Wikipedia:Graphics Lab/Photography workshop/Archive/Jul 2011

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request for removal of possible artifact from:[edit]

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 07:00, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Article(s): [Old Beach, Tasmania]

Request: Please identify if the faint image enclosed by the following co-ordinates is an artifact, and if it is, can it be removed?: -

18600,180 18600,220 18830,180 18830,220

Suspected artifact seems to be a ghost image of trees, just above and to the left of the highest mountain peak

Graphist opinion(s):

My guess is that it's a trace of clouds. You can see something similar at 2296,1140. Whatever it was, I removed it, but was unable to upload the new version due to the following error:

This page is currently protected from editing because it is transcluded in the following page, which is protected with the "cascading" option enabled:
User:Krinkle/enwiki mainpage/core

Glorious little waste of time. JBarta (talk) 15:16, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

New Haven buildings[edit]


Request: Please remove watermark. Thank you, as always. MarmadukePercy (talk) 08:56, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Ryan Dunn[edit]

Article(s): Ryan Dunn

Request: can this be lightened or sharpened for detail?... Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 09:28, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):


Article(s): Liliuokalani, History of Hawaii, Leper War on Kauaʻi

Request: Please remove watermarks without cropping. Thanks.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 03:00, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Girl Guides of Canada[edit]

NFCC image.svg

Article(s): Girl Guides of Canada

Request: rotate to straight, transparent background... Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 06:00, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Coat of arms of Hawaii[edit]

Article(s): Seal of Hawaii

Request: Please thoroughly clean up this image and remove the purplish-bluish tinge to picture... KAVEBEAR (talk) 06:15, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):


Scout Association of Hong Kong[edit]

Resolved: Kintetsubuffalo (talk)

Article(s): Scout Association of Hong Kong

Request: remove green background or change to black... Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 13:41, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done Personally, I think the patches look better with the green background. The replacement image I uploaded is derived from the original image. I also uploaded a separate version with a black background. Use whichever you wish. JBarta (talk) 05:04, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, I completely didn't notice this, thank you!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 14:37, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

Remove caption, File:Alfalfa hay, 1915.jpg[edit]

Article(s): Brazil

Request: Can someone remove the handwritten caption? Also wouldn't hurt to trim the ragged margins. TIA, Pete Tillman (talk) 19:55, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done: JBarta (talk) 20:11, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

James David Forbes/John Lee[edit]

Resolved: Quibik (talk)

Article(s): James David Forbes, John Lee (university principal)

Request: Remove watermark. Thanks. Connormah (talk) 02:23, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done If you have any other images from the same site, let me know. —Quibik (talk) 17:25, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
Ideally, the picture on the left would have a transparent background instead of the white one. Is this possible? Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 02:38, 25 June 2011 (UTC)
 Done Created a transparent version. —Quibik (talk) 00:27, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Francisco Solano López[edit]

Article(s): Francisco Solano López

Request: Hi, everyone. Please, remove the frame of the first photo and create a translucid background in a new .png file such as in this photo. Do the same with the third picture. There is a bluish tone around the background of the second photo (the one in the middle). Can it be removed? Perhaps an all white background? Kind regards and thanks, Lecen (talk) 16:48, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):  Done -MissMJ (talk) 07:11, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

Thank you very much, MJ. Again you were great! Kind regards, --Lecen (talk) 14:20, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

Laura Dekker[edit]

Article(s): Laura Dekker

Request: Remove watermark (talk) 17:07, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Image's request under progression Request taken by Fallschirmjäger. 11:34, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

 Done - Fallschirmjäger  11:40, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

painted turtle for FA[edit]

Article(s): Painted turtle

Request: I will use this pic on a TFA blurb for the FA article. Please clean this picture up in any way you can (I realize the size is low). Pull out the photoshop and clean the white specs on the glass away from and in front of the turtle. If possible do something about the reflection towards the left. Plus anthing else you think helps. It is a dramatic pose, with a lot of anatomy EV and almost a comical look to it. But obvious photo flaws (thus needing your help). Please after finishing, also make a cropped additinal version (crop some of the wasted space to the top, so I have that as an option (helps with certain text wrap situations). THANKS! This place ROX!TCO (talk) 23:24, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done. Materialscientist (talk) 00:57, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Su....WEEET! Shake your turtle-helping hand!!!!TCO (talk) 02:06, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Queen of Bora Bora[edit]


Article(s): Teriimaevarua III

Request: Remove watermarkKAVEBEAR (talk) 06:56, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done Materialscientist (talk) 07:53, 3 July 2011 (UTC)
Can you please remove the giant black spot in her hair, above her ear?--KAVEBEAR (talk) 08:06, 3 July 2011 (UTC)
Sure. Materialscientist (talk) 08:12, 3 July 2011 (UTC)
There is still one more black dot above her hand where her clothes is. Also does the black around her hair and running alongside the bottom of her neck look really ackward; is it natural or what and should it be changed?--KAVEBEAR (talk) 10:56, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Remove Watermark.[edit]

Article(s): Siti Nurhaliza

Request: Can someone remove the watermark, please don't simply crop the picture. Thanks in advance!! ^_^v SyFuelIgniteBurned 00:58, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done Materialscientist (talk) 01:20, 5 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the help!! You are like a miracle worker!! ^_^SyFuelIgniteBurned 05:07, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Zambian kwacha[edit]

Resolved: Kintetsubuffalo (talk)

Article(s): Zambian kwacha

Request: black or no background... Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 02:03, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done: I uploaded both a black background and a white background. Personally, I think it's better with white. If you prefer black, just revert it to the black background image. JBarta (talk) 20:41, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

Thank you!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 11:36, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Marks on images[edit]

Resolved: (talk)

Article(s): Temple of Literature, Hanoi, Hán tự, Meran Tramway

Request: Please remove watermarks on images, but do not remove by just cropping the image. Gryffindor (talk) 20:41, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Can you please check on the first image? Somehow the colours seem to be brighter and better in the previous version, the one now seems grayish? Thank you. Gryffindor (talk) 19:55, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
The colors in the images are identical. If you place one image on top of the other and switch back and forth between the two, you can see the differences. The watermark disappears, a few spots on his robe disappear, but the colors remain the same. Perhaps you're getting some sort of optical illusion. If you view two images side by side that can happen. JBarta (talk) 20:38, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
No I swear, the versions look different, I have compared them next to each other. The current one is more grayish and less colourful, the previous version has more colour and more contrast. Gryffindor (talk) 23:37, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
I picked three random pixels from the images and compared their RGB values (red-green-blue). If one image was grayer, duller or in any way shaded differently than the other, these values would be (significantly) different between the images. Below are the results...
pixel RGB current image RGB previous image
1518,4038 222-41-24 222-41-24
2874,978 203-183-84 203-183-86
1386,1524 156-122-97 156-122-97
Anyone may check these three or any other pixels and make their own determination. I'm not sure what you're seeing or why, but I hope the above effort convinces you (or any curious onlookers) that the the colors of the two images are in fact identical. JBarta (talk) 04:11, 3 June 2011 (UTC)
Ok that's really weird then... can anyone give some advice? Gryffindor (talk) 21:03, 3 June 2011 (UTC)
I don't know, what kind of advice are you looking for? "Should have gone to specsavers"? ;). Both the images look the same to me. - Kingpin13 (talk) 07:11, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Actually, the colors on the new version are quite obviously duller than the old one; it's very visible on the flag, which is a much duller red. Lemme see what I can do. -MissMJ (talk) 02:02, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

Okay, I just took the original and redid the watermark removal. I think something may have happened with the settings when JBarta saved it? Not sure. But it's back to its original saturation. -MissMJ (talk) 02:12, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
I have no idea what you guys are seeing. I (again) took a random pixel from the flag (which you claim is a "duller" color). In my version the RGB value of pixel 1244,3700 is 209-37-15. In the latest (June 28) version by MissMJ that same pixel has the exact same RGB value. If the two colors are in fact different, the RGB value would be different, no? It's like suggesting that two glasses of water are of differing temperature, but when you place a thermometer in each they are the same. The obvious conclusion... they are the same. If you were to repeat what I did and examine the RGB values of that same pixel in each image and also find they are the same, I think you would be hard pressed to conclude that the images are different. Then you're left with trying to determine why they "look" different to you. JBarta (talk) 21:39, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
I've found the issue and its name is color management. When opening your version of the file, I noticed that it shows up with (RGB/8#) after the file name in its Photoshop window, while the original shows up as (RGB/8*). After doing some digging, I've finally figured it out. If I go to assign a color management profile to your version, it's set to "Don't manage this document". On the original version, however, the profile is set to "Adobe RBG (1998)," and switching away from it leads the picture to appear considerably duller, despite having the same RGB values. There are all kinds of profiles I can assign to the picture, each of which makes it more dark, more saturated, more washed out, more whatever, without ever changing a single RGB value in it.
Yay, colors, the bane of every artist's existence. -MissMJ (talk) 01:18, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
Interesting. A color profile added to the image that may alter the display value of the colors depending on what is displaying it. I loaded the image in GIMP and did indeed see the two different shades if the profile was loaded. Firefox also automatically recognizes and uses the profile and alters the image. And the added profile does actually change the RGB values while it is being displayed. So basically, when I saved the file, I inadvertantly stripped the file of the profile and caused it to display unaltered everywhere. Peachy. Every time I think I have the world figured out, it gets a little more complicated. Binette-typo.png (Thanks for figuring it out.) JBarta (talk) 03:47, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
Great, so I was not imagining. Thank you very much. Gryffindor (talk) 20:00, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

Mongolyn Skautyn Kholboo[edit]

Resolved: (talk)

Article(s): Mongolyn Skautyn Kholboo

Request: can anything be done to deblur this?... Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 13:37, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Not really. :( I played around with some sharpening filters. The improvement is minor and, in my opinion, not worth the increase in graininess of the image. It's just not a great picture to begin with, I'm afraid. -MissMJ (talk) 03:22, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

David Hayes Kincheloe[edit]

Resolved: (talk)

Article(s): David Hayes Kincheloe

Request: The original from the LOC shows damage of some sort. Not a graphics person, so I don't know how much can be done to clean it up, but I'd appreciate someone taking a shot at it. Acdixon (talk contribs count) 00:19, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

I've done something and got enough of this image. Someone who can paint (or photoshop) better can certainly improve it, especially face. Materialscientist (talk) 12:03, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
Thanks so much. This is a great improvement. I would love for someone to see if they can further improve the face, since it's probably the most important part of the image, but it already looks WAY better. I envy you graphics folks! Acdixon (talk contribs count) 13:17, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Photo quality improvement[edit]

Resolved: (talk)

Article(s): C. Rajagopalachari

Request: This is a picture of C. Rajagopalachari, the last Governor-General of India. This image was previously used in the article on Rajagopalachari but I removed it once the article failed a GA with "bad quality images" being one of the reasons. The photo is pretty old and is scanned from a 1948 issue of a Tamil magazine. Can anyone do something to improve its quality so that I can add the image once again to the article and go for a GA nom - The EnforcerOffice of the secret service 07:06, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done Materialscientist (talk) 07:27, 19 June 2011 (UTC)
Thanks a lot :-)-The EnforcerOffice of the secret service 08:15, 19 June 2011 (UTC)
I re-did the noise removal as the halftone dots can be got rid of quite nicely using FFT. It could still use some levels/contrast adjustments, I guess. —Quibik (talk) 15:41, 19 June 2011 (UTC)
I've tried a few combinations of FFT and despeckle tools in various order here, and the FFT was giving worse results - theoretically it should be better, but I guess it depends on how to remove the dots in the FFT image. Materialscientist (talk) 23:30, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Revome folding line[edit]

Resolved: (talk)

Article(s): Vladimir Alexeyevich Kornilov

Request: Please remove folding line Andres rojas22 (talk) 16:40, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done:Regards Tamba52 (talk) 10:40, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Portrait of Thomas Moran[edit]

Resolved: (talk)


Request: Please trim the edges and crop appropriately. Many thanks, as always. MarmadukePercy (talk) 04:19, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Much improved. Many thanks! MarmadukePercy (talk) 05:05, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done. I would crop tighter, but left the text below the photo. Materialscientist (talk) 04:52, 23 June 2011 (UTC)


Resolved: (talk)

Article(s): South Tyrol

Request: Please re-angle the left side of the map, the scan seems to drop off. Gryffindor (talk) 22:31, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done Materialscientist (talk) 23:49, 25 June 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. Gryffindor (talk) 17:40, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Photo retouching[edit]

Resolved: (talk)

Article(s): Brazil

Request: I shot this picture of a photo frame of my friend's parents. I want to crop the frame out and then adjust the colours in the picture to remove the colour cast and make it look as real as possible. (talk) 19:37, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

What article is this for? How is this picture useful to illustrate anything on Wikipedia? This sounds like a personal request, which is not what Graphic Lab is for. -MissMJ (talk) 23:33, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

May I know who you are to ask? Are you interested to contribute here or are you just a troll who is here to criticise? If its the latter, please take your shop somewhere else. I'm not interested. This is a personal request because this is something very important for me. If the whole wikimedia community has volunteers who are happy to improve images at their own free will. Why don't we let them decide whether they want to fix this picture or not? This is a democratic site and you are no one to question me and I am no one to question anyone else. Most of these volunteers do this for practice - to encounter various scenarios which will help them learn more and be better. Therefore, I don't think we need to moderate postings here. Finally, I'd like to say that if you are happy to help me out on this picture, I would really be grateful. If you think its inappropriate of me to post this picture here and you have nothing to contribute, please don't. I would really want to keep the trolls away, please. Ganeshrg (talk) 02:42, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Not done FYI, I would consider taking this assignment, but I shall definitely pass after reading your note above. Materialscientist (talk) 03:18, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

@Materialscientist: I would request you to kindly reconsider and take up this assignment. I have written to you on your talk page explaining my comment. I would appreciate it when people here on an open democratic platform are more polite and helpful towards each other. Walking around with a stick ordering people how to behave is really not appreciated. This is a request and I have explained myself well enough so I don't see the point of this person coming up and dictating rules to me. I would understand that there are rules and would follow them normally but I certainly do not appreciate big brothers ordering people around here regardless of how much they contribute on graphics lab. Contributing to a few assignments here doesn't automatically make anyone a higher authority than the next person. Ganeshrg (talk) 06:52, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

@Ganeshrg: Wikipedia isn't able to save the world. Voluntary work is a rare thing, and so it's a gift. The few contributions have a priority list ... You can ask for a gift, not more ... By the way, democracy isn't about "getting dumb cheap labour" or exchanging King Louis XVI with the "guillotine" or exchanging Tsar Nicholas II of Russia with "Lennin/ Stalin" ... This kind of subterfuge makes me sick ... And Wikipedia isn't an "open democratic platform", but a human encyclopedia/ database with some good qualities, some of them are very rare (interwiki links, high resolution images, hyperlinks) ... A society is able to build something up when mercy prevails, and an encyclopedia/ database needs a hierarchy ... --Chris.urs-o (talk) 08:19, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

@Chris: I agree with everything you say but I hope you agree with what I said about the tone a person should use. There are polite ways to say things and impolite way to say the very same things. I wasn't too amused by the confrontational big-brother attitude that the first poster used and I wrote back conveying my annoyance. I also believe that Wikipedia and Wikimedia are the best examples of democracy in fact. You have a right to say what you want - if the majority doesn't like it, your voice is overwritten by others but you can say whatever you like nonetheless. I also believe that if a graphics expert here doesn't have a problem with helping someone with personal images, why should anyone else have a problem? Ganeshrg (talk) 10:31, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Please tell me, how did you hear what tone I was using? How could you tell I wrote my message with a "confrontational big-brother attitude"? Did I say, "How dare you put personal requests here?! Remove this at once!!!"? No. I was asking simple questions—how is this image useful? what article would it go in?—because I was confused. Maybe this image really was of educational value and I was missing it. Who am I to ask? A volunteer here, trying to figure out which request I should spend my limited time on (as is every graphist here). And I noted that to me this sounded like a request for personal work, and let you know, in case you weren't aware, that requests for retouching work on personal photographs isn't what Graphic Lab is for. If I was mistaken and the image was of educational value, you had a chance to point it out. If not, you could have still said all that you did above—that this is important to you and that you are looking for a graphist to do a personal request—without jumping down my throat and accusing me of trolling. I don't have time to write every one of my messages with flowery, polite language in the off chance somebody will get huffy about them. When someone is asking you a question or letting you know something, please assume good faith. -MissMJ (talk) 21:09, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

@Ganeshrg: Ok, but personal requests should go to a personal talk page/ email instead ;) --Chris.urs-o (talk) 11:03, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

While you kids prattle on in true Wikipedian style, I made a half-baked attempt at an improvement. Almost certainly someone can do better. To the original requester... you might wish to check out this photo restoration service. JBarta (talk) 16:36, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

@Jbarta: That is a GREAT attempt, honestly. Thank you so very much. Could you please tell me what you did to improve this? I just found a higher 12MP resolution version of this and I don't want to trouble you and ask you to do it again so maybe I can give it a shot myself if you could tell me how you did it. :) Ganeshrg (talk) 18:36, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

I just fiddled with the color levels until I got something that looked ok. And believe me, my results are amateurish at best. If you need a good graphics app, GIMP is a good choice (and it's free). Give a whirl. JBarta (talk) 18:56, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

@Jbarta: I am trying to get something done on GIMP using the colour levels. I'm still unable to get the nice pink skin tone that you seem to have brought out. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ganeshrg (talkcontribs) 06:58, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Please restore this $2,300,000 image![edit]

Resolved: (talk)

Article(s): Billy the Kid

Request: Please restore. Remove artifacts & age related wear & tear. Have fun! Scewing (talk) 01:50, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Comment: I wouldn't have the time to work on this, but just a comment, should the graphist also mirror the image back to its correct position? – Kerαunoςcopiagalaxies 23:00, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): I've cleaned the original file a little, but it could benefit from more work. is high quality version of this image available?   ■ MMXX  talk  19:03, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

I uploaded a new version, I straightened the image and recreated some parts of background, also I had to crop a little from the left because I wasn't sure what is the object on the left and how to restore it.   ■ MMXX  talk  14:03, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

JPEG conversion[edit]

Resolved: Materialscientist (talk)
Uranium refining at Ames during the Manhattan Project
Chainfall and metal flanged, closed cylinder being lowered into a hole
A pressure vessel ("bomb") containing uranium halide and sacrificial metal (probably magnesium), being lowered into a furnace 
Open flanged cylinder with stuff coating the sides and bottom
After the reaction, remanant slag coats the interior of a bomb. 
A rough-surfaced cylinder of metal with a paper in front of it, like a label
A uranium metal "biscuit" from the reduction reaction 

Article(s): Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Uranium reduction at Ames during the Manhattan Project

Request: Please convert to Jpeg. Keep as much image content as reasonable/possible. (Sorry, to ask for this, but evidently this is trickier tha I realized, plus I've kind of made a hash out of things by uploading new photos when there were old jpeg images to start with.  :-( You guys n gals rock 'preciate it!) It's important pics actually. TCO (reviews needed) 01:14, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done: I've rotates them (all frames are tilted above) and therefore cropped a bit, and saved under the same name with jpg extension. Materialscientist (talk) 03:40, 9 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! Love this place...TCO (reviews needed) 03:42, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

Abby Sunderland[edit]

Resolved: (talk)

Article(s): Abby Sunderland

Request: Crop (talk) 11:42, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Brevity is a wonderful thing, but please be more specific. Otherwise we have to guess who, what or how you want cropped. JBarta (talk) 15:11, 7 July 2011 (UTC)
Presumably s/he is asking us to crop it to Abby, who is in the center. See another image of Abby. Nyttend (talk) 11:30, 8 July 2011 (UTC)
Or presumably s/he is asking us to crop out the older lady on the left, or presumably s/he is asking us to crop so all three are more centered in the photo, or presumably s/he is asking us..... JBarta (talk) 13:10, 8 July 2011 (UTC)
 Done JBarta (talk) 07:31, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

remove watermarks[edit]

Resolved: (talk)

Article(s): Battle of Waterloo, Austro-Hungarian Navy

Request: Please remove watermarks, thanks Andres rojas22 (talk) 05:04, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Removed from the right image. As to the left. Could you please tell where did you download it from? Materialscientist (talk) 05:53, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
the image is taken from [1]--Andres rojas22 (talk) 06:22, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
 Done Materialscientist (talk) 08:40, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Remove solarization and text[edit]

Resolved: (talk)

Article(s): Tlingit people, Juneau, Alaska, First Nations, Chilkoot Lake, Taku people

Request: Remove solarization, text, and spots. I would say leave the text, but it is too low-res to be readable. Please save at maximum jpeg quality. Kaldari (talk) 19:59, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done Materialscientist (talk) 22:43, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. This looks great! Kaldari (talk) 00:46, 14 July 2011 (UTC)


Resolved: (talk)

Article(s): Takuan

Request: Trim to focus on dish... Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 15:43, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Image's request under progression Request taken by Pi.1415926535.: 2 questions. How much around the dish do you want left (if any), and should I overwrite with the new file? Pi.1415926535 (talk) 16:32, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

 Done: File is overwritten. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 18:37, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Thank you, beautiful, sorry I was slow to respond!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 12:10, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
No problem; glad you like it. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 14:48, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

trade dollar[edit]

Resolved: Materialscientist (talk) 11:23, 15 July 2011 (UTC))

Article(s): trade dollar

Request: remove matching background... Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 12:47, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done. The image is cascade protected on Commons, thus it is a separate file on Commons, but I went bold and uploaded it on covering up the main page version. Materialscientist (talk) 13:11, 14 July 2011 (UTC)
Thank you so much! Now if we could just get the IP to leave off and let the requesters mark resolved, we're set!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 10:45, 15 July 2011 (UTC)


Resolved: Materialscientist (talk)

Article(s): Katharine O'Shea

Request: Remove damages and sectioning in pictures. And improve quality. Thank you.KAVEBEAR (talk) 02:29, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done. Have a look here. Materialscientist (talk) 04:49, 15 July 2011 (UTC)
Great. You did more than I asked. I just randomly stumbled upon that page and saw the damaged-looking images. The extra images are of no interest to me but may be for others. So I thank you anyway!--KAVEBEAR (talk) 08:30, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

Abby Sunderland[edit]


Article(s): Abby Sunderland

Request: Crop (talk) 08:15, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Frank Reynolds[edit]


Article(s): Frank Reynolds

Request: Add missing colors (talk) 16:18, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Not done The image File:Frank Reynolds photo.jpg is copyrighted - we cannot modify it. Regards SoWhy 19:54, 16 July 2011 (UTC)


Resolved: Materialscientist (talk)

Article(s): Japanese

Request: fix perspective, then remove border... Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 23:24, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done Materialscientist (talk) 01:39, 16 July 2011 (UTC)
That's great, thank you!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 12:56, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Please rotote pics to be upright[edit]

Resolved: KAVEBEAR (talk)

Article(s): Fluorine

Request: Please rotate 90 degrees to be upright (I will be using them then in a within text centered gallery in article's metal fluoride section. Please make duplicate file versions (not overwrite).TCO (reviews needed) 02:45, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Image's request under progression Request taken by Pi.1415926535.: should take me about half an hour longer to upload them all. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 03:54, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Thanks man. No worries. I'm working on the article. Thanks for playing with me!

 Done Here you are, as requested. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 04:13, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

CYBERHUG! P.s. Come see it in a little while, when I get it in article (which overall is coming along).TCO (reviews needed) 04:29, 16 July 2011 (UTC)
Okay so this might not show up right away because thumbnail previews have intermittently been having major issues, but I evened out the color balance on the images to make them look less like a rainbow when they're next to each other (besides the part that's supposed to look like the rainbow, aka the compounds themselves). Hope you don't mind. -MissMJ (talk) 05:41, 16 July 2011 (UTC)
Love the help!TCO (reviews needed) 05:46, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Eva Kalanikauleleaiwi Parker[edit]

Resolved: KAVEBEAR (talk)

Article(s): James Frank Woods

Request: I hate my own cropping abilities, so I want expert skills for this task. Can someone crop a perfect and propotional image of the second figure from the left. The image should be title File:Eva Kalanikauleleaiwi Parker.jpg. KAVEBEAR (talk) 06:49, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done. See to the right. Lower part could be cropped too, focusing on the face, but the image quality is such that I didn't feel like doing that. Materialscientist (talk) 07:18, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Remove Watermark[edit]

Article(s): Liliuokalani, History of Hawaii, Volcano House, Republic of Hawaii

Request: Please remove watermarks without cropping. Thanks.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 07:34, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done. First two were difficult and I'm not happy with the result (but am not going to redo it unless some bright idea comes). Materialscientist (talk) 11:54, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
I don't like the first two either. So lets just wait for someone else to do that.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 17:04, 17 July 2011 (UTC)


Resolved: Materialscientist (talk)

Article(s): List of Hawaiian royal residences

Request: Remove watermark. KAVEBEAR (talk) 07:28, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done Materialscientist (talk) 09:07, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks alot!!! PS: Can you leave the resolved part to me as the requestor next time? I may have some other things I want to settle before I actually want to resolve.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 09:28, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Robert Dampier: Famous Artist[edit]


Article(s): Robert Dampier

Request: Remove brown background. Maybe transfer to the Commons.KAVEBEAR (talk) 09:32, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done (I've uploaded the cleaned up version to before deleting it, just in case it gets deleted on Commons - it is not evident this is self-portrait). Materialscientist (talk) 12:47, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Watermark removal[edit]


Article(s): David Kawānanakoa

Request: Remove watermark without cropping. KAVEBEAR (talk) 17:09, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Bottom could be cropped or not, but I would crop some top and right to center the image and remove excessive whitespace. How about that? Materialscientist (talk) 23:02, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
There is already an image that is cropped. Keep the background on this one.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 01:28, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
My question was not about background, but about whitespace and centering. Materialscientist (talk) 02:08, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
Well the whitespace is part of the background. I assume this was taken in James J. Williams' studio. But I guess you can crop "a little" of the top and side if you like.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 04:43, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

 Done. Materialscientist (talk) 05:20, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

Mute sun glare[edit]

Resolved: Pi.1415926535 (talk)

Article(s): Hillsdale (NJT station), New Jersey and New York Railroad

Request: Mute solar reflection / glare as much as possible; my GIMP skills are too limited. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 20:20, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Reduced. This could be done better and further, I just have enough of this image for now. Materialscientist (talk) 09:02, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
That looks great. I've played with the levels a bit and it's fine for the articles now. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 17:36, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

This image is a good example of why it's always a good idea for us amateur photographers to snap multiple pictures of whatever you're snapping pictures of. (especially if you're using a camera where all the settings are set to automatic) A few seconds of time or a few feet in either direction might have yielded a better image where the sun glare had less of an effect. JBarta (talk) 17:50, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

flatten image to make it rights compliant[edit]

Resolved: KAVEBEAR (talk)

Article(s): Canoe River train crash

Request: I put in a Commons copyright discussion and this image because of content IS rights compliant. But there is a question about the slant being added value. Please change the slant and crop if needed. (Please save as different file.)TCO (reviews needed) 06:09, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):  Done -MissMJ (talk) 06:52, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

You rock! I gotta stay on your good side.TCO (reviews needed) 06:53, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

Warship International cover[edit]

Cover of the June 2011 edition of Warship International

Article(s): Warship International

Request: Fix upper-right corner. Rotate to align things. Reduce resolution to whatever [[File:Warship International.jpg|180px]] would give. The original is at Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 04:15, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):  Done: not sure what you meant by rotating, the image is already straight? Reduced width to about half of what it was. -MissMJ (talk) 05:08, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

Nevermind about the rotating thing. Many thanks for a speedy job! Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 06:14, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

rotate, crop, remove red arrow, remove hand[edit]

Article(s): Common box turtle

Request: Please rotate so that head (arrow) faces to the right. Cut the arrow. Crop it heavily to blow up the view of the shell. Especially making it less "tall" (helps me as I don't have much text for wrapping).

I guess since the road will then be wrong, you will need to photoshop the background.TCO (reviews needed) 05:17, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

See image to the right and revert to its previous version at will. The thin black line on the right edge can be removed, and this turtle can be placed on any background. Materialscientist (talk) 05:50, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
Perfect. Thank you.TCO (reviews needed) 05:54, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

Cherokees and McKinely[edit]


Article(s): Elias Boudinot (Cherokee) and Harriet R. Gold Boudinot and John Ridge and William McKinley

Request: Clean up and improve see above. KAVEBEAR (talk) 07:30, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done. Materialscientist (talk) 01:44, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. What about McKinely's image?--KAVEBEAR (talk) 02:04, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

Radama I[edit]


Article(s): Radama I

Request: Clean up and remove wave patterns. KAVEBEAR (talk) 02:02, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done. Materialscientist (talk) 06:06, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Remove Lines[edit]


Article(s): Queen Emma of Hawaii and Te-ha'apapa III

Request: Remove green line. Thanks. KAVEBEAR (talk) 08:28, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done. Why don't you use a cropped version of File:Queen Emma of Hawaii in the US, 1865, carte de visite.jpg instead of the left one? Materialscientist (talk) 09:08, 15 July 2011 (UTC)
Can you remove the red streak above the hair of the second image? It's just at the top of the flower ornament in her hair. And there is still some black dot blemishes on the background area between her hair and shoulders and the background on the top left and right of the image and one just above her hair in the top center of the image?--KAVEBEAR (talk) 06:01, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
Do you understand what I'm referring to? I added the problem areas as image notes; I noted some more problems. You can see it on the file on the commons. And you can remove the notes after cleaning up the image. Thanks a lot. You have been a great help.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 06:10, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman[edit]

Resolved: Kaldari (talk)

Article(s): Emma Goldman, Alexander Berkman, Anarchism in the United States

Request: Crop the margins, remove the dust and scratches. Please upload as a separate file (either TIFF or JPEG). This is a huge file, so it will take a while to clean up. Kaldari (talk) 20:43, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done. Materialscientist (talk) 01:43, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! Looks great! Kaldari (talk) 19:13, 22 July 2011 (UTC)

Super-rare, high-historical-value image in need of your restoration magic (hi-res Flat Earth map!)[edit]

Article(s): Flat Earth, possibly others

Request: There's so much that needs that needs to be done. Removing those "folding creases", sharpening, color work, rotation, etc... With some work this could probably be a featured image! Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 17:36, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): While I would certainly take on the task of giving this image some work, it may be worth waiting for a few days, perhaps a weeks for the Library of Congress to add the map to their digital archive as they may add an even higher-res version. At the moment the image is only available from third party sources, would be a shame to start work on it only to find a better version being released. I'll try and keep an eye out for it and if no better image emerges I'll work on this copy, as its still pretty high quality. Regards, Fallschirmjäger  15:47, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Cool. I'll check in from time to time if you have any updates. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 02:37, 25 June 2011 (UTC)
Fallschirmjäger, how do you know the LofC will add this image to their archive? JBarta (talk) 19:16, 25 June 2011 (UTC)
I don't but with something this significant it's likely they will, worth waiting a few days imho, just in case. Regards, Fallschirmjäger  19:33, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

De-archiving. Somehow this was marked as resolved while it was not. Any update on this Fallschirmjäger? Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 23:35, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

Well I've been searching extensively and regularly checking in at LoC but the version you uploaded seems to be the highest res one around. I think its safe to say that LoC aren't going to upload it any time soon and if they ever do it will likely be the same version. This one's certainly good enough so I shall begin work on it. Thank you for your patience. Regards, Fallschirmjäger  21:04, 11 July 2011 (UTC)
Any updates on this? Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 13:30, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
Yeah sorry for the slow progress, I've been rather busy but I am still working on it, just taking a while. Regards, Fallschirmjäger  14:02, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
 Done - Apologies for the wait but I've now uploaded a restored version. I removed the creases and other damage as well as straightening and adjusting colour levels. Fallschirmjäger  19:31, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
Looks great. I've not idea what's possible in terms of restoration, but in certain places where the crease were, it looks a bit smudgier than I'd expect. For instance on the Orlando Ferguson medallion, some texture detail was lost. Likewise, on the right side, there's a dotted circle which stops being circular where the crease was. No idea if this is a big deal with regards to restoration, but I suspect this would get raised in an FPC so if this can be addressed before the FPC, it would probably make things go more smoothly. Is text-sharpening possible or would it make things ugly? Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 19:45, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
Oh yeah sorry forgot about that bit, kinda happens after been staring at it close up for ages, a fresh pair of eyes can spot things. I'll try and sort it out. Fallschirmjäger  20:12, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
Ok should look better now. Fallschirmjäger  21:17, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
Great! Time for an FPC then! Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 21:22, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

Python eating[edit]

Rock python feeding behavior
Constricting a pregnant goat 
Stretching to consume an antelope 

Article(s): Python sebae

Request: Please crop left image (make it "shorter") to match aspect ratio of right image. Upload as new file.TCO (reviews needed) 03:54, 22 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done (see the left image above). Materialscientist (talk) 04:43, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks as usual!TCO (reviews needed) 05:14, 22 July 2011 (UTC)

natives with snake[edit]

Article(s): Python sebae

Request: Please crop the bottom text. Also is there anything possible to lighten where dark to the left? Please save as new image.TCO (reviews needed) 06:05, 22 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done. Materialscientist (talk) 06:48, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
Looks good. In article now. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TCO (talkcontribs) 15:51, 22 July 2011 (UTC)



Article(s): Kamehameha II and Kamāmalu

Request: Please even out the coloring and the lighting. Also anyway to bring the first image more into focus. Thanks.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 03:21, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Done something with both. With such images, there are dozens of ways to change the lighting - sort of personal feeling. Materialscientist (talk) 10:59, 3 July 2011 (UTC)
You can still see the creases or lines, though. Anyway to improve that?--KAVEBEAR (talk) 10:51, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
Possibly, but I don't understand which lines and on which image. Materialscientist (talk) 11:16, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
It's not really lines. But like there is one side that is lighter and one side is darker and it makes it look like there is a line. Like the rectangle going down from their head to the bottom is darker and then their sides are lighter. Do you kinda understand what I'm talking about?--KAVEBEAR (talk) 07:44, 5 July 2011 (UTC)
Both images look like Italy's flag. Instead of green and red, the areas to the right and left are far more lighten than the middle section. --Lecen (talk) 18:11, 7 July 2011 (UTC)
You keep brightening it, it doesn't make the portrait's colors any evener.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 07:36, 9 July 2011 (UTC)
I took a shot at the second image, getting rid of the light band on the right and trying to lighten some of the darker areas. JBarta (talk) 17:57, 9 July 2011 (UTC)
And did the same with the first. (Was not able to increase the sharpness without making it worse.) JBarta (talk) 18:35, 9 July 2011 (UTC)
I guess this is the best that can be done until someone else uploads a better version.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 06:17, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Norfolk Island[edit]

Resolved: Kintetsubuffalo (talk)

Article(s): Norfolk Island

Request: trim to encyclopedic... Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 14:11, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):  Done - Fallschirmjäger  16:11, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

Thank you!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 02:12, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Abigail Campbell Kawānanakoa[edit]


Article(s): Abigail Campbell Kawānanakoa

Request: Restore area around white tape if possible. If not possible crop the center and remove stamped area with Bain. Don't change the high resolution size of the imageKAVEBEAR (talk) 03:55, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done. Some taped parts were too tricky to restore (WP:OR in a historical photo), thus cropped and cleaned up instead. Materialscientist (talk) 04:51, 25 July 2011 (UTC)



Article(s): Liliuokalani

Request: Do something with them... KAVEBEAR (talk) 06:13, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done. I would crop a bit from the top and right in the first image. Results are poor in the second, and I don't have immediate ideas how to make it better, except for painting over the letters. Materialscientist (talk) 08:22, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
No need it fine but the second image is not really to my liking. Did you have to crop off the skies?--KAVEBEAR (talk) 08:50, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
The sky is visually the noisiest part of this image, and I don't know how to reduce this particular grayscale noise (don't see the top of the banner actually) - thus just cropped it a bit. I don't like the image too, but here the original is too poor. Materialscientist (talk) 08:57, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
Well I guess thats the best that can be done. I'm okay with it.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 08:59, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

convert gallery photos to table view[edit]

Resolved: Materialscientist (talk)
Eastern box turtle
Terrapene carolina carolina
Florida box turtle
T. c. bauri
Gulf Coast box turtle
T. c. major
Eastern box turtle.jpg Florida Box Turtle Digon3a.jpg Terrapene carolina major.jpg
Three-toed box turtle
T. c. triunguis
Mexican box turtle
T. c. mexicana
Yucatan box turtle
T. c. yucatana
Three-toed Box Turtle.jpg CistudoMexicanaFord.jpg Terrapene carolina yucatana.jpg
Eastern painted turtle
C. p. picta
Midland painted turtle
C. p. marginata
Southern painted turtle
C. p. dorsalis
Western painted turtle
C. p. bellii
A full overhead shot of an eastern painted turtle A midland painted turtle sitting on rocky ground facing left with his head slightly retracted into his shell A southern painted turtle facing left, top-side view, stripe prominent, on pebbles A western painted turtle standing in grass, with neck extended
A hand holds a turtle, exposing the orange-yellow undershell. The under shell(plastron) of a midland painted turtle The under shell(plastron) of a southern painted turtle The under shell(plastron) of a western painted turtle

Article(s): Common box turtle

Request: This is a bit of a project. Greatly appreciate the help though. Please convert the uneven, vertical-space-wasting gallery view images from Common box turtle to table view as for Painted turtle. Requires cropping them to be same aspect ratio (tight crop any turtles that are not, please), convert table to 3 by 2 from 4 by 2, add a gray title area over the second row (as we have different species with the CBT).TCO (reviews needed) 07:17, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done, except for I didn't understand the 3x2 - 4x2 part. Materialscientist (talk) 08:08, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

Damn you are fast! No biggie, just mean new table has 3 columns. P.s. I left a hardish request for a Pu-sep PFD to be devised over at illo page. Might need your assistance for technical aspect as well as graphics (someone has taken it, but I worry I made too much of a demand.)TCO (reviews needed) 08:17, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

Cropping image to focus on the subject[edit]

Resolved: Materialscientist (talk)

Article(s): Ernie Reyes Jr.

Request: Someone uploaded a picture of the actor with five people in the picture as prominent as the actor himself. It would be good if someone could crop this photo for two reasons. It can be confusing to someone who doesn't know what the actor looks like and the lack of cropping on this picture demonstrates obvious promotion of the other people in the picture. TheKnicksRule (talk) 05:51, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done. Materialscientist (talk) 06:21, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

crop aspects[edit]

Resolved: Materialscientist (talk)
snake in grass
Northern subspecies, Senegal National Park
snake in weeds near water
Southern subspecies, Cuando River, Botswana
snake on rocks
Southern subspecies in the wild

Article(s): African rock python

Request: Crop images (think dupe images best, as others may use old ones) to same aspect ratio. Tweak gallery height/width ratio to match photo aspects (minimize blank space).TCO (reviews needed) 22:42, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done. Cropped center image to a standard 1.333 aspect ratio. Materialscientist (talk) 23:42, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, man! Sticking in article!TCO (reviews needed) 00:24, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

crop aspects[edit]

Resolved: Materialscientist (talk)
very fat big snake
Adult female, northern subspecies
snake in trees
Juvenile, southern subspecies
head of snake
Head of southern subspecies

Article(s): rock python]

Request: Crop aspects to match for use in gallery (probably do photo dupes). It's fine to make the head image skinnier, by cutting some of the neck in upper left. TCO (reviews needed) 00:23, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done. Materialscientist (talk) 01:04, 26 July 2011 (UTC)
Thank you.TCO (reviews needed) 01:11, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

cut plant[edit]

Resolved: Materialscientist (talk)

Article(s): Rock python

Request: Cut plant please. TCO (reviews needed) 01:32, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done. Materialscientist (talk) 01:39, 26 July 2011 (UTC)
You rock! Python. Get it?  ;) (one more gallery crop request coming and then sabae is done.) Boy nice images really spruce up a page. Especially when cleaned up instead of random plopped.TCO (reviews needed) 01:42, 26 July 2011 (UTC)



Article(s): Kalākaua

Request: A really big job. Clean up small tiny blemishes, dust or whatever you call them, around his beard suit and face. Make it compatible to File:Kingdavidkalakaua dust.jpg. KAVEBEAR (talk) 03:50, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Didn't we already go round with this image not too long ago? You'll note your last words were "I love it!" The thrill is gone? JBarta (talk) 01:52, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
I'm sorry but I really want this image to be on par with the other image I linked above. So that's the reason I relished this one.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 01:58, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
Well, speaking for myself.... realistically, it ain't gonna happen. It's like the frumpy middle-aged woman who shows her hairdresser a photo of a young Elizabeth Taylor. (Obviously I wouldn't make a very good hairdresser.) JBarta (talk) 02:27, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
Oh sorry then. Please don't use that comparision for these two images. Have you seen the original for the other one on the Hawaii State Archives...not much better than this one, same size and same damages. If you can't do anything. Leave it to someone else who can.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 02:30, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
I disagree that the two originals are about the same. The image above is significantly inferior to the other you mention. Anyhow, just offering my thoughts and giving you (what I believe is) a realistic opinion. And of course, you are always welcome to pay me no mind and hold out for a better offer... JBarta (talk) 02:46, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
Really? This being the original of the one I mention and this being the one I'm listing (actually the tiff version which can't be linked). Sorry I had to argue.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 02:52, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
Yes, really. From my perspective, this image is of significantly better quality than this one. Of course, anything is possible and certainly there is someone out there talented, skilled and artistic enough to bring the inferior image up to the same level as the superior one... but like I said, realistically, it ain't gonna happen. But go ahead, let it sit here for a while and hold out for that better offer. Just don't hold your breath. JBarta (talk) 03:17, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

<Indent>To me, this is all about priorities. Why restoring an image which is rather similar to already restored one (File:Kingdavidkalakaua dust.jpg)? Take Kalākaua, the target article. I would say File:Kapaakea and Kalakaua.jpg (restoration) and File:Kalakauapainting.jpg (possibly unbalanced color) have higher priority. Are there other originals for these images? Materialscientist (talk) 04:07, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

(different topic) I got the first image from a pdf version of the book I listed as source which I converted into to the image it is now with no editing since I don't know how to clean up images. It looks like the other one (the painting) resembles paintings located in Iolani Palace. You can ask Iolani Palace, Hawaii State Archives or Bishop Museum. But I highly doubt they are going to give you anything unless you pay them a fee for using it since I've contacted before on other issues. --KAVEBEAR (talk) 04:22, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
Improved File:Kalakauapainting.jpg. JBarta (talk) 04:37, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
Should I resolve this or what? I already got another person to redo the image. But it seems like you guys brought up new topics.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 04:46, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
Can you sort out copyright issues for File:Kalakauapainting.jpg (which JBarta improved)? I am restoring File:Kapaakea and Kalakaua.jpg. Materialscientist (talk) 05:11, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
I already did. William F. Cogswell died 100 years ago so it's in the public domains.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 05:23, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
I don't think the restored version of Kapaakea and Kalakaua will work. It looks terrible. Let just keep the authentic old daguerotype.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 06:05, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

You know, I downloaded the original image from the LofC and spent a bit of time cleaning it up a couple months ago for you. Now you went and re-uploaded the original image again. I wash my hands of this image (and probably of you as well... at least for a while). Aloha. JBarta (talk) 06:08, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

I'm sorry you took it so personally. But hours ago I uploaded the new one under File:Kalakaua dust & scratches.jpg and credited you as one of the editors. I've been trying to be polite and asking another user to edit it elsewhere (User:Greg L) but your past few comments have been really pushing my buttons. --KAVEBEAR (talk) 06:14, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

last sabae aspect crop[edit]

Resolved: Materialscientist (talk)

Article(s): Rock python

Request: Please crop to equal aspects. Please let me know ration (helpful last time, helps me set the gallery). TCO (reviews needed) 01:54, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Rock python egg development
snake around eggs
Brooding eggs
snake emerging from egg
little snake next to egg, slime on it

Graphist opinion(s): 4/3 is very common (like in screen resolutions series 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, ...). I have to run. Watermarks need to be removed and color adjusted a bit (maybe). This is all easy, and if not done, I might get to that in a couple of hours or so. Materialscientist (talk) 02:02, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

No worries. Looks pretty good already. Am dropping in article, but will overwrite once the upgrades are done. THANKS!TCO (reviews needed) 02:05, 26 July 2011 (UTC)
 Done. Materialscientist (talk) 05:12, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

CAPTAIN RAJU has hugged you! Hugs promote WikiLove and hopefully this one has made your day better (and hopefully wasn't meant as an invasion of personal space). Spread the WikiLove by hugging at someone else, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or a good friend. Happy editing!
Hug others by adding {{subst:Hug}} to their talk page with a friendly message.TCO (reviews needed) 05:17, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Wiki-hug? Whatever will they think of next? Nevermind, I can think of what can be thought of next... JBarta (talk) 23:56, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Rosemary Theby[edit]

Resolved: Quigley (talk)

Article(s): Rosemary Theby

Request: Remove the border. Quigley (talk) 15:19, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done. I have also converted it to grayscale because this allowed to sharpen and enhance contrast (which otherwise looked bad in blue color). Materialscientist (talk) 23:50, 27 July 2011 (UTC)
I took the liberty of reducing the contrast. I thought it a little much. JBarta (talk) 23:54, 27 July 2011 (UTC)
Possibly and I would leave this to the requesting editor. In the future, please denoise according to your contrast changes. Thanks. Materialscientist (talk) 23:58, 27 July 2011 (UTC)
First, I hate being told what to do by another editor. Second, I hate even more being told what to do by another editor and not understand what he's trying to tell me to do. What is "denoise according to your contrast changes"? (All in fun, please don't take wiki-offense) JBarta (talk) 00:06, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
(Moving conversation back to this page so anyone or everyone may benefit from our ramblings.JBarta (talk) 01:11, 28 July 2011 (UTC)) Sorry, I didn't mean to be unclear or rude: there is a mold-like white noise in her hat which could be removed within a few seconds in GIMP without affecting the rest. Grayscale noise is almost always present in unicolor photos and its degree depends on the contrast settings, thus my comment. Materialscientist (talk) 00:29, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
I try to be careful what I alter in an old photo. The moldy noise you mention could just as easily be the texture of a felt hat. At any rate, you and I both hit the photo at about the same time. I simply cropped, greyscaled and removed a couple obvious spots. I thought that was more than sufficient. When I went to upload, I saw someone had done pretty much the same thing, although added what I thought was a little too much contrast enhancement for no particular reason. So I just uploaded my own version believing it was superior. JBarta (talk) 01:11, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
Looks great, thank you both! Quigley (talk) 05:58, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

Pōmare III[edit]


Article(s): Pōmare III, List of monarchs of Tahiti

Request: Clean up background removing lines and letters without cropping but retaining colors. Also make a seperate black and white version. KAVEBEAR (talk) 20:24, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

 Done. Materialscientist (talk) 04:38, 30 July 2011 (UTC)