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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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Wipe the added texts[edit]

Yes check.svg ResolvedThapa Kazi999 (talk) 07:09, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

Article(s): ne:कालु थापा

Please remove the text description at the bottom of this portrait.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Thapa Kazi999 (talk • contribs) 04:20, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
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  • ✓ Done -- Begoon 04:54, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia[edit]

Article(s): Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia

Remove glare. This picture was likely taken from below the original artwork. Can we adjust perspective? - Conservatrix (talk) 07:25, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
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Remove watermarks[edit]

Article(s): en:Kata Tjuta

Remove watermarks from photographic images
These are all images uploaded by User:Cemendtaur snapshots from Australia, and they all have large visible watermarks. Visible enough that I noticed it when viewing an image at en: Kata Tjuta, and once I’ve noticed it it’s apparent even in thumbnail view. They look like the sort of watermarks that would be hard to be remove, which I think is intentional, so the other option would be to remove them from any articles they are in (which are not short of images) and delete them.--JohnBlackburne (talk) 05:15, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
I requested that the uploader read COM:WMD and consider overwriting their watermarked uploads with unwatermarked versions.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 05:56, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
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Cropping and removal/alleviation of digitization artifacts[edit]

Article(s): en:Gillette and fi:Gillette, possibly other language versions as well.

I'd like these pictures of key figures of The Gillette Company to be cropped and "prettied up" as much as possible. The images have distracting artifacts (especially the one of Gillette), some of which were probably introduced by the digitization process (done by Google) and some that are just inherently there due to the photos being printed on paper. I know little of image editing so I can't even tell the names of the operations that are needed or possible for each of these images.
The images aren't of amazing quality but they're the best ones I could find. I extracted them from the downloadable .tar archive of The Gillette Blade company magazine collection, available on
A cropped version of the picture of Gillette already exists here and that one could be replaced with the improved version. Pictures of Nickerson and Joyce would probably be new uploads. ---- (talk) 12:48, 19 May 2018 (UTC)
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Margaret Thatcher 2[edit]

Article(s): en:List of Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom

Please can someone upload a cropped full face portrait of Thatcher in this image? Thanks. --Neveselbert (talk) 22:38, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
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✓ Done PawełMM (talk) 10:11, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

@PawełMM: Sorry I meant a profile portrait like this. Since JPG is a lossy format can you recrop from the original image? Thanks. Neveselbert (talk) 21:05, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
@Neveselbert: Recropped as requested. PawełMM (talk) 05:56, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
@Neveselbert: There was no loss, CropTool crops losslessly. The original photo really is that blurry, possibly due to focus on the water glass or flowers.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 08:01, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
@Neveselbert, Jeff G.: Recropped losslessly. PawełMM (talk) 17:36, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
@PawełMM, Jeff G.: I think I'm going to have to pass on including this photograph on the list of prime ministers, the quality is quite abysmal and she isn't even facing the camera. If you could delete this image and maybe retouch File:Premier Thatcher, Bestanddeelnr 932-7045.jpg (removing the lens flair at the top) that would be great. Thanks anyway Clin Neveselbert (talk) 00:39, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
@Neveselbert: The 3rd image has been retouched. PawełMM (talk) 05:50, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

Reupload the file with transparent background[edit]

Article(s): he:דגל ישראל

For some reason WikiCommons cannot make this image displayed with transparent background although in any other photo viewer or editor (e.g. Photoshop) the background is transparent. See File talk:Flag-of-Israel-TB-Zachi-Evenor.png. Please fix this problem, and if possible: preserve the EXIF of the file. --MathKnight (Talk) 18:35, 5 July 2018 (UTC)
Apparently it is a bug in all Wikimedia projects, in which PNG can't display transparent background unless in original size. Developer or expert Common user may update on the situation handling and solving this bug. MathKnight (Talk) 17:17, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
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Photograph: Carlota of Mexico[edit]

Article(s): Carlota of Mexico

Crop image, adjust alignment. – Conservatrix (talk) 10:22, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
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Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. Conservatrix (talk) 11:31, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Díptico da Anunciação (Sarasota)[edit]

These two paintings are shown at the Sarasota Museum as making a triptych with another painting. The Museum does not give the ideia that the tree paintings belong to the same alterpiece. The Diptych of Annunciation is work of the portuguese painter Álvaro Pires and I would like to write an article about it. Would you please put these two images together, in order to ilustrate the article. Thank you. Greetings. GualdimG (talk) 13:29, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

@GualdimG: ✓ Done PawełMM (talk) 15:50, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

@PawełMM: Very well done. Thank you. Greetings, GualdimG (talk) 22:11, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
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Fix scratches and imperfection in Mary Ethel Creswell photo[edit]

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Article(s): Mary Ethel Creswell and University of Georgia

Please fix scratches, fold marks, and other imperfections in Mary Ethel Creswell photo above. Thanks! Coffeeandcrumbs (talk) 23:56, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
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✓ Done PawełMM (talk) 05:20, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Thank you!!!Coffeeandcrumbs (talk) 06:47, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Denoise and greyscale[edit]

Article(s): [[]]

Please denoise and greyscale. Remove the green horizontal lines. --KAVEBEAR (talk) 06:33, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
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✓ Done PawełMM (talk) 07:00, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks.KAVEBEAR (talk) 00:30, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
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Picture to crop[edit]

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Article(s): en:Melina Abdullah

Hello. Very useful if you could crop the second person on the left (next to the man with frizzy hair) in [File:Jody Armour, Melina Abdullah, Lisa Hines, Jasmine Abdullah Richards & Melissa Harris-Perry (27700459240).jpg this picture] and add it to her infobox. Thanks.Zigzig20s (talk) 14:41, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
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✓ Done PawełMM (talk) 14:57, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

@Zigzig20s: ✓ Done.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 15:01, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 19:00, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
@Zigzig20s: You're welcome.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 22:45, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Keawe Nawahie[edit]

Article(s): [[]]

Please crop and straighten the image in these two newspaper clippings: [1] and [2]. I can label them after you upload them. --KAVEBEAR (talk) 22:55, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
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@KAVEBEAR: ✓ Done PawełMM (talk) 10:36, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

Madame du Bellay[edit]

Article(s): N/A

Crop frame. Brighten slightly? Adjust alignment. – Conservatrix (talk) 01:33, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
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✓ Done PawełMM (talk) 04:10, 21 July 2018 (UTC)

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File:Copsychus saularis @ Kuala Lumpur 1.jpg spot removal[edit]

Article(s): en:Copsychus saularis

Spot removal
Need some spot removal of that small twig behind the bird (Annoted). Is it possible? --― Gerifalte Del Sabana 12:53, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
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✓ Done PawełMM (talk) 13:15, 21 July 2018 (UTC)