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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)

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✓ 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)
Red x.svg StaleWw2censor (talk) 00:12, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

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)

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Red x.svg StaleWw2censor (talk) 00:09, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

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)

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

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)

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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)
Red x.svg StaleWw2censor (talk) 00:05, 21 January 2015 (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)
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)

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)
@MagentaGreen: Thanks a lot. I have cleared the background, but it looks a bit unnatural... probably a fuzzy pattern would be better.--Carnby (talk) 22:47, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
Red x.svg StaleWw2censor (talk) 00:02, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Corrupt file[edit]

Article(s): Oriol Hernández


It says is a corrupt file. When I click over the file, it loads a little bit, but it seems like the file cannot be used. Could it be recovered? --Coentor (talk) 09:34, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

I have reverted it to the older, smaller, version which was working. I would suggest you try uploading the file again, perhaps the transfer got interrupted or something. -mattbuck (Talk) 23:56, 25 October 2014 (UTC)
No, I mean, the reverted one is other photo. The original file corrupted, and if Someone checks the old version, sill see that it loads a little, until it finally fails.--Coentor (talk) 16:07, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

Nice hill, dull sky[edit]



This is an interesting hill whatever way you look at it. But when I put it in the article and it appears as a thumb, the turbines disappear. I can't just paint a blue sky in because the shading on the mountain would be obvious. I can't just cut to a close up of one turbine because then the picture is fairly unnotable with no hill in it. I think if the turbines were more visible in the thumbnail it would be nice art for the article. ~ R.T.G 02:00, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done Just a suggestion. Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 07:43, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
@MagentaGreen: I'm amazed at the amount of improvement you have made to the image. I think if it was uploaded separately it could improve the en:Image editing#Contrast change and brightening section, but I think nothing but a blistering day or a closer perspective would really make those things stand out. It's like the moon. It's huge until you take a picture of it. ~ R.T.G 18:48, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
Despite the attempt to separate the contrast of color processing, it is not easy to edit separately these two aspects. Since I was not even suburb, I have to rely ultimately on other photos in the net (e.g. here) and on feedback on the color scheme. Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 21:11, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Did an extra edit. Sky is more dramatic but I'm not sure if its any better. Amada44  talk to me 14:20, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

@Amada44:Great colour improvement. Amazed again. I tried that one in the article. Great example between the 3 pictures of what is possible ~ R.T.G 14:53, 7 November 2014 (UTC)


I might could be increased be glad for the focus on the mill and the quality would be increased. --FritsHG eh?
Graphist opinion(s)
Well, I did something. But overall image quality is quite bad. Not much can be done. Amada44  talk to me 14:01, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

Thirty Seconds to Mars in Italy[edit]

Articles about Thirty Seconds to Mars and its band members Jared Leto and Shannon Leto in different languages of Wikipedia
Could somebody please remove the watermarks from these photos? --Earthh (talk) 23:33, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
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Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in Bolivia[edit]

I'm reviewing and preparing for QIC the most of the pictures taken by this contest, will it be possible to straighten this pictures, please? Regards!!! --Ezarateesteban 13:20, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

Fix flash reflection[edit]

Is it possible to correct the flash reflection? Thanks in advance, --Yann (talk) 09:54, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

I erased most of the flash reflections, if you want to change some more, just contact me.

✓ Done – when the request is done.

Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. Silvia eadt (talk) 15:35, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Arshin Mal Alan[edit]

Articles about "Arshin mal alan" operetta in different languages of Wikipedia, e.g. in en:Arshin Mal Alan (operetta)
Details of your request go here… --Interfase (talk) 09:53, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
Please remove "fotobank" watremark and big diagonal lines from it. Thanks. --Interfase (talk) 23:34, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

@Interfase:You didn't write what you wanted us to do with the picture. --Goran tek-en (talk) 19:52, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, forget. --Interfase (talk) 23:34, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
@Interfase: It was not my intention to take this, just to make you aware that you forgot to ask for something. Anyway now it's done. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:54, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Goran tek-en (talk) 18:54, 26 February 2015 (UTC)✓ Done

Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. Goran tek-en (talk) 18:54, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Remove glare[edit]

Could someone please remove the glare from the sun on this photo? Is that even possible? --Skate Shady (talk) 14:11, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
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✓ Done by WPPilot


Please remove some disturbing lens flares (se note). --ArildV (talk) 08:34, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

✓ Done -- Fulvio 314 22:26, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

@Fulvio314: thank you!--ArildV (talk) 10:58, 17 February 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)
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Articles about Sayyed Ja'far Pishevari in different languages of Wikipedia
Please remove "fotobank" watermark and two diagonal lines from the image. --Interfase (talk) 11:17, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
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Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Goran tek-en (talk) 19:33, 21 February 2015 (UTC) ✓ Done --Goran tek-en (talk) 19:33, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

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National Birds of the Levant[edit]

A New article: ar:ملحق:قائمة طيور الشام = List of Birds of the Levant.
Please collect them in one single photo just like this one --باسم (talk) 21:21, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
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Levant's Birds.jpg

✓ Done --Khaled (talk) 15:04, 19 February 2015 (UTC)


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)
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T. Chyliński[edit]


If we could remove or attenuate the white banding, as well as the crumpled paper, both artifacts of the re-scanning/printout/transportation process, that would be great. ;) Then, crop as appropriate, pretty please. Feel free to manipulate the image to better ends, leaving the lapel insignia intact and in view. The "original" in digital form is far from being the original, but might be of better utility as a starting point. Please. let me know if you'd rather work with it. Already deployed in the Mainspace where indicated. --Mareklug talk 03:00, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Update: Cleaner digital version uploaded under the same name. It still needs your help (saturation, contrast, levels), only less so. ;) --Mareklug talk 15:06, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

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Articles about Khudadat bey Rafibeyov in different languages of Wikipedia.
Please remove "fotobank" watermark from the image. --Interfase (talk) 13:51, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
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Traditional dress[edit]

Could someone please remove the background for this photo, to made it better photo to show the Traditional dress--Mr. Ibrahem (talk) 20:22, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
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