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Allow bigger thumbnail sizes in personal settings
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In the user preference of Wikipedia & other WMF Wikis one can set the thumbnail sizes to 120, 150, 180, 200, 220, 250 and 300 px. Default is currently 220 px and will be changed to 300 px within the next days. The maximum possible size will then be the default and it's no longer possible to increase the size.

The screen-sizes, screen-resolutions and bandwidths have increased in the past substantially and will likely continue to increase.

I suggest to add 350, 400, 480 and 500px and remove the options 150 & 180 px witch are nearly not used.

Note worth links:

  • Statistic showing the uses to the available options:

https://bug-attachment.wikimedia.org/attachment.cgi?id=15872

  • An old bug (2007) concerning this, witch was declined because of performance issues witch are not valid any more:

T13118: Allow larger/user-specified thumbnail sizes


Version: 1.24rc
Severity: enhancement
See Also:
T13118: Allow larger/user-specified thumbnail sizes
T69703: Change MediaWiki default thumbnail size to 300px based on user behavior
T65440: Please offer larger image thumbnail sizes in Special:Preferences
T106640: Choose a sensible set of thumbnail sizes for Special:Preferences

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 22 2014, 3:39 AM
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I mentioned this on one of the changesets, thanks for filing a bug. I agree we should do this (both adding more big sizes and removing some small sizes).

Note that previously ops had some concerns about sudden load increase on the image scalers if the default thumb size changed (Not sure if that's still a concern)

(In reply to Bawolff (Brian Wolff) from comment #2)

Note that previously ops had some concerns about sudden load increase on the
image scalers if the default thumb size changed (Not sure if that's still a
concern)

This bug isn't about default thumb size changes, though. This is about expanding wgThumbLimits or whatever it's called to add more options.

(We should probably also consider removing some of the less popular smaller sizes too.)

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Note that 400px is now an option in Special:Preferences (see T65440#1467035)