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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.

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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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


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


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


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) 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


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)


Article(s): Matt Jaissle


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


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


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)


Article(s): en:Thatta


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


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, 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


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)


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


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


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


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)


Article(s): Mohenjo-daro


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


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)


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.


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


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)


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)

Add heading for request here![edit]

Vector SMG[edit]

Article(s): en:KRISS Vector


Remove the background please. --Shadowgun master (talk) 02:42, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Goran tek-en (talk) 18:11, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
Shadowgun master New version is uploaded. It can take some time for the preview to be updated so if you check it soon you will have to download it to get the new image. Let me know if it's OK otherwise just reverse or tell me what you would like different, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 19:31, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Japanische Raeucherstaebchen[edit]

Article(s): de:Räucherstäbchen#Japan


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):

Cleaning some images[edit]

Article(s): s:fr:La Bhagavadgîtâ (trad. Senart), s:fr:La Bhagavadgîtâ (trad. Senart)/1, etc.


Could someone please help cleaning these images. Please upload the new ones over the old ones. Thanks in advance, --Yann (talk) 20:28, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Hi Yann, do you really need this high resolution? An image size reduced to 80% might also be sufficient? This would make it possible to view the picture in landscape mode on a 19 inch monitor at 1440 x 900 pixels in size. Furthermore, the image processing would be possible with reasonable effort. In this case an upload of new images over the old ones would not be desirable, and a new version of each image should be created. Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 13:04, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
Well, the idea is that it should be possible to print the book. But maybe 1440 x 900 would be sufficient for that. I don't think duplicating images is good anyway. Just upload over the old ones. Thanks, Yann (talk) 13:23, 16 April 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.


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):