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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.
This specific page is the requests page for the illustration workshop. Anyone can make a request for an illustration to be improved or created for a Wikipedia article. Clicking the "New Request" button will bring you to a standard template for submitting requests, as well as general advice that should be followed.

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Track maps[edit]

New images below:

Oval track racing
Hello, need these pics (as svg) with black circuit shape, S/F-line symbol (with direction arrow) and transparent background. Please made all direction arrows counter-clockwise. Thx. -- Mark McWire (talk) 08:14, 18 May 2017 (UTC)
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I can do a few of these. Image's request under progression Request taken by Sn1per (talk) 23:46, 10 June 2017 (UTC).
Ok, thx. --Mark McWire (talk) 18:26, 12 June 2017 (UTC)
@Mark McWire: Sorry for the delay; is the new Talladega track map (in the gallery above) suitable? Cheers, Sn1per (talk) 20:56, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
Thx, this looking good. --Mark McWire (talk) 05:03, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
But it should be a spacing between track line and frame. --Mark McWire (talk) 05:04, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
Do you mean a margin between the track and the border of the image? Most existing track diagrams that I could find did not have a margin, which I think is more useful than having a margin, because spacing around an image can be added in the wikitext. Having a margin in the image itself can look uneven if it is not consistent between multiple diagrams; having no margin ensures that the question of spacing around the diagrams can be determined and consistently applied on a per-page basis. However, if needed, a copy of the diagram can be uploaded with a small margin. Cheers, Sn1per (talk) 04:03, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
I've vectorized the Dover International Speedway map in the same fashion as the Daytona and Talladega maps. Is that appropriate, or would you prefer I make a version more similar to the original? Cheers, Sn1per (talk) 02:04, 22 July 2017 (UTC)
It's very good as it is. What is still missing is the Pitlane and the inner oval track. see [1] --Mark McWire (talk) 07:14, 22 July 2017 (UTC)
Hi, sorry for the long wait. I just wanted to drop by and say that I really haven't been able to work on this request or do other Wikipedia-related work recently; you would probably get better and more prompt responses from another contributor. Sn1per (talk) 17:10, 27 August 2017 (UTC)


please clean up svg wreath using File:Reichsadler 3. Reich.jpg… -- Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 06:49, 30 July 2017 (UTC)
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Why just the wreath and not the eagle as well? --Sodacan (talk) 06:10, 31 July 2017 (UTC)
@Sodacan: The eagle itself is already very crisply drawn, the wreath is unclear. Sorry just saw this.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 14:05, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

Grand Rapids, Michigan Flag and Seal[edit]

Grand Rapids MI Seal
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Requesting cleaner versions of the flag and seal of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Both original files are very dated and are sloppy. Here are some additional resources for those up to the task; this is a more colored version of the seal with the American red, white and blue shield and colored sky, though this image shows the details and lines of the seal. As for the flag, here is an example of the color and format. Updating these files would be greatly appreciated!--WMrapids (talk) 08:01, 15 August 2017 (UTC)

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@WMrapids: Which of the examples would you prefer to be the main source for the conversion to a .svg file?
'A' this is a more colored version of the seal
'B' image shows the details and lines of the seal
'C' here is an example of the color and format
Due to the original date of the seal, I would pick the 'A' version since the font style is more appropriate for the 1850 date of the seals creation. In my opinion (imo) the 'B' versions font is too modern for the year 1850. IMO the two circles in the seal should be dotted like the 'A' version and not the 'C' version's rectangles.--Vwanweb (talk) 19:14, 7 September 2017 (UTC)
@Vwanweb: I agree with the dotted borders. I prefer a little of 'A' and 'B'. From 'A', the original design, font and color and from 'B', the more distinguished light rays that you cannot see well in the metal portion of 'A'.
The finished seal should have the dotted borders, original font and blue-ish clouds with the hand emerging holding the black scale. Light rays in a similar color scheme to the sunset in the Seal of Michigan should be emerging from behind the naturally colored bald eagle carrying the arrows and tricolor shield. The Seal of Grand Rapids was designed in the same period of the Seal of Michigan, so the colors on this should be helpful.
Also, here is the history of the seal. You can see in the original that there may also be an olive branch held to the right of the arrows by the eagle, similar to other American imagery. I hope this helps you!--WMrapids (talk) 02:36, 8 September 2017 (UTC)

Image's request under progression Request taken by Vwanweb (talk) 12:59, 9 September 2017 (UTC). Thank you for the feedback on the items I brought forward. I will take a shot at this for you. I just want to ask for your patient up front, since the example graphic is pixel heavy.

Thank you and I understand. For the flag, I'm not sure if the colored seal should be used or not due to the existing flag (see 'C'). If there is a way to see the flag with both the colored seal and uncolored seal, that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again!--WMrapids (talk) 17:58, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

Military units[edit]

@Offnfopt: Beautiful. Thanks! --21lima (talk) 23:17, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
59th Ordnance Brigade
United States Army Europe
Please convert to vector
Desired name: 59th Ordnance Brigade SSI.svg
Description: On a shield 2 1⁄2 inches (6.4 cm) in width and 3 inches (7.6 cm) in height overall, crimson with a 1⁄8 inch (0.32 cm) yellow border, a white disc with scalloped rim containing a crimson flame of nine tongues surmounted by a small yellow disc at upper center between two cannon barrels in a V position, their breeches conjoined in base.
Desired name: 59th Ordnance Brigade DUI.svg
Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height consisting of a red dragon's foreleg with scales outlined gold and five claws at the left, bent at the elbow in center base and having on its shoulder at right a Korean Taeguk in red and blue; centered behind the dragon's leg between a blue arch at the top extending from shoulder to claws of the dragon leg and inscribed in gold with the words "POWER TO SPARE" and in base a wavy blue band terminating at the claws and shoulder of the dragon leg, a gold castle tower with red pointed roof top. See File:Taegeuk.svg.
Desired name: United States Army Europe SSI.svg
Description: On a dark blue Norman shield with curved top 3 5/16 inches (8.41 cm) in height and 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in width, palewise, a double handed flaming sword, 2 1/8 inches (5.40 cm) in length, hilt golden yellow, white blade, red flames, all below an arched chief 5/8 inch (1.59 cm) in depth on center line, 1/8 inch (.32 cm) from the top and sides of the shield in sky blue, the base of which is 5/8 inch (1.59 cm) on center line divided into a rainbow of five colors: red, golden orange, yellow, green, and blue in descending order.
Desired name: United States Army Europe DUI.svg
Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height consisting of a vertical sword point up, with gold hilt and a white blade issuing red flames to wither side above a gold background contained in base by a curved V-shaped blue scroll with ends at either side of the flame turned gold; and the scroll inscribed with the words “SWORD OF FREEDOM” in gold letters.

-- 21lima (talk) 12:55, 12 August 2017 (UTC)

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Plaiting techniques[edit]

Japanese bamboo weaving
Could someone please draw the techniques listed in here [2]? I have done two of them, but I am not very good at this. Thank you for your help. -- Gryffindor (talk) 15:15, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
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SADC signs[edit]

I am hoping someone can help improve these files. I have the spec sheets but I'm not good with making the curves for the symbols. Here is the sheet for the windsock, and for the aeroplane. The scale for each full-line square is 60px in Inkscape, 30px for each dotted line square. Fry1989 eh? 19:45, 17 August 2017 (UTC)
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Betty Paoli[edit]

Betty Paoli
please create separate signature graphic… -- Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 03:11, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
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 Done Not great resolution, but hope it works! Drewmutt (^ᴥ^) talk 04:00, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

File:Ningalkkum akam kodeeswaran.jpg[edit]

Non free logo

Ningalkkum Aakaam Kodeeshwaran
Please remove the background of this non free image and upload it at the destination given above. I actually tried to remove the background but ended up removing the light blue border of the logo which the software couldn't recognize as the background was also blue and ended up putting a white background when trying to remove, which makes 2 mistakes. Even the logo File:Nvok logo.png also has this light blue border, which may help in recognizing the light blue border when extracting the logo properly. Thanks, King Prithviraj II (talk) 20:06, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
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 Done King Prithviraj II I'm unsure on the language/words being used for that image so I'll let you handle the upload since it seems you're familiar with this subject. The image needs to be uploaded since the old image is a JPEG and the new one is a PNG. Here is a link for the edited image. - Offnfopt(talk) 22:06, 8 September 2017 (UTC) @Offnfopt: Thanks, uploaded at File:Ningalkkum Aakaam Kodeeshwaran logo.jpg. The new one too seems to be a jpg, maybe imgur converted it. Thanks, King Prithviraj II (talk) 07:32, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

New Montreal flag and coat of arms[edit]

Montreal, Flag of Montreal, Coat of arms of Montreal, many others
Today (13 September 2017), The city of Montreal has officially changed it's flag and coat of arms on the 375th anniversary to add a red circle into the red cross and also adding a white pine tree coloured yellow. This tree represents the Indigenous peoples living in Montreal and complements the four other floral emblems of the four settler nations in the city. Additionally, upload the tree as a separate file so it can used in the pages about the flag and coat of arms.

Here is an article about the change and some pictures too.

Make sure Armoiries de Montréal.svg uses the exact version used officially (unless such changes infringe copyright). Finally, I'd like to thank everybody here in advance for doing this request. -- (talk) 22:24, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

Update: It turns out that Flag of Montreal.svg was already changed by the time I post the original request. I spent a lot of time typing this so it didn't update until I went to the Montreal page. This means I've removed the jpg file (Mtl-Drapeau-Couleur-29-08-2017.jpg) to be used as a base as part one of the request has been completed. You are still free to do the other parts of the request and do any improvements to the flag file as you see fit. Again. Thanks in advance.-- (talk) 22:45, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

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Uploading four maps[edit]

Safavid Georgia, Safavid Daghestan (amongst others)
Hi there. Could someone upload these four historic maps? [3]-[4]-[5]-[6]. I'm having difficulties trying to save them. You can use this link for the license (taken from the site itself).[7] Thanks much in advance, - LouisAragon (talk) 00:04, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
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LouisAragon I've added the first map, see link above in the gallery. I'll attempt to do the others when I get more time if someone else hasn't done them. If you could, can you please look over the information on the page and make any edits that are needed and if possible add the correct categories, thanks. - Offnfopt(talk) 01:33, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

Edit: I'm going to re-upload the images, I feel like a dunce, I manually downloaded the image tiles for that map and pieced them back together and only now did I realize there was a export button.. so that should speed things up. Offnfopt(talk) 01:48, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
Edit2: One of the files were already uploaded and looks like Guanaco has helped out and beat me to uploading the files. Thanks Guanaco. - Offnfopt(talk) 02:11, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
Dayum. Thanks alot both of you. Btw @Offnfopt:, could you perhaps also create a separate upload of Persia, Caspian Sea, part of Independent Tartary.png "Persia, Caspian Sea, part of Independent Tartary", zoomed in on the Caucasus region? And one separate upload of "La Perse la Georgie et la Turquie d'Asie, by Nicolas de Fer.jpg", also zoomed in on the Caucasus region? I really need a close-up of Persia's provinces in that area for two articles im trying to raise to GA. - LouisAragon (talk) 15:05, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
LouisAragon sorry for the delay, I was unavailable. I think you may want to first try the CropTool on commons. Since you know the exact boundaries for the areas you want for the articles may be better to use the CropTool. If you haven't used the crop tool before you may need to enable it first in the gadgets menu here C:Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-gadgets, you'll find it listed under the "Interface: Editing and uploads" section. Enable it there and click the save button on the very bottom. After doing that when you view a image on commons you'll see "CropTool" listed on the left listed under tools, you can use that to create a image with just the area you need. - Offnfopt(talk) 23:37, 19 September 2017 (UTC)
@Offnfopt: Thanks alot. A whole new world just opened for me, lul. Its fixed now! - LouisAragon (talk) 18:28, 24 September 2017 (UTC)

Small request[edit]

Would it be possible for someone here to create medals in the mold of the 25 DYK?s and 50 DYK?s for people who have 5 DYK?s, 10 DYK?s, and 75 DYK?s? :

Futurist110 (talk) 03:07, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

Futurist110 Are the colours of the ribbon important as the 6 created in 2010 use colours of the rainbow in order. Tsange (Talk) 19:29, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
No, the colors of the ribbons aren't important. Indeed, I would be extremely grateful simply for having such medals actually be made. Futurist110 (talk) 19:34, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
Also, while one is at it, there need to be ribbons created from 150 DYK?s and 250 DYK?s as well. Futurist110 (talk) 20:52, 24 September 2017 (UTC)


Al-Shorta SC
Hello there. I am very uneducated on svg files and to be honest I don't really know what they are or how to make them, all I know is that they don't lose quality when you zoom in/out. I see that most football clubs e.g. Arsenal F.C., Chelsea F.C., Manchester United F.C. etc have their logos on Wikipedia in svg format. I am wondering if the same could be done for the logo of Al-Shorta SC? Here is a link to a high quality png of the logo: Thank you! -- Hashim-afc (talk) 21:01, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
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