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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)
Graphist opinion(s)

  Done 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)
Graphist opinion(s)

@Grendelkhan:   Done 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)

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)

@B25es:   Done 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)
Graphist opinion(s)

@Slade:   Done 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)

  Done 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:   Done: 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)

  Done 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)

  Done 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)

  Done 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)

  Done 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)

  Done 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)

@Themightyquill:   Done: 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)

  Done 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)
Graphist opinion(s)

  Done 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)
Graphist opinion(s)

  Done 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)

File:Kate Upton 2011-02-16.jpg watermark removalEdit

Article(s): fr:Kate Upton

Please remove the watermark.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 04:27, 31 December 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

  Done -- Begoon 05:05, 31 December 2017 (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)

  Done @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)
Graphist opinion(s)

  Done 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)
Graphist opinion(s)

  Done 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)
Graphist opinion(s)

  Done 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)

  Done 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)

  Done 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)

  Done 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)
Graphist opinion(s)

  Done 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)
Graphist opinion(s)

  Done PawełMM (talk) 07:53, 17 February 2018 (UTC)