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.
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).
- Add another link to the file page.
- Add another resolution to Media Viewer. Currently, 1200 is the “big” option there.
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
Before making this a default, community discussion is needed.