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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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Remove outlineEdit

w:Queen Tripurasundari of Nepal
Remove the dark outline. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)
Graphist opinion(s)
  • I removed the background in the jpg, leaving a white background, and also created a png with transparent background from the same master file (because jpg doesn't support transparency).
    The image quality is almost identical at full size (see file description pages to compare), but, annoyingly, Mediawiki/ImageMagick often creates 'blurry' thumbnails from png files, so which one you use is up to you. Personally, I'd stick with the jpg. -- Begoon 04:48, 5 October 2017 (UTC)

Remove the shadowEdit

Please can you remove the shadow in the images??
— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 02:29, 14 October 2017‎ (UTC)
What shadow? Do you mean the reflection of the photographer Manoguru and the gallery walls in the glass protecting the painting?   — Jeff G. ツ 03:45, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Ya, you're right. Both is disrupting the clear view of the portrait.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 10:28, 15 October 2017‎ (UTC)
  • IMO this is not a good candidate for improvement. The amount of changes required would render this no longer a true representation of the painting. It would be better to try to get another image of this than trying to warp this into a presentable image. I'm marking this request stale, the request will be here for ten more days till archival. If someone see the request and want to attempt to take on the request they can remove the stale tag, otherwise after those ten days this request will be archived. - Offnfopt(talk) 23:10, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
    • (removed stale/archive tag) just wait, MagentaGreen (talk) 23:40, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

Hi Jeff, I offer you 3 different edits, maybe it helps you. Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 15:54, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

@MagentaGreen: Thanks, great work, but it was for   — Jeff G. ツ 16:50, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
Ts, ts, these IPs! I did not notice. MagentaGreen (talk) 17:00, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

Emin ArslanEdit

Article(s): en:Emin Arslan

I think this 1910s picture of en:Emin Arslan can be edited and details of the glue (?) can be removed. Thank you. --Rafic.Mufid (talk) 13:47, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
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PawełMM (talk) 12:36, 17 October 2017 (UTC)


Article(s): This was requested in quality image review.

Please straighten out the perspective. I think a simple rotation may not quite do it.
The review said "the perspective needs correcting". --grendel|khan 17:50, 25 November 2017 (UTC)
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PawełMM (talk) 19:06, 25 November 2017 (UTC)

@PawełMM: That's great, how did you improve the perspective? @Grendelkhan: FYI.   — Jeff G. ツ 21:39, 25 November 2017 (UTC)
@Jeff G., Grendelkhan: I worked with GIMP. I used: rotation, perspective and lens distortion. Finally I cut the image to the visible in the rectangle, rejecting the excess margins. PawełMM (talk) 08:06, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
@PawełMM: Thank you, in the future please consider uploading new files and adding to galleries on this page for compliance with COM:OVERWRITE.   — Jeff G. ツ 19:36, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
Jeff G. in this particular case I see no issue. The image creator and uploader is the one who requested the change and if you read COM:OVERWRITE it says "DO overwrite" for "minor and uncontroversial color correction, noise reduction, perspective correction etc." - Offnfopt(talk) 20:31, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
Indeed. I'm not sure I see the point of the previous comment at all. -- Begoon 02:32, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
@Begoon: When I wrote that, I was being extra cautious due to User talk:Jeff G./Archives/2017/August#COM:OVERWRITE violation again, and I didn't want any of you to get a similar warning. I'm sorry if I overstepped.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 03:24, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for explaining. I don't think you really did anything spectacularly wrong in the section you linked, and you sure got told off...(If I was ever feeling guilty about being "mean" then I feel that much less now), but it probably is better as a separate file. -- Begoon 14:09, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Please, porfaEdit

Please remove the funny background. I scanned the coins long time ago and for some reason I had to group the images in this way. But times are a-changing, fortunately. B2 (talk) 09:25, 26 November 2017 (UTC)



PawełMM (talk) 10:43, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

General improvingEdit

Article(s): pt:Blumenau

Any work in it will be appreciated. Best regards, Slade 21:22, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
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PawełMM (talk) 23:21, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

Many thanks, PawełMM! — Slade 23:56, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

Abhiman Singh BasnyatEdit

  ResolvedThapa Kazi999 (talk) 06:53, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

Article(s): en:Abhiman Singh Basnyat

Please remove texts at bottom in this painting. Thapa Kazi999 (talk) 14:18, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)



PawełMM (talk) 14:45, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

PawełMM, Do the thing in yellow/orange be removed?? Thapa Kazi999 (talk) 01:23, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
Right, the datestamp in the bottom left corner.   — Jeff G. ツ 03:38, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
@Thapa Kazi999, Jeff G.: Redone. PawełMM (talk) 06:49, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

Иван ГърбучевEdit

Article(s): Иван Гърбучев

Details of your request go here… --Alexander Sadovski (talk) 15:37, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

@Alexander Sadovski:   


: Image cleaned. PawełMM (talk) 18:16, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

Remove the blureEdit

Article(s): non yet

can you please remove the blure on the right? if possible make the image sharper. Thank you --باسم (talk) 13:37, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)



PawełMM (talk) 15:42, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Pink palaceEdit

Article(s): en:Jayne Mansfield

The Image is blurry and it has something at the topcenter part that looks like car window reflection. Can someone improve the image, please? --Aditya (talk) 14:17, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)



PawełMM (talk) 15:26, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Flight Lieutenant Matiur RahmanEdit

Article(s): en:History of aviation in Bangladesh en:Matiur Rahman (military pilot)

Can someone remove the insignia please? --Aditya (talk) 17:26, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)



PawełMM (talk) 22:11, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

Iranian film poster from 1969Edit

Article(s): Shining Star, Persian Film

I think this 1969 film poster can be re bordered and yellow color can be corrected. Thank you. --Gnosis (talk) 07:36, 18 December 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)



PawełMM (talk) 10:26, 18 December 2017 (UTC)

Birjand AirportEdit

Article(s): Birjand airport

I think both pictures need to be cropped and need color and tone corrections, The IranAir photo needs sun glare removed also both images need to be tilted a little. Thank You! --Gnosis (talk) 20:08, 18 December 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)



PawełMM (talk) 22:47, 18 December 2017 (UTC)

Remove physical frame?Edit


According to Commons:Deletion requests/File:Taddeo gaddi, formelle dell'armadio della sacrestia di santa croce, 01 crocifissione.jpg, the physical frame in File:Taddeo gaddi, formelle dell'armadio della sacrestia di santa croce, 01 crocifissione.jpg makes it subject to copyright. Can anyone help crop out the frame so that we can keep the image? Thanks. - Themightyquill (talk) 08:37, 20 December 2017 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s)

@Themightyquill: IMHO it is nothing to do. The frame is an integral part of the picture. It is in the public domain, because the whole was made in the fourteenth century. PawełMM (talk) 17:37, 20 December 2017 (UTC)

Yes, but the uploader is not the photographer. The photographer holds the copyright to their photograph of the frame, even if the frame itself is PD. It seems silly, but it seems those are the rules. - Themightyquill (talk) 11:02, 21 December 2017 (UTC)



: frame removed. PawełMM (talk) 13:19, 21 December 2017 (UTC)

This is really very silly, when we already have File:Taddeo gaddi, storie di cristo e di s. francesco (armadio di s. croce), 1335-40 ca. 10 crocifissione.JPG which apparently does not have this "issue". -- Begoon 01:34, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

Photo to be flipped about vertical axisEdit

Article(s): [[]]

This image appears to be mirrored (see the numbers and letters on the letterboxes) and should be put right. There is also a black stripe at the top that does not seem to be part of the photo, and could be removed. --Schlosser67 (talk) 13:36, 21 December 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)



PawełMM (talk) 14:34, 21 December 2017 (UTC)

Picture to clip from Newspapers.comEdit

Hello. Could someone please clip this picture? I'd like to add it to this infobox. Thank you!Zigzig20s (talk) 23:40, 21 December 2017 (UTC)

@Zigzig20s: Is this the person you are looking for? I cropped it from an existing commons image. Please tag the section with the {{resolved}} template if you are happy. Ww2censor (talk) 22:12, 30 December 2017 (UTC)
Yes it is. Thank you!Zigzig20s (talk) 22:17, 30 December 2017 (UTC)

Remove the black stripeEdit

Article(s): [[]]

Please remove the black stripe on the left of the image (probably an artefact of the scanning process). --Schlosser67 (talk) 21:16, 26 December 2017 (UTC)
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PawełMM (talk) 21:33, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

Remove Microscope PointersEdit

Article(s): Each species' respective articles

Could someone possibly remove the black microscope pointers from these images? If so, there are others' I've uploaded that could use the same treatment. Thanks, Fritzmann2002 (talk) 19:04, 30 December 2017 (UTC)
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PawełMM (talk) 06:22, 31 December 2017 (UTC)

@Fritzmann2002: I also improved the others. PawełMM (talk) 12:03, 31 December 2017 (UTC)
Many thanks! The images look fantastic. Happy New Year, Fritzmann2002 (talk) 17:46, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

To crop or not to crop?Edit

Article(s): none known

Would it make sense to crop this photo so that the black areas become smaller?
It was apparently taken through a bridge, so some of the black areas should remain, as should the main subject. --Schlosser67 (talk) 09:20, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)



@Schlosser67:Dark parts are highlighted. Is it enough? If not, you could revert it and/or use Crop Tool. PawełMM (talk) 10:07, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

Hm, no, that does not look good. Too much noise in the darker parts of the image now. Better just crop the original picture. --Schlosser67 (talk) 10:12, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
@Schlosser67: Reverted to original version and cropped. I think it is OK now. PawełMM (talk) 10:28, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
That's about what I had in mind. I think it looks better now. Thanks! --Schlosser67 (talk) 10:55, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

Place the instruments on a white or transparent backgroundEdit

Article(s): en:Sheng (instrument)

Please cut the instruments and place it on a white or transparent background.(they are same instrument "sheng" but in different colors)
Details of your request go here… --S099001 (talk) 12:05, 7 January 2018 (UTC)
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PawełMM (talk) 14:02, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

Thanks a lot.--S099001 (talk) 11:10, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

Charles H. Wood photoEdit

Article(s): Article on the English Wikipedia, [1]

Crop the photo and sharpen if possible. Too much white space along the bottom, photo is pale. --Oaktree b (talk) 22:54, 9 January 2018 (UTC)
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PawełMM (talk) 06:09, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

Louis and CromwellEdit

Article(s): en:List of English monarchs

Please can someone remove the background of these two images, in png format. Thanks. Neveselbert (talk) 00:23, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
  • I understand that you want transparency, but, as has, I think, been mentioned to you before, MediaWiki/ImageMagick software as configured will tend to "blur" thumbnails made from png files. Here they are anyway. You can compare the full size images on the respective file description pages to see that full size they are pretty much identical, as they should be, and that it's the thumbnail processing of the png files which is introducing the "blur".
    If these are for infoboxes etc., it's possible to replace the white background in a jpg with a "grey" tint to match the infobox. That works after a fashion, but it's a kludge, because if someone alters their skin/theme/css to have a different infobox background, or uses the image elsewhere, the now grey background will show, which is why, in general, I gave up doing this to cut-out backgrounds some years ago. Seeing someone else recently do this reminded me of the old 'technique'. I've uploaded versions like that (see above) in case you want to try them anyway. -- Begoon 06:15, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

1888 Borobudur Photo RestorationEdit

Article(s): en:Borobudur, en:Kassian Cephas

General improvements to these two photographs would be great. I'm not certain if they can be stitched together, but it would be amazing if someone can attempt it. --Arsonal (talk) 05:39, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
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PawełMM (talk) 08:06, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

I had a go at stitching them too. Sorry about the dodgy file name! nagualdesign 12:16, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, both! Arsonal (talk) 21:06, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

A portrait of Suleiman AminiEdit

Article(s): Suleiman Amini

A 70s portrait, hard to reach the source of image. You can see the original of this image mentioned in the source, seems scanned. I think at least we can make its better, background and his suit, also lighting to see face more clear. … --Rafic.Mufid (talk) 04:16, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
  • I had a search for the original source, and I couldn't find it either. That's a pretty awful, damaged scan. I made an attempt at some cleanup, and uploaded the result for you to look at. Feel free to revert if you don't like it - I'm not sure I like it much myself... -- Begoon 06:12, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
@Begoon: what you did, looks better than that damaged scan. (source is a book, the website need register and it's in Persian, just i made an screen shot of the pic, more zoom for taking an screen shot make pic worst). We can keep both files in Commons, i upload the first one again. Thank you--Rafic.Mufid (talk) 08:10, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
Rafic.Mufid, at the website you got it from you might get a better result if, rather than a screenshot, you try right-clicking the image in your browser and "save image as", or, again in your browser, do "File-save web page-complete" (which will create a folder containing files). One of those methods may get you an image file, either of a whole book page, or just the picture. Of course, even if that works, the image may be no better quality - but there's a chance it might - so probably worth trying. -- Begoon 09:21, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
Begoon I did one time exactly as you said for the File:Ali Sami Shirazi (late 1970s).png (just needed some lighting editing). For this one i tried, its a PDF, a book printed by a second-grade print house in 1976 (seems not with a Heidelberg offset printing machine) and scanned-uploaded there many years later. Lack of more sources for this item, and this is all we can do know, keep both edited and bad-scanned file. I hope got a better result from another way, like by a local user. Compare this bad-scanned by other same time portraits from Iran: File:Mir Asadullah Mousavi Makuei.jpg, File:Khatereh Parvaneh 1.jpg and File:Mohammad Hadi Milani (1791).jpg, photographed so good.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Rafic.Mufid (talk • contribs)
Cool - sounds like you've covered pretty much everything - not everyone is as thorough as you obviously are. Looks like we've done everything we can for this one then, for now. Some of those other pics you linked are very good for the period. Thanks for the reply. -- Begoon 11:11, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

Díptico da Anunciação (Álvaro Pires)Edit

I had taken a print screen from a text acessed at[2] The subject is the Diptych of Annunciation of the portugueses painter Álvaro Pires that is at the Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia, and I would like to upload the pair of images that are at the begginning of the refered article. I have the text of a new article wich name will be the one of this request. But I am not able to transform the print screen in to a JPG file, in order it could be loaded, and ilustrate the article. What you sugest I could do? Can you help me? Thank you. Greetings, GualdimG (talk) 00:01, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

GualdimG, it's easy enough to download the pdf and extract the images, but I have no idea what you would want to put in the file description and licensing details. I put all the extracted images from the pdf in this public Google drive folder, as png and as jpg, so that you can grab the ones you want and upload them yourself, or, if you give us all the details someone can do that for you. -- Begoon 04:24, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
Begoon Thank you for the answer. I´ll need only the images (together in one only file) of page nº 5 - the two should be more together. The title could be: Diptych of Annunciation_Álvaro Pires de Évora_Perugia; the Description in English could be: Diptych of Annunciation (c. 1414-20), of Álvaro Pires de Évora, at the Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia; the categories could be these ones: Alvaro Pirez D'Évora, 15th-century paintings from Portugal, Christian iconography. Thank you for helping. Greetings, GualdimG (talk) 06:36, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
Ok GualdimG I uploaded File:Diptych of Annunciation Álvaro Pires de Évora Perugia.jpg. If you don't like the gradient background there are versions with black or white backgrounds in the file history which you can revert to. You didn't give any licensing/copyright details for the upload, so you should check/amend as necessary. -- Begoon 12:49, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
Begoon Thank you for the image. It´s what I consider convenient to ilustrate the article. Soon it will be published at wikipedia. Greetings, GualdimG (talk) 13:27, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
Also note that PawełMM has uploaded a version with no frame, in case you need it for licensing. Because I still had my photoshop file open I quickly popped a version with a "smoother" cut-out in the history of that file: [3] which could be "reverted" to if it's any use. -- Begoon 13:34, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

Iranian rialEdit

Article(s):en:Iranian rial

Can the black border behind the bill be removed? --Gnosis (talk) 07:53, 31 January 2018 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)



PawełMM (talk) 08:35, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

Rimac Automobili shieldEdit

Article(s): es:Rimac Automobili / fr:Rimac Automobili / it:Rimac Automobili

Please create a new image with the photo cropped to just the shield currently in the background behind to car, that has an R inscribed within

-- 10:01, 3 February 2018 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s)



PawełMM (talk) 12:11, 3 February 2018 (UTC)

Wipe the added textsEdit

  ResolvedThapa Kazi999 (talk) 07:09, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

Article(s): ne:कालु थापा

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

Can this poster be brightened?Edit

Article(s): en:Sovereign (British coin)

Can this be brightened? The coin is much brighter on physical examples of the poster I've seen.
--Wehwalt (talk) 17:33, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)



PawełMM (talk) 18:23, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

Much obliged.--Wehwalt (talk) 22:25, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

Remove the textsEdit

Article(s): en:Rana dynasty

Please remove the white plus and minus sign at the top left corner and feedback sign at the bottom right corner. Thapa Kazi999 (talk) 03:19, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
  •    Done I also uploaded a greyscaled version (which I think I prefer, but it's a personal opinion, no more...) -- Begoon 04:56, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

Color enhancmentEdit

Article(s): عبد الحميد الثاني

can you enhance and improve the colors of this photo so it can be something like this? (Just the Sultan, background is fine) I Already tried but didn't get the result i was hoping to. If you think it needs some detail enchancments then please feel free to adjust it as you think is best--باسم (talk) 15:05, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
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PawełMM (talk) 16:21, 14 February 2018 (UTC)


Article(s): wiktionary:en:twin tip

Please rotate image by 90-degrees as a new file -- 06:47, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
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PawełMM (talk) 07:53, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

PGM sniper rifle on white or transparent backgroundEdit

Article(s): en:PGM Ultima Ratio, he:PGM Ultima Ratio

Please cut the rifle and put it on a white or transparent background. --MathKnight (Talk) 11:39, 24 February 2018 (UTC)
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--PawełMM (talk) 12:23, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

Thank you. I did further cleanup and leveled the barrel to be parallel to the border.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by MathKnight (talk • contribs) 17:04, 24 February 2018 (UTC)
@PawełMM: Looks good, but you missed a spot. I added an image annotation. @MathKnight: You accidentally put your comment in the outcommented section below, I moved it. - Alexis Jazz 13:52, 27 February 2018 (UTC)
I cleaned these spots. See if it is OK. MathKnight (Talk) 16:58, 27 February 2018 (UTC)
Looks OK to me. (I could always spot more imperfections, but they don't matter enough) I'll remove the annotations. - Alexis Jazz 20:01, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

Maria Theresa of Austria (1816–1867)Edit

Article(s): Maria Theresa of Austria (1816–1867)

Could someone remove the creasing on this portrait? - Conservatrix (talk) 13:58, 27 February 2018 (UTC)
It could also be brightened with increased contrast.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 07:37, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
I am content without color and light alterations. This can be opened as a variant of the original, one touched by the artist and another touched by modernity. - Conservatrix (talk) 07:56, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
@Conservatrix: A variant with a different name is fine for me. The closer we can get to how the painting looked on the day it was completed, the better, IMHO.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 08:23, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: If historical accuracy is his intent, then an overwrite of the original with renewed vibrancy of the native palette is fine. My understanding was that he sought to enhance the image beyond its original state. - Conservatrix (talk) 09:06, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

Can anything be done here, Begoon? - Conservatrix (talk) 01:31, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s)
  • It's horrendously complex damage. Someone could spend a very long time painstakingly retouching it and get something that "looks better visually" but isn't quite the original (which we don't even appear to have for comparison). I have looked at this while it's been here, and I think to do a full retouch could take anywhere up to or above 5 or 6 hours of solid work, with an end result that would really be, in some respects, the retoucher's opinion rather than a faithful reproduction, because just how to "blend" the colour at the repair points is subjective and will alter the image. There are places where the damage appears to lighten or darken areas, so the retoucher has to "guess" or judge what the original luminosity/colour was. If you like, try to estimate what percentage of the image would need manually retouching, then estimate the chances of the retoucher, however skilled, getting all those little judgement calls just right, and then executing them seamlessly. I guess what I'm saying is anything's possible but I really don't like the odds of getting a good result here. Sorry but it's really not something I'd take on, because I wouldn't be confident that the hours I'd need to spend on it could produce a good enough result (and I don't currently have those hours) but maybe someone will jump in and prove me wrong... -- Begoon 02:14, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

Aparição do AnjoEdit

Another request, please. Would you crop the image of the up article, just published, so we don´t see any frame? Thank you! Greetings, GualdimG (talk) 23:14, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

   Done -- Begoon 03:30, 7 March 2018 (UTC)
Very well done. Thank you! Greetings, GualdimG (talk) 07:15, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

Arthur Rothstein 8a22587r.jpgEdit

Article(s): Arthur Rothstein

Can the giant black hole in the negative be retouched/covered up? Note there is also a 24 mb .TIFF file at the source. --Animalparty (talk) 02:21, 7 March 2018 (UTC)
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PawełMM (talk) 08:52, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

  • I was playing with this at the same time, so here's File:Arthur Rothstein 8a22587r (retouch).jpg, too. Not the greatest thing I ever did, I struggled to get the cloth texture to match, but there it is to look at anyway... -- Begoon 10:11, 7 March 2018 (UTC)
    • @PawełMM: @Begoon: Oh wow, great job! I don't know much about photo restoration, thought this would be tricky. That second one looks pretty great. Thanks! -Animalparty (talk) 18:24, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

pt:Santo António pregando aos peixes (Garcia Fernandes)Edit

Would you, please, remove all the frame, and, if possible, the light at the top of the image? Thank you. Greetings, GualdimG (talk) 15:47, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

  •    Done -- Begoon 16:56, 8 March 2018 (UTC)
Very well done. Thank you. Greetings, GualdimG (talk) 18:09, 8 March 2018 (UTC)
@Begoon:, do you know why the improved image does not appear at the article? Thank you, Greetings, GualdimG (talk) 23:12, 8 March 2018 (UTC)
It does, for me. You may need to bypass your cache. -- Begoon 00:43, 9 March 2018 (UTC)
With (Ctrl + F5) I managed. Thank you, for the information! Greetings, GualdimG (talk) 08:10, 9 March 2018 (UTC)

Alex Borstein by Gage Skidmore 4.jpgEdit

Article(s): en:Alex Borstein

Please remove the shadow on Borstein's chin --Animalparty (talk) 22:50, 8 March 2018 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
Looks great, thanks again! --Animalparty (talk) 03:23, 9 March 2018 (UTC)
@Begoon: I don't think my eyes are deceiving me but it looks like you have made her chin lopsided by removing some of her chin from the left of the image where the shadow was. A comparison shows her chin was more rounded, even though your retouching looks good. Thoughts? Ww2censor (talk) 14:17, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
You're right - in fact I could do the whole thing a bit better now I look again. I've made what I think is an improvement but I may do some more if I think I can improve it further. -- Begoon 18:21, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

João Glama StröberleEdit

Article(s): pt:João Glama Ströberle

Would you, please, remove all the frame, of the Self-portrait of this article? Thank you. Greetings, GualdimG (talk) 19:42, 9 March 2018 (UTC)
  •    Done - straightened, croppped, removed frame, reduced reflected "glare" slightly -- Begoon 21:45, 9 March 2018 (UTC)
Very good. Thank you! Saudações, GualdimG (talk) 08:24, 10 March 2018 (UTC)
  • There's also a version with much more aggressive glare reduction in the file history: here. That may go too far, but it's there for you to look at. -- Begoon 08:37, 10 March 2018 (UTC)

Políptico do Arco da CalhetaEdit

Article(s): pt:Políptico do Arco da Calheta (Mestre de Abrantes) (near future)

Would you, please, remove all the frame and enlarge the image to the possible limit of the next files? Thank you. Greetings, GualdimG (talk) 11:21, 17 March 2018 (UTC)



PawełMM (talk) 22:43, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

  • I also uploaded attempts to remove the vertical "lines" in the images. Not perfect, because the "lines" were quite damaging, but there if they are any use to you. -- Begoon 06:00, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, so much, to both of you. Greetings, GualdimG (talk) 06:13, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
3 of us, actually - Ww2censor did the first rotation and crop...   -- Begoon 06:41, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Nossa Senhora com o Menino, São Bento e São BernardoEdit

Article(s): pt:Nossa Senhora com o Menino, São Bento e São Bernardo (Francisco Henriques)

Would you, please, crop the image of the article, just published, so we don´t see any frame around? Thank you. Greetings, GualdimG (talk) 14:30, 23 March 2018 (UTC)



PawełMM (talk) 15:34, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

Muito bem. Muito obrigado. Saudações, GualdimG (talk) 15:36, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

Some Color enhancmentsEdit

Article(s): Already used in a few, check image details

I have colored this image but i feel like it looks very «Crayony» and bright that its annoying to be looked at. Can you make the coulors look more solid and fix the nrightness--باسم (talk) 18:59, 24 March 2018 (UTC)
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— Preceding unsigned comment added by PawełMM (talk • contribs) 20:38, 24 March 2018‎ (UTC)

@باسم: Could you find a better book/scanner combination? The quality of the original image you uploaded is pretty low.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 22:18, 24 March 2018 (UTC)

@Jeff G.: i'll try to as soon as possible--باسم (talk) 10:53, 25 March 2018 (UTC)

1797 map of IrelandEdit

Has anyone the energy to stitch this map together by removing all the interspersed canvas and connecting up all the lines correctly? It was one sheet before being cut up for sale and folding, so everything should be accurate. --Ww2censor (talk) 10:04, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
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PawełMM (talk) 20:44, 29 March 2018 (UTC)

  • Thanks PawełMM. I've now had a chance to download the two files for comparison and there is something quite odd in the horizontal join going from Dublin to Galway (the middle seam). At the left edge, west of Galway, the islands look accurately butted up but, as you go east along that join, it looks like the two halves get more out of alignment as if there is a slightly increasing overlap causing roads, rivers and boundaries to get out of alignment. Look at the text "R. Shannon" above the G of Garrycastle where a small part of the text R. Shannon is missing and the river and boundaries are quite off. I know it's a big file and working with it takes time, but maybe the two halves need some minor rotation before being joined. Have a look and let me know if you are prepared to give it another go. The rest of the joins look pretty good. Ww2censor (talk) 10:53, 4 April 2018 (UTC)
@Ww2censor: I knew about these errors. They were the result of the wrong sequence of combining larger fragments, which prevented subsequent accurate matching. I do not know if I will make corrections. Such work would require repeating the whole from the beginning because I do not have the individual stages of joining. Correcting only the wrong passages can not give good results. This is a very large file and that's why work is extremely time-consuming. I will try as far as I am free, but I do not know how long it will last. PawełMM (talk) 13:44, 4 April 2018 (UTC)
PawełMM: Indeed I understand the file size is an issue and if I was not working on a 13" laptop these days but on a large screen AND had a current version of Photoshop, then nudging the individual parts together would not be so difficult. IIRC you are using Gimp though I may be wrong on that score and I don't know its capabilities. Thanks anyway. Ww2censor (talk) 14:01, 4 April 2018 (UTC)
PawełMM: Thank you for your hard work. I wonder who had the gall to cut up such a fine old map in the first place.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 15:31, 4 April 2018 (UTC)
PawełMM: If you get really bored then try it with the 1.14Gb tiff file available from the source...   -- Begoon 06:14, 5 April 2018 (UTC)
   Comment , Actually Jeff G. in days long gone it was quite normal practice for the publisher to cut up large maps and stuck them on thin canvas so they could be easily folded to a convenient size and preserved better with use. They were separated by the margin you see in the original which to us may look odd, so the folds were on thee canvas and not on the map. This is a 200+ year old map and I've seen the same system used on maps well into the mid-20th century. Ww2censor (talk) 17:02, 4 April 2018 (UTC)
Jeff G., why do you frequently, oddly, comment like this on the workshops if you're not actually contributing anything? You don't seem to do anything particularly useful here (except I saw you use the crop tool once). I find it all a little confusing. Are you just looking for somwewhere to post? -- Begoon 15:47, 4 April 2018 (UTC)
@Begoon: I have this page on my watchlist. I used to have access to Photoshop and fast computers with lots of RAM to use it. Now, I am learning GIMP on a slow old laptop with only 512MB RAM that doesn't even support Windows 7, and the images are only getting bigger, so I keep most of my image work to myself, when I feel like doing it. I comment on many areas of this and other projects when I feel I have something to contribute, even if it is just a gesture of thanks. I categorized my image work here into Category:Photos fixed by User:Jeff G.‎, Category:Images improved by User:Jeff G.‎, and Category:Photos improved by User:Jeff G.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 16:12, 4 April 2018 (UTC)

Victor Emmanuel I of SardiniaEdit

Article(s): Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia

Remove glare. This picture was likely taken from below the original artwork. Can we adjust perspective? - Conservatrix (talk) 07:25, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
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Color correction, Noise and ExposureEdit

Article(s): Cine de Irán, شیرین و فرهاد (فیلم ۱۳۱۳)

Details of your request go here… --Gnosis (talk) 23:46, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
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PawełMM (talk) 10:23, 19 April 2018 (UTC)


Article(s): fa:خودسانسوری

Please stitch these pictures together. Slow 10:12, 10 April 2018 (UTC)
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  • What about assembling it this way using the {{multiple image}} template? Do you really need them to be in the same image? You could crop the 2nd image so the figures look about the same size and several specifications are customisable. This template works fine on the fawiki too; see this sandbox page fa:کاربر:Ww2censor/صفحه تمرین Ww2censor (talk) 13:06, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
César Famin's Osteria della Via di Mercurio
you can change this caption


Article(s): en:Ben Stokes

Could this be lightened etc so that he is not blending in with the background. Everything is a bit orange/ginger. Thanks, --Gaia Octavia Agrippa (talk) 22:13, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
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PawełMM (talk) 06:48, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Remove watermarksEdit

Article(s): en:Kata Tjuta

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

Article(s): en:Conservative Party (UK) leadership election, 1975

Can somebody please upload a .JPEG version of this file? --Neveselbert (talk) 16:53, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
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PawełMM (talk) 17:12, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

  • Wow. You'd be hard pushed to find a better example than that, at the size above, of the Mediawiki thumbnail rendering difference between png and jpg. -- Begoon 17:33, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
I agree, we could really use a better renderer for thumbnails of png files.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 17:36, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
It's not like it's impossible. It's just a setting... "currently JPEG thumbnails receive extra sharpening, while PNG thumbnails don't" -- Begoon 17:50, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
Note that this edit originating that phrase was actually a softening of the "because our coders are idiots, JPEG thumbnails receive extra sharpening which they refuse to add to PNG thumbnails" wording introduced in this older edit.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 19:08, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
Perhaps the most interesting suggestion in all of the linked Phabricator discussions is to return jpg thumbnails for png images. It might not be appropriate all the time because the issue seems much greater when the png contains "photographic" data. People often save photographs as png because it's a lossless format, and that can be a good thing, because it avoids the fact that jpg degrades with every edit and resave. What's not so good is "blurry" thumbnailing... Maybe a "png-photo" flag for files is not beyond the wit of man, indicating that a jpg thumbnail should always be returned for a particular png? It's a crap "solution" in many ways and every "programming" bone in my body hates it, but we are where we are because of a decision to treat jpg and png differently based on file extension rather than actual content, so... -- Begoon 15:49, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

File:Sadhana at Shaina NC show.jpgEdit

Article(s): en:Classic Legends with Javed Akhtar and en:Sadhana Shivdasani on English Wikipedia, but the file is used quite a lot on other Wikipedias as well.

There appears to be some sort of watermark/icon imagery in the center of the picture which does not seem to show up in the original File:Shaina NC Fashion Show 1.jpg. I'm not sure why that is, but I'm wondering if it somehow can be removed. --Marchjuly (talk) 11:09, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
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PawełMM (talk) 11:32, 26 April 2018 (UTC)


Article(s): Kamehameha IV

Crop the white spaces away when appropriate (no cropping for frame or photographs) and digitally remove the watermark… --KAVEBEAR (talk) 23:51, 27 April 2018 (UTC)
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PawełMM (talk) 07:16, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

Download with contrastEdit

Article(s): en:Gerrit Grijns

Does anyone here know a way to copy the original of File:Portrait of Gerrit Grijns Wellcome M0010254.jpg with more contrast? I tried but get an unwanted wavy interference pattern. --SusanLesch (talk) 19:52, 2 May 2018 (UTC)
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PawełMM (talk) 20:20, 2 May 2018 (UTC) Thank you, PawełMM. -SusanLesch (talk) 20:58, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

Higher rezEdit


The Canadian Archives uploaded a hi rez image in 2017. I would suggest uploading the full image then cropping and overwriting with the cropped version. It may be better to leave the sepia tone and not grayscale it again. Just my humble opinion though. is the link to the new image at the archives.-- 23:59, 7 May 2018 (UTC)
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PawełMM (talk) 04:50, 8 May 2018 (UTC)

Thank you very much! There was also a Canadian stamp of her issued in 1961 and according to Template:PD-Canada-stamp it became PD in 2011. Would someone be kind enough to upload it? is one of the better files I found.-- 17:34, 9 May 2018 (UTC)

@ Done as requested. PawełMM (talk) 20:57, 9 May 2018 (UTC)

Maxwell House HotelEdit

Hello. Could someone please crop the building in the center of this picture please? It is not ideal (very small), but I'd like to add it to this infobox. Please ping me when you have done it. Thanks!Zigzig20s (talk) 00:33, 10 May 2018 (UTC)



PawełMM (talk) 04:57, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

Thank you!Zigzig20s (talk) 05:02, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

Henriette Marie of FranceEdit

Article(s): Henrietta Maria of France

This image is rather dark. Can it be brightened? - Conservatrix (talk) 04:25, 15 May 2018 (UTC)
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A little brighter. You can always restore the previous one. PawełMM (talk) 07:05, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

Picture to cropEdit

Hello. Could someone please crop the man on this picture and update his infobox? Thanks!Zigzig20s (talk) 06:41, 18 May 2018 (UTC)



PawełMM (talk) 07:38, 18 May 2018 (UTC)

Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 07:41, 18 May 2018 (UTC)

Cropping and removal/alleviation of digitization artifactsEdit

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

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

Hello. Could someone please upload this picture and add it to this infobox? Please ping me when you have done it. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 10:42, 26 May 2018 (UTC)



PawełMM (talk) 11:46, 26 May 2018 (UTC)

Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 11:49, 26 May 2018 (UTC)
Zigzig20s: There is a higher resolution image available from the individual page scans in jp2 format, for most books on, that I have used to replaced PawełMM's version. Ww2censor (talk) 16:46, 26 May 2018 (UTC)

picture from a bookEdit

Hello. Could someone please upload this picture and add it to this article? Please ping me when you have done it. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 16:19, 26 May 2018 (UTC)



PawełMM (talk) 21:31, 26 May 2018 (UTC)

Thank you. Zigzig20s (talk) 21:48, 26 May 2018 (UTC)
Zigzig20s: Again, I've used the higher resolution jp2 image from the source and cleanup it up instead of working for the smaller book image. Ww2censor (talk) 20:00, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

Some color correctionEdit

I uploaded two images that appear to have a distinct pink tint to them:

There are small areas of what appears to be "pure white" on both, on the tag on the sighting head and the small metal label on the comptor. Can someone take a look at these, and adjust the colors as needed? Thanks! Maury Markowitz (talk) 18:37, 28 May 2018 (UTC)



PawełMM (talk) 20:46, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

Margaret Thatcher 2Edit

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

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

@PawełMM: Sorry I meant a profile portrait like this. Since JPG is a lossy format can you recrop from the original image? Thanks. Neveselbert (talk) 21:05, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
@Neveselbert: Recropped as requested. PawełMM (talk) 05:56, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
@Neveselbert: There was no loss, CropTool crops losslessly. The original photo really is that blurry, possibly due to focus on the water glass or flowers.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 08:01, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
@Neveselbert, Jeff G.: Recropped losslessly. PawełMM (talk) 17:36, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

Picture from bookEdit

Hello. Could someone please upload William Giles Harding's picture from this book? On page 14. Please ping me when you have done it. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 19:42, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

@Zigzig20s:    Done - Alexis Jazz ping plz 21:37, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

color correctionEdit

Article(s): fa:گرومن اف-۱۴ تام‌کت, fa:اف-۱۴ تام‌کت‌های ایران, en:Grumman F-14 Tomcat, en:Abbas Babaei, etc.

Needs color correction and noise reduction. Hanooz 15:25, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
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PawełMM (talk) 17:24, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

Picture from Find a GraveEdit

Hello. Could someone please upload this picture and add it to his infobox? Please ping me when you have done it. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 23:38, 12 June 2018 (UTC)



PawełMM (talk) 04:38, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

Thanks.Zigzig20s (talk) 04:44, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

South MilfordEdit

Article(s): en:South Milford

Could this photo be made a little darker (i.e. the exposure corrected) and rotated by 1 or 2 degrees to the right?
--Schlosser67 (talk) 19:37, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
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PawełMM (talk) 19:53, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

Picture from websiteEdit

Hello. Could someone please upload The Rev. Telfair Hodgson (1879-1890)'s picture and add it to his infobox? Please ping me when you have done it. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 05:47, 15 June 2018 (UTC)


Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 08:05, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Please straighten this image out.Edit

Article(s): None yet; might be useful at en:skid-steer loader.

Please straighten out.
As seen on the QIC comments, it's not quite straight, but a simple rotation won't fix it. I think it needs a perspective correction? Note that the worker on the right is leaning; the tree at the far right and the tree at the far left are pretty much vertical. --grendel|khan 00:50, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
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PawełMM (talk) 04:58, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Pictures from Newspapers.comEdit

Hello. Could someone please crop and upload this picture and add it to his infobox?Zigzig20s (talk) 02:16, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Could you please do the same for Gertrude's picture and add it to her infobox?Zigzig20s (talk) 02:27, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
@Zigzig20s: Could you please indicate sources for free access? PawełMM (talk) 06:44, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
What do you mean? This requires a account. You can ask for one via the Wikipedia Library.Zigzig20s (talk) 06:45, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
Zigzig20s You have quite successfully uploaded many images yourself, so why ask us to do that basic work for you? Several of these requests are for basic uploads you are very capable of doing yourself and as this page is intended for retouching and other photographic improvement requests that some editors cannot do themselves, this is not the job of the volunteers here even if they will oblige. Apparently as you have found these images yourself, you have s account, so why ask us to register for another account we may not want or need? I don't want to appear unhelpful or mean but it would be better to keep your requests to the specific purpose of this page as I am sure the volunteers have enough other stuff they would like to do. Ww2censor (talk) 10:05, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
I don't upload pictures I've not taken, but I know others are happy to do it. But I was also trying to foster a community spirit by encouraging other editors to work on articles with me...I think it's nice to work together. But I can stop asking others for help if there is a strong resistance to it. Zigzig20s (talk) 15:13, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
Zigzig20s Why is it that you "don't upload pictures [you]'ve not taken"?   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 17:41, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
Zigzig20s: There is nothing wrong with collaboration which is essentially what of wikipedia/media is. However, making those connections is really a personal arrangement you should make directly with other editors to see if they are willing to work with you on things in the "community spirit" you suggest. Perhaps the best place to find like-minded editors to collaborate with is at the various projects of each language wiki, of which there are many. I too find it quite strange you would only upload your own images but ask others to upload ones you did not take. You may even be the only one doing that. Finally let me say there is no strong resistance at all to you asking for help but this page is to help improve images you are interested in, be they your own or not. Good luck. Ww2censor (talk) 21:35, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Picture from websiteEdit

Hello. Is this picture copyright-free please? If it is, could you please upload it and add it to this infobox? Zigzig20s (talk) 09:07, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Zigzig20s: That is a copyright question for the Village Pump Copyright page or the enwiki Media copyright questions page. Ww2censor (talk) 10:09, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Carlota of MexicoEdit

Article(s): Carlota of Mexico

Crop. Adjust color to add warmth. Adjust alignment as needed. - Conservatrix (talk) 21:54, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
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PawełMM (talk) 05:25, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Old postcard to crop and rotateEdit

Article(s): en:Shelburne Public Library (Ontario)

Please crop the photo to show the postcard only, rotate the image toward the viewer (bring the right side of the image toward the viewer) and remove the label at the lower right. Oaktree b (talk) 01:53, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
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PawełMM (talk) 06:12, 18 June 2018 (UTC)