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The Graphics Lab is a project to improve the graphical content of the Wikimedia projects. Requests for image improvements can be added to the workshop pages: Illustrations, Photographs and Maps. For questions or suggestions one can use the talk pages: Talk:Graphics Lab, Talk:Illustrations, Talk:Photographs and Talk:Maps.
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Illustration workshop: Today's top 4 requests
This set's target time for completion is 22:00, November 6, 2014 (UTC).
They will all be archived at 22:00, July 13, 2014 (UTC) if they are not done.

Above are the "Top 4" requests of the day. The goal is to fulfill all of them within 48 hours. Afterwards they are replaced with four new requests. Images for the "Top 4" come from the suggestions list, which is generally populated by files for cleanup and SVG backlogs that need to be cleared. Incomplete requests are archived after one week.

The requests with blue border saying "Not taken yet" are not being worked on by anyone. If you would like to take one of these requests, edit this page and locate the gallery with the requests. Type your username in the taken by= parameter of the thumbnail caption (excluding User:) and save the page.

Once you finish the request, upload it and edit this page again. If the image was uploaded over an older version, type done (in all lowercase) in the new file= parameter. If the file was uploaded with a new name, add the new file name into the new file= parameter (excluding File:). See {{Gl request}} documentation for more information.

See also: Top 4 Archives and Maintenance/archiving.

Updates to the Android version history chart[edit]

Android version history
The above linked chart includes data until April 2014, and it should be updated. Please have a look at a discussion on the image's talk page for more information on data sources. Additionally, it would be really great if someone could perform monthly updates regularly.
Any help would be appreciated! — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 04:56, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
Image's request under progression Request taken by  --Victor•talk 05:13, 6 December 2014 (UTC).
Done.  --Victor•talk 19:07, 12 December 2014 (UTC).
Great, thank you very much! May I leave this request open, so it serves as some kind of a reminder for monthly updates to this chart? — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 21:13, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
OK, also I'll update it on first week of Jan.  --Victor•talk 21:03, 26 December 2014 (UTC)>
Awesome, thank you very much! — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 21:26, 26 December 2014 (UTC)
Just checking, have you incorporated all data points between April 2014 and December 2014 into the chart? We should import all of them, but it's quite hard to see whether that's the case on the updated chart itself, and the lines seem to be be a bit too straight after June 2014 or so. By the way, all those data points are available here. — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 07:29, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
Take a better look at the data: data from 07 Jul. 2014 to 02 Nov. 2014 are without KitKat, so I've estimated values for this period by adding % of proportional growth of KitKat and recalculating.  --Victor•talk 01:54, 14 December 2014 (UTC).
For some (strange) reason, the search linked above lists the data point articles for some months in 2013 instead of the same months in 2014; for example, what's visible there for "02 Nov" is actually the November 2013 article. However, the 2014 articles are there, it just takes some more searching to find them. The right links for the April–December 2014 data points would be as follows:
It's weird why the search lists articles that way; with the links above, we have the 2014 data points, including the KitKat stats. The chart should be corrected, for all Android versions; sorry for missing to provide the right links in the first place, I've also missed that the search provides 2013 data for some of the months. — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 03:24, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
By the way, the reason for such search results actually isn't weird, it's simply because the article titles diverted from their usual naming scheme during a few months (July–November 2014, as it seems). The December 2014 article went back to the usual naming scheme. :) — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 03:30, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
OK, will correct. Are you still thinking about updating illustrations in Unix-like article?  --Victor•talk 05:26, 14 December 2014 (UTC).
Thank you! About the lack of October 2014 data, should we simply omit that month from the chart? I'd say that not including it at all, with a note in the file's description, would be better than interpolating some numbers. Regarding the illustrations for the Unix-like article, sure thing, that's on my to-do list; it's going to be somewhat time-consuming, so I need to finish a few other things here first. — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 05:39, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
I can include a note about October 2014 at the bottom of the chart in small type. Did you notify those guys at the about Jul–Nov glitch :)? --Victor•talk 09:16, 14 December 2014 (UTC).
Hmm—​just thinking aloud—​maybe that on-chart note would be a slight overkill? I don't think that would be interested in renaming already published articles, but please feel free to let them know if you find that as something they'll put into use. :) — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 09:30, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
Updated missing data.
Yes check.svg Done. --Victor•talk 20:58, 26 December 2014 (UTC).
Looks great, thank you! Love the horizontal grid lines and grayed out October 2014! — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 21:26, 26 December 2014 (UTC)
Green tickY Updated with Jan. 2015 data.  --Victor•talk 14:46, 15 January 2015 (UTC).
Awesome, thank you! — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 15:15, 15 January 2015 (UTC)


please standardize images to more closely resemble each other-perhaps an olive green and a red-and-gold version… -- Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 09:34, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
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A high-level overview of the KVM/QEMU virtualization environment[edit]

Resolved: — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 17:46, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
Kernel-based Virtual Machine
Please have a look at page 3 in this PDF file – it contains a great high-level illustration of how KVM and QEMU work internally to provide a virtualization environment. This illustration would be a really great addition to the article. Based on the content this illustration depicts, I'd say that we should have no copyright issues.
Just as a note, there's no need to capitalize all words in labels on this illustration – capitalizing only the first word would be just fine; for example, "Hardware emulation (QEMU)" should be written instead of "Hardware Emulation (QEMU)". Also, "File System & Block" should be written as "Filesystem and block devices"; in addition, "&" should be replaced with "and" in both places.
Thoughts? As always, I'm here for all additional questions. Thank you in advance! — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 17:22, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
Image's request under progression Request taken by  --Victor•talk 20:38, 15 December 2014 (UTC).
Should I use all caps in the LINUX KERNEL, HARDWARE, KVM GUEST, or not, as it was in the previous illustrations?  --Victor•talk 21:29, 15 December 2014 (UTC).
Excellent question, I've missed that! :) I'd leave that decision to you – using all caps in those places is pretty much only putting an emphasis on the names of "boxes", and you can judge much better whether that additional emphasis is required or not. — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 22:59, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. --Victor•talk 07:58, 3 January 2015 (UTC).
Awesome work, just as always, thank you very much! The only small cleanups could be to write "KVM Guest" with a lowercase g and "Kernel" with a lowercase k, write "filesystem" as two separate words, spell out 1 in "1 thread", add a definite article to "to host", and append an s into "handle events". :) — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 08:53, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
Green tickY Updated.  --Victor•talk 11:41, 3 January 2015 (UTC).
Thank you! — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 17:45, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

Marsh shrew skull drawings[edit]

Marsh shrew
Article about a small mammal. Illustrations and images available are limited. There are drawings (dorsal, ventral, lateral) of the skull on the first page of this pdf. Is it possible to create a version of these drawings for use in the article? -- Gaff (talk) 05:23, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
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Image's request under progression Request taken by Goran tek-en (talk) 11:08, 21 December 2014 (UTC). But I will not be able to start on it for about 12 days. So if that's OK I can do it. If you can't wait just remove this. --Goran tek-en (talk) 11:08, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

@Gaff: Symbol question.svg Question: Do you want all four different views and do you want them in separate files or all in one? --Goran tek-en (talk) 11:19, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
There are more images at the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology and Department of Geography, UBC (under "species information"). They aren't under a free license, but might still be useful as an additional reference. --Maklaan (talk) 12:29, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
No rush. I will polish the prose and do other prep for GA review. All four skull images in one file may be best. There are pics of the animal in this pdf as well, including one of it eating a dragonfly. Here is one of it eating a slug. The skull in perhaps the easiest to generate.. Gaff (talk) 16:29, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en: Still interested in this project? I'm not sure how long something like this might take. If it's much at all, feel free to say no. Gaff (talk) 21:38, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
@Gaff: Yes I still want to do this but after I got back I got sick. I'm better now and will start to work on it within a couple of days. Sorry for that delay. --Goran tek-en (talk) 09:09, 9 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! Glad you are feeling better!! Gaff (talk) 04:09, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

@Gaff: I have made a png version of a svg draft. Symbol question.svg Question: I want you to look at this draft and tell if it's something like that that you want or if you more want like the drawing you provided?

Draft to look at but remember it's a draft. Give me feedback before I continue. Tell me what you think, you are the one with the knowledge of the subject and you know what you want, not me. --Goran tek-en (talk) 14:51, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

I am very impressed. Nicely done. The most fine detail work will probably be the teeth. If you can get the skull from the side, that would be great. The view from underneath would be probably the most technically challenging and I am not sure we need it. Gaff (talk) 16:18, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

@Gaff:@Maklaan: I would like to know if the teeth really are red on the top as in thoose images look at thoose images. Let me know, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:50, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

@Goran tek-en: Yes: they are in the family of red-toothed shrews. Thank you.
@Gaff: Now there are two drafts for you to look at. side and above. You guys are the ones who has the knowledge of this, I just try to make it become a drawing. So tell me honestly what you think and what you want to change. This is for you not for me. I will work on the lower jaw now and then you tell me what else you want and I will see if I can make it happens. Get back to me with feedback, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 19:15, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en: Looks great. This will definitely help the article. Gaff (talk) 19:24, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
@Gaff:Yes but what other views do you want. --Goran tek-en (talk) 19:59, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
Sorry! The view of the lower jaw/mandible would be sufficient. The view looking up at the skull from below would be nice, but not essential, since the other views give a good sense of the shape. Thank you. Gaff (talk) 20:04, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

Now there are three drafts to look at.

I have been working so much with details I'm not sure about the overall appearance. I have to leave it for some time and then view it again but I show them here meanwhile. Be honest and give me feedback on them, anything goes just tell me. You know what you want and you know the subject, I don't, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 19:21, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

  • @Goran tek-en: I think they will work just fine. Please let me know when you have them uploaded to Commons and I will put them in the article. You can always make improvements afterwards, if you feel the need, but these already will be very helpful! Gaff (talk) 20:44, 22 January 2015 (UTC)


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Bharatiya Janata Party, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Vishva Hindu Parishad and Shiv Sena
Vectorize.--♥ Kkm010 ♥ ♪ Talk ♪ ߷ ♀ Contribs ♀ 06:04, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
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Added {{GLNF}}s, non-free media. Also .png should be low resolution, not 2,048 × 1,536 pixels and 1,600 × 1,165 pixels.  --Victor•talk 09:37, 21 December 2014 (UTC).
Please converts these images to SVG format as early as possible. These images has been pending for too long. Thank You--♥ Kkm010 ♥ ♪ Talk ♪ ߷ ♀ Contribs ♀ 05:57, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
Please be patience. These images has been pending for too long - its only been a couple of days, there are requests above that are still not finished and are the ones to be completed. ///EuroCarGT 06:11, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Kkm010, what is point of this? Redrawing will not make this logos free. It's only waste of our time.  --Victor•talk 06:46, 31 December 2014 (UTC).

All right guys take your time no hurry, but, please ensure these logos are converted to SVG. It is my humble submission to you.--♥ Kkm010 ♥ ♪ Talk ♪ ߷ ♀ Contribs ♀ 14:18, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

I think V4711 Victor has a point. Based on the (very good) explanation here Wikipedia_talk:Graphics_Lab/Illustration_workshop#PNG_to_SVG_logo_conversions I don't see how converting these images to SVG, just for the sake of conversion, is a good use of time. Are the SVGs needed in order to modify the images in some way? Gaff (talk) 04:00, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Pipe-organ builder David Tannenberg signature[edit]

David Tannenberg
Please vectorize the signature here -- Gaff (talk) 03:19, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

Yes check.svg Done Gaff (talk) 05:08, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia doesn't like linear gradient[edit]


I have a logo with a gradient but when I upload it to wikipedia the image is blank. When in inkscape if I select a flat colour in the "Fill and Stroke" menu it shows up, but not with the linear gradient. Can someone make the gradient work. I've put up a version using a flat colour at

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Yes check.svg Done AnonMoos (talk) 10:15, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

Two illustrations for the PCI Express article[edit]

PCI Express
Please have a look at pages 3 and 7 in this PDF file – they contain two great high-level illustrations of the PCI Express architecture, which would be a really great addition to the article. Based on the content these illustrations depict, I'd say that we should have no copyright issues.
Just as a note—​as usual—​there's no need to capitalize all words in the labels on these illustrations, and capitalizing only the first word would be just fine; for example, "PCIe bridge to PCI/PCI-X" should be written instead of "PCIe Bridge To PCI/PCI-X", or "PCI Express device A" should be written instead of "PCI Express Device A".
Thoughts? As always, I'm here for all additional questions. Thank you in advance! — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 10:16, 25 December 2014 (UTC)
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Q: on page 7 bottom right on PCI/PCI-X bus are those two white boxes Slots?  --Victor•talk 22:09, 26 December 2014 (UTC).
Exactly, those two white boxes would be PCI or PCI-X slots. — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 22:19, 26 December 2014 (UTC)
Green tickY First of two.  --Victor•talk 13:55, 27 December 2014 (UTC).
Looks great, thank you! — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 14:54, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
Vertical size reduced.  --Victor•talk 01:07, 3 January 2015 (UTC)>
Just checking on the second picture...? There's no rush, of course. :) — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 19:36, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Damascus University[edit]

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Damascus University, Faculty of Medicine of Damascus University
please vectorize this logo. I have a higher resolution images than those on wiki if needed. Bassel 12:13, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
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A high-level overview of the Linux kernel's I/O stack[edit]

I/O scheduling, Virtual file system, Linux kernel, etc.
As noted in the file's description, it should have transparent background, and should be optimized for a reduced SVG file size – if possible, of course. The file was created by extracting a drawing from a PDF file (page 8, the license stated there allows that); those were my baby steps in Inkscape, so the results weren't that great. :)
At the same time, it would be great to do some cleanups regarding the capitalization of words/labels, if possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated! — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 04:35, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
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This illustration (at page 8) is not a vector graphics, it's a bitmap (raster graphics) at 220 dpi (1238 × 1521 px) embedded in PDF.  --Victor•talk 12:29, 3 January 2015 (UTC).
Well, that just shows how much of a dummy I am when it comes to vector graphics. :( Would you, by any chance, be willing to convert it into an SVG drawing? I know it's a lot of work, but this is a really useful illustration for more than a few articles. — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 17:52, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
You may just zoom-in PDF file (or .svg, or .eps, etc.) to 200–300% to see the actual bitmap (pixels). Some time may be more than 300%, if bitmap is scaled down in the other application's file. The math is simple: if bitmap is scaled down 50% you have to zoom 200% and up, if bitmap is scaled down 25% you have to zoom 400% and up, and so on. In case of vector graphics you'll never see pixels at any zoom.  --Victor•talk 00:48, 4 January 2015 (UTC).
Thank you for the tip, I did zoom in the PDF file but obviously not far enough to see the pixelation. Will remember it for the future! — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 04:58, 4 January 2015 (UTC)
By the way, would you, by a chance, be willing to vectorize it? — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 05:01, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

Decomposition of macro-operations into micro-operations[edit]

Resolved: — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 00:17, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
Please have a look at page one in this PDF file, in particular slide on the left in the second row – it's a neat illustration of how machine instructions are decomposed into micro-operations. This illustration would be a good addition to the article; based on the content this illustration depicts, I'd say that we should have no copyright issues.
Just as a note, there's no need to capitalize all words in the labels on this illustration – capitalizing only the first word would be just fine; for example, "Instruction cycle" should be written instead of "Instruction Cycle".
Thoughts? As always, I'm here for all additional questions. Thank you in advance! — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 18:51, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
Yes check.svg Done. --Victor•talk 23:43, 2 January 2015 (UTC).
Looks great as always, thank you very much! — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 00:16, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

Eureka Jack[edit]

Eureka Jack
Could you see if you can smarten up this image even more image please? Jodyrootes (talk) 16:06, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
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Yes check.svg Done How's that? MjolnirPants Tell me all about it. 16:13, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

NHL Shield rendering issue, again[edit]

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National Hockey League
Once again, any chance someone can figure out the render issues with this SVG? It seems to be fine for me on the file page, but not on the NHL page. The lighter grey should be used for the letters as well as the outline of the logo. Thanks. -- Connormah (talk) 23:21, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
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Yes check.svg Done  --Victor•talk 07:18, 31 December 2014 (UTC).
Thanks a million. I have no idea how this wasn't removed from the article over the past few years. Connormah (talk) 08:16, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Scout Association of Japan[edit]

Resolved: Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 10:16, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
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Scout Association of Japan
yellow badge is actually a photograph-please match stylistically with other graphics… -- Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 06:06, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
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Image's request under progression Request taken by Gaff (talk) 19:04, 3 January 2015 (UTC).

Yes check.svg Done @Kintetsubuffalo: I updated the file. Is this suitable? -- Gaff (talk) 04:30, 4 January 2015 (UTC)
@Gaff: Thank you, that's fantastic! The stars should be browned out, can you do that? Thanks and happy new year!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 04:51, 4 January 2015 (UTC)
Done. @Kintetsubuffalo: Please mark as resolved if this is okay. Gaff (talk) 18:02, 4 January 2015 (UTC)
Once again my thanks!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 10:16, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Scouting and Guiding in Tasmania[edit]

Resolved: Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 13:41, 7 January 2015 (UTC)
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Scouting and Guiding in Tasmania
please turn into graphic png or svg, using the elements above… -- Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 10:56, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
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How's that? MjolnirPants Tell me all about it. 13:59, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
Wow, fantastic, thank you! Can you make the gold just a tad deeper, and the lion larger inside the circle? Otherwise, perfect!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 15:12, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg DoneMjolnirPants Tell me all about it. 16:24, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
@MjolnirPants:Perfect! I just noticed, it should not be hosted on Commons, just the English Wikipedia. Can you move it here please?--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 17:09, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
I'm not sure how. I'll look into it. MjolnirPants Tell me all about it. 17:40, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
@MjolnirPants:You can park it at Thanks!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 11:01, 7 January 2015 (UTC)
@Kintetsubuffalo: Alright. I uploaded it there, and requested speedy deletion on commons. I realized after the fact that I'd given it the wrong license (I'm pretty sure the image is not free), so I'm pretty sure that will go through quickly. MjolnirPants Tell me all about it. 13:18, 7 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks so much, sorry for the ping-pong!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 13:41, 7 January 2015 (UTC)
It's all good, man. I wouldn't be here if I didn't enjoy it. :) MjolnirPants Tell me all about it. 13:54, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Animation (.gif) - Ayers Rock (band) - Beyond cover[edit]

Resolved: CaesarsPalaceDude (talk) 08:57, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
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Image of the front cover of
the LP album Beyond
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Ayers Rock (band)
You will rapidly realize that this image has a special feature which is that the "rock" in the distance appears to change into the head of an Aboriginal man when the cover is rotated to the right. Previously, I illustrated this feature by displaying a double image with both views. This led to FfD! (deleted 2nd image) Fair use is OK with one image. I request that a .gif animation be created to alternate between the two views. My suggestion is to present the image in the normal view for a couple of seconds, and then change to a second view, rotated 90° to the right for a couple of seconds, then back to the normal ... etc. Flashes of creative genius would be welcomed. Thanks. -- CaesarsPalaceDude (talk) 06:24, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
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Yes check.svg Done I've uploaded an animated .gif to wikipedia. Brace yourself for the all-but-inevitable FfD. MjolnirPants Tell me all about it. 14:34, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Thankyou so much; it looks stunning. Here's hoping it lasts a while. CaesarsPalaceDude (talk) 08:55, 27 January 2015 (UTC)


Resolved: Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 10:50, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
please remove yellow background per MOS, and straighten lettering… -- Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 12:30, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
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  • This file is already available. Is it what you need?
Cool, thank you!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 10:50, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Abstract lettering from album cover, upload textlogo to Commons[edit]

Could someone please abstract the lettering from and upload it to Commons for use on projects without fair use? The abstraction needn't actually be an actual abstraction; just using the right fonts, sizes, and spacing is probably enough. Magog the Ogre (t c) 02:05, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
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Something like this?  --Victor•talk 00:27, 16 January 2015 (UTC).


png or svg, please… -- Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 02:31, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
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Image's request under progression Request taken by Gaff (talk) 04:24, 24 January 2015 (UTC).: I should be able to get this into SVG. If somebody else can get it faster, let me know. Gaff (talk) 04:24, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

On second thought, there are better images than I could make available already on the Italian language WP page The licenising is in Italian, but looks the same as our Fair Use. Maybe as at Help Desk or elsewhere for somebody able to read/speak Italian to make sure of the licensing and assist with upload here. You cannot upload to Commons, since they are fair use. --Gaff (talk) 05:47, 24 January 2015 (UTC)


Resolved: Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 09:04, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
please make background transparent… -- Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 03:52, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
Yes check.svg Done MjolnirPants Tell me all about it. 00:51, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 09:04, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

Drawings for conversion to .png format[edit]

Resolved: Thanks for the help so far! -- André Kritzinger (talk) 14:26, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
See "File usage on other wikis" for each file - it's a loooong list.
I've learnt the hard way that these .jpg thumbnails don't display well, so I need help. Please convert all these files from .jpg to .png format. It would be simple for me to just convert the drawings from .jpg to .png and re-upload them as new versions, but the system refuses to accept the different file extensions. Uploading the .png versions as new files will be easy as well, but editing all those articles that the images are used by, is a rather daunting task. So I'm asking for help here. If there's a simpler way, please let me know since there are several more to do and I really don't like wasting your time. -- André Kritzinger (talk) 00:25, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
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Simply saving the files as .png might not do it. The compression distortion will remain, which (I believe, but cannot be sure) could still mess with the rendering of the thumbnails. I've created a .png version of the first one at File:Ribbon APLA Gold Star for Bravery(png).png and checked it out, and it does display much better. I haven't tested simply converting one to .png with the compression distortion intact, however. I don't recommend trying it, as the designs are easy enough to recreate. I think the reason they show up on so many pages is that they are used in templates. I'm going to replace the first one in the template I found it in and see if that fixes it. MjolnirPants Tell me all about it. 01:37, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
Saving the files as .png will only do the trick as long as I then go back and upload a true new .png version, which will be easy to do since I've already converted them all. I've considered doing it this way too, by requesting the renaming of files from .jpg to .png (can't do it myself since I'm not an admin), and then uploading the true .png versions as new versions. Will try that tomorrow - it's 04:00 here already. Your other option will still involve too much unnecessary article editing. -- André Kritzinger (talk) 02:05, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
Renaming is a non-starter as well, since just changing the file extension is not seen as a name change. I'll do it the hard way, then - there are only 78 of them. Thanks for the help. --André Kritzinger (talk) 13:33, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Docker's interfaces to the Linux kernel's virtualization features[edit]

Resolved: -- Maklaan (talk) 04:51, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Docker (software)
Please have a look at this picture, which is available on this web page – it's a great illustration of the interfaces Docker uses to access virtualization features of the Linux kernel. This illustration would be a really good addition to the article. Based on the content this illustration depicts, I'd say that we should have no copyright issues.
As a note, here a few changes in how labels should be written, together with additional formatting and uppercase forms that should be applied:
  • libcontainer → libcontainer
  • libvirt → libvirt
  • lxc → LXC
  • systemd-nspawn → systemd-nspawn
  • selinux → SELinux
  • apparmor → AppArmor
  • netfilter → Netfilter
  • netlink → Netlink
Thoughts? As always, I'm here for all additional questions. Thank you in advance! — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 11:39, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
Yes check.svg Done: I left the logos out, because there is currently no svg version of the docker whale on commons and I am not sure if creating one violates their trademark. Feel free to ask if anything needs to be changed! -- Maklaan (talk) 23:48, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
Looks awesome, thank you very much! Leaving out the logos is the way to go as they add nothing to the value of this illustration. The only minor change, which I unfortunately forgot about and apologize for, could be to replace "Linux" with "Linux kernel" – that would make it slightly more precise. — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 04:34, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done: No problem. -- Maklaan (talk) 04:51, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you once again! — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 05:00, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Change me color[edit]

The following image i think should have generation in red or something. Then just customers would be black. Can someone make this edit and maybe ping the energy group? Electricity grid simple- North America.svg (talk) 15:37, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

William Williams-Hope - Heraldry[edit]

I found only one poor picture :
Picture : Sotheby's, A large French two-handled silver tray


William Hope (banquier), and Hôtel de Monaco


excuse my very low level of english.
I have a real problem :
William Williams-Hope (1802-1855), son of John Williams-Hope and family of Henry Hope (1735-1811), was british. He was extremly rich and had many houses in England and in France. He was living in France most of the time and had french naturalization.
I would like to put his heraldry in William Hope (banquier) and in his Paris’ home (hôtel de Monaco) on Wikipedia fr. Unfortunatly his heraldry is only in english without picture. I have no answer from french Wikipedia:Graphics Lab/Illustration workshop . I think it is because of the langage.

His heraldry is :
Hope (as borne by William Williams Hope, of London esq.) Azure a chevron or, between three bezants, within a bordure of the second, quartering Williams, viz. argent a greyhound courant sable between three Cornish choughs proper within a bordure engrailed azure charged with four crosses crosslet or, and as many bezants alternatly. Crests – First, a globe fractured proper charged with an anchor sable over the globe a rainbow, for Hope ; second, a cubit arm erect, habited sable charged with a cross crosslet or, and cuffed of the last, the band holding two sprigs of oak in saltire proper acorned or, on the hand a Cornish chough statant, also proper for Williams.
URL Encyclopaedia of heraldry: or General armory of England, Scotland, and Ireland, comprising a registry of all armorial bearings from the earliest to the present time, including the late grants by the College of arms.

Can you help me and make it ? Thank you very mutch.

-- 6PO (talk) 17:28, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

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Open Access SVG[edit]

Not used in article space.
Please create a vector version of this file. The necessary elements can be found here. Thanks! -- P. S. Burton (talk) 18:19, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
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Yes check.svg Done -- Maklaan (talk) 09:22, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done – Did you notice the SVG looks very different compared to the JPG version? It even uses a different font! The hand is probably traced and needs some work.
In the current version the JPG is clearly favorable (unless you want to print a poster or paint a house front). Please take care when generating SVGs that they really improve quality! Commons:Transition to SVG clearly states "Make absolutely sure that the quality of the replacement is the same or superior to the original, before marking it as redundant". --Patrick87 (talk) 12:28, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
The changes I made were intended to improve the quality of the picture. I usually take a look at the request and reference images posted and then make a quick research to find missing elements or clarify ambiguity as good as I can. In this case there were no official font, orange color or vectorized hand. The font in the reference image is different to the font here or here. I couldn't find a text logo on the official website, but the site itself uses Helvetica new for the open access button text, which is again different. I tried matching the font in the reference image, but don't have the exact font installed. There are at least two more different hand versions on the website. The orange color in the reference image is different to the color of other images in that category and different to the color on the website. The Access text in the reference image is vertical off-center.
I decided to use a Sans font I have installed, that best-matched the font in the reference image (DejaVu), traced the hand of the reference image, use the color from the official website and correct the off-centered text. For anyone affected by the svg-conversion feel free to make suggestions, what the logo is supposed to look like. -- Maklaan (talk) 16:10, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Well, I concur that in this case there might be some inconsistent sources. However (even in this case) you should never choose fonts to your liking or change other key elements of the image in any way. Always base your work on a reliable source!
  • Regarding the font: The officially encouraged representations of the logo can be found here. The most similar representation to our source file would be this, which uses yet another font, but should probably be the font to be used here. If you don't have it (and really can't find it on the Internet) you have to ask somebody else to do the vectorization – choosing a "similar" font is not an option.
  • Regarding color: Take it from the high quality JPG file, too. (The color values I found are so similar, that no visual difference can be seen anyway, though)
  • The hand has two major flaws: The "nail" on the thumb is missing (probably lost in the auto tracing process). Also the width of the outlines varies in your vectorization (which I can't see in any of the available raster versions).
--Patrick87 (talk) 19:27, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done: When I looked at the website before I did not see any text logo and the inconsistencies made me believe there is none. Now that you found the official logo, I do fully agree that it's not a matter of taste and the correct font should be used. Thanks for finding it! -- Maklaan (talk) 00:47, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much. I think it looks great now! --Patrick87 (talk) 02:18, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much Maklaan. Excellent work. P. S. Burton (talk) 16:19, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Mendeleev's tables[edit]

Periodic_table#Mendeleev.27s_table, Periodic_table#Further_development
Please make the letters crisper, for easier reading. Most preferably keeping the original fontstyle & whitespace &tc., because this table is quite iconic. If a priority is needed, #2 (1871) is more important. -DePiep (talk) 17:24, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
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