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File:Carved whalebone whistle dated 1821. London. 8 mm long.JPG[edit]

Dear nagualdesign:

Thank you so much for spotting this careless mistake of mine. I have changed the length in one place from 8 mm to the correct 8 cm and I have requested that the file heading be changed to show 8 cm - the correct length. So, hopefully, there is no need for you to do any extra work. I really appreciate your help in correcting this error. All best wishes, John Hill (talk) 22:41, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Oh good. Thanks for that. Kind regards, nagualdesign 00:16, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/The Submission of Prince Dipo Negoro to General De Kock[edit]

Nicolaas Pieneman - The Submission of Prince Dipo Negoro to General De Kock.jpg
An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, File:Nicolaas Pieneman - The Submission of Prince Dipo Negoro to General De Kock.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 02:36, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Joe,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Percival Lowell observing Venus from the Lowell Observatory in 1914.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on December 12, 2014. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2014-12-12. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:56, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

Nice! Face-smile.svg Thanks Crisco. I'll give it a look in a second. Kind regards, nagualdesign 03:12, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
  • A pleasure, really. Don't get many images like this. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:31, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

@Crisco 1492: I've just rewritten the caption completely. Please let me know what you think, and whether I need to trim it down any further. Thanks. nagualdesign 01:29, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

  • I was just gonna ask you the same thing Face-wink.svg. We should keep the image central, though I don't mind having more about Lowell (though we're pushing length limits now) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:30, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
While I understand the need to keep the image central, I don't think it's necessary to state the make and model of the telescope or geographic location. That information can be found on the image file page. I thought it more interesting to first state who Percival Lowell was and why he's remembered before segueing into the scene with an interesting factiod. (A rude word on Wikipedia, I know!) This is supposed to be more of an editorial piece than an article fragment, right? nagualdesign 01:42, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • More like an article summary than an editorial. Terms such as "unfortunately" are POV and should be avoided. If you want to trim a bit, please do, but I think it is better to describe the image first, before the man. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:49, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
Fair enough. Kind regards, nagualdesign 01:53, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

File:A&N International Media[edit]

Hi Nagualdesign. I am trying to find the source of File:A&N International Media.png which you uploaded in November 2011. The website you provided is no longer active and I have not been able to an alternative link through googling. I removed the image from A&N International Media per WP:NFCCE because the separate, specific non-free use rationale required by WP:NFCC#10c was not provided. The image does have a non-free use rationale for Northcliffe Media, but the image is no longer being used there. This means it has become an orphan and will be deleted in a few days per WP:NFCC#7 unless it is added to an article. All I need to fix the rationale is a valid link for the source. Please let me know if you know where I can find that. Thanks in advance. - Marchjuly (talk) 02:18, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

I had a look but found nothing. Sorry. Surely there's some clause for companies that no longer exist. Preserved for historic purposes? Can a company from the past even claim copyright in the present? nagualdesign 03:12, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for checking. I've asked another editor who has more experience dealing with NFCC about this. I'd imagine that the "source" links for other files have died over the years, so perhaps some kind of precedent has been established. It might be a good idea to download the image and keep it for safe keep just in case. That way if, by chance, it does end up being deleted, it can be re-created if the source is eventually found. Another idea is to try and find out why it was removed from "Northcliffe Media" and figure out if it can be re-added. I was able to find something which looks like a logo on an archived page, but it is quite different from the one you uploaded and I'm not sure if (1) it was even used, and (2) if it is OK to use an archived page for the "source". I was also able to find this old page, but still no logo. - Marchjuly (talk) 04:26, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
I was thinking about this and one thing that "might" be OK is for you to create the non-free use rationale for "A&N International Media" and then re-add the image to the article. Information added to articles are supposed to be supported by published reliable sources. However, "published" does not necessarily mean "online". Moreover, an online source which satisfied WP:RS, but has turned into dead link does not lose its value simply because it is dead per WP:DEADREF. So, perhaps the reasoning can be applied here: You uploaded the image and provided the link, which just let us know where you "got" the image. I can't say whether the source link was actually where the image came from, but you can. This is completely thinking outside the box, but it just might work. No longer being available online does not mean that the image is no longer available anywhere at all. - Marchjuly (talk) 00:19, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
Just to be clear, I didn't upload the image originally. According to the page history that was done by Cloudbound. All I did was make the background transparent (the file having been tagged as {{opaque}}), and the original upload was subsequently removed from the file history per non-free image policy. I hope that helps. nagualdesign 16:31, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
Sorry about that. I only saw your name on the page so I mistakenly thought you were the original uploader. I'll post on Cloudbound's talk. Thanks for all your help so far. - Marchjuly (talk) 21:43, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
No worries. I'm sorry I couldn't really help. nagualdesign 22:14, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Nodal Ninja[edit]

You get it yet? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:21, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Oh yes! Face-smile.svg I've just been getting to know it/calibrate it so far. I've done lots of test shots and it seems great. Unfortunately the finest setting using the supplied detent rings is 15°/24 stops, and using my 50mm lens on my 600D gives me an angle of view of just 25°×16.6°, leaving only 1.6° of overlap along the horizon (stitching portrait shots). Less when you account for the slight barrel distortion of the lens. I'm thinking that the software might have a hard time joining areas of blue sky. But then again the overlap increases as the angle of elevation increases. We shall see! ..If I have to I'll get the 25.7°/14 stop detent ring modified to 12.9°/28 stops. I'll keep you updated. nagualdesign 19:16, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Have you tried a stitch yet (even with that slight overlap)? Even with a large degree of overlap, if your frame is just sky, you're not going to get any control points. That's why the recent versions of PT Gui have a special mode called align to grid... though I've never tried it myself. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:21, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
Yes, it stitches fine if there's texture, which there normally is within a few degrees of the horizon. There's plenty of overlap at 20° elevation, so I don't think the Nodal Ninja can be blamed for any difficulty with stitching the images. The funny thing is, I've never taken a panorama with a clear blue sky! I like little fluffy clouds, even if they do impose time constraints on the shoot. And the Nodal Ninja should make things much quicker and easier.
I've never tried PTgui. I was looking at it on YouTube the other day though. I like the red/green masking tool, and the align to grid mode is a great idea. I've tried manually aligning troublesome images into grid formation in Photoshop before running the auto-stitch, but it doesn't take the hint. I might buy PTgui at some point. nagualdesign 20:04, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
  • It's definitely worth the investment! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:25, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the tip. I was Googling for some time the other day, trying to compare different stitching software. PTgui is about £50+ if I remember correctly, so it's nice to have a recommendation before taking a punt. nagualdesign 23:37, 11 April 2015 (UTC) BTW, check this out. nagualdesign 23:39, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Madonna (entertainer)#Infobox image[edit]

Please join this discussion if you are interested. –Chase (talk / contribs) 00:45, 27 April 2015 (UTC)


Hi Nagual. I wanted to directly thank you for volunteering to help out with colorizing one of the images for the Belgium national football team article. I am still surprised that there are no available color photographs for the Belgian team from the period. Maybe Belgian society was slow to adopt color photography? I am sure that all fans of this team will appreciate it even more than I do (my sports heart is with another team).--MarshalN20 Talk 20:37, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Hey Nagual. I just wanted to apologize for the confusion about the colorization. Hope all is good. Best.--MarshalN20 Talk 02:39, 4 September 2015 (UTC)
No worries. nagualdesign 10:19, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

Blended wing composite image[edit]

I don't know how hard this would be... but would it be possible to insert the B-1 in the location currently held by the Boeing design, second from the left? It represents a more intermediate step between an airliner and the Boeing. The lead image in the B-1 article would be perfect. Maury Markowitz (talk) 13:48, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, although I decided to use a different image (of the B-1s) because it fit in the space better. I hope that's okay, and I trust that you'll edit the caption appropriately in the blended wing body article. Good call. nagualdesign 02:56, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
Most excellent! Maury Markowitz (talk) 01:44, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Colourisation of a copper trophy[edit]

The Coupe Vanden Abeele, aka The Little Thing of Copper

Hi Nagual, I know about your point of view about colourising photographs (and the Belgian NFT pictures in particular), and I agree with it - if the colour is unknown, a colourisation changes the truth. However: I ask myself if you would be prepared to colour the following image of a trophy.

Multiple sources tell it is of copper, and that because of this the trophy was not known so much by its real name, "Coupe Vanden Abeele", but rather as "Het Koperen Dingetje", literally "The Little Thing of Copper". Would you have objections to give the metal part of this image a copper aspect? Thanks for your response. Kareldorado (talk) 09:56, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

POTD notification (2)[edit]

Hi Nagual,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Sobo 1909 260.png is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on October 14, 2015. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2015-10-14. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 10:00, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

I had a look at the caption. Looks fine to me. Regards, nagualdesign 18:57, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

CPE Bach[edit]

CPEB by Löhr.jpg

I cannot resist asking: how did you restore that image?Anythingyouwant (talk) 22:40, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

In short, I did as you suggested and used the image provided in the link, plus some cleaning, but since you are asking I'll give you a complete rundown. First I opened the poor quality image in Photoshop. To get a good copy of the image I had to take a snapshot of the website because right-clicking the image (then Save as...) was disabled. I pasted the screenshot into Photoshop in a layer above the original. After turning the screenshot into a smart object I carefully resized it and placed it directly above the original, rechecking and tweaking until I was happy, then rasterized the layer and cropped any excess pixels. To remove the watermark I used the clone stamp tool along with the spot healing brush. I did a bit of spot removal and general cleaning using the same tools, then I reconstructed the missing edges using the clone stamp. I also copied a small portion of the chair decoration, which I rotated and enlarged slightly to fill in the missing part, and used the smudge tool to round off the newly-cloned shoulder slightly. I think that was everything, though I've glossed over the fact that every time I used the spot healing brush or clone stamp tools I checked to see if it was an improvement, and undid any unsatisfactory edits. All in all I'm pretty happy with the finish. nagualdesign 23:30, 11 October 2015 (UTC)
That's very very impressive. The same museum website undoubtedly includes many further images to which the same method might be applied, if one were so inclined.  :-) Anyway, thanks for the description of how you did it. My capabilities don't extend far enough. Cheers.Anythingyouwant (talk) 23:44, 11 October 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. My biggest bugbear with these images is the process of uploading them to Commons and providing the correct licensing details. If you can get them to a point where it's just a matter of removing watermarks I'd be happy to help. You can leave any requests here or at the Photography Workshop. Regards, nagualdesign 01:58, 12 October 2015 (UTC)
I will "case" that museum when I get a chance.Anythingyouwant (talk) 02:25, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

C:File:Toby Suzuki office.jpg[edit]

Hi. You previously cropped and darkened a version of this file that was local to enwiki at File:Toby Suzuki.jpg. As part of a history de-merge, I have moved the original to commons: C:File:Toby Suzuki office.jpg. I have not moved your modified version (the file now has a different author, source and license than it did here), but if you would like to, please upload it to commons under a different filename (see C:COM:OVERWRITE). Thanks, Storkk (talk) 10:54, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

POTD notification (3)[edit]

Hi Nagual,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Charles Frohman presents William Gillette in his new four act drama, Sherlock Holmes (LOC var 1364) (edit).jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on November 17, 2015. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2015-11-17. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 10:23, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

Cheers, Chris. I made a minor edit; I prefer to begin my username with a lowercase n. Regards, nagualdesign 20:01, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

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