User talk:A3 nm

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Convert to SVGs on maps[edit]

Just to let you know I reverted a couple additions of {{ConvertToSVG|map}} - eg on File:Highland UK relief location map.jpg. There's a few reasons, basically because its better to point mapmakers elsewhere, to other maps that can much more easily be converted.

The main reason is its not possible to create a completely SVG relief map, as the relief shading has to be done in a raster layer. Creating SVG layers for the background colour is possible, but very time consuming and involves converting raster to vector in any case. The only true vector information would be the coast/lake/border overlays, and the inset.

What is problematic with those files is the use of jpg, as there's noticeable jpg artifacts in the insets. With hindsight I should have used png, but the reason for jpg in the first place was to keep the filesize manageable. As a png the Highland map would be well over 5MB. As an SVG, with seperate layers for the contours, it either would be huge (maybe 50MB?) or have a lot of its detail thrown out. And it still would have that raster layer for the shading.--Nilfanion (talk) 09:27, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

Ah, I hadn't paid attention to the relief shading, you were certainly right about reverting. I'll keep this in mind, thanks for educating me. :) --A3 nm (talk) 21:14, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

Autopatrol given[edit]

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Hello. I just wanted to let you know that I have granted autopatrol rights to your account; the reason for this is that I believe you are sufficiently trustworthy and experienced to have your contributions automatically sighted. This will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to help users watching Recent changes or Recent uploads to find unproductive edits amidst the productive ones. Thank you. INeverCry 23:13, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Cool, thanks!

File:Erik av Pommern 2000px.png[edit]

Hello - you tagged that file today to be converted to SVG. May I ask you what the reason for this request is and whether you have asked the original uploader for vector data already, as it looks like this PNG is the conversion of a SVG-image. --Maxxl² - talk 13:00, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi, I just thought that coat of arms should be SVG. I haven't asked the original uploader already. I agree that the filename hints that this is probably a conversion from a SVG original, but I couldn't find the SVG. I asked the original uploader: User_talk:Roede#Vector_version_of_File:Erik_av_Pommern_2000px.png. --A3 nm (talk) 13:49, 11 June 2014 (UTC)
BTW: don't expect to see a better quality in any of the various wiki resolution as every SVG is rendered prior to its display here. Every COA-image you see is a PNG rendered from a SVG. Only if you double click the SVG image, you see a full-page SVG without rendering. Having said this I would rather recommend to withdraw the tag as an improvement can't be expected. -- Maxxl² - talk 14:48, 11 June 2014 (UTC)
I don't understand. It is not surprising that Mediawiki renders the SVG to PNG when displaying pages, but the point of having the SVG hosted on Commons is that it makes it much easier to edit the picture, or create a new picture derived from it. Say I want to avoid stretching the lions at the top left, or I realize that their tongue should be black, or that I want to reuse the crown for another coat of arms. The current PNG version makes it very hard to do those tasks, whereas the SVG version makes them easy. --A3 nm (talk) 14:57, 11 June 2014 (UTC)
Is there really a need to edit elements? Which element is to be be redesigned? Could you please give some sources where the variation needed can be observed? -- Maxxl² - talk 17:43, 11 June 2014 (UTC)
The vast majority of coat of arms images on commons are in SVG for editability and reusability. See Commons:Media_for_cleanup#PNG_or_JPEG_images_that_should_be_SVG for a list of advantages of the SVG format over PNG. So I stand by my claim that this image would be better as SVG than as PNG. --A3 nm (talk) 09:24, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
I agree with you. See my answer to you on my talk page today. I would greatly appreciate your help in converting my PNG file to SVG.Roede (talk) 07:18, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
@Roede: - Identifying the main charges only of this image it is obvious that present Category:Coat of arms elements are used.
It seems to be a copyright violation in every single case. Where did you get the SVG elements from? -- Maxxl² - talk 09:17, 11 July 2014 (UTC)