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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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Watermark removal[edit]

Article(s): Lots are used

Can someone remove the watermark from all Category:Files from The Bui Brothers Flickr stream ? They are extremely annoying. Thanks.--Sinistrial (talk) 18:50, 12 November 2016 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

This is not a realistic request, due to the large number of images. If you want to go through the images and add the {{watermark}} template to the images with a watermark, that will add the images to the "Images with watermarks" maintenance category. If you want to make a request for a specific image you need for a article you're working on then you can make your request (ideally should be 1-3 images), but asking us to go through 300+ images, find the ones with watermarks and edit them all is not a realistic request. I clicked through a number of the images and many aren't being used in articles. Please limit your request to images that are for use in a article or needed for a project/project tasks, etc. Offnfopt(talk) 10:05, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Chinese Exclusion Act[edit]

Article(s): Chinese Exclusion Act (en), Loi d'exclusion des Chinois (fr)...

Hello. We have a cropped and poor quality version of a political cartoon. Nevertheless, the original is available at the Library of Congress. I could import it as is, but maybe a graphic designer could restore it a bit? (the picture looks very dark). Okki (talk) 05:57, 10 December 2016 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment @Okki: What's wrong with just uploading one of the high resolution jpg versions, such as, that looks like it does not need any work. There is an even bigger 150Mb tiff version from which you can create a very high quality (6232 × 8425 pixels) jpg. Ww2censor (talk) 10:28, 10 December 2016 (UTC)
I had the impression that we could do a better job (on colors, visible craquelure right in the middle...). Okki (talk) 10:47, 10 December 2016 (UTC)
What does better job really mean? Should it not be more accurate colourwise instead of exaggerated, in which case perhaps one should start out with one of the images that were photographed with colour patches and a grayscale: Ww2censor (talk) 12:54, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

Kenner Library[edit]

Article(s): en:Kenner, Louisiana

Is anyone interested in correcting the tilt in this image? It's not mine but I think a correction would be appreciated! --WhisperToMe (talk) 14:18, 11 December 2016 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: essentially what you are referring to is an optical illusion. The photo is taken at an angle to the road and building, so you get the impression the building is tilted but it is not. Look at the trees and the perpendicular parts on the left of the building and you see they are vertical though perhaps there a very slight tilt showing on the left side, maybe it is a half degree off. Personally I would not bother. Ww2censor (talk) 14:32, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

Aha, I see. If it's not actually tilted then no change needed! WhisperToMe (talk) 14:57, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

✓ Done If optical illusions are something which should not be edited, then please revert back to the original photograph. Edit: Okay, i found out that perspectives can be changed in wikimedia images. — ThiruN (talk) 10:07, 16 December 2016 (UTC)

Debluring the images[edit]

en:Henry Avery [[]]


The images are very blurred for Wikipedia usage. Kindly needed the expert here to sharpen the images --Thatonewikiguy (talk) 12:09, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s)

✓ Done PawełMM (talk) 16:45, 4 January 2017 (UTC)


Article(s): Donald Trump

Please remove the white stuff next to his right ear (on our left). People are reasonably objecting that it seems he's blowing smoke out of his ear. Thanks.Anythingyouwant (talk) 16:28, 13 December 2016 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
Please do not. We can't alter something that is constructively part of an actual photograph. It's not a dust spot; it's text on the background behind the subject.- MrX 17:05, 13 December 2016 (UTC)
Seems like illegible text to me. Where is the rule requiring preservation of clutter?Anythingyouwant (talk) 17:08, 13 December 2016 (UTC)
Do you really need a rule to tell you that it's a bad idea to alter a photo that is being used in a historic BLP, other than removing dust, scratches, and minor blemishes? - MrX 17:30, 13 December 2016 (UTC)
It's a few letters of illegibly blurred text from some generic backdrop. The old version will still be in the history if it's required. -mattbuck (Talk) 18:10, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

Hi y'all, I haven't been around in awhile but thought I'd check in and see how the Lab's getting along and 'weigh in' a bit. ... There's plenty of precedent for removing unwanted background elements in general and for cropping and adding neutral backgrounds to portraits; in fact 'removal of objects' is presented as an exemplary function of the Lab under 'Types of work done'. The orthodox way to go about such would be to upload the altered image under a new filename rather than overwriting the original file—as per the Commons:Overwriting existing files guidelines—while noting on the resultant file page that the image has been digitally altered and linking the original file (Template:Retouched picture, Template:Derived from, Template:Derivative versions). --Kevjonesin (talk) 09:35, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

Note: I came across some likely relevant details ... Item #1 at Talk:Donald_Trump#Current_consensuses_and_RfCs seems to strongly imply that any significant change to the present image may be considered controversial under the terms of COM:OVERWRITE at this time (and might even take on the appearance of an 'end run' around the consensus there). Anythingyouwant did you in fact end up topic banned from that article (and if so, are you still)? Regardless, if you'd still like an alternate image made without the 'smoking ear' effect I'm willing to fire up GIMP and make it happen, but if you're intention is to offer it as an option at en:Donald Trump please consider that it'll likely soon be superseded by some official White House portrait and hence may not be worth the effort. --Kevjonesin (talk) 21:06, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
Sorry for the late reply. Yes, I was briefly topic banned for a couple of weeks prior to the election in November. Water under the bridge. Thanks for considering this matter.Anythingyouwant (talk) 01:35, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Clean up the whitish and yellowish spots[edit]

Article(s): en:Ted Jefferies


(1) Clean up the whitish and yellowish spots . Thank you in advance--Thatonewikiguy (talk) 03:47, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s)

Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by ThiruN (talk) 01:29, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

✓ Done ThiruN (talk) 01:29, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

Removal of AMK[edit]

Article(s): az:Azərbaycan mədəniyyəti

I aks you to remove abbrevation AMK from picture--Shahrux (talk) 12:56, 17 December 2016 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

✓ DonePawełMM (talk) 09:29, 18 December 2016 (UTC) PawełMM (talk) 14:57, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

But I still see AMK in the picture.--Shahrux (talk) 08:22, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

I Want You by Marvin Gaye[edit]

Article(s): en:I Want You (Marvin Gaye song)

Per talk, the label may be free to use. However, previously I thought it was non-free, so I uploaded an image as en:File:I Want You by Marvin Gaye A-side US vinyl 1976.jpg. After the talk, I was told that the common world grid is too common for copyright. Therefore, I wonder whether the image is non-free to you. If not, then convert image to PNG with transparent background. --George Ho (talk) 13:08, 20 December 2016 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

✓ Done PawełMM (talk) 17:06, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

Tony Blair[edit]

Article(s): en:Tony Blair

Hello. Would someone please upload a separate crop of this image of Tony Blair as a full-face photograph portrait? Many thanks. --Neve-selbert (talk) 15:25, 24 December 2016 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

✓ Done PawełMM (talk) 09:00, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

@PawełMM: Thanks. But I asked for a portrait, not a landscape image. I want to use the crop to replace the current image at w:Tony Blair. Neve-selbert (talk) 21:21, 28 December 2016 (UTC)
@Neve-selbert: New cropped version loaded. PawełMM (talk) 22:23, 28 December 2016 (UTC)
@PawełMM: Could you zoom it out a little bit (so it looks like File:George-W-Bush.jpeg) and enhance the colours? Thank-you. Neve-selbert (talk) 22:29, 28 December 2016 (UTC)
@Neve-selbert: Redone as requested. PawełMM (talk) 22:55, 28 December 2016 (UTC)
@PawełMM: Could you reduce the noise a bit? Thanks. Neve-selbert (talk) 23:26, 28 December 2016 (UTC)
@Neve-selbert: OK PawełMM (talk) 00:19, 29 December 2016 (UTC)


Article(s): [[]]

Could the strong color banding be removed? --ArildV (talk) 10:44, 25 December 2016 (UTC)
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Romove watermark[edit]

Article(s): ar:نسيب البكري

please romove the watermark --Anass Badou (talk) 12:49, 26 December 2016 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

✓ Done PawełMM (talk) 18:27, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

Remove glare[edit]

Article(s): en:William A. Hinton (politician)

Remove glare from this images. Thanks ! … --Thatonewikiguy (talk) 18:36, 27 December 2016 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
✓ DoneQuibik (talk) 00:20, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Holiday by Madonna[edit]

Article(s): en:Holiday (Madonna song)

PNG version should be uploaded with transparent background. The JPEG should have inner circle whited out or blanked or something. --George Ho (talk) 06:02, 30 December 2016 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

✓ Done PawełMM (talk) 08:01, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Leopard skin[edit]

  • Is it possible, to get an image with the whole skin (rest parts see at the photograph gallery)? Thank you! -- Kürschner (talk) 16:43, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

@Kürschner: ✓ Done PawełMM (talk) 12:29, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

@Kürschner: PNG version added. PawełMM (talk) 20:33, 1 January 2017 (UTC)
PawełMM, I love you! Thank you! -- Kürschner (talk) 12:38, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Millard Fillmore[edit]

Article(s): en:Millard Fillmore

The Fillmore article is at FAC and a concern has been raised that the above image is rather dark. Can it be lightened? Much obliged… --Wehwalt (talk) 11:21, 4 January 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

✓ Done PawełMM (talk) 11:45, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Much obliged.--Wehwalt (talk) 15:05, 4 January 2017 (UTC)
That median filtering was a tad too destructive here, don't you think? The eyes, hair and collar are needlessly affected from the median filter. Median filtering is definitely good here, but I recommend applying it only selectively. What I usually do in cases like this is put a copy of the non-filtered image on top of the filtered one and use the eraser on the spots that need cleaning. Make sure the top image has an alpha channel first, though, otherwise it won't work. I also recommend checking out the "repair" section of tools in G'MIC, especially the "remove hot pixels" one, if you happen to not have used them before, they're great. —Quibik (talk) 17:27, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Removal of watercolor[edit]


I want to remove AMK but to keep background color--Abutalub (talk) 18:34, 7 January 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

✓ DoneQuibik (talk) 20:34, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

File:Golden Hollywood.png[edit]

Article(s): File is not being used in any articles, but is being used on a userpage as well as on some WikiProject pages on both English Wikipedia and Greek Wikipedia.

File is a collage of 50 various PD or otherwise freely licensed images available on Commons. Five of the images, however, were deleted from Commons as copyright violations, but have not been removed from the collage itself. There is the similar File:Golden Age of Hollywood.png which basically serves the same encyclopedic purpose, so I'm not sure if both are needed. I guess it's possible for someone to remove the copy violations, and replace them with other images, but I don't really have the skill to do such a thing. This was discussed at COM:VP/C#File:Golden Hollywood.png and it was suggested there to ask for assistance at GL/P as an alternative to deletion of the collage. I am not heavily invested in the image and the original uploader (Blofeld Dr.) of the file has not responded to any pings or posts left on their user talk and has not edited at all for almost two years. If deletion is the best option, then so be it. I'd just thought I'd ask first to see if someone wants to try and clean this up. Thanks in advance. --Marchjuly (talk) 00:37, 11 January 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

✓ Done New pictures added to exchange for deleted from Commons as copyright violations. PawełMM (talk) 12:15, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Thank you PawełMM for cleaning up the file. -- Marchjuly (talk) 21:09, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Removal of frame[edit]

Article(s): w:de:Adolph von Vangerow

Dear graphists, could you please remove the frame from this photo? Thanks in advance. --Ratte (talk) 20:06, 18 January 2017 (UTC)
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Restore Abebe Bikila 1968.jpg[edit]

Article(s): Abebe Bikila

Clean up scratches, dust and other. Remove flash shadow.
Original hi-res found here Can any one please see if they can do any better with restoring this image. The version now seems to have a blur on right shoulder and loss of clarity in the eyes. With proper work this could qualify as Quality images or maybe even Featured images. --Janweh64 (talk) 23:17, 18 January 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
✓ Done Centpacrr (talk) 11:17, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

Missing portrait[edit]

Article(s): fr:Hans Martin Sutermeister

Hi, would someone please upload a separate crop of one of these images of Sutermeister as (something like) a useful full-face portrait? There is sadly no other choice. Many thanks in advance for your help. --2A02:1205:504F:8300:1D1C:AD13:2747:B94E 23:26, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

✓ Done PawełMM (talk) 09:13, 22 January 2017 (UTC)