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
SMS Arcona NH 65764 - Original.jpg
SMS Arcona NH 65764 - Restoration.jpg
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 7.3% 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.


To sort out:

Le roi de Lahore (1877) https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b531791095.r=Le%20roi%20de%20lahore?rk=536483;2 https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b70012442/f1.item.r=Massenet%20opera.zoom https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b7001245g.r=Massenet%20opera?rk=2145933;2

Hérodiade (1881) https://gallica.bnf.fr/services/engine/search/sru?operation=searchRetrieve&version=1.2&startRecord=0&maximumRecords=50&page=1&query=%28gallica%20all%20%22H%C3%A9rodiade%22%29&filter=dc.type%20all%20%22image%22

Manon (1884) https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b53187292r.r=affiche%20manon?rk=42918;4

https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8438388r.r=Manon%20opera?rk=21459;2

Le Cid (1885) https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b531790982/f1.item.r=Massenet%20opera.zoom https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b70000976.r=Massenet%20opera?rk=1781124;4

Esclarmonde (1889) https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b53187300h/f1.item.r=Massenet%20opera.zoom

Bacchus (1909)Various set designs. http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2016/Aug/Massenet_article.pdf (also Cleopatre) https://gallica.bnf.fr/services/engine/search/sru?operation=searchRetrieve&version=1.2&collapsing=disabled&query=dc.relation%20all%20%22cb418719125%22&rk=64378;0 has http://www.appoggiature.net/2013/09/repere-la-relation-entre-jules-massenet.html which is definitely Amaheli here.

More operas. A lot more

Best:

https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b53117713m/f1.item.r=opera%20affiche

Les Huguenots https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8438000c/f1.item.r=Meyerbeer

Weirdest:

Auber (sure I missed some with him)

Audran

Bellini

Instead, do https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b531169722/f1.item.r=Bellini%20Norma.zoom and https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b53116971m/f1.item.r=Bellini%20Norma.zoom

Berlioz

Bizet

Bruneu

Chabrier, E

Charpentier

David, F. (think I missed some of his)

Debussy

Delibes

Dupont

Erlanger

Fevrier

Flotow

Gounod

Lalo

Lecocq (TONS more)

Litolff

Massenet

Massé

Messager


Meyerbeer


Offenbach (incomplete)

https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b531873350.r=opera%20affiche?rk=21459;2

https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b53167757m.r=opera%20affiche?rk=5815479;2

Perry

Pessard

Planquette

Puccini

Reyer (lots more available)


Saint-Saëns

Salvayre


Semet (& Georges Sand)

Strauss, J.


Strauss, R.

de Suppe

Thomas

Vasseur

Verdi


Wagner

https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b53179090g/f1.item.r=opera%20affiche

Wormser

In progress

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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.

Things either currently nominated, about to be nominated, or awaiting renomination

May also include things about to be nominated, but only when there's a problem at WP:FPC (or they're only nearly done, but will be done in a day or two. This is optimistic.)

In progress

Avril de Sainte-Croix, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Rose Winslow

https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8426664g/f1.item.r=Le%20songe%20de%20tartini.zoom

Nyström: https://www.flickr.com/photos/national_library_of_norway/24207670678/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/national_library_of_norway/24207683468/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/national_library_of_norway/24207693358/

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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