine de Tahiti. Dessin de Henri Meyer, 1884.jpg better than this attempt. Try starting over from this version if it helps. --KAVEBEAR (talk) 03:23, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done. Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 06:12, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
Sorry but no offense and thanks for the effort. Trying to be as polite as possible here...Can anybody else do a better job without the great contrast change and brightening? Thanks.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 07:54, 25 June 2014 (UTC)


Clean picture please[edit]

Article(s): ro:Valeriu Pantazi

Request:

Could someone please clean and restore File:Poetul Valeriu Pantazi.jpg ??? Asybaris01 (talk) 07:14, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
✓ Done. Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 09:56, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
Merci !!! Boss. Asybaris01 (talk) 16:39, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

Chitorri[edit]

Article(s): en:Chitorri

Request:

Need prospective correction of all three images. Left wall is not vertical in the first photo. --Saqib (talk) 14:49, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by MagentaGreen (talk) 15:30, 28 May 2014 (UTC). Very nice pictures!
✓ Done. There was more to do than I first thought; but these photos are worth every effort. Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 17:23, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks a alot. I appreciate your efforts to improve the photos. --Saqib (talk) 18:39, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Improvement[edit]

Article(s): [[]]

Request:

I'm going to nominate these photos for VI. I will appreciate if prospective can be corrected as well photos could be further enhanced please.

Graphist opinion(s):

Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by MagentaGreen (talk) 12:47, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
All pictures ✓ Done. Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 10:33, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Restoration?[edit]

Article(s): en:Romain Rolland, etc.

Request:

I wonder what can be done, or should be done about the dammaged area (see note). I already did a heavy restoration. PNG for lossless compression is available. I tried a solution for the second onr with the same issue. And for both, is there anything I forgot, or could be improved? Should the number down on the right should be removed? (I did for the first one, but...). --Yann (talk) 16:08, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Has anyone at least a suggestion? Thanks, Yann (talk) 06:15, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
Hello @Yann:, Thank you for proposing me for Auto Patrol Rights. I see you are very keen to improve the images of Romain Rolland. I understand if you've made only a very careful retouching so far. But I think if you decided to retouch, one should also be as consistently as possible. If do not like my approach, please feel free enough to revert it. Best regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 09:55, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
@MagentaGreen: Thanks, but why did you scale down the images? Regards, Yann (talk) 09:58, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
@Yann:, I have taken the original version of the file as the basis of my editing and saw no reason to enlarge the image, especially as the quality would not be improved. If you still feel it's important - this should not be a problem. Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 10:28, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
@MagentaGreen: The files are not enlarged. You cannot get this resolution straight away. You have to use a trick to bypass the viewer at the source. I think it is even possible to get up to 5000 x 7000 pixels from the source. See e.g. File:Gandhi et Mme Sarojini Naïdu.jpg. If you want to try see Commons:Gallica#Pictures. Regards, Yann (talk) 10:31, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
@Yann:, I'm sorry, but I'm not convinced. Do you really want a reason for this step back with the number of pixels?
A comparison:
Link Pixel Size
The source file 1032 x 1054 166 KB
Your 1. Upload 1.749 × 1.287 317 KB
My editing 1.696 × 1.232 655 KB
The actual version 3.428 × 2.432 3,21 MB
There are three options now:
1) I blow up my version on completely unnecessary 3,428 × 2,432 pixels - that I will not do.
2) I'll upload my version under a new name - too bad, but that it boils down probably.
3) You pull back your revert - that would be reasonable and least of work for me.
Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 12:23, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
@MagentaGreen: If you want to restore them, start from the real source (around 7000 x 5000 pixels). I got them back from Gallica, and uploaded them for you: File:Romain Rolland de face au balcon, Meurisse, 1914, source.png, File:Romain Rolland au balcon, Meurisse, 1914, source.png. And I repeat, these are not enlarged files. And I think that the result should not be smaller than 3000 x 2000 pixels. Regards, Yann (talk) 16:06, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
Sorry @Yann:, it's a bit annoying that you only now provide a file of this quality. Nevertheless, it will be necessary to reduce the size of the file. Here, a print resolution of 300 dpi would be desirable (currently 72 dpi), so that the effort pays off at least for printing. However, since I do not think that many users want to print the image, I think my version, is currently most appropriate at least for the screen, since I also can not understand in what an image size of 3000 x 2000 pixels would improve anything. So I will, as already indicated upload my version under a new name. A processing of the source file is for me at best in a few years in question, when the technical possibilities will have improved accordingly. Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 17:28, 8 June 2014 (UTC)


Color correction[edit]

Request:

These three photographs are digitized slides from this collection that could use color correction. If they cannot be corrected and are deemed too distorted to be of any use, I'd be okay with deleting them. However, I wanted to first check and see if the color could somehow be corrected. Thanks! Michael Barera (talk) 05:04, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by MagentaGreen (talk) 10:58, 7 June 2014 (UTC). Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 10:58, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
All pictures ✓ Done. Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 12:25, 7 June 2014 (UTC)


File:Trg sv. Jakoba 1912.jpg[edit]

Article(s): sl:Župnijska cerkev sv. Jakoba, Ljubljana, sl:Wikipedija:Izbrane slike/Predlogi/Slika:Trg sv. Jakoba 1912.jpg

Request:

This postcard shows historical image of square and church in Ljubljana. Original postcard was obviously damaged. Therefore this high resolution scan has some scratches and spots which need to be removed. We would like to have this picture featured at SL:WP. Thanks, --ℳ₪Zaplotnikcontribs 11:10, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by MagentaGreen (talk) 15:05, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
✓ Done. Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 18:19, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

2 Monarchs of Egypt![edit]

Article(s): حسين كامل, and الخديوي إسماعيل.

Request:

These old Photos were no scanned, i took them with my phone cam from an old book. Can you please remove the blure resulting from reflecting light, and Crop the two images properly? Thank you--باسم (talk) 10:59, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

1.st photo is edited. Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 21:01, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
2.nd photo is edited. Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 22:04, 19 June 2014 (UTC)


North Manchester Jamia Mosque[edit]

Article(s): en:North Manchester Jamia Mosque and Arabic counterpart

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Request:

Please would you remove the bottom text, and if possible clean up the hard edges? --عبد المؤمن (talk) 16:26, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Is it not possible for this religious community to provide a better picture quality? wonders MagentaGreen (talk) 22:24, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
✓ Done I did what you requested but this photograph should be replaced by a better one as MagentaGreen already suggested.--Hic et nunc (talk) 07:39, 24 June 2014 (UTC)


Colour balance needs to be fixed[edit]

Article(s): [[]]

Request:

Please fix the colour balance, the linen on the altar should be white --Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 14:35, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done --Hamster28 (talk) 12:35, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Advice/assistance on cleaning up lithograph scans[edit]

Article(s): Serpent Mound, Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley, etc.

Request: I have been planning to add some more images to Commons from Squier and Davis's Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley. My motivation is that Squier and Davis remains a key primary source for most of these midwest and southeast archeological sites, many of which are sufficiently notable for Wikipedia coverage. And the Squier and Davis images are a great way to quickly appreciate what was present at the site before (most) European disturbance.

I have been working with a 2011 scan of the entire original edition that is available for download as a 268 MiB PDF from the World Digital Library. From there I can create PNG versions of individual plates, and (using Paint.NET) can crop them, rotate them and so on. I can also convert these to grayscale. From there my next step has been to adjust the black/white levels to get a white background while still preserving the fine detail of the lines. I'm having some success, but shadows from the scanning are darker than the lightest detail I want to retain.

Can some kind person take a look at the example images above and (1) see if you can edit the original image (center) to create a better result than the one at the right, and (2) give me some pointers on how to do that job myself? Thanks, Rupert Clayton (talk) 16:52, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

There seems to be something wrong with the resolution of the original image. The quality is very low for this resolution, it was obviously upscaled. --Hamster28 (talk) 15:20, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
✓ Done. Hope No. 4 is in your mind. Kind regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 22:27, 29 June 2014 (UTC)


Sehwan[edit]

Article(s): en:Sehwan

Request:

I guess image 1 is leaning. Need prospective correction? Could image 2 be further enhanced or improved? --Saqib (talk) 16:29, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Image 1 ✓ Done by MagentaGreen (talk) 16:42, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
Image 2 ✓ Done by MagentaGreen (talk) 14:55, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Remove text from the image[edit]

Article(s): نجلاء محمود

Request:

I want to Remove text from the image. Because it is not useful. --ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 08:30, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done by MagentaGreen (talk) 21:56, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
p.s. this picture should be replaced by a better quality version