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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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See alsoEdit

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Watermark removalEdit

Article(s): Lots are used

Can someone remove the watermark from all Category:Files from The Bui Brothers Flickr stream ? They are extremely annoying. Thanks.--Sinistrial (talk) 18:50, 12 November 2016 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

This is not a realistic request, due to the large number of images. If you want to go through the images and add the {{watermark}} template to the images with a watermark, that will add the images to the "Images with watermarks" maintenance category. If you want to make a request for a specific image you need for a article you're working on then you can make your request (ideally should be 1-3 images), but asking us to go through 300+ images, find the ones with watermarks and edit them all is not a realistic request. I clicked through a number of the images and many aren't being used in articles. Please limit your request to images that are for use in a article or needed for a project/project tasks, etc. Offnfopt(talk) 10:05, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Chinese Exclusion ActEdit

Article(s): Chinese Exclusion Act (en), Loi d'exclusion des Chinois (fr)...

Hello. We have a cropped and poor quality version of a political cartoon. Nevertheless, the original is available at the Library of Congress. I could import it as is, but maybe a graphic designer could restore it a bit? (the picture looks very dark). Okki (talk) 05:57, 10 December 2016 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
  •   Comment @Okki: What's wrong with just uploading one of the high resolution jpg versions, such as, that looks like it does not need any work. There is an even bigger 150Mb tiff version from which you can create a very high quality (6232 × 8425 pixels) jpg. Ww2censor (talk) 10:28, 10 December 2016 (UTC)
I had the impression that we could do a better job (on colors, visible craquelure right in the middle...). Okki (talk) 10:47, 10 December 2016 (UTC)
What does better job really mean? Should it not be more accurate colourwise instead of exaggerated, in which case perhaps one should start out with one of the images that were photographed with colour patches and a grayscale: Ww2censor (talk) 12:54, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

Kenner LibraryEdit

Article(s): en:Kenner, Louisiana

Is anyone interested in correcting the tilt in this image? It's not mine but I think a correction would be appreciated! --WhisperToMe (talk) 14:18, 11 December 2016 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

  Comment: essentially what you are referring to is an optical illusion. The photo is taken at an angle to the road and building, so you get the impression the building is tilted but it is not. Look at the trees and the perpendicular parts on the left of the building and you see they are vertical though perhaps there a very slight tilt showing on the left side, maybe it is a half degree off. Personally I would not bother. Ww2censor (talk) 14:32, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

Aha, I see. If it's not actually tilted then no change needed! WhisperToMe (talk) 14:57, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

  Done If optical illusions are something which should not be edited, then please revert back to the original photograph. Edit: Okay, i found out that perspectives can be changed in wikimedia images. — ThiruN (talk) 10:07, 16 December 2016 (UTC)

Removal of AMKEdit

Article(s): az:Azərbaycan mədəniyyəti

I aks you to remove abbrevation AMK from picture--Shahrux (talk) 12:56, 17 December 2016 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

  DonePawełMM (talk) 09:29, 18 December 2016 (UTC) PawełMM (talk) 14:57, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

But I still see AMK in the picture.--Shahrux (talk) 08:22, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

Hi @Shahrux, I removed the watermark. Is it true, that AMK is the acronym of „Azərbaycan Milli Kitabxanası“? I couldn`t find any pictures on the webpages ( Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 16:39, 22 February 2017 (UTC)


Article(s): [[]]

Could the strong color banding be removed? --ArildV (talk) 10:44, 25 December 2016 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
@ArildV: I assume you are exporting the file from a raw through Photoshop. Try exporting it with no noise removal in the sky, or if that's not enough, with a tiny bit of noise added to the sky and with highest jpeg quality. Noise or dithering are the way to go to prevent banding if the information is actually present in the original (as it should be here).

Millard FillmoreEdit

Article(s): en:Millard Fillmore

The Fillmore article is at FAC and a concern has been raised that the above image is rather dark. Can it be lightened? Much obliged… --Wehwalt (talk) 11:21, 4 January 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

  Done PawełMM (talk) 11:45, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Much obliged.--Wehwalt (talk) 15:05, 4 January 2017 (UTC)
That median filtering was a tad too destructive here, don't you think? The eyes, hair and collar are needlessly affected from the median filter. Median filtering is definitely good here, but I recommend applying it only selectively. What I usually do in cases like this is put a copy of the non-filtered image on top of the filtered one and use the eraser on the spots that need cleaning. Make sure the top image has an alpha channel first, though, otherwise it won't work. I also recommend checking out the "repair" section of tools in G'MIC, especially the "remove hot pixels" one, if you happen to not have used them before, they're great. —Quibik (talk) 17:27, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Missing portraitEdit

Article(s): fr:Hans Martin Sutermeister

Hi, would someone please upload a separate crop of one of these images of Sutermeister as (something like) a useful full-face portrait? There is sadly no other choice. Many thanks in advance for your help. --2A02:1205:504F:8300:1D1C:AD13:2747:B94E 23:26, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

  Done PawełMM (talk) 09:13, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Remove dust spots pleaseEdit

   please, clean the pictures, there are dust spots (I upload RAW files also) Regards!! Ezarateesteban 22:16, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

And also   (The RAW files is more to 100Mb so I can´t upload it) Ezarateesteban 19:09, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

Hi Ezarate, my proposal initially only as an unofficial upload. It might need an explanation. The crop brings the motif into the center and avoids most of the dark spots. The coloring (also a VW original color!) has two advantages: Higher contrast against background (right side) and reduced contrast against the outshined areas. What do you think about that? Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 15:28, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

Hi MagentaGreen thank you!! very nice!! We can use your version, you can overwrite my picture if you want. Regards!!
@Ezarate: Thank you for the confidence. When opening the RAW file I got the following message: Not a valid RAW-file. Nevertheless, here is my next proposal. MagentaGreen (talk) 17:32, 7 March 2017 (UTC)
@MagentaGreen: Thank you again but this picture was cleaned by Adamdaley anf it is just a QI, but can you upload your version in a different file. Regards!! Ezarateesteban 18:25, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

Today's featured pictureEdit

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Article(s): w:Main Page

Their is a tiny dust spot in the grey background, right in front of his eyes. --—አቤል ዳዊት?(Janweh64) (talk) 20:39, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
  •   Done @Janweh64: requested spot removed plus a few other minor blemishes retouched.
@Ww2censor: There is a line in the top-left. I think a by-product of an earlier retouching.—አቤል ዳዊት?(Janweh64) (talk) 03:37, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
@Janweh64: blemish removed as requested. Please mark as resolved if happy. Ww2censor (talk) 10:43, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks —አቤል ዳዊት?(Janweh64) (talk) 19:00, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Removing of Water stainsEdit

Is it possible to remove the water stains around the stones so that the ground does not have the dark discolorations?--Donna Gedenk (talk) 23:59, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

  Done PawełMM (talk) 08:13, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Photomontage (4)Edit

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Article(s): Políptico do Convento de Santiago de Palmela

Again, I come to you to an attempt of assembling several images according to the reconstrution of an ancient Polyptych given at the beginning of the entry, wich is:


Please put the available images over the scheme presented above. The images are:

First row from top, left fo right, the pink ones, because the blues are missing: File:Cristo Envia S. João e S. Tiago em Missão Apostólica.jpg File:Pregação de São Tiago Mestre da Lourinhã.jpg File:Santiago e Hermógenes.jpg

Second row from top, left fo right: File:O Corpo de São Tiago conduzido ao Paço da Rainha Loba Mestre da Lourinhã.jpg File:São Tiago combatendo os Mouros.jpg

Third row from top, left to right: File:Investidura de um Mestre da Ordem de Santiago Mestre da Lourinhã.jpg File:Entrega da Bandeira a um Mestre da Ordem de Santiago Mestre da Lourinhã.jpg File:Aparição da Virgem a um Mestre da Ordem de Santiago Mestre da Lourinhã.jpg

Thank you. GualdimG (talk) 10:53, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

  Done PawełMM (talk) 13:12, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

PawełMM Thank you, so much. Yet, is it possible, put down the first image of the third row, with the hole at the top, instead at the bottom?, because really the painting was cutted in the upper side, and so it is smaller than the others. GualdimG (talk) 18:22, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
@GualdimG: Done as requested. PawełMM (talk) 19:25, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
@PawełMM: Very well done. Thank you. GualdimG (talk) 20:20, 20 March 2017 (UTC)


Article(s): article in development - ro:Utilizator:Asybaris01/Nicolae Grigorescu

Request: Please correct this image composed of three scans in two pages. Asybaris01 (talk) 21:11, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

  Done PawełMM (talk) 15:04, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Please crop pictureEdit

Hello. Could someone crop this picture and keep the man holding the microphone please? And if you could add it to his infobox there, that would save us time. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 02:50, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

  Done PawełMM (talk) 06:32, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

Please clean up and enhanceEdit

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Article(s): James Ludington

New file (SVG if possible): clean up and enhance --—አቤል ዳዊት?(Janweh64) (talk) 21:39, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

  Done PawełMM (talk) 08:01, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

Picture of JesusEdit

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Articles: en:Christ Pantocrator, en:Depiction of Jesus, it:Gesù, etc.

This image illustrates Jesus in many Wikimedia projects. Would someone please fix glare around the face. --Triggerhippie4 (talk) 08:50, 23 March 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

  Done PawełMM (talk) 09:03, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

Thank you, PawełMM. However I thought it would be uploaded instead of the current one. It is widely used file, and the improvement is evident. This is a picture I've cropped from the original photo, anyway. Would you upload your retouch under old name and delete new file? --Triggerhippie4 (talk) 09:58, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
@Triggerhippie4: I have at the suggestion of you done. PawełMM (talk) 11:24, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
Many thanks. --Triggerhippie4 (talk) 11:43, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

Buckram: Please do a cleaner job of removing the address on this picture.Edit

Article(s): en:Buckram, many others.

This was done earlier this month, but the result has artifacts on it; it looks like there are some weirdly-textured smears across the top sheet. (Tilt a laptop screen back to get better contrast; it's really apparent there.) Can anyone do a cleaner job of it? If it's going to look like this, I'd prefer to just revert it unless there's a specific policy requiring the change. --grendel|khan 17:39, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

  Done PawełMM (talk) 15:06, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Oval cropEdit


Article(s): Katherine Routledge

Please oval crop and create as derivate file. Thanks --KAVEBEAR (talk) 21:29, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

  Done PawełMM (talk) 07:41, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 07:52, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

Photomontage (5)Edit

Again, I come to you to an attempt of assembling two images according to the reconstrution of an ancient Polyptych given at the beginning of the entry, wich is:

Article(s): Tríptico da Paixão de Cristo (Metsys)


Please put the two available images over the scheme presented above. The images are: File:Quentin Metsys Tríptico da Paixão de Cristo c 1517 3.jpg| Flagelação; and File:Quentin Metsys Tríptico da Paixão de Cristo c 1517 4.jpg| ECCE HOMO

Thank you. Greetings GualdimG (talk) 17:22, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s)

  Request taken by PawełMM (talk) 18:03, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

  Done PawełMM (talk) 18:22, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

@PawełMM: Thank You, so much. But, I´m sorry, is not possible reduce the width of the two images, so that the exterior side of the images match with the same of the blue triangles. Probably, is better delete the blue triangles. If shrink of the images is not suitable, I´ll made another scheme without the upper figures. The idea was to make similar to the reconstrution made by the Museum.GualdimG (talk) 18:42, 29 March 2017 (UTC)
@PawełMM: The original scheme is in excel. Should be better put the file here? Thank you, again. GualdimG (talk) 18:45, 29 March 2017 (UTC)
@GualdimG: Redone. I think it is OK. PawełMM (talk) 19:38, 29 March 2017 (UTC)