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Add a "full HD" default resolution for images with width 1920 or height 1080
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Origin: This is a wish from the German Community Wishlist Survey 2017. It did not get voted as a top wish, but because it is a rather small, independent project, it’s recommended for volunteer developers, e.g. to be tackled during the Wikimania Hackathon 2017.

Original wish (German): https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Umfragen/Technische_Wünsche_2017/Mediendateien#Bilder-Downloadlink_für_Breite_1920_bzw._Höhe_1080

Wish: As a user, I want to be able to download images and use them as a background on a bigger (1080p or "full HD") screen. I also want to be able to look at an image in big resolution to see its details, without downloading the big original file. Downloading uses up too much of my RAM and make my browser crash.

Problem: File pages and Media Viewer offer download links for images with several resolutions. What’s missing is a resolution for 1920 x 1080 screens (possibly 1920 x 1200).

Proposed solution:

  1. Add another link to the file page.
  2. Add another resolution to Media Viewer. Currently, 1200 is the “big” option there.

Note:
Images with a bigger resolution can already be accessed by adding the desired width to the file path, e.g.
instead of https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/94/Wien_Stubenring_18.jpg/829px-Wien_Stubenring_18.jpg
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/94/Wien_Stubenring_18.jpg/1920px-Wien_Stubenring_18.jpg

Before making this a default, community discussion is needed.

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thiemowmde renamed this task from Add another default resolution for images with width 1920 or height 1080 to Add a "full HD" default resolution for images with width 1920 or height 1080.Aug 9 2017, 4:29 PM
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While we're at it: 4k is on the rise and 8k is already lingering around the corner, so I'd like to propose adding these sizes as well.

TheDJ added a subscriber: TheDJ.Aug 14 2017, 6:54 PM

I'd like to see some clickthrough rates about this feature actually.....

Ramsey-WMF moved this task from Untriaged to Triaged on the Multimedia board.Nov 24 2017, 5:24 PM

@simon04: Indeed, thanks for finding that!

Tgr added a subscriber: Tgr.May 27 2019, 12:36 PM

Well, this task is a combination of T77642 and adding that download option to the image page (ie. a configuration change for $wgImageLimits).