On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 1:20 AM, aude <aude.wiki(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 7:02 AM, Jon Robson
In terms of supporting non-standard files - there
is no reason why to get
an obscure size e.g. 224px you could get for example the 240px image and
resize it with css...
1) That adds an unnecessary extra step to reuse images.
Not necessarily -- if you simply plop the image into an <img src="..."
width="..." height="..."> -- and that's what you should usually
anyway -- then receiving an image that's not actually the requested size
will resize it.
That should actually be what you already get when you request a thumbnail
larger than the size of the original.
4) Some browsers do a poor job at rescaling images,
although other browsers
have improved in this area.
Still true, though most of em are pretty good these days.
If anything, I think in the download button / dialog
in Commons, we should
have an option to allow user to choose image of any size to download, in
addition to the preset choices. :) The thumbnails can be temporary I
suppose, and hope no one uses them to hotlink. (my humble opinion!)
I'd usually be content with manually sizing to my perfect dimensions from
the original source, probably, but that is a nice shortcut. :)