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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)

animated svg with CSS codeEdit

I've just finished an animated svg] on for some medical articles. There's a small amount of CSS attached to it. I'm not sure how to export the data to load onto commons. I have the html code and css code. Or, if I export it I can get the index file and css style sheet. I've never used anything other than a pure html svg before, so I'm not exactly sure how to handle it. Thanks for any help. Ian Furst (talk) 00:28, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

Disregard. Wikipedia cannot handle a seperate CSS file, as far as I can tell, so I've embedded the CSS code in the <style> section of the html. See Symptoms man and read the code in a text editor. Note that with this method, the entire diagram is only 16kb and can be altered by anyone, for any symptoms. Ian Furst (talk) 00:05, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
If someone can help me load a .png version preview, and create the link so I can embed the animated picture in a page, I'd appreciate it.

New type of SVG animations?Edit

I just came across a few animations such as this one. Could someone point me toward documentation that explains how they work, and how I can create one? I looked at the source but could not find any information in it. datumizer  07:59, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

Never mind. The author posted info on his user page. datumizer  08:03, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

Images to rescaleEdit


Due to a misunderstanding with the museum where the photographs were taken, I would need all images in category Category:Wik-nic at MAHG, 19 August 2018 to be resized to a maximum resolution of 1200×1200. Is there a bot susceptible of doing that?

Thank you very much in advance. Rama (talk) 14:27, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

I think that's a bad idea. Continue discussion at Commons:Village pump#Images to rescale please. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 17:50, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

Should a poor JPEG be upscaled?Edit

Some user (unfamiliar to me) insists on keeping an upscaled JPEG file, bloated and ridden with artifacts. The alternative is of the same quality, but has the file size which its quality deserves. The user supplied no explanation of any kind. Revert? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 17:00, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

It looks like a still from a video, so it's always going have artifacting, but a higher resolution will only amplify that. We should use the version directly from the source: [1] (1280x720). clpo13(talk) 17:05, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
I just restored the correct format, not completly cropped. I don't really care, do as you want. --GrandCelinien (talk) 18:41, 5 June 2019 (UTC)


Hi. Is there anyone who can remove the microphone here? Sebastian James (talk) 09:55, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

@Sebastian James: Possibly, but your best bet is to post a request to Commons:Graphic Lab/Photography workshop.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 10:06, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

3rd party edit review?Edit

There is a photo here:
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)