My primary user page is on the English Wikipedia. I take a particular interest in converting images to SVG and improving the quality of SVG images. I use Inkscape when doing complex drawings, but I particularly like hand-coding SVG for efficient and modular end products. In fact I really just like seeing how much I can trim down SVG file sizes by hand-coding them. (And that carries over to using PNG optimisers to improve PNG compression too.)
- File:Quadrilateral hierarchy.png
- File:Seal_of_the_United_States_Supreme_Court.svg is so much larger than the raster version, it's being used as an example of why not to mass-replace raster images with vector versions as soon as one's available. 594KB? I could so do better than that.
- File:TransperthRailwayMap.svg is also needlessly large. Switching to reusable symbols for the various icons (for a start) will bring down the file size. But why did the file size jump at the last edit? ...ah, it looks like all the text blocks were converted to paths.
- File:Rose-rhodonea-curve-7x9-chart.svg -- gyeargh! 2.3MB for a simple set of curves? I know it's autogenerated from PostScript, but that's no excuse. This is just horrible. Its antecedent, File:Rose-rhodonea-curve-7x7-chart.svg, also needs fixing.
- File:Douglas crest.svg could do with tidying up, to make it render better in rsvg, and above all to fix the spelling -- Jamais arriere "Never behind", not the riotous malapropism J'amais arriere "I loved behind"!
- File:Parabola with focus and directrix.svg and related geometric diagrams, currently created by Inkscape, could be hand-coded down to absolutely precise and tiny SVG files. It's geometry, after all, which is all SVG really is when you get down to it.
- File:Sun and VV Cephei A.png is a very simple vectorisation.
- File:FHWA Series B sample.svg and its cousins (C, D, E, F) need to say "my big", not "by big", although this is a non-trivial change that will require locating a specimen of the letter "m" in each series of the typeface.
Work on non-Commons imagesEdit
- w:File:Wacom_Logo_WhiteType.svg. *facepalm* This has a fairly acceptable vectorisation of the wordmark, but the logo itself is composed of embedded images (for the coloured "ends" of the "cones"), and the silver cones themselves are even worse -- the one I examined is made up of 83 distinct elements! This needs some serious work.
Nothing right now.