As the Multimedia team finishes up this cycle of Media Viewer development,
we'd appreciate your feedback on some of its final features, such as the
proposed link to Media Viewer from Commons file description pages.
Currently, viewing media on Commons either shows an image standardized on
the file description page, or you can click on the image to view it in full
resolution. Offering a link to open the file using Media Viewer will allow
for a richer media experience, as the viewing size is increased, while
still providing useful information, as well as prominent tools for file
sharing and reuse.
We propose a "View expanded" link below the image on Commons pages (see
mockup thumbnail to the right). This will enable users to open the image in
Media Viewer, without making it the standard viewer for file pages.
Additionally, if the user clicks "share this file" and it opens in Media
Viewer and then the user exits out, they cannot return to Media Viewer
without such a link.
You can find more information and comments from the designers on the Mingle
card #199 and you can view this mockup of what the button will look
like below the file.
Thank you for your time and your feedback, please leave it on the "About
Media Viewer" talk page.
1. < https://wikimedia.mingle.thoughtworks.com/projects/multimedia/cards/199>
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