Community Wishlist Survey 2019/Multimedia and Commons/SVGs are often tiny in the preview (MediaViewer)

  • Problem: When clicking on a image it is opened in the so called Media Viewer. If the resolution of an image is sufficient it viewed screen filling. SVG files are vector files and can therefore be scaled arbitrary large. But SVG-Files contain image-sizes. Media-Viewer shows SVG-files only as big as the image meta data tells the image is large. Therefore sometimes when clicking on an image to see it larger is is opened not larger but sometimes even smaller than shown in the article, even through it's a arbitrary scalable graphics.
click on me (with MediaViewer enabled)
  • Who would benefit: Readers
  • Proposed solution: If the SVG has no bitmap-image embedded show it always screen-filling.
  • More comments: Fixed as of December 2018
  • Phabricator tickets: Phab:T71237
  • Proposer: MichaelSchoenitzer (talk) 00:34, 8 November 2018 (UTC)


This seems to sort of break the standard. Could we have a tool for rapidly rescaling images with ludicrous embedded scales instead? HLHJ (talk) 08:34, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

This will be fixed soon, see gerrit 475338. --Tgr (talk) 05:18, 26 November 2018 (UTC)