From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository
Commons photographers ｜ Bitmap graphics editors ｜ Animation editors ｜ Vector graphics editors
Graphic Lab workshops can now be easily translated
. Your help is welcomed!
The Graphic Lab helps improve all graphical content used by Wikimedia projects stored on the Wikimedia Commons.
They work to improve the quality and clarity of images that are proposed to them by the community. This work most often involves extracting key elements from photos, removing distracting elements, and improving the general appearance of images. Creation and editing of drawings, diagrams and maps are also within the scope of this project if the requests are clear and the work is feasible.
The Graphic Lab and the Graphics village pump aim to transform Commons from an uploaders' community to a true working graphist community, based on the four graphic skills and interests categories.
Feel free to request image improvements. Active contributors are also really needed to lead the project too. We need all this to start!
Mission statement: "Aim to transform Commons from an uploaders' community to a true working graphist community."
Types of work done
Whitening or cleaning the background
Removal of objects and colour improvement
For a better view of the capabilities of the Graphics Workshop, see examples of prior work.
Requests for image improvement are placed on one of the available workshops. Once on that page, you may click the "request" link located besides the workshop link. Fill in the template and save the page. This will add the request to the chosen workshop. You may also visit the workshop page and follow the manual procedures. A Wikigraphist will sign up for the work, perform the requested actions, and, after approval, replace the original image with the improved one.
All help is welcome!
Graphists who volunteer to improve images (add your name):
- Often active : Mycotic (talk · contribs), Alex T. (talk · contribs), Alex:D (talk · contribs), Amada44 (talk · contribs), Fred the Oyster (talk · contribs), Orionist (talk · contribs), PawełMM (talk · contribs), Quibik (talk · contribs), Yjenith (talk · contribs), Grunpfnul (talk · contribs), Berkaysnklf (talk · contribs) …
- Less active : Chech Explorer (talk · contribs), Editor at Large (talk · contribs), Greyskull (talk · contribs), Ivan Akira (talk · contribs), Jackl (talk · contribs), Jak (talk · contribs), JK+ontic (talk · contribs), Mmxx (talk · contribs), Morgan_Phoenix (talk · contribs), Officialwikiwriter (talk · contribs),Rohith goura (talk · contribs), Vanderdecken (talk · contribs), Nareign (talk · contribs), Gauravjuvekar (talk · contribs), Liriodendron777 (talk · contribs), Dimitri Hon (talk · contribs) …
See also the list of Active Wikigraphists
These free software products have been labeled by the Wikigraphists of the Graphic Lab the "five stars" of editing and creation of images, illustrations, maps, photograph and animations:
||Creator of SVG vector images. It can also be used to export PNG.
||Linux; Windows; Mac OS X
||Similar to Photoshop, suite for image manipulation and creation of raster graphics, PNG, JPG, GIF, XCF). Can also be used to create animations when the GIMP Animation Package (GAP) is installed.
||Linux; BSD; Solaris; Windows; Mac OS X
||Windows, Linux/BSD/Solaris Mac OSX
||Version of GIMP, modified to be more familiar to users of Photoshop, and said to have a less steep learning curve. (PNG, JPG, GIF, XCF)
||Windows; Linux; Mac OS X; Solaris
||Stitch panorama images and correct perspective
||Windows; Linux; BSD; Mac OS X; Other Unix Systems
||Creation and editing of 3D images.
||Windows; Linux x86/PPC; Solaris; Irix ; BSD; Mac OS X
Some Wikipedias have their own graphic labs:
Communities of users with Graphics Abilities on Commons: