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This workshop is part of the Graphics Lab, a project aimed at picture retouching to improve the graphical content of the Wikimedia projects. More information about the lab can be found on its main page and requests pages (Illustrations ; Photographs ; Maps ; Video and Sound). To ask questions or make a suggestions, see the talk page of the graphic lab page.

This specific page is the requests page for the Illustration Workshop. Anyone can make a request for an illustration to be created or improved. The standard format for making a request is shown below, along with general advice, and should be followed.

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Historic (1981) UK Road signs[edit]



I note these scans are B/W. It would be nice to replace the B/W diagrams with appropriate color vector diagrams, so that they can be included in a future Wikisource transcription. --Sfan00 IMG (talk) 13:52, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Most of the signs are icluded In This Category
(... but sorry, only creating the missing ones for a perhaps possible adaption of the theme
looks a little as an employment-creation measure for unemployed ?   ;-)
Jaybear...disc. • 20:53, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

Rancagua's coat of arms[edit]

Article(s): en:Rancagua, es:Rancagua, and many others.


There is a coat of arms of Rancagua city in Commons, but it's very different from the original ones; this one and that one. Let me know if you could modify it to look more like the original ones, or re-create them. Best, (and sorry for my bad english). --Warko (talk) 20:21, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

You show two different images as one original. So I have to ask which one would you like?
As I understand you want us to add the two images to one and that one would not be like any one of them and how should it look... You have to provide us with one look and then we can tell you if we can do it. --Goran tek-en (talk) 20:01, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
This one is the real coat of arms of the city, the other one is the coat of the Municipality. --Warko (talk) 00:32, 31 January 2014 (UTC)


I didn't know where to ask about this, but since many heraldry interested people contribute here, I try here:

What would a blazon in English for File:Berenberg COA.svg look like? The German language blazon is: "Im goldenen Felde auf einem grünen Schildfuß ein nach rechts aufgerichteter schwarzer Bär mit goldenem Halsband, in den Vorderpranken einen grünen Zweig haltend" Vanasan (talk) 12:35, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

Have you looked for this section: en:Blazon#Grammar? (at the image-comments)
But yes, many most of this CoA-English-Nobility are really poorly documented about their blazon ...
... looks as if you have more to investigate in the (web-)references of each CoA!
Jaybear...disc. • 23:33, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

National emblem of France (UN variant)[edit]

Article(s): National emblem of France


I searched Commons and Wikipedia for a vector image of the French emblem (UN variant) and all I could find is that version without the Legion d'Honneur plus some minor differences. I think a more precise vector version should be created and uploaded separately. Thanks in advance.--Carnby (talk) 21:10, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

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Request for Malay version of File:Malaysia-Airlines-MH370 insert.png[edit]

Article(s): Penerbangan 370 Penerbangan Malaysia


Translate into bahasa Melayu (Malay) 26 Ramadan (talk) 02:07, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
Gulf of Thailand → Teluk Thailand
Ho Chi Minh City → Bandaraya Ho Chi Minh
South China Sea → Laut China Selatan
Strait of Malacca → Selat Melaka
Andaman Sea → Laut Andaman
Indian Ocean → Lautan Hindi
Philippines → Filipina
1 h 30 min. → 1 j 30 min.

Graphist opinion(s):

Hi, tell me if this image works for you.--Carovallejomar (talk) 17:45, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
@Carovallejomar: Is it okay if the image is updated? File:Malaysia-Airlines-MH370_insert.png has differences with File:Malaysia-Airlines-MH370 insert malay.svg WhisperToMe (talk) 12:10, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

New images of (former) British municipalities[edit]

Red x.svg StaleUser: Perhelion 19:16, 4 July 2014 (UTC): Continued here w:Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Heraldry_and_vexillology#British_coats_of_arms_needed (wish of requesting user)

Article(s): nl:Medway (Engeland) (and the other 18 languages), nl:Coat of arms of Medway (I am working on this article), nl:Coat of arms of Rochester upon Medway (I am working on this article), nl:Chatham (Kent) (and the other 19 languages), nl:Coat of arms of Chatham (I am working on this article) Request:

Pleas create all three new, as I haven't found any of them, or please show me where I can find the three images. -- Dqfn13 (talk) 20:39, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
Any body who cares to react? This section is here for nearly a month and nobody has reacted! I've only added the Dutch articles, but there are many other languages with the articles about the places.
@Dqfn13: Please try to give this to an Heraldry project like en:Wikipedia:WikiProject Heraldry and vexillology or similar (because also "graphist only" does almost a bad job here). But anyway I'm also not sure about the permission here, most of this are declared as "Picture used with permission, do not reproduce." So this is your reason for the SVG, because we can get permission? -- Perhelion 13:55, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
Hi Perhelion, svg is, in my opinion, better then jpg. Thanks for the tip about the heraldry and vexillology project, I'll try there. Dqfn13 (talk) 15:57, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
No reaction on en.wikipedia either... maybe the coats of arms are to difficult or are they not interesting enough? Dqfn13 (talk) 15:33, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
As Perhelion remarked above, there are serious concerns about the copyright of these images. Having this in mind there will no one wanting to spend many hours on the artwork that is deleted shortly after publication. -  Maxxl² - talk 15:21, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
I wrote new... so there won't be an issue of copyright as the images will be slightly different if you make them completly new. So copyright is on the .jpg drawings themselves. Dqfn13 (talk) 20:07, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

 Not done User: Perhelion19:21, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

If not done sticks I'll ask somebody else to make them for me, from scratch, like the Coat of arms of The City of London, which is also on that site. People are affraind because they want to copy the original file, instead of creating a completly new arms. Dqfn13 (talk) 20:09, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

SVG text alignment and transparency[edit]

Article(s): League of Nations


Please align the text (centered) with the logo, add a transparent background, and crop out any empty space-- Flag of Arlington County, Virginia.png Illegitimate Barrister 20:39, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

@Illegitimate Barrister: Someone (in the upload history) says it is a flag? Have you evidence for that? -- Perhelion (talk) 23:16, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
In the past, some people have uploaded images with 3:2 aspect ratio and transparent background, which is unfortunately the worst of both worlds -- as I've pointed out several times before, if it's a flag, it can't have a transparent background; while if it's an emblem, it can't have a 3:2 aspect ratio... AnonMoos (talk) 01:10, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
Looks like it is a flag indeed; forget about the transparency then, it's not needed. Somebody needs to rename the file to "Flag of the League of Nations.svg" to avoid any confusion. What we can do to solve this quandary is to have two files one will have a 3:2 aspect ratio and transparent background under the present name, whereas the second file will have the name "Flag of the League of Nations.svg" and will be identical to the present one. Regards, Flag of Arlington County, Virginia.png Illegitimate Barrister 10:25, 1 May 2014 (UTC)


Article(s): es:Haumea (planeta enano)


Hi, I want to include this picture in a candidate to Featured Article. I request to split the picture in 3 parts. The big one describing the orbit, the left one showing the red spot and the right and center one showing bpth theories about origin of the cristaline ice (the 1st showing the composition of the dwarf planet and the second with their moons). Or separate in 4, as you wish. Except for the labels of 1st and 4th picture, no other letter is needed. Thanks a lot. --Ganímedes (talk) 20:20, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Fulvio 314 16:18, 4 May 2014 (UTC)
✓ Done

Dutrou-Bornier's flag[edit]

Article(s): w:Jean-Baptiste Dutrou-Bornier


Please create a reconstruction of this flag... --KAVEBEAR (talk) 09:02, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

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Chain of office of papal chamberlain[edit]


Article(s): en:papal chamberlain, articles on papal heraldry, as element in individual COAs etc.


An SVG drawing of the chain of office would be great. The chain is the chain of office of a papal chamberlain (with papal keys and tiara). For existing drawings of the keys and tiara, see Category:Coats of arms of the Vatican City. Msbmt (talk) 22:03, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

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Uniform coats of arms for Croatian regions[edit]

Article(s): Regions of Croatia, Croatia proper, Istria, Dalmatia, Slavonia


Requesting new versions of the first three coats of arms above, modified to use the same escutcheon shape and the same shades of colour. Recommending the escutcheon shape and the blue from the fourth image, the coa of Dalmatia (which doesn't require modification). The third image (Istria) is raster, as there doesn't seem to be a proper SVG coa of the region (the heraldic goat isn't supposed to be walking as in here). Thanks in advance. --DIREKTOR (TALK) 13:19, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Why? Anyway the Dalmatia escutcheon is not well formed, in addition Dalmatia coa is also unheraldic. I suggest to give it to an heraldic project. Perhelion     13:39, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
Well the three coas were all taken from various sources that do not relate to the actual regions. One is taken from the Croatian republic coat of arms, the other is the Istria County coa.. I.e. their shape is wrong for the purpose we have in mind over there, which is simply representing the regions with their respective traditional symbol, and it would be rather well for the coas to appear less haphazard.
Naturally, the escutcheon shape was merely a suggestion. A well formed escutcheon would be preferable to one that isn't such.
But please do clear that up. What do you mean exactly that the Dalmatia escutcheon isn't well formed? And what makes it unheraldic? Also, where precisely do you suggest I take the Dalmatia coa? --DIREKTOR (TALK) 13:57, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

File:Open gov.jpg[edit]

Article(s): en:Open Government Initiative (several languages)


This logo is pretty terrible quality, because the source image is such low-resolution. Is it possible to redraw it as an SVG to replace in articles? --Dominic (talk) 21:42, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

I couldn't find a PDF source to extract the logo, but a far better PNG version will do for the moment. -- Maxxl² - talk 06:43, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Signatures of Ira B. Dutton[edit]

Article(s): w:Joseph Dutton


Please vectorize the signatures of these two images as File:Ira B. Dutton, carte-de-visite, undated (signature).png and File:Ira B. Dutton, carte-de-visite, 1863 (signature).png or svg, whatever you decide. Don't change anything in the original images and no need to create jpg versions of the signatures. --KAVEBEAR (talk) 22:56, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

As far as I can see, there are two persons that have almost no relation put together in one category. There is no article of Ira Barnes Dutton. -- Maxxl² - talk 11:57, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
Ira Barnes Dutton changed his name to Joseph Dutton after his conversion to Roman Catholicism.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 07:21, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Image to crop[edit]

Article(s): Vînători de munte


Please crop to show the man only. --Oaktree b (talk) 13:03, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

@Oaktree b: I'd suggest moving this request to the Photography workshop. SiBr4 (talk) 17:48, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Symbols of Osijek[edit]

Article(s): en:Osijek


Requesting a vector SVG version of above coat of arms and making of SVG flag of Osijek. Current version of coat of arms is in PNG format and it has few errors. Also, nuances of colours should be checked, because correct nuances are cobalt blue, gold and silver. For SVG flag, I request file modeled on above Flag of Osijek (just model), but in bigger size and with above given coat of arms (after converting to SVG) and with white and cobalt blue colour. --IvanOS (talk) 20:03, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

The colours of the flag are adjusted as requested. I cant see any errors with the PNG format. Cobalt blue is just a colour name but not a specification. Gold and silver cant be rendered as there is no monitor able to display them properly. Instead of those metals yellow and white are applied in heraldry. The present PNG version is of such a good quality that converting into SVG would not result in any quality gain on commons due to its renderer rsvg. -- Maxxl² - talk 18:38, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
If there is no point in vectorizing the CoA as Maxxl says, would it help if a PNG version of the flag was created from the much-higher-resolution PNG coat of arms? SiBr4 (talk) 11:58, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

2 new world cup Line-ups[edit]

Article(s): تاريخ كأس العالم لكرة القدم, كأس العالم لكرة القدم, نهائي كأس العالم لكرة القدم 2002, and others


Can you please just translate the names as follows
  • Marcos = ماركوس
  • Lúcio = لوسيو
  • Edmílson = إدملسون
  • Roque Júnior = روكي جونيور
  • Cafu = كافو
  • Gilberto Silva = جلبرتو سيلفا
  • Kléberson = كليبرسون
  • Roberto Carlos = روبيرتو كارلوس
  • Ronaldinho = رونالدينهو
  • Rivaldo = ريفالدو
  • Ronaldo = رونالدو
  • Kahn = كان
  • Linke = لينكه
  • Ramelow = راميلوف
  • Metzelder = ميتسلدر
  • Frings = فرينجز
  • Hamann = هامان
  • Jeremies = يريميز
  • Bode = بوده
  • Schneider = شنايدر
  • Klose = كلوزه
  • Neuville = نويفل
  • Buffon = بوفون
  • Zambrotta = زامبروتا
  • Cannavaro = كانافارو
  • Materazzi = ماتيرازي
  • Grosso = غروسو
  • Camoranesi = كامورانيزي
  • Gattuso = غاتوزو
  • Pirlo = بيرلو
  • Perrotta = بيروتا
  • Totti = توتي
  • Toni = توني
  • Barthez = بارتيز
  • Sagnol = سانيول
  • Thuram = تورام
  • Gallas = غالاس
  • Abidal = أبيدال
  • Vieira = فييرا
  • Makélélé = ماكيليلي
  • Ribéry = ريبيري
  • Zidane = زيدان
  • Malouda = مالودا
  • Henry = هنري

--باسم (talk) 20:53, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

No need, already someone translated the maps: here, and here--باسم (talk) 17:29, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment.  Maxxl² - talk 17:32, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Stephen Henry Phillips[edit]

Article(s): w:Stephen Henry Phillips


Can someone create a png signature using the signature on File:Stephen Henry Phillips.jpg (now here)? Please title it File:Stephen Henry Phillips signature.png. Thanks. --KAVEBEAR (talk) 00:04, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

I'm not really an illustration specialist, so not sure if that's the best one can do... --Anna reg (talk) 20:20, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I can't tell the difference anyway. Could you make it transparent though? Thanks.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 20:39, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
Is it me or did the strokes get thinner? Comparing it to the poor resolution version on en:File:Stephen Henry Phillips signature.png.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 20:44, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Changing the font size of some text in a vector image[edit]

Article(s): en:Marshall County, Minnesota


The text in the middle of the image seems to have a fixed font size, which means that all the text runs together when the image is scaled down (such as when it's used in articles). Would it be possible for you guys to change the fixed font size to something else, such as the size of the graph labels on the bottom? APerson (talk) 13:39, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by → User: Perhelion (Commons: = crap?) 16:35, 30 July 2014 (UTC) This could be around 1000 files, there was also for years ago a bot-request to DieBuche (but he was also inactive then). I'll try to fix them all (in this week around, without bot) User: Perhelion (Commons: = crap?)16:35, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

icons for Template:Commons FP galleries[edit]

Article(s): Template:Commons FP galleries


I'm looking for black and white icons (if possible svg) for the new FP galleries template and have difficulties finding something for 'other animals' (e.g. molluscs), 'fungi', 'satellite images' and 'interior'. The first three are probably quite easily solved if somebody could help me by changing one of the two snail/fungi pictures into a filled black and white svg icon (You have to be able to see what is meant with a height of 15px).
'Interior' is much more difficult to find something fitting (as it's quite abstract). My best idea so far is to try a room perspective - perhaps simply a corner with a table or a picture/window on the wall? The three pictures I put in the gallery are the best I found so far but still much too complicated... interior 4 is my try to simplify those. --Anna reg (talk) 14:26, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

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