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Hello and Welcome to this Graphics village pump of Commons. This Graphics village pump aims to provide help and information about the several Graphic Labs spread in the Wikipedias, and to be the technical support forum for all the local Labs, graphists (graphic artists), and users interested in graphic works, and is a page where graphists and users from all the Labs can talk about graphics, tutorials, graphic software, help to build new Graphic Labs, etc. Also for exchanging opinions, ideas, protocols, and ways of improvement.

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Femmes lauréates du Nobel.png.svg[edit]

Hello, I have several question concerning a "conversion" of an image from png to svg (I do not contribute so much to Commons that's why I am a kind of beginner here...). I created Femmes lauréates du Nobel.png.svg that is the vectorized version of Femmes lauréates du Nobel.png.

  1. I used UploadWizard to upload the file here. I mentionned that I am the author of the image but at the origine, it is an original work by Girona7 (Female_nobel_laureates.png) that Euterpia translated into French (Femmes lauréates du Nobel.png). How should I say that because bascially I just did a derivated work? That's why I choose the CC-by-sa licence as Girno7 and Euterpia. Must I do other thing about the licence?
  2. To create this file, I use several images from Commons:
  3. As for the orginal image in PNG, how should I mention the files above in the Femmes lauréates du Nobel.png.svg description page?
  4. Is there an easy way to translate the text of the SVG file using Mediawiki? The idea is to created a SVG file of Female_nobel_laureates.png.
  5. Probably I should improve the quality of the SVG file. In particular, I think I should find icons more coloured. If you have any remark or comment on the file and how to improve it, please let me know.

Thank you in advance. Pamputt (talk) 20:33, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

File:BiH 1739.png[edit]

I need help regarding to issue about the file. I wanted to ask if there is any way to check if the source of File:BiH 1739.png is File:DemoBIH2006a.png as claimed her. By checking the or any other way? --Geagea (talk) 02:29, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Van Halen - Diver Down.jpg - replace with PNG version?[edit]

Van Halen - Diver Down.svg

For the File:Van Halen - Diver Down.jpg image, would it be worthwhile to upload the PNG version of the album cover at this page as a preferred alternative? --Gazebo (talk) 08:37, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done @Gazebo I've uploaded a SVG version, the PNG was better but also not that good. User: Perhelion (Commons: = crap?) 11:27, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

One remark Perhelion: When you use a viewBox to clip an object to the correct size (like the white bar in this image) you should probably specify an absolute size (width/height) on the root SVG element. Otherwise when viewed in a browser width/height="100%" is assumed. Since the aspect ratio of the image will not match that of the browser window in most cases, the size of the viewBox is automatically increased along one dimension (to preserve aspect ratio without cutting any content). This will result in the "hidden" contents becoming visible again which is not desired (in this image probably not visible in most browsers as they use a white background anyway, but it's pretty obvious with my Firefox add-on Nicer Media Pages installed, as it changes the background color).
Despite setting an absolute width/height I can only think of using a clip path in the size of the viewBox and really cut away all unwanted content as a workaround, but probably the former is cleaner and easier. If anybody has any other idea on how to solve this, I'm happy to hear! --Patrick87 (talk) 19:09, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Patrick87, I've added the absolute size and a High Contrast addon to my Chrome (it also reduce the energy cost of your display and increase the life time ^^). User: Perhelion (Commons: = crap?) 20:57, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Time zone maps[edit]

Hi! The file:Standard time zones of the world.png has multiple issues (see also its talk page). Part of Brazil moved to a different time zone last year and Russia has reverted back to its original 11 time zones a few weeks ago. An SVG version and some derivates might need updating as well. Any volunteers? Richardw (talk) 08:32, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

@Richardw Can you please give a reference how it should be exactly look!? User: Perhelion (Commons: = crap?) 17:55, 13 November 2014 (UTC)
Hi Perhelion! As for Brazil, I only know what is on the talk page. As for Russia: I don't have the exact boundaries for you, but I know they went back to how it was "before". However, when I look at the history of file:World Time Zones Map.png, the most recent changes seem to have been implemented in that image. Does that help you? Richardw (talk) 08:49, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

"Correcting" perspective of 3D object photographs[edit]

Here are two examples[1][2][3] where editors have attempted to "correct" the perspective of photos of 3D objects taken at angles, or with weird perspective. But as far as I understand perspective, this is impossible, since you can't compensate for parts of the objects that are unseen on the original photos, and you can't "rotate" the objects on them, therefore the result becomes even more skewed (especially the objects on the edges of the first example). Anyone else have thoughts on this? Should it be discouraged? It is of course different with photos of 2D objects. FunkMonk (talk) 21:26, 21 November 2014 (UTC)