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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.

See also: Other graphic community pages (list on top) | Graphics abilities page | Graphic Tool | Project Insignia | Stroke Order Project | Current requests/discussions

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Messed up thumbnails. Why?[edit]

Hi. I have recently uploaded some photographs, but some of them have really messed up thumbnails om Wikimedia Commons. Why is that? And more importantly: How is it to be fixed?

The images can be found here: File list . They all appear to have been stored correctly; if they are clicked and zoomed in on, they display properly. It is just the thumbmnails that are really grainy and bad for some odd reason.

I have contributed thousands of phootographs to Commons and never experienced any problems of this sort. RhinoMind (talk) 23:37, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

This is happening to me as well. File:Penlee Memorial Garden 2017-06-26 10.32.15.jpg and File:Green_and_golden_Butterfly.jpg both have this problem; it seems to happen to portrait and not landscape photos. I've requested permission to upload to to reproduce this problem. I'll file a bug report once that's donenow. Guanaco (talk) 13:06, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
Hi. Thanks! I don't know if the tech-wizards have looked into this or if something else is going on, but today when I logged in, all the messed up thumbnails looked fine.
I want to say that messed up thumbnails is not an insignificant problem, because images are exactly displayed as thumbnails in articles on Wikipedia. So this bug is affecting the use of images severely. RhinoMind (talk) 17:44, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
@RhinoMind: They're working on it. Not fixed yet, but they said purging the images should work in the meantime. It has "Unbreak Now!" priority on phabricator because this is such a major issue. Guanaco (talk) 17:55, 27 June 2017 (UTC)

Problems generating an SVG file[edit]

I converted File:Climate science opinion2.png to an SVG file with Inkscape 0.92 and 0.92.1 and uploaded it File:Climate science opinion graph 3.svg. It does not render correctly. I had viewed it on Firefox, Chrome, Edge, and IE where it rendered correctly. I have tried fonts sans-sarif, Arial, and Liberation Sans without success. I had previously uploaded a few SVG files without any issues. I also uninstalled Inkscape 0.92 and installed 0.92.1 without any apparent improvement. In fact Liberation Sans seems to be the worst. Any suggestions or should I convert it to a png? I have tried several other things which can be found on my oneDrive here:!Ajzp9H2J5N1LhiMMwC-gQCiIJst- Opinion graph 7.svg uses Liberation Sans. Opinion graph 4.svg was another test. test3.svg is a box around some text. The box fully encloses the text on firefox, chrome, edge, and IE. When using Commons:Commons SVG Checker, the text is wider than the box - the last two letters are outside. Commons SVG Checker did not report any errors. Thanks Jim1138 (talk) 07:24, 27 June 2017 (UTC)

Stitch pieces of a large image together[edit]

Hi, I would like to upload this image to Commons in its highest resolution (which you can access by clicking the zoom button). However, in the zoom window the image actually appears to be put together using a series of smaller images placed within a grid. The more you zoom in, the greater the number of constituent images and the better the resolution. This is a piece of art from the 16th century. Would it be possible to create a single image of the highest possible resolution for upload here? Thank you. (FWIW, here are the two low-res images we have currentlyː 1, 2.)--Cpt.a.haddock (talk) 18:18, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

ː✓ Done Uploaded here.--Cpt.a.haddock (talk) 11:51, 13 July 2017 (UTC)