Wikipedia:Graphics Lab/Maintenance

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The Graphics Lab is a project to improve the graphical content of the Wikimedia projects. Requests for image improvements can be added to the workshop pages: Illustrations, Photographs and Maps. For questions or suggestions one can use the talk pages: Talk:Graphics Lab, Talk:Illustrations, Talk:Photographs and Talk:Maps.
This specific page is part of the Graphic Lab and covers most of the maintenance to be done. You can find backlogs, image maintenance categories, templates, and clean up tasks here. This page is not for requests or resources!

Interested in helping out? Check out the uploading standards, then go through the maintenance tasks listed here. You can also go over to the image workshop page and lend a hand. Feel free to add your entry to Wikigraphist abilities and yourself to Category:Wikigraphists. You can also add {{User Wikigraphist}} to your userpage.

Can't draw a thing? You can still help us: We need people to find images that need improvement and to submit them to the Image workshop or use a template to list them in the categories below (see those categories for instructions).

For examples of work done by the Graphic Lab, see the archives of past work.

Free Software (GNU General Public License)
Name and Function Operating system(s) Download
Inkscape Logo.svg Inkscape, the general standard for creating and editing SVG files Windows; OS X; Linux All
The GIMP icon - gnome.svg GIMP, similar to Adobe Photoshop. Used for the retouching of images, and creating raster graphics (PNG, JPEG). Can also be used to create animations (GIF) when the GIMP Animation Package (GAP) is installed. Windows; OS X; Linux; Solaris; BSD Windows, Linux/BSD/Solaris Mac OS X
Hugin logo small.png hugin, for the stitching of panoramic images together into one big image, correction of perspective and various other things. Windows; OS X; Linux; BSD; Other Unix Systems All
QGis Logo.png QGIS, to create GIS maps' layers: topographic background, shaded relief, states/provinces polygons, rivers/lakes/coasts, urban areas, etc. PNG or SVG. Windows; OS X; Linux; etc. All
Open Jump GIS, to create SVG or PNG maps and GIS vector datasets. Windows; OS X; Linux All
Blender logo no text.svg Blender, for the creation and editing of 3D images. Windows; OS X; Linux; Solaris; IRIX; C source All
Scribus logo.svg Scribus, a free desktop publishing application (DTP). Windows; OS X; Linux; Unix; OS/2; eComStation All
Povray logo sphere.png POV-Ray, a free 3D ray tracer. Windows; OS X; Linux All
Dia.svg Dia, create and edit diagrams and graphics that only require basic shapes. Supports exporting to vector (SVG) and various raster file formats. Windows; Linux; Mac OS X All
Examples of images created with the above programs.

Related projects and categories

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Other Wikipedias (And Commons) have their own graphics labs:

(in Arabic): ورشة الصور
(in Bengali): উইকিপিডিয়া:অঙ্কন_ঘর
(in Breton): Labourva grafek
(in German): Bilderwerkstatt
(in Spanish): Taller gráfico
(in French): Atelier graphique
(in Hebrew): סדנה לגרפיקה
(in Italian): Laboratorio grafico
(in Luxembourgish): Billeratelier
(in Russian): Графическая мастерская
(in Turkish): Grafik Laboratuvarı

And Commons: Graphic Lab

Image improvement categories[edit]