Wikipedia:WikiProject Media Restoration/Landmark images
Landmark images is a workshop space for Wikipedia and Commons images. The goal here is to identify material that could become featured and prioritize it for improvement. Images selected for inclusion here should meet the following criteria:
- Encyclopedic content: the image has inherent scholarly research value.
- Intrinsic importance: the image documents a historic event, or is otherwise significant in ways that would be impractical to duplicate with other images.
- Improvability: the image could become featured if it receives proper attention.
- 1 What is this about?
- 2 How you can help
- 3 Ready for PPR and FPC
- 4 Find a Home (Encyclopedic issues)
- 5 Address Artifacting
- 6 Higher Resolution Needed
- 7 Galleries
- 8 See also
What is this about?
Images that don't get selected for featured picture consideration get thrown into general categories - a slush pile. A few of those overlooked images have real potential. They might become feature-worthy with better captioning or artifact cleanup or a higher quality scan.
How you can help
The landmark images workshop does four things and you can help with any of them.
Find free images
I've reviewed over 100,000 public domain images on Commons, Wikipedia, and elsewhere. Other good places to look include:
- National Archives
- Library of Congress
- Defense Virtual Information Center (United States)
- NASA's image library
- Wikipedia:Public domain image resources
- Wikipedia:Free image resources
- Commons:Free media resources
Please upload promising material to Commons or Wikipedia and add a thumbnail to this page. And if you find more useful online archives, add them to the list.
Search for images of inherent merit that either meet featured picture criteria or could get there. Comment on material already in the gallery. Help sort the wheat from the chaff. Overall, fewer than 1 in 1000 images I survey is even worth a second look. Far fewer than that get to FPC. For historic images, seek images that are outstanding examples of their type whenever possible.
Clean up artifacts and fibers, locate better versions of identical or similar files. When doing this I always save under a separate filename so that the original version remains available for research purposes.
- Picture peer review, Wikipedia
- Featured picture candidates, Wikipedia
- Featured picture candidates, Commons
Please leave word if your work here results in a featured picture!
Featured on Wikipedia
Nominated by Enuja.
Nominated by TheOtherSiguy.
Nominated by LordSunday.
Nominated by Jordan Timothy James Busson.
Featured on Commons
From here on down the page, you're at the workshop. Feel free to add, subtract, move, restore, or nominate.
Restored version of Image:Willow Run airplane inspection.jpg as photographed by Howard R. Holem. There's a color cast in the lower right I don't know how to remove. Any assistance?
Find a Home (Encyclopedic issues)
1901 movie by Thomas Edison: "What Happened on Twenty-Third Street" (air blowing from a vent catches a woman's skirt)
Blackfeet Indian Chiefs (will serve as excellent lead image for Plains Indians)
Wonderful photograph, lots of detail - but subtle and annoying JPEG artefacting that comes out if you try and fix it. Done — "File:Joseph Albert - Ludwig und Malwine Schnorr von Carolsfeld - Tristan und Isolde, 1865f.jpg" seems to have ddressed the concern. --Kevjonesin (talk) 15 May 2013 (UTC)
- Khomeini Famous Portrait.jpg
Higher Resolution Needed
The first photograph ever taken from space.
Balloon crash from the S. A. Andrée's Arctic balloon expedition of 1897.
- USS Howorth sinking2.JPG
USS Howorth sinking
Codex Mendoza (failed FPC nom)
Rosetta Stone (just a placeholder, we need a good photograph)
- King Tut Ankh Amun Golden Mask 01.jpg
- Treaty of Paris 1783.jpg
Signature page of the Treaty of Paris (1783)
- Ger Inf Russia 1941 HDSN9902655.JPEG
Hayden Planetarium, New York City.
Any high resolution photograph of this structure would be a boon: the Auditorium Building of Chicago, Illinois is one of the forerunners of the modern skyscraper.
The Wainwright Building, another early skyscraper. Perspective distortion.
Gorgeous. Now what's the encyclopedic value of this? (Already FP; the value is for Toni Frissell) (not featured on Commons, though)
Miguel Hidalgo, some bleedthrough from verso but a good image otherwise
- User:Durova/Image restorations
- commons:User:Durova/Encyclopedic image restoration for restorations on important images that wouldn't be potential featured candidates