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This workshop is part of the Graphics Lab, a project aimed at picture retouching to improve the graphical content of the Wikimedia projects. More information about the lab can be found on its main page and requests pages (Illustrations ; Photographs ; Maps ; Video and Sound). To ask questions or make a suggestions, see the talk page of the graphic lab page.

This specific page is the requests page for the Photography Workshop. Anyone can make a request for a photograph to be improved. The standard format for making a request is shown below, along with general advice, and should be followed.

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Streets of Rage 2Edit

Article(s): Streets of Rage 2

Hello, I have come to ask if it is possible to upload an image of the Streets of Rage 2 logo (from Sega) for Wikimedia Commons. I don't know the procedures and if it can be done. It would be something like: [1], [2] or [3]. Thanks in advance for any results at my request. Sorry if my English is not correct. Greetings, --Magical Blas (talk) 15:38, 7 February 2021 (UTC)
I would also like to ask if I can upload a photo of the game cartridge on the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive. If yes, with what license? --Magical Blas (talk) 15:41, 7 February 2021 (UTC)
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@Magical Blas: Copyright images aren't allowed on Commons, but you can upload to the English Wikipedia under Fair Use. See Wikipedia:Non-free content for more information. I'm not sure how other language Wikipedias work. See Aide:Importer un fichier for more information about uploading to the French Wikipedia. If you can tell me which of the three logos you linked to is the actual logo I can upload it for you, but it will probably be removed. If you'd like to try uploading it yourself I recommend using this form nagualdesign 20:56, 7 February 2021 (UTC)
Thanks friend. I uploaded --> this and this. I'll wait for someone to review it. The license can be like Mafia III logo, but i don't now about. Thanks. --Magical Blas (talk) 21:24, 7 February 2021 (UTC).
@Magical Blas: The Mafia III logo is ineligible for copyright because it only consists of basic text, whereas the 2 images you've uploaded depict copyrighted artwork. To be honest, had I visited your user page before posting my comment above I would have advised you to definitely not upload those images to Commons. You have had multiple files deleted on copyright grounds and you were banned previously for repeated copyright violations. Please take the advice that others have provided and familiarize yourself with Commons upload policy.
I suggest that you focus on what you're trying to achieve. If your aim is to illustrate a French Wikipedia article using a non-free image (under Fair Use) you should read the Wikipedia policy (not Wikimedia Commons) and, if non-free content is permitted, upload a file locally and provide a clear rationale for its use in the article. nagualdesign 13:46, 8 February 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. I am from the Spanish Wikipedia. --Magical Blas (talk) 15:42, 8 February 2021 (UTC).
Lo siento, Magical Blas. I'm not sure why I thought you were French. nagualdesign 23:45, 9 February 2021 (UTC)

Large image stitchingEdit

Article(s): en:William_Lambton and en:Great Trigonometrical Survey

Need to tightly stitch 8 large map portions, will be nice if background white level is used to brighten up the faded paper - images at --Shyamal L. (talk) 10:07, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
A word of warning: This will take a lot of effort to achieve, since the sections appear to have no overlap, and what you'll end up with will be a very unwieldy file. I recently made this hi-res map of the Perseverance rover landing site, which is 'only' 12,500px × 12,500px (~156 megapixels). Having made it, simply trying to upload it to Commons caused repeated crashes (in the end I used bigChunkedUpload), and unfortunately the file is almost useless due to many browsers hanging while attempting to download it, or not even bothering to try. I naively thought that people would be able to easily download, zoom in and pan around like they were using Google Maps. I can see now why map websites don't try to squeeze one massive image down the network connection. It's a silly idea. Although I do think that having such a complete map, as you're suggesting, might be a valued asset some time in the future, just not in 2021. nagualdesign 01:08, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
I understand the warning but the zoomify viewer, when it works (there is indeed a problem in that site at the moment), is quite useful and seeing some of these images in context is very useful. I have had excellent work on these lines done here such as File:Greenough_Geology_India_1855_(large).jpg. Shyamal L. (talk) 13:04, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
I'm impressed that PawełMM managed to create such a large image with such a relatively small filesize (~93MB). I also copied the {{LargeImage}} template to the Perseverance rover location map, so thanks for that. However, when I tried to download the full-size image on my laptop I was treated to a black screen for approximately 50 seconds, followed by nothing but a small, white square in the centre of the screen. I don't want to put anyone off creating a stitched image, and the lower-resolution versions will be quite useful I suppose, I just wanted to make sure you understood the problems with very large images. nagualdesign 01:00, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
@Nagualdesign, Shyamal: I tried to do this. After merging the individual images into one, the resulting xcf file is over 1 gigabyte. An exact match is nearly impossible. Further work is refused by my computer as conversion to jpg causes it to hang. PawełMM (talk) 09:24, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
I suspect that my laptop would also struggle. The pdf file would be well over a gigabyte. nagualdesign 11:52, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

Death of Darren Rainey autopsy photos (NSFW)Edit

Article(s):en:Death of Darren Rainey

I've gotten involved trying to improve this article regarding the disturbing death of a mentally ill inmate in Florida. These photos were leaked to the Miami Herald after the official investigations had completed. They were taken with different cameras and lighting conditions and don't show the true skin color that was described by witnesses (yellowing for post-mortem burns and red for burns that occured while his heart was still beating.) The flash on the autopsy table has turned large patches pure white while while his true unaffected skin color looks grey. The time between the two sets is less than 24 hours and the body was overheated so some post-mortem changes are to be expected.
The first two from the prison infirmary are more color accurate but somewhat underexposed. The goal would be to give these photos the best color fidelity and uniformity. A search for higher resolution source images which may involve contacting the reporter at the Herald could be initiated.--Technophant (talk) 04:00, 18 May 2021 (UTC)
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  Done @Technophant: I tried to make the changes as suggested. If you would like you can always restore the previous version. PawełMM (talk) 10:03, 18 May 2021 (UTC)

  • PawełMM, thank you so much! It now shows the yellow color mentioned in the investigative notes. He was found face up covering the the drain in several inches of hot water. The guard said he refused to get into the hot stream of water but they made false statements and tried to cover it up including the medical examiner so they could've shoved him into it at some point while alive. A prisoner overheard that they planned on leaving him in there for 8 hours but he collapsed after an hour and a half and was left in the water for up to 10 minutes after the water was shut off while the guards tried to come up with a plan to explain what happened. I'm telling you this to help you understand the pattern of injuries, ie his legs would've seemed to have gotten burned by the rising hot water after his heart stopped creating yellow burns instead of red.
I think the torso autopsy table came out well but could you adjust contrast and exposure on the other two to match better? It would be good if the unaffected skin areas (lower abdomen, back of neck, upper left back of thigh) matched his original medium brown skin color. Also, can you do an auto-background remove to make a layer just the table then adjust separately to make the blue table look more like it would be if it weren't affected by flash glare (if it's not too difficult)? Thanks again Technophant (talk) 20:28, 27 May 2021 (UTC)
@Technophant: It seems to me that further processing of these photos will not give better results than you expect. The color processing changes the color of the whole picture. It is even more difficult to do it in such a way that the colors of several photos are similar. That is why in my opinion I would leave it as it is and not change anything. The effort required is not adequate to the expected result. PawełMM (talk) 12:36, 28 May 2021 (UTC)

The Indian Drum cover images, combine into one?Edit

Could someone please attempt to take these two book covers and make a single image that would reconstruct the complete front cover? I don't know if that's possible with the content given.

If it is impossible please take the second image (File:The Indian Drum cover 2.jpg) and take the watermark off it at the very least.

@PawełMM:? PseudoSkull (talk) 19:33, 24 May 2021 (UTC)

@PseudoSkull:   Done PawełMM (talk) 07:06, 25 May 2021 (UTC)

File:The Breath of Scandal cover.jpgEdit

Could you enhance this photo, by removing the watermark and the tag, rotating, taking out the spine? @PawełMM: PseudoSkull (talk) 11:22, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

  Done PawełMM (talk) 12:37, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

Watermark on butterflyEdit

Article(s):en:Papilio demoleus

Image is watermarked with the date and the name of the uploader / original photographer (lower right corner, bright green). If anyone could remove that, it would be helpful, thanks --DS (talk) 17:49, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

  Done PawełMM (talk) 18:30, 10 June 2021 (UTC)


Article(s): en:Brinscall pl:Brinscall fr:Brinscall

Any chance of reducing the haze? --Schlosser67 (talk) 07:50, 15 June 2021 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

  Done PawełMM (talk) 10:56, 15 June 2021 (UTC)

File:Aerogel hand.jpgEdit

Article(s): en:Aerogel

Needs some de-noising work and possibly color tweaking. The image quality makes it look like a painting! --–LaundryPizza03 (d) 00:29, 18 June 2021 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

  Done PawełMM (talk) 06:28, 18 June 2021 (UTC)

Peter Griffin in Hannover 2015.jpgEdit

Article(s): en:Peter Griffin

Focus on Peter. Remove floor and ceiling. --Magical Blas (talk) 20:48, 23 June 2021 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

  Done PawełMM (talk) 05:49, 24 June 2021 (UTC)

3 map images in legislative manualsEdit

@PawełMM: or someone else: Could you please combine these photographs where they are sectioned, and reconstruct parts where needed? The pages to be combined are listed in the captions. They're needed for the SC Legislative Manuals at Wikisource. Thanks.

Please ensure that none of the text on the side or the title text is in the image; we only need the map itself ("ALLOTMENTS OF DESKS ..." for example). Also, please make the maps have a white background. PseudoSkull (talk) 13:32, 28 June 2021 (UTC)

Diagram of Senate Chamber (1917-1918);

Diagram of Hall of House (1917)
Diagram of Hall of House (1918)

  Done PawełMM (talk) 17:54, 28 June 2021 (UTC)

Cropping a photo of Jim Henson and George LucasEdit

Article(s): en:List of songs recorded by David Bowie

Would someone be able to crop this photo to only show Henson? There's already a version of just Lucas but I'd appreciate one of just Henson. Thanks! --– zmbro (talk) 00:48, 7 July 2021 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

  Done PawełMM (talk) 05:22, 7 July 2021 (UTC)

Please remove watermarkEdit

Article(s): en:Shah Alam Stadium

This image from Flickr has a watermark over the stadium. Can someone please remove it, preferably on the uncropped version (first upload in its history)? Thanks, cmɢʟee ⋅τaʟκ 22:48, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

@Cmglee:   Done PawełMM (talk) 07:40, 11 July 2021 (UTC)

@PawełMM:, thank you so much. Superb work! cmɢʟee ⋅τaʟκ 16:43, 11 July 2021 (UTC)

Clean up part-corrupted TIFFEdit

Article(s): [[]]

Page 2 of this 2-page TIFF appears to be corrupted, can it be removed to make the file a normal 1-page TIFF? - MPF (talk) 22:59, 16 July 2021 (UTC)
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  Done I did, but could not upload the large file. I made a request to upload it [4]. PawełMM (talk) 08:02, 17 July 2021 (UTC)

@MPF: The corrected file has already been uploaded. PawełMM (talk) 11:46, 17 July 2021 (UTC)
@PawełMM: - excellent; thanks particularly to @Kizule: who did the work! - MPF (talk) 14:32, 17 July 2021 (UTC)
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Border removal requestEdit

Article(s): Margaret Thatcher

Please crop out the border etc from this image. Thanks, --ᴀlbanɢeller (talk) 15:34, 17 July 2021 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

  Done PawełMM (talk) 15:51, 17 July 2021 (UTC)

Thanks Paweł. Can you please look at possibly sharpening the image also? ᴀlbanɢeller (talk) 16:28, 17 July 2021 (UTC)
@Neveselbert (mobile): Done as requested. PawełMM (talk) 20:27, 17 July 2021 (UTC)
  Thank you. ᴀlbanɢeller (talk) 08:12, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
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Crop, adjust, and brighten the image so that only the black border as well as the content inside is left --Regards, Jeromi Mikhael (marhata) 06:09, 21 July 2021 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

  Done PawełMM (talk) 15:16, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

@PawełMM: Thank you so much! --Regards, Jeromi Mikhael (marhata) 04:42, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
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File:Chipa so'o (closeup).jpgEdit

Article(s): en:Chipa so'o

Hello! Can someone please remove the white rectangle and text (Vamos) in the upper right corner of the photo? Thank you. --Howhontanozaz (talk) 09:41, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
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  Done PawełMM (talk) 13:37, 24 July 2021 (UTC)

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Tengku Adnan Tengku MansorEdit


Please remove the writing above his head, the microphone and the phone below, and blur the background. --Regards, Jeromi Mikhael (marhata) 17:16, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
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  Done PawełMM (talk) 22:20, 25 July 2021 (UTC)

@PawełMM: Wait a second, could you remove the little blue spot on his hat? --Regards, Jeromi Mikhael (marhata) 02:34, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
Thank you again! --Regards, Jeromi Mikhael (marhata) 01:43, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
@Jeromi Mikhael: Done as requested. PawełMM (talk) 06:17, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
Really thank you! --Regards, Jeromi Mikhael (marhata) 06:24, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
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Shiloh Middle SchoolEdit

Article(s): fr:Shiloh (Illinois) en:Shiloh, Illinois

Any chance of getting rid of the red haze at the right side of the photo without cropping it? Or perhaps a black and white version will have to do. --Schlosser67 (talk) 14:32, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

  Done PawełMM (talk) 15:17, 26 July 2021 (UTC)