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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Émile Bertrand - Jules Massenet - Cendrillon poster.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on May 24, 2015. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2015-05-24. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:31, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

January-March 2015 Milhist reviewing award[edit]

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For completing 2 reviews during January-March 2015, on behalf of the Wikiproject Military History coordinators, I hereby award you the Wikistripe. Cheers, Peacemaker67 (crack... thump) 09:27, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

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Featured article for 20 May Signpost[edit]

Hello, I did not know where to put this. This was promoted 14 May, so I think it goes in the Signpost coming out next week.

attacking gopher
  • Camas pocket gopher (nominated by Gaff) Said to be "one of the most vicious animals known for its size", the camas pocket gopher of Oregon in the United States is born toothless, blind and hairless before growing to become a fearsome rodent. Fortunately the animal is herbivorous so its purring or twittering should not indicate danger to humans.

Blue Rasberry (talk) 15:23, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CX, May 2015[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/SG-1000[edit]

It would be nice, if you could close this one for me. Regards, 14:45, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Jane Addams[edit]

Jane Addams - Bain News Service.jpg
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Your image, File:Jane Addams - Bain News Service.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 02:39, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Illustrated War News, Dec. 23, 1914, page 38, left side - Darwan Sing Negi.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on June 24, 2015. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2015-06-24. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:03, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

  • The image has been rescheduled for the 26th. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:22, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

Potential FPs from Yorkshire GLAMwiki partnerships[edit]

Hi Adam, could I get some advice about the featured picture process. I'm running the Yorkshire Network GLAMwiki Project and I'd love to see some of the images get featured but am a little wary of COI issues and how to go about the process. Here's a gallery of just a few files that might be worth a shot but I'd appreciate your thoughts and perhaps you'll find more appropriate images in the relevant Commons Categories?

The commons cats are:

What do you think? Cheers PatHadley (talk) 11:42, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

@PatHadley: The first thing to do is to get them into all appropriate articles that they should be in. For example. the Franz Snyder would be an excellent candidate, but needs to be in an article for seven days. They may benefit from having suitable crops taken from them - for example, the map might benefit from cropping out the wood holding it down at the bottom and the black around it - these should, of course, be uploaded as separate files. Link the variants together: You say that there's a tiff available of the game stall, but that's not linked. An example of one I've restored and how I like to link things is File:Charlotte_Perkins_Gilman_c._1900.jpg - note the "Other versions" field; it doesn't matter exactly how you do it, though, so long as it's all linked.
These are clearly valuable resources. I can give some thoughts:
  • I don't think we've had a flythrough at FPC before. I suspect one with such credentials pass easily, one might want to add it to some articles on archaeological reconstruction, and consider an article on flythrough, but probably not necessary. User:Crisco 1492, any thoughts?
  • The strata map is excellent. Restoration is possible, though this will strain my computer a little bit. It may be unnecessary outside of an appropriate crop. Adam Cuerden (talk) 13:50, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
  • I think a flythrough would probably have a chance. Still finishing up an article, though, so I haven't had time to look at it in detail. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 13:58, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Cracking. Thanks for all the advice. I'll get them on more relevant articles and do some tweaked versions of some of them. Cheers PatHadley (talk) 14:31, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
@PatHadley: File:Coppergate Helmet YORCM CA665-1.jpg would be an excellent candidate as well. Adam Cuerden (talk) 14:47, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Actually, it strikes me as oversharpened. If there's access to the RAW files, I'd love to work with them. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 15:11, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Thanks for all this help folks!
  • I suspect that the Coppergate Helmet image is actually a scanned slide but I can't be sure. I'll have more of a poke around. I remember seeing some really good detailed shots of the filigree work too. (personally I'd love the excuse to pop it out the case and snap it again with the new kit at YMT.
  • I've had a quick go at adjusting the Smith map but have limited photoshop access. The current version in use on the article (File:Geological map Britain William Smith 1815.jpg) is much punchier and usable at small sizes but obviously lacks the resolution or authenticity/provenance of the Yorkshire Museum's copy. As can be seen from the Geological Soceity's recently rediscovered copy (here on Flickr but watermarked) the original colours were much brighter.
  • I'll also play with the Snyder. I'll see if I can get some info from the curators in order to be adding cropped details more informatively.
  • Cheers all! PatHadley (talk) 09:55, 5 June 2015 (UTC)
  • If there's a chance at retaking it, that would be great... shame I'm too darned far away to help. I'm ... somewhat handy with a camera myself. — Chris Woodrich (talk)

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'Strata of England and Wales' The William Smith Geological Map - Adjusted for clarity YORYM 2004 25
  • Right, here's a quick and dirty reworking of the map. Probably not good enough for FP but might be better for the article and inspire a more competent restoration attempt. Thoughts? @Crisco 1492: We'd love to have you, but at least I can now be confident that the skills in-house will do things justice! PatHadley (talk) 12:54, 5 June 2015 (UTC)
    • That seems to have changed the colours of the ink, amongst other issues. I'm not quite sure what you did to it... Adam Cuerden (talk) 13:02, 5 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Like I said, quick and dirty. I mostly used the automatic tools in GIMP (free and handy) and used the Geological Society's copy as a guide. Far too much scope for error but no more than the other versions on Commons? I'm more than happy for that to be over-written with a better version. PatHadley (talk) 10:23, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
  • @PatHadley: Yes, the ones I've seen look very good. Have you been editing to correct for lens distortion? I took a look at A Game Stall, and I note that the frame seems to bend. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 13:12, 5 June 2015 (UTC)
    • Also, there are slight parallax errors on the top of the frame. I'm curious as to whether or not you are using a panoramic head with your tripod. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 13:20, 5 June 2015 (UTC)
      • That image was taken by moving the tripod laterally on a trolley and then stitching with Microsoft ICE. It was a test that we were reasonably pleased with but perhaps for FP it'd be better to supply the calibrated single image? PatHadley (talk) 10:23, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
        • Ah, that explains it. I tried working with ICE for a while, but there were issues. It's a very fast and dirty program with room to modify the output. I believe Photoshop would work for a trolley shot (it's similar to scanning a work in multiple portions, after all, which I know is supported), but it can consume a lot of resources. PTGui works pretty well, too, and is less of a processor/RAM hog. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 12:23, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
          • We actually tried PhotoShop first and ICE was far better. Both have settings for tracking rather than panning. I'll have a crack with PTGui. We're looking into kit or a home-made rig that will enable us to move orthogonally sideways and up/down to get gridded stitches (that is just 3 shots in portrait). GigaPixel here we come! PatHadley (talk) 13:08, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
          • Interesting. If you use PT Gui, you may want to use the SmartBlend plugin. It handles parallax better. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 13:16, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

VisualEditor News #3—2015[edit]

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When you click on a link to an article, you now see more information:

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The link tool has been re-designed:

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There are separate tabs for linking to internal and external pages.

The user guide has more information about how to use VisualEditor.

Since the last newsletter, the Editing Team has created new interfaces for the link and citation tools, as well as fixing many bugs and changing some elements of the design. Some of these bugs affected users of VisualEditor on mobile devices. Status reports are posted on Mediawiki.org. The worklist for April through June is available in Phabricator.

A test of VisualEditor's effect on new editors at the English Wikipedia has just completed the first phase. During this test, half of newly registered editors had VisualEditor automatically enabled, and half did not. The main goal of the study is to learn which group was more likely to save an edit and to make productive, unreverted edits. Initial results will be posted at Meta later this month.

Recent improvements[edit]

Auto-fill features for citations are available at a few Wikipedias through the citoid service. Citoid takes a URL or DOI for a reliable source, and returns a pre-filled, pre-formatted bibliographic citation. If Citoid is enabled on your wiki, then the design of the citation workflow changed during May. All citations are now created inside a single tool. Inside that tool, choose the tab you want (⧼citoid-citeFromIDDialog-mode-auto⧽, ⧼citoid-citeFromIDDialog-mode-manual⧽, or ⧼citoid-citeFromIDDialog-mode-reuse⧽). The cite button is now labeled with the word "⧼visualeditor-toolbar-cite-label⧽" rather than a book icon, and the autofill citation dialog now has a more meaningful label, "⧼Citoid-citeFromIDDialog-lookup-button⧽", for the submit button.

The link tool has been redesigned based on feedback from Wikipedia editors and user testing. It now has two separate sections: one for links to articles and one for external links. When you select a link, its pop-up context menu shows the name of the linked page, a thumbnail image from the linked page, Wikidata's description, and/or appropriate icons for disambiguation pages, redirect pages and empty pages. Search results have been reduced to the first five pages. Several bugs were fixed, including a dark highlight that appeared over the first match in the link inspector (T98085).  

The special character inserter in VisualEditor now uses the same special character list as the wikitext editor. Admins at each wiki can also create a custom section for frequently used characters at the top of the list. Please read the instructions for customizing the list at mediawiki.org. Also, there is now a tooltip to describing each character in the special character inserter (T70425).

Several improvements have been made to templates. When you search for a template to insert, the list of results now contains descriptions of the templates. The parameter list inside the template dialog now remains open after inserting a parameter from the list, so that users don’t need to click on "Add more information" each time they want to add another parameter (T95696). The team added a new property for TemplateData, "Example", for template parameters. This optional, translatable property will show up when there is text describing how to use that parameter (T53049).

The design of the main toolbar and several other elements have changed slightly, to be consistent with the MediaWiki theme. In the Vector skin, individual items in the menu are separated visually by pale gray bars. Buttons and menus on the toolbar can now contain both an icon and a text label, rather than just one or the other. This new design feature is being used for the cite button on wikis where the Citoid service is enabled.

The team has released a long-desired improvement to the handling of non-existent images. If a non-existent image is linked in an article, then it is now visible in VisualEditor and can be selected, edited, replaced, or removed.

Let's work together[edit]

  • Share your ideas and ask questions at mw:VisualEditor/Feedback.
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  • If your Wikivoyage, Wikibooks, Wikiversity, or other community wants to have VisualEditor made available by default to contributors, then please contact James Forrester.
  • If you would like to request the Citoid automatic reference feature for your wiki, please post a request in the Citoid project on Phabricator. Include links to the TemplateData for the most important citation templates on your wiki.

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Ping[edit]

Hi Adam,

I don't know how closely you’ve followed the research project about VisualEditor, but since they will be moving into the data analysis phase before long, I wanted to personally ask a few "regulars" at WP:VEF to let me know if they’d seen anything unusual during the last week or two. (It's been a while since you've posted much there, but you're still in the top 10 all-time editors at WP:VEF.) Anyway, if you've seen anything or have any thoughts on it, then please let me know. There's a thread open at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback#Test feedback if you want, or you can always leave a note at my talk page or send me e-mail. Thanks, Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 06:19, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Strobridge & Co. Lith.- Ben-Hur - Klaw & Erlanger's Stupendous Production.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on June 30, 2015. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2015-06-30. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:59, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

Jeeves[edit]

Good to see you back[edit]

I hope your downtime was restful, or fruitful, or both. Tony (talk) 08:16, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
I love it Azumah1 (talk) 14:44, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Un ballo in maschera[edit]

Giuseppe Verdi, Un Ballo in maschera, Vocal score frontispiece - restoration.jpg
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Thank you for the support[edit]

South Beach Miami

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/I Lombardi alla prima crociata[edit]

Giuseppe Verdi, Lombardi alla prima crociata. Libretto, 1843 - Restoration.jpg
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Ideas[edit]

Hi, Adam.

I saw your comment at VPPR, and it looks like you might not have finished. (You seemed to be starting a numbered list, but there’s only one item in it.  ;-) Anyway, I thought you might like to know that they're working on a GuidedTour for VisualEditor (read up on it at phab:T89074 and phab:T101481). They're also currently working on some animated tutorials, like this one (a few other ideas listed at phab:T101211). If you've got more ideas, then leaving a note at WP:VEF or directly on the Phab tasks might be good. Thanks, Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 06:32, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi Adam, and thanks for the note. I'm dubious that experienced editors would accept yet another button cluttering up the upper right. Name, Echo, Talk, Sandbox, Prefs, Beta, Watchlist, Contributions, Log out (and the UTC clock for me) plus "Show/Hide VisualEditor" might be wider than some people's screens, especially if the screen is small and the fonts need to be large. The team has been looking at other options for asking editors if they want to opt-in, like a small pop-up note (try going to el:Special:Random – that might trigger the big pop-up that the Content Translation tool is using). It's complicated, though: if a notice is big enough (or bright enough, or whatever) to be noticed by most people, then it's big enough to be very annoying to some people. There are no options that are both "effective" and "unnoticeable". I've been thinking about another watchlist notice, or maybe a sitenotice (maybe one set to display only on 1% of page views or only once per account). I suppose that the current discussion is likely to have an unintended side effect as a sort of 'opt-in reminder', too.
I've talked to the team in the past about help buttons, and the goal is to include in-context help where it's needed, and otherwise to omit it. You can see an example of this in the Media dialog. Add or edit an image, and then look for the (?) icons next to the caption and alt text fields. They have several tasks on their list related to this idea, and the Design Research team is testing different components to see which need help. However, in the study, the people who had VisualEditor were able to successfully make just as many unreverted edits as those who didn't, so there's no logical reason to delay access over these improvements. I also watched the usual on-wiki help forums during the test, and I saw no problems related to VisualEditor. If you have suggestions for specific places to add in-context help, then please leave a note with details at WP:VEF.
There are plans to eventually integrate the editing environments, with the ability to switch back and forth at will. It'll look more like what they do in Mobile – first you open the editor, and then you switch to VisualEditor if/when you want to. (It's supposed to remember what you used for the last edit, so if you like VisualEditor, you won't have to switch every single time.) But this is a couple of years out.
You can make links in VisualEditor without taking your hands off your keyboard. I made this link without taking my hands off the keyboard until I needed to click the final "Save" button. Control+⌥ Option+v opens VisualEditor. I typed the sentence, selected a word, and typed Control+⌥ Option+k to open the link tool (I'm told that 'k' matches the shortcut in Google Docs and Microsoft Office). I used arrow keys to select the link target, and ↵ Enter to close it. Control+⌥ Option+s opens the Save dialog, where I typed the edit summary. The only thing I can't do from the keyboard is click the final "Save" button – and that's planned at phab:T98105. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 19:00, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

Carl Nielsen[edit]

Thanks, Adam, for taking an interest in this article and adding a new photograph of Carl Nielsen. Unfortunately it cannot be included until we have established its first date of publication. We went through a series of problems with photographs of Nielsen when the article was under examination for FA. I have in fact identified a number of early illustrated publications on Nielsen and will obtain them from the library when I return to Denmark in a couple of weeks time. Until then, I think it is safer to keep those that have been approved.--Ipigott (talk) 08:49, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Giovanna d'Arco[edit]

Giuseppe Verdi, Giovanna d'Arco, Vocal Score - Restoration.jpg
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The Bugle: Issue CXI, June 2015[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Les Troyens Set[edit]

Hector Berlioz, Les Troyens vocal score cover - Restoration.jpg
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Hector Berlioz, La Prise de Troie score cover - Restoration.jpg
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Hector Berlioz, Les Troyens à Carthage vocal score cover - Restoration.jpg
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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Portrait of ASTP crews - restoration.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on July 15, 2015. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2015-07-15. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:56, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

FPs for FC[edit]

Hey Adam, I was just checking in to see whether you would be able to get the FPs done for FC this week -- we would like to publish in 24-36 hours or so. If you could let me know either way, that'd be great. Thanks -- Go Phightins! 03:00, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Vertigomovie restoration.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on July 18, 2015. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2015-07-18. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:16, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

Spelling[edit]

The word is "occurrence".

This service is brought to you by Anal Pedants International Inc. -- Jack of Oz [pleasantries] 11:45, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

@JackofOz: Dagnabbit, I'm usually better about that. Adam Cuerden (talk) 11:49, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Help needed[edit]

Hi Adam, are you interested in helping out with this? Wikipedia:Labels/VE experiment edits Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 16:44, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Carl Nielsen[edit]

Carl Nielsen c. 1908 - Restoration.jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Kue[edit]

Jajan Pasar in Jakarta edit.JPG
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Your nomination for featured picture status, File:Jajan Pasar in Jakarta edit.JPG, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Armbrust The Homunculus 21:58, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for your nomination and support for the kue jajan pasar image. I do really appreciate it, this is my first featured picture, terima kasih. Gunkarta  talk  06:15, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/La traviata[edit]

Giuseppe Verdi, La traviata title page - Restoration.jpg
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Question[edit]

You've done an outstanding job on the restoration on the linking of the first transcontinental railroad image, and for that I owe you some thanks, however before I give it I have a question for you: since you are much better at locating and restoring images than I am, would you be interested in taking on another D&R nomination from me existing FP stock? TomStar81 (Talk) 19:54, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

The image in question is File:USS Pennsylvania moving into Lingayen Gulf.jpg (my very first FPC success story, incidentally :) Nommed by me back in August of 2005, the photo is coming up on 10 years as an FP but is below the current size limit for FPs, and to complicate matters there are two versions floating around, the featured version and a derivative linked from the page that shows the radar mast (apparently that got altered due to WWII censorship). I'd like to get the current FP switched to the version with radar mast included, but unless a higher resolution photo with the radar mast can be located the only success I'd have at FPC would be obtaining consensus to delist and replace with File:USS PENNSYLVANIA and battleship of COLORADO class followed by three cruisers move in line into Lingayen Gulf... - NARA - 520627.tif, an image with the need resolution but in need of a little TLC. If you know where we might find a version with the need resolution and the radar mast it would be the jackpot, but I'd settle for the second linked image restored to have a classic image updated to to meet current FP guidelines. Can you help? TomStar81 (Talk) 05:37, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
Here's the one with the radar mast. TomStar81 (Talk) 05:43, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
I'll defer to your judgement on that one then, although I did notice (having finally looked closely at both versions) that every other ship in both photos save but for Pennsylvania (the lead ship) has radar masts regardless of which version is used. In either event, would it be possible to restore the hi-res version for a delist-and-replace FP nomination? I would like for this one to remain an FP, but to do that I need some help. TomStar81 (Talk) 03:43, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Henry Atwell Thomas - Franz von Suppé - Fatinitza.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on July 23, 2015. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2015-07-23. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:26, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Nice memories when seeing it on the Main page, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:59, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
Preview: I used your FP of Rossini for a DYK, and it was chosen, naturally ;) - more nice memories, of singing his work this time, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:30, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: Really glad I could be of use! Adam Cuerden (talk) 15:50, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Robinson Crusoé[edit]

Jacques Offenbach - A. Jannin - Robinson Crusoé.jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Rigoletto redux[edit]

Giuseppe Verdi, Rigoletto, Vocal score illustration by Roberto Focosi - Restoration.jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/L'éclair[edit]

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Image at Ray Charles discography[edit]

Hi, can you maybe tell me why the image is not working in the infobox at Ray Charles discography?
Thanks in advance, Coldbolt (talk) 19:10, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Ariadne auf Naxos[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Westerlund 2[edit]

Could you close this for me? Armbrust The Homunculus 20:24, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Bird's eye view of Detroit, Michigan, 1889 - . Calvert Lithographing Co..jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on July 30, 2015. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2015-07-30. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:26, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/My Man Jeeves[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/William Tell Told Again[edit]

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Signpost Featured Content[edit]

Hi, Adam,
I have been organizing the Signpost archives and have gotten through almost all 10 1/2 years of issues and I just wanted to say how beautiful the Featured Content page has become. If you look through older issues (Category:Wikipedia Signpost Featured content archives), you can see how the Featured Content page used to be a list of articles that had reached FA status and a few thumbnail images.
But now it is just visually gorgeous. I know it takes a lot of work and several editors each week to produce such a high quality article. But having seen what the page used to look like has just made me appreciate the current state of the page even more and I wanted to tell you that. Liz Read! Talk! 21:04, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

Family Quarrels[edit]

Adam, you may like the image I have included in this new article. Best, --Smerus (talk) 18:11, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Fixing[edit]

Hey Adam,

While creating the FP nomination of Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Shrinika performing Abhinaya, I got missed something, the caption is not showing the direct link to the page, could you try fixing it ? I tried but again it was getting confused. DreamSparrow Chat 20:44, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

  • Thank you so much. I have added the image to the article Abhinaya. How is it now ? DreamSparrow Chat 20:54, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Adam, kindly have a look at this. I have requested Criso also to check this out. Am not that confident but still, feel to keep, check it out once and either way comment please. DreamSparrow Chat 21:16, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Aida: Act IV Scene 2[edit]

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FA review[edit]

Hi Adam,

A couple of weeks ago you posted a helpful image review at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Hu Zhengyan/archive1, for which I posted some requests for clarification. I hate to pester, but would you mind looking them over and replying? The review's been up for over a month now, and I'm concerned about it getting archived. Much obliged, Yunshui  08:20, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Hi Adam. Sorry to bother you again, but if you could at least find time to comment on the letter image at some point I'd be very grateful. Yunshui  09:32, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
I don't know if you've seen this or not, but the article's now been promoted and the FA review closed. However, if you'd like to further discuss the images or help out in improving them, please do feel free to post to the talkpage there; I'd be glad of your help. Yunshui  08:47, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Verdi conducts Aida[edit]

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Thank you very much :-)![edit]

It's a nice thought to remember a friend, and it's very useful :-). Thanks! Dryopterisery (talk) 17:08, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Médée[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXII, July 2015[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/A Negress[edit]

Could you close this delist nomination for me? (This isn't automated, it's enough if you do step 1. I can do the others, if you want.) Armbrust The Homunculus 13:13, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/La forza del destino[edit]

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GV GA[edit]

Oops! Looks like we inadvertently clashed with our edits (at 06:58) - I will stand back now until you are through - many thanks for your care- best,--Smerus (talk) 07:22, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Ceiling of the Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/La favorite[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Aida at Masada, Isræl[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Béatrice et Bénédict[edit]

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The relentless...[edit]

...march of technology! Sca (talk) 14:04, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Summerhill[edit]

Hi Adam, I'm a big admirer of your restoration work. Do you take requests? I use File:SummerhillSchool.jpg in a whole lot of articles and it would be great to have it fixed up to FP quality. (I'm trying to secure a few more images of historic figures in alternative education too, if you'd be interested.) – czar 04:53, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Ambroise Thomas[edit]

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Invitation to participate in an interview[edit]

Hi Adam, Ian Rose and I are hoping to run a group interview with some of the editors who have worked on military history-themed FPs in the next issue of The Bugle and we'd like to invite you to participate. If you have time, I'd appreciate it if you could post responses at Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/News/August 2015/Interview by 14 August. Please let me know if you have any questions. Regards, Nick-D (talk) 11:27, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks a lot for your responses Adam Nick-D (talk) 00:24, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Attila[edit]

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September and October Bugle[edit]

Hi Adam, Nick and I find what we'll both be travelling in September and October so was wondering if you'd be able to organise FPs for the Bugle for those months' issues. We should be able to organise the other parts of the Bugle through the MilHist coordinators but be great if you could handle FPs while we're away (of course happy for you to do them any time but September and October will be particularly helpful). Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 05:55, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

@Ian Rose: I should be able to. If nothing else, today marks the end of what was a very stressful waiting game, and I can't help but feel that, good or bad, I'll be better in a month from today than I've been in any of the three stressful months prior. Adam Cuerden (talk) 06:30, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
That's great to hear, Adam -- on all counts! Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 06:32, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks also from me Adam Nick-D (talk) 08:41, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

LOUDER[edit]

Hi Adam. FYI, I found a bunch more audio files that are great except for audibility. Many of them have little or no static. However, instead of asking you or User:Graham87 to boost the volume, I did this. Cheers.Anythingyouwant (talk) 21:06, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

In case you and/or User:Graham87 is interested, here's a link to updated information about this. Anythingyouwant (talk) 22:46, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Louder but now in very bad quality[edit]

Hi Adam. Thank you for handling our audio files. The sound is louder but the quality has deteriorated massively by your edit (original 102 MB, your edit with 38 MB). You cannot use a standard filter program to edit sound of shellac discs, because 78 rpm records have no RIAA curve (the most filter programs uses RIAA or DECCA). The linear increase of the mid frequencies make the music louder, but reduces the quality drastically! We digitize all gramophone records without the use of any filtering software in studio quality with professional audio equipment in 24-Bit/192 kHz. Files which we have digitized before August 2014 we will replace in the next months with a file in better quality. Commons users are warmly welcome to improve the quality. Can you please upload a new file in better quality? Thank you for your cooperation. Pdproject (talk) 22:50, 4 August 2015 (CET) - more infos: Sound/list#Pdproject

I know very little about restoring sound from old records. But I'm glad to learn. There's a Wikipedia article about it here. User:Pdproject, the original file that you uploaded to Wikimedia Commons is still available without any alterations, and Adam merely created a separate file. If Adam does as you have requested, and replaces the separate file with one that has 102 MB, will it sound better or worse to us, or will we not be able to tell the difference? In any event, you will be replacing the original file with a better one soon, and so any improvement that Adam makes now in the separate file he created will become insufficient once you replace the original file? Cheers.Anythingyouwant (talk) 16:28, 5 August 2015 (UTC)
I have started a table here showing some very successful music restoration efforts here at Wikipedia. Adam, please feel free to add items to the list. Cheers.Anythingyouwant (talk) 17:27, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Don Carlo[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Otello Act I set design model[edit]

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Moving Burma to Myanmar - new 2015 poll[edit]

You participated in a Burma RM in the past so I'm informing you of another RM. I hope I didn't miss anyone. New move attempt of Burma>Myanmar Fyunck(click) (talk) 08:09, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Hudson's Soap advertisement[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Albert Reiss LOC ggbain-25651.jpg[edit]

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Flash Player image[edit]

Hi, Adam. Could you upload this one in full resolution to Commons? We currently have him from the same source, but this is noticeably cropped and the original seems to be absent. I've tried Dezoomify and View page info in Firefox, but neither worked for me. Brandmeistertalk 15:55, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

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Copyright[edit]

Adam,

This has come to my attention while searching for some interesting things about Idukki Dam. Am not sure, but I felt this must be a copyrighted property of some other people, kindly have a look. DreamSparrow Chat 13:51, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Gilbert Duprez as Gaston in Giuseppe Verdi's Jérusalem[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXIII, August 2015[edit]

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File:General Winter.jpg[edit]

Could you check, whether this Gallica file has a higher resolution version than 1,024 × 1,540?
Regards, Armbrust The Homunculus 18:41, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

@Armbrust: Most definitely. Adam Cuerden (talk) 05:37, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Christoph Willibald Gluck[edit]

Joseph Siffred Duplessis - Christoph Willibald Gluck - Google Art Project.jpg
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Your nomination for featured picture status, File:Joseph Siffred Duplessis - Christoph Willibald Gluck - Google Art Project.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Armbrust The Homunculus 14:42, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Urania's Mirror[edit]

Adam, I'm giving you a hard time on the FAC, but only because I like the the article and think that while close it is not quite there yet. My sence is that with a little more it should do. Ceoil (talk) 08:11, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Request for restoration[edit]

Adam, could you do one of your fine restoration jobs on File:Conestoga wagon on Oregon_Trail - NARA - 286056.jpg? I would be happy if you nominated it at FPC when you've finished. Thanks, --Pine 16:47, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

Fairy[edit]

I was just going to ask if you'd had any time to do anything on that absinthe poster, but it looks like you are snowed under; do we have any other restorers that would be willing to do a restoration for a scantily clad beauty (not me; the poster model)? Belle (talk) 00:20, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Siegfried[edit]

Adam, could you please give me your opinion as to whether File:Siegfried - Heinrich Gudehus.jpg qualifies for PD status? It seems to me to be unclear. Thanks and best regards, --Smerus (talk) 13:48, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

  • Many thanks for helpful and incredibly speedy response. I'm trying to tidy up the individual Ring opera articles with a view maybe to GA/FA at some stage. At present they are not very well-written and they lean (too) heavily on Rackham for illustrations when I am sure there are many photos of historic productions around - as you've clearly demonstrated. The Paris set illustrations e.g. could be good. If you have time to sort out some good Ring photos over the near future I'd be very grateful. Also I'm seeking a good one for Lohengrin, where the infobox is currently using a snap from a not particularly special recent production. Best, --Smerus (talk) 16:42, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 September newsletter[edit]

The finals for the 2015 Wikicup has now begun! Congrats to the 8 contestants who have survived to the finals, and well done and thanks to everyone who took part in rounds 3 and 4.

In round 3, we had a three-way tie for qualification among the wildcard contestants, so we had 34 competitors. The leader was by far Scotland Casliber (submissions) in Group B, who earned 1496 points. Although 913 of these points were bonus points, he submitted 15 articles in the DYK category. Second place overall was Philadelphia Coemgenus (submissions) at 864 points, who although submitted just 2 FAs for 400 points, earned double that amount for those articles in bonus points. Everyone who moved forward to Round 4 earned at least 100 points.

The scores required to move onto the semifinals were impressive; the lowest scorer to move onto the finals was 407, making this year's Wikicup as competitive as it's always been. Our finalists, ordered by round 4 score, are:

  1. Belarus Cas Liber (submissions), who is competing in his sixth consecutive Wikicup final, again finished the round in first place, with an impressive 1666 points in Pool B. Casliber writes about the natural sciences, including ornithology, botany and astronomy. A large bulk of his points this round were bonus points.
  2. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) (FP bonus points), second place both in Pool B and overall, earned the bulk of his points with FPs, mostly depicting currency.
  3. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), first in Pool A, came in third. His specialty is natural science articles; in Round 4, he mostly submitted articles about insects and botany. Five out of the six of the GAs he submitted were level-4 vital articles.
  4. Somerset Harrias (submissions), second in Pool A, took fourth overall. He tends to focus on articles about cricket and military history, specifically the 1640s First English Civil War.
  5. Washington, D.C. West Virginian (submissions), from Pool A, was our highest-scoring wildcard. West Virginia tends to focus on articles about the history of (what for it!) the U.S. state of West Virginia.
  6. Somerset Rodw (submissions), from Pool A, likes to work on articles about British geography and places. Most of his points this round were earned from two impressive accomplishments: a GT about Scheduled monuments in Somerset and a FT about English Heritage properties in Somerset.
  7. United States Rationalobserver (submissions), from Pool B, came in seventh overall. RO earned the majority of her points from GARs and PRs, many of which were earned in the final hours of the round.
  8. England Calvin999 (submissions), also from Pool B, who was competing with RO for the final two spots in the final hours, takes the race for most GARs and PRs—48.

The intense competition between RO and Calvin999 will continue into the finals. They're both eligible for the Newcomers Trophy, given for the first time in the Wikicup; whoever makes the most points will win it.

Good luck to the finalists; the judges are sure that the competition will be fierce!

Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs), Miyagawa (talk · contribs) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs) 11:47, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

CSS crop for Götterdämmerung[edit]

I'm not a fan of the hard crop (which I learned from you). If this works for you, be my guest...--Godot13 (talk) 08:05, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

Question about Wikinews[edit]

hello Adam, I found my self in trouble on Wikinews. Now i found your article Proposal for closing of Wikinews. Especially i am interested on on Paragraph Wikinews_actively_drives_users_of. It kind of describes my situation. Do you have any experience there?--85.94.172.236 (talk) 16:03, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Tomb of Bibi Jawindi.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on October 1, 2015. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2015-10-01. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:02, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Les contes d'Hoffmann (prologue)[edit]

Pierre-Auguste Lamy (?) - Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach, prologue.jpg
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Your image, File:Pierre-Auguste Lamy (?) - Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach, prologue.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 05:18, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Les contes d'Hoffmann (Olympia act)[edit]

Pierre-Auguste Lamy (?) - Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach, Olympia act.jpg
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Your image, File:Pierre-Auguste Lamy (?) - Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach, Olympia act.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 14:28, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

FC[edit]

Hi Adam, since it looks like the regulars aren't available this week, I was asked to do FC. I hope you don't mind if I experiment a little in this one edition. Thanks and looking forward to your return. Tony (talk) 12:30, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Les contes d'Hoffmann (Giulietta act)[edit]

Pierre-Auguste Lamy (?) - Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach, Giulietta act.jpg
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Your image, File:Pierre-Auguste Lamy (?) - Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach, Giulietta act.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 14:29, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Flickr - …trialsanderrors - Madam Ada Castello and Jupiter, poster for Ringling Brothers, ca. 1899.jpg[edit]

Flickr - …trialsanderrors - Madam Ada Castello and Jupiter, poster for Ringling Brothers, ca. 1899.jpg
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Your image, File:Flickr - …trialsanderrors - Madam Ada Castello and Jupiter, poster for Ringling Brothers, ca. 1899.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 22:16, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Götterdämmerung Also Let's See If The Signpost Fixes the Nom Names this Week.[edit]

Max Brückner - Otto Henning - Richard Wagner - Final scene of Götterdämmerung.jpg
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Your image, File:Max Brückner - Otto Henning - Richard Wagner - Final scene of Götterdämmerung.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 22:01, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXIV, September 2015[edit]

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Help us improve wikimeets by filling in the UK Wikimeet survey![edit]

Hello! I'm running a survey to identify the best way to notify Wikimedians about upcoming UK wikimeets (informal, in-person social meetings of Wikimedians), and to see if we can improve UK wikimeets to make them accessible and attractive to more editors and readers. All questions are optional, and it will take about 10 minutes to complete. Please fill it in at:

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Thanks! Mike Peel (talk) 17:59, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Pierre Gaveaux[edit]

Pierre Gaveaux by Edmé Quenedey (1821).jpg
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Your image, File:Pierre Gaveaux by Edmé Quenedey (1821).jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 03:46, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Arrival of the Hungarians[edit]

Could you close this one for me? Regards, Armbrust The Homunculus 07:32, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

POTD notification (Agir)[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:S.M. Küstenpanzerschiff Ägir - restoration.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on October 15, 2015. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2015-10-15. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:28, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

ITN[edit]

FYI, I defended your honor here. Sca (talk) 15:49, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

Sorry I missed the debate - I would have supported if I'd seen it in time. Though I doubt it would have made any difference.  — An optimist on the run! (logged on as Pek the Penguin) 12:17, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

FLRC notification[edit]

I have nominated List of major opera composers for featured list removal here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets the featured list criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks; editors may declare to "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Giants2008 (Talk) 00:28, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Pluto (enhanced colour)[edit]

Pluto-01 Stern 03 Pluto Color TXT.jpg
Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, File:Pluto-01 Stern 03 Pluto Color TXT.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Armbrust The Homunculus 15:09, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

commons:Category:Media contributed by KITLV[edit]

VisualEditor update[edit]

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This note is only delivered to English Wikipedia subscribers of the visual editor's newsletter.

The location of the visual editor's preference has been changed from the "Beta" tab to the "Editing" section of your preferences on this wiki. The setting now says Temporarily disable the visual editor while it is in beta. This aligns en.wiki with almost all the other WMF wikis; it doesn’t mean the visual editor is complete, or that it is no longer “in beta phase” though.

This action has not changed anything else for editors: it still honours editors’ previous choices about having it on or off; logged-out users continue to only have access to wikitext; the “Edit” tab is still after the “Edit source” one. You can learn more at the visual editor’s talk page.

We don’t expect this to cause any glitches, but in case your account no longer has the settings that you want, please accept our apologies and correct it in the Editing tab of Special:Preferences. Thank you for your attention, Elitre (WMF) -16:32, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

Signpost FC[edit]

Hi, Adam,
I don't know if you are still like to work on the Signpost article on Featured Content but this week's edition has just been posted, if you would like to help with some descriptions or resizing photos: Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2015-10-07/Featured content. Thanks for your help! Liz Read! Talk! 16:35, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

ITN[edit]

I definitely agree with you that there are problems at ITN, especially with inconsistent criteria being applied to similar noms and then complete disregard towards others. I think we need input from more editors though, to fix it. We need to be actively trying to shape it to be the best it can be. – Muboshgu (talk) 02:35, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXV, October 2015[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Renée Adorée[edit]

Hi, I would be much grateful if you could give your opinion about this. Regards, Yann (talk) 11:01, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Moenitarri warrior in the costume of the dog danse 0056v.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on November 10, 2015. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2015-11-10. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:38, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Irish WWI poster - Is Your Home Worth Fighting For? - Hely's Limited, Litho, Dublin.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on November 11, 2015. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2015-11-11. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:16, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

VisualEditor News #5—2015[edit]

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Click the pencil icon to open the editor for a page. Inside that, use the gear menu in the upper right corner to "Switch to visual editing".

The editing button will remember which editing environment you used last time, and give you the same one next time. The desktop site will be switching to a system similar to this one in the coming months.

You can read and help translate the user guide, which has more information about how to use the visual editor.

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor Team has fixed many bugs, added new features, and made some small design changes. They post weekly status reports on mediawiki.org. Their workboard is available in Phabricator. Their current priorities are improving support for languages like Japanese and Arabic, making it easier to edit on mobile devices, and providing rich-media tools for formulæ, charts, galleries and uploading.

Recent improvements[edit]

Educational features: The first time you use the visual editor, it now draws your attention to the Link and ⧼visualeditor-toolbar-cite-label⧽ tools. When you click on the tools, it explains why you should use them. (T108620) Alongside this, the welcome message for new users has been simplified to make editing more welcoming. (T112354) More in-software educational features are planned.

Links:  It is now easier to understand when you are adding text to a link and when you are typing plain text next to it. (T74108T91285) The editor now fully supports ISBN, PMID or RFC numbers. (T109498, T110347, T63558)  These "magic links" use a custom link editing tool.

Uploads:  Registered editors can now upload images and other media to Commons while editing. Click the new tab in the "Insert Media" tool. You will be guided through the process without having to leave your edit. At the end, the image will be inserted. This tool is limited to one file at a time, owned by the user, and licensed under Commons's standard license. For more complex situations, the tool links to more advanced upload tools. You can also drag the image into the editor. This will be available in the wikitext editor later.

Mobile:  Previously, the visual editor was available on the mobile Wikipedia site only on tablets. Now, editors can use the visual editor on any size of device. (T85630)  Edit conflicts were previously broken on the mobile website. Edit conflicts can now be resolved in both wikitext and visual editors. (T111894) Sometimes templates and similar items could not be deleted on the mobile website. Selecting them caused the on-screen keyboard to hide with some browsers. Now there is a new "Delete" button, so that these things can be removed if the keyboard hides. (T62110) You can also edit table cells in mobile now.

Rich editing tools:  You can now add and edit sheet music in the visual editor. (T112925)  There are separate tabs for advanced options, such as MIDI and Ogg audio files. (T114227 and T113354)  When editing formulæ and other blocks, errors are shown as you edit. It is also possible to edit some types of graphs; adding new ones, and support for new types, will be coming.

On the English Wikipedia, the visual editor is now automatically available to anyone who creates an account. The preference switch was moved to the normal location, under Special:Preferences.

Future changes[edit]

You will soon be able to switch from the wikitext to the visual editor after you start editing. (T49779) Previously, you could only switch from the visual editor to the wikitext editor. Bi-directional switching will make possible a single edit tab. (T102398) This project will combine the "Edit" and "Edit source" tabs into a single "Edit" tab, similar to the system already used on the mobile website. The "Edit" tab will open whichever editing environment you used last time.

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Ixion[edit]

Ixion.jpg
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Your nomination for featured picture status, File:Ixion.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Armbrust The Homunculus 06:11, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Agdam[edit]

Aghdam 6.jpg
Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, File:Aghdam 6.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Armbrust The Homunculus 03:18, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

Balanced scales[edit]

Hi Adam. I left a message for you here. (Please ping me.) -- {{u|BullRangifer}} {Talk} 15:54, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

Possibly unfree File:Alphonse Allais - Funeral March for the Obsequies of a Deaf Man.ogg[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Alphonse Allais - Funeral March for the Obsequies of a Deaf Man.ogg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree files because its copyright status is unclear or disputed. If the file's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. You may find more information on the file description page. You are welcome to add comments to its entry at the discussion if you object to the listing for any reason. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 15:03, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015: The results[edit]

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WikiCup 2015 is now in the books! Congrats to our finalists and winners, and to everyone who took part in this year's competition.

This year's results were an exact replica of last year's competition. For the second year in a row, the 2015 WikiCup champion is Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) (FP bonus points). All of his points were earned for an impressive 253 featured pictures and their associated bonus points (5060 and 1695, respectively). His entries constituted scans of currency from all over the world and scans of medallions awarded to participants of the U.S. Space program. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) came in second place; she earned by far the most bonus points (4082), for 4 featured articles, 15 good articles, and 147 DYKs, mostly about in her field of expertise, natural science. Belarus Cas Liber (submissions), a finalist every year since 2010, came in third, with 2379 points.

Our newcomer award, presented to the best-performing new competitor in the WikiCup, goes to United States Rationalobserver (submissions). Everyone should be very proud of the work they accomplished. We will announce our other award winners soon.

A full list of our award winners are:

We warmly invite all of you to sign up for next year's competition. Discussions and polls concerning potential rules changes are also open, and all are welcome to participate. The WikiCup judges will be back in touch over the coming months, and we hope to see you all in the 2016 competition. Until then, it only remains to once again congratulate our worthy winners, and thank all participants for their involvement! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send.

Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · logs), Miyagawa (talk · contribs · logs) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · logs) 18:39, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

Restoration question[edit]

Hi Adam, about your proposed replacement on FP nom. of Nikola Tesla, [1]. I am wondering if you want to restore it? If you are not particularly interested, I am interested in restoring it, hopefully with your input and feedback on the restoration. FYI, I use GIMP and I have more to learn about restoring images. Hopefully the final result will be good. And if you want to restore it, I understand, you have my FP support vote in advance. Bammesk (talk) 03:26, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:S.M. kleiner kreuzer Gefion - restoration, borderless.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on November 30, 2015. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2015-11-30. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:38, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

JSTOR cleanup drive[edit]

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Hello TWL users! We hope JSTOR has been a useful resource for your work. We're organizing a cleanup drive to correct dead links to JSTOR articles – these require JSTOR access and cannot easily be corrected by bot. We'd love for you to jump in and help out!


See the list


Sent of behalf of Nikkimaria for The Wikipedia Library's JSTOR using MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:18, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXVI, November 2015[edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

Hi,
You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:31, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Noel Coward Allan warren edit 1.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on December 16, 2015. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2015-12-16. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:24, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:S.M. Küstenpanzerschiff Odin im Salut - restoration.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on December 19, 2015. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2015-12-19. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:31, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

???[edit]

Adam, what's up with the feral kitten?Sca (talk) 14:21, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
so many pics :) United kingdoms my home (talk) 21:20, 16 December 2015 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:S.M. Linienschiff Kurfürst Friedrich Wilhelm - restoration, border removed.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on January 4, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-01-04. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:38, 16 December 2015 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn - Jeremia treurend over de verwoesting van Jeruzalem - Google Art Project.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on January 5, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-01-05. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:38, 16 December 2015 (UTC)

(Season's Greetings)[edit]

Viggo Johansen: Happy Christmas (1891)
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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
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Frohe Weinachten und
alles gute zur neuen Jahr!
Wesołych Świąt i
Szczęśliwego nowego roku!
Linksmų Kalėdų ir
laimingų Naujųjų Metų!

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WikiCup 2016 is just around the corner...[edit]

Hello everyone, and we would like to wish you all a happy holiday season. As you will probably already know, the 2016 WikiCup begins in the new year; there is still time to sign up. There are some changes we'd like to announce before the competition begins.

After two years of serving as WikiCup judge, User:Miyagawa has stepped down as judge. He deserves great thanks and recognition for his dedication and hard work, and for providing necessary transition for a new group of judges in last year's Cup. Joining Christine (User:Figureskatingfan) and Jason (User:Sturmvogel 66) is Andrew (User:Godot13), a very successful WikiCup competitor and expert in Featured Pictures; he won the two previous competitions. This is a strong judging team, and we anticipate lots of enjoyment and good work coming from our 2016 competitors.

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Merry Christmas and happy new year[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXVII, December 2015[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Georg Giese[edit]

Could you close this for me? Regards, Armbrust The Homunculus 22:46, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Season's Greetings[edit]

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A very happy holidays to you! --Godot13 (talk) 06:21, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/An early implementation of Java on the internet[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your professionalism and open-mindedness. Wikipedia needs more editors like you! Best, -- Notecardforfree (talk) 07:14, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

inre: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The Future of Food[edit]

THIS is the unsourced stub you chose to take to AFD. As truly decent sources were plentiful and as notability is determined through sources available, even if not used and even though improving was not required, I took a few of the many and addressed issues thusly.... taking the 1927 characters (320 words) start-class-needing-work and turned it into a quite decent and well-sourced 6872 characters (1112 words) B-class article... a 3x expansion.. Might you care to defend your strange assertion that there was only a "bare smattering of coverage" over at the AFD? Thanks, Schmidt, Michael Q. 20:16, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

2016[edit]

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Happy New Year 2016!
Did you know ... that back in 1885, Wikipedia editors wrote Good Articles with axes, hammers and chisels?

Thank you for your contributions to this encyclopedia using 21st century technology. I hope you don't get any unneccessary blisters.
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Wikiclaus' Cheer ![edit]

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Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season, and all best for the New Year! Hafspajen (talk) 17:43, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/The Thin Red Line[edit]

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Notability and reliability[edit]

Hi Adam, hope your 2016 is beginning well.

Your idea that topics must have "notable sources" in order to be proven notable makes sense, but if you think about it it would run into problems.

For example, say I wanted to write about a topic, like "dogs". "Notable" means "has received significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the subject". Suppose we changed "reliable" to "notable". I found two books, What are Dogs? by Adams, and Canid Evolution, by Birch, which discussed dogs. If I had to prove those sources were themselves notable (not just reliable), I'd need to find two notable sources discussing What are Dogs? by Adams and two notable sources discussing Canid Evolution by Birch. Say I did find two sources discussing the first book. Well, then I'd just have to prove that they were notable in turn, meaning that they had been discussed by two notable sources.... the cycle would never end. That's why we rely on things like WP:Identifying reliable sources to decide that, if a source has been published in a peer-reviewed journal or published by a reputable academic publisher, it's reliable enough, and we don't have to go hunting down other people's reviews of the source. FourViolas (talk) 13:28, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

@FourViolas: Not asking it to descend all the way down. But neologisms are surely a special case, especially as the question we're asking is "Has the neologism gained independent notability from the book?" - no-one doubts the book is notable, it's whether the term it created is. And that, surely, deserves higher standards. I don't want to trivialise Joy's work - it seems a useful analysis, hence why there's lots of summaries of it - so, if you'll forgive jumping to fiction, take, say, terms created for a fantasy book like hobbit and Nazgul. Those kind of things need much better sources to spin off. We can't have articles on every term created by any notable book, we need to establish the term has notability independent of the book, and that needs notable sources. Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:36, 4 January 2016 (UTC)
Okay, I think I see where you're coming from now. There needs to be particularly strong evidence to show that two articles should exist, one on the book that introduced the idea and one on the idea. But WP:NEO deals with that, and it doesn't say anything about "notable sources". As you pointed out [2], sources which happen to be notable themselves are not necessarily useful sources for encyclopedic coverage.
It comes down to the same question as before: does significant, reliable, independent coverage exist about the idea that is not simply about the book? This is the key, and it's a subjective question on which we disagree. We'll see what consensus decides. Thanks for being willing to discuss! FourViolas (talk) 17:28, 4 January 2016 (UTC)
(ec) Adam, this may all make sense to you (it sounds pretty arbitrary to me, but that's not the point), but it does not correspond to any guideline or policy that I know of, and quite clearly goes against the explanation of what notability is (and what it is for) at WP:NOTE. Josh Milburn (talk) 17:37, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

Allah jang Palsoe[edit]

  • Question for you, one restorer to another: think it's worth the trouble of going through the whole book, or just cleaning up that (really messy) cover? — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:10, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
  • @Crisco 1492: What else is in the book? It does seem like preserving Indonesian heritage would mean a scan of the whole book would be valuable, but I'm not sure restoration would be needed for every page, unless there's interesting things in the book worth having on Wikipedia. Adam Cuerden (talk) 09:28, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Oh, the book's on Wikipedia now (File:Allah jang Palsoe (1919).pdf). I was just thinking that having the whole book (with readable, copy-paste-able, accurate text) would make for an interesting FP. It's just a lot more work. Nothing as bad as the title page, but still. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 10:29, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
@Crisco 1492: I'd be inclined to run it by the FPC crowd first. Don't want to be in a situation where you do it - and then can't get it promoted. Adam Cuerden (talk) 10:50, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
  • I'll see what I can do. The cover itself was a pain. Fortunately most of the damage was outside of the design. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 10:52, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Request for trwiki[edit]

Hey Adam, hope all is fine since we last talked. We have a request for trwiki if you would be interested. Could you check your message page there? İyivikiler... ho? ni! 06:30, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the guidance! I think it will help us have a user interested in restoration :) İyivikiler... ho? ni! 06:33, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

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Strayhorn[edit]

FYI, your image changes to Strayhorn broke the second picture (missing File:). I fixed it, but just a reminder to be careful :) —Luis (talk) 06:19, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Women of Britain Say - "Go!"[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

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Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Kaiserin Augusta verlässt Newyork, Chromo-Lithographie von C. Saltzmann 95, nr13 aus G. Wislicenus, Unsre Kriegsflotte - restored, borderless.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on February 2, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-02-02. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:54, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/A Wee "Scrap of Paper" is Britain's Bond[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Jules Massenet[edit]

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Composers[edit]

Thanks, Adam. The only other one that occurs to me at the moment is Čiurlionis (Choor' lee-ohn' is), in whom I have some personal interest due time spent in Lithuania years ago. I collaborated with Haffy on preparation of the article. It's mainly about Čiurlionis the artist, tho there's a section on his music, too, much of which I like. Enjoy. Sca (talk) 22:26, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Camille Saint-Saëns by Pierre Petit[edit]

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Enjoyed your restorations[edit]

Louis Miller (Efim Bandes), after conversion.

Hi Adam. I enjoyed your before-and-after restorations at Jimbotalk. The issue of copyright and credit of such work is of course complicated by international boundaries and evolving case law, but of course in terms of general principles such work should be regarded as copyrightable and crediting should be done by reusers. This doesn't touch upon the issue of Commons categories, which I personally couldn't care less about.

This is actually written unrelated to that, I just wanted to share a restoration technique with you that you might find interesting.

From THIS image in a pdf of a journal article to THIS more or less encyclopedia-ready image.

My technique is as follows: I run multiple Blur More filters, like 3 or 4 or 5 or 6, followed by brightness and contrast adjustment. Then the usual manual removal of artifacts with the cloning tool or by painting. Then I run an Unsharp Mask filter. Sometimes, as in this case, I repeated the process a second time, typically going lighter with the Blur More filters the second time around. I also sweeten things with color at the end, more often than not.

This technique is something for you to think about and to play with anyway, since you're obviously a world class digital restoration person. The theory is that with judicious filter use the process going from a photograph to a newspaper or magazine halftone can be largely reversed and the original greyscale image approximated.

Best regards, —Tim /// Carrite (talk) 20:35, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

  • Also working on individual channels (RGB, CMYK, LAB) can yield useful results- that's techniques I haven't been able to master Face-smile.svg. Fading the unsharp mask in luminance mode reduces the tendency to produce coloured fringes. Xanthomelanoussprog (talk) 08:53, 19 January 2016 (UTC)
  • @Carrite and Xanthomelanoussprog: I tend to find coloured fringes are best dealt with with hue/saturation tools, at least, depending on the image. If it's more-or-less black and white (e.g. yellowed paper, brown ink would be fine) you can just drop the saturation of all non-yellow, non-red colours to nothing. If some of the colours exist on the image, you can often select them out of the area being adjusted.
As for Miller, your work on de-halftoning that image is almost as good as it's going to get, I think, from that source (try using either the "smudge" tool or a clonestamp tool to remove the obvious artefacts around the edges of the collar and I think you'll get some noticeable improvement fairly easily). I would encourage you to upload the original as well and link to it - it helps document the work. I will admit I tend to skip over that kind of work, but that's more because I have such a big backlog and I know others are capable of improving such things. May as well focus on the things I don't trust others to do. =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:18, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

A request[edit]

Hi Adam, I uploaded a restoration in this nom, your input is appreciated, thanks. Bammesk (talk) 02:54, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Charles Gounod[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Jacques Offenbach[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/William Grant Still[edit]

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Here's another...[edit]

Happened across this late 19th C. artist, who I'd not been familiar with. Thought you might be interested. Sca (talk) 12:51, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Vivian Malone[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Rossini[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXVIII, January 2016[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

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Just to let you know, the Featured Pictures File:S.M. Linienschiff Kaiser Wilhelm II - restoration, borderless.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on February 16, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-02-16. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:12, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Thelonious Monk[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Your Motherland Will Never Forget redux[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Martin Luther King at the March on Washington[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Pictures File:Euromaidan in Kiev 2014-02-19 12-06.jpg and File:Euromaidan in Kiev 2014-02-19 10-22.jpg are scheduled to be Picture of the Day on February 19, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-02-19. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:06, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Women in Red Black Women's History[edit]

Hi Adam. Thanks for taking an interest in our editathon page. I see you altered the DYK section, adding nominations. I seem to be the only one actively maintaining the DYK sections on our main project page and in connection with the individual editathons. I am removing the nominations section as I simply do not have time to review all the nominations but I do look at the articles featured in DYK every day. If you are really interested in maintaining this section yourself, just let me know and we can work out a strategy.--Ipigott (talk) 09:53, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Johann Strauss II[edit]

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PS.: Could you check the date in the description of the file. The current one is 5 years after the photographers death. Armbrust The Homunculus 21:35, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
@Armbrust: I believe that's the accurate publication date for this copy. I'm not sure of the creation date. Adam Cuerden (talk) 23:13, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Ruby Margaret Rouss[edit]

I am working on a bio of Ruby M. Rouss. This woman is amazing and I cannot believe I can find NO photos of her. The only and I do mean only one I find is completely unusable. If she was the first VI woman to join the WACs and the first black to permanently serve under Eisenhower in SHAPE, *surely* there is a photo of her --- somewhere? Ideas? SusunW (talk) 20:09, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Jackie Robinson[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Sidney Hall - Urania's Mirror - Aries and Musca Borealis.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on February 23, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-02-23. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:20, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Billy Strayhorn[edit]

Billy Strayhorn, New York, N.Y., between 1946 and 1948 (William P. Gottlieb 08211).jpg
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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Thurston the Great Magician - Strobridge Litho. Co..jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on February 24, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-02-24. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 04:32, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

FC[edit]

Are you ready to revert this edit yet? It seems the content is pretty well put together now, no? ɱ (talk · vbm · coi) 01:04, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Dewey restoration[edit]

Hi Adam, it's the centennial of John Dewey's Democracy and Education and I think I'll be writing about it. I wanted to ask whether there are any photos of Dewey that you would be interested in restoring—it'd make a nice and timely addition czar 00:14, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Shirley Chisholm[edit]

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Davy and the Goblin book cover[edit]

I created the image for use in publishing the book, and I created the low-res file for use on the Wikipedia. What more do you want from me? -- Evertype· 18:14, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Al Grey[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Cardiss Collins[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Barbara Jordan[edit]

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VisualEditor News #1—2016[edit]

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Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor Team has fixed many bugs. Their workboard is available in Phabricator. Their current priorities are improving support for Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Indic, and Han scripts, and improving the single edit tab interface.

Recent changes[edit]

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Future changes[edit]

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The visual editor will be offered to all editors at most "Phase 6" Wikipedias during the next few months. The developers would like to know how well the visual editor works in your language. They particularly want to know whether typing in your language feels natural in the visual editor. Please post your comments and the language(s) that you tested at the feedback thread on mediawiki.org. This will affect the following languages: Japanese, Korean, Urdu, Persian, Arabic, Tamil, Marathi, Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Thai, Aramaic and others.

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Sidney Hall - Urania's Mirror - Lynx and Telescopium Herschilii.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on March 12, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-03-12. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:38, 25 February 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXIX, February 2016[edit]

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WikiCup 2015 March newsletter[edit]

One of Adam Cuerden’s several quality restorations during round 1

That's it, the first round is done, sign-ups are closed and we're into round 2. Forty-seven competitors move into this round (a bit shy of the expected 64), and we are roughly broken into eight groups of six. The top two of each group will go through to round 3, and then the top scoring 16 "wildcards" across all groups.

Twenty-two Good Articles were submitted, including three by Connecticut Cyclonebiskit (submissions), and two each by Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions), Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions), Florida 12george1 (submissions), and New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions). Twenty-one Featured Pictures were claimed, including 17 by There's always time for skeletons Adam Cuerden (submissions) (the Round 1 high scorer). Thirty-one contestants saw their DYKs appear on the main page, with a commanding lead (28) by Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions). Twenty-nine participants conducted GA reviews with Lancashire J Milburn (submissions) completing nine.

If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Thanks to everyone for participating, and good luck to those moving into round 2. Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), and Godot13 (talk · contribs · email) --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:38, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Henry Mayer, The Awakening, 1915 Cornell CUL PJM 1176 01 - Restoration.jpg[edit]

Henry Mayer, The Awakening, 1915 Cornell CUL PJM 1176 01 - Restoration.jpg
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WikiCup 2016 March newsletter (update)[edit]

Along with getting the year wrong in the newsletter that went out earlier this week, we did not mention (as the bot did not report) that New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions) claimed the first Featured Article Persoonia terminalis of the 2016 Wikicup. Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), and Godot13 (talk · contribs · email).--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:05, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

Maya Angelou image(s)[edit]

Adam, not being active in Commons, I just saw that they deleted the "Angeloupoem" image when the deletion notice arrived on my watchlist. I'm heartbroken! ;)

Since you're so knowledgeable about images, I thought that I'd ask you about it, and what you think about some possible solutions. Yes, another version of the same image (Angelou reciting her poem at Clinton's inauguration) exists; it's also at the National Archives site, and seems to be better attributed. It's not as good as the deleted image (her eyes are closed darnit!), but we may be forced to use it. Would we be able to use it? Also, if you scroll down on the NA website, there are other images of her speaking in 2007. Could you use those images, too, since they're from the U.S. government? Please let me know ASAP so I can fix all the Angelou webpages that have been affected. Thanks. Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 18:34, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

So Adam, I have sent the email to the Clinton Library instead of the NA because they seem to own the image. And no, I made no jokes about other emails or any mention about Secretary Clinton's beleaguered presidential campaign. I was tempted, but I refrained! ;) We'll see what happens, but in the meantime, I'll think about how to solve the problem. Any ideas? Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 17:56, 4 March 2016 (UTC)
Adam, good news to report: I got a response from the Clinton library and they donated the image we need! Whew and yippee. ;) I'm going to spend some time this morning replacing it in some articles, and will complete it in the next couple of days. Thanks for your advice, encouragement, and support. Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 16:53, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Māori Battalion[edit]

E 003261 E Maoris in North Africa July 1941.jpg
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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Sidney Hall - Urania's Mirror - Perseus.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on March 22, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-03-22. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:54, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

WikiCup report[edit]

Hi Adam, The Signpost's editorial board has decided that the WikiCup report, in its current state, is overwhelming and needs to be limited. We've agreed that cutting the gallery down to the top ten places would be the best option. Thanks! Kharkiv07 (T) 13:13, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Walt Whitman - George Collins Cox.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on March 26, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-03-26. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:59, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:S.M. Grosser Kreuzer Fürst Bismarck - restoration, borderless.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on March 31, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-03-30. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:51, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

Indonesia[edit]

Following up on the BRdTj cover, if you're looking for something Indonesia related, I scanned this from a poster in my collection. I also have this, but I'm not sure if the design is simple enough to be PD (the photographs are, at least). No book covers as of yet, or anything with more artistic merits. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 07:21, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

  • Hehe, no, I didn't notice. I've been so busy these few weeks that my en.wikipedia editing is limited to mostly POTD and TFA. Looking good (though I could probably have mustered up a 600 PPI if you'd asked; the book is in my collection). — Chris Woodrich (talk) 08:24, 14 March 2016 (UTC)
    • Would you care to? I don't mind redoing one, so this is a good time for it. Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:01, 14 March 2016 (UTC)
      • Alright. If we don't end up doing anything for my birthday tonight, I'll get the book out and rescan those images. Otherwise I'll get it tomorrow. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:53, 14 March 2016 (UTC)
Unrelated note. Do you remember the image of Dhalia I pointed out to you a while ago? A couple weeks ago I found a copy of the magazine I photographed it from back in 2013. Shame my attempts at removing halftoning were less than successful... I've just uploaded the original scan. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:36, 15 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Okay, all of the 600 PPI images are up. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 04:48, 15 March 2016 (UTC)

The Divine One[edit]

Thank you so much, that was brilliant. Gareth E. Kegg (talk) 22:09, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

Image restoration question[edit]

Could I get some advice on image restoration, either direct or by pointing me to a good place to ask? I was wondering how much it would be possible to rescue and/or clean File:XXI OCTOBER MDCCCV (8636135413).jpg? I think the main problem is that the base file isn't really large enough, but was wondering whether a small amount of work would help improve it? Thanks. Carcharoth (talk)

Thanks for the advice. I wasn't aware that the source page on the National Library of Ireland (NLI) site had a larger file. There is an NLI watermark on that image. Also, I am not sure of the licensing status of NLI images. The NLI released a lot of images onto Flickr Commons in 2011, but the wording here doesn't fill me with confidence. FWIW, this image is from the Eason Collection. Would you be able to comment here or at the peer review on the restoration possibilities and licensing issues? There was something on Commons about the NLI images, but I can't find that again right now. One more thing: I raised the possibility of using a gallery in this article at the peer review - I remember you writing something (in The Signpost?) about the new gallery tags (that article was more helpful than Help:Images#Gallery_syntax). Ah, found it!. Would you have views on what would work best here if the editors of the article agreed on the use of a gallery (though consensus might be against a gallery)? Carcharoth (talk) 12:19, 18 March 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXX, March 2016[edit]

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Invitation to our April event[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Sarah Vaughan - William P. Gottlieb - No. 2.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on April 16, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-04-16. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 04:19, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Wales/Awaken the Dragon[edit]

Hi, I was wondering if you could help produce a few articles towards this in April? The idea is that people can use the Amazon vouchers to buy books for their future projects. I'm sure the getting articles to GA is compatible with the WikiCup too!♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:51, 30 March 2016 (UTC)


POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Sidney Hall - Urania's Mirror - Libra.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on April 18, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-04-18. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:27, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

Dragon[edit]

Hi Adam, if you're still interested I'll put your name down for this. See the articles at the bottom, Wikipedia:WikiProject Wales/Awaken the Dragon. Anything you produce would join the list, so everything counts!♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:00, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Venting[edit]

  • Damn, I wish this had been released just four years earlier. Too complicated for the license I've used with the 1950s posters, and too new to have gotten past the URAA. But what a beaut... — Chris Woodrich (talk) 12:10, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Torrijos[edit]

Hi Adam,

I would like to propose the handshake of Jimmy Carter and General Omar Torrijos (Panama) for restoration. The scan has some dirt and scratches. Thank you very much.--Kopiersperre (talk) 08:33, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/William H. Crook[edit]

William H. Crook photographed by Frances Benjamin Johnston.jpg
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Can you give a reason for your npov tag?[edit]

Hi,

I was reading The China Study but I see it's been tagged as NPOV and presenting fringe theories. But I can't find any justification for why it has these tags or what someone would have to review in order to remove those tags.

It seems you added the tags [3] but there's no edit summary and I can't find any comments by you on the talk page.

That said, the Talk page got wiped twice by an archive bot, so maybe there was an explanation somewhere but it got wiped.

Can you add something to Talk:The China Study to explain the issues behind the tags? Without a reason, there's no way to justify keeping them or not keeping them.

Thanks. Great floors (talk) 00:58, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

FYI[edit]

I tinkered with the layout of your post at WT:MILHIST a little, to make it easier to read to read, and I also added your sig (via {{unsigned}}). Feel free to revert if you don't approve. Also, your user page takes forever to load, have you considered splitting off some of your photos to user subpages, such as User:Adam Cuerden/photos 1? (and /photos 2, etc., or whatever you care to call them). Just a suggestion. Cheers - theWOLFchild 19:29, 7 April 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:E 003261 E Maoris in North Africa July 1941.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on April 25, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-04-25. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:41, 7 April 2016 (UTC)

Book cover[edit]

  • Got any feedback on the cover here? I can write up an article without any issue (second short story collection in the Indonesian canon, lots of sources). Want the cover at FPC later. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 15:04, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Do you want one Edit tab, or two? It's your choice[edit]

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Shhh! Invitation to Women in Espionage[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Booker T. Washington[edit]

Booker T. Washington by Francis Benjamin Johnston, c. 1895.jpg
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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Sidney Hall - Urania's Mirror - Pisces.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on May 1, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-05-01. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:09, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:S.M. Linienschiff Baden - restoration, borderless.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on May 2, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-05-02. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:08, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Another notable woman[edit]

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Nag[edit]

Tsjuder, Jan-Erik „Nag“ Romøren at Party.San Metal Open Air 2013.jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Paul von Hindenburg[edit]

Paul von Hindenburg (1914) von Nicola Perscheid.jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Christian Fleetwood[edit]

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Can we have some help please?[edit]

Hello, I have seen your good work with images and wondered if you could help Worm and I. We found this image in a newspaper and wanted to add it to an article: Emilia Baeyertz. But unfortunately the image seems to become darker and less defined when in the article - is there any way to fix this to make it look better? ツStacey (talk) 21:54, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Photography[edit]

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Women artists of Middle East / North Africa... a WiR & Guggenheim collaboration[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXI, April 2016[edit]

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WikiCup report[edit]

Adam, is the WikiCup report ready to publish, or are you still looking to edit it? We're planning to publish shortly. Andreas JN466 18:59, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Ah, have just seen the note in your diff (unfortunately, it didn't display on the page itself). Okay; next week then. Thanks. Best, Andreas JN466 19:20, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Teresa Carreño[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

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Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Sidney Hall - Urania's Mirror - Taurus.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on May 21, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-05-21. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:21, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

WikiCup 2016 May newsletter[edit]

FP of Christ Church Cathedral, Falkland Islands by Godot13

Round 2 is over and 35 competitors have moved on to Round 3.

Round 2 saw three FAs (two by New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions) and one by Montana Montanabw (submissions)), four Featured Lists (with three by England Calvin999 (submissions)), and 53 Good Articles (six by Lancashire Worm That Turned (submissions) and five each by Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions), Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), and Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions)). Eleven Featured Pictures were promoted (six by There's always time for skeletons Adam Cuerden (submissions) and five by Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions)). One Featured Portal, Featured Topic and Good Topic were also promoted. The DYK base point total was 1,135. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) scored 265 base points, while British Empire The C of E (submissions) and Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions) each scored 150 base points. Eleven ITN were promoted and 131 Good Article Reviews were conducted with Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions) completing a staggering 61 reviews. Two contestants, Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) and New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions), broke the 700 point mark for Round 2.

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Honest opinion[edit]

Hey Adam,

Just wanted to hear your honest opinion about this photograph: File:Cathedral_(Parma)_-_Assumption_by_Correggio.jpg. You think it'll fly at WP:FPN? Looks like there's a lot of darkness around it, but I wonder if that'll cause some oppose votes. Étienne Dolet (talk) 05:28, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Adolphe-Joseph-Louis Alizard from Le Charivari[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Gaspare Fossati - Louis Haghe - Vue générale de la grande nef, en regardant l'occident (Hagia Sophia - Ayasofya Mosque nave).jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on June 3, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-06-03. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:48, 18 May 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Frances Benjamin Johnston[edit]

Frances Benjamin Johnston, Self-Portrait (as "New Woman"), 1896.jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Alice Roosevelt[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/William Birney[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:David Dixon Porter - Mathew Brady's National Photographic Art Gallery.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on June 8, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-06-08. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:32, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Pictures File:Charles Kingley - 1899 Westward Ho! cover 2.jpg and File:Charles Kingley - 1899 Westward Ho! frontispiece.jpg are scheduled to be Picture of the Day on June 9, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the captions at Template:POTD/2016-06-09/1 and Template:POTD/2016-06-09/2. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:23, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Mattie Edwards Hewitt[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Rootabaga Stories frontispiece[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:William McIlvaine - The Chickahominy - Sumners Upper Bridge.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on June 14, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-06-14. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:38, 28 May 2016 (UTC)

Photographing the O[edit]

Adam, thought you might be interested in this. Sca (talk) 13:50, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Detroit Publishing Company - Rotterdam - Delftsevaart, c. 1895.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on June 17, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-06-17. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:21, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Daniel McCallum[edit]

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Images[edit]

  • Hi Adam, how are those Allah jang Palsoe images going? I got an actual print photograph of Roekiah (not halftoned). I'm thinking of trying to restore it, but it is dir-ty. Think it's worth the trouble? — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:24, 2 June 2016 (UTC)
    • Obviously I'd be cropping to the photograph itself. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:29, 2 June 2016 (UTC)
@Crisco 1492: Got a little frustrated with Allah jang Palsoe after accidentally restoring the wrong (low-res) image... twice. I'll get back to it soon. I think you shoul definitely fo Roekiah; the large stains are the only partcularly bad part. Adam Cuerden (talk) 09:54, 4 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Alright, I'll try and do it in installments. Got a few translating jobs lined up, and I still have some papers to prepare for some conferences. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 10:10, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

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Template:Did you know nominations/Plagioolithus[edit]

Hi. I noticed that you promoted my DYK hook for the article Plagioolithus to the prep areas, but you were also the one to approve the hook. Doesn't the promoter have to be uninvolved with reviewing? Ashorocetus (talk | contribs) 17:19, 2 June 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/乃木希典[edit]

Maresuke Nogi, 近世名士写真 其1 - Photo only.jpg
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POTD notification (Pembroke College)[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Sidney Hall - Urania's Mirror - Draco and Ursa Minor.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on June 21, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-06-21. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 03:16, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification (Pembroke College)[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Thaddeus M. Fowler - New Kensington, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 1896.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on June 22, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-06-22. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 04:03, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXII, May–June 2016[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/The Sound of Music[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Uppsala Cathedral[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Chien-Shiung Wu[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Amazing work on all of these photo restorations! Adventuretimer1Come along with me, to a land beside the sea, 17:50, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Mary Ellen Best - An Interior - Google Art Project.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on June 26, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-06-26. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 16:37, 10 June 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/"Broke, baby sick, and car trouble!"[edit]

"Broke, baby sick, and car trouble!" - Dorothea Lange's photo of a Missouri family of five in the vicinity of Tracy, California.jpg
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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Rudyard Kipling - The Fringes of the Fleet (cover) - cleaned.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on June 28, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-06-28. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 03:31, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

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Possible FP?[edit]

What are your thoughts on the suitability of File:Charles Fryatt IWM Q 066269.jpg as a Featured Picture? Mjroots (talk) 16:51, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

@Mjroots: Way under the minimum resolution: 1500px on the shortest side is required, unless there's strong mitigating reasons, e.g. for things that don't really have a bigger size, such as the Trojan Room coffee pot featured image, which, dating from the early web, simply lacks anything larger ever being generated. Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:11, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
But there's an exemption for historic images, is there not? Mjroots (talk) 17:26, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
@Mjroots: Not exactly. That image has far more detail in the original form. A low-res scan of a high-res original has no chance. Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:30, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
OK, thanks for your advice. Mjroots (talk) 17:36, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Sidney Hall - Urania's Mirror - Hercules and Corona Borealis.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on July 6, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-07-06. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:54, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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I became fan of ur photos VarunFEB2003 TalkContribsGuestbook 11:13, 22 June 2016 (UTC)

National Library of Wales quality images[edit]

Hey, thanks for reaching out. Here are some of the National Library's higher Res images on Commons. Let me know what you think. Jason.nlw (talk) 12:36, 22 June 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Emmeline Pankhurst[edit]

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Writing Week Cultural Heritage[edit]

Dear Adam, I have send you an email about the writing week. All the best, Taketa (talk) 14:08, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Bessie Smith[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Hősök tere[edit]

Could you close this one for me? Thanks. Armbrust The Homunculus 14:48, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Élizabeth Teissier[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Ivor Novello[edit]

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Gordon Tobing[edit]

Hi Adam. I scanned and restored File:Gordon Tobing (c. 1960), by Tati Studios.jpg earlier. Though the subject needs an article, I think the image is otherwise ready for FPC. One question, though. Do you think I should add some more space under his foot? It is awfully close. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 11:25, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

@Crisco 1492: Yes, and maybe some left of his elbow as well. Also get the spot right of his foot. Cheers! Adam Cuerden (talk) 15:51, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Alright. Was doing some more work on Indriati Iskak. I don't how they were keeping this image, but there's mold everywhere. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 16:06, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
Uploading then going to bed. Got a set of old pictures from Tati including Mieke Wijaya, Indriati, Gordon, Rima Melati (not sure that one's FP-able), A. Hamid Arief, Farida Arriany, Chitra Dewi (a different image, not going to FP that), Aminah Cendrakasih, and someone who may be Lilis Suryani. Needless to say, I've got a lot of writing to do. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 16:32, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
Indeed you do. Vassia has a solution to that.... ;) Adam Cuerden (talk) 18:18, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
  • LOL. I can't keep up the long term commitment. I should be focusing on getting my dissertation proposal accepted. But these pictures! Mieke and Farida are absolutely spellbinding. (BTW, Tobing's done) — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:10, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
  • The picture of Farida. I'm going to let Gordon and Indriati go (at least partway) through FPC before nominating her. Any comments on touch-ups before then? — Chris Woodrich (talk) 16:05, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Thanks. I've burned the bottom of the image a bit to darken the glare (looking at the original scan, you can see why it was lighter there). I've also gotten the line — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:14, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
@Crisco 1492: It looks fantastic - probably my favourite of the three. Adam Cuerden (talk) 10:30, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Florence Earle Coates[edit]

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Wikimania followup[edit]

Just to let you (and your friend) know, I went down to the post office today and the package is on its way. My guess is it should be there by Monday or Tuesday.

(Aside: With the Syracuse here in New York having played such a significant role in my life, I didn't know there was a Syracuse, Indiana (well, after all, there's a Rochester not too far away, either, which I've passed through)). Daniel Case (talk) 05:14, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

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WWI directory[edit]

Hi there. Apologies for the impersonal nature of this post. I am sending this short note to a number of people who were involved (some still are) with World War I topics, letting them know about a WWI projects directory that I've started (in my userspace for now). Would you be able to look and see if there is anything you might be able to add or advice on what is most useful? If you want any follow ups, please put your name on the talk page. Many thanks. Carcharoth (talk) 22:21, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

A. Hamid Arief[edit]

Hi Adam. Do you think the detail in A. Hamid Arief's shirt is recoverable (or if we should even try)? A different copy (File:A. Hamid Arief, Peran Pemuda dalam Kebangkitan Film Indonesia, p111.jpg) shows that the highlights were pretty blown in the original, and thus the fading of the photograph I have (roughly 16R in size!) can't be blamed for all of it. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 10:09, 3 July 2016 (UTC)

"Orphan images"[edit]

I'm glad you noticed this problem, and it is a problem indeed. I'm reluctant to delete a template that can be used properly simply because it is not being used properly but in this case I probably will vote delete. I have raised the matter as a bot issue at WP:Bot owners' noticeboard#BOT malfunctioning? where it looks as if heels are going to be dug in. I get the feeling that if the bot used linkshere rather than fileusage the errors would be prevented. I think Anomie (who in my experience is sensible and technically competent) may agree. Another approach would be to delete category:Wikipedia orphaned files or at least, as you have suggested, put proper explanatory text there. Thincat (talk) 09:14, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

Promoting DYKs[edit]

Hi, your promotion of Template:Did you know nominations/Asparagusic acid was incomplete. You need to do these things to make sure it closes properly:

  • change {{DYKsubpage to {{subst:DYKsubpage
  • change |passed= to |passed=yes
  • Add an edit summary, e.g. "Promoted to Prep 3", preview, and save

I re-closed the nomination for you. Best, Yoninah (talk) 23:41, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

@Yoninah: ...Oops. Knew about that, just forgot the subst: by accident. Adam Cuerden (talk) 00:46, 6 July 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXIII, July 2016[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Indriati Iskak[edit]

Indriati Iskak in a promotional still (c. 1960), by Tati Photo Studio.jpg
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Your image, File:Indriati Iskak in a promotional still (c. 1960), by Tati Photo Studio.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 03:55, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Ethel Reed[edit]

Ethel Reed (ca. 1895) by Frances Benjamin Johnston.jpg
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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:S.M. kleiner kreuzer Gazelle - restoration.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on July 26, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-07-26. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 12:10, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Charles Follen McKim by Frances Benjamin Johnston[edit]

Charles Follen McKim by Frances Benjamin Johnston.jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/John Dahlgren[edit]

Admiral John Dahlgren - NARA - 528718 edit.jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Alice Paul[edit]

Alice Paul (1915) by Harris & Ewing.jpg
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Photograph question[edit]

Photograph of Aminah Cendrakasih sitting for a photograph at Tati Photo Studio, Jakarta. An image from this session was published on the 19 April 1959 edition of Varia magazine (link), so this cannot date any later. Based on the fingerprints on the reverse, this was likely posted as an example photograph in the studio to support its claim as the Studio of the Stars.

Do you think that this image is salvageable? It would do well in the Photographic studio article, or I could write an article on photography in Indonesia. The damage to the bottom and left side are too much for me to handle, by the looks of it. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 06:01, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

@Crisco 1492: I think this is a case for judicious cropping - we could possibly reconstruct to some extent, but the accuracy is going to diminish at some point. But there's certainly enough there that we can get something out of it. Adam Cuerden (talk) 06:55, 13 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Agree. Cutting out the worst of it is definitely a lot more workable than trying to recreate the whole left and bottom. Still a fair bit of work. I'll probably save this for last. I've got images of Suzzanna, Farouk Afero, and (still confirming my guess is correct) Baby Huwae to go through. Suzzanna's profile shot is a relatively trivial restoration. For Farouk, I'd have to restore color to his shirt (water damage is pretty bad). The images I think are of Huwae are not in bad shape, though I'm not exactly crazy about either pose.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 07:22, 13 July 2016 (UTC)
They're not bad. I mean, the recent Betty Freidan image was a bad pose. They kind of remind me of someone playing dress-up, but I think that's because - appropriately for her name - she looks a bit too young for the outfits. Adam Cuerden (talk) 07:28, 13 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Exactly. They don't work for her. But, once I've confirmed her identity, it'll at least be a good illustration for the article. And those images are still miles better than pretty much anything else on the web. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 07:33, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Mary Lou Williams[edit]

Mary Lou Williams (Gottlieb 09231) - Crop.jpg
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Else Brems[edit]

Hi Adam. I was wondering whether you could help out by uploading the photograph of Else Brems as Carmen from here. It's the one from the newspaper clipping dated 1930 by hand on p. 3 of the PDF file. I think it could be uploaded to Commons in view of its early publication date.--Ipigott (talk) 11:16, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Barbara McClintock[edit]

Barbara McClintock (1902-1992) shown in her laboratory in 1947.jpg
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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Valentin de Boulogne - Soldiers Playing Cards and Dice (The Cheats).jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on August 1, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-08-01. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 16:59, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

Help with pictures[edit]

I have a weird situation and don't know how to fix it. Hoping that you do. This photograph [4] as you can see from the source link [5] was identified as Odilia Castro Hidalgo. However, when INAMU moved their site, they corrected their error in identification of the subject. THIS is Castro's image.

The other photograph is María Teresa Obregón Zamora, which I have also confirmed since I wanted to be sure it wasn't still a mix up with this historic image from a newspaper [6]. Is there a way to correct the name of the image and link for the image? Obviously, I would like to have both images uploaded as fair use for their appropriate files, but I don't know if the best way is to change the one that is incorrect or ask for it to be deleted and re-uploaded with the correct information. Can you help? SusunW (talk) 20:07, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

And if you don't know, maybe @Victuallers and Rosiestep: do? SusunW (talk) 20:14, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

Hi Susun - I'm guessing these are all "fair use" - if they are then just load up new ones with different filenames. The orphans will be flagged up and after a short cfi to the image loader they will be deleted as orphans are not allowed on en:wiki. Victuallers (talk) 20:30, 16 July 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Victuallers. Appreciate the help. SusunW (talk) 20:39, 16 July 2016 (UTC)
Except that didn't work Victuallers. Now it has both pictures as Castro. [7] SusunW (talk) 21:00, 16 July 2016 (UTC)
Since you uploaded over, we'll need an admin's help to get rid of the other image. Pinging @Crisco 1492:? Adam Cuerden (talk) 21:05, 16 July 2016 (UTC)
I'm an admin, I will delete one if you tell me which. However if one is not included in an article then it will be deleted by a bot Victuallers (talk) 21:11, 16 July 2016 (UTC)
SusunW, Glad Roger and Adam are able to help as I'm a non-expert with Commons issues. --Rosiestep (talk) 22:42, 16 July 2016 (UTC)
I'm still totally confused by the whole thing. The thumbnail is the right picture, but the image itself is the wrong one, as is he source. I changed the source document, but it doesn't show the correct link. I don't know what to do to fix it. SusunW (talk) 23:17, 16 July 2016 (UTC)
I figured out the problem. Had to change the name of the image. Just left the original one which shows a different thumb and image hanging out there and assume it will go away. Thanks for your patience in walking me through this guys. SusunW (talk) 16:51, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Alice C. Evans[edit]

Alice C. Evans, National Photo Company portrait, circa 1915.jpg
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A barnstar for you![edit]

Vitruvian Barnstar Hires.png The Technical Barnstar
Adam, I award you this Technical Wizardly Barnstar for your image restoration awesomeness. You have so many Featured Picture credits, I can't even count them. Hope you have a subpage where you keep track of them, as they are wonderful reminders of the work you do. So, thanks for what you do and know that your work is appreciated. Rosiestep (talk) 23:08, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

Suzzanna[edit]

Suzzanna, c 1963, Tati Photo Studio.jpg
  • Adam, could I ask you to take a look at this and see if you can reduce the toolmarks in the background? They strike me as too prominent, but I'm not sure how to handle them. (And it turns out low-key is difficult to restore. Good to know). — Chris Woodrich (talk) 15:28, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

Photo editing[edit]

Hey there, you recently touched up the photo of Gene Kranz that I have nominated. I was wondering if there is any process to get photos touched up beforehand. There are some really neat historical photos that need quite a bit more work than the one you did. I have been focusing on Space in the 60s and 70s, so the quality can vary. Let me know if there is any kind of process in place, thanks! Kees08 (talk) 14:49, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Cynthia Woodhead[edit]

Thanks, Adam. Does look better. Sca (talk) 18:09, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Brigid Balfour[edit]

Brigid M. Balfour (1914-1994) - Restoration.jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Carol Greider[edit]

GREIDER Carol 2014 - Less vignetting.jpg
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Wikipedia and United Nations Women Project[edit]

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Are photographs of artwork at the Smithsonian automatically available for inclusion in WP as government property? I am working on an article for the UN collaboration on Verona Burkhard and found this link of six of her murals [8] SusunW (talk) 17:54, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
@SusunW: It's possible the underlying works could be copyrighted, so I can't make blanket statements about the entire Smithsonian collection. However, in this case, it says it's a New Deal work, so it's out of copyright, as {{PD-USGov}} Adam Cuerden (talk) 04:57, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Gene Kranz[edit]

Eugene F. Kranz at his console at the NASA Mission Control Center.jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Rosalind Venetia Pitt-Rivers[edit]

Rosalind Venetia Pitt-Rivers (1907-1990) - Restoration.jpg
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Your image, File:Rosalind Venetia Pitt-Rivers (1907-1990) - Restoration.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 07:14, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

Indigenous women & Polar women editathons[edit]

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Useable?[edit]

Can you do anything with this WPA post office mural study for Marion Gilmore Band Concert I hate that the door cut out is "grey" but it obviously shows it was supposed to go over a door. I also like that the controversial "Cannon and obelisk" are in the draft. SusunW (talk) 19:28, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Gertrude Käsebier[edit]

Gertrude Käsebier by Adolf de Meyer.jpg
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Precious anniversary[edit]

Three years ago ...
Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg
fascinating pictures
... you were recipient
no. 558 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:03, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Cynthia Woodhead[edit]

Cynthia Woodhead 1980 - Restoration.jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Rory Kennedy[edit]

Rory Kennedy 2011.jpg
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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:SMS Seeadler cropped.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on August 16, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-08-16. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:42, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Bertha Lutz[edit]

Bertha Lutz 1925.jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Katherine Johnson[edit]

Katherine Johnson at NASA, in 1966.jpg
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File:7IN D&BC 1950.jpg[edit]

As you do a lot of image restorations, I was wondering if you could comment on this. I think there's an exposure issue, but as I'm not a photo expert... Sfan00 IMG (talk) 17:22, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

@Sfan00 IMG: I'd say more fading than overexposure, but that's good: if it was overexposed, detail might be lost; here, there appears to be detail over the whole image, it's just it doesn't go very far towards black. A simple levels tweak can likely do a lot for this image. I'm going to be a bit busy for a couple days, though. Adam Cuerden (talk) 14:37, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Ana Santos Aramburo[edit]

Ana Santos Aramburo en la sede de Recoletos de la Biblioteca Nacional de España (crop 2).jpg
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File:Cassianto3.jpeg[edit]

Can you know, which software was used to create this picture. I asked Cassianto weeks ago, but he didn't answer. --Rainbow Archer (talk) 00:01, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

It looks like the elements itself aren't ridiculously hard to get - just a nice use of layers. E.g. put the font over things, cut out from the textured layer and the glow layer, then blur the glow layer to make the glow under the textured layer, and so on. Adam Cuerden (talk) 02:10, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Virginia Woolf[edit]

George Charles Beresford - Virginia Woolf in 1902 - Restoration.jpg
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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Trojan Room coffee pot xcoffee.png is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on August 22, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-08-22. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:29, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXIV, August 2016[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Centreville, VA, Quaker Guns in the fort on the heights.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on August 27, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-08-27. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 11:47, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Adam,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Magdalene College Dining Hall, Cambridge, UK - Diliff - sans lens flares.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on August 29, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-08-29. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:17, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Eurasian bullfinch[edit]

Could you close this one for me? (It needs a manual closure, so if you want I can make most of the steps except 1, 7 & 8.) Armbrust The Homunculus 20:48, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Queen Sālote Tupou III of Tonga[edit]

Salote Tupou III of Tonga in 1908.jpg
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Argentine women[edit]

Hi Adam, Hope all is well with you. I've been working on some interesting women's bios for #100wikidays and wonder if you think any of the images in those articles are worth the time and energy for restoration? No worries if you're busy with other things. --Rosiestep (talk) 21:04, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

Ganna Walska[edit]

Is this too far gone to be a restoration candidate? (Featured in today's German Wiki DYK.) Sca (talk) 13:20, 23 August 2016 (UTC)