Community Wishlist Survey 2017/Multimedia and Commons/Number of Pixels for images on Commons

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  • Problem:

At Commons, when images are showed, there appears this message below the picture:

Original file ‎(4,000 × 3,000 pixels, file size: 5.6 MB, MIME type: image/jpeg); ZoomViewer: flash/no flash

It would be very helpful, if it would show the Megapixels, in this case 4000 x 3000 = 12 Mpix.

  • Who would benefit: All common users
  • Proposed solution: Add Mpix to the image dimesions
  • More comments:
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Discussion[edit]

Could we get some explanation as to how described situation may be a problem? (Is it lack of compatibility with camera marketing?..)--Reseletti (talk) 22:12, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

  • Excellent proposal donald. I often have to whip out my desktop calculator to do this manually, so it would save me a lot of time. And such an easy solution to code. Reseletti, the FPC community has a 2 megapixel limit on its entries, and we often talk about images in terms of their pixel count there, and at the moment such a thing has to be worked out manually -- Thennicke (talk) 10:34, 10 November 2017 (UTC)

I see. So not everyone has that need and making the existing solution a little more accessible via a tickbox in the user preferences would be all we need, right?..--Reseletti (talk) 14:51, 10 November 2017 (UTC)

  • Much easier to just have a number, 12.0 Mpx, next to the "4000 x 3000 pixels", on the file description page. To two decimal places, it's literally just a few characters, so there is no need for preferences to be involved here.
Example: "5,419 × 3,048 pixels (16.52 Mpx), file size: 8.62 MB, MIME type: image/jpeg" -- Thennicke (talk) 02:32, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
I like the proposed format of Thennicke. Geraldshields11 (talk) 18:29, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
To add to this, it would be great to be able to search for images within a range of sizes by megapixel. We can already do that for file size, dimensions, and resolution, this would be one more unit of measurement. Edit: to be clear, I'd like to see this data exposed to the search engine as well as present on-screen. :) Ckoerner (talk) 22:48, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

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