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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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New BRFA icons[edit]

Current Icons
We currently have a series of icons to indicate the status/progress of WP:BRFAs, but they are hack-ish and not perfectly suited to the task.
Could we get Symbol full support vote.svg remade in blue, with the top + being a checkmark, and the bottom + remaining a +?
Could we get Symbol speedy keep.svg remade with a green icon, like Symbol kept vote.svg is?
Could we get Symbol watching blue.svg remade with eyelashes (in the same shades of blue as the other icons), to make it clearer this is an eye, and not a planet/star, moon/planet?

Thanks. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 15:57, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

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Image's request under progression Request taken by ♫CheChe♫ talk 18:51, 26 February 2017 (UTC).: Coming right up!

Ok that's a quick first pass. Do you think the eye should be moved down now that it has the lashes (to put it in the centre)? I'm hesitant because as it is the eye is in the same place as in the other variants. —♫CheChe♫ talk 19:27, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Looks wonderful to me. I'll try and see what the new eye looks like when in real-use size and I'll get back to you on that. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 22:54, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
Maybe it'd look better a bit lowered, but as far as I'm concerned, it looks good enough that I wouldn't have complained about the current look if you hadn't mentioned that it might look better slightly lowered. So if you want to lower it a bit, go right ahead. And if you don't, that's perfectly fine too. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 23:01, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
@CheChe: could you remake File:Symbol_abstain_vote.svg in the same shade of grey as File:Symbol_neutral_vote.svg, and balance the grey in File:Image-Symbol_wait_old.svg? Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 23:41, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
@Headbomb: Done and done. I updated the clock one, and the 'abstain' variant can be found here: File:Symbol abstain vote grey.svg.

Apollo logo - automatic replacement in articles?[edit]

NASA, and over 1000 other articles in several dozen different wikipedias
I looked through Commons:Top 200 logo images that should use vector graphics and the first one was the Apollo logo. So I recreated it in SVG. I tagged the PNG accordingly, but now someone has to replace the PNG with the new SVG in over 1000 articles spread over dozens of wikipedias. Is there any way to automate this? I am really really relly unmotivated to do this by hand. Thank you. -- Lommes (talk) 22:37, 5 March 2017 (UTC)
Same for File:FLOSS logo.png > File:FLOSS logo.svg, used in 543 different articles — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lommes (talkcontribs) 22:45, 5 March 2017 (UTC)
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@Lommes: I think you can request the task to be done at Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser/Tasks TsangeTalk 16:29, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

Thank you very much, I asked the question over there. Hope they can help... --Lommes (talk) 19:27, 6 March 2017 (UTC)
Woow !! Awesome svg work. :D --Yug (talk) 15:21, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

bug in the PNG renderer of mediawiki? or is my SVG invalid?[edit]

Apollo program, and literally a 1000 others
Hey, it is me again. I am still improving on the SVG and wanted to start with the moon. If you go to the "File history", you'll see that e.g. has a much more detailed moon surface. However, when I uploaded this, the PNG preview automatically rendered by the wikimedia software showed one of the craters very much different from the others. I tried to find the problem, but, as far as I can see, the SVG is valid. Can someone who knows a lot about SVG and the PNG preview renderer take a look and help me with this? Thank you all. -- Lommes (talk) 14:28, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
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@Lommes:Hi I think the problem is that the moon craters in your SVG have a blur effect on their paths which don't appear until you zoom closer. For example if you zoom-in on your SVG version the blur effect on the craters render. If you remove the blur effect in your SVG then the PNG should render the detail correctly. TsangeTalk 15:23, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
@Tsange:Thank you very much for your answer. However, when I open the linked SVG ( ) in either Firefox or Chromium, the blur effect is displayed perfectly. Only the Wikipedia PNG renderer has difficulty displaying this, and only on one specific crater. I believe the blur effect helps showing the moon surface in a way that is closer to the Apollo patch graphic. --Lommes (talk) 14:46, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
@Lommes: I think I've found a fix. After playing around with the SVG's code I found that removing the transform matrix from the crater's paths (path8112-9-6 and path10771-5-6) the blur effect appears, not sure why this this though. TsangeTalk 14:37, 14 March 2017 (UTC)
@Tsange:Thank you so very much for fixing this. I really appreciate it. Do you think this is a bug in the PNG renderer that should be reported?Lommes (talk) 21:13, 14 March 2017 (UTC)
@Lommes:I think this bug is known [1] however it says that it's resolve some maybe it needs to be reopened. TsangeTalk 19:39, 17 March 2017 (UTC)


Cutch State
Could you please vectorize this flag for me - I request a svg because they have 2000px in Wikipedia and I need that size. I requested earlier (2015) and I hope I may request again. Thank you and regards -- JanJC (talk) 14:08, 14 March 2017 (UTC)
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 DoneDear @JanJC:, please check if the flag is as you expected. If you could tell me what the elephant is actually carrying on its back, I can improve this. Not knowing anything, i just retraced the geometric forms. Not happy with that. Thank you. --Lommes (talk) 16:08, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

Hue circle[edit]

(talkpage, to support choosing legend colors. A bit like in here).
To explain picking a color set by picking hues, I'd like to use this hue-circle, modified. Please:
Keep the color circle, remove all π numbering (all black). Turn full red (0°) in top (12 o'clock). Add degree markers (clockface like) and numbers, e.g. for 0-90-180-270-360° or 0-40-80-120-...-360° (steps 40° preferred). Numbers not too small (no need to click larger to read numbers; for example the current π symbols are a bit too small. Put them on the outside?). Not sure: some wheels have 0° at 3 o'clock, as this one has. And working counterclockwise (upgoing degrees). Is that standard in color design? If so, then should we keep it?

To consider:

Do not overwrite (because of current use), but create new file.
For me svg vectorising is not needed, but you can do as you like or need.
S and V to be constant, further not relevant (as long as the hue colors are bright).

- DePiep (talk) 21:08, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

  • I withdraw this request. No issue. Maybe back some other time. -DePiep (talk) 20:43, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
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Simple illustration for Gaussian Correlation Conjecture[edit]

I need an illustration similar to what appears here, for the article Gaussian Correlation Conjecture. Only the draw of the circle and the rectangel and the second 3-dimensional-like draw, without the text, please. נחי (talk) 11:44, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

@נחי: Could you be more clear about the part you are interested in? If I understand correctly you want the image of the darts hitting the circle and rectangle, and you want the square with the Gaussians of the weight and heights on the side. Is that correct? Also in the future could you follow the standard request template, thanks. Auguel (talk) 03:53, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
@Auguel: You understand correctly. That's exacty what I'm interested in.
Thank you for pointing my attention to the template. I'm new here (in the english version of wikipedia). נחי (talk) 07:33, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
Ok this is what I have so far. Comments? Should I include the cluster of points on the plane? Should include the labels (e.g. "people with normal height", "people with normal weight", "people with normal height and weight") ? Auguel (talk) 00:07, 6 April 2017 (UTC)
If you could add the cluster of points that would be great. The lables are not needed.
The first illustrations with the darts need not be exactly the same as the original version; The darts can be simpler, as long as the notions of darts remained clear. Nachi (talk) 09:19, 6 April 2017 (UTC)
I want to caution you, in that I believe the combination of the 3D graphic of the Gaussian with a graphic of darts hitting a circle may be eligible for copyright. I thus advise you not to use both together on wikipedia, as quantamagazine may have a copyright claim on this combination.--Lommes (talk) 21:59, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

 Done @נחי: Auguel (talk) 03:48, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

Not a request, more of a bug report[edit]

Marquess of Lansdowne
In the gallery above, the coat of arms is shown correctly (AFAIK, though the different field for the two red saltires is suspicious). But in the article Marquess of Lansdowne, where it appears in the infobox, the ermine leaks out of the shield and fills the bottom righthand corner of the enclosing rectangle. Also at ja:侯爵#侯爵家, where it appears in a table. I see this with both Chrome and Safari. I've no idea how I might go about fixing it, so I'm hoping that someone here knows. Maproom (talk) 08:51, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
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 Done I'm certain that the issue has to do with the masks that were being used in the image. I'm don't what causes it, but the imaeg was not rendering correctly with any other svg displayer apart from inkscape. Regardless, I recreated a version that doesn't use any masks, and is more true to File:Petty-Fitzmaurice-crest.jpg. Let me know what you think. Auguel (talk) 05:17, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

Auguel: in my opinion, it's a great improvement. The ermine no longer leaks out, the bends are aligned, both saltires have fields argent, and the thin black lines make it clear that there are distinct but adjacent ermine components. I wonder about the central crescent: you have made it smaller, but should it be there at all? It's not mentioned in the blazon at Marquess of Lansdowne. Traditionally a crescent is a mark of difference indicating a second son. My guess is that the crescent is not present in the arms of the Marquess, and the poorly-done version you have replaced was copied from the arms of a second son of a Marquess of Lansdowne. Maproom (talk) 08:19, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
Like I said before I was basing myself on File:Petty-Fitzmaurice-crest.jpg rather than the original svg. Note that in the jpg there is a smaller but still present crescent in the center. I really don't have enough knowledge to judge whether it should be there, but if you still think it should be removed, I'm more than happy to remove it. Auguel (talk) 16:09, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
These omit the crescent:
The only sources I have found which include the crescent are Wikipedia and pages clearly derived from it. Please remove it (and blame me if anyone objects). Maproom (talk) 22:15, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

 Done Auguel (talk) 22:45, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

Please change the French text to English[edit]

Demographics of South Africa
Please change all the French text to English -- Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 08:56, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
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 Done I hope it was not presumptious to recreate it with the 2011 data. @Dodger67: please tell me if this is okay, or you wish further modifications. Thank you. --Lommes (talk) 19:59, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Lommes, thanks, and also for the updated data.
Resolved: Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 20:07, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Ghana cedi graph[edit]

Ghana cedi
Clean up, or if that is impossible, regraph the data in SVG. -- (talk) 21:39, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
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fabian society[edit]

Fabian Society
Some of the people here are really masters at coat of arms. I would love to see an SVG version of the coat of arms of the Fabian Society, a wolf in sheeps clothing. The design is in the Public Domain, so you can be as close to the original as you want to. There are some other images on the internet, which perhaps might be of help:

Thank you very much in advance. -- Lommes (talk) 22:42, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

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 Done Let me know what you think. Also if you have a better source for the colors I can update them to match. Auguel (talk) 06:12, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

@Auguel:That is really good, thank you. I'd love to see a more golden yellow (perhaps in the region of #ffee55) and a more vivid red (perhaps around #aa0000), but please use your own good judgement. And if I want to be really nitpicky, I have three more requests.
  • The wolf outline looks a bit scrawny in places. While at the tail it looks really really great (yay!), in the second and third legs (counting from top) it looks a bit strange. If you could make the lines somewhat smoother, that'd be just super.
  • The flagpole has a different stroke than the sheep and the flag. I think a thicker stroke for both would be best, but consistency is most important.
  • And, while I can't put my finger on it, the proportion of the shield seems different. In the original, the shield seems wider than in your recreation. Please do not change the proportion of the animals, but perhaps having a bit more space between tail and shield border would not be bad. However, I am really unsure, so do what you think respects the original best.
Having said that, I am very happy with the SVG as it is, and if you don't want to change it, that is okay as well. Thank you again for your good work.Lommes (talk) 10:29, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

EmDrive Graph Results[edit]

RF resonant cavity thruster

Can we stack these graphs ontop eachother into a single picture labeled fig 1. and fig 2. If possible would be great to vectorize image as well. Thanks!--Sparkyscience (talk) 16:17, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

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Logo of WIN/GIA[edit]

[2] contains the Logo of that organization, but not in color. Could a graphist upload this logo in correct colors like form [3]? -- Antemister (talk) 12:23, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
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