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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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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)
Red x.svg StaleOffnfopt(talk) 22:57, 9 June 2015 (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)

Graphist opinion(s):

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)
As anybody can see, it can be done from scratch. This file is online since early July! The differences are big enough not to be copy right violations. If nobody else will do the same I'll ask Archmedus to do the other two even though he's not familiar with the English rules of heraldry. File is also placed on City of Rochester-upon-Medway, and nobody has complained. Also the owner of told me the files are always free as the arms are always PD. Dqfn13 (talk) 09:46, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
If you won't do it I'll get someone else to do it? Really? That's the way you want to get someone to do you a favour? What are you? 15? --Fred the Oyster (talk) 10:18, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
No, just fed up with this... I've done my request months ago (April), given proof images are legal to use (July) and nobody ever asked me what I wanted or how I think it can be done legal... Only two or three reactions: ask on enwiki and: not legal can't be done because of restrictions on the given website... I know enough, this section can be removed, I'll ask a creator who does want to help even though this isn't his expertise. Dqfn13 (talk) 21:55, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
Boo-hoo. no-one here owes you anything. There's a good old saying that says "to ask a question invites a refusal". I guess you just got yours. Frankly I'm not surprised given your attitude. There's also a pretty good chance that any further requests you make will go unanswered too. I certainly won't take on one, not with the attitude you've demonstrated. Seeing how this place is supposed to be educational, let me advance your education a little. Do not come here and demand anything, because if you do you will leave with nothing. We are not here at your (or anyone else's for that matter) beck and call, we are volunteers like you. We spend hours doing difficult art for bugger all money or anything else really, but maybe a bit of gratitude and some self satisfaction. However when people like you come along with your entitlement attitude we all end up with a sour taste in our mouths. My advice... download Inkscape or buy Illustrator and start learning to do your own. Maybe you'll then get an appreciation for just how difficult this sort of vector work is. As it is you don't currently appear to get it. --Fred the Oyster (talk) 22:47, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
I've written nearly 800 articles by hand (meaning no bot), i've used about 2 or 3,000 vector images in lists and articles. I know what I appreceate and that is the work you guys put in to them. I realy respect all of you. I only do not like it when people give me the feeling I'm being ignored, even though I asked it very politly at first. As you can see I've waited about a month before I asked the second time. I only started being pissed off after the needless refusal. And now... this item may be deleted, I'll write my articles without images or hope somebody else can help me. Dqfn13 (talk) 19:51, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
Tough shit. You got ignored, get over it. Just like everyone else here, you're not that important. Now grow up, stop spitting your dummy out and don't expect other people to do your bidding when you ask. So what if you got pissed off, keep it to yourself. No-one else cares, and they care even less when you have a go at the very people you are asking a favour from. $Deity helps us from the Millenial sense of entitlement. --Fred the Oyster (talk) 20:10, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment.  Maxxl² - talk 18:30, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

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)

Reverse color choice for population pyramids[edit]

Category:Population pyramids of counties of the United States


Article(s): (example use)


Use a bot to reverse the color choice - blue for boys, and red for girls. There are hundreds and hundreds of these to fix. It would help, at the same time, to make the male/female symbols larger. --Delphi234 (talk) 18:41, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Have you a plausible reason for this? Yes, it are for sure more as over thousands (I've already edited some). PS: If yes I would create a bot acc for this. User: Perhelion (Commons: = crap?)18:55, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
Well these are all United States counties, and since about 1940, the United States has standardized on blue for boys, pink for girls. Red is close enough. Having blue for girls will certainly be confusing. Delphi234 (talk) 04:29, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, no mass change without reputative source. User: Perhelion (Commons: = crap?)11:30, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Historically blue has been a female color. And I doubt the boys = blue; girls = pink thing is enshrined anywhere in US law, it’s just a preference of some hospitals. By your logic we’d have to edit every map on Commons to make Great Britain red.—Love, Kelvinsong talk 00:01, 28 December 2014 (UTC)
If this project were to be undertaken, I would also suggest simultaneously fixing font problems in these pyramid diagrams. Many of them use fonts that the Wikimedia Commons SVG-to-PNG graphics engine cannot render correctly. A 'bot could easily perform font substitution in the SVG file text. I've fixed a few dozen manually, but there are so many of them I eventually gave up. — Quicksilver@ 20:13, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
Red x.svg StaleOffnfopt(talk) 20:53, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Turkish flag[edit]

Article(s): Turkey, Flag of Turkey


Please insert the white hem that's supposed to be on the left of the flag according to en:Flag of Turkey#Construction. It was added once but reverted for some reason. (The hem is present in this version, but according to that page the sizing of that image is wrong.) --Qzekrom (talk) 16:09, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Is there proof for the white hem actually being a part of the flag? The "Construction" section of the EnWP article is unsourced, and while the government page sourced elsewhere in the article includes the same table of measures, it's not clear the "Uçkurluk" (translated as "hem") is actually part of the flag design. In fact the flag image on the government page does not include a white stripe at the hoist. SiBr4 (talk) 17:14, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
Red x.svg StaleOffnfopt(talk) 20:53, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Flag of Nizhny Novgorod.svg[edit]

Article(s): A lot: all articles currently using the wrong version and theoretically all using the png version.


Flags of the city of Nizhny Novgorod (File:Flag of Nizhny Novgorod.png) and Nizhny Novgorod Region (File:Flag of Nizhny Novgorod Region.svg) have noticeably different designs of stags. Five years ago, a user took the stag from the SVG version of the Region flag and called it File:Flag of Nizhny Novgorod.svg – which was totally incorrect. However, by now it is used across all the Wikipedias... I have renamed that file to File:Flag of Nizhny Novgorod Region (simplified).svg, leaving a redirect for now. So I would appreciate if somebody made an svg version of File:Flag of Nizhny Novgorod.png and uploaded it at [1]; the coat of arms (File:Coat of arms Nizhny Novgorod.png) can be converted as well. An "official" image can be found at http://xn--b1acdfjbh2acclca1a.xn--p1ai/vlast/ofitsialnaya-osnova/gerb/ . Thanks. --YLSS (talk) 08:03, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Goran tek-en (talk) 08:54, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
@YLSS: Now there is a draft for you to look at. Give me feedback before I change the other files, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 12:48, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, Goran tek-en! Overall, your design seems to be closer to the official one than the one by AlexTref871 currently at File:Flag of Nizhny Novgorod.svg. However, maybe it would be better to make black parts darker, and the joints above the hooves a bit more pronounced? YLSS (talk) 11:38, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
@YLSS: Now there is a new draft for you to look at. I'm not sure I really understood what you meant above the hooves, but look at it and give me feedback, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 16:46, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
Ah, I meant the dewclaws. I should've googled that from the start... YLSS (talk) 20:47, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
To me you are now giving me two messages;
It's a bit confusing but I will try to fulfill your request. --Goran tek-en (talk) 09:54, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
(with ec) Not realistic, just both in File:Flag of Nizhny Novgorod.png and in the official flag these dewclaws seem to be more pronounced than in your version (at least to my eyes). The front leg also seems to be at a slightly larger angle... Or not?.. YLSS (talk) 10:14, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

New draft to look at and give me feedback, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 10:07, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
@YLSS: I do need your feedback as above to be able to finish this request, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:12, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

Flag and Coat of arms of Kafr El-Sheikh Governorate[edit]

Article(s): More than 200 articles, most in Arabic Wikipedia


I request this flag to be SVG version, this is the official flag of Kafr El-Sheikh Governorate in North Egypt (official website). and make SVG coat of arms, it's the same design, just put the boat of flag in a circle (as colour of the boat), and background the same colour of background of the flag (example on the building)

Note: The correct colour of rice spikes (not green as PNG version) that same colour of the boat, as in governor's photo, and so simile design of spikes... Thanks a lot... --Faris El-Gwely (talk) 02:53, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Fred the Oyster (talk) 02:26, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
Will this do? There are differences with your png, such as the vertical stripes on the sail and the colour of the rings. The photo with the flag in tha background shows no stripes and the rings appear to be grey rather than yellow. I've also tried to match the colour of the boat with the flag, but it was hard to sample any one colour that matched properly. --Fred the Oyster (talk) 11:10, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Thank you for your great work. all colours true ... just I've a note, the color of sail is white. Is it possible to make episodes more dark more dark? and can you cut enlighten from the sea in left to be like right part (like this or this).
last request and sorry for inconvenience, can you make another SVG file and put the emblem inside a circle (colour of circle is the same colour as boat), this is coat of arms of governorate. Thank you for everything... Faris El-Gwely (talk) 14:03, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
I realise that we have a translation issue going on here and I apologise for not understanding your instructions properly. By "episodes", do you mean darken the rings on the sail? And by "enlighten" do you mean the 'highlights' on the bow and the stern of the boat? Do you want the left side of the boat to be a mirror image of the right? I'm guessing as I'm not getting what you are describing as "cut enlighten from the sea in left to be like right part". As for the CoA, that will be no problem once we get these little tweaks sorted --Fred the Oyster (talk) 14:16, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
Red x.svg StaleOffnfopt(talk) 20:52, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Fashion Ilustrations for Costume Designs.[edit]


2 Requests
  1. Can someone look over the basic form, and tidy up any anomalies in the SVG?
  2. In respect of the costume design (which I drew from the form, can someone produce a better version, which could be used to potentially support costume design materials, for costumes based on the basic design shown? ( It would also be nice to have the archetypical 'sister' maids to accompany it. --Sfan00 IMG (talk) 13:13, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Will this do? --Fred the Oyster (talk) 15:07, 25 October 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. , My next problem is how to adapt the first form for an MTF Transgender shape... Sfan00 IMG (talk) 15:38, 25 October 2014 (UTC)
Pre or post-op? --Fred the Oyster (talk) 16:34, 25 October 2014 (UTC)
Nominally, pre, but with a bust form in use.. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 16:39, 25 October 2014 (UTC)
Without wanting to be thought of as politically incorrect (which I am most of the time), I'd suggest flattening out the curve of the butt, increasing the shoulder and chest width marginally, the same with the thighs, reducing the bust, also marginally and maybe introducing a slight groin bulge (a straight forward curved path like the eyebrows could do that). The face could stay the same as that's purely cosmetic anyway. Mostly it could be done with the existing SVG and just moving the relevant anchor points in or out to taste. I took out most of the cusp points and replaced them with curves so it should be relatively easy to do without introducing too many distortions or angular points. I'd volunteer to do it, but I'm right in the middle of a couple of larger jobs (one that's already been delayed a couple of weeks) --Fred the Oyster (talk) 17:07, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Pattern Uploaded[edit]

3. I've uploaded a basic pattern for the 'French' Maid design. It will need some tweaking before it's directly usable on fabric.. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sfan00 IMG (talk • contribs) 22:43 26 October 2014 (UTC)

As I said, I can't do anything at the mo', but I can recommend a couple of techniques that will make life a lot easier for you when doing vector graphics. These are especially useful when doing symmetrical shapes that have curves.
  • If it's a pair of things you need to do like legs or arms. just do one of them, then when that's done to your satisfaction reflect it, et voila you have matching legs. Likewise, when you have a symmetrical shape like a face, only do half of it. Again when you are satisfied with that half, reflect it then join the two halves together. This way all the curves will match on both sides instead of struggling to get the bezier curves identical.
  • If you want to get things to fit inside another shape, e.g. the fishnets in the diagram above. There are two ways in which you can do it.
  • Either design the leg the way you want it and use it as a clipping path to contain the fishnets so nothing goes outside the lines of the leg.
  • The other alternative if you aren't too sure about clipping paths/masks is to use pathfinder operations, i.e. use one shape to cut out a section of another shape to create a new third shape. E.g. The legs and the fishnets. Now I'm not sure how the exact procedure goes in Inkscape, but it will be close to this... 1. create the leg. 2. create the fishnets. It doesn't matter how big so long as it's wider and taller than the leg. Then copy and paste a copy of the leg on top of the fishnets then subtract the leg from the fishnets (ie all that's left of the fishnets was what appeared inside, intersected, the leg shape) so that only the fishnets remain. Those fishnets will now exactly fit the inside of the leg so all the tiny nooks and crannies will fit and there won't be any gaps or protrusions.--Fred the Oyster (talk) 23:57, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
Red x.svg StaleOffnfopt(talk) 20:51, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Vectorization of File:Internet Explorer logo.png[edit]

Article(s): en:Internet Explorer, en:Internet Explorer 9, 10 and so on...


Please fix the shadow, and the gradients to make the second image more similar to the original. --Rezonansowy (talk) 11:36, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
Can someone help, please? --Rezonansowy (talk) 18:36, 8 November 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

@Rezonansowy: Is this getting close? Admittedly the main colour of the halo will take some trial and error to take into account of the opacity, but it's late and I'm tired.--Fred the Oyster (talk) 00:13, 9 November 2014 (UTC)
@Fred the Oyster: It's much better, but not similar yet. Could you invite someone else to work on it? Thanks! --Rezonansowy (talk) 11:42, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
I think, this logo should be deleted from Commons. It's officially registered in U.S. Copyright Office, so it's does meet the threshold of originality(the complexity of the accurate vectorisation also confirms this). We can't alter this logo, and Microsoft Corporate Logo Guidelines did't allow use it in way that Wikipedia does. Vectorization will not convert copyrighted logo to free-licensed. I'm personally not a Microsoft lower, but law is law. Sorry. --Sergey Rufanov (talk) 14:22, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
Red x.svg StaleOffnfopt(talk) 20:51, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Logo request[edit]

Can anyone make a SVG logo that appears in this photo? Colors of the vertical lines are black and white, and the color of the Turkish flag on the upper left corner are similar with the flag of Turkey. Also the logo which can be seen in this and this photos can be useful too.--Rapsar (talk) 20:55, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
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Vectorize coats of arms[edit]

Vectorize these logos. --Dianakc (talk) 00:57, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
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Flag of the Rashidun Caliphate[edit]

قالب:شريط بوابة الخلافة الراشدة = Template: Rashidun Caliphate Portal
Can you please Create an image just like the 1st one, but replace the flag with the Shabab Flag (2nd Image). P.S: this is NOT intended to be the ISIS flag, but the Rashidun Caliphate banner. It is used by several jihadist movments and its not the creation of ISIS. Thank you--باسم (talk) 15:51, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
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Red x.svg StaleOffnfopt(talk) 20:50, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Add heading for request here![edit]

he:בלוטת הערמונית
Can you please create a no caption vector of this image, so that its can be used in the many other languages? -- 14:56, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

I could do it but I don't know who you are as you were not logged in when creating this request.
If you still want this done you will have to contact me so I have someone to help me with feedback on this, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 15:42, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Someone with ChemDraw help please?[edit]

I need a lot of images for the ton of work I've put into my page to go with the tables I've added:

I just need someone to remake the following images, with suggested names (BME standing for Benzoyl Methyl Ecgonine, the numbers being S. Singh's alphanumeric for the compound, etc.):

[2] BME401a-f
[3] BMEnoncatalyticHapten394, BMEnoncatalyticHapten395, BMEnoncatalyticHapten396
[4] 3alphaModifiedBenztropine
[5] 3alphaDiphenylmethoxyBenztropine

I need a ton more, but this would be a start! Thanks Nagelfar (talk) 17:36, 15 March 2015 (UTC)


I don't know what operating system you run but Chemtool is a program on Linux and it has a test version for windows here. Into this program you can import files x.mol, edit if you need and then export as x.svg. At this link you can search and download x.mol files for each compound. If you don't run Linux I'm sure you can find a similar program for your OS.
It's much better if you download them your self as you have the different formulas and you know what is right or wrong.
Also if it's that many you are more motivated to do them all. --Goran tek-en (talk) 15:37, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
@Nagelfar: Chemtool does not comply with the our Manual of Style. If you want to address chemical structure drawers, asking German Project Chemistry or User:Nuklear could be effective.--Kopiersperre (talk) 14:05, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
Listen, I need help because I go online via the regional library here, and administrative privileges restrict the installation of programs entirely (or the public computers would soon become unworkable due to viruses). I've asked for Nuklear's help, but he's banned on the English WP. Nagelfar (talk) 18:11, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

Cleveland Green Sox baseball cap[edit]

Cleveland Green Sox
I want to request the creation of an image of the baseball cap shown here. We have templates of baseball uniforms here, but it's beyond my ability with the gray background and the green piping. The team only played in 1913, so they copyrights have expired on the cap design --Oaktree b (talk) 02:53, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
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I think you're not getting any takers in part because you want a graphic for a article that doesn't even exist, it isn't even in stub form. It is now June and the article still does not exist, which leads me to believe that even if the graphic was created it would never get used. I recommend you to get the article in at least stub form then come back and make your request. Offnfopt(talk) 20:47, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Red x.svg StaleOffnfopt(talk) 20:47, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Presidential Citizens Medal[edit]

en:Presidential Citizens Medal
I would very much like to see a vector version of this medal image available on Wikipedia.--Evadb (talk) 21:40, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
@Evadb: I'm not the best person for this, so hopefully someone else will take this on, but I went ahead and uploaded a higher quality image of the medal.Offnfopt(talk) 00:16, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Architectural plan (ST Boltoph's)[edit]


This is a plan that to my mind could be represented as a vector version which would scale in a cleaner fashion. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 08:10, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

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Descent of Man Illustration[edit]

s: Page:Descent of Man 1875.djvu/569
Reasonably straightforward request, careful image reorientation to vertical.-- 15:30, 6 June 2015 (UTC)
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@ ✓ Done

Revision scoring as a service logos[edit]

m:Research:Revision scoring as a service
I'd like to request a higher resolution for the gif. Perhaps 250 or 300pxs (or higher really). ALso I would like the swap of blue and red on both files. -- とある白い猫 ちぃ? 00:45, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
Also, please modify File:Revision Scoring as a Service logo.svg such that The green triangle looks more like a stylized letter A where the top triangle of the letter contains the red I and the area under the triangle forms the continuation of the letter i forming Ai or abbreviation of Artificial Intelligence, which is the point of our project. -- とある白い猫 ちぃ? 16:55, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
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@とある白い猫/15: ✓ Done - I used the same number of frames as the previous GIF to keep the file size down. I could have made it smoother with more frames but that would have doubled the file size. The updated logo along with the GIF are in the above gallery. Offnfopt(talk) 20:55, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

@Offnfopt: Do you think you can make the gears background transparent as well? -- とある白い猫 ちぃ? 08:01, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
SVG and the PNG-24 file formats allow for a variable level of transparency, because of this it is easier to use anti-aliasing to make smoother looking edges while maintaining the ability to have transparency. GIF on the other hand just has one level of transparency, it is either 100% transparency or 0%, there is no ability for 50%, 25% etc transparency. Because of this it is hard to have smooth edges of curved elements in a picture when using a transparent background, this causes the edges to be more pixelated. So I can't have a transparent background on the GIF because the edges would be pixelated and look horrible. Offnfopt(talk) 00:41, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
Interesting. The animation would be used to show "working" as ORES can take quite a bit to run when training a model. Do you think you can do an [[:File:SVG animation using SMIL.svg]-like animation? -- とある白い猫 ちぃ? 02:59, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
I'm still fairly new to SVG so I haven't yet experimented with any animation aspects of it, so it is not something I will pursue at this time. Did you see my reply further down about the logo? Offnfopt(talk) 08:19, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

@とある白い猫/15: Take a look at the upload history for File:Revision Scoring as a Service logo-rev2.svg there are 5 revisions of the logo, see if any are what you had in mind. If not even just providing a rough mspaint sketch can help me to get it how you want. Also just for fun I animated that last revision of the logo I uploaded. Edit: Note: I can remove the borders I added if they are undesirable. -Offnfopt(talk) 02:51, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

@Offnfopt: The inspiration behind Revision Scoring logo was File:Squaredcircle.svg which is the glyph of the w:Philosopher's stone. I like the final version of File:Revision Scoring as a Service logo-rev2.svg (shown) overall but I wonder if it'd be better for the red circle to remain within the triangle of the letter A. Would that make it too small? Also I think the borders make it feel a bit weird though I am not really sure. What do you think? -- とある白い猫 ちぃ? 09:56, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
Perhaps something more like [6] inside the circle (swap orange with green and i made out of the gaps in red). Feel free to stylize. :) -- とある白い猫 ちぃ? 13:07, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
Another direction could be using File:Revision Scoring as a Service logo.svg for basis but using the white square to read Ai similar to [7]. -- とある白い猫 ちぃ? 13:10, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
@とある白い猫/15: Take a look at the upload history for File:Revision Scoring as a Service logo-rev2.svg, there are more revisions for you to look at. The latest is the same as before but without the borders. The other revisions show some examples of trying to do as you requested with the "i" integrated into the "A" character. Offnfopt(talk) 00:41, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
I am discussing this with my peers. You gave us so many awesome options. :) We may iterate once more over one of the designs you put forward. -- とある白い猫 ちぃ? 11:22, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
@Offnfopt: Do you think you can rotate the outer circles so that it resembles the configuration of the community logo (aka meta wiki logo). I am also curious if you can play with this design a little, 4 fragments are strange but also perhaps the tail of the i can be a bit longer, longer than the A so that its more prominent - there seems to be some white space around all logos too :/ . Also, feel free to come up with a radical design too. I'd not want you to be confined to our suggestions :) -- とある白い猫 ちぃ? 20:19, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
I made the changes you requested. Offnfopt(talk) 06:56, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
Great! Actually I think one problem with all proposals (and the current logo) is the surrounding circle and how it is mis oriented. Do you think you can apply a similar change to the current logo? IE such that the edges of the triangle touch to the middle of the 3 circle fragments? If you have the time I would request the same for the other candidates too. -- とある白い猫 ちぃ? 18:00, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

USB_pinouts: double-sided Type A plug[edit]



Can I please have a photograph (or realistic graphics) of a Type A USB plug with the double-sided option (internet picture).
What I would need is this, just without copyright/license concerns. Might complete the family of Category:USB_pinouts, however should not be too abstract/schematic but show its distinctive physical feature. Therefore, a photograph might be more suitable than graphics. Thankyou. --Patagonier (talk) 12:20, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
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Seat maps of Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 in English and Dutch[edit]

en:Turkish Airlines Flight 1951, nl:Turkish Airlines-vlucht 1951, later tr:Türk Hava Yolları'nın 1951 sefer sayılı uçuşu (all for Category:Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 )
I would like for somebody to take the maps from these documents and make versions for Wikipedia:
At a later time I will get a Turkish translation and ask for a Turkish version

--WhisperToMe (talk) 18:14, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

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@WhisperToMe: Both of the links are bad. --Goran tek-en (talk) 19:24, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

@Goran tek-en: Thanks for notifying me. See if these work: (English) and (Dutch) WhisperToMe (talk) 09:13, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
@WhisperToMe: I went ahead and sketched these up using the webcitation links. Since Dutch is not a language I claim any competence in, please make sure the translation makes sense. @Goran tek-en: Sorry if I'm stepping on your toes, I wasn't sure if this had fallen off your radar. Cheers, Mliu92 (talk) 15:41, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
@Mliu92: Not at all I just wanted WhisperToMe to know that the links didn't work. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:28, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
I've changed the translation of "exit" to "uitgang" – an "afrit" is a highway exit. The rest seems OK to me. SiBr4 (talk) 18:54, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, Mliu! I alerted the Dutch page to let them know about this. I'll add the English and Dutch seat maps to the articles. I'll let you know when I get the Turkish translation WhisperToMe (talk) 19:38, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Got the Turkish translation courtesy of tr:User:Utku Tanrivere!

Fatal > Ölü
Serious injury > Ağır yaralı
Moderate injury > Yaralı
Minor injury > Hafif yaralı
Injury not known > Bilinmiyor
Vacant seat > Boş koltuk

@Mliu92:@Goran tek-en: WhisperToMe (talk) 05:02, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

* Hi, I am natively Dutch speaking. Reading the Dutch article and coherent with what I know myself about the disaster, I'm suggesting some corrections, since the English translation appears to be incorrect:
EXIT > Uitgang
Fatal > Dodelijk gewond
Serious injury > Kritieke toestand
Moderate injury > Zwaargewond
Minor injury > Licht letsel
Injury not known > Onbekend letsel
Vacant seat > Onbezette stoel
Ernstig letsel literally translates into: severe injuries. The text of the Dutch article though states these where critical injuries.
Critical injuries translates into: Kritieke toestand.
Matig letsel translates into: moderate injuries. The article though states these where severe injuries.
Severe injuries translates into: Zwaargewond.
Geen inzittende translates into: No passenger.
Vacant seat translates into Onbezette stoel.
F.Y.I: The words letsel and gewond translate into 'injury' and 'injured'.
Regards, --OSeveno (talk) 12:46, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
@OSeveno: Many thanks for the improved translation! @SiBr4: Thanks for the sanity check and initial vetting of the Dutch translation. I hate to rely on machine translation/incomplete understanding of the source document. I've updated the translation in the NL version.
@WhisperToMe: Thanks also for the Turkish translation, a Turkish version has been uploaded.
Cheers, Mliu92 (talk) 20:33, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
@Mliu92: Thank you! I think User:OSeveno is also arguing that the English translation of the report (the original report was issued in Dutch) is using "Serious" and "Moderate" but that it should have said "Critical" and "Severe", respectively. WhisperToMe (talk) 00:11, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
@WhisperToMe: Ah, got it; for some reason I read "incorrect" as "correct." I've updated the EN file. Cheers, Mliu92 (talk) 13:37, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, Mliu92! @OSeveno: English version has been updated. I contacted tr:Kullanıcı mesaj:Utku Tanrivere to see if the Turkish version needs to be updated WhisperToMe (talk) 22:57, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
Utku Tanrivere said on his talk page that there is no change in the Turkish translation WhisperToMe (talk) 04:46, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

Yandex logos[edit]

Various articles related to Yandex
Please redesign --Arianator with love (talk) 03:54, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

Here are the sources:

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Yes check.svg Resolved
w:Joseph Lane; w:John Thomas Gulick; w:Samuel C. Armstrong
Please vectorize the signature in these images. --KAVEBEAR (talk) 18:37, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
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@KAVEBEAR: IMO this would be better suited for the Photography workshop and instead of creating vector images, to make the background transparent and keep the images in raster format. Converting signatures to vector is a bit of a pain because of how many micro adjustments it takes to try to get the vector signature to match up with the raster signature. The point I'm trying to make is that it is easier to create the raster version of the signatures so there will be more users who can do the task fairly quick. With that said, I've created some raster signature images of your request since no one has took on the request to create vector images. Offnfopt(talk) 21:22, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

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COA Abaran[edit]

Global use: ~20 projects/pages.
Needs a little correction. The real COA is here:
I think having a SVG version is enough. No need for PNG IMHO. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 13:29, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
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@Hedwig in Washington: Ich da mal was vorbereitet ...

✓ Done –  Maxxl² - talk 13:55, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

@Maxxl2: Thanks a bunch! Right on the money!! Smile --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:01, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

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Spectrum of Fluorine[edit]

Radiation astronomy/Violets is a lecture at Wikiversity that contains the copyrighted fluorine spectrum image. The fluorine spectral lines cannot be copyrighted because they are in the Public Domain at NIST.
As Penyulap is apparently not available can someone create a Penyulap-like spectrum for fluorine as was done with boron. I would rather have a Free Use or Public Domain spectrum for fluorine than the Fair Use copyrighted image if possible. An emission spectrum is okay. --Marshallsumter (talk) 20:53, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
Penyulap based the spectra on Teravolt color and line display included in the gallery.
Spectra based on others, for example, are included in the gallery and would also be okay. --Marshallsumter (talk) 23:03, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
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Category:Transport Alphabets of the United Kingdom Cleanup[edit]

These were recently uploaded, I was wondering if someone here on Commons was willing or able to convert the glyphs shown into stencil artwork for use on UK road templates across Wikimedia projects --ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 16:22, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
Longer term, It would be nice to have an "Open Font" (OTF, UFO?) version of these. The dictratics for Welsh signs are detailed in a seperate PDF which hasn't been uploaded.
From that information it should in theory be possible to create a Transport Unicode (at least for Latin based scripts) by the creation of the relevant diacritical additions.. Any font authors here?
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Generally I would be interested. But I don't see the need for this ttf here. Would you please explain for which kind of projects/tasks the font is applicable here? -- Maxxl² - talk 11:32, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

It's the UK road sign font, stencil art or a font based on these would be useful in implementing more accurate road sign graphics for WikiProjectsShakespeareFan00 (talk) 14:02, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
Having inspected the images of Category:SVG road signs in the UK with 319 excellent files I doubt that there is a huge demand for new and more accurate drawing in the future. Please keep in mind that it takes several man days of intensive work to transfer the PDF-data to a true type font by hand. The font itself can't be uploaded here as part of the SVG-code, but has to be transformed into path elements by Inkscape (or another editor) beforehand and is then rendered to a PNG file by librsvg to be displayed. If there is a realistic need for 100+ SVG files to be generated within one year one could consider to invest the labour in this project only if the text elements cant be retrieved from a PDF file. -- Maxxl² - talk 15:09, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

Black rectangles instead of text[edit]

pt:União (matemática)
For some reason the text which I added to the image are rendered as black boxes on Commons. Does anyone knows why? --Helder 17:53, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
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This is due to the use of flowed text, which is an Inkscape-specific feature that isn't supported elsewere, causing text to render as black rectangles in MediaWiki. See Commons:SVG#Black rectangle (Flowed Text bug). (FYI, the graphics village pump is a better place for discussing technical problems with images than the Graphic Lab.) SiBr4 (talk) 18:36, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

English translation[edit]

en:Odeillo solar furnace
Please create an English translation. --Yann (talk) 14:09, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
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It would be great if you provided the translation here, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 15:47, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

Actually, I am not sure what is the right English term for "Foyer" (hearth, fireplace?). Yann (talk) 16:19, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
  • héliostats -> heliostats;
  • miroirs orientables -> adjustable mirrors
  • Four solaire de moyenne puissance -> Solar furnace of average power
  • miroirs en parabole -> parabolic mirrors
  • Four solaire de 1 Mégawatt -> Solar furnace of 1 Megawatt

Neither "hearth" nor "fireplace" sounds good there. Simplest would be "focus"... AnonMoos (talk) 08:14, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
I'll do this one. Maproom (talk) 14:23, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done, see above. Comments follow.
  • I have translated "miroirs en parabole" as "parabolic mirror", not "parabolic mirrors" as specified. Hundreds of small, probably flat, mirrors together form one parabolic mirror.
  • I have used the word "focus", as recommended by AnonMoos.
  • I think the diagram is really two diagrams, showing a "Solar furnace of average power" and a "Solair furnace generating 1 megawatt" side-by-side, for comparison. I have therefore moved the former caption to the left and the latter to the right, for clarity.
  • I suspect that the single flat mirror at the bottom left of the diagram should be slightly curved.
  • I don't know what licence is acceptable when I upload a modification of an image already on Commons. In the past I have tried guessing, and my upload gets deleted. This time I have not even bothered to guess, I have just said that I don't know what licence to use. Unless someone who understands this can assign an acceptable licence to my upload, it will be deleted in a week.
Maproom (talk) 14:56, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. Thanks a lot! I fixed the license, and I used it in the English article. Yann (talk) 16:16, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for fixing the license! Maproom (talk) 19:40, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

Hasselblad timeline[edit]

4 articles in 4 different WPs.
This GIF file is of poor quality. Could you make a SVG, or at lest a better PNG file? Thanks, --Yann (talk) 11:13, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
@Yann: Redrawn as a vector file with two versions for text and one version for aspect ratio. The black text version is more readable at smaller sizes. I like the third version best. Cheers, Mliu92 (talk) 17:24, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. The first 2 versions are too squeezed. The third version is better, but if it could be even bigger, more readable. It is only confortable to read at 630px. Regards, Yann (talk) 20:46, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
@Yann: I've overwritten the third version with one expanded by 50% in the horizontal dimension and compacted it vertically, tweaking colors & font weights to make it more legible at smaller sizes. It's almost readable at 320px and reasonably legible at 500px. Cheers, Mliu92 (talk) 03:07, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
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Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. Nice. I replaced the GIF version by yours. Thanks a lot! Yann (talk) 08:18, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

Make SVG from PDF[edit]

It would be appreciated if someone was able to take the PDF models here as a guide and make properly scaled vector artwork. --ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 12:51, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
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@ShakespeareFan00: There are 37 pages in that pdf file so it would be appreciated if you could be very specific on which model on which page you would like, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:46, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

Intially, Hubble (pages 12 to 15), but in time it would be nice to have all of the models as SVG. (As a side note, if you find a "free" model of the Pluto probe, LMK.)ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 22:11, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
Can you check this draft and see if that is what you want. If so then you really will have to help me to check so everything is according to the pdf. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:54, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Cimetière royal des Pomare d’Arue[edit]

w:Pōmare Dynasty
Please recreate a non-copyrighted version of this map of Cimetière royal des Pomare d’Arue found here ?--KAVEBEAR (talk) 18:47, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
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