Wikipedia:Graphics Lab/Images to improve/Archive/Apr 2008

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Crystal Clear app gimp.png This page, part of the Graphics Lab Wikiproject, is an archive of requests for April 2008.

Please do not edit the contents of this page. You can submit new requests here.



Vectorization of COA and Seal

Stale: DyceBot ж 06:19, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): Mozambique and others, Barranquilla

Request: SVG image. Thanks Mangwanani (talk) 19:21, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:

Norwich City FC

Stale: DyceBot ж 06:19, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Norwich City FC coa My SVG

Article(s): Norwich City F.C.

Request: SVG image. Its a featured article - could do with a decent blazon. Thanks -- Mangwanani (talk) 19:35, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: My attempt. Lion not quite right... Mangwanani (talk) 14:38, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

As nice as it looks, this is a logo—I don't think it could have been vectorized; yours is a derivative work :( We'd have to find a vector version that's already available, such as in a club PDF. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 15:13, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
Oh. Mangwanani (talk) 15:15, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
I know you have good intentions Mangwanani, but you really need to watch out for copyright now, after your previous warnings. You had a final warning for copyright infringement so don't hesitate to ask questions beforehand at Wikipedia:Image copyright help desk. Jackaranga (talk) 23:26, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
Fair-use image de-linked. Woody (talk) 15:01, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

Takeda Shingen

Stale: DyceBot ж 06:19, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): Takeda Shingen Kōyō Gunkan

Request: There's something odd about this image when you look at it at full resolution - I realise there's probably some paper texture there, but the chromatics look a little off, like there's some chromatic aberration. What do you think? -- Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 05:23, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: There is indeed something going on. I really don't know what it is either. Perhaps the original painting is on canvas, and that's whats showing through. Removing the yellows gives this, (although I'm not sure Utagawa Kuniyoshi would consider it an improvement.) Sagredo⊙☿♀♁♂♃♄ 01:40, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Hmm. Not sure - some of the yellows are clearly intentional - maybe we could combine the images? By the way, I was fiddling about with a half-toned image, and think it might be badly-fixed half-toning, as I got a similar effect. Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 16:37, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Organization of the Scout Movement of Kazakhstan

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 08:07, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): Organization of the Scout Movement of Kazakhstan

Request: SVGify all three, also, the eagle on the badge should be the one from the Scout flag (second image), not the national flag. The badge on the Scout flag is more correct in color and proportions. -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 00:07, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

If that is not possible, fix png to match each other. Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 08:14, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:

We can't make derivative works of copyrighted material ! Please do not make this kind of request, they will land other users in trouble for copyright violation. If you want an SVG of a non-free logo, you have to find a vector version available already, for example in a PDF document. Jackaranga (talk) 23:35, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
There are at present four other logos with requests on this page. Have you nothing better to do with your time than to screed copyvio paranoia? Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 23:48, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
Please everyone keep calm. I think we are all trying our best to stay within law on copyrighted material. I guess I don't fully understand what I'm allowed to do and not. If I redraw a logo as a bitmap is this acceptable? We have had quite a number of requests come through the graphics lab with respect to redrawing or vectoring copyrighted logos and my understanding is that it is OK. Anyway, strictly speaking the graphics lab works only on freely licensed images, as stated on the front page. Perhaps we can move this discussion to the talk page, and maybe Jackaranga can cite some previous discussions on the issue. Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 00:32, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
Two cents? It is perfectly fine to upload extant vector versions of unfree images. When an unfree image is extracted from a PDF or converted to SVG from EPS or whatever, we are simply processing it. Modifying the content would constitute creating a derivative work, unless modifications were so great as to damage original accuracy and effectively make the new image worthless as a replacement. Fair use doctrine (or whatever you want to call it) protects the right to reproduce a copyrighted work. I do not recreate or vectorize copyrighted images because it goes against my personal principles and my personal set of ethics, if you will. IANAL, and this should perhaps be taken to the Image copyright help desk. Fvasconcellos* (t·c) 01:16, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
I want to thank all of you guys who have saved all of these Scout emblems and made them far better. There is not a Scout association in the world that is going to fault you for improving the graphic representation of their public face. They are not businesses, they are public service organizations, and the ones I have asked of you have been historic ones, or from underdeveloped places that have no website (145 countries) or their information is published in obscure non-English sources. You guys have my constant thanks. Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 04:41, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
What is the difference between making an exact vector version of a logo and taking the vector version from a PDF apart from the hassle of finding a PDF? Mangwanani (talk) 19:07, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

OBE Circlet

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 08:06, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): OBE

Request: Something is seriously wrong with this picture. Could something be done to make it look a bit better. :S Thanks Mangwanani (talk) 20:21, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: Actually, I think that's correct. The white shield in the center and the scroll beneath are both common parts of a coat of arms. The point of the picture is that the OBE circlet can be added to any coat of arms, so I don't think we need to do anything for this. — ʞɔıu 18:27, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

I think his suggestion was vectory or similar: Viewing the image itself is quite jarring: The banner, etc. were obviously added to a overenlarged circle (Correct if wrong). (talk) 03:38, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
I don't know whether a vector would be better but the image is hugely pixellated. I have had a play myself but havn't got very far. Mangwanani (talk) 20:10, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Kosovo ethnic 2005

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 08:06, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): Kosovo

Request: scales poorly, SVGify. -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 21:22, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:

Someone to take this SVG, add names, and improve the background color of the both maps ? (talk) 08:25, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
Here's a rough guide line for the Ethnic map... Mangwanani (talk) 12:38, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
The colors are better and brighter, they even match the flag, did you mean to do that? That's a great start! Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 19:15, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
Didn't mean to match the flag but thought better colours were needed. Mangwanani (talk) 16:16, 17 March 2008 (UTC)

US state seals (easy?)

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 05:12, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): Dozends

Request: Can the seals of each respective state (which are requested for deletion BTW, except Connecticut) be vectorized, the elements of each seal can be found in the flag of the respective state, which are all vectorized. Thanks. --escondites 13:55, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Minnesota has a large version on their website which should solve that one. Apparently, they're picky about how it's done. [1] Sagredo⊙☿♀♁♂♃♄ 19:30, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Connecticut is more interesting. [2]
So is Delaware. [3] Sagredo⊙☿♀♁♂♃♄ 19:44, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

I see the problem with MN. But what's wrong with the seals of CT and DE? --ANONYMOUS 12:41, 4 March 2008 (UTC)


Reproduction of State Arms and Seal: Please be advised that permission is required to reproduce the state arms and seal under Section 3-106a of the Connecticut General Statutes:

Sec. 3-106a. Reproduction of arms and seal. The official arms and seal of the State of Connecticut, or imitation thereof, whether as a reproduction, imprint or facsimile, shall be made and used only under the direction and with the approval of the Secretary of the State for purposes specifically authorized by the constitution and laws of the state or related directly or indirectly to the official business of the state, provided the secretary may in his judgment approve other reproductions of said arms or seal of the state for memorials and for purposes he considers educational.

To request permission to reproduce the "state arms and/or seal", please write to Connecticut Secretary of the State, Legislation and Elections Administration Division, 30 Trinity Street, Hartford, CT 06106


§ 2306. Use of Great Seal and Privy Seal; restrictions; reproduction of seals and other insignia subject to approval; penalties.

(a) The Secretary of State as the keeper of the Great Seal and the Privy Seal shall restrict the use of the Great Seal and the Privy Seal to documents, records, publications and other business transactions of the State.

(b) The seals, coat of arms, state flag, emblems and other insignia of this State may be used, reproduced or published with the written consent of the Secretary of State, provided that use is restricted to educational uses such as encyclopedias, reference books, historical publications or similar uses which do not involve advertising or other means of personal gain or which abrogate the rights of the citizenry of the State.

They will need to be contacted, in writing, and I would guess their response will be to send a rather low resolution image.

I see no problem with using the large png from Minnesota. [4] Sagredo⊙☿♀♁♂♃♄ 19:59, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

Didn't we go through the same thing with all the Federal agency logos (EG. CIA, FBI, DoD, etc.)? They say "Don't reproduce us", but there's a exemption in the law that covers us? (talk) 20:34, 4 March 2008 (UTC)
Any art or text produced by the federal government, federal agencies, or their employees is in the Public Domain (although not necessarily available to the public for privacy or security reasons), works produced by State governments are not necessarily in the Public Domain, it depends on the State. At least this is what I believe to be the case. However on the commons they don't seem to care, there are insignia and flags from all over the world marked as Public Domain, even though there is no legal basis for the claim. It seems acceptable to just use GFDL Self, I have tried to get these deleted before but people thought I was trolling, and turned a blind eye, so it's probably OK. Take Image:Flag of Kosovo.svg for example, the claim that the flag of Kosovo was invented by a random person on the internet is laughable, yet nobody cares. Just do the same for these seals. Jackaranga (talk) 02:16, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
Seals are a special case as they can be used to deceive people that a person or organization is in some related to the government. Therefore many state regulate their use. A federal Law exempting educatioinal use of federal symbols is unlikely to apply to the states. It's a matter of going through one at a time. I'm find some that states that post large images for the public to use, and others where it is a felony to reproduce the seal with authorization. Some carefully describe the colors, and others seem not to care. The incomplete list is here. You are welcome to check my work or to contribute.
Eventually we arrive at a list of a dozen or so states that must be contacted. Get it into a nice form with address and so forth. Make the amount of work left minimal. Then give it to the dozen or so real people who work for WP. Hopefully it will come back with images we are allowed to use. I don't think any state will refuse, but I suspect that many of these will supply a low resolution image, and not allow anything better.
If done improperly we could have a deletionist find one without a required permission and mindlessly nominate all for deletion. The list isn't too far away from making the proper requests easy to make. Sagredo⊙☿♀♁♂♃♄ 07:40, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
I'm guessing that's "felony without authorization". (talk) 15:15, 5 March 2008 (UTC) PS. New York's appears to be the flag, but without the crown: Seal of New York.
I've got most of the work done. There are 13 States that should be contacted. I still have a couple of territories to check out. Then make a list of addresses and such and send it to someone like User:Angela. Unless someone has a better idea. Sagredo⊙☿♀♁♂♃♄ 20:44, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
Suborn some state legislat[or/ure]s to suppress these provisions? (talk) 01:30, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
Wow, it apparently went much faster and without problems for the Pennsylvania request below! --ANONYMOUSPUSSY 10:09, 20 March 2008 (UTC)
Pennsylvania isn't on the banlist of lame protectionist states. (talk) 18:36, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Badr campaign

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 08:11, 5 April 2008 (UTC)


Request: I'd like to see this converted using a better quality map of Arabia that we have on Wikipedia into an SVG. This would remove a tenuous fair use and we could use that image as a source for the locations. -- gren グレン 00:03, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

I think I might give this a shot, but what you do mean by "better quality map of Arabia" ? A higher resolution? A more detailed map? better representation using icons? Λua∫Wise (Operibus anteire) 17:58, 28 February 2008 (UTC)
Such as this map from this page (US gov). Taking a more detailed map like that using Mecca as a basis point if it would be possible to at least make a higher resolution version (vectorizing if you want...) I don't care about color scheme or whatnot as long as it's usable. I think that map looks decen it's just small. The nice thing about SVG would be it would make it relatively easy to change the color scheme to match other maps from the page which in an ideal article would have some coordination. gren グレン 08:09, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: I'm not entirely sure on whether this will help, but I had a go at vectorizing the image. I couldn't get the text to bend because Wikimedia doesn't support it currently, and the spacing doesn't work also. I've released it under GFDL/CC licenses. Tom (talk) 19:26, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

It sounds like you need to convert the bendy text into a path on your side before you upload it.— ʞɔıu 02:33, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Wilmington, Delaware

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 08:11, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): Wilmington, Delaware

Request: larger possibly svg variant using the logo at -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 02:15, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:

Purmerend coat of arms

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 08:15, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): Purmerend, Purmerbuurt

Request: I request someone make a superior looking version, the current one seems very mspaint-ish. Here is a external examples of what it sould look like: drawing
(sidenote, yes the lions have erect penises)
-- SelfQ (talk) 17:35, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:

Philmont Scout Ranch

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 08:09, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): Philmont Scout Ranch

Request: can anything be done to just plain make a better map? -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 17:26, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: I tried to find a map on google, but turned up nothing. If you find any image, non-free or not, with sufficient detail then an svg can be made from it. But the one you posted is a tiny thumbnail, nothing can be done there, sorry. XcepticZP (talk) 20:16, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Ok, found a good place... [[5]]. Those maps just need to be stitched together and voila. OR, a general svg can be made of the whole ranch. XcepticZP (talk) 20:26, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
I tried stitching them together manually. They don't align, courtesy of bad scanning I'm guessing. XcepticZP (talk) 20:33, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
Here's a better location. Sadly, I don't have the tools to do the stitching. Xceptic, could you try again? Also, note that if that doesn't work, we can probably get the relevant maps directly from the LibreMap project. -- ʞɔıu 22:15, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
Please be careful of copyright. Jackaranga (talk) 23:18, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
So long as we're using the USGS maps (which all of the ones mentioned here are), they're public domain. But yeah, we should be careful of that if we're using a BSA-published map, or something. -- ʞɔıu 06:07, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
If you need help using Public Domain cartographic information maybe I can help. You can get free elevation data for the USA down to a precision of 30m (I think even 10 for some parts but I have never used this). Jackaranga (talk) 14:36, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
I'll use the maps posted by Nkocharh. XcepticZP (talk) 21:48, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Burning ship map

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 08:06, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): M/S UND Adriyatik

Request: SVG-ification for legibility, if possible show a larger chunk of the Adriatic and country names so position is clearer? This is currently hardly legible, but the article is linked from ITN on the main page. -- Circeus (talk) 18:57, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: I'll do it. -- I. Pankonin (t·c) 02:47, 16 February 2008 (UTC) Nevermind I thought the map of the Adriatic was SVG. I don't have the tools for this. -- I. Pankonin (t·c) 02:49, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Could you open the png in Inkscape, draw on it, and then export the drawing as a png. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:54, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
Can get an SVG from above but I don't know how to crop in Inkscape! :S Mangwanani (talk) 21:55, 15 March 2008 (UTC)
I don't think there's a simple way of cropping to a selection like in PS. Simplest way I think is to create a rectangle, move it to the top layer, select all of your objects and rectangle and then go to Object > Clip > Set. The shapes are still outside of the rectangle, they just aren't shown. — ₪₪ ch1902 ₪₪ 12:42, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
One way to do this is easily is to make the entire drawing, then set the page size to cover the area you want. When the drawing is uploaded to wikipedia or viewed in a browser window, it will only show what is inside the page area. Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 03:36, 25 March 2008 (UTC)


Stale: DyceBot (talk) 08:06, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): Pinkerton National Detective Agency

Request: rotate to straight, trim, lighten for detail -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 06:29, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: I've had a go. There's some oddites - like that string - that made this image a bit awkward. I had to selectively remove some highlights, and don't think this end result is perfect. I found the levels adjustment a little awkward because the sky kept blowing out whenever I tried to fix the shadowed lower part of the picture. Eh, well. This'll do for tonight. It's actually slightly trapezoidal [or wedge-shaped], so it cannot be made perfectly straight - this isn't uncommon for Victorian engravings - but I tried to compromise. Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 22:37, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

That is great and I really appreciate it! Can anyone help with those adjustment levels? Thanks! Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 00:20, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
Just a warning: The photograph is very very slightly blurred. Not enough to matter in normal use, but enough that fine details are just a little lighter and more "spread out" than they should be, meaning they could easily be lost or damaged unless any levels adjustment from this point on is extremely careful, and at the least, makes use of masking to protect the more delicate areas. I saved a unadjusted copy, by the way, so if you think this version is too dark, it's not too hard to go back and tweak some more. Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 00:47, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
Saw it on a better monitor, the clarity is good, so you just want to go after that string? Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 04:31, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
Pretty much. =) Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 10:25, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Anjouan flag

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 08:06, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): 2008 invasion of Anjouan, others

Request: as this is being used in a current event, please make fingers better proportioned, more human. Unless the island is populated by hobbitses, in which case my apologies. -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 20:58, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: Apparently, the fingers are indeed a bit stumpy :) Fvasconcellos (t·c) 21:09, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

It says there that there is not a lot of documentation, save for the white hand and crescent on a red field. "According to Article 2 of the Loi fondamentale de L’île autonome de Ndzuani, «L’île Autonome d’Anjouan dispose de ses propres symboles qui cohabitent avec les symboles de l’Union des Comores. L’emblème de l’île Autonome d’Anjouan est le drapeau rouge frappé au centre d’une main droite ouverte au dessus d’un croissant de couleur blanche.» " Can we find a better source? It looks weird. Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 00:32, 26 March 2008 (UTC)
A cursory Image Google suggests that alot of people (organizations), aren't even sure which way the thumb points. (talk) 00:40, 26 March 2008 (UTC)
Yes, I noticed. Drapeau rouge frappé au centre d’une main droite ouverte au dessus d’un croissant de couleur blanche—red field charged with an open right hand above a crescent, all white. Wouldn't "open right hand" suggest thumb pointing right? I'm glad there's no specified finger length :) Fvasconcellos* (t·c) 00:47, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

SVG Mexican Coat of arms

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 08:06, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s):Coat of arms of Mexico

Request:I want to improve the article but I don't like how this images look like. Bewareofdog 02:50, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:

Cheatsheet to Vectorized

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 08:05, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): For Wikipedia use, especially the {{welcome}}

Request: -- (talk) 14:26, 11 February 2008 (UTC) Can someone convert these pdf into SVG, or redo it in SVG. Since SVG is understood by MediaWiki (display an image) and SVG is easier to translate, that should be really helpful to have them in SVG format. The wikipedia-Logo is not available in SVG, and will need to be deleted.

Graphist opinion: All done... Some fonts were messed up, but all in all, i think it looks good. Any problems? Let me know... Please fix the licenses on both vector images. I hate doing that bit, also can you add descriptions? Thanks XcepticZP (talk) 12:33, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Muahahah !!! Many Thanks !! I will tell the French about this news, to get more translations. You can also encourage your wikipedia to use the english SVG within the {welcome} template. ;) Yug (talk) 16:34, 13 February 2008 (UTC)
...:)Glad you like... PDF --> SVG conversions are incredibly easy for me, so feel free to send those my way any time. If you feel the request has been fulfilled, please change the request to done. Thanks XcepticZP (talk) 17:04, 13 February 2008 (UTC)
O.O !!! I just noticed that you upload your files on wikipedia english !! => big mistake O.o. That's fine, you just need to know that for all free images you have to upload them on wikimedia commons (see , you need to log in). Also, from now, you will have to upload all your free images on commons to allow ALL wikipedians (like Frenchs like me) to see your images. ;)
English wikipedia should just host your Fair use images, which can be use only on the englsih Wikipedia. Yug (talk) 15:42, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
^,..,^y really.... ! muahaha ! So I'm sorry to announce that your work is not finish, their are a dozen of such pdf on commons:Category:Wikimedia promotion... (soory... that make lot of work to convert them into pdf.) Please, remember you to categorize them as {{Wiki Cheatsheet}} (add this when you upload your fille on commons this will add the licence template and the category ^__^y) if you continue to convert somes . Don't rush : the French and english ones were the more need, so no worry you stop here. Yug (talk) 15:18, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
Okays, lol... I guess i'll go do that, then. I, for one, had no idea the other language wiki's had different media databases. Oh well, hehe... XcepticZP (talk) 16:42, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
They are now on commons. I'd link them to this request's gallery, but I have no clue how to do it! lol...Here are the links: [[6]][[7]]XcepticZP (talk) 16:51, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

The vector versions are showing major kerning problems on my system (XP, firefox). I normally don't see many problems with SVGs, so this there any way to fix? Could also convert text to paths, but would have a much larger file size. Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 02:14, 17 February 2008 (UTC) Also opening them in inkscape shows the problem is more than just a browser rendering problem. Why not just stick with the raster version--the need for fast page loads for a welcome message/cheat sheet might outweigh the limitations of not having the vector version. Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 02:17, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

I do see the problem. It says "Simply dick on the link", among many other problems. Cheatsheet-en.svg. I never quite understood why wikipedia doesn't have solid support for this. And frankly, svg text never comes out right if not converted to path. At least for me, anyways. I think it is readable, though. And I don't see any rendering problem in Illustrator. XcepticZP (talk) 18:11, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
I have problems loading the fonts as well -- how large are these with text converted to paths? That would be a useful comparison for laoding. I'm using FF2.0.0.7 on Mac OSX. +sj + 03:37, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
Converting to paths with this much text would make the file enormous--too large to serve its intended purpose. These cheatsheets are intended for brand new users, so whatever they're presented with ought to render reliably. Can we close out this request? Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 03:48, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

SVG these flags please

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 08:05, 10 April 2008 (UTC)


Request: I was working on some of these articles and though that someone with some free time could help me and make these flags and that one coa into nice svg files. Cheers. --SelfQ (talk) 22:09, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: One down, four to go :) Fvasconcellos* (t·c) 23:48, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks man. The COA look like this in real life by the way: clicky I hope you will agree with me that the current one is completely inacurate. also the yellow dropletts on the hilversum flag follow the same design. again thanks and good luck with the rest of them! --SelfQ (talk) 20:03, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Qajar Dynasty

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 08:05, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): Qajar dynasty

Request: SVGify and make it so the legend template can be used to make a template in the picture caption, standardize colors for losses and gains -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 01:36, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:

Pioneer Column

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 08:05, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): Pioneer Column

Request: Get rid of splodgy bits and possibly lighten for deail. Thanks-- Mangwanani (talk) 19:35, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: (neat image, I wonder why the rugby shirts?) Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 19:43, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

If you look closely, it's actually the decoration on their uniform, á là the typical uniform of Hussars.
Thats not the splodgy bits i meant. Its the bit around their heads. Mangwanani (talk) 17:15, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Several African COA

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 08:07, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho, Malawi, Seychelles and respective sub-articles.

Request: SVG image. Thanks Mangwanani (talk) 19:24, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:


After playing with Inkscape for the first time, here is my attempt at it... (Botswana) Mangwanani (talk) 15:46, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

A part is black and should be red, can you fix it. (at the right of the blason, and in the hands of the right antilope ) (talk) 12:06, 17 March 2008 (UTC)
Partly fixed. I'm not doing too good on this one... Mangwanani (talk) 19:24, 26 March 2008 (UTC)
I made a new one, (it has the exact same name) but on commons here is the llink:Coat of Arms of Botswana{{User:Sodacan|Sodacan}} (talk) 08:04, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

I'm having a go at Namibia — ₪₪ ch1902 ₪₪ 16:04, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

OK, Namibia done. I matched the colours to the svg flag rather than the raster COA. — ₪₪ ch1902 ₪₪ 20:53, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
Namibia looks great. Can we make the Welwitschia look more plant like rather than stringy? Mangwanani (talk) 21:13, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
Ack sorry I didn't realise they were so stringy! Added the plant from the original COA. — ₪₪ ch1902 ₪₪ 23:30, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
Yup, like it. Namibia done. Mangwanani (talk) 16:28, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

I dug out one of my old school books and found I had the Zimbabwe Coat of Arms there. Its a bad drawing done when I was small. Does this help for the SVG? Mangwanani (talk) 17:31, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Here's an SVG outline which can be worked on... Mangwanani (talk) 18:12, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
I'd give it a try but I can't even tell what is on the floor in front of the shield :( — ₪₪ ch1902 ₪₪ 20:53, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
From left to right - Wheat, cotton, corn. Mangwanani (talk) 21:11, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
Well someone has vectorised the image. It is, however, not finished. The colours of the kudus aren't quite right, the words need a bullet between them, the wavy lines need to be blue and white, Great Zimbabwe needs more brick work, the gun isnt quite (see the bitmap and the pic from my school book) and the wreath should be green and gold. Additionally, the Zimbabwe bird is wrong. See Image:Zimbabwe Bird.svg for correct version. Mangwanani (talk) 18:32, 26 March 2008 (UTC)
I have fixed the bird, waves and wreath. Does the shield look wonky to anyone else? Mangwanani (talk) 18:49, 26 March 2008 (UTC)
If we can get more bricks onto Great Zimbabwe and make the mielie (corn, maize or other intl variations) to look more grainy then this image is done and dusted. Mangwanani (talk) 18:10, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

I've done Lesotho. It seems there was a typo on the scroll on the raster version, according to all other sources I could find the motto is "Khotso, Pula, Nala" not "Khoto, Pula, Nala". It's corrected on the vector version.

Could you make the crocodile slightly more scaly as in the raster? Mangwanani (talk) 12:04, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

My SVG won't display properly

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 08:05, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

I have recently uploaded Image:Carbon monoxide 2D.svg to the Commons, an SVG that I made in Inkscape in order to replace Image:Carbon-monoxide-2D-dimensions.png. However, Image:Carbon monoxide 2D.svg does not display correctly on its image page, although it does look fine when you click on it.

Articles: Carbon monoxide

Request: Can anyone help me fix the image? It Is Me Here (talk) 10:47, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

The problem was the flowed text. You need to use simple unflowed text (default in Inkscape 0.45.1, I can't get 0.46 yet so don't know whether it is there also). To turn flowed text to unflowed text, use the command on the Text menu. You should also save as a Plain SVG rather than an Inkscape SVG if you are not already doing so. The image doesn't appear fixed yet, as Wikipedia seems to be having trouble with thumbnailing (despite purging the cache, the thumbnail still won't correct itself), but this rendering:
Carbon monoxide 2D.svg
shows that it does now work properly. Stannered (talk) 11:21, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
When you have a simple drawing like this, it's often useful to convert the text to paths, because this will prevent a number of other rendering errors. For example, if the user changes the default text size, the drawing's text will change unless you convert to paths. The disadvantage would be that the file size is bigger, but in this case this is a trivial concern; only when you have lots of text would it matter. Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 19:16, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
You also lose the ability to edit the text easily. I can't say I've noticed the issue you described - does this only occur when the SVG is actually embedded in the page, rather than rendered to PNG on the server? Stannered (talk) 20:50, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Well, with only a few letters, the ability to edit is not too much of a loss. The general solution to the problem of lost editability is to embed the text version in a hidden layer, though I have never had to resort to this strategy. The errors I usually see with text occur when you view in full size (for me, ffox and XP); the wikimedia thumbnail renderer usually does a good job (though not perfectly). Another problem with not converting text to paths is that the user has to have the right font installed on their machine; the inkscape default font is, I think, bitstream vera sans which is not a standard font for everyone. Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 02:27, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
True enough... I use Opera and find the SVG rendering satisfactory when viewed at full size - when using Opera's zoom feature it resizes the entire image rather than just the text (the S in SVG is for scalable, after all), but it's not perfect (doesn't seem to antialias at all). Neither is the Wikimedia renderer - see issues described at commons:Commons talk:Transition to SVG. Stannered (talk) 12:31, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

Is this really satle or is it actually done? (talk) 21:33, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Urania riphaeus engraving

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 10:37, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): Chrysiridia rhipheus

Request: The one there now is from [8], I modified it myself. But [9] is a source that could be used to replace the image. Or better yet (this is why I'm asking here) take the image from here [10] (First result with google search "Uranie riphée" for me), arrange the colors, remove the "new" writing, and upload the result. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 15:53, 18 March 2008 (UTC) See also In Google Books. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 21:30, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Does anyone know who handles this kind of requests usually? Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 16:52, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Philippines Commonwealth

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 10:37, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): Commonwealth of the Philippines

Request: the actual arms is closer to the brown/red first variant, seal shaped in keeping with US territories of the time. Can the two ideas be combined to create the proper version? -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 08:35, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:

I think we'd need a better reference... Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 01:52, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

More Zimbabwean Coats of Arms

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 08:09, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): Bulawayo, Chitungwiza, Mutare, Gweru, Marondera, Zimbabwe, MDC

Request: To make SVG versions of the above images. Its a lot to ask and if it can't be done, it can't be done. The flags can be made using the coats of arms once an SVG has been made for them so no need to make the COAs twice. The writing on the Chitungwiza Banner should read Pamberi Nekushandria Pamwe. The Bulawayo flag is the Bulwayo COA on a blue bkgd. It looks different in the image above but use the image as in the COA as this is the proper version. SVG Zimbabwe COA and enlarge for clarity if possible. Many thanks Mangwanani (talk) 17:16, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:

  • OK, the MDC flag was easy. Some of these coats of arms, however, are at a low resolution—I'm concerned about losing detail if we try to vectorize them. That may just be me, though :) Why is the Chitungwiza COA tagged as a logo? Fvasconcellos (t·c) 13:35, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
Most of them are tagged as logos probably because when I uploaded them I couldn't find the right tag. To be fair they are logos in a sense... I thought the low resolution may be a problem but if it can't be done, it can't be done. The Bulawayo one is of a high resolution and the flag for it can be made by sticking the logo onto a blue background. The flag that is shown above for the Blwo flag I don't think is right as I never remember seeing the flag with a logo like that so I would stick to the logo shown as I got that off official documentation. Thanks Mangwanani (talk) 16:59, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Sorry I keep adding to it but it would be great if they could all be done. Mangwanani (talk) 19:46, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
    • Don't apologize :) I'll list those already done below. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 10:58, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Could the colours for the Air Force flag be a bit darker? More of a teal and a navy? Mangwanani (talk) 17:01, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
    • I used the color approximations listed at the Commons' Pantone approximation chart for British flag colours, they would look a bit different than those used in the GIF. They'll look closer to what you expect depending on monitor settings—for instance, if I set the color temperature of my LCD display to 6500K, the Air Force ensign looks teal, and if I set it to 9300K, the flag looks sort of a sky blue. The colors I chose are used by most SVGs of British-style ensigns, which makes for more consistency across articles; I can change them if you'd like, though. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 17:25, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
      • No its fine if theres a standard way of doing it. I'm still new to all this but you have a way of working which works so I shall try not to interefere! I still don't know about the Rhodesian flag and COA which was done some time back. I still think the COA looks too green... Mangwanani (talk) 20:24, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Ok, so the flags were deleted before you could make SVG versions of them. However, all the flags/COAs I listed can be found here [11]. Thanks. Mangwanani (talk) 17:27, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
    • Argh—I should have downloaded them first, I only got the Marondera COA and flag. Oh well, FOTW it is. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 18:26, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

You'll have to get them from FotW now, Commons dropped the bomb on us! (talk) 19:02, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Someone should go there and administer a good Whacking with a Wet Trout. Sagredo⊙☿♀♁♂♃♄ 04:34, 29 January 2008 (UTC)
  • I added an older insignia to the airforce collection. It seems most of the examples I saw had a ratio of 1:2. Is this generally correct for this type of flag? aliasd·U·T 04:13, 29 January 2008 (UTC)
FOUL, TIME OUT, WHOA!!! jackaranga, why are you not tagging these with the proper {{Non-free symbol}} tag? That's what it's there for, and it's a lot less deletionist and confrontational than tagging them for deletion. Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 23:24, 5 February 2008 (UTC)
Has any more progress been made with these images before Commons remove them all? Mangwanani (talk) 17:31, 19 February 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, but not really. I've been out of commission lately—rather, my computer has. Again, I apologize. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 10:16, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
Added one of my own SVGs. The spear probably needs tyding up a tad... Mangwanani (talk) 16:21, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

This is my version, however, I think I corrupted the file by inserting a bitmap image... Mangwanani (talk) 17:45, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

I'll have a look. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 03:00, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
Indeed you did :D Fvasconcellos (t·c) 13:44, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
I'm trying to make the Zim COA (see below) and once that's made it can be used for a whole host of other images but I'm struggling as my knowledge of Vector graphics is so limited...Mangwanani (talk) 19:54, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
I have added the COA as it has been done so far. It will need correcting when the COA is finished. Mangwanani (talk) 11:22, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

I have made the coat, could someone please use it to ake the flag? -LadyofHats (talk) 02:27, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Flag done. As for the COA, let me just say—wow. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 03:00, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
That's exactly what I said... Mangwanani (talk) 12:28, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Range map

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 08:09, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): Song_Thrush

Request: I don't know if a GIF is appropriate. → Pepper / ?

In this case, it isn't. --ANONYMOUSPUSSY 17:50, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: I'll take this one. That's one loooow resolution map you got there.— ʞɔıu 09:09, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Man, the lack of resolution in this map is really frustrating, and it's not sourced. Also, I have found information online that says that the Song Thrush is quite well-established in Australia and New Zealand. I'm wondering if we shouldn't just ditch this map altogether and wait for someone to come up with something more accurate.— ʞɔıu 07:22, 27 March 2008 (UTC)
It's ok for me. → Pepper / ?
Does that make this "resolved" ? (talk) 12:20, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Palisades Interstate Parkway welcome sign

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 08:05, 18 April 2008 (UTC)


Request: -- Need a quick removal of the glare from it.Mitch32contribs 20:41, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:Done. It's not perfect, but I had to rebuild that right pillar using bits from all over. Let me know what you think, I can do more if need be. Sorry about the delay, but I've been busy. I just assumed someone else here would do it. Please don't hesitate to post more requests. XcepticZP (talk) 18:33, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Coat of Arms of Unseen University

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 08:05, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s):Unseen University, Portal:Discworld, many userboxes

Request: The image was poorly converted to SVG from original - reconversion/redrawing needed please. The tracing has mucked up bits like the point at the bottom, and the shadows. The worst part is that the lines are extremely rough (traced over aliasing) - they need to be completely smooth if possible. Even if that means redrawing. The SVG also has loads of extraneous lines and shapes that aren't needed, and thumbnails very badly (as seen above) - the gradients should be duplicated from the PNG. Thanks, SVG graphists.—Vanderdeckenξφ 13:43, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: I have redrawn the whole thing except for the text. I started to redraw the text but I decided it was too much work since I'm sure that font exists somewhere but I don't have it. So if somebody could add the text to this it would be complete: Image:Discworld-unseen-university-amoswolfe-2.svg Note that I have left the raster embedded which you should removed after it is finished. Also I used the blur effect for the shadows but I'm not sure if Mediawiki will render this properly (Firefox doesn't), so that might need to be removed. -- Borb (talk) 18:07, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Cypric Coats

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 08:05, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

Articels: The respective coat-pages

Request: SVGify and correct the 2nd one in the SVG. (talk) 23:24, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Opinion: I would just like to mention how ironic it is to have an olive branch-wielding dove be on the CoA for half of Cyprus. When it comes to their symbolism, the Cypriots don't fuck around! :-)— ʞɔıu 07:08, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

It's on both halves. (talk) 13:07, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
I made a start to vectorising this but it just needs more detail added now and I don't really know how to do it since the image is so low resolution. It doesn't look like this was originally a vector image, looks more like a painting. Hopefully this can be useful to somebody who wants to continue working on it but I can't get any further: [[:]] I left the raster image embedded so you can continue working with the raster at the size I had it at. -- Borb (talk) 15:18, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Can someone else try to finish that coat? (talk) 19:15, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

List of Quebec Provincial Highways

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 08:05, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): List_of_Quebec_provincial_highways

Request: -- There are hundreds of these to be converted to svg. Perhaps there is an easy way to do this? Any help appreciated, thanks :) (talk) 17:19, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: Are all these really necessary? It seems to me that just having one or two as examples would be enough. Apart from that though, having a base SVG without a number and then using a template something like Template:GBthumb to overlay a number would be better both in terms of number of images and ease of use on pages. Time3000 (talk) 17:32, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Hopefully, the wiki software supports the font which is used, we can then create a script to make all the files, but we will need a bot flag to upload them all or it will take forever, and may cause problems for a user if he were to upload them without a flag. Jackaranga (talk) 01:50, 4 March 2008 (UTC)
By all means, if you know how then go ahead? Do you need me to make you the initial svg? XcepticZP (talk) 17:37, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
I will outline my plan hopefully it will work:
1.Create the first SVG (download the correct font) (leave the numbers as text)
2.Write a script to create all the files (incrementing the number in each one)
3.Convert the number in each file to a path using the Inkscape command line (because Mediawiki doesn't have the correct font installed for the SVG rendering)
4. Use an upload bot to upload them all to the commons. Jackaranga (talk) 20:33, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
Any chance of that script being able to center the text object on the shield as well? :D Incrementing the numbers will invariably make the text asymmetrical from one file to another if it's not centered. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 20:42, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
In Inkscape when you choose "centre lines" in the "text and font" properties window, the text stays centred, like in Word when you use the centre tool. Jackaranga (talk) 20:50, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
Yes, I know; it's just that I've gotten some sketchy results in the past from using text properties. Oh well, maybe it was just me. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 14:23, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
Ok, I've started the svg. After it is done, we'll continue as you suggested. XcepticZP (talk) 13:44, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
Here are a couple of prototypes:

Jackaranga (talk) 01:37, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

That's remarkable. Nice work :) Fvasconcellos (t·c) 00:32, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
I agree with you, Fvasconcellos. All this done before my lazy ass even finished the svg, hehe... Good work! XcepticZP (talk) 19:34, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Is this really stale, or have they all been done, or what? It looks done-ish, but nothing's happened here so it's going "stale"... (talk) 13:31, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Well I'm not planing on doing anymore work on them for the moment unless something more is needed ? Jackaranga (talk) 17:10, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
If you can make your bott tag all the pngs as VVA, I think we could mark this done. (talk) 02:29, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Could you make the border more grey instead of black. Like on the original--Henrikb4 (talk) 18:14, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

iPod 5G vs. 6G image

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 08:05, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s):IPod classic

Request: Please remove the background from the image and rotate the iPods so that they are vertically aligned. It Is Me Here (talk) 07:42, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: When you say rotate so that they are vertically aligned do you want them straigtened up or put one on top of the other? I'm a little confused here. Mangwanani (talk) 17:13, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Just funny sounding language. As far as I understand his words, I think he wants you to just rotate the individual ipods so that the edges of the ipods are at right angles to the edges of the image. XcepticZP (talk) 20:38, 15 March 2008 (UTC)
Thats what I wondered but wasnt sure... Mangwanani (talk) 20:41, 15 March 2008 (UTC)
That's what I meant, yeah - it would just look neater if the iPods were vertical (i.e. at 90 degrees to the bottom edge of the picture). It Is Me Here (talk) 22:20, 20 March 2008 (UTC)
This could also use some perspective correction. It's certainly doable, but removing the background will make the picture look wonky. Friendly note to photographer—if you had something white lying around to cover the carpet with, that would have made things a whole lot easier :) Fvasconcellos (t·c) 21:11, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
OK, here's an attempt, with the original background (but cropped closer to the iPods). Fvasconcellos* (t·c) 23:13, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Here it's: Removed background, Set the battery indicator to 100% on both, removed now playing on 6G, removed now pause indicator, removed some "stuff" from select button, tried to remove fingerprints, rotated them so the align, and some minor color correction. If someone could just remove the fingerprints, we had one less task. --Henrikb4 (talk) 19:17, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Arizona Territory map

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 08:05, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s):Arizona Territory (CSA)

Request: Wow, this map really needs some help. Someone should really SVGify it.— ʞɔıu 08:41, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

I request that if you do, you use better colors. (talk) 18:00, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
Aye Aye.— ʞɔıu 02:23, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: Don't mind if I do. :-) — ʞɔıu 08:41, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

OK, I've got something put together. What do you guys think? Are these colors OK? I wish I knew how to crop in Inkscape…— ʞɔıu 08:53, 23 March 2008 (UTC)
Basically two ways—you can use a clipping path (create a crop-sized rectangle, place above the paths you'd like to crop, select all, do Object > Clip > Set) or Boolean intersection (create a crop-sized rectangle, place above the paths you'd like to crop, select all, do Path > Intersection, repeat until all paths are cropped). The latter method is far more complicated, but can produce smaller file sizes in some cases. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 14:19, 23 March 2008 (UTC)
Aaah, Intersection! Of course! Thanks for the pointer, Fvasconsellos.— ʞɔıu 20:12, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

The borders seem jagged for some reason (May just be me). (talk) 21:35, 4 April 2008 (UTC)


Stale: DyceBot (talk) 08:05, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

New names


Request: Really easy work : found or make four SVG to display the elements of the flag (the flag is already in SVG).

Graphist opinion: There you go. :) -- Borb (talk) 18:18, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Can you reupload them as Image:Coat_of_arms_rose.svg, Image:Coat_of_arms_lys.svg, etc. , using the name used on Coat_of_arms_of_Montreal, that would be more convenient for further use. (talk) 06:44, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Portuguese Forest

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 08:05, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

I'm sorry, my english is fairly poor, I prefer to write my demand also in French


Request: Hello, I would like to know if it were possible to make three charts, one with the rate arborisation by city and other, the various types species (trees) in the areas (in Portugal) and the last with all the zones left in fume (fire).

The charts will be in French, Portuguese and English, thank you, Cancelos (talk) 19:01, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Bonjour, je voudrais savoir si il était possible de faire trois cartes, une avec le taux d'arborisation par commune et l'autre, les différents types d'espèces (d'arbres) dans les régions (au Portugal) et la dernière avec toutes les zones partit en fumées (feu).

Les cartes seront en français, Portugais et Anglais, merci, Cancelos (talk) 19:01, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:

Australia Day Fireworks

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 08:30, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): Wikipedia:WikiProject Holidays

Request: sharpen and Wikify if can -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 00:07, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: Cropped everything except the main firework explosion. Fixed color and brightness. Reduced blur slightly. Reduced jpg file size with no loss in quality. I think it looks much better now. But if someone is willing, a SVG firework explosion could be designed as a replacement for this image. XcepticZP (talk) 18:35, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

I'm intrigued, explain? :) Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 19:26, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
Just make an svg that looks like an explosion of fireworks. It could work. XcepticZP (talk) 19:01, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
I really like the ethereal quality of this image now that you've modified it. But since its status on Commons is up for grabs, that may not be a bad idea. Please proceed. Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 01:41, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
I'd really like to convert this to svg. I'll get round to it. XcepticZP (talk) 10:42, 27 March 2008 (UTC)
It would be wrong to convert it to svg, because this is a photograph, and not a diagram or some kind of emblem (flags, medals, etc.). It would say it would be wrong to make it a svg-image.
But on the other hand, it's fairly small and is kinda of blurred; Should we consider to just take a new image. --Henrikb4 (talk) 18:19, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
OK Doctor Who. You take an image of an event that has already past... Mangwanani (talk) 20:24, 6 April 2008 (UTC)
I don't think it has to be of this specific event, just of a firework exploding. Also, the comment about SVGifying this is a suggestion to create a SVG image of a fireburst based on this, not to actually SVG this... (talk) 02:38, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Coat of Arms of Sweden

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 08:30, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): Several

Request: SVG images. Thanks-- Mangwanani (talk) 19:14, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: There are a couple of SVG versions of these on Commons (see Category:Coats of arms of Sweden), although they don't exactly match either of the above; as I've mentioned before, that's the "problem" with coats of arms :) Fvasconcellos (t·c) 01:55, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

The lesser coats are all the same (SVG and raster), but could you add the various dangling orders to the SVG of the greater coat and upload it as a new file? (talk) 02:35, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

JohnABerring27A images

Stale: DyceBot (talk) 08:30, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
These images

Article(s): as listed on the image page.

Request: These photos were taken on the same day and all have similar problems. Image:Michelle house American Pie northwest view.JPG was fixed, but the rest have not been fixed. Please add sky and fix 'em up as you see fit. -- JohnABerring27A (talk) 14:56, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:


Flowchart fix

Resolved: ʞɔıu 06:17, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): Draft for discussion

Request: -- For some reason the image renders perfectly in both Internet Explorer and Opera, but it's horribly unusable when used on Wikipedia pages, whether included full size or thumbnailed (can be seen at the above link and by clicking through the Image: page). Some text is being omitted, half the image is covered by rectangles. It's been requested for discussion but can't be used in this state and I can't see how to fix it. Can anyone take a look at it and figure how to make a version that mediawiki will render correctly in a Wikipedia page? It's not very complicated as svg's go. Thanks! FT2 (Talk | email) 18:10, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

It's also hideous (But in a different way) in Firefox Image:BLP flowchart.svg is fine in both. (talk) 21:08, 23 March 2008 (UTC)
The original was machine encoded, as a draft only, and all but impossible to modify. Best ignored. Its Image:BLP flowchart 2.svg that's the problem, it doesn't seem to render properly in mediawiki as it does on browsers. FT2 (Talk | email) 02:06, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: The problem was that in some places the font size was being scaled to 120% of the original size, but ImageMagick (MediaWiki's rendering engine) was interpreting this as a literal 120 point (I think) - the black boxes were actually letters. I've fixed that, and partially fixed the problem with the overlayed text when it's rendered with Gecko, e.g. in Firefox; the problem there was that it wasn't recognising the 'dy="1.4em"' in the tspan elements, but a simple change of units to pixels fixed that. There are still some strange things going on with Gecko, but I'm not sure what to do with those. Time3000 (talk) 12:31, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Oh my... thank you!!! :) FT2 (Talk | email) 19:32, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Dark quenching to SVG


Article(s): Dark quencher

Request: Perhaps this can be made into a clearer SVG with an improved colour-scheme. Instead of vs. vs. vs. all the way down, perhaps a nice thin blue line or something... maybe just blank space. -- --Seans Potato Business 14:59, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:Here is a vector version. The label "quenched probe" seems misleading though, because once the probe is separated from the quencher it is no longer quenched. Please let me know if this is satisfactory, it probably could be improved but I would like input on what to do. Also need to convert the text to paths, which I will do on the next update. Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 21:00, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. I think the diagram may have been poorly thought out to begin with. I think that perhaps what the author was trying to convey was that the quenched probe is added to the target and then cleaved by the exonuclease activity of Taq DNA polymerase.
A couple of other comments; I think it should be 'Quenched probe' and not 'Quenched probe' and perhaps the other phrases ought to begin also with capital letters. Also, the arrows for R* to R appear to be in superscript and I think regular would be easier to read. Thanks again --Seans Potato Business 21:17, 24 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I think the superscript problem is caused by the text not being converted to path, once I convert it, it should look OK. I'll take care of the root flow problem as well.
  • "...should be 'Quenched probe' and not 'Quenched probe'..." huh?
  • my understanding of these types of probes is that when the fluorophore is near the quencher then there is no visible fluorescence, since it is absorbed by the quencher. Once the quencher is removed by some distance, say by the binding to the target or by being cleaved, then the fluorescence is no longer quenched and is visible. My understanding is that the binding or the enzymatic cleavage are two different ways this can happen. Last year I did some work with the latter type, a FRET assay based on enzymatic cleavage. In that case, the rate of reaction is measured by the rate of fluorescence increase. Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 02:14, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
Okay, I made those changes and while it looks fine in Inkscape 0.45, in my browser, there's an unexplained black box. If you see it also, perhaps you can suggest what's going on. --Seans Potato Business 21:31, 24 March 2008 (UTC)
There you go. See User_talk:Time3000#Help_with_an_SVG for an explanation of the problem and the solution I used. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 01:42, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
Uploaded new version converting text to paths, this should fix the rendering problem with the arrows. Not sure if this is still giving black boxes as I didn't have a problem to begin with. Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 02:27, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

More Wpdmsery


Articels: Many having to do with the Texan independance war, etc.

Request: SVGification, preferably in less glaring colors. (talk) 03:08, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Oppinion: You can't call these colours glaring, I lifted them off other maps but if they should be different just say. — ₪₪ ch1902 ₪₪ 17:24, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

YES; that's MILES better. I'm marking it VVA now... (talk) 22:21, 24 March 2008 (UTC)
Actually, one last thing: Can you add "United States" to the middle upper right-ish, since we have Mexico labeled too? Thanx, (talk) 22:23, 24 March 2008 (UTC)
Sure thing. Done! — ₪₪ ch1902 ₪₪ 23:03, 24 March 2008 (UTC)
Perfect. (talk) 12:07, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

I have to ask, is there a different color that could be used for the nondisputed part of Texas? It looks excessively similar on the monitor I'm on now (But that could be because this is a questionable institutional monitor...)... (talk) 13:28, 28 March 2008 (UTC)


Resolved: Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 07:33, 29 March 2008 (UTC)


Article(s): Faravahar

Request: rotate slightly so wings are flat horizontal, trim down white space -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 01:36, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: Better? Mangwanani (talk) 12:45, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Better, thanks. Can the blank space top-and-bottom be snugged up? Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 13:47, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
Probably, not by me though - I have no idea how to... Mangwanani (talk) 15:05, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
Uploaded a new version cropping the whitespace. Should be easy, no? For this drawing though, if you use inkscape and go page size -> set to selection or whatever it's called, it will leave the whitespace since the selection is much bigger than the drawing, for whatever reason. So I just set the page size manually, and that should fix it. Except on this one; I don't know why, but sometimes when I do this to drawings by others, the drawing size changes when the page size changes; a glitch probably. In these cases, I import the drawing into a new inkscape document and everything works OK. Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 05:48, 29 March 2008 (UTC)
Thanks folks! Much better! Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 07:33, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

The Last Request

Resolved: --Dycedarg ж 18:28, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): Last mile

Request: SVGify and correct grammar/capitalization. Maybe also use more common English phrases. (talk) 22:03, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

I don't quite get this. Is this some kind of grand metaphor? Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 01:44, 26 March 2008 (UTC)
It's a GIF image that should (probably) be redone as an SVG with some changes. (talk) 12:13, 26 March 2008 (UTC)
I guess you could say that, Jeff. The article is on a concept in communications delivery, the summary does a pretty good job of explaining it. This article is only used once, on that page. But man, is it ugly.— ʞɔıu 07:29, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:

OK, I don't often do much image editing but I was playing around with Inkscape recently and decided to give this a try. I didn't do a lot with the text besides fix the obvious typos and change around the capitalization; if you want something different I can change it easily enough. Note: I haven't made an SVG for the purposes of uploading it to Wikipedia before, so if something's wrong with it please let me know.--Dycedarg ж 19:06, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Just one thing - when inkscape saves SVGs it puts a load of metainfo in with the file (have a look at the SVG code) which increases the file size and generally gets in the way. It's normally better to select "Plain SVG" instead of "Inkscape SVG" in the save dialog so it isn't put in. Time3000 (talk) 19:55, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
OK, thanks for the info. Resaved and reuploaded.--Dycedarg ж 20:02, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

OK, two corrections, if possible: Change "mains" to something more international, EG. "The power grid". Secondly, "Interstate freeways" is nonsense, I suggest "Highways" or something similarly simpler. Thanx, (talk) 18:07, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

Done. Anything else?--Dycedarg ж 19:02, 29 March 2008 (UTC)
Maybe something more commonly used than "User internet access", but that's up to you since I can't think of a better description. Also, Internet should probably be capitalized? Thanx. (talk) 17:31, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, I can't really think of anything more common than User Internet access that would make sense there, but I did capitalize Internet. Anyway, since your edit summary was "Last reply!" I'll just go ahead and mark this resolved.--Dycedarg ж 18:28, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

SVG of stub icon(e)


Articles: African music stub templates

Request: SVGification. (talk) 18:38, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist Opinion:Ok, I'm on this one. Btw, request text is at the top for you to copy. XcepticZP (talk) 19:04, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Completed. Not sure if you need me to resize it, though? Let me know. XcepticZP (talk) 13:48, 27 March 2008 (UTC)
Why a 128th note/semi-hemisemidemiquaver? Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 18:29, 27 March 2008 (UTC)
Hmm. Tough question, well two reasons!
First. I have no clue about what shapes represent what notes.
Two. I made a reasonable interpretation of what I thought 20 blurry pixels actually represented.
But if you'd like me to change something, let me know? XcepticZP (talk) 20:05, 27 March 2008 (UTC)
The staff? → Pepper / ? 20:49, 27 March 2008 (UTC)
Here are some music notes, you could also delete the lower bar and have joined 8th notes. Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 23:50, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

I'm suspicious that the original intent was the 2 8th notes on a staff, so I'd suggest that. Thanx. (talk) 00:16, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

It looks like the original included the staff, but this was [badly] cropped out: Older version - I'd go with basic eighth notes/quavers, or maybe sixteenth notes/Semiquavers, though that would require changing the roughly horizontal beams to be the same thickness. Alternatively, having Africa and the notes cast a shadow might be attractive. In any case, the head of the note [the oval shaped part] is misplaced - it should have the right side lined up with the right side of the bar. One other thought: Should Madagascar be included? Eh, but forgive me - random meanderings of someone with killer death flu. Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 00:52, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
Since this will be used as a stub template, I don't know that it matters exessively, but i would suggest against a shadow, since at that size it would just look ugly. (talk) 13:25, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
Take your pick, I think this covers all possibilities. Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 05:38, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

OK, I picked the one with the staff * 8th notes. I guess the other 3 can be deleted, unless there is another use for them. (talk) 18:04, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

No reason to delete, someone may want a different choice in the future. I'll add links between them so they can be found in the future. Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 18:58, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Help with SVG clean up


Articles: Vilnius Region, 1938 Polish ultimatum to Lithuania, and few other to come

Request: I am a complete novice when it comes to SVG, but I tried to make a map and it does not render correctly. I had similar problems in the past and could not find a solution. Can someone tell me how to fix this? I made a PNG export for now, but I would really like to know the reason (so I would not make similar mistakes in the future). Thanks, Renata (talk) 16:48, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: How's this? If you want text to render correctly, you can only use the fonts listed at meta:SVG fonts. You also chose Bitstream Vera Sans, which doesn't support many special characters; not a good choice for Lithuanian :D I replaced it with DejaVu Sans, which is identical but supports almost any Unicode character. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 14:25, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! Looks great. Could you tell me how I can switch the fonts (as I said, I am a complete novice)? Also, what happened to layers? When I go into edit layers, it says there are none... Renata (talk) 17:41, 29 March 2008 (UTC)
The fonts are quite easy to fix. I opened the file in Inkscape, saw which fonts were used where, then used a text editor to replace all instances of the "inappropriate" ones (e.g., I replaced every "Bitstream Vera Sans" with "DejaVu Sans" and every "Bookman Old Style" with "URK Bookman L"). I am so sorry about the layers—I seem to have deleted them inadvertently :P Will fix shortly. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 00:38, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
You mean you edited the xml source file? Ok, I think I can do that. As to layers, I don't really mind them gone and I actually liked how it showed. I just don't have a slightest clue how you did that :) Anyway, thank you again, and I'll mark this resolved. Renata (talk) 16:50, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Yes, that's what I mean; I don't have a clue as to how I got rid of the layers either :) I restored them before coming back here to check for your reply... Argh. I seem to be having a couple of off days. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 21:40, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
I would suggest not using transparency for the country colors, especially considering the sea is in solid blue. Should probably fill in neighboring countries with solid fill too; gray perhaps? Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 16:21, 29 March 2008 (UTC)
Good suggestion. I used transparent color only as a workaround: I wanted to display current border prominently, but could not come up with another solution just putting the border on top of everything else. That meant that any color would cover everything else, so I had to make it transparent... Amateur, I know :) Renata (talk) 17:41, 29 March 2008 (UTC)


Resolved: Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 20:59, 1 April 2008 (UTC)


Article(s): Scouting Association of the Republic (Poland)

Request: lighten for detail, yeah, I know... -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 01:36, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: PNG, ugh... Anyways, cropped and lightened for detail. Added slight blur to fix those harsh pixels. XcepticZP (talk) 18:11, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Wow, that is significantly more bueno! The little gal at the front sure looks angry! Thank you! Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 20:59, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Portrait of Dario Argento

Resolved: --Dycedarg ж 18:01, 1 April 2008 (UTC)


Request: -- Could someone please crop this photograph so that it could be used in the Infobox in the Dario Argento article? Additionally if the lighting could be improved--it looks a little dark on my screen, which is quite poor to begin with mind you--and maybe the background "2007" could be removed as well; that would help improve the image a lot. Any help you could offer to make this photograph more suited for the Infobox would be great. And very much appreciated.An Argento Fan (talk) 21:05, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: Request completed. Let me know if it is to your liking! XcepticZP (talk) 15:06, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

It's stunning! Thanks. I could not have done that myself. It looks professional.-An Argento Fan (talk) 17:22, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Seal of Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Resolved: ​​​​D​​tbohrer​​​talkcontribs 12:57, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Request: Could someone convert this in to a vector image? This image could probably be reclassified as public domain as its a least 100 years old. ​​​​D​​tbohrer​​​talkcontribs 22:43, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

I've added the SVG'd version of the rose for anyone so they don't have to do that. Does anyone have the info/blaxon of the shield on the inside of the rose? (talk) 22:48, 12 February 2008 (UTC)
The inside of the shield has three sheaves of wheat (similar to the ones on the seal of Pennsylvania) on the bottom, three white globes in the middle and a Conestoga wagon on the top. A crown sits on top of the shield. --​​​​D​​tbohrer​​​talkcontribs 23:22, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: ok i found a bit better version of this seal in here so i used that one to make it. as i said in the image i had to invent the car from cero, becouse in none of the seals was really visible. another thing is that there are main diferences in both seals, by example in one the crown has 7 points while in the other it has 9. ( this is important in heraldry).also my source had aditional flowers on the bottom, while the one you showed us has none. still i hope you like it.LadyofHats (talk) 13:47, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

That's very good. If you feel like it, I found an image in a digitized book of a proposed flag of Lancaster from 1907 that uses a similar seal you could look at. --​​​​D​​tbohrer​​​talkcontribs 17:31, 15 March 2008 (UTC)


Article(s): Whirlwind (novel)

Request: straighten and lighten up age staining -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 08:35, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:

Resolved: Done, as with King Rat. —Vanderdeckenξφ 15:40, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Monty Hall problem images

Resolved: Rick Block (talk) 01:02, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): Monty Hall problem, to replace images in Solution section (per Monty Hall problem/draft)

Request: Convert to svg, with aspect ratios of the doors, colors and everything else consistent with Image:Monty open door.svg, Image:Monty closed doors.svg and Image:Monty open door chances.svg. -- Rick Block (talk) 01:55, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Note the existing, slightly different, images in the article are svg. In these existing images, the selected door is not always door 1 and the switches don't always lead from door 1 - and I don't think the door's aspect ratio quite matches the other images in the article. -- Rick Block (talk) 13:43, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: Nevermind. I've managed to do this myself. -- Rick Block (talk) 01:02, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Junko Mizuno

Resolved: Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 21:01, 3 April 2008 (UTC)


Article(s): Junko Mizuno

Request: lighten just a smidge and trim top to encyclopedic -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 07:28, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: Done, hope I didn't change it too much. The redness on her face didn't look right. I removed glare from lips, but the forehead would have been hours of work. Let me know what you think! XcepticZP (talk) 19:08, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Beautiful, thanks! Done! Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 21:01, 3 April 2008 (UTC)


 XcepticZP (talk) 14:34, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): 100's of different places. Lots of templates and talk pages.

Request: -- Could this be SVG-ified? It looks really small, but that doesn't mean a new one can't be made from scratch. XcepticZP (talk) 19:57, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:

My best shot: Evolution-tasks.svg. Tell me if anything needs to be changed. Tom (talk) 19:39, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
IMO adding the shadow of the pencil would make it better, and that doesn't seem to hard to do. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 22:00, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
I added a shadow, but it doesn't do much to the image. Tom (talk) 11:15, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
What about the shadow of the pencil? I also like the colour of the old board better and also the 3D design of the clip, apparent in the old one. Can you replicate those? ----Seans Potato Business 21:33, 24 March 2008 (UTC)
It looks as if the brown of the backpad in the svg disappears in the bottom right corner? It doesn't seem to add perspective, if that's what was intended by it. Otherwise, it's shaping out quite well! XcepticZP (talk) 11:12, 26 March 2008 (UTC)
Clipboard.svg I already created a vector version of this before I knew that this Wikigraphist community existed. I've replaced most of the templates already. Tkgd2007 (talk) 14:11, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for that. I only posted this request because I saw lots of templates still using the old one. It looks really good. XcepticZP (talk) 14:34, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Iranian Revolution

Resolved: Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 18:15, 4 April 2008 (UTC)


Article(s): Iranian Revolution

Request: trim off unencyclopedic website linking and frame; lighten for detail -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 05:20, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: I did the best I could, but the image is of pretty low quality. XcepticZP (talk) 11:24, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

That is far better, thank you! Much bueno-er. ;) Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 18:15, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

A simple SVG


Articels: Kingdom of Jerusalem, and others.

Request: SVGify (Note: NOT the same proportion as the similarly colored flag of Libya) (talk) 21:15, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Oppinion: Here is a vector version, this should dramatically improve the resolution and quality! I chose the same color as the original, of course, and rescaled to a convenient 500px wide but keeping the same aspect ratio. Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 21:23, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

USS Arizona Pearl Harbor


Article(s): USS Arizona Memorial, scads of others

Request: lighten for detail, trim side photo paper-- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 01:50, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: Lightened, trimmed and removed monochromatic noise to increase detail. Hope this helps Tango22 13:22, 7 April 2008 (GMT)

Microscopic photography

Resolved: Tango22 00:39, 05 April 2008 (UTC)



Dicrocoelium dendriticum Fasciola hepatica Sarcocystis Bedbug Louse

Request: Clean up, etc, as best as is possible. Most of these [Except the much larger Fasciola hepatica, which is a picture taken directly of the slide] were taken through a microscope lens, without any of the setups normally used for that purpose, and, as such, have problems. I do not know how fixable they are. -- Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 00:43, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: Cleaned up all of the images, removed dirt, dust etc also sharpened and improved colour and contrast to make smaller details more visible. Any furhter work or adjustments please ask. Hope this helps -- Tango22 00:39, 05 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 12:20, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

The human nose

Resolved: ANONYMOUSPUSSY 17:08, 5 April 2008 (UTC)


Article(s): Human nose

Request: These are types of human noses. Classes I, II, and IV are already vectorized. Please SVGify the other noses, too (Classes III, V, VI). TIA. --ANONYMOUSPUSSY 10:04, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Is there a reason v3 is different in presentation like that? (talk) 13:23, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
Because the side profile of the nose is irrelevant in this case. Its purpose is to show the width of the nose. It is to show an exception, all the other noses are normal but this one is fat. Like for african people. XcepticZP (talk) 20:16, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
Okay, I know we're talking about old-fashioned classification systems, but you may want to rephrase that a bit, as it comes off a little racist. Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 21:01, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
While this is a more or less correct explanation for this, I really I wouldn't have said the second half of your message... --ANONYMOUSPUSSY 17:23, 29 March 2008 (UTC)
Please, do tell how my comment can be considered racist? XcepticZP (talk) 15:09, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
IMO the "an exception" is untrue. The adjective "fat" could have been replaced by something less pejorative. And in "[l]ike for african people" the 'a' isn't capitalized (I see capitals as a signs of respect and/or being proud). That's how I see it could be racist. But I also think this racism discussion is irrelevant. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 18:07, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Also, comparing "Normal" and "African" noses implies the African ones are abnormal. But please realise that I don't think anyone things you MEANT it to come off that way - we're just sensitive types =) Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 22:48, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Veering off the racism/not racism discussion, I have tried these but they look very traced. I can upload my attempt if you would like to see it but they aren't as good as the existing svg files. Mangwanani (talk) 22:56, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, please upload it. It's probably not as bad, and we can clean up a little bit! --ANONYMOUSPUSSY 12:22, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
I live in africa, so forgive me if I'm a little reluctant to capitalize its noun. You are correct, it wasn't meant to come off racist and my wording did contribute to that misunderstanding :/ My bad...hehe XcepticZP (talk) 18:08, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:Trace of Class V. As I said, its not perfect... Mangwanani (talk) 09:48, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Point of order: The original ones are historically significant images - they're the ones that were published as the exemplars of the nose types, and, as some of the names are still used, it seems that the originals may have more historical merit than an SVG, unless the SVG is very accurate. To whit:
  • The Class 4 SVG leaves out several lines used for shading in the original's chin area.
  • Class I is decent, although there are minor changes probably caused by unfamiliarity with engravings and the poor quality of the original scan forcing judgement calls.
  • Class II is fine
  • Class V is pretty much fine - we want a trace, these images are historically significant. Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 12:34, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
  • Class III, if SVG'd, is going to be not-fun to get right Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 12:17, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
How are these? Mangwanani (talk) 19:06, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
They look quite good, but we really should fix IV. Compare:
I shall have a go. I didn't do that one! Mangwanani (talk) 11:19, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Really good job on class 3's svg, Mangwanani! XcepticZP (talk) 11:27, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
Really really good! Gracias! --ANONYMOUSPUSSY 17:08, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

More crusader colors


Articels: Many, mostly infoboxes on various crusades/battles.

Request: SVGify these @ while maintaining the same proportions. (talk) 15:43, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Oppinion: How's that? Should be exactly the same proportions on both. — ₪₪ ch1902 ₪₪ 17:21, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Looks OK. I'll mark them VVA and do the switchovers. (talk) 20:10, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Mater Dei High School

Resolved: DWRtalk 00:39, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): Sidewalk, Catholic school, Chain-link fencing and Mater Dei High School (New Jersey)

Request: Could you remove the 04/05/2007 please? Thanks in advance! :) -- DWRtalk 21:24, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: Done! I also did a little bit of colour correction. Tkgd2007 (talk) 00:24, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Wow that was quick! Thank you! That image is looks a lot better (particually as you corrected the colour). Thanks as well for switching over the images in each article without being asked. --DWRtalk 00:36, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

East Anglia

Resolved: Mangwanani (talk) 11:35, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): Norwich, Norfolk, Suffolk

Request: SVG images. Thanks -- Mangwanani (talk) 19:12, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: Oh, why not. Norwich seems easy enough—I'll give it a go, although I can't for the life of me imagine why it's tagged as an unfree logo. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 13:30, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

OK, Norwich done. How's that? The colors and strokes are a bit different from the JPG, of course, but it is a coat of arms—it could have been much different :) Fvasconcellos (t·c) 17:50, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
No, that's wonderful! Thanks. How do the other two look? Are they possible? Mangwanani (talk) 18:36, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
Have added my rather interesting attempt (first time on Inkscape) Mangwanani (talk) 19:35, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
Hey, that's not bad at all! Was it a trace? Fvasconcellos (t·c) 00:37, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
Yup. Not doing very well with it. Starting to realise how hard it really is.... Mangwanani (talk) 12:04, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
Have worked on it a bit. From looking around, the feathers seem to be those of the Prince of Wales so have added them... Mangwanani (talk) 15:17, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
Yep, that's it. There's only one feather on each side, though. I've been working on a version of my own on the side :D Fvasconcellos (t·c) 15:54, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
That's fine. Yours will be better as you have more experience. If I can't trace it I havn't got a clue how to do it at all... Mangwanani (talk) 16:08, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
It's not that hard once you get the hang of it; the learning curve is quite steep, that's all :) The Suffolk coat is nearly done. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 00:32, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
OK, Suffolk done. Tell me what you think; again, it's somewhat different from the JPG, and it's quite a large file (messy code :P), but I hope it's adequate. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 14:03, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
It's quite different to the jpg. The helmet's colours are also a bit off... Mangwanani (talk) 18:41, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
Well, that's an easy fix. It looks quite different because it's also based on another source (one I find more reliable, as it includes the blazon and the PNG had no specified source at all). The mantling does look quite different, but it's not inaccurate; there's really no hard and fast rule. Would you like it to be closer to that of the PNG? Fvasconcellos (t·c) 22:44, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
I can't remember which is the proper one anymore. I'll do some research and see if I can find something... Mangwanani (talk) 18:41, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Not getting further with the Suffolk, however, how does the Norfolk one look now? Mangwanani (talk) 20:08, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Not done, but doable; will try to finish it over the next couple of days. Would you like anything changed in the Suffolk arms? Do bear in mind I deliberately made it different, as coats of arms are basically interpretations of their blazon done with a good deal of artistic license :) The shade of blue in particular looks different from the PNG, but it's the "azure" used in most coats of arms on the Commons. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 21:00, 14 March 2008 (UTC)
Suffolk's good enough and as I can't remember nor find the correct version we'll go with your vector version. If someone says elsewise then we can change it. Thanks Mangwanani (talk) 17:19, 15 March 2008 (UTC)
The road signs when driving through Suffolk simply say: Welcome to Suffolk and have a picture of just the shield. No other arms...Mangwanani (talk) 11:20, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Sure, most COAs on Wiki aren't full achievements anyway. I've finally uploaded the Norfolk SVG—I'm terribly sorry about the delay, and I hope it's to your liking. This is an exact vector version of the original—the only difference is in the brighter gold :) Fvasconcellos (t·c) 19:16, 5 April 2008 (UTC)
Wow! That is amazing. Could I just ask for the duller gold. As far as I am aware, it is actually, surprisingly, the duller gold. Mangwanani (talk) 11:30, 6 April 2008 (UTC)
I tried it. Doesn't look quite as good. Mangwanani (talk) 11:35, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Tutankhamun Guardian statue


Article(s):I plan on using this in KV62

Request: Can someone clone out the top of the display case? Luckily the bg is already featureless. -- Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 04:17, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

I have cleaned up a version of this picture - in what manner do I upload it and to where should it be placed? HaarFager (talk) 01:27, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

The typical way is to upload edits at the original filename plus "edit #". So in this case the new file would be Image:Tutanhkamun tomb statue edit 1.jpg. One can then add links to each file from the other. Thanks! Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 01:38, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

I have uploaded the picture here:, but am not sure what to do with it from this point onward. Since you have stated underneath the original version of this uploaded picture that permission has been given to use in any manner whatsoever, can you adjust it's license? If not, please explain what I need to do to keep it from being deleted. I hope the cloning is all right - it was a complicated clone in many ways. HaarFager (talk) 05:23, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

It looks fantastic, thanks. I'll just copy the license over. Also, I'll add the standard tag saying that it was retouched and explain what was done. Marking this request as done. Thanks again! Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 21:23, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
Also moving to commons; best to have free-use images uploaded to commons so they can be used by all projects. Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 22:10, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:

Minor crop

Resolved: Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 23:10, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): Monarch (butterfly)

Request: (Shouldn't be too hard). The black line in the bottom should be removed (I’m not sure if there’s also one on the left side...), and the result should be moved to commons. Thanks in advance. -- Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 01:53, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: ☑Y Done with a tad of color correction for good measure. If it's OK, I'll delete the local file (uploaded it with the same name at Commons). It's a very nice shot, shame it was so low-res. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 22:06, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Thank you, great job. I don't know what's usually done in these cases, but I wouldn't mind you deleting the first version. And yes it is a shame the shot is low-res, but white monarchs represented only 2-9% of the monarch population (in 1990). I'm certain to try and take a better picture if I one day go to Oahu. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 23:10, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
OK, all done :) Mmm, Oahu... Fvasconcellos (t·c) 01:03, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Talyllyn Railway maps

Resolved:  —  Tivedshambo  (t/c) 05:48, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): Talyllyn Railway, Tywyn Wharf railway station, Minor halts on the Talyllyn Railway

Request: The Talyllyn Railway article has been nominated for featured article status (see nomination). It has been suggested that the maps listed would be better as SVGs. Is anyone willing to take this on? —  Tivedshambo  (t/c) 20:21, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

I'm the original author of these files. They are vector graphics produced in Omnigraffle. I can supply vector images as PICT (!), EPS or PDF formats, which would be better suited to conversion to SVG. If anyone can handle the conversion of these files, let me know. Thanks, Gwernol 21:55, 6 April 2008 (UTC)
I've figured out how to convert these to SVG myself, so no further action is required. Thanks, Gwernol 22:24, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:

Wheat cent

Resolved: Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 00:20, 8 April 2008 (UTC)


Article(s): Wheat cent

Request: lighten for detail -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 13:43, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:

Is that a little better? tiZom(2¢) 20:04, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
That is significantly better! Would you please upload it over the original? Thanks! Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 20:54, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
 Done tiZom(2¢) 21:13, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
Comment II used to collec coins, and the colour of those wheat cents [Both examples] doesn't look right to me. Were these just put on a scanner and scanned? Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 21:48, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
They look alright to me, however they are tarnished, but we can't really change that here ;D (talk) 22:31, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
They're just really old, it looks like, but the lighter brings out the detail. Thanks! Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 00:20, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Marcus Claudius Tacitus

Resolved: Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 20:55, 8 April 2008 (UTC)


Article(s): Marcus Claudius Tacitus

Request: remove whatever that mark is, unnecessary if GFDL, lighten slightly -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 20:49, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:

Mark removed, a little lighter, but I tried to preserve the detail. Let me know what you think. tiZom(2¢) 21:23, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
Splendid! Will you save the new over the old? Thank you so much! Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 00:21, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Coat of Arms of Iceland

Resolved: Mangwanani (talk) 15:39, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): several

Request: I have made this vector image of the COA of Iceland. Could someone just fix the final colours from the raster. I cant do it... -- Mangwanani (talk) 20:18, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:

Why is the SVG marked redundant to itself? (talk) 22:54, 29 March 2008 (UTC)
Wow—if that was by hand, very nice job. If it was a trace, excellent :) Fvasconcellos (t·c) 00:34, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
By "final colours from the raster" do you mean the dragon's tongue, the bull's horn, the man's face, beard and robes? Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 01:41, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
That is what I mean by final colours. I don't understand what means by redundancy...Mangwanani (talk) 12:53, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Someone marked the SVG as redundant (VVA) to itself. It's been fixed by someone else.

Finally, could I make the additional request that the Icelandic Presidential flag (Which has an embedded raster coat) be fixed to be all SVG? Thanx. (talk) 17:24, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Should be easy once the COA is fixed. Should the white square around the COA on the flag be there or not? Mangwanani (talk) 17:43, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
The white box is around every version I've ever seen. Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 18:50, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Well I'm no expert but I just wasn't sure. We can keep the box there then. Just thought it may be there because the bitmap hasn't had the bckgrd made transparent but if its meant to be like that fine. :) Mangwanani (talk) 22:59, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Looks like the face needs some color splashed on it. Very nice work. §hep¡Talk to me! 01:15, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
Thats what my request is... and thanks. Mangwanani (talk) 18:24, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

I tried my hand at it, and uploaded it over the original. If you don't like it just revert my edits and your image will be back. I'll look at the flag later today. §hep¡Talk to me! 21:32, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Converted the flag to SVG here Image:Iceland President Flag without box.svg, I can't get the white box to work so left it out. Could someone else add it? Also, I couldn't find any decent sized images of the flag so the seal may be too big, I left it so you can change the seal size easily in inkscape. §hep¡Talk to me! 21:55, 6 April 2008 (UTC)
Added it with a box here Image:Iceland President Flag with box.svg, let me know if that's right proportions. §hep¡Talk to me! 22:02, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

According to FotW the description explicitly includes the white background before the coat itself. Could the embedded-bitmap flag just be overwritten with the new one, since they are the same format/extension? Thanx, (talk) 02:30, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

All issues should be resolved? §hep¡Talk to me! 00:50, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
I think so; @least my concerns are resolved. (talk) 20:18, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
Agreed. Will mark as done. Mangwanani (talk) 15:39, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Scout motto

Resolved: Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 05:59, 9 April 2008 (UTC)


Article(s): Scouting in Burma

Request: svgify so truly scalable -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 03:06, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: How's this?--Dycedarg ж 05:43, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Splendid and blazing fast, thank you so much!!! 05:59, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Tribe of Mic-O-Say

Resolved: Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 00:54, 10 April 2008 (UTC)


Article(s): Tribe of Mic-O-Say

Request: lighten for detail -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 03:06, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: Image was grainy, but here's my amateur shot. Note I did crop it a bit. §hep¡Talk to me! 22:29, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Much more bueno, thank you! Would you please upload it over the original? Thank you! Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 00:26, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
Done, glad you like it. §hep¡Talk to me! 00:52, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

miRNA processing


19:41, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Articles: miRNA

Request: I think I'd like this to be an SVG. The red lettering gives names of proteins and these might be more obvious if put into ovals; ovals that look like they represent proteins. You know. ----Seans Potato Business 20:53, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Opinion: Seems easy enough. How about a triangle sort of shape for Dicer? Different shapes would help tell the two "steps" apart :) Fvasconcellos (t·c) 21:44, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Perhaps it should be globular, rather than a triangle with sharp corners. They could all be globular-looking but with different globular shapes; nothing so detailed as to infer that it's an accurate representation of the actual protein's shape. ----Seans Potato Business 08:26, 6 April 2008 (UTC)
OK, how's this? Fvasconcellos (t·c) 16:40, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
Great; thanks! --Seans Potato Business 19:41, 10 April 2008 (UTC)


 XcepticZP (talk) 19:52, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): Censorship and around 30 others.

Request: -- Can this be SVGified? Might have to draw a new pair of lips! XcepticZP (talk) 11:09, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: In principle it could be SVGified, but the lips would come out looking very clip-arty - the current lips seem to be from a photograph. If you don't mind a clip-art look though(?), it's fairly easy. Time3000 (talk) 18:07, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

I don't think it matters if the lips aren't photo-realistic. As long as its reasonably interpreted by the artist to display that! So yes please. XcepticZP (talk) 19:00, 26 March 2008 (UTC)
I was also thinking. It doesn't have to be a pair of lips. Perhaps a side view of a mouth and a speech bubble instead. XcepticZP (talk) 13:54, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

How's that? I just went with the original idea, because lips and speech bubble could be a bit small to be shown well at low resolutions (e.g. in userboxes) and partly because it's easier ; ). Time3000 (talk) 16:43, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

SVG and inlarge please


Article(s): Nova Roma, Flags of micronations

Request: Inlarge and svg please --SelfQ (talk) 21:57, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: Like this? --ANONYMOUSPUSSY 13:10, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

I tried to do that but thought the wreath didn't come round as much at the top and didn't know how to change it. I also couldn't make the wreath a brighter gold. On Wikipedia the file seems to show Italy and the dots between the letters but these aren't present when I open it up in Inkscape :S. Mangwanani (talk) 15:38, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
I gave it a shot as well. Let me know if the text needs to be brought together more, things changed, ect. §hep¡Talk to me! 22:12, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

I am leaning to towards §hep's flag. only would you mind putting het letters closer together and inlarging abit. also the original did not have the dots, so I think you can leave them out. Also thanks for the help guys. --SelfQ (talk) 15:16, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

I don't see any dots on my flag so if they render in something other than IE 7 let me know and I'll look at it. With an SVG you can make it as large as you want and still keep the same exact quality. I'll move the letters in a bit. §hep¡Talk to me! 19:43, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
See this page: §hep/ Nova Roma §hep¡Talk to me! 22:58, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
It looks great even though its not a exact match I dont think thats to big a of a deal. if you'd be so kind as to rename it and il use it. thanks. --SelfQ (talk) 20:13, 11 April 2008 (UTC)
Renamed to Image:Flag of Nova Roma.svg §hep¡Talk to me! 00:24, 12 April 2008 (UTC) Resolved?
Yup, I believe so.--SelfQ (talk) 10:51, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

Lady Kasuga

Resolved: Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 21:01, 11 April 2008 (UTC)


Article(s): Lady Kasuga

Request: remove artifacts -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 08:14, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: Fixed... Why would people ruin images like this?! XcepticZP (talk) 18:22, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Thank you so much, I appreciate it. I'm sorry, I don't understand the context of the question. Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 21:01, 11 April 2008 (UTC)
Well what I meant was, why on earth would someone resize the image to such a small size, and on top of that compress the hell out of it? XcepticZP (talk) 06:08, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

Maps of Arizona

Resolved: ʞɔıu 23:51, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): Gadsden Purchase, Arizona in the American Civil War, several others.

Request: SVGification. I don't feel like doing these right now, so I'm not claiming them. It would be good if we could maintain a common color scheme for the three "Wpdms" maps (these two and the third in the other Arizona Map request above). — ʞɔıu 09:04, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:I'll do these. I'm not sure how the colors relate to each other between the pictures, so I'll just copy the colors from the source images. If anyone wants to, they can change the the color afterwards :) XcepticZP (talk) 21:20, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

For the last one, I strongly request you use a better color than "spraypaint from Windows Paintbrush". (talk) 03:00, 24 March 2008 (UTC)
There. I've finished all three. Hope you like, especially the color on the last one! XcepticZP (talk) 20:01, 27 March 2008 (UTC)
Does it have to be striped? Just the light-green color alone would work fine. (talk) 00:23, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
That can easily be removed. I'm having technical difficulties at the moment. Will do as soon as it clears up! XcepticZP (talk) 16:57, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Still not able to save proper svg's. Can someone do this for me? XcepticZP (talk) 19:06, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

I popped off the blue stripes. §hep¡Talk to me! 21:02, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

That looks fine to me, so if the requester says it's OK... (talk) 22:16, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, all right. I'll switch my other map to continue using the old colors.— ʞɔıu 23:51, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Guernsey coat


Articels: Anything (maybe) on Guernsey

Request: SVGify. (talk) 02:04, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Oppinion: Gave it my best shot, still working on the leaf if someone would like to jump in. §hep¡Talk to me! 03:18, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Found out I'm not good at leaves. If someone could fix my try it'd be appreciated. §hep¡Talk to me! 04:18, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
I'll have a go. Doesn't mean it will look much better than yours ;) Fvasconcellos (t·c) 14:54, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
OK, how's this? Fvasconcellos (t·c) 15:29, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
That's definitely better than mine. §hep¡Talk to me! 15:51, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

I went with the second one. The 1st one can be deleted or something(?). Thanx. (talk) 22:10, 13 April 2008 (UTC)


Resolved: Mangwanani (talk) 15:10, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): Several

Request: Vectorise flag and logo. Thanks Mangwanani (talk) 18:47, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

What's the need of the full BSAC coat? Looking @ the flags shows only the lion-crest and "B. S. A. C.". (talk) 04:15, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
Eh? :S Mangwanani (talk) 17:15, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
The defacement of the BSAC flag is clearly not the entire coat, but just the crest of it and some text. (talk) 17:50, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, but my request was to vectorise the COA as well as the flag. Mangwanani (talk) 18:04, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: Have attempted a trace of the crest... Mangwanani (talk) 15:23, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

...and now the flag. Mangwanani (talk) 19:16, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
I think the thing under the lion is supposed to be more like a twisted, multicolored towel. (talk) 20:17, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
It is but I don't know how to do it...Mangwanani (talk) 16:26, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
I've tweaked the flag a little. How's that? The lion looks amazing, by the way. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 21:03, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. I was quite impressed with the lion myself, even with my lack of experience. Your version of the flag is, not surprisingly, better than mine. Think we'll go for your version. Mangwanani (talk) 21:22, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
Could you fix the above flag in the manner of the flag you made for the BSAC? ThanksMangwanani (talk) 17:19, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
Sure. Aren't Governors' flags supposed to look like this? Fvasconcellos (t·c) 21:42, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
Never mind. Flags of the World suggests this is the correct design. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 21:49, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
And done. Managed to knock down the file size too. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 22:12, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
I also threw in the 1951–1965 flag of the Governor, as described in FOTW. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 22:59, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
As you say, thats what Flags of the World suggests. Have no idea whether the wreath should be added or not... They look great though. Thanks a million. What do you think about the BSAC crest? Mangwanani (talk) 17:32, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
There's some strange stuff on the left... and the background didn't show up correctly (Too light). Also, was it supposed to be in black and white? I thought most coats would have colors. (talk) 18:39, 20 March 2008 (UTC)
If you can find a BSAC COA in colour I would love to see it... Mangwanani (talk) 13:28, 25 March 2008 (UTC) (talk) 19:36, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
I can't do it. The version present at the moment is good enough. Marked as done for the flags. Mangwanani (talk) 15:10, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

First World

Resolved: Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 20:57, 15 April 2008 (UTC)


Article(s): First World

Request: svgify -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 17:20, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: I'm on it! Mangwanani (talk) 18:55, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

How's that? Mangwanani (talk) 19:09, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
Better? Mangwanani (talk) 20:51, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
You're looking for this projection. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 20:57, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
There isn't a huge amount of difference between the two... Mangwanani (talk) 21:10, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
I meant it's the vector version of Image:BlankMap-World.png as Chris requested above. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 21:13, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
I won't fix it today coz the fidly small places in Oceania are starting to annoy me. I'll have another look at it tomorrow. Mangwanani (talk) 21:17, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
It can be quite easier to color the countries in a text editor if you like—instructions are here :) Fvasconcellos (t·c) 21:56, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
You can leave Oceania grey, as there are no First World countries outside of Australia and New Zealand. Also could you use the brighter royal blue so it stands out better? Thank you! Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 21:23, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
If this goes against some rule please let me know. I saw this sitting and gave it a shot. Mangwanani you could use this for a start if you want. I believe all the countries are marked. If it's taboo to step in just hit me with a trout. §hep¡Talk to me! 23:17, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
It is not at all taboo for multiple editors to work on one graphic, but thanks for your politeness. Often one editor may have a strength and be able to add the missing touch, we've done that many times here.
The only thing needed now are the border separations between the blue countries. Thanks! Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 23:53, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
I thickened the borders and now they're 0.473 pixels. If you want them thicker just say. §hep¡Talk to me! 00:56, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
Checked it on a better monitor, they look great, thanks! Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 20:57, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Iran-United Kingdom relations

Resolved: Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 14:17, 15 April 2008 (UTC)


Article(s): Iran-United Kingdom relations

Request: even out coloration -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 03:43, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: I just converted it to b&w, since there's no real need to keep the slight sepia toning. Time3000 (talk) 10:35, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

That'll do, then. Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 14:17, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

(that sounded dismissive and I totally did not mean to come off that way)

general-use non-ovoid Pacific-centered SVG world map

Resolved: Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 20:51, 16 April 2008 (UTC)



Request: This one struck me while we were doing the map above. There's not really a good general-use Pacific-centered SVG world map on the 'pedia. A good one can be found at, but it has the grids and the colors are reversed. Anyone up to the challenge? -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 18:51, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

The use of which would be...? :S Mangwanani (talk) 19:25, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
Organizations and weather-chart maps and World War II battles and... not that much of a stretch to think out oneself. Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 20:42, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: I have a start. I converted the PDF to an SVG and am going to start to switch the color over. Above is what I've got so far. I have to invert the continents and oceans so far. §hep¡Talk to me! 20:13, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

That's as far as I can take it. §hep¡Talk to me! 20:39, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
You've done a fantastic job, thank you so much! Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 20:46, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
Anyone else up to making Africa all one piece, as the Atlantic-centered one is not split thus? Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 20:46, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
Missed the cross-posting with Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Maps anyhow here are two maps. They still contain all of the ISO code tagging for easy use. /Lokal_Profil 22:30, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
Any way to make this a rectangle projection, and leave a whole Iceland on the side with Europe? Thanks! Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 07:42, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

From what I've been trying, if you want a flat map without any breaks you're going to get something like what you called "horribly skewed". With the other maps it was an easy break because the whole PAcific ocean was pretty much dropped off. With this you're messign with land that can't just go away. §hep¡Talk to me! 19:41, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

What I meant by horribly skewed is that in Image:Pacific centric no colonies blank world.png, Alaska and Siberia are nowhere close to each other, and in reality they are but a few miles. Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 20:58, 14 April 2008 (UTC)
I can generate a flat map from the 162E map above but it will still cut island (and part of greenland) into two. I can put the whole of greenland on the Africa side but that would result in cutting Greenland in two big chunks. Also it would obviously move the centre of the image further (towards Asia) from the date line. /Lokal_Profil 20:51, 14 April 2008 (UTC)
I want to thank you both for your contributions. What is needed is not a wrap-around map, what is needed is just a map of the world's political units for general use, centered on the Pacific. It should not cut anything in two, not Africa, not Greenland, not Iceland. In Image:BlankMap-World6, compact.svg, no country is cut or broken, even though in reality there is overlap. If Greenland or Iceland has to be mended to put it on one side, rather than the other, please do so. Thank you so much! Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 20:58, 14 April 2008 (UTC)
If there is an overlap in Image:BlankMap-World6.svg (which is the source for Image:BlankMap-World6, compact.svg) then it's a very small one making it barely visible. After having tried around with preserving Iceland intact I came to the conclusion that a split Greenland looks worse so for optimised aestethics and accuracy Iceland will simply have to be split. Keeping greenland and Iceland intact would require a "fake" map which is something I'm not really comfortable with. My preferred map remains Image:BlankMap-World-162E.svg and after all if the map is centered on the Pacific then Iceland will rarely be needed. /Lokal_Profil 21:36, 14 April 2008 (UTC)
Thank you again for your contributions, we'll keep going. The question is not about having a "fake" or a geographically precise map, it's about having a non-ovoid Wiki-useful map for situations when a Pacific-centric map is called for. I am sorry if you are uncomfortable with that, but Image:BlankMap-World6, compact.svg is done in the exact fashion I am calling for, that map is Wikipedia-accepted, and it is what is needed in this situation, not geographic precision according to some different standard. But I do appreciate what you have done. Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 00:38, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
Blank US Electoral Map.svg
addendum-let me give you an example. Image:Blank US Electoral Map.svg is not a geographically accurate map. Alaska is wildly off-scale, and Hawaii is not really in Mexico. Yet the map is functional and perfectly suited for use. That is what is needed. (likely either a Behrmann projection, Equirectangular projection, or Van der Grinten projection) Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 01:02, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
Square map as per request. /Lokal_Profil 19:31, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
Very good! Thank you all for your hard work on this weird one! Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 20:51, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
Made a last edit. Working with the Americas map (below) revealed to me an easy way of making it so that Iceland and Greenland are intact whilst not "faking" the map. Hope this solution is ok. /Lokal_Profil 22:22, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
Perfect! Thank you so much for your last push! This is it! Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 00:19, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Persian Army Immortal

Resolved: Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 14:04, 17 April 2008 (UTC)


Article(s): Persian Immortals

Request: trim out clear space and caption as unWikilike, each language can add their own caption -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 04:22, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:

Something is funky with this image. When I open it with an editor it's all smeared out. Anyone else had any luck? /Lokal_Profil 11:19, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
It's behaving OK with me, so I just did an autocrop in GIMP. MW seems to be playing up again and still showing the caption on the image page (yes, I have tried ?action=purge), but it'll probably have fixed itself by the time anyone else reads this. Time3000 (talk) 13:55, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
Very good, thank you! Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 14:04, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
Hello I am the creator of this image and it would be no trouble for me to fix/edit the images I've uploaded (I ended up cropping a local copy of that image and reuploading seeing as the crop by Time3000 was on the tight side). Please leave a note on my user talk page next time :).¤~Persian Poet Gal (talk) 21:18, 17 April 2008 (UTC)


Resolved: Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 21:09, 17 April 2008 (UTC)


Article(s): Vizier

Request: trim out clear space and caption as unWikilike, each language can add their own caption -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 04:22, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: The image is a copyvio, scanned out of a book. /Lokal_Profil 11:24, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

I'm not sure if it's inheirently a copyright violation, but it definitely looks like there should be supporting info besides "own work". I will ask the uploader if it was scanned, from where, etc. (talk) 18:45, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
Nevermind, someone else got there 1st. (talk) 18:49, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
So I guess we mark this one Resolved, since we don't have a deleted? Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 21:09, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Aztec glyphs

Resolved: Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 17:17, 19 April 2008 (UTC)


Article(s): Azcapotzalco (altepetl) and possibly others

Request: Similar to my last request, an SVG glyph to represent the pre-Columbian polity of Azcapotzalco. The dots don't have to be reproduced perfectly. There are a few different ways of drawing this (see e.g. the right-hand side of Image:Tezozomoc.jpg), but this version (from the Codex Mendoza) is the most famous, and is the one the modern Mexico City borough named after Azcapotzalco based their logo on. (An SVG version of the borough's glyph might be wanted too, although I don't know if copyright allows that.) --Ptcamn (talk) 23:02, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

And another one, for Huitzilopochco. See [12] for a clearer but slightly different version. --Ptcamn (talk) 14:53, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:

Side note-this is actually fascinating if you are going to clean up each altepetl thus. Those we have are in mixed condition. Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 19:30, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

I converted it to an svg. I don't think it looks too shabby! What do you all think? XcepticZP (talk) 07:52, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
Looks good. --Ptcamn (talk) 10:07, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
I think it is snazzy, the requester likes it, can we mark it done? :) Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 20:45, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

South America

Resolved: Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 22:41, 19 April 2008 (UTC)


Article(s): South America, scads of others

Request: lighten for detail -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 04:22, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: Like this? Fvasconcellos (t·c) 23:22, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

Love it, thanks! Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 22:41, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
Great! I've uploaded over the original. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 23:22, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Easy request: SVG from PDF


Renata (talk) 00:49, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): Oil shale (currently on WP:FAC), Oil shale industry, History of the oil shale industry

Request: This graph was taken from a PDF document, page 38. I know that PDF can be easily converted to SVG, but I don't have the tools. Please help this current featured article candidate by exporting PDF into SVG. Thank you! Renata (talk) 21:45, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: I'm on it. Give me a couple of minutes :) Fvasconcellos (t·c) 22:53, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Done, courtesy of Ghostscript and Inkscape :) I'm not sure how much of an improvement it was, though. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 23:18, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
Great, thank you. Renata (talk) 00:49, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
Erm... you seem to have deleted Germany ;) Fvasconcellos (t·c) 14:13, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
Whoopsie Blush.png... Fixed. Renata (talk) 14:51, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

Seven hills of Rome


Renata (talk) 19:53, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Article(s): Aventine Hill, Seven hills of Rome, plus usable on other 7 hills articles. Another German wiki map is here.

Request: Make a proper schematic or contour shaded map, showing hills, river, Servian Wall. Use Latin and English names together, possibly also modern Italian names. Potential use in a number of articles. --mervyn (talk) 19:35, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:

  • How's that? Tell me if there are any font issues... Renata (talk) 00:48, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
    • Looks great. Could do with a cap I for Tiber Island to correspond with Wikipedia article title, and it is Caelian not Caelion Hill. Perhaps it would be even clearer to put the English names of the 7 hills in bold. Thanks, --mervyn (talk) 16:22, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
      • Just noticed that the map (especially position of Servian Wall) is rather too stylized compared to Plan D above. Any chance of fixing? --mervyn (talk) 16:24, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
        • Fixed spelling, but not the wall - the map is extremely schematic and somehow I doubt plan D is also accurate. Renata (talk) 17:08, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
          • Thanks. As you say, keep it as a schematic. All ready to use now. --mervyn (talk) 08:18, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
            • So I guess then this is resolved. Renata (talk) 19:53, 21 April 2008 (UTC)


Resolved: Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 10:22, 21 April 2008 (UTC)


Article(s): Devanagari, language request template

Request: transparent background -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 07:30, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:

  • Do you need those bacground lines in gray? Renata (talk) 14:53, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
    • Ok, converted with no background. Renata (talk) 21:13, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
Thank you! Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 10:22, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Frank George Carpenter

Resolved: Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 21:02, 21 April 2008 (UTC)


Article(s): Frank George Carpenter

Request: trim to center -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 04:01, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: Cropped out the frame. §hep¡Talk to me! 18:47, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks a bunch! Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 21:02, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar

Resolved: Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 20:59, 22 April 2008 (UTC)


Article(s): Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar

Request: straighten and remove artifacts -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 17:42, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: I've straightened and converted to b&w to fix some of the artefacts, and also removed some of the scan darkening from the top left corner. The modified version is on commons under the same name, so it should be changed in articles automatically once the speedy for the non-commons version has gone through. Time3000 (talk) 15:19, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

Can you also modify this one so we can see it? Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 16:17, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
It says "MetsBot has reviewed this image and it may not pass the requirements for deletion. This image is not a bit-by-bit copy of Image:Naser kiss queen.jpg on Commons, although it could be a compressed/resized copy." Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 16:19, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
The new image is here. i think the original is better though. /Lokal_Profil 20:09, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
Well, if you can straighten the original one as asked, please do so. Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 22:40, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
Non of my image programs rotate jpg's nicely without messing them up =( /Lokal_Profil 23:28, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
Gave my shot at it. Also sharpened it to show the canvas type and cropped it because the lines are not straight. Edit: I made changes to the commons ones. §hep¡Talk to me! 00:15, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
The changes also need to be made to this one, or this one needs to be deleted so it doesn't block the same-named Commons one. Please just upload the changed version over this one. Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 03:59, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
Done. §hep¡Talk to me! 19:42, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
Cool, thank you! What is the template for "this is now on Commons"? Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 20:59, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
Means eventually an admin should delete the image since another version exists on Commons. §hep¡Talk to me! 01:17, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

Amanullah Jahanbani

Resolved: Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 01:27, 23 April 2008 (UTC)


Article(s): Amanullah Jahanbani

Request: lighten for detail -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 03:43, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:I lightened it up a little bit. How's this? --ANONYMOUSPUSSY 15:50, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

I've reduced the noise a bit with a DFT and lightened it up again (similar to the other version for lightness). Time3000 (talk) 19:17, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
These are too close for me to tell the difference between the two. Would you gentlemen decide? They both look good, and thank you! Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 20:52, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
IMO depends on what you're looking for, the first looks more like it was taken straight off of, maybe an old newspaper and cleaned. The other one is softer and looks more like a portrait, but doesn't exactly portray the canvas texture. I like the NR better. §hep¡Talk to me! 22:46, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
Since they're both Commons, we'll let the individual Wikis decide. Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 01:27, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

Hossein Fatemi

Resolved: Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 20:51, 23 April 2008 (UTC)


Article(s): Hossein Fatemi

Request: cleanup halftoning -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 03:40, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:

I'll get this one with a Fourier transform when I'm on the right PC : ) . Time3000 (talk) 09:44, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Got there at last : ). There's still a bit of noise, but I can't really do anything about that. Time3000 (talk) 15:31, 23 April 2008 (UTC)
That is significantly better, thank you! Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 20:51, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

Hassan Pakravan

Resolved: Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 09:01, 24 April 2008 (UTC)


Article(s): Hassan Pakravan

Request: remove newsprint bleed from face -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 03:40, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: Lightened and removed artifacts. Jmunroo (talk) 08:36, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Thank you so much, that's great! Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 09:01, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Rub el Hizb

Resolved: Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 20:52, 24 April 2008 (UTC)


Article(s): Rub el Hizb

Request: create Wiki-usable flags for

  • Azat party [13]
  • Customs flag [14]
  • Fictional representation of Hatay [15] (text is the shahada
  • unofficial flag for Kazakhstan in the 1990s, the basis of the modern state flag, light blue with hollow yellow rub el hizb

-- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 05:07, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: Here are the svg images of the links you gave -- Cradel 17:16, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

Thank you so much, those are great! Now the Arabic text just needs to be put in the Hatay one :) Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 20:55, 23 April 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, the customs flag is further down the page at :( sorry to have you redo that one. Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 20:56, 23 April 2008 (UTC)
Sorry about that, fixed it now, I also added the Arabic text -- Cradel 22:18, 23 April 2008 (UTC)
Thank you for the customs flag, it's perfect! Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 04:01, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
Please revert your edit to the Hatay flag-it needs to be symmetrical, that is, it should be even from top to bottom and side to side, no matter what the FOTW site shows. After that, the Arabic text needs to be in the same golden yellow and fit within the starburst, not blanket on top of it. Thanks and sorry. Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 04:01, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
Hatay is great, thank you for your hard work! Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 14:20, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
Any takers on the unofficial flag for Kazakhstan? Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 14:20, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
Are any of those two the right one? I could make the Rub el Hizb smaller though ( I used the same proportions and colours as in the Flag of kazakhstan ) -- Cradel 15:54, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
The second one is great, thank you so much! Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 20:52, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin

Resolved: Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 14:03, 25 April 2008 (UTC)


Article(s): Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin

Request: put on regular Wiki-style white or clear background -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 03:54, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:

Marking done as image was deleted. Did the bot not come by last night? Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 14:03, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Mon (crest)

Resolved: Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 13:50, 25 April 2008 (UTC)


Article(s): Mon (crest)

Request: SVGify -- Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 03:59, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: How's this? — ₪₪ ch1902 ₪₪ 11:41, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Splendid, thank you! Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 13:50, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
ps-please add the "an SVG version exists" Commons tag to the jpg, thanks! Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 13:55, 25 April 2008 (UTC)