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Bug 7756 - multi-resolution image viewer
multi-resolution image viewer
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
File management (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
Blocks: Wikisource
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Reported: 2006-10-30 10:38 UTC by David Monniaux
Modified: 2014-06-10 11:53 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description David Monniaux 2006-10-30 10:38:52 UTC
With projects such as Wikisource, and activities such as the German chapter's
digitizing of old manuscripts, we're going to get an increased number of very
large images (high-resolution scans of whole pages).

Currently, such images are shown as thumbnails in the image description size,
and if one wants to see details, one has to load the whole image into the
browser. This is not very user-friendly, especially for people with slow

I suggest we do a multi-resolution image viewer like the one on

It allows the user to navigate inside the image at different resolutions, only
loading the parts that are actually needed.
Comment 1 John Mark Vandenberg 2011-03-26 05:02:57 UTC
A lot of this functionality is now available in

A lot of it is implemented in JavaScript, so it might be possible to demo it on Commons.  Ideally this should be rolled into core.

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