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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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File:29.5.16 Huddersfield 49 (27275635301).jpgEdit

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This photo was taken with a lens with an extremely short focal length, so that its outer parts look all wrong (viz. the "leaning tower" which in reality stands straight). Can anybody straighten it out? --Schlosser67 (talk) 06:11, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

  Done PawełMM (talk) 09:06, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

Nigel LawsonEdit

Article(s): en:Nigel Lawson

Can someone please crop this image to create a portrait? --Neve-selbert (talk) 22:24, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

  Done PawełMM (talk) 05:04, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

Backlog Category:Images requiring rotationEdit

Images requiring rotation

There's always work to be done. Backlog today: 164 images. Thanks --Frze > talk 10:28, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

CC:PawełMM, CC:Jeff G.

@Frze, PawełMM, Danmichaelo: I can't rotate many of these files with CropTool for the following reasons:
  • It doesn't support TIFF, PDF, or video formats.
  • 1 degree is sometimes too much of an adjustment, and digital portions of degrees are deemed invalid.
  • Its crop + rotation appears to be buggy sometimes, cropping too little from the top.
  • I sometimes miss a pixel or two of white borders on the top & left due to no shadow there on the preview.
  — Jeff G. ツ 14:32, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

CropTool isn't useful: use GIMP. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Frze (talk • contribs) 14:55, 11 July 2017‎ (UTC)

@Frze: I can't use GIMP at present. Also, thumbnailing here seems laggy.   — Jeff G. ツ 15:14, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
With a 100Mb file limit, several of the current images are too big to be uploaded from user's computers, so that's a big issue. I even tried a 90Mb file and the upload errored out on me 3 times so I just gave up. Ww2censor (talk) 10:22, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

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Need help fixing blurEdit

Could be used for en:Transcranial magnetic stimulation

I tried holding my phone still to the best of my ability but there's still some motion blur. I uploaded the original. I used HDR feature. Could somebody please help me fix this? There's no other image of a TMS setup and it could be used if it looked sharper and cropped (and foreground chair removed if possible). Also needs orientation fixed. Thank you.--Technophant (talk) 15:50, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
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Re-shoot. You have so much against you from improving this image. Assume that you know the owner of the TMS treatment centre. S/he shouldn’t have any objection to you having another try. On Auto (on your iPhone) under artificial light the shutter speed according to the EXIF data file shows an exposure time 1/20 sec... which is far to slow for a hand-held shot. So there is no way, to correct this type of blurring. Suggestion: For a second successful shot: Borrow a friend’s or neighbour's digital camera and trypod, then have them set it to 400 or even 800 ISO film speed. Have them set it too, not to Auto but 'Portrait' (and auto white balance and compulsory flash suppression of course). Then whilst you are still there, turn the ring to 'close up' (it has the symbol of a flower). Then take some photos of the TMS unit itself (the thing on the quadrupedal casters and also the driving modules connected by the high current blue cable). Upload again to the same file name as to over-write the original image. The owner can also provide name of the equipment s/he uses. This too can be added to the description to make the image more informative. P.S. We do not allow advertising nor promotion in any way here on Wiki projects but it think that name of this hospital could be mentioned in the description itself. For heaven’s sake though, if you do a re-shoot, get those two chairs, door handle and the clutter removed. Show them your original photo and they will quickly get the point that in a photo this looks bad and shows that you are considerate and worthy of a being granted an opportunity to create a good (if not great) publishable image. Finally. You will need a digital that has a lens that can go down to very wide angle. Try it out first to see if you can get the room in. My gut reaction is that your iPhone over did it. You don't need to include the white-board and door handle. View this as not a 'fail' but learning experience. P.g.champion (talk) 18:01, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
I don't have access to another camera or a tripod and I may not get a chance to retake. I think the problem is a combination of shake and that HDR was used and it tried to put together 3 images. It had the option to keep the original image but I had it turned off. Shake and blur is a problem with most of my pictures because I have tremors. I'm going to look into getting a DSLR with optical stabilization. --Technophant (talk) 13:03, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
I'd highly recommend a tripod. And if the DSLR you get uses a mirror that flips up, set the camera to have a 1-second delay between that the shutter opening for shots that don't require a fast shutter speed. PumpkinSky talk 13:10, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
@Technophant: Just a another tip if you have no alternate tools. Get rid of the chairs and use us one a makeshift tripod. You can also crop in tighter. Gently rest your iPhone along the back of one of the chairs, or use a table or flat top stool where you can actually set the iPhone down properly, raising it on a sturdy box if necessary, maybe you have to kneel on the floor, then when you are ready to take the shot, hold your breath momentarily and don't prod or poke the button on the touch screen just gently touch it. If you can't to it due to your tremors, ask someone else to take it after you have set it up and don't forget you can always move some of the things closer to one another and put them back afterwards. Make sure to check the photo before you leave the location. Maybe even taking a few versions. You can try this technique at home and see the results before going back there. Ww2censor (talk) 13:32, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
@Technophant: I tried. PawełMM (talk) 14:24, 12 July 2017 (UTC)
@PawełMM: Good job, or at least nice try. I realize there's limits to blur removal. If this were resampled and converted to greyscale it could be used. I was in the only part of the hospital that allowed cell phones and this room happened to have the door open so I snapped a shot. I do often take 3 photos because usally only one or 2 are acceptable. I used to have a Cannon folded lense compact that had optical stabilization but it got stolen. Technophant (talk) 07:56, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

Brighten and improve contrastEdit

Article(s): William Henry Harrison presidential campaign, 1840

Can this be brightened and the contrast improved? I've put it as the lede image but it's not that great looking. Thanks.--Wehwalt (talk) 08:22, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
  Done, @Wehwalt: downloaded a fresh tif version that was much higher resolution, adjusted the levels considerable to brighten the mid tones and the white point. Then uploaded that as a new tif version, also converted into jpg format and overwrote the original low resolution image. See above. Please add "section resolved" template if happy otherwise comment here. Ww2censor (talk) 10:14, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

Very happy with it, thanks you.

  This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. Wehwalt (talk) 20:30, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Removal of irregularitiesEdit

Article(s): Walt Disney & Ernst Reuter

Some white spots to be removed (if possible). --Vysotsky (talk) 19:40, 16 July 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

@Vysotsky:   Done PawełMM (talk) 06:32, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Travis H WhitneyEdit

en:Travis Harvard Whitney

The light spot under his nose looks like a booger. Seriously not encyclopedic! Also we don't need the text and the door knob distracts from the subject. … --Technophant (talk) 07:49, 22 July 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

  Done PawełMM (talk) 10:19, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

@PawełMM: Great job on the doorknob, however there's still a light circle under his nose and the upper lip line is broken. There's also a faint light spot above and left of his head and reduce his shadow on the wall. Technophant (talk) 14:57, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

@Technophant: I corrected a little. PawełMM (talk) 17:07, 22 July 2017 (UTC)
@PawełMM: The looks great, almost perfect. I'm really impressed. Just one thing if you would. The shadows. There's a light grey natural looking shadow and a dark oval that doesn't look right. If you can lighten that oval to the same shade as the lighter shadows it will done. It's quite likely the highest quality image him ever taken. You can tell that he seems to have dry cracked skin on his forehead and dandruff. This one was a posed photo, perhaps for publicity or historical purposes by a professional.
BTW: This guy plays a part in my family story. Not as a direct descendant, however he played a pivotal role in sponsoring my g-grandaunt when she first came here unaccompanied at the tender ago of 13 with $30 of borrowed money in her pocket (you were supposed to have at least $50). She lived with him and his wife and worked as a nurse and stenographer. NYTimes: Another Girl Beaten in Bay Ridge Technophant (talk
@Technophant: Done as requested. PawełMM (talk) 05:41, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Very nice. Could you also post an uncropped version of the retouch? Thx Technophant (talk) 19:14, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

@Technophant: I had done only the cropped version. PawełMM (talk) 21:53, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Clean up a passenger manifest listEdit

Need help cleaning the unreadable text in this old document. Luckily the resolution is sufficent, however the contrast was set too high and the type written text is too dark. --Technophant (talk) 19:50, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

@Technophant:   Done IMHO it is very difficult to do this better. PawełMM (talk) 21:42, 23 July 2017 (UTC)