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Inuit man with a kayak from 1854[edit]

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Note: This request was moved from the Images to improve or create to the Photography workshop. Ivan Akira (talk) 02:29, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

Request: Excellent and valuable but damaged photo from 1854 (Sir Edward Augustus Inglefields expedition). Is it possible to do something? --Dmitry Rozhkov (talk) 11:01, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:

How is it, is it satisfying?   ■ MMXXtalk  03:13, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, but the left sholder is still corrupted, the kayaks prow and the part of the paddle disappeared. Frankly speaking I hoped for FP-nomination after retouching. And it seems now that the result is much different from the original. What about leaving the right solid black part, which is lost, not trying to restore it, and concentrate on more careful restoration of the central part: the mans figure, the kayak, the stones and careful retouching the semicircular trace above it. Is it possible? --Dmitry Rozhkov (talk) 03:57, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
FP-nomination?? the quality of original image is very low and pixelated. did you stretch this image to fit it to FP requirements? because the largest file size in flickr is just (560 x 428 pixels), anyway I'll try to upload another one in next few days but I don't promises a featured picture.   ■ MMXXtalk  04:23, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
The image is from 1854, so quality is not so low. It wasn't uploaded from flickr. I changed source links in infobox --Dmitry Rozhkov (talk) 04:59, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
I have uploaded two new versions (one of them over edit1), do you think kayaks prow and top of the paddle should be like (Edit 2) ? I think (Edit 1) is better, by the way, I couldn't find link to larg file at the source that you provided, just a zoom and a purchase link, did you actually purchased this larger version from National Maritime Museum website?   ■ MMXXtalk  03:30, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
Zoom IS the original file: [2] (open zoom on the new page, and you'll see) :) Many thanks for the restoration, I think it's much better now, as it's very close to the original picture. But we can keep both versions, of course. --Dmitry Rozhkov (talk) 10:19, 30 September 2009 (UTC)--Dmitry Rozhkov (talk) 10:19, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
No problem! btw, you didn't say which one is better?   ■ MMXXtalk  18:45, 2 October 2009 (UTC)
I think, the second Edit is better than the Edit1 --Dmitry Rozhkov (talk) 18:55, 2 October 2009 (UTC)
I uploaded a new version using "Edit2", tried to reduce JPEG artifacts.   ■ MMXXtalk  16:46, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

Horizontally flipped[edit]

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Request: Flip above image horizontally (i.e. so the people face the viewer's left). See the inscription of the cap for reversed letters. 12:33, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Ivan Akira: Do I have to replace the current image? Ivan Akira (talk) 21:33, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

✓ Done: Yes that image is flipped. And I think I just replace the original image instead. Besides that, the previous image still exist in Commons. Ivan Akira (talk) 21:46, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
As the original uplaoder I think the flipping of the image is a good idea. To overwrite the old image is proper. But the "old" image does exist no longer in Commons - that's fact. --High Contrast (talk) 21:48, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
Ohh... so I have a bit wrong, thanks to inform me the correct one... Because I think the image File:Soviet navy personnel (1982).JPEG have a old version history at [3]. Anyway, I think this request is resolved. Ivan Akira (talk) 01:18, 23 December 2009 (UTC)

Paris Las Vegas[edit]

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Request: Please remove spots and lens smudges, and perhaps de-noise a bit. Any other improvements appreciated. Thanks! ZooFari 05:06, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Ivan Akira: Yes, there are more than 20 spots and lens smudges, maybe I will be able to remove those spots... Do you want me to replace the original image or upload it with new file name? Ivan Akira (talk) 02:48, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

Upload over please. Thank you! ZooFari 04:32, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
I'm already upload it over... Anyway, what I'm doin' it's just spots and lens smudges removal. And I don't do the de-noise stuff... But start from here, you will see no spots or lens smudges... Ivan Akira (talk) 02:30, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

✓ Done: This request is done, I'm already de-noise the photo. Ivan Akira (talk) 00:32, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

Much better than the previous version, thank you! ZooFari 03:14, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

Chaester A. Arthur Headshot[edit]

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Request: Please download the image in the link, remove the watermark, and upload to Commons. Thanks! Connormah (talk) 04:31, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Ummm... that's a commercial photo library. I don't think they'd be very happy if we simply pinched one of their photos. -- DMS (talk) 09:45, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

This should fall under {{PD-US}}, though. Connormah (talk) 01:02, 10 February 2010 (UTC)
✓ Done. I've uploaded the image and edited out the watermark. It's not perfect but should look OK. I also removed some spots and scratches. —Quibik (talk) 18:16, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Raymond van het Groenewoud[edit]

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Request: Original uploader asked in the description if "someone can freshen up the image so he doesn't look so yellow". Maybe someone can have a look and see if something can be done. Thanks. -- Deadstar (msg) 10:36, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done, is this better? (Uploaded over original.) —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 16:38, 25 January 2010 (UTC)
I'm happy, I hope uploader will return to see it at some point! Thank you for your help. -- Deadstar (msg) 11:28, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
✓ Done: More done - white balanced & contrast enhanced. PawełMM (talk) 11:01, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Gare Austerlitz Orient expres 3 (old slides)[edit]

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Request: Can you rework the original? Smiley.toerist (talk) 18:09, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): ✓ Done: I tried to reconstruct colour. Unfotunately visible many artefacts of compresion are. However the layers of colours are not alike faded and colours are unbalanced very and in my opinion, then all, wchich will give to get. PawełMM (talk) 10:45, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

Ligne d'Auteuil 1 (old slides)[edit]

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Request: Can you rework the original? Smiley.toerist (talk) 18:09, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): ✓ Done: I tried to reconstruct colour. Unfotunately visible many artefacts of compresion are. However the layers of colours are not alike faded and colours are unbalanced very and in my opinion, then all, wchich will give to get. PawełMM (talk) 13:07, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

Alisha Klass images[edit]

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Request: Both images has serious colour distortions, which are beyond my meagre abilities to correct. If someone could fix these two images up, it would be appreciated. Better yet, if they could give a detailed explanation of how they did it... <G> (There are a significant number of other images from the same source with similar colour problems; if I had a sense of how these two were fixed, I could try and fix the other ones up in the same fashion). Tabercil (talk) 17:17, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

I think I managed to fix the second image. The most significant tool I used was the "Pick gray point" in the levels adjustment window in GIMP. It allows you to pick an area on the image that should be colored a shade of gray and then applies the necessary corrections. After that I fine-tuned the levels a bit further. I did not have much success with the first image though. The picture seems to be taken under harsh green lighting, so it's difficult to improve. Quibik (talk) 00:17, 2 March 2010 (UTC)
As I see what Quibik have done to improve File:Alisha Klass 0104131.jpg, now I understand how to improve File:Alisha Klass in costume profile.jpg (thanks Quibik!). So, now how about my improvement, do you like it? Ivan Akira (talk) 01:46, 2 March 2010 (UTC)
Looks great folks... functional and educational as well! Tabercil (talk) 03:22, 2 March 2010 (UTC)
You did a perfect job on the image! I'm glad that my instructions have been of use. :) —Quibik (talk) 22:53, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Scans of old magazines[edit]

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Request: These images come from low quality scans done by the Spanish National Library. My knowledge of Gimp is not good enough to do it myself, so I hope someone can improve them. Thanks in advance! ecelan (talk) 21:24, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Here my work, do you like it?

Oh yeah, I'm just using Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0... with the modification that I wrote below each image. Ivan Akira (talk) 03:08, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

And if you feel my fix is kinda blurry, it because of Gaussian Blur, if you don't like that blur, I will remove it immediately. Ivan Akira (talk) 02:33, 22 February 2010 (UTC)
Thanks! They look great. But you are right, the first one is a bit too blurry. If you compare both fotos, you have the impression information is lost. But I really don't know if it is possible to do better, the images are really not that good. And btw, if you want to go directly to the sources, you can get them on: [4] [5]. You may be able to make a better job than I did.
Anyway, thanks for the effort! --ecelan (talk) 18:25, 22 February 2010 (UTC)
I gave the second image another shot. Re-captured the image from the pdf file so we had something a little larger to work with. Minor cleanup, some fade correction and minimal smoothing. Jbarta (talk) 20:37, 22 February 2010 (UTC)
The first image, it seems to me, is does not contain a lot of opportunity for improvement. It's not all that bad to begin with. I did however remove the border. Jbarta (talk) 20:58, 22 February 2010 (UTC)
It's a great job Jbarta! I prefer your work so much! I think it's best to use your work. Ivan Akira (talk) 11:01, 26 February 2010 (UTC)
Jbarta great job. You could even take the whole thing. (I didn't know how to do it and had to cut the lower part). Thanks a lot! The image is already on the article. --ecelan (talk) 19:55, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

Stained photo[edit]

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Request: Is there any way of sorting out the red stain on this picture? Thanks, Simon Burchell (talk) 15:53, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done How's this? —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 23:50, 4 March 2010 (UTC)
What did you exactly do? Separating channels, removing the red channel and recomposing using the green channel for the red one? Esby (talk) 14:56, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
Basically, I separated the image into two layers, one containing the red channel and the other the green and the blue, and used the resynthesizer plugin to reconstitute the burned-out area of the red layer using the green/blue layer as a guide for texture transfer with a rather high weight (around 0.95, IIRC). This got the stone mostly correct, but left some small discolored spots (the white spots on the stone came out blue-green, IIRC) and didn't work very well on the plants at all. I had to do some manual hue/saturation tweaking to get those to look more or less OK. (In hindsight, it might've been better to just resynthesize all the channels, rather than only the red, using the green/blue layer only as a guide, and perhaps to mask out the plants and do them separately. But the way I did it more or less worked, anyway.) —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 13:00, 24 March 2010 (UTC)
I managed to get that result, but that means suppressing the red channel :D Esby (talk) 13:38, 24 March 2010 (UTC)
That's fantastic! Thank you! Simon Burchell (talk) 06:49, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

Crop out edges[edit]

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Request: Could the wooden table edges be cropped out of this picture, since they're really not relevant to the book cover? All I have for jpg manipulation is Microsoft Paint, so I can't do this myself. Nyttend (talk) 17:54, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

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Considering resolved since no answer. Esby (talk) 14:47, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

Photographs of Maghain Aboth Synagogue, Singapore[edit]

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Request: Could the borders and copyright notices in the bottom right-hand corner be removed? The Flickr images were properly licensed to the Commons. — Cheers, JackLee talk 03:48, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by esby ✓ Done: Esby (talk) 12:57, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

Brilliant! Thanks. — Cheers, JackLee talk 14:19, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

St. Joseph's Church, Singapore[edit]

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Request: The image appears to be horizontally compressed. Can this be fixed? Thanks. — Cheers, JackLee talk 15:33, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Ivan Akira: Yes, it's looks like horizontally compressed at the first glance, but maybe the photo "looks like" horizontally compressed because of focal length of the camera? However, I tried to resize and stretch the photo which look like this:

✓ Done: If you don't like it, you can issue that correction to be deleted. Ivan Akira (talk) 13:07, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, I think that looks much better. You're probably right that the distortion was created by the camera, because the building looks slightly distorted even in the stretched image (though not as much as in the original). — Cheers, JackLee talk 17:44, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
Btw, just an information, Quibik issue both File:St. Joseph's Chruch Singapore.jpg and File:St. Joseph's Chruch Singapore Stretch.jpg to be renamed to a new name. Ivan Akira (talk) 22:42, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
I put {{Rename}} tags on the images as the word Church is spelt wrongly in them. Quibik has made some minor changes to the proposed new names, which I don't have big problems with. — Cheers, JackLee talk 07:15, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
Oh, I'm sorry, I have wrong information. Hahaha... Ok then, btw can we say it is resolved? Ivan Akira (talk) 08:26, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
Yes, thanks again! — Cheers, JackLee talk 09:15, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
No; thank you; it's nothing... And you're welcome. Ivan Akira (talk) 11:31, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

Gurdwara Sahib Yishun[edit]

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Request: Please remove the border. Thanks! — Cheers, JackLee talk 15:58, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 17:11, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
Thanks! — Cheers, JackLee talk 18:03, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

Advice on an image that hasn't been uploaded yet[edit]

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Request: I'm seeking advice on an image I would like to upload but haven't done so yet. As you can see from the web page indicated, the photograph of an oil painting (which was painted c. 1828 and thus probably in the public domain) has been overlaid with text. Is it feasible to remove the text in the bottom right-hand corner that is obscuring the subject's hand and the purported copyright notice ("All rights reserved...") at the bottom, or should I just upload a cropped version that "severs" the subject's hand and the lower part of the painting? Also, I assume that the lower stem of the q in Farquhar at the top can easily be removed? — Cheers, JackLee talk 11:30, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Anyone?? — Cheers, JackLee talk 18:44, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Here is a version with the text removed. However, you'll note that there's some airbrushing behind the text that I wasn't able to remove; you might be able to undo some of it, but I suspect just cropping out the right side might be better. I did manage to get rid of the text on the left and the "q" stem, though. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 21:29, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
Oh, cool. I was just asking advice on whether it could be done and didn't expect you to actually do it! But thanks, I'll upload the image shortly. — Cheers, JackLee talk 04:34, 13 April 2010 (UTC)
Well, I couldn't have known if I could do it before I tried it, could I? :) —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 17:22, 13 April 2010 (UTC)
:-D The image is now at "File:JohnGraham-TheRajahofMadras-c1828.jpg". — Cheers, JackLee talk 20:43, 13 April 2010 (UTC)

Remove tear mark[edit]

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Request: Can you remove the tear mark from the image? -- Deadstar (msg) 09:50, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): I gave it a go. Since my changes were pretty significant, I didn't upload over the original, for review purposes.-Andrew c (talk) 14:11, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks very much - I like the result! Kind regards, -- Deadstar (msg) 07:47, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
Good morning! Thanks for the job (I am the uploader), but the result is quite pale and the quality of the image hasn't improved either. I suggest continue using the old one. Elvenpath (talk) 08:03, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
So perhaps remove the tear, but nothing much else? -- Deadstar (msg) 09:16, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
The original has significant fading which results in contrast and color issues. I do not agree that my version is "quite pale" at all, and think the original is very difficult to distinguish detail due to fading/lack of contrast. Something should be done to that original image. Maybe what I did isn't the best solution, but just fixing the tear and nothing else would create an almost "unusable" image IMO. That said, the resolution of this image is so low to begin with, I don't think we should spend too much time on it. Original uploader, do you have a better, higher resolution scan? -Andrew c (talk) 13:44, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
I've also uploaded a darker version. -Andrew c (talk) 13:51, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
I uploaded a version with only the tear removed over the original. I do agree with much of what Andrew c wrote above: both that the image could use further restoration, and that such restoration will be hard to carry out due to the low resolution and heavy JPEG compression of the original image. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 16:29, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for all the help! -- Deadstar (msg) 17:22, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

improving image[edit]

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Request: This image needs work... Flad (talk) 11:45, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): How about that?--DieBuche (talk) 16:01, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

Tanjong Pagar Railway Station[edit]

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Request: Please help remove the URL at the bottom left-hand corner of each image. — Cheers, JackLee talk 18:44, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Could someone help with this? Thanks very much. — Cheers, JackLee talk 10:40, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

I'd done the second one some time ago, but forgot to upload it. There it is now. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 13:01, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
Fixed the first one. —Quibik (talk) 14:36, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
Thank you! — Cheers, JackLee talk 16:59, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Nagore Durgha[edit]

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Request: Please help remove the black border. Thanks. — Cheers, JackLee talk 06:47, 13 April 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done. Of course it was 25 pixel border... if it had been 24 pixels I could've just easily and losslessly cropped out it with jpegtran. Oh well. I ended resynthesizing out the extra 1px one each side to minimize generation loss, which was probably needless perfectionism, but it didn't really take that much effort. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 17:55, 13 April 2010 (UTC)
Thanks again! I'm curious: why did the 1 pixel make a difference? Why doesn't jpegtran work with a 25-pixel border? — Cheers, JackLee talk 20:09, 13 April 2010 (UTC)
JPEG images are stored as 8x8 pixel blocks (or sometimes 16x16 for the chroma channels), with each block compressed independently. On some excessively compressed JPEG images (like the examples in the article) you can actually see the blocks. Thus, as long as you're just shuffling the blocks around, you don't have to decompress and recompress them and can avoid the loss of quality that doing so almost always causes. (You can also do some manipulations on the individual blocks, like flipping them around, without recompressing them.) This is how jpegtran can manipulate JPEG images losslessly.
Unfortunately, while the JPEG standard allows the blocks at the right and bottom sides of the image to be incomplete, so that the total image size doesn't have to be a multiple of 8 pixels, it doesn't allow such partial blocks at the top and left sides. So jpegtran can only crop off multiples of 8 pixels from those edges. Also, even if you do decompress and recompress the image (which editing it in a raster image editor like Photoshop or GIMP does), you can usually minimize the degradation by making sure not to shift the block boundaries. That's why, instead of just cropping 25 pixels off, I cropped off 24 and "cloned out" (actually, I used the GIMP resynthesizer plugin) the remaining one-pixel border. I don't suppose it mattered much in this case, but for images that are already visibly compressed it can make a huge difference. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 20:51, 13 April 2010 (UTC)

File:Sima Milutinovic Sarajlija.jpg[edit]

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Request: This is the highest resolution of this photo I found on the Internet. Can someone remove watermark from it?  Bojan  Talk  05:24, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done. I removed the watermark from the painting. —Quibik (talk) 15:29, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
Thanks -- Bojan  Talk  10:11, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

File:Richards Bay, South Africa.jpg[edit]

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Request: Can someone remove reflection?  Bojan  Talk  08:30, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by PawełMM: I will try.

✓ Done: I suppose, it is quite good. PawełMM (talk) 22:32, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. -- Bojan  Talk  07:40, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

Cirrus clouds over the Lower Seletar Reservoir[edit]

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Request: Please help remove the border. Thanks! — Cheers, JackLee talk 09:36, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): ✓ Done. —Quibik (talk) 17:01, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

Great, thanks very much. — Cheers, JackLee talk 19:28, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

Photo Editor[edit]

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It would be nice to have a photo editor online at Wikimedia Commons, so that everybody would know where the derivative works are from.

Is it okay to post those Kodak kiosk photos we turn into greeting cards, or do we have to create our own templates, using some photo editing or graphic design software? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Renjishino1 (talk • contribs) 14:09, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

I would assume that the copyright to any non-trivial decorations added by a Kodak Picture Kiosk would belong to Kodak. Unless they've explicitly released them under a free license (which is possible — sometimes companies do release such clip art images under terms more or less equivalent to {{CopyrightedFreeUse}}), that would make them non-free. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 10:14, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

Horatio King[edit]

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Request: Fix un-natural repairs on the left side, a full restoration of the original would be good. Connormah (talk) 01:54, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Ilmari Karonen

Working on it... doesn't look to hard. Downloaded the full size TIFF from the source, will work from that. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 02:52, 1 May 2010 (UTC)
OK, ✓ Done. I also uploaded a lossless PNG version, but it's too large for MediaWiki to thumbnail it. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 10:01, 1 May 2010 (UTC)
That looks amazing. Thanks you. Connormah (talk) 18:25, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

Aftermath of the Ludlow Massacre[edit]

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Request: Substantial repairs required, as is pretty evident. This photograph is of considerable historic significance. If we can fix it up, it should be the leading photograph for the Ludlow Massacre article. A high-resolution, 23mb TIFF from the Library of Congress is available here. I tried to fix it myself but bungled it up thoroughly. Thanks! Ori.livneh (talk) 06:29, 1 May 2010 (UTC) (I'd just like to add that it is still May Day in some timezones, making it doubly fitting to restore this image! --Ori.livneh (talk) 22:51, 1 May 2010 (UTC))

Graphist opinion(s): ✓ Done: Restored, contrast enhanced and fragments of image retouched as reqeuested. PawełMM (talk) 16:03, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, but I would not consider this "resolved" yet. It could still use some substantial retouching. I think the left border of Paweł's version should be cropped off at least. The contrast enhancements have also made the uneven lightness of the image more prominent. —Quibik (talk) 11:40, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
New, improved version into Commons loaded. PawełMM (talk) 22:21, 14 May 2010 (UTC)
Fantastic, thanks! --Ori.livneh (talk) 02:50, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

Thomas D'Arcy McGee/Simon Cameron[edit]

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Request: Both these images could use some restoration. Thanks in advance. Connormah (talk) 18:29, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done: Uploaded altered version over old ones --Justass (talk) 20:00, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

John A. Macdonald[edit]

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Request: Restore, adjust brightness/contrast levels. Connormah (talk) 18:46, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

I did a quick hack restoration job for fun, but foolishly worked from the JPEG rather than the high-resolution TIF version available from the LOC. It's a bit better than the current JPEG, but it's not as good a job as is possible and desired, given the importance of the subject, so maybe someone else can pick it up. --Ori.livneh (talk) 06:29, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

✓ Done: Retouched and contrast enhanced as requested. PawełMM (talk) 13:35, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

remove caption[edit]

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w:File:Supreme Mug Shot.jpg

Request: remove w:Kenneth McGriff caption... Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 04:04, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): I have a question: Do we process request for medias not on Commons? The media right now is on en, and under fair use for instance. Esby (talk) 08:43, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

Anyone that is able to make the edit can do so. --Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 08:56, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
Perhaps to put a better point on it, if a request is not fulfilled at any of the local-language Wikipedias, is there any valid reason that request should not be brought here, to receive assistance from a broader array of graphic artists? Such requests can only improve the various Wikipedias. --Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 09:58, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
Our mission on the Commons is free media. Many other language Wikipedias share our mission. English Wikipedia, for whatever dumb reason, allows non-free content, and I believe strongly that none of that junk, contrary to our mission of being free, should be brought here. Maybe we could come up with some compromise, you could post on the Graphic Lab's talk page to request more help on certain non-free files that have become stale on I just think it is contrary to our mission to have such requests in the main request queue, especially when there is another board set up on just for this. -Andrew c (talk) 13:23, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
"for whatever dumb reason" shows a distinct bias against the original Wikipedia that made all the rest possible. Thus hostile, please recuse yourself from posting your opinions over the requests of others, if you are not there to make a positive contribution toward that specific request. Put frankly, if you have nothing nice to say, you could post on the Graphic Lab's talk page, this is just being disruptive... --Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 01:31, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
Commons workshop aims to enhance Commons files. Files under fair-use rationale cannot be hosted at Commons. There is an english wikipedia workshop, you can freely ask there. My initial question was not about the possibility to edit but about if it should be performed by the people of this (virtual) place. I'll have to ask you to abstain from making further request here concerning non-free medias. Esby (talk) 09:15, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
Redundant much? Nobody is suggesting hosting fair-use files at Commons. You can ask all you want, but your opinions were not solicited, hence hold no weight with me. You edit what you edit, I edit what I edit, and you have no control over what I choose to request. This is not your Graphic Lab, that's why they call it Commons. --Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 18:46, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
Well, technically you're right, you can indeed ask whatever you want here. However, before relying on that argument too much, you might want to consider that there's also nothing stopping other editors from removing requests they consider inappropriate — at least until it turns into a revert war and someone blocks you both, that is. Generally, we try to decide these issues by consensus, and I think this discussion at least has shown, if it was not evident before, that the consensus on whether the Commons Graphic Lab is an appropriate place to request help on files not on (or intended for) Commons itself is not unanimous. Personally, it does feel a bit inappropriate to me, but since it's not my Graphic Lab either, perhaps we should take this to the talk page and have a quick poll or something to see which way the consensus leans? —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 19:36, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
Let's move it to Commons_talk:Graphic_Lab#Requests_on_non-free_medias_that_are_not_hosted_on_Commons Esby (talk) 20:39, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Trebonianus Gallus bronze front.[edit]

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Request: Could someone crop/retouch the guy on the right away? --DieBuche (talk) 15:48, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): ✓ Done: Cropped & background cleaned, white balanced as requested. PawełMM (talk) 15:33, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

Cheers. Looks good --DieBuche (talk) 18:53, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

Wm. G. Brownlow[edit]

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Request: Download image, restore, upload. Thanks. Connormah (talk) 22:46, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by PawełMM ✓ Done: Restored as requested. PawełMM (talk) 16:50, 15 May 2010 (UTC)


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Request: Just wondered whether the stains on this image can be removed, and the image turned rightside-up? Many thanks. MarmadukePercy (talk) 21:02, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:✓ Done Removed stains from background. This from drawing is no kids without its destruction. The test of removal from drawing the stains causes its distortion. PawełMM (talk) 07:39, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

More done. Colour of stains retouched (changed). It looks better now. PawełMM (talk) 10:58, 19 May 2010 (UTC)
Excellent! It looks great. Many thanks. MarmadukePercy (talk) 11:09, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

Tallinn, Katleri quarter[edit]

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Request: Please, stitch them and put the new derivative into Category:Katleri. Thanks, Dmitry G (talk) 11:50, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): ✓ Done: Done as requested. PawełMM (talk) 15:12, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

Thank you! Dmitry G (talk) 17:26, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

Thatcher and Bush[edit]

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Request: Both the thumbnail and the preview photo are distorted by vertical compression. If you click through, the image is correctly proportioned. Could someone correct the preview picture? 19:39, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

If you don't add any description, source & license, this image will be deleted soon--DieBuche (talk) 20:26, 22 May 2010 (UTC)
I've contacted the George Bush Presidential Library and asked them to clarify the copyright status of this image. If it's indeed free, I can extract the JPEG image from the PDF and upload it to Commons. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 17:06, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
✓ Done. I received a reply from the George Bush Presidential Library stating that this image (and, in fact, all images on their website) is in the public domain. I've uploaded the JPEG image as File:Thatcher and Bush - 1990 - P14935-18A.jpg (see above). —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 14:21, 25 May 2010 (UTC)
Hey, could you merge 2010052510033211 into the ticket you created. I couldn't find it, and saw a reply to you in the main queue. Thanks. -Andrew c (talk) 15:26, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Cleanup on File:Jefferson College 1910.jpg[edit]

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Request: Could someone cleanup this picture? Also, cut out the text at the bottom?--GrapedApe (talk) 02:56, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by PawełMM

✓ Done Done as requested. PawełMM (talk) 10:44, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

✓ Redone using a somewhat better method of background removal. I left the sky slightly gray, since that appears to have been part of the original photo. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 17:39, 25 May 2010 (UTC)
Many thanks to both of you!--GrapedApe (talk) 22:43, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

American Journal of Science, inaugural edition, 1818[edit]

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Request: Wondered if this image might be cleaned up, with darker print and less stains? Many thanks! MarmadukePercy (talk) 03:28, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Looks great. Again, many thanks! MarmadukePercy (talk) 19:21, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): ✓ Done: Done as requested. PawełMM (talk) 10:57, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Daguerreotype of Henry Ward Beecher[edit]

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Request: Wondered if the watermark could be removed and image cleaned up a tad? Thanks! MarmadukePercy (talk) 00:37, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

Looks great. Thanks a million! MarmadukePercy (talk) 10:47, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done. Removed the watermark and most of the dust spots. —Quibik (talk) 08:56, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

John C. Calhoun on a $100 Confederate bill[edit]

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Request: Wondered if the watermark could be removed? As always, many thanks. MarmadukePercy (talk) 02:32, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

Once again, looks superb. Many thanks! MarmadukePercy (talk) 18:31, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by PawełMM: ✓ Done: Done as requested. PawełMM (talk) 17:10, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

Crop of File:SAR Falk Brooks.jpg please[edit]

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Request: Can you crop the woman out of this image for illustration for en:Dean Falk please? The seperate image can go into (Category:Dean Falk. Thanks. -- Deadstar (msg) 08:32, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): ✓ Done How is it? -- deerstop. 10:46, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

Perfect. Thank you! -- Deadstar (msg) 09:55, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Horizontally flipped Xerxes[edit]

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Request: They are horisontally flipped. both are in use. Xerxes Cuneiform Van.JPG is more recent and correct --Andrez1 (talk) 18:35, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Replace the current images? -- deerstop. 10:32, 3 June 2010 (UTC) Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by PawełMM:

✓ Done:Files flipped horizontaly to right position, color & sharpness enhanced, but it could be better both files to change in articles to Xerxes Cuneiform Van.JPG. Old images replaced. PawełMM (talk) 15:50, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

Thank you. Perfect! --Andrez1 (talk) 21:11, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

Old lithograph of Yale College[edit]

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Request: Wondered if the watermark might be removed from this old lithograph? As always, many thanks. MarmadukePercy (talk) 18:56, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Once again, many thanks. Looks great. MarmadukePercy (talk) 16:51, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by PawełMM: ✓ Done: Watermark removed, image cropped & restored. PawełMM (talk) 13:33, 3 June 2010 (UTC)


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Request: Please remove watermarks from these images.--Anatoliy (talk) 23:04, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

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Memoirs of Sir Isaac Newton's Life[edit]

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Request: Hi! I'm working on the Memoirs of Sir Isaac Newton's life over at Wikisource, and there are three scanned illustrations can could do with cleanup. I have attempted one already, but I am not experienced with this kind of restoration, and would appreciate help from a more experienced user! Feel free to improve the already edited one of Colsterworth Church as well, I'm sure it could be improved!

Thanks − Inductiveload (talk) 01:05, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:

I did one of them Richardprins (talk) 17:33, 31 January 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, Richard! Inductiveload (talk) 05:24, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
Another one Richardprins (talk) 16:06, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

William Clark[edit]

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Request: The photograsph on the page for William Clark (explorer) File:William Clark-Charles Willson Peale.jpg. has him listed as Australian Explorer. Having lived for years in Lewis and Clark County, MT, I'm sure that this is America and the continent of North America and not Australia. Text correction is indicated in the picture's description. [anonymous request]

Graphist opinion(s): ✓ Done Yes you're right, he was an an American explorer, it's been corrected now. Thanks. But actually it is not a right place to ask for a description correction. Ivan Akira (talk) 10:07, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

Mercury vapor lamp[edit]

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Request: Requires just a simple color correction 13:23, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done. I hope this looks the way it should. —Quibik (talk) 15:27, 5 June 2010 (UTC)


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Please remove watermarks from these images:

--Anatoliy (talk) 22:35, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): All done. -- deerstop. 15:51, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

Daguerreotype of Lidian Jackson Emerson[edit]

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Request: Would love if you wizards could zap the watermark off this one. Thanks. MarmadukePercy (talk) 23:14, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

Many thanks. MarmadukePercy (talk) 01:00, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done. The picture could use some restoration too, but I just did the easy bit of cropping out the text for now. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 00:30, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

Smithsonian Submillimeter Array[edit]

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Request: I just uploaded this image (and then cropped it) since the existing images of the SMA were not that great, and this shows the entire array from a favourable elevation and angle. However, there is this large, orange lens flare disturbing the lower part of the image. If anyone can find it in their heart to shuffle this guy off to the lens flare afterlife (if it's possible), I'd appreciate it. Huntster (t @ c) 09:52, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Better? ZooFari 18:30, 9 June 2010 (UTC)
Yay, thank you ZooFari, that looks great. Huntster (t @ c) 22:43, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Daguerreotype of poet Emily Dickinson[edit]

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Request: Another daguerreotype with a watermark that needs removal. Many thanks to all of you for your help with these. MarmadukePercy (talk) 01:50, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Removed scratches and cropped a bit. -- deerstop. 17:31, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, but I think this one is a tad 'over-corrected.' As this appears to be only one of two prints of the only photograph of Emily Dickinson as an adult, it would look better, I think, with less cropping and perhaps a bit more of the 'older' appearance on the borders. The restoration of her face, though, is masterful. Is there a way to leave the borders a bit less 'retouched' to indicate the age of the daguerreotype? MarmadukePercy (talk) 18:10, 10 June 2010 (UTC)
You have a point. I reverted my edits and reuploaded restored image as a separate file. Only removed the text now. :) -- deerstop. 19:42, 10 June 2010 (UTC)
Many thanks. I think the work could use a little minimal restoration, perhaps just scratches removed, but I don't know if that's possible. MarmadukePercy (talk) 22:58, 10 June 2010 (UTC)
Maybe someone else should do it, not me. I'm afraid I may over-correct it again. :) -- deerstop. 19:51, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
I think it's nice now, and this can be classified as resolved. Ivan Akira (talk) 10:12, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

Flyer published before Mahad Satyagraha in 1927[edit]

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Request: There is a large white area. Can we make it better?. Thanks! Shivashree (talk) 08:31, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Trimmed. ZooFari 16:13, 10 June 2010 (UTC)
✓ Redone: contrast enhanced. PawełMM (talk) 14:05, 11 June 2010 (UTC)
✓ Redone: Recopied from external original at max size. This one would be better uploaded as a .png than a .jpg though - MPF (talk) 23:31, 25 June 2010 (UTC) . . . Done: File:Flyer published before Mahad Satyagraha in 1927.png - MPF (talk) 23:38, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

Color profile removal or correction[edit]

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Request: Remove or correct the Color Profile, image looks very washed out in Firefox, fullsize only since thumbnails are generated server side. (I tried but I believe I failed.) sısɐuuǝɔıʌ∀ (paroli) 16:52, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): ✓ Done: Color profile changed, contrast & saturarion enhanced. PawełMM (talk) 09:21, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

Cupressus atlantica1.jpg[edit]

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Request: To enhance the photo, in particular to remove the red window reflections if possible. MPF (talk) 16:57, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Amada44: which tree is it? I would do a crop too.
Answer: all three trees in the middle distance (two just right of centre, third to left), but not the foreground foliage at the left - MPF (talk) 19:29, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

✓ Done: not perfect but better than before. Crop didn't help much so I left it like it was. Amada44  talk to me 21:12, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! MPF (talk) 23:19, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

Remove crease in photo[edit]

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Request: Would someone be kind enough to remove the horizontal crease in this picture?GrapedApe (talk) 17:50, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

You'd probably have better luck posting in the Commons:Graphic Lab/Photography workshop -Andrew c (talk) 01:24, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): ✓ Done: Done as requested. PawełMM (talk) 15:12, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

Thank you!!! Looks great--GrapedApe (talk) 20:43, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

Bus in Singapore[edit]

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Request: Could the black frame be removed, please? Thanks. — Cheers, JackLee talk 19:20, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done ZooFari 19:24, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
A small suggestion for the future: unless you are in a hurry, tagging the image with {{Remove border}} is usually easier. —Quibik (talk) 20:20, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
Thanks to both of you. I didn't know there was a {{Remove border}} template; thanks for the information. — Cheers, JackLee talk 07:08, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

Stitch two photos[edit]

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Request: Stitch together these two photos. I uploaded my own Photoshop attempt here, but I haven't been able to fix the break in the fountain in the middle. I would appreciate someone attempting this and uploading it at the same file name. Arsonal (talk) 00:28, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: Hi, but i dont see any 'break' in the middle. 05:49, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

  • ✓ Done: How's that? (Took me a while to get it right before I realized that the two photos had slightly different focal lengths. After that it went nicely.) —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 10:11, 7 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Thank you! It looks beautiful. :) Arsonal (talk) 04:10, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Plate from Charles Darwin work[edit]

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Request: Wondered if anything might be done to clean up this slightly off-center plate from the Darwin book. As always, many thanks. MarmadukePercy (talk) 05:01, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Looks very good. Once again, many thanks for all your help. MarmadukePercy (talk) 21:35, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): ✓ Done: Done as requested. PawełMM (talk) 20:55, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

Alfonsina Storni[edit]

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Request: Remove folds and scratches Dmitry Rozhkov (talk) 11:50, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by PawełMM

✓ Done: Done as requested. PawełMM (talk) 13:56, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! --Dmitry Rozhkov (talk) 22:56, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Image clipping for african masks[edit]

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Request: Asking for image clipping (background removal) OldManonPhotoshop1850.jpg  Romanceor[parlons-en] 13:10, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by PawełMM

✓ Done: Done as requested. PawełMM (talk) 19:35, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Beautiful. Many thanks. OldManonPhotoshop1850.jpg  Romanceor[parlons-en] 12:14, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Draft of the United States Declaration of Independence[edit]

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Request: This might eventually be worth considering for restoration as a long-term project. This 4-page draft of the U.S. Declaration of Independence was released to the public a few days ago. There are original TIFF files available for download at the Library of Congress. For starters, some basic orientation correction and cropping would be nice. Please feel free to direct any restoration specialists to these files. Arsonal (talk) 08:59, 4 July 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Ivan Akira: After investigate the paper, I think it will be quite difficult because each edge of the declaration might not have an exact 90 degree angle. But I'd love to try! Ivan Akira (talk) 01:58, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

Plus the size is over 40MB (wow), it surely slowdown the correction process and transferring process. Ivan Akira (talk) 02:01, 31 July 2010 (UTC)
I made every pages to have an equal cropped size which is 4987 × 7780 (original resolution with highest quality JPEG). (OMG, it take 30-40 minutes to upload it...) Even though it's nearly finished, I think somehow it can be further restored and improved, so I classify it as ✓ Partially done. Is there any Wikigraphist can do better? Or this is enough? Ivan Akira (talk) 04:23, 31 July 2010 (UTC)
Very nicely done. I'm sure you just made the process easier for future restorationists. I was also surprised at the size of the files and their level of detail. Quite an impressive release by the LoC. Arsonal (talk) 08:21, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

Remove vertical lines in photo[edit]

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Request: Would someone please remove the two vertical lines in this image? Many thanks! GrapedApe (talk) 05:33, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Ivan Akira: Okay, I take it. And only two vertical lines? Not also the writing on the bottom left and the signature on the bottom right? ✓ Done: And now it's done, please have a look. Ivan Akira (talk) 00:35, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

    • Looks great! If you would like to remove the text, that's be really great! Thanks again!--GrapedApe (talk) 19:33, 26 July 2010 (UTC)
Now it's ✓ Re-done, btw I also made the version with color correction, which you can see beside of the original photo. Which one do you like? The one with color correction applied, or not? If you don't like the color correction, please tell me, then I will request an admin to delete it. Hope you like it. Ivan Akira (talk) 00:59, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
Thanks! They both look good! The color-corrected one looks good to me. I'll change it out of the article right now!--GrapedApe (talk) 22:12, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
I'm glad! It's resolved now. Ivan Akira (talk) 09:12, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Dark spot removal[edit]

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Request: There is a dark splotch in at the top-center of this image, running from the sky through the roof. Would someone be interested in clearing it out? Many thanks!GrapedApe (talk) 03:28, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Guess its fine now. Please feel free to revert.Finemann (talk) 09:36, 30 July 2010 (UTC)✓ Done

Background removal[edit]

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Request: Could someone please cut out this image, i.e., remove the cloth background and make it into a round picture? Thank you! -- Jdsteakley (talk) 00:51, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Ivan Akira: It will be done in short time. Ivan Akira (talk) 05:45, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

✓ Done Do you like it? Ivan Akira (talk) 05:51, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
Excellent! This is exactly what I want. Thank you, Ivan! -- Jdsteakley (talk) 14:31, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

Discussion from User talk:Jdsteakley:
I'm afraid your deletion request to File:Ferdinand von Schill (Schnupftabakdose).jpg might be rejected according to the Commons:Superseded images policy, and you can even read the discussion at Commons talk:Superseded images policy. So, your edit which remove the link to File:Ferdinand von Schill (Schnupftabakdose).jpg should be reverted I think. Ivan Akira (talk) 00:00, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

Hello again, Ivan. Thank you for pointing me to this discussion of superseded images, which I was entirely unaware of. Reading through (parts of) the very lengthy discussion, it seems to me that there are two key issues here. One is the matter of licensing, and in the present case that doesn't really matter, because this is a public domain art image. The second, possibly more important issue, is the transparent background of a png image, which apparently is not readable with the Windows Explorer browser. -- With this image, I was concerned that the cloth visible in the background might be protected by copyright. It shows that a photographer at the Berlin Museum was hard at work, and created an original image. The circular image, on the other hand, lacks originality (at least within the past 200 or so years), and therefore can be copied for Wikimedia. -- Now I am wondering whether it is possible for you to change the png image once again, so that a neutral (perhaps white, or perhaps black) background appears where it is now transparent. It would become a rectangular image instead of a round one. That way, it would be possible to upload the image as a jpg which could be opened with all browsers, including Windows Internet Explorer. What do you think? -- Jdsteakley (talk) 00:19, 4 August 2010 (UTC)
After discussion at User talk:Jdsteakley, it set as ✓ Done again~ Ivan Akira (talk) 07:09, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

Remove the texts[edit]

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Request: Please remove the name of the author form the images, and reupload. Thanks in advance. — Tanvir 05:17, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): ✓ Done as reqested Finemann (talk) 07:55, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

It's not done yet I think. I asked to remove the texts "TAMIN" at the lower right/left corner of those images. — Tanvir 09:14, 4 August 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, maybe I was seeing the cached version.. Work is done. Thanks very much. — Tanvir 10:03, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

Portrait of Col. William Martin[edit]

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Request: I wondered, perhaps, if some of the flash on the portrait in the lower left could be toned down, and maybe a little clean-up? Thanks, as always... MarmadukePercy (talk) 05:28, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): ✓ Done: What do you think? Hope I didn't go overboard, I removed some stray specks, and tried to adjust the perspective as well. -Andrew c (talk) 14:46, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

Much improved, thanks. One small question. His face looks a bit more corpulent now and not as narrow. Is that from the adjustment in perspective? Might there be a way to retain all the good fixes you've made (removing the flash, taking out the stray specks) but leave the face a little more narrow. Don't mean to nitpick and am very grateful, just wondering if that small tweak is possible. MarmadukePercy (talk) 17:23, 5 August 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, I could do that. But looking at the original, it really looks like to me someone shot this image at an angle. His face looks TOO narrow to me, and sort of squished in at the top right. But maybe that was true to the original, and/or maybe it's just an optical illusion that his face looks squished in the original. And a third option is it was squished, but my version over-corrected and did TOO much in that regard. I don't have an intermediate save point, so I'll have to either start from scratch, or make some perspective changes to the final file to see if I can't recreate the original squished face. Or I can ignore this completely (based on your talk page comment to me).-Andrew c (talk) 23:11, 5 August 2010 (UTC)
Please ignore altogether. It looks good as is. Many thanks. MarmadukePercy (talk) 23:15, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

Crop and tilt[edit]

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Request: Would someone be able to give this image a decent crop, to make the monument the center part of the picture? Also, I think the whole image itself should be tilted to make it straight. Cheers!!GrapedApe (talk) 06:46, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

  • I've cropped it tighter, and adjusted the perspective. The color/shadowing might use some work, but it's really not much to work with in the first place. -Andrew c (talk) 13:11, 6 August 2010 (UTC)
    • Thanks! That's about as good as it's going to get. Thanks again!-GrapedApe (talk) 17:16, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

Crop and tilt[edit]

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Request: I am having trouble getting the tilt right, so could someone please fix the angle of this image and clear out the border? GrapedApe (talk) 04:29, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): ✓ Done: I adjusted the tilt and cropped out the border (including the line). I didn't do any other restorations however, since it was not requested. Does it look alright? Yebellz (talk) 16:26, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

    • Looks great! Thanks!--GrapedApe (talk) 16:27, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

Adjust color balance after Cropbot?[edit]

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Request: I cropped this using Cropbot, and the color balance changed. Can someone readjust to the original, TIA, PDTillman (talk) 23:59, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): ✓ Done. I recropped to remove the engine and some excess sky, making the main interchange the true central focus of the image. I also did some contrast fixing (very minor) since it looks like the airplane window was tinted, and removed a number of the spots caused by window debris. Huntster (t @ c) 03:09, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! Much better now. Cheers, PDTillman (talk) 05:31, 26 August 2010 (UTC)


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Request: These pictures look awful, please clean up them :) Diego Grez return fire 00:27, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): ✓ Done: These are from some newspaper graphic with very small resolution. The improvement in resonable way is not possible. I made this, but result does not is satisfactory. PawełMM (talk) 06:53, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

I removed the interference patterns using a bit more subtle approach (Fourier analysis), which is better suited for this situation. They could possibly use some additional retouching though (e.g. noise reduction, histogram adjustment). —Quibik (talk) 15:01, 19 May 2010 (UTC)
Considering the first image: while PawełMM's version is significantly blurrier, the details in it still somehow seem more visible. Maybe that version is preferable to mine? —Quibik (talk) 15:28, 19 May 2010 (UTC)
Thank you very much, they seem much improved. I'm bringing another one:
--Diego Grez return fire 02:14, 20 May 2010 (UTC)
This one looks fine to me. Did you have anything specific in mind that should be done with it? —Quibik (talk) 10:36, 20 May 2010 (UTC)
It's a bit noisy, can you fix that? :) --Diego Grez return fire 17:02, 20 May 2010 (UTC)
Noise reduction usually damages image in some aspects, I wouldn't recommend it here. It's really not that bad, the photo looks okay to me. -- deerstop. 20:16, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

Mühlengebäude im Winter.JPG[edit]

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Request: Please remove colour faults if there are --Hastdutoene (talk) 11:56, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Hope it has improved. Please feel free to revert it if my version is bad.Finemann (talk) 14:46, 29 July 2010 (UTC) ✓ Done

Your version introduced some odd colors, and jpg artifacts in the sky. I think it is a bit overworked, IMO, and a more subtle, toned down version would be preferable, but that is only my aesthetic. -Andrew c (talk) 14:26, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
I hope you don't mind, I've uploaded a version as well, over the original. Feel free to revert, or discuss, or suggestion changes. I'd be glad to reupload as a new filename as well, if uploading over the original and your edit was problematic.-Andrew c (talk) 14:46, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

Surely your version is much better than mine! Finemann (talk) 15:23, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

Perspective correction[edit]

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Request: Could you please help me correct the perspective. Yann (talk) 12:47, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Finemann Will give it a try.

I didn't find any problems with the second one. Finemann (talk) 12:52, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
The tower balconies should be horizontal. I tried to correct this myself, but the result is not good. I don't know if the image can be salvage. I uploaded the original over the image with (bad) perspective correction. I also uploaded another image of the same mosquee. Thanks a lot for your help. Yann (talk) 20:18, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
I tried correcting the two new images. Although the towers and balconies came out straight, the image looked bad. Sorry. Finemann (talk) 15:26, 28 August 2010 (UTC)
You can't change the actual perspective of the building. I'll mark this resolved. ZooFari 22:53, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

Some old pictures of Schäferkämper Wassermühle[edit]

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Request: Some old, historical black-and-white pictures. Would you do something with the colours? --Hastdutoene (talk) 12:50, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by GoRight

I've made an attempt at these and uploaded them as derivatives of the originals with the notation that they have been color corrected. I cannot currently upload them with the same filenames because my account is too new so I have used the original file names with "-restored" appended. Is this what you had in mind? I also see that the page that uses these has a couple of additional images with the same issue. I will update those as well and post here in a bit. --GoRight (talk) 06:01, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

Here are the other two. Can someone more experienced here please take a look at the way I uploaded all of these files and make sure the license and other information are done correctly? I just used to file uploader and used the option for derivative works but I don't know enough to even check the validity of some of these nuances. --GoRight (talk) 06:22, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

Hastdutoene, do you have the original postcard in your possession so that you could provide a scan that is not clipped? Is so, please do and I will straighten the whole thing up and crop as needed. --GoRight (talk) 06:39, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
I went ahead and restored the clipped edges of the postcard by mirroring the opposing sides. I also straightened the image a bit. Since this is a JPEG I cannot provide a transparent background for the background. I have used a compatible neutral color from the image itself as an alternative. If you would prefer I can easily change this into a PNG and provide a transparent background for the image. --GoRight (talk) 17:14, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
GoRight, all what you have done concerning my request was quite satisfying. Also the uploading of the rearranged pictures under a new name was o.k.. Providing the original postcard would be pretty complicated for me, so I would abandon this option. Thanks very much...--Hastdutoene (talk) 08:31, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
✓ Done You are quite welcome. Glad I could help. --GoRight (talk) 22:04, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

File:Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh 3.jpg[edit]

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Request: Would someone be interested in cropping and fixing the tilt on this image? Just to crop out the chain link fence?-GrapedApe (talk) 20:51, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

How's that? ZooFari 23:33, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
Thanks!--GrapedApe (talk) 03:16, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Suez Canal overhead line crossing[edit]

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Request: Please delete the lower third or lower half of the picture. The picture should show the Suez Canal overhead line crossing, not the ship's surface. --AHert (talk) 11:55, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Orionist

✓ Done Cropped and removed the ship. I also enhanced the colors a bit. Regards, -- Orionisttalk 23:23, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

Better than I expected. Thank you! --AHert (talk) 19:11, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Mubarak Peace Bridge[edit]

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Request: Please rectify the perspectives and, if possible, eliminate the marines and that pole. --AHert (talk) 22:10, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by GoRight

✓ Done I think that covers the request. Let me know if there are any other changes desired. I have uploaded them as derivative works with alternate file names given the scope of the changes. --GoRight (talk) 19:30, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

That looks very nice. Thank you! --AHert (talk) 17:57, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

Mubarak Peace Bridge, once again[edit]

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Request: Could you cut away the lower part of the picture leaving, if possible, only the bridge? --AHert (talk) 22:18, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by John Aplessed: Do you mean you want the bridge "out" of the image? If so I'll do that.

I want an image of the bridge with as little of the navy ship as possible. --AHert (talk) 18:35, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

✓ Done: I cropped the carrier out of the image. I also enhanced it by sharpening and increasing the saturation.

Perfect, thank you! --AHert (talk) 18:32, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

Balance bike[edit]

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Request: Remove background entirely so that photograph is only of the bicycle. The toys in the background are copyrighted. — Cheers, JackLee talk 07:45, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): I can also upload the bike without shadow if the shadow is to artificial.

✓ Done Amada44  talk to me 14:04, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

That's fantastic! Thanks very much. I think the shadow is a nice touch. — Cheers, JackLee talk 14:32, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Crop, tilt, and cleanup request[edit]

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Request: Could someone please crop and correct the tilt on these three images? Also, please see if you can remove any imperfections in the scan, including stray pencil marks, etc. For the first one in the series, I'd like to keep the border on the left, so could the graphist please consider cloning the full pattern down the left side? These will be used at Literary societies at Washington & Jefferson College. GrapedApe (talk) 17:56, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by GoRight

I'll give these a go. --GoRight (talk) 22:13, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

Better? I have restored the border on the left edge of the first file, straightened, cropped, and color corrected. The other two have had the artifacts removed and been color corrected. I could do some additional cleanup to remove the JPEG distortions but if we make them look too good they will lose their authenticity.
Please let me know if there are any additional changes you would like. --GoRight (talk) 03:22, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
Looks great! Thanks a million!--GrapedApe (talk) 03:31, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
You're very welcome. --GoRight (talk) 03:47, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

Early sabre[edit]

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Request: Please clear the background. Лапоть (talk) 14:13, 2 October 2010 (UTC).

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done: Done as requested. PawełMM (talk) 07:01, 3 October 2010 (UTC)


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Request: Can somebody flip and adjust the photo? New file is needed for Category:Infobox pictograms.  Bojan  Talk  06:49, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): ✓ Done: Done as requested. PawełMM (talk) 07:50, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. Hvala. -- Bojan  Talk  07:53, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Damaged photo[edit]

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Request: I no longer have the time to fix damaged photos, I was wondering if anyone could work on to improve the image? Bidgee (talk) 14:51, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by John Aplessed: I'll give it a shot. John Aplessed (talk) 16:58, 6 October 2010 (UTC)
So I didn't think it was as hard as it really is. I need to ask, is that building still there? Because I know it would be great to get the image restored and all just seems "very" difficult. If the building is still there, I could attempt to find someone in the area to take a photo. If you still have the original photo, then that would be much better as there are places that repair damaged photos. Anyways, I can't really help you on this one, sorry.
I did some limited cleanup/restoration. It's still not perfect, and I may have a lost some sharpness in some places in the process, but at least the worst spots and wrinkles are gone. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 22:31, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
Thanks! Better then it was. I don't believe the building exists (can't locate where the building is [could be on the current site of "The Daily Advertiser"]). Bidgee (talk) 15:30, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

Old image needs restored[edit]

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Request: Would someone please cleanup this image? It needs...

1) cropped
2) the writing cleared out from the bottom
3) that white square in the bottom left removed
4) possibly some darkening of the image in the bottom right
5) removal of the specks and scratches
Thanks!--GrapedApe (talk) 05:04, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by John Aplessed: Shouldn't take too long. John Aplessed (talk) 16:40, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

✓ Done: I'm sure I filled out your list...and in record time too. John Aplessed (talk) 16:55, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

Square crop[edit]

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Request: For use on Wikipedia Main Page, Did You Know section, I'd like a square crop of the ship Mary Rose sinking in the middle of this picture. Una Smith (talk) 00:50, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Which ship is it? Feel free to leave image notes for convenience. ZooFari 01:04, 28 December 2009 (UTC)
It's the one that has already sunk... However, don't count on this one making it on the mainpage for Mary Rose update. We plan on using one of the donated pics for that.
Peter Isotalo 19:28, 28 December 2009 (UTC)
So withdraw the request? --Una Smith (talk) 05:38, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
Peter, do you mean the image on the right is the donated pics? Or there is another picture? Can you share it to us? Ivan Akira (talk) 00:40, 30 December 2009 (UTC)
No, it's a different image, but it seems that we're not going to be able to use it for DYK due to a technical snag with the image permission. See discussion here.
Peter Isotalo 16:05, 1 January 2010 (UTC)
Oh, now I see... that information is valuable, thanks Peter for informing us in this workshop... Ivan Akira (talk) 12:48, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

Remove crease in scanned image?[edit]

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Request: Could someone please 1) remove the crease in the image and 2) clear out the discoloration in the middle of the image?GrapedApe (talk) 04:22, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Gave it a retouch. I tried a bit on the discoloration but probably someone could do better. ZooFari 00:00, 12 October 2010 (UTC)
Actually, it looks pretty good to me! Thanks!--GrapedApe (talk) 03:34, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

File:Posy Simmonds.jpg[edit]

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Request: Remove the distracting poster in the background. Tried myself, but it appears I'm not skilled enough at this kind of thing. I cannot mask the background good enough to not lose the single escaping hairs or the fuzz on her jacket or hat. Lupo 15:28, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Looks like it has been done by User:Thparkth. ZooFari 21:47, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

Titian portrait[edit]

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Request: please remove watermark. Jonathunder (talk) 03:30, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Umm... I think the text is part of the original painting. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 14:35, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
He means the faint "b" in the upper left corner. Lupo 15:41, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
Ah, OK, I didn't even notice that. I can do that, I guess... how's that? (reuploaded over original) —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 16:29, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
Very nice, and more useful for the encyclopedia. Thank you ever so much. Jonathunder (talk) 17:01, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

File:1991 coup attempt1.jpg[edit]

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Request: Could someone please clean up this image? Thanks, Gump Stump (talk) 03:41, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): ✓ Done: Done as requested - file overwritten. PawełMM (talk) 11:48, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

Excellent! Thank you. -Gump Stump (talk) 16:32, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

Jericho Diamond Mine pit Nunavut Canada.jpg[edit]

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Request: Could someone please rotate this photo to horizontal and adjust the color? It was probably a dark day, but this seems very blue tinted. Thanks, -Gump Stump (talk) 20:55, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done How's this? (Uploaded over original; if you don't think it an improvement, feel free to revert.) Alas, the original seems to have been quite noisy and strongly compressed, and the brightening also amplified the noise. I did what I could to clean it up, but it doesn't look very nice up close no matter what. Also, I had to crop the image pretty heavily to keep it rectangular after rotation. I tried to pick a crop that would show the mine reasonably well, at the expense of losing the foreground, but I could change it if you want, or maybe even try to resynthesize some fake landscape in the corners to allow a wider crop. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 23:42, 19 October 2010 (UTC)
No, that's great. The entire subject fits in the picture and you get a sense of the landscape. Thanks, -Gump Stump (talk) 17:13, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

Bee on Yellow Flower[edit]

Yes check.svg ResolvedZooFari 00:56, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

Request: I've been told that this image isn't great, could you possibly make it better?... Thomas888b (talk) 19:11, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): IMHO, it has far too much unnecesary information. It should be cropped down to the one flower. I'm also wondering if we don't have enough excellent pictures of bees on flowers already. Richardprins (talk) 22:09, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Sounds good, If we don't have enought excelent pictures of bees on flowers already, maybey we need to add this one:-) Thomas888b (talk) 17:59, 27 October 2010 (UTC)
    • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question Are you going to work on it then?Thomas888b (talk) 14:56, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

✓ Done: I played around with the image and tried my best. I sharpened the image, saturated the image and cropped the image. If the aspect ratio is a problem, i'll happily merrily change it. I just love wide aspect ratios. John Aplessed (talk) 20:39, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Thanks, It looks much better now :-)Thomas888b (talk) 19:16, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Olga Ivinskaïa[edit]

Yes check.svg ResolvedZooFari 00:59, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

Request: Could someone clean the background, please ? Comte0 (talk) 10:17, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): ✓ Done thanks to Esby on IRC. I was actually looking for a blur filter to do it automatically. Comte0 (talk) 10:49, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Well I talked of blurring aways the dots by painting over with a mask, not of actually blurring the whole picture. Esby (talk) 10:56, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
I know, I intend to follow that advice at some point later. Comte0 (talk) 10:11, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Croping and rotating[edit]

Yes check.svg ResolvedZooFari 01:00, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

Request: Please, crop and rotate the photo  Bojan  Talk  12:35, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): ✓ Done: I cropped the image, but see no need to rotate it. John Aplessed (talk) 20:26, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Christchurch Airport[edit]

Yes check.svg ResolvedZooFari 01:00, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

Request: Remove datestamp. Adabow (talk) 06:39, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: ✓ Done - Amada44  talk to me 16:14, 14 November 2010 (UTC)


Yes check.svg ResolvedZooFari 01:02, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

Request: Restore the image, no higher resolution available. If not possible, at least crop it. Thanks Jackl (talk) 16:21, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by PawełMM ✓ Done: Color and the ripped areas restored. PawełMM (talk) 10:38, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

Vintage Rochester images[edit]

Yes check.svg ResolvedZooFari 01:02, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

Request: The first one appears to have been accordion-folded for storage for many years before it was able to be scanned; it'd be awesome if we could get those creases removed and the resultant vignetting-like blemishes reduced. The second has the one large crease and a couple of minor blemishes, it could look fantastic with just a bit of work, I think. Powers (talk) 03:15, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

  • Oh, and the panorama should probably be cropped to remove the border. Powers (talk) 03:17, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by PawełMM ✓ Done: Done as requested. PawełMM (talk) 18:02, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! That's a big improvement! Powers (talk) 14:45, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

Virgin of the Rocks (London version) by Leonardo da Vinci[edit]

Yes check.svg ResolvedZooFari 01:03, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

Request: Could this be more tightly cropped and the dark grey background changed to transparent? Ham (talk) 18:43, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): ✓ Done: Richardprins (talk) 19:47, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

Excellent work! Thanks! Ham (talk) 21:37, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

John C. Calhoun/Chester A. Arhur[edit]

Note: This request was moved from the Images to improve or create to the Photography workshop. Ivan Akira (talk) 02:11, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Resolved--ZooFari 20:58, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Request: Remove watermark, adjust levels. Connormah (talk) 00:54, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Don't think it is worth to work on this images. Plenty of nice illustrations of John C. Calhoun in Library of Congress [6] including low quality copy of requested image [7]. Same for Chester A. Arthur [8]

Why not? This one is probably one of the most cleaned up versions of that image of Calhoun, and with decent resolution. Connormah (talk) 01:57, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
Uploaded from LOC. --Beao 20:13, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
Thanks Beao. So, for image File:JCCalhoun-hs.jpg, can use the subtitue File:John Caldwell Calhoun.jpg (which means this request is half-✓ Done).
While File:C Arthur.jpg still have to work on, but I don't think it's easy to do that. How about searching in Library of Congress again Beao? Ivan Akira (talk) 03:30, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

I think there is another image that best to replace File:JCCalhoun-hs.jpg and File:C Arthur.jpg, previed on the top... So this request would be stale then, because there is no one who want to work on this request further. Ivan Akira (talk) 03:49, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

Remove shoulders[edit]

Yes check.svg Resolved--ZooFari 21:00, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Request: Can somebody remove the front and back shoulders by texture cloning or similar methods in order to make king Michael stand alone in the picture? --Alex:D (talk) 19:11, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
Any other color or contrast improvements, if needed, are most welcome. --Alex:D (talk) 19:13, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
Too much information is being covered by the front shoulders. How would we create the tie and shirt and parts of the jacket that are missing? Removing the back one should be quite easy, but the front is problematic. -Andrew c (talk) 13:27, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
Actually, I think the original image seems quite well composed and it is unnecessary to change it. Alternatively, a crop of King Michael's head and shoulders can be created and used. — Cheers, JackLee talk 18:52, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

File:Crash involving two Winnipeg Service Police cruisers after a high-speed chase - 20060409.jpg[edit]

Yes check.svg ResolvedNot much can be done. --ZooFari 21:01, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Request: Any chance the camera shake can be reduced or eliminated from this image? — Cheers, JackLee talk 18:10, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Try this algorithm [ReduceShake]--Common-Man (talk) 07:31, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

That's just a scientific paper. Is there a wikigraphist who can help? — Cheers, JackLee talk 09:25, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Binukalarickan ✓ Done- Please check, and reply --Common-Man (talk) 09:17, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

Hmmm, I'm not sure. The photograph looks somewhat sharper but it is still pretty indistinct. Perhaps we should give up and accept that the picture cannot be fixed. But thanks very much for trying. — Cheers, JackLee talk 09:34, 6 October 2010 (UTC)
Pictogram voting info.svg Info Somebody reverted the edit, by saying that more artifacts of JPEG, Waste of time. I think that the reverted person should edit the file and fix near to a good one...--Common-Man (talk) 11:13, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
Well, "that person" was me. I do greatly appreciate your effort, but I honestly don't think that the image has really improved as a result of the processing. You misinterpreted me by assuming that I complained about JPEG artefacting: what I meant were instead the strong wave patterns and noise created by the editing. I am not saying that your attempt was bad or quick and easy (or a "waste of time"). Rather, I don't think there is really anything that could be done to make the image "work" in the context of Wikipedia. I simply believe the blur is too complex to make the image look good, even with the best tools. I'd rather use the natural looking image. —Quibik (talk) 15:43, 7 October 2010 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Resolved--ZooFari 21:02, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Request: Could somebody do the highlighting better than I did Wuselig (talk) 12:02, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):Well, its dark ;) I did something and loaded it ontop of your image. You can revert if you don't like it. Amada44  talk to me 18:26, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

You brightend up the whole image, but that is not what I had tried to do. In fact I tried to darken the background and especially the video-installtion in the tower to make the colors slightly brighter there. And I tright to highlight the person alone, but my selection was to fuzzy so it looked too cut-out. I had one version where I used a flash, but unfortunatly it got broken when transferring the image from the SD-Card to my external hard-drive. It wouldn't have been satisfactory either, because the video-installation was half white (must have caught it at the wrong reproduction phase). The whole thing was a chance encouter anyway: There I was taking photographs of the installation, when the artist walks by on his way to the parking lot on his way home.--Wuselig (talk) 20:44, 11 October 2010 (UTC)
No, I did not brighten up the whole image. I only brightened up the dark parts and I even reduced the brightness of the brights parts. Only brightening the person in the front will always end up looking artificial. Amada44  talk to me 16:33, 12 October 2010 (UTC)
Well, since i messed up the flash-version and since it was - as you already said - dark, I guess this is the best we can do. Thanx. I did try with the magic lasso to highlight the person , but I didn't catch the contours well. And yes I overdid it with respect to highlighting, so your more conservative approach does look better. --Wuselig (talk) 20:45, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

This area is for wikigraphists:

Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Amada44:


Yes check.svg Resolved--ZooFari 21:03, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Request: Needs removal of datestamp and perhaps some cropping and/or improved contrast or evenness of background white. Thanks! 10:59, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Partially ✓ Done: I removed the datestamp and the text that was overlaid on the bottom of the image (which I couldn't read, so if anyone who reads Arabic could transcribe it from the original that'd be great). I'll leave the color adjustment and possible cropping for someone else. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 15:13, 7 December 2010 (UTC)
I've checked and found the caption already transcribed in the file description. regards. -- Orionisttalk 00:50, 8 December 2010 (UTC)
✓ Done Rotated, cropped and restored. Regards, -- Orionisttalk 16:56, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

USCG Eurocopter HH-65[edit]

Yes check.svg Resolved--ZooFari 21:05, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Request: I've nominated this as a Featured picture, but it's getting knocked back on a basis of crop too tight. I'd like to ask if the bottom and left sides of the photo can be extrapolated a little, perhaps half or the full width of one of the wheels. Benchill (talk) 00:15, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): ✓ Done. The sky may have some errors. I will clean them up once you are satisfied with the crop. Amada44  talk to me 19:50, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, that's looking pretty good. Sorry I think the top and right sides were ok in the original, it was just the left and bottom I was after. The left blade appears to droop just a little, and if the crop could be a fraction tighter that would be great. In this photo the rotor has equal(?) sized white & black bands, if the black band goes the width of the white band I think that would be fine. Benchill (talk) 01:54, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
Ah, sorry for the delay. Well, could you do the crop? That was my original idea to give you enough flesh so you can crop. The white stripes can only been seen on the left blade as the other ones are turned and they are only painted white on the top. Amada44  talk to me 18:32, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
I can take care of the crop, no problem. Thanks for the help. Benchill (talk) 02:53, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

Tiffany Market Day[edit]

Yes check.svg Resolved--ZooFari 21:05, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Request: Louis omfort Tiffany would have asked you to do something with his painting ... Flad (talk) 13:11, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:

✓ Done Cleaned & color restored, removed effect of the old varnish. PawełMM (talk) 11:53, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

Viborg Kraftvarmeværk[edit]

Yes check.svg Resolved--ZooFari 21:04, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Request: There are blown areas in the blue neon sign, which I would like to get fixed. I've spend a lot of time working from raws trying to avoid blown areas in the final output (stitch of two photos in PTgui), but the dynamic range in the photo was too large for me to make it work. Since the blown areas are quite small, and it should have a predictable structure, I am hoping someone could help. I can also send the original RAWs on which the image is based if needed. I have another photo from a different angle: File:Viborg kraftvarmeværk at night 2010-12-08 edit.jpg, where the exposure on the sign is better. Maybe something can be color picked from there? --Slaunger (talk) 21:07, 11 December 2010 (UTC) Slaunger (talk) 20:59, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

✓ Done: Done as requested. PawełMM (talk) 13:32, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

Map McMahon Line Simla Accord Treaty 1914[edit]

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Request: As these maps, which were made available on commons, are now lacking on wikipedia, even though they are of historical importance, I wonder if it is possible for administrator to view deleted images and redevelop some of them legally too. Many thanks in advance. --Rédacteur Tibet (talk) 15:24, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

The first two images appear to be simple scans of maps from 1914, probably prepared by the British government at the time. Assuming that these are indeed crown copyright works, and that they were published soon after their creation (or at any time before 1960), they could probably be restored and kept under {{PD-scan}} + {{PD-UKGov}}. (The watermarks stamped on the images do not themselves make them copyrightable, and in any case could be removed.) The third image appears to have some recent additions (colored border lines), but I'm not convinced they're original enough to be copyrightable, and in any case they could be easily recreated from the fourth image. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 15:07, 6 June 2010 (UTC)
Many thanks for your response and analysis. I though these important historical maps were not copyrightable. They will be of use appropriately on several articles on wiki. --Rédacteur Tibet (talk) 11:43, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

symmetrize this photo, please[edit]

Request: Could anyone make the right side of the church more symmetric, please?--Umnik (talk) 08:28, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Something like this.--Urutseg (talk) 20:01, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

Thank you. But I thought about a diffrent way to fix the photograph. I will write to your talk page.--Umnik (talk) 10:10, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

Remove tilt[edit]

✓ Done

Request: Please remove tilt. Anatoliy (talk) 23:46, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):✓ Done Adjusted perspective as requested. Centpacrr (talk) 00:11, 17 December 2011 (UTC)