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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.

Make a request

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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)
I agree with Deadstar and the center of the cut fruit is "burned". Then I ask, Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton: which is the scope of the picture?--Pierpao.lo (listening) 09:21, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
Red x.svg StaleYann (talk) 15:35, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

Photos of Nariman Marimanov and his son Najaf Narimanov[edit]

Articles about Nariman Narimanov and his son Najaf Narimanov in different language branches of Wikipedia.
Please remove "fotobank" watremark and big diagonal lines from it. Thanks. --Interfase (talk) 14:10, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)


Articles about Mirza Shafi Vazeh in different languages of Wikipedia. --Interfase (talk) 17:24, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
Please remove "fotobank" watermark and two diagonal lines from the images. --Interfase (talk) 17:24, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
There are better versions! See here. Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 16:18, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Request from Resident Mario[edit]

Ack! PDF! --Resident Mario (talk) 23:44, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
What do you want? Yann (talk) 08:15, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
Red x.svg StaleOffnfopt(talk) 19:52, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Please remove the watermark from these photos[edit]

A number of these excellent images are already in use in the English Wikipedia.
Please remove the photographer's watermark and the borders from these images. Thank you! --Cpt.a.haddock (talk) 12:10, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

Picture no. 6 edited by MagentaGreen
Picture no. 5 edited by MagentaGreen
Picture no. 4 edited by MagentaGreen (talk) 14:01, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

@MagentaGreen: Thank you! If possible, please also upload a version of the image prior to the colour and contrast fixes. --Cpt.a.haddock (talk) 12:17, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
Excuse me for No.5, I will consider your request next time. MagentaGreen (talk) 12:35, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
@MagentaGreen: Thank you. I've taken the liberty of adding another image that you've retouched to the above list.--Cpt.a.haddock (talk) 08:45, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

If any one is curious (like I was), the barcode says "Ankit Khare" (i.e. the name of the uploader) using a Code128 barcode.Offnfopt(talk) 04:02, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

@Offnfopt: How did you figure that out? I believe that this is a special bar-code font.--Cpt.a.haddock (talk) 06:59, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
And thank you for sorting out the second image :) --Cpt.a.haddock (talk) 07:00, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
@Cpt.a.haddock: I used a barcode scanner to figure out what it said. Some of the barcodes are a bit blurry so I had to pick the clearest one and do some minor editing to extract the barcode from the image so the scanner could read it. Offnfopt(talk) 10:14, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
@Offnfopt: Ah I see. That was very enterprising of you :)--Cpt.a.haddock (talk) 14:46, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi @Cpt.a.haddock, Umaid bhavan Palace needed a little improvement (I thought at least). Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 19:09, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

@MagentaGreen: Thank you! --Cpt.a.haddock (talk) 06:59, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
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01 Menu.jpg[edit]

Please remove the decoration since it might be (likely is) (c). Crown on top and leaves above the actual menu. Thanks! This photo belongs to a little set made (and cooked) by the same user. Maybe he'll cook for us one day? Clin --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 06:46, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

✓ Done with the CropTool. Yann (talk) 09:00, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

@Yann: I don't think you fully read the request. The request was to remove the decorations from the image because they are likely copyvio. See the deletion request you closed for more information. Offnfopt(talk) 09:43, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
Copyright on this? That's a bit stretching... Yann (talk) 10:17, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
I'm not the one who made the suggestion since my knowledge in copyright law is almost non-existent. I'm just repeating the statements made in the deletion request and which was the whole reason for the image edit request here. If your post to the DR would have addressed the comments about possible copyvio caused by the clipart used in the image then we wouldn't be having this conversation. I just wanted to make sure you noticed the comments regarding the reason for the edit because none of those concerns have been addressed. Offnfopt(talk) 10:34, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

Heavily vignetted photo[edit]

Remove vignetting so corners are same light levels as middle of photo; also remove red/purple cast and brighten slightly (so sky is sky-blue!) - MPF (talk) 07:35, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

The corners are too dark, so I decided to crop using the inverse aspect ratio. Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 14:47, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

Contrast stretching[edit]

Warren G. Harding
Can this be lightened to show greater detail? --Wehwalt (talk) 07:58, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
I recropped this from the original file, and stretched out the contrast to remove the apparent 'grey' cast. Not sure if this is sufficient for the desired use in an infobox, though... might want it altered more, so leaving it open for the moment. Revent (talk) 08:57, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
Whatever can be done to improve it thank you for your efforts.--Wehwalt (talk) 07:14, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
I've just turned on the light. Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 13:30, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
@MagentaGreen: That is indeed much better, with the denoise and all. I tried to just do a quick 'minimal' job (literally just stretched the contrast). Revent (talk) 13:42, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Rodolfo Graziani[edit]

  • Please remove the watermarks and improve the quality if possible.--Trimna (talk) 23:17, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

One first step. Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 07:06, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

This was now the second trick, but the third will follow quick (the "Bundle of sticks" maybe in july). Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 13:49, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Alright prankster :o) Thx. --Trimna (talk) 17:35, 24 June 2015 (UTC)


Can somebody enhance the contrast? Thank you in advance. --Kekator (talk) 07:49, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

One first proposal. Regards MagentaGreen (talk) 20:51, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Chingiz Ildyrym and Orjonikidze in Baku[edit]

Articles about Chingiz Ildyrym and Orjonikidze, and history of Azerbaijan and Baku.
Please clean this photo from the red description. --Interfase (talk) 17:51, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

✓ Done. Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 22:30, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Attributs du Service de Table du Roi des Gambier et de celui de la Mission[edit]

Yes check.svg Resolved
w:List of monarchs of Mangareva
When uploading pages from an book also linked to Google Books, the highest resolution is always poor unlike books which are solely found on So please minimized this image to the right resolution. Also is there anyway to accentuate the letters and lines on the drawing to make it look clearer however not making it look to edited.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 07:18, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

@KAVEBEAR: How is the revision I uploaded? There is more I could have done to it, but I was trying to keep the changes I made as minimal as possible. Offnfopt(talk) 10:09, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

Thabks, this looks so much better. --KAVEBEAR (talk) 12:37, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
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Please make a tighter crop of the first two images. Then remove the non-signature portions some of the images. Also neutralize the lighting and somehow remove some of the graininess from the page --KAVEBEAR (talk) 20:46, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

The Bad Guys[edit]


Please remove the NAC watermark and increase the quality. Regards --Trimna (talk) 20:21, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s)

I dont know whether the second picture is worth the effort, but I will try it. Regards MagentaGreen (talk) 10:06, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi Trimna, if you dont like the cropping of the 2nd picture, you may revert it to its first version. Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 13:12, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Lunalilo in uniform, photograph from Bishop Museum[edit]

Yes check.svg Resolved
w:Eliza Meek
Please oval crop this image. --KAVEBEAR (talk) 19:05, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

@KAVEBEAR: ✓ Done - Offnfopt(talk) 01:02, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

Please oval crop the original jpg image as well. --KAVEBEAR (talk) 01:46, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
Transparency is not supported so a background color will have to be inserted, do you want a white background? Offnfopt(talk) 03:16, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
Yeah a jpg with white background is fine. Just upload over original file.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 12:38, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done - Offnfopt(talk) 13:36, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
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Can the reflected background be blurred or removed for copyright purposes? --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 03:36, 4 July 2015 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

@Hedwig in Washington: I uploaded two choices for you to pick from. If neither are to your liking and you would like someone else to take a run at it no problem just revert my uploads. Offnfopt(talk) 04:25, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

@Offnfopt: Thanks a bunch! I hid the original version and used your second version, 'cause a wikipage seems strange on a unit that old. Clin --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 04:34, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

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