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:
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
Hazel MacKaye and dog by Harris & Ewing - Original.tiff
Hazel MacKaye and dog by Harris & Ewing.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 536.75 restorations currently make up about 7.7% 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

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/To do
To do list
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Things I plan to do.

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


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/