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Camera-photo.svg Photography workshop

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.

This specific page is the requests page for the Photography Workshop. Anyone can make a request for a photograph to be improved. The standard format for making a request is shown below, along with general advice, and should be followed.

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

Article(s): w:Johanna Marau Ta‘aroa


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)
@KAVEBEAR: I´m sorry too, but I think it's neither purposeful nor particularly polite when you are not trying to debate on the result with the last editor, but immediately after the edit is done, calling for another, who should do a better job.
One can talk about everything. For example, about the areas in which very concretely the image is too bright. I can agree with darken the facial area and have changed that in the meantime. On the other hand, it is normal if the image becomes brighter when a "Clean up" is required. I would appreciate it if you could be more precise in both the request and the subsequent criticism (with you hardly avoidable). Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 08:51, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
I have replaced it with a copy of MagentaGreens "BW restored" version with some softening of the facial area. I believe it looks much clearer. ~ R.T.G 19:03, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
@RTG:Sorry, but your editing looks like a fake and the softening rather like dirt. The fine strokes results from the technology used by the illustrator and therefore need not be blurred. On the contrary, they should be preserved, because it's not a photograph.
Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 09:40, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Remove "child watermark" from images[edit]

Article(s): en:Bhairab Naach


Can you take out the child and the text please? -- Deadstar (msg) 15:24, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done--Carnby (talk) 19:03, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! -- Deadstar (msg) 08:20, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
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New photo montages of Seoul needed[edit]

Article(s): Between them these two are used in about 35 different language versions of the Wikipedias for their respective articles on Seoul

Request: Hi all, we need new photo-montages of Seoul suitable for use in infoboxes, the two widely used one in the wikipedias both contain non free content, File:Seoul landmark picture 2.jpg contains three images that have been deleted, and File:Seoul montage 2013.jpg is unfree as there is no FoP in South Korea and the N Seoul Tower is included in the montage. We need either to create a new photo montage from scratch that is clean FoP wise, or remove from the two we have those elements which are not free. My preference would be to rework File:Seoul landmark picture 2.jpg or to create a new work, as the copyright of individual elements in File:Seoul montage 2013.jpg is unclear. Any takers? Thanks in advance.--KTo288 (talk) 20:26, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

These need help too.--KTo288 (talk) 10:28, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):




Make the image flatbed and do not show Folding. --ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 09:27, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Symbol delete vote.svg DeleteIt's a copyright violation. --Vera (talk) 11:07, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
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Enhance the background[edit]

Article(s): سنجاب


Can you please enhance the back ground and make it clearer?--باسم (talk) 20:31, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by MagentaGreen (talk) 11:32, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
✓ Done. MagentaGreen (talk) 13:55, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Remove background color from coin image[edit]

Article(s): en:Dahlonega Mint


Can you please replace the light-brown background color that surrounds the coin with white? (For examples, see other coin images in the categories this image is in.) --Steve Morgan (talk) 09:53, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done--Carnby (talk) 21:13, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. Steve Morgan (talk) 06:11, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
I am not sure how to replace one file with another but I looked at the categories you said and they were much more closely cropped so I took a bit off the edge but it is still not nearly as close as the other cropped photos in the gallery. They are so well cropped that I cannot tell if they are simply circled off or fully edged in. And I don't know how to make transparency like that so there is probably someone around the wiki who is quite expert at it and maybe you should try and find them through the other files history to make a request for a proper job. Here is the one I uploaded if it is any use ~ R.T.G 10:24, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
I figured out how to change it. If not to your liking just revert it ~ R.T.G 12:26, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
Although the removal of the black ring around the coin is an improvement, that version left some distracting dark area at the left center, to the left of the coin. To me, something distracting like that bothers me more than the now-removed ring did. It should be white there, the same as on the three other sides of the images. Can you clean it up there? If not, it's OK, but in that case I'll probably revert to the earlier version. Steve Morgan (talk) 13:41, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
That's now the closest I can get it the way I do it. I just put a circle around it and painted the edges white but there is still a bit of black either side that I just couldn't bring any tighter without actually leaving some of the coin outside the circle which would have deleted part of the coin itself. I think it would be better if it was taken on a white background. ~ R.T.G 15:47, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
That looks good to me. By the way, it was taken on a white background (white paper), but for some reason, when I take photos like that, my camera makes the (white) paper come out looking light brown/tan. I have tried several different settings on my camera, and I have not found a solution, and my photo application (iPhoto) is not able to correct it afterward, either. However, I am not asking for advice on that problem, because this page is not the place for that. Steve Morgan (talk) 04:51, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
You are here for the right reason. You can talk about whatever you want as freedom, in the restricted (good) sense, is half of what these projects are about. And to me, if the coin is not sunk into brown card in a display mount, then it must be the shadow of the flash against the edge of the coin, so I guess to fix that you'd need to light it from two or even three sides (instead of flashing), possibly with diffused light... a lot of investment for a picture of a coin, but I am not a trained artist so that's not a professional opinion. But no matter, someone can eventually paint the edges soft by hand and ring it off again and it will look spot on. If you are interested in trying different graphics apps you might try the GIMP (free) or, my personal hidden gem fave, Project Dogwaffle (cheap when on sale) (but PD is more of a painting app than a photoshop whereas the gimp is a fully functional photoshop and pencil app, just a bit less intuitive). ~ R.T.G 08:45, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, but that is more trouble than I am willing to go to. (By the way, this was not a flash photo, but the flash photos I tried were even worse, in the lighting of the coin itself.) This was the first coin photo I have taken for Wikimedia/Wikipedia, and I am not planning to do many more (if any). Steve Morgan (talk) 11:27, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
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Gran Vía, Madrid[edit]

Article(s): Gran Vía (Madrid)


There was a reflection of some lights (neon letters) in the sky (it was shot indoors), I tried to remove them but now the sky has different shades of blue, could you please make it uniform? Thank you very much! I add a note on the affected sky zone. --Kadellar (talk) 16:59, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

I think I fixed it? Somewhat difficult to see, however inverting colours made it somewhat better. --///EuroCarGT 04:36, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much! It looks better now. However, I think there's still some parts to improve. Can someone have a look on the newer version? I added another note. --Kadellar (talk) 15:57, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
✓ Done? --///EuroCarGT 01:59, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

How can I improve that?[edit]

Citrus x limonia in a black background


I just want a help to improve the quality, how can I improve this image? (white background is not a option) --Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton (talk) 12:58, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

This could be an option. Please revert if not satisfied. Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 14:29, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
MagentaGreen, thanks for your attention, but this became totally artificial, and created some chromatic aberrations. Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton (talk) 16:38, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
Well, then I do not know what you are expecting. Could you please be a bit more precise? In addition, chromatic aberration results from a distortion due to an inaccuracy of the lens and not of the software. Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 19:45, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
The question is very simple, there is a way to improve that photo?
Shoot it in a different angle, increase light, decrease light, change exposition, change aperture...
Balance in more warm/cold colour, put more vibrancy...
Ore it's ok, it's a good quality image? Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton (talk) 23:52, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I noticed it has black "things" in the reflection. It is distracting. -- Deadstar (msg) 12:37, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Remove digital watermarking (images)[edit]

Hi, i removed the gallery because images are actually treated in Franch Wikipedia Graphic Lab. Cordially, Passionné d'architecture (talk), 10:53, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Please enhance this pic (if possible)[edit]

Article(s): میرزا_علی_قائم‌مقام


A new scan/photo would be the best option. But since I don't know where to find this image, is it possible to enhance it in some way? Thanks in advance--Carnby (talk) 20:07, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done – I hope my attempt will satisfy you, otherwise feel free to revert to previous version. Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 13:22, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Richard Coeur de Lion[edit]

Article(s): en:Richard Coeur de Lion (statue), en:Carlo Marochetti, en:Richard I of England, en:List of public art in the City of Westminster


This is compositionally the best image of its subject on Commons but lacks the contrast, the brightness or the warm background of some of the others on Category:Statue of Richard I, Westminster. Can this be changed? Thanks, Ham (talk) 15:48, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

like this?

--Grunpfnul (talk) 20:08, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Perfect! Thank you! Ham (talk) 21:28, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
you`re welcome :-) ✓ Done --Grunpfnul (talk) 23:05, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
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