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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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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay Emblem[edit]

Requested Files
2020 Summer Olympics torch relay
Logo needs improvement. -- RainbowSilver2ndBackup (talk) 19:28, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
Since non-free media is not supposed to be of a high resolution anyways, you might as well upload a scaled-down version of the original JPG. I don't believe that an improved SVG is desirable here. TilmannR (talk) 22:01, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Per TilmannR, consider uploading this PNG (scaled down) until an official SVG is released by Tokyo 2020. Pbroks13 (talk) 22:18, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

We can just wait til they release it then we replace that draft SVG that I uploaded. RainbowSilver2ndBackup (talk) 00:40, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Venezuelan flags and logos[edit]

Bolivarian Intelligence Service
National Bolivarian Armed Forces of Venezuela
Ministry of Defense (Venezuela)
2017 Constituent National Assembly
Flag of Venezuela
Vectorize them -- RainbowSilver2ndBackup (talk) 02:09, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Clickable svg[edit]

Periodic table
Could the table cells (=chemical elements) be made clickable? So cell #1 H links to Hydrogen. There are 118 elements in there.
Also those column & row numbers have a target article: top row = Group (periodic table) (1–18, Category:Groups (periodic table)); lefthand column = Period (periodic table) (1–7).
(Or if one can link to a how-to, I could edit it myself). -DePiep (talk) 18:21, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
  • While it is possible to embed clickable text in an SVG, with some limitations [1], that's not going to help you even if it was feasible to do, because Mediawiki doesn't render SVGs in articles, it generates png images from SVGs and renders them. What you might be able to do is create a template with an actual table (wikitable) formatted to look like the image, and then any text could link wherever you liked. I'm not sure how closely you could make the table 'mirror' the image, and the formatting would be a lot of work, but theoretically it's an option. -- Begoon 06:51, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
@DePiep: If using a wikitable is acceptable, then instead of creating a table from scratch you could make a copy of {{Periodic table}} and replace {{element cell-named}} with your own element cell template. There's also Extension:ImageMap, which apparently allows you to add clickable areas of arbitrary shape to an image. I haven't used ImageMaps before, but adding hundreds of clickable areas seems like it would be more work than modifying one of the existing table templates. TilmannR (talk) 12:35, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
Good spot on {{Periodic table}}, I missed that it already exists. That could certainly be helpful. -- Begoon 12:45, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks to you both. So svg in wp is a png, that's clear then. {{Periodic table}} is already clickable (we at WP:ELEMENTS have made multiple useful variants this way). As for using mw:Extension:ImageMap, someone already developed {{PeriodicTable-ImageMap}} atop an image: the goal. It's just having to changing the bg image (1x/year?) that I wanted to prevent, also in would be great for iw's (other wikis use many of enwiki images's; kills two birds). One tip in return: seems to be able to return the required grid numbers for Extension:ImageMap :-)
-DePiep (talk) 07:24, 27 March 2019 (UTC)
Yes, Mediawiki generates png thumbnails of SVG images because, historically, not all browsers were capable of displaying svg native images. There is often talk of changing that now that browser support is more consistent, but as yet the change has not been made. -- Begoon 07:31, 27 March 2019 (UTC)

Charles Bassett[edit]

Charles Bassett
Could anyone extract an image of this subject's signature from this photo.--- Coffeeandcrumbs 02:53, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
@Coffeeandcrumbs:  Done KCVelaga (talk) 06:19, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Vectorize or replace lambda phage drawings[edit]

Lambda phage
These are bunch of SVGs that are no more than blurry (MS Office drawing?) rasters embedded onto a paper-size canvas. I vectorized File:Polymerase cl protien.svg (similar to Polymerase ON.svg) but well I hated it. uk:Фаг лямбда has some beautiful SVGs, so consider translation + replacement too if it's easier.-- Artoria2e5 🌉 16:06, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

Coat of arms of Bolivia[edit]

Coat of arms of Bolivia
The current SVG version is not the official design established by law in 2004 according to the Bolivian Government. -- RainbowSilver2ndBackup (talk) 12:27, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

@RainbowSilver2ndBackup: Will that work? Pbroks13 (talk) 12:57, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

Drapeau Carcassonne[edit]

Please vectorize the flag -- RainbowSilver2ndBackup (talk) 15:02, 8 April 2019 (UTC)
Coat of arms added above for elements.—Odysseus1479 16:25, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

Colonial flags of Mauritius, 1869-1906[edit]

Flag of Mauritius, List of Mauritian flags, Governor of British Mauritius
Would someone please redraw the above 1869-1906 Mauritian flag as SVG (the motto on the scroll beneath the arms is supposed to read "STELLA CLAVISQUE MARIS INDICI" in case it's not clear enough). And, if possible, could an SVG version of the 1869-1906 flag used by the Governor of Mauritius (as seen here), be created as well, which could be done by placing the arms from the other flag within the centre of the blank British Governor's flag provided above. Thanks. Snow Lion Fenian (talk) 20:10, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

Colonial flags of Sierra Leone, 1914-1961[edit]

Flag of Sierra Leone, List of colonial governors of Sierra Leone
Would someone please create an SVG file of the 1914-1961 flag of Sierra Leone (as seen here) using the blank Blue Ensign provided above, and also an SVG file of the flag used by the Governor of Sierra Leone during the same period (as seen here), using the blank British Governor's flag provided above. A close up of the badge used on both flags can be seen here, if it helps. Thanks. Snow Lion Fenian (talk) 20:13, 8 April 2019 (UTC)


Please vectorize the flag -- RainbowSilver2ndBackup (talk) 19:33, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
@RainbowSilver2ndBackup: I used the FotW entry as the basis rather than the embedded raster. Scaled by eye. Cheers, Mliu92 (talk) 18:00, 19 April 2019 (UTC)


Transamerica Corporation
Vectorize --RightBrainMan (talk) 16:14, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
The Transamerica logo and wordmark are registered trademarks, so a vector version may not be advisable. I could not find a branding guideline on the Aegon website, but this branding guideline from 2012 for Transamerica Financial Group may be useful to others. A raster copy of the logo is available. Colors are:
  •  #004990, Pantone 280C 
  •  #ee3524, Pantone 1795C 
Also, according to WhatTheFont, the typeface appears to be a variant of Garamond.
Cheers, Mliu92 (talk) 18:11, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
@Mliu92: Could the abstracted Transamerica building count as simple geometry? --RightBrainMan (talk) 20:40, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
Unlikely. According to their website, "The Transamerica Pyramid building and logos featuring it are registered trademarks and are the company's primary identifiers of product authenticity." The isolated logo on this page also features the ® registered trademark. Cheers, Mliu92 (talk) 22:01, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
@Mliu92: Alrighty then, just note that I'm still relatively new to Wikipedia and don't know a lot about non-free content. — Preceding unsigned comment added by RightBrainMan (talkcontribs)

 Done Pbroks13 (talk) 22:15, 19 April 2019 (UTC)