Commons talk:Featured picture candidates

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Proposal to increase minimum image dimensions for featured pictures, and set a minimum for featured animations and video[edit]

Our current guideline is:

"ResolutionImages (with the exception of animations, videos, and SVGs) of lower resolution than 2 million pixels (pixels, not bytes) are typically rejected unless there are 'strong mitigating reasons'. Note that a 1600 × 1200 image has 1.92 Mpx, just less than the 2 million level. A 1920 × 1080 image, commonly known as Full HD, has 2.07 Mpx, just more than the 2 million level.

Graphics on Commons are not only viewed on conventional computer screens. They may be used in high-resolution print versions, and the images may be cropped to focus on portions of the image. See Commons:Why we need high resolution media for more information."

Considering the ever-increasing capability of cameras including phone cameras, and the movement toward 4K displays, I propose to change this as follows:

ResolutionImages (with the exception of animations, videos, and SVGs) of lower resolution than 4K UHD, (3840 x 2160) or (2160 x 3840) pixels, are typically rejected unless there are 'strong mitigating reasons'.

Graphics on Commons are not only viewed on conventional computer screens. They may be used in high-resolution print versions, and the images may be cropped to focus on portions of the image. See Commons:Why we need high resolution media for more information."
Animations and video should be a minimum of full HD, (1920 x 1080) or (1080 x 1920) pixels, unless there are 'strong mitigating reasons'.
  1. Symbol support vote.svg Support as proposer --Pine 05:57, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  2. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose On the contrary, I'd get rid of strict rules concerning resolution altogether. Let the community decide in each and every individual case. That's basically what's happening anyway. --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:02, 24 June 2016 (UTC)