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Diagonally striped pattern on svg country mapEdit

Hello guys,

I'm trying to fill countries with a diagonally striped pattern on a svg world map in this kind of style, however, just filling countries instead of regions would be fine. Colors should be able to be determined with the ability to create transparent stripes. There are instructions on how to entirely fill and circle countries, but the above feature is missing. Anyone here who could extend the instructions or comment? Would like to use this map outside of Wikipedia in case there are different rendering requirements.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by MiMoHo (talk • contribs) 09:42, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

3rd party edit review?Edit

There is a photo here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kluft-photo-MSS-Xoie-LLC-L2-landing-Img_1282.jpg
Kluft-photo-MSS-Xoie-LLC-L2-landing-Img 1282.jpg

As you can see in the version history I cropped it tighter, rotated it slightly (in real life the concrete pad was flat and the rocket vertical, the line of the mountain slopes left to right not right to left), and slightly adjusted levels. It made it work much better when used as a thumbnail on articles like Shock diamond. Many years later the photographer reverted it.

I built and operated the rocket in the photo, so I am not an impartial party. The photographer was an unwanted hazard at the event, so he is not impartial either. Would it be possible for someone here to take a look at it and see what they think? My initial inclination was to revert it, but I am an administrator on en so I know better than to do something that would look like an edit war.

Thanks! -- Brockert (talk) 03:45, 13 July 2019 (UTC)

@Brockert: I suggest you upload your improved photo with a different name, and let the Wikipedias choose which version they like better. With Ikluft's revert, your upload became controversial per COM:OVERWRITE.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 11:44, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, just leave it alone and make a derivative in another file, as Jeff G. suggested. The uncropped photo records history of the event. Wow, that "unwanted" remark is telling. 10 years later (and years since the last time we talked) and he's still throwing around unprovoked personal attacks. Look at any video from that event and the one yelling and treating people with disrespect is... well, it's easy to guess. I'll invite Ben to talk again in the future whenever he can find a way to bury his hatchet and show other people around him some respect. Ikluft (talk) 18:17, 13 July 2019 (UTC)

reducing motion blur?Edit

I recently took a few pictures of towns I passed while on vacation. However, some didn't come out very well because I took them from a moving car. I tried to use the PineTools image sharpening feature, but it didn't help much. Anyone know of a good way to reduce motion blur?

Thanks. Ixfd64 (talk) 20:12, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

@Ixfd64: Prospectively, you could get a better camera that can accept the same amount of light with a shorter exposure (the advertised feature would be "low-light"), or you could stop the car.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 07:46, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
@Ixfd64: Removing motion blur after a photo has been taken is difficult, although photoshop may help if the amount of blur is small (Youtube tutorial). For future shots: there is pretty much only one way to counter motion blur when shooting from a driving car. The key parameter here is to increase the en:shutter speed for a shorter exposure (e.g. 1/1000 s instead of 1/60 s). If you're still using that Nikon Coolpix S550, the best way to achieve this is probably to use the "Sports" Scene Mode. Depending on how much light is available, the camera may have to increase the sensor's sensitivity ("ISO") to counter the shorter exposure time, which may very well lead to heavily increased en:Image noise. With the Nikon you can kind of force that behavior by activating the "High Sensitivity Mode". Additionally, panning may or may not help in that situation. --El Grafo (talk) 10:04, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the replies. I did some more research and realized that reducing motion blur in post-processing is indeed really difficult. I've definitely been thinking about getting a better camera with better support for low-light photography for some time. Ixfd64 (talk) 17:11, 17 July 2019 (UTC)