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Illustration workshop: Today's top 4 requests
This set's target time for completion is 22:00, August 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.

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See also: Top 4 Archives and Maintenance/archiving.

Southern Ocean Waters[edit]

(entire request heavily edited for clarity)

Article(s): The cross section is used on dozens of pages in the English Wikipedia alone; the map view, on four en pages (Oceanography, Ross Gyre, Southern Ocean, Weddell Gyre).

Request: The simple request: Could someone please convert these to SVG?

The complex one: For a really superb job, you could also combine the vertical section and horizontal map into a single illustration (for instance, a box with a quarter removed to show a section). I'm happy to check this for accuracy, so don't worry if you aren't sure of the details.

For an absolutely immaculate job, could you please make something that is clear to colourblind viewers? HLHJ (talk) 12:26, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Image's request under progression Request taken by Goran tek-en (talk) 17:02, 17 April 2014 (UTC). I will now start to work on the basic image and show you drafts as the work progresses so I will be back, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 17:02, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Quick summary[edit]

Build a graphic of the Southern Ocean and atmosphere above, combining the vertical and map sections, as in this graph of the Arctic. One vertical section should go through the Atlantic, and the other should go approximately through Tasmania, as in this graph.

Showing these features:

Ocean surface[edit]

  • Currents
    • Antarctic Coastal Current (counterclockwise around Antarctica, close to the coast, within the Antarctic Divergence). Label with the words "Antarctic Coastal Current, 8 Sverdrups". If this is too long, "EWD, 8 Sv", using the older term, East Wind Drift, would work.
    • Antarctic Circumpolar Current (clockwise around Antarctica, from the Antarctic Divergence to the Subtropical Convergence; spans the Subantarctic Front and Antarctic Convergence(=Antarctic polar front), as in graph). Label with the words "Antarctic Circumpolar Current, 100-150 Sverdrups". If this is too long, "WWD, 100-150 Sv", using the older term West Wind Drift, would work.

Please note that in the Tasman cross-section, the circles with dots in them mean that the flow is coming out of the page, and show the Antarctic Coastal Current. The circles with crosses across them mean that the flow is going into the page, and show the Antarctic Circumpolar current (imagine photographing a fletched arrow when it is pointing towards you or going away).

  • Oceanic fronts (lines on the surface where the properties of the sea water suddenly change; the map border between two water masses)
    • Antarctic Divergence: Hugs the coast, generally within 60S, except where it stretches out around the Ross and Weddell Gyres. Lies between the Antarctic Coastal Current and the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. Water upwells (rises) and diverges at the surface along this line.
    • The Polar Frontal Zone contains, for purposes of this illustration, two fronts:
      • Antarctic Convergence: Lies around 50S except in the Pacific, where it is closer to 60S. Along this line, water converges and downwells (sinks)
      • Subantarctic Front: Between the Antarctic Convergence and the Subtropical Front
    • Subtropical Front: North of this, you get subtropical waters


  • Water bodies
    • Antarctic Bottom Water: Forms near the coast, sinks along the underwater edge of Antarctica and spreads north into all three ocean basins
    • Circumpolar Deep Water: The big mass of water travelling around Antarctica, never comes to the surface. Upwells at the Antarctic Divergence.
    • North Atlantic Deep Water: Only shown in the Atlantic section. Comes *from* the north and turns into the Circumpolar Deep Water, never comes to the surface.
    • Antarctic Surface Water: Is at the surface between the Antarctic Divergence and the Antarctic Convergence. At the Antarctic Convergence, it downwells to make Antarctic Intermediate Water.
    • Antarctic Intermediate Water: Sinks at the Antarctic Convergence, travels north.
    • Circumpolar Surface Water: Is at the surface between the Antarctic Convergence and the Subantarctic Front. Sinks at the Antarctic Convergence, turns into Antarctic Intermediate Water.
    • Subantarctic Water: Is at the surface between the Subantarctic Front and the Subtropical Convergence. Sinks at the Subtropical Convergence and flows north.
    • Subtropical Water: North of the Subtropical Convergence, flowing southwards at the surface and northwards below.

There is disagreement between the two cross-sectional images here. On the [Tasman cross-section], Subantarctic Surface Water is at the surface between the Subtropical Front and the Subantarctic Front, with the Antarctic Intermediate Water touching the surface between the Subantarctic Front and the Antarctic Convergence. On the Hans Groeber crossection above (Antarctic_bottom_water_hg.png), Subantarctic Surface Water is at the surface between the Antarctic Convergence (labelled "Polar Front") and the Subtropical Front, with the Subantarctic Front as an unlabelled line separating nothing in particular. There seems to be active research and debate about the best way to categorise the water masses here, so I've arbitrarily picked a convention.

  • Winds
    • Probably too difficult to show, unfortunately.
    • Polar Cell: Air sinking over the poles and flowing outwards and westwards at ground level, down off the steep edge of Antarctica, and out as far as the Antarctic Divergence (~60S), then rising up and flowing back to the pole. The surface portion of this loop is called the Polar Easterly Winds.
    • Ferrel Cell: Air sinks at around 30S, travels southwards and eastwards until it hits the Polar Cell at the Antarctic Divergence. Then it rises and flow back north. The surface portion of this loop is called the Mid-latitude Westerly Winds
  • Ice
    • Ice mostly forms next to the continent, then gets blow way to the north, leaving space to freeze more ice. I will can look up exactly how far north the ice gets on average, but I think adding this line would make the map too cluttered.
  • Bathmetry
    • The sea floor should be shown in the cross-sections, so that the continental shelf is visible.

Recent conversation[edit]

  • For the colourblindness: it strikes me that rather over 5% of Wikipedia editors must be colourblind (given the gender ratio). There is even a Template for it. What we really want is a tag that says "This content needs review by a variety of colourblind people", so editors can tell us what we are doing wrong. One that says "This content is not accessible to a colourblind person (details)" might also be useful. A quick search does not turn up any of these tools, but does turn up a colourblind admin, who has, in the past, requested this kind of help. Nyttend, would you help here? Do these tools sound like a good idea? Were I to ask you nicely in the subjunctive, would you be so kind as to tell me the best way in which they might be made? I do like your subjunctive mood user template.
The current flat map looks good. I really like the different types of dashed lines, and it's pleasant to look at.
I've been thinking about how to display the information better, and I have some simplifications which I think will work. Please let me know if you disagree.
  • Don't show the zones at all. Keep the different colours and use them for the water masses, which will be labelled in cross-section. This makes the colourblind-friendliness easier, since we can label them directly rather than on a legend.
  • Instead of showing them on the map view, we could show the currents as arrows sweeping through the cut-out section, from one cross-section to the other (I can send a sketch of this if you like).
  • I'm afraid that "ACC" seems to be the standard abbreviation for the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. I think your system makes more sense, but the convention clash will confuse people. Could we label the currents in full or using WWD/EWD as above?
Thank you for the amazingly quick reply. Sorry, the image in question is this one. The lines are different, but do the gyres show up as different-coloured areas? Is the text on the arrows legible? HLHJ (talk) 19:30, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
You're welcome; it's what you get if you ask me when I'm online :-) I doubt anyone will have color issues here, since it's all shades of blue as far as I can see; if you used purple in one place and blue in another, it doesn't affect interpretation, so don't worry about that. I didn't notice that the arrows were labelled until seeing your "Is the text..." question; could the labels be made black and/or white? Just not enough contrast. I'm not quite sure whether the gyros are the same colors as each other, let alone whether they're the same colors as the Polar Frontal Zone. However, this being ocean water, I'm going to assume that the waters in those three areas aren't magically in the same condition, so I think we can go safely without changing any colors aside from the arrow labels. Nyttend (talk) 20:11, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much! HLHJ (talk) 21:46, 29 June 2014 (UTC)


  • Removed the labels for "Zones". I then also removed the corresponding colored areas in the map.

To some extend I think this will become more clear when we add the cross section and the different water masses. Yes if you can make me a sketch that would be very good.

  • "Antarctic Divergence" Your link does not work, it goes to the index page. I had another map which I used so you should check the border.
  • "ACPC/ACC" It will be very hard to add them directly to the map and still make it easy to grasp both as an image and to read. So if you have better or more correct abbrevations I will use that.
  • Increased contrast on text in arrows.
    I think it would be very good if you edited the request because for me with zero knowledge there is way to much information. Just give me exactly what I need, thanks.
  • new draft, reload page. --Goran tek-en (talk) 19:30, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Hello, Goran tek-en Thank you very much for all the work you've put into this. I've tried to abbreviate the text, above. Please let me know if there is anything else unclear.

  • Colours: I don't know why you took out the colours! I thought they were really good. I just suggested not putting the text labels on the zones. Could you put the colours back, please? I think it will really make the cross-sections clearer. I'm sorry for the bad communication.
  • "Antarctic Divergence": Sorry for the bad link. Your line looks fine. No problems.
  • "ACPC/ACC" How about WWD/EWD? (West Wind Drift/East Wind Drift?) It's old-fashioned, but short. Is there room on the map or the key to include their sizes (100-150 Sv or Sverdrups for the WWD, and 8 Sverdrups for the EWD)?
  • The darker text looks good, thank you.
  • I have drawn a rough sketch and will e-mail it to you within a minute or two.

HLHJ (talk) 15:48, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Indian election map[edit]

Article(s): Various


I intend to create various maps on the outcome of the Indian general election, 2014, but for that I need a blank version of the constituency map, with only the constituency borders and numbers. -- Soman (talk) 09:44, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Why not use a SVG-map? Wereldburger758 (talk) 20:12, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
I only use Paint. --Soman (talk) 20:45, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
I wish I could help you out. But I my os runs on a 486 and cannot handle files that large. I ask the map-section for help. Wereldburger758 (talk) 07:06, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
Dear Soman, it will be better if you use inkscape to handle these vector images (.svg file). Wikimedia prefer vector image rather than raster image. I can make black and white raster (.jpg) version of this image for you. But that will be similar as making a pull cart from Toyota car! --FreemesM (talk) 10:26, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
I downloaded Inkscape, trying to blank it piece by piece, but I have the problem that shades of the old colors remain at the fringes of the borders. Also note that the borders of the 2009 map are no longer in effect, so I removed that image. --Soman (talk) 11:33, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
Dear Soman, I found this vector image in commons. Please check it- [1] It seems similar as your reference image, but has black background. I can remove the black background, will it meet your necessity? I have made a sample for you [2]. If it works, please let me know, I will upload it on wikimedia commons in .SVG format. Which you can easily edit by using Inkscape. You can check these too [3]--FreemesM (talk) 05:03, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
I've also discovered a German-language version of the map that you potentially intended to create. If that's what you wanted originally, we could just translate it and use that map. NikNaks talk - gallery 12:50, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! The German map is visually nice, but has some factual errors. There was no 'third front' in this election, so we can just change to three categories (NDA, UPA, Others). We could have a red colour for Left Front/Left Democratic Front (i.e. CPI(M), CPI and two LDF-supported independents in Kerala). 'Indian Nationalist Congress' should be changed to 'Nationalist Congress Party'. We could also have "Other UDF" in the UPA category (IUML, KC(M), RSP). And other NDA (including the Kokrajar seat, and PMK in Tamil Nadu). Or something like that. --Soman (talk) 13:11, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
I'm a little confused now, as I've just completed a request to create a "house composition" image here (I've also put it in the galelry) and that schematic still has a "third front" on it, although the map has now been updated to remove it. I don't really want to have two diagrams which should be pretty similar ending up with different keys! Perhaps you could discuss it with RaviC? I don't know anything really about Indian politics so I have no idea which of you is more correct! NikNaks talk - gallery 13:37, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
The Third Front doesn't really exist right now, that's true. The legend I provided was just a slightly updated version of the previous legend used on house composition diagrams of the Lok Sabha, and it skipped my mind entirely. Now that the legend has been edited, I don't think there's anything else that needs to be done. --RaviC (talk) 16:09, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
As I said on your talk page, removing the Third Front means that the "Minority Parties" in red now have no meaning (as they're now in the same category as the grey "Independents and others" but in a different colour). The map also uses some marginally different colours for a few parties. Should we seek to include more parties here (perhaps we could have a cutoff of parties with less than 3, 5 or 7 seats, for instance) and then see how many are in the grey lump? The map uses a very light peachy colour instead of grey, also. NikNaks talk - gallery 16:17, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know about the inconsistency. The legend which I provided isn't mine - it's actually used by all of the other election diagrams, I updated it to try and make the previous diagrams comparable with this one. Unfortunately, the election map doesn't use the standard legend which all of the other diagrams are using here at the English Wikipedia. (I actually had a discussion with the author of this map about the fact that it doesn't show coalition minority partners - so is less accurate than this diagram)..
As a compromise, perhaps colour all of the unaligned parties with less than 3 seats in grey? (A few parties with seats above 3 may need new colours)
Thanks once again - Regards. --RaviC (talk) 16:34, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Blood values[edit]

Article(s): -- This image is used in a lot of wikipedia articles, as seen at the bottom of this link.


This image is referenced on tons of articles, but all the thumbnail versons are useless, and the original size is oversized on 720p/1080p screens. The SVG version is linked here: The original image is incredibly useful, but every single resizing attempts have made all the details unreadable. Could y'all update(or add another) resized version that is readable on 720p/1080p resolutions and isn't as absurdly large as the original? Thanks. --Thedownstem (talk) 18:38, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

I'm really not sure what you want us to do. Of course thumbnails of such a big image are going to be unhelpful, as there's just far too much data to compress horizontally. There's no way of separating the images without chopping some of the bars into pieces. If you can be particular in your request, then we can have a go at helping, but "make it readable" seems like an impossible task without any specifics!  :P NikNaks talk - gallery 09:36, 1 June 2014 (UTC)
We have a solution for this sort of issue, I'm surprised it hasn't been more widely implemented. I'll lace it through. ResMar 03:13, 2 June 2014 (UTC)
I've created a {{Wide Image}} template for this image at {{Blood Values}} and placed it where appropriate. The majority of the display cases for this image are dubious at best: articles describing specific compounds listed in this image, including it as a thumbnail and referring the reader to check their position relative to "everything else". This is improper, though not egregiously so; an ideal solution would be to create smaller, more easily thumbnailed version listing only especially important compounds, and paste that about the articles instead. However, I personally have neither the expertise nor the willingness to do this due diligence, so the thumbnails are probably here to stay. ResMar 03:38, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

File:Ryanair logo from 2013.svg[edit]


Request: Please correct the harp in the SVG logo. Frenzie23 (talk) 05:28, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Image's request under progression Request taken by MjolnirPants.

  • Question Could you please explain what you meant by "correct"? I'll do it, but I'm not sure what you want done at this point. I did a quick Google search and I found about 6 versions of the harp. Do you just want to clean it up, to make it look nicer, or did you want it to match one of the other versions, such as this one? MjolnirPants Tell me all about it. 13:06, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Could you please match it to the logo on the Ryanair website? Frenzie23 (talk) 15:56, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by MjolnirPants

list of Spanish kings and queens[edit]

Article(s): Various

Request: Please add the name of the new king of Spain, Felipe VI to the list. if possible, please vectorise. -- (talk) 21:56, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Yes check.svg Done As far as GIF fix. AnonMoos (talk) 14:13, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Bureau of Intelligence and Research seal[edit]

DoS INR Seal

Article(s): Bureau of Intelligence and Research


Can yo create an SVG,just by using File:Great_Seal_of_the_United_States_(obverse).svg? -- Antemister (talk) 09:07, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Okay, so I have had a go at creating the seal however I was unsure of the colours and also I think the text might be slightly off. For the typeface it looks like Times New Roman.

Vectorised DoS INR Seal

Hope this helps! TsangeTalk 17:45, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Eh. such Details do not really matter to me.. Thanks!--Antemister (talk) 20:19, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done TsangeTalk 14:25, 24 June 2014 (UTC)


Request: Can the background be made transparent while the white on the inside of the logo stays solid? I have no idea how to do this and keep it in .svg. Please help.

Nathan121212 (talk) 14:48, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Yes check.svg Done MjolnirPants Tell me all about it. 15:12, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Barack Obama approval ratings graph[edit]

Article(s): United States presidential approval rating (currently), Barack Obama (hope to add once image is updated)


(Note that the original uploader has not responded to a request to update the graph.) This graph has not been updated since March 29, 2013 (excluding updates since then by a bot which didn't seem to take for some reason). I'd appreciate it if someone could bring it up to date. I expect this should be fairly simple for someone with experience with SVG files (i.e. not me). Thanks --Philpill691 (talk) 05:09, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Might be a good idea to give the original uploader a little bit more time (maybe also write a Wikimail?). Since he probably put some effort into writing the bot for automatically updating this graph, I'd assume reactivating the bot would be the most efficient way to get this graph updated properly. The last edit of the uploader was on June 22nd, so he might still be active enough to get back to you. --Patrick87 (talk) 20:12, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
@Patrick87: The user is inactive enough that waiting for him seems impractical. I'll note that the user tends to not reply at all to talk page messages based on past threads currently on his talk page and in the archives. I've also just noticed that he did not respond to a similar request to mine a year ago, so I really don't think we can assume he will ever reply to mine. I feel the user has had ample time to respond to me. So in light of this lack of response, I feel the best course of action is to manually update the graph for now (especially given the large amount of missing data), and continue to periodically do so over time. I hope the original uploader takes back over in the future, but I think we shouldn't rely on that happening. --Philpill691 (talk) 01:24, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
Yes, but some people have real lives and might not be around on Wikipedia regularly (maybe even have disabled e-mail notifications for talk page messages). That might be a reason for seemingly unanswered request. The fact the user wrote a bot shows to me however, that he's dedicated enough that a slightly extended waiting period might be justified. Writing a Wikimail would help in case the Wolfgang42's has disabled e-mail notifications. Do whatever you feel is right, but messing with a users files (who might even be on holiday as another possibility) is the easiest way to piss him of (for feeling overlooked) while getting inferior results (because people usually put an increased amount of time into "their own" graphics) with increased amount of work (because bugging the graphists here for work that might have been done by the original uploader in the end). Remember that we're all doing voluntary work here and there's no deadline on anything. --Patrick87 (talk) 08:51, 30 June 2014 (UTC)


Article(s): Peterborough
Request: Please vectorize. Frenzie23 (talk) 18:39, 28 June 2014 (UTC)


Article(s): TV9 (Malaysia)


Can someone modified the svg logo to meet the current version on the png? -- — ᴀʟʀᴇᴀᴅʏ ʙᴏʀᴇᴅ ʜᴜʜ? 13:55, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Probably can't be done honestly... bevels do not transfer well to vector format. Connormah (talk) 06:13, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

File:Radom Airport logo - English.PNG and File:Logo - port lotniczy radom.PNG[edit]

Radom Airport logo - English.PNG Logo - port lotniczy radom.PNG

Article(s): Radom Airport and Port lotniczy Radom-Sadków
Request: Please vectorize, crop (so that they're the same size), add transparency and upload to Commons. (Both files) Frenzie23 (talk) 15:33, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Also, use the same descriptions as in the original files. Note: The descriptions in both files are different. 'Polski' means Polish (in Polish). Frenzie23 (talk) 15:36, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
@Frenzie23: Could you find some PDFs with the logo on it. Seems difficult for me. ///EuroCarGT 02:40, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
@EuroCarGT: I couldn't find any PDFs, but maybe the websites could help:

with the Polish logo
with the English logo Frenzie23 (talk) 06:14, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

@Frenzie23: That's quite low resolution. I do have a Port Lotniczy Radom vector uploaded but it doesn't seem good File:Port Lotniczy Radom logo.svg. ///EuroCarGT 20:05, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
Font is Neo Sans if anyone has it and can type and create outlines of the text. The icons looks fine. Connormah (talk) 06:20, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
Hand-vectorized english logo with font. I'll try to clean up the polish version too. Sn1pe! (talk)(edits) 14:51, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
Reverted polish version to what seems to be the official svg. Will redo the english version with official logo vector now. Sn1pe! (talk)(edits) 14:59, 15 July 2014 (UTC)


All fixed. Yes check.svg Done Sn1pe! (talk)(edits) 15:10, 15 July 2014 (UTC)


Article(s): List of writing systems


Please change the colour of Georgia from orange to this blue
Jaqeli 20:43, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
Anyone? Jaqeli 13:37, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
What is the purpose of that change and what is wrong with the current color? Orange currently used is fine: It is okay (for a reader like me) among all the other colors used here, as they make a rainbow. Also, it is not too similar to the neighboring colors (I clearly see the difference even in the preview format used above, but if you can't, you might want to ask for a paler shade of orange), so orange is fine by me and, I believe, other people would think the same. Besides, blue color you suggest will not be okay, because a similar shade is used for "both Latin and Greek" (Cyprus).--R8R (talk) 21:16, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
@R8R Gtrs: Can you change it to that blue? All those orange colours look the same and they should have different colours. I cannot work with SVG so if you can please do so. Thanks. Jaqeli 13:07, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
I wasn't originally going to do so, but fine, it's not too difficult. The shade of blue is (I have to repeat myself) not okay. I originally thought it would be too similar to the color of Cyprus, but I was wrong; it is too similar to the color of water instead (not _any_ easier to distinguish from the color of water than the current the current Georgian and Cyrillic colors, I think, esp. in a preview size). Therefore, I made orange much paler; I fairly believe, it causes no confusion now. If it still does (to which I would be surprised), I see no color that would be fine (except for light gray, but I'm not sure if gray is appropriate). For reference: the current color is this:
Also, shouldn't the legend read "Georgian and Cyrillic"? Moldova uses the "Latin and Cyrillic" color, but Moldova's sole official language is Romanian (Latin-based), but the breakaway republic of Transnistria, which is recognized by no UN member, but does exist in fact, has three official languages, all of which are Cyrillic-based. Georgia has breakaway de facto existent republics as well, and at least Ossetia uses Ossetian and Russian, both Cyrillic-based.--R8R (talk) 18:17, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── @R8R Gtrs: You can note the Cyrillic but please also be conrete where it is used in the description as it would confuse the reader. Thanks for changing the colour but this orange is of course better but not the best so it would be best to use some other colour. Why do you think that blue will make it as the color of water? Maybe we can try from these?

    Jaqeli 07:34, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
I've said your blue looks like water too much because I actually tried to color Georgia like that. If the scale is low (i.e., the picture is small-sized), the coastline of Georgia isn't clearly seen. And that is the problem: if you don't look carefully (and are not good with geography), you might think that the country is a part of the Black sea. And, unfortunately, same works with your colors, both look much like water on a small-sized picture (also, the second color of the two is also too similar with the Armenian color; the first one is slightly different even on a small-sized picture than water's, but the coastline is still unclear and there are colors without this problem). We already have a green color on this map; pink isn't great either given we use red. Of all colors I've tried, only pale orange and pale gray work fine (cause no confusion with the neighboring colors). Of which I think, orange is the best choice (gray is normally used as "other than above," so one would have to stay away from it unless there are no other options). Besides, the color used nowadays causes no confusion with the Latin indigo, Cyrillic red, Armenian yellow, or pale blue water. I don't see a way how this could be improved, and therefore consider the request to be completed in the best way possible.--R8R (talk) 07:07, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Yes check.svg Done--R8R (talk) 07:07, 5 August 2014 (UTC)


Article(s): ja:中国の旗一覧, nl:Lijst van vlaggen van China

Request: I have a request. Can you help me change File:木棉花旗.jpeg (flag of kapok) to SVG ? The flag used by the movement for an independent Cantonia (a.k.a. "Cantonian sovereigntists"),Source &author are "Republic of Cantonia Provisional Government". Thank you so much.-- (talk) 02:17, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done: File:Kapok flag.svg. I drew it rather quickly, so please let me know if it's close enough. SiBr4 (talk) 13:44, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
it's nice.Thank you!DannyChan (talk) 15:25, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Logo of La Luz del Mundo Church[edit]

NFCC image.svg

Article(s): La Luz del Mundo


Please cleanup and vectorize. -- Ajaxfiore (talk) 01:28, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

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Color Ahupuaa of Oahu map[edit]

Article(s): Ahupuaa


I made this map a long time ago for a request to replace File:Oahu_ahupuaa.gif, but it wasn't used, probably because my map is dull colored and boring. Could someone color the map and make it more attractive and usable? Thanks! Sn1pe! (talk)(edits) 16:14, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
Perhaps the map could be rendered big on the Ahupuaa article with clickable areas for significant ahupuaa? Sn1pe! (talk)(edits) 16:17, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

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Article(s): Borophene

Request: A graphic has been requested to illustrate the structure of this substance. Here are some existing images that are not open source:

If my request is not valid for this group, my apologies. I can't tell from the description whether I'm in bounds or not.

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Ummm.... There's a graphic illustrating the substance's structure in the article already. In fact, it is the fifth result on the image search page. MjolnirPants Tell me all about it. 12:58, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Android Runtime (ART) bird's-eye view[edit]

Article(s): Android Runtime


One of the references used in Android Runtime article provides a great high-level overview of how the ART works, what would be a very good addition to the article. Based on the content this illustration depicts, I'd say that we should have no copyright issues.
Here's the image I'm referring to... Thoughts? Of course, I'm here for all additional questions. Thank you in advance! — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 01:16, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Anyone here, please? — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 09:19, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

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I could whip up a .png showing this diagram fairly quickly, would that be acceptable? It would take a bit longer to do a .svg file. MjolnirPants Tell me all about it. 13:43, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
Hello there! Sure thing, a PNG image would also be great, it's by no means mandatory to have an SVG drawing. Thank you! — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 04:53, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Nepal: Royal Achievement[edit]

dear reader, could you please vectorize this coa: < thank you and regards JanJC (talk) 09:00, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Do you mean one of the images on this page: [4]? -- AnonMoos (talk) 12:51, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

yes, the drawing of the achievement at the top of that page JanJC (talk) 16:11, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Watery images[edit]

I do not know if watery is the right word, but their problem is a bit obvious, I think. Could somebody help?

Those two have the same problem, but, admittedly, more slightly. --The Theosophist (talk) 13:02, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

@The Theosophist: The Photography workshop is probably the right place for this request. SiBr4 (talk) 13:22, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! I had not understood that that workshop was for scans too.--The Theosophist (talk) 13:56, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
I don't know if it's actually for scans as well as photographs, but the graphists there are probably more experienced with making backgrounds transparent and doing other retouching of raster images. SiBr4 (talk) 15:23, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Lady Antebellum[edit]

Article(s): Lady Antebellum


Please crop out the rightmost guy, the one with the white guitar, to make it a little clearer that he's not one of the members of Lady Antebellum. I'd do it myself, but I'd never get it centered right. -- Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 15:50, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

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@TenPoundHammer: Will move request to the photography workshop. ///EuroCarGT 17:18, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Logo of AIRCA[edit]

NFCC image.svg

Article(s): Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture


Please convert the image to a suitable vector format and crop off the full title of the organization at the bottom, keeping only the acronym and mountain landscape, also remove the excess whitespace above and on the sides. Reduce the size/resolution to comply with the non-free logo standard - it is only used in an infobox so it does not need to be so big. -- Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 12:29, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

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Image's request under progression Request taken.
Would a transparent .png be acceptable? I could quickly whip up a .svg file, but it wouldn't be exactly right, and it would take some time to do it right. A .png however, I could do in a heartbeat. MjolnirPants Tell me all about it. 16:32, 8 August 2014 (UTC)


Resolved: Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 11:17, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Article(s): Stellaland


png or svg, no grey background... -- Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 04:47, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

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Yes check.svg DoneMjolnirPants Tell me all about it. 19:24, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks yet again!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 11:17, 21 August 2014 (UTC)


Resolved: Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 11:13, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Article(s): Kikyomon


Non-grainy png or svg... -- Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 10:51, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

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Yes check.svg Done MjolnirPants Tell me all about it. 19:18, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
Fantastic, thanks yet again!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 11:13, 21 August 2014 (UTC)


NFCC image.svg

Article(s): Chippa United F.C.


Convert logo in svg format -- Мики32 (talk) 12:38, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

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NFCC image.svg

Non-free image of the Vatican Library's logo taken from their website

Article(s): Vatican Library


Per tags on file page, please make the background transport and convert to PNG or SVG, if possible. - Evad37 [talk] 05:50, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

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Yes check.svg Done ///EuroCarGT 06:19, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Albania Presidential Symbols 2014[edit]

Article(s): President of Albania


Please update the flag, and vectorize second image. Links. -- Hariboneagle927 (talk) 08:55, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

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John Venn[edit]

Resolved: Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 11:10, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Article(s): John Venn


Please split out a nice clean version of his signature, for his 180th birthday today!... -- Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 13:04, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

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Yes check.svg Done MjolnirPants Tell me all about it. 18:23, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
Beautiful, thanks for catching this, I forgot this one!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 11:10, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

University of Ghana logos[edit]

Article(s): University of Ghana


I would like to request an improvement (vector images) of the University of Ghana logos -- Ludvonga (talk) 20:27, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

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Coat of Arms of County Limerick[edit]

Article(s): County Limerick, List of Irish counties' coats of arms


Could someone please create an SVG file of the Coat of Arms of County Limerick, Ireland, found at

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Missing text in sign[edit]


Can someone good with text please fill in the Filipino inscription "Magbigay Daan" as seen in this diagram? Thank you. Fry1989 eh? 02:30, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

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@Fry1989: You know the font? ///EuroCarGT 03:11, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
I'll use arial as it look like it. ///EuroCarGT 03:19, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
There is no Arial on Wikipedia servers. Please never use Arial.--Sergey Rufanov (talk) 13:31, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
Unfortunately couldn't find the exact font. I just chose web safe fonts. ///EuroCarGT 15:35, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Coat of Arms of County Westmeath[edit]

Article(s): Co. Westmeath, List of Irish counties' coats of arms


Similar to the above request, could someone please create an SVG file of the coat of arms of County Westmeath, Ireland, found at

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New York GAA[edit]

Article(s): Gaelic games county colours


New York now use Red, White and Blue as their GAA colours, so would someone please create an SVG file titled "Colours of New York" displaying those colours, using the same dimensions as the Offaly colours above, and the same shades as the colours of Cork and Monaghan, also shown above.

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Yes check.svg Done MjolnirPants Tell me all about it. 19:56, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Buzz Lightyear's chin[edit]

Resolved: Although the image could be improved by removing the green part at the bottom and actually cropping, it is satisfactory. (talk) 13:34, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Article(s): Debian


The image is intended for the "Code names" section of the article. The detail of interest is the swirl on Buzz Lightyear's chin. It is difficult to distinguish the swirl in the image, so I would start with another one from Pixar. The image should show only Buzz's face with the chin detail highlighted. -- (talk) 01:10, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

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Remington Steele blue and black logos[edit]

Resolved: George Ho (talk) 22:39, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Article(s): Remington Steele


I want a black version that has no shadows, as equivalent to the Everybody Loves Raymond logo. -- George Ho (talk) 18:47, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

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Yes check.svg Done MjolnirPants Tell me all about it. 19:53, 21 August 2014 (UTC)