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Michael Martin MP.jpg[edit]

Hi Begoon. If you have the chance to, can you possibly try creating a derivative based on this file, cropping it to portrait dimensions and improving the overall quality of the image? AlbanGeller (talk) 20:44, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

AlbanGeller, the problems are that [a] the top of his head is always going to be cut off, [b] apart from the hair near/the tip of his ear there really is next to no usable image data in the left hand 40%ish of his face. I've done File:Michael Martin MP (cropped).jpg as a demonstration of what happens when the white levels are ramped up as far as I really dare. Even there, some defects are starting to be created and some areas look very 'blown out'. Now, that could be tidied/cleaned up a little, and the levels tinkered with some more - but you're never going to get away from the fact that it's a "moody" black/white shot with the top of his head cut off and nearly half his face in darkness... It's hard to believe there are no better free images of him, given his prominence... (all that being said, I do quite like the original, as a piece of 'art'). -- Begoon 02:29, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
I understand. Face-smile.svg Thank you. AlbanGeller (talk) 05:37, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
Begoon, do you think colorising the photo might be a good idea? AlbanGeller (talk) 14:58, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
Well, I'm not really a big fan of doing that, it always seems rather "false" and "non-authentic" to me, and, as I said, I do quite like the original, as a piece of 'art'... but here's File:Michael Martin MP (cropped, coloured).jpg as a quick edit for you to look at. -- Begoon 00:37, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

Margaret Thatcher stock portrait.tif[edit]

Hi Begoon. When you find the time, can you please have a look at creating a JPEG version of this TIFF file, removing the scratches, sharpening and fixing the colours (albeit with no cropping)? AlbanGeller (talk) 20:34, 20 November 2019 (UTC)