User talk:Quibik

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Orphaned non-free media (File:Sky New Zealand logo.svg)[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svg Thanks for uploading File:Sky New Zealand logo.svg. The media description page currently specifies that it is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, it is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the media was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that will be useful. However, please note that media for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of 'file' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "File" from the dropdown box. Note that all non-free media not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Werieth (talk) 13:19, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

Belated thanks[edit]

I rarely do that, but here it is long overdue - thank you. The dezomify script that you wrote for extracting www.gahetna.nl images helped providing many hundreds, or maybe thousands of valuable photographs for multiple wikimedia projects. Anefo is expanding their CC-BY content (e.g., they've added color images under toegang 2.24.01.06 and 2.24.01.07, as well as a large new package of 2.24.01.03 images), and thus the work is on-going. Regards. Materialscientist (talk) 05:03, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

Glad to hear it has been useful! : ) I will integrate this capability into the main dezoomify version (the one on SF) as soon as possible. Quibik (talk) 23:56, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
One more comment on that script. I have complained in the past that on Win 7 (64 bit) it was stumbling and retrieving a photo per hour as a result. Meanwhile, it was working fine on 32 bit windows machines within the same network. I have fixed that today on my PC by performing windows updates - something in the recent update package unlocked python. Materialscientist (talk) 02:22, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
Oh, wow, thanks for letting me know. That speedup is mind-boggling (about 500× for me). I suspect that Windows Defender or a similar mechanism has now stopped over-eagerly scanning jpegtran and/or the intermediate input-output images at every single one of the thousand or so untiling steps. Quibik (talk) 14:49, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Oil cleansing method[edit]

Hello Quibik. I have recently nominated Oil cleansing method, an article on which you have worked, for deletion. I request your input here. Thanks! - Sweet Nightmares 05:09, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

FFT filter[edit]

Hi Quibik! Hope you're well. Season's greetings and all that. (Bah humbug!) Do you fancy taking a crack at this? nagualdesign (talk) 01:13, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Perfect! Thank you. nagualdesign (talk) 04:39, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Jules Verne[edit]

Félix Nadar 1820-1910 portraits Jules Verne (restoration).jpg
An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, File:Félix Nadar 1820-1910 portraits Jules Verne (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 17:54, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Friedrich Nietzsche[edit]

Hi Quibik, Please could you remove the halftone pattern from this image of Friedrich Nietzsche. I can do the other touch-ups, unless you want to have at it. Kind regards, nagualdesign 00:43, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

St George the Hagiorite[edit]

And could you also see what can be done with this image? Thanks. nagualdesign 19:03, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Hi nagualdesign! Thanks for reminding me about the previous request, I wanted to do it but simply forgot to put it on my todo list. I cleaned up the noise on both of the images. —Quibik (talk) 19:57, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
A perfect job, as always. Thank you again. Kind regards, nagualdesign 23:13, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Eclipse-logo.png[edit]

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Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Timothy G. from CA (talk) 02:10, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Eesti Post logo.svg[edit]

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Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 13:21, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Help[edit]

I searched and found that you can remove watermarks. I have nominated Shaina NC for GA. I request you to remove watermark from atleast one image. I use mobile and it is impossible for me to download some software to remove watermarks. Thanks! Abhi (talk) 04:12, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you very much, Quibik ! I am indeed very glad. Thanks ! Abhi (talk) 17:20, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Halftone pattern[edit]

Hi Quibik! Would you mind taking a stab at File:Luther Severance.jpg? If you can remove the halftone pattern from the original upload, I can do the rest. I realize it's a poor quality image to begin with, but I thought with your kid gloves we might be able to make a better job of it. Regards, nagualdesign 20:04, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Sorry Quibik[edit]

1000 apologies for the recent brouhaha. I would never have asked you to get involved if I'd known that was going to happen. Unfortunately I didn't fare very well trying to defend you either, and you'd already handled the situation admirably. In future I'll try to think twice before posting requests, or my two cents. And thank you for completing the request. Kind regards, nagualdesign 01:08, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Great! Omar David Hernandez Mena (talk) 14:51, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Extraction help needed[edit]

Hi Quibik, I asked Materialscientist for assistance in downloading original photo versions from the Dutch National Archive (www.gahetna.nl). He pointed me to a Python script you wrote for that purpose. I tried it out but can not get it to function properly on my computer (W7 32bit). See his Talk page for the details. Any chance you can help me along? Thx, --Wolbo (talk) 01:34, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Dubai Sports City logo.svg[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:99.3 The Fox logo.svg[edit]

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Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 12:09, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Category:Recipients of the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, 4th Class[edit]

Category:Recipients of the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, 4th Class, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. DGG ( talk ) 05:01, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Updated scripts[edit]

Hi Quibik. I edited your monobook.js and your vector.js to update you to the latest version of TemplateScript. You were using a much older version called regex menu framework, so the main difference you'll see (if you uncomment the script) is an improved regex editor and cleaner custom scripts. I also updated deprecated functions and made your scripts HTTPS-compatible. Let me know if anything breaks, or if you'd like help migrating the scripts into your common.js. :) —Pathoschild 02:53, 09 August 2015 (UTC)

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Category:Recipients of the Collar of the Order of the National Coat of Arms has been nominated for discussion[edit]

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Agerpres watermarks[edit]

{{PD-RO-photo}} allows downloading recent Romanian images, and agerpres.ro provides a large and reliable database, but. They give two choices - a clean thumbnail, which is too narrow (I need 240px or more in width), or a wider watermarked image, where the watermark pattern varies and is not that easy to remove. Have a look at a characteristic example [1]. It says the original is 1201 x 1743 px, while they offer 413 x 600 px max for download. Questions:

  1. Do you see any way to get to a better image version on their website (almost all photos there are unique and are not available elsewhere).
  2. If not, what is the watermarking method? Googling will quickly bring agerpres images with watermarks on a nearly uniform black background, which might give a clue (I understand that watermark removal will not work well at low resolution, but this might be better than removal from scratch). Regards. Materialscientist (talk) 07:19, 12 October 2016 (UTC)
I don't see a way to access any higher-resolution versions either.
There's a small number of different watermarks used there. Some of them are placed consistently in all images (e.g. [2], [3]), some aren't (the ones like [4] vary in size and move around by a few pixels in each image). For the consistent ones it is probably possible to recover the watermark and use it for removal. It's possible to do so by scraping a reasonably large number of images bearing that watermark, scaling the thumbnail image to match the watermarked's size, cropping and then doing some sort of robust linear regression on them. That will probably recover the watermark quite well. Nevertheless, since all of the images are heavily compressed and the watermarks are quite opaque in some places, so there is still going to be a lot of noisy artifacts remaining after removal even with a perfectly recovered watermark.
This sounds like a small, fun project. I don't have time for it right now, but I might give it a shot if a weekend happens to be free and I'm in the mood. Or is this something you would like to try perhaps? You can always ping me for help. —Quibik (talk) 08:09, 12 October 2016 (UTC)
A gave it a try yesterday. I could extract a relatively clean watermark, but could not see the watermarking method, upon a quick look, and thus came here (glad to see you are still around :). Materialscientist (talk) 08:35, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

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Muscles of the gluteal and posterior femoral regions[edit]

On the page "biceps femoris muscle", in the additional images, the 4th image from the left is mislabelled and does not belong there. It is labelled "Muscles of the gluteal and posterior femoral regions" but the picture shows instead the muscles of the antero-lateral aspect of the leg. The picture should be replaced with the correct one or removed.142.244.23.102 (talk) 21:48, 30 January 2017 (UTC)