WHAT I DO
I do image restoration, taking an old image with flaws that make it unusable, and carefully fixing it back into a useful image. For example:
BEFORE AFTER
Utopia Limited Poster - Original.tif Utopia Limited Poster.jpg
Joseph Ferdinand Keppler - The Pirate Publisher - Puck Magazine - Original LoC scan.tif
Joseph Ferdinand Keppler - The Pirate Publisher - Puck Magazine - Restoration by Adam Cuerden.jpg
It requires careful work and attention to detail, and a willingness to spend a few hours removing individual dust spots with the healing brush, because you care about helping to share knowledge, and this is the best way to provide illustrations of that. My restorations currently make up about 6.3% of all featured pictures on English Wikipedia, and you'd be surprised at just how much code I put in to keeping that as up to date as possible.


Fun fact, by the way: See those empty borders on images? They are the absolute worst, because the slightest discolouration will be incredibly visible. On some images, I've spent three times the effort on the bits no-one pays attention to... unless you don't spend that effort.


In progress

Click on "show" to the right to see what I'm working on, but be warned: This may be more useful to me than you.

Opera plans: https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b7001018w/f1.item.r=Henry%20VIII%20opera.zoom Henry VIII https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b6402114n.r=la%20traviata?rk=85837;2 La Traviata https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:La_Juive_Act_1_set_1835.jpg La Juive https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b531791167.r=meyerbeer?rk=2188852;0 L'Africane (because Les Huguenots won me over after Robert le diable put me SO BADLY off Meyerbeer) https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b84379806/f1.item.r=meyerbeer.zoom On which subject. https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b7000014x/f1.item.r=meyerbeer.zoom For when I feel like spending another 4 hours on a fucking border. Or I could do https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b7000015b.r=meyerbeer?rk=3283278;0 Colours vs. People. https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b7001187g.r=meyerbeer?rk=3240359;2 is actually really nice. La prophète https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Poster_for_Le_pardon_de_Plo%C3%ABrmel_1859_-_Original.jpg https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8454519h.r=Guillaume%20Tell?rk=579402;0 William Tell (18 images)

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Paul Lormier - Costumes for Hector Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini (1838) - No. 5. Le pape - Restoration.jpg Paul Lormier - Costumes for Hector Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini (1838) - No. 6 - Ciseleur. M. Wartel, (Francesco) - Restoration.jpg Paul Lormier - Costumes for Hector Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini (1838) - No. 7 - Un chef d'atelier. M. (Ferdinand) Prévost, (Bernardino) - Restoration.jpg | Paul Lormier - Costumes for Hector Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini (1838) - No.9 - Balducci.jpg Paul Lormier - Costumes for Hector Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini (1838) - No. 10 - Benvenuto Cellini.jpg Paul Lormier - Costumes for Hector Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini (1838) - No. 11 - Ascanio, M. Stoltz.jpg Paul Lormier - Costumes for Hector Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini (1838) - No. 12 - Fieramosca, M. Massol.jpg Paul Lormier - Costumes for Hector Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini (1838) - No. 23. Théresa.jpg Paul Lormier - Costumes for Hector Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini (1838) - No. 8 - 8. Valet du pape.jpg
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These are not featured pictures yet. But should be. They are either currently being voted on or will be soon. Hopefully.
Relatively simple restorations for later
Simple restorations

° Frances Benjamin Johnston



Eugéne Pirou

Pierre Petit

Hulda'

William Gottlieb / Carl Van Vechten



Composers

Miscellaneous

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(N.B. Delayed due to other commitments - Will come back to this eventually.)

Original scan - Archibald Standish Hartrick - Rudyard Kipling - Soldier Tales 4 - The Drums of the Fore and Aft 1.tifOriginal scan - Archibald Standish Hartrick - Rudyard Kipling - Soldier Tales 5 - The Drums of the Fore and Aft 2.tifArchibald Standish Hartrick - Rudyard Kipling - Soldier Tales 6 - The Drums of the Fore and Aft 3.jpgOriginal scan - Archibald Standish Hartrick - Rudyard Kipling - Soldier Tales 7 - The Drums of the Fore and Aft 4.tif
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Things either currently nominated, or awaiting renomination

May also include things about to be nominated, but only when there's a problem at WP:FPC

Featured pictures

Images that have gone through the featured picture process and have been recognised as amongst the best on Wikipedia.

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