Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Liberation of Paris celebration

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Liberation of Paris celebration[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 13 Jan 2014 at 22:23:05 (UTC)

Original – from LoC: "Crowds of French patriots line the Champs Elysees to view Allied tanks and half tracks pass through the Arc du Triomphe, after Paris was liberated on August 25, 1944"
Reason
High quality and historically significant photograph. It has been voted as picture of the day on Wikimedia Commons in 2009 and is an FP in Turkish WP.
Articles in which this image appears
Liberation of Paris, French Resistance, Paris, Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Military history of France during World War II
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/World War II
Creator
Jack Downey, U.S. Office of War Information
  • Support as nominator --Երևանցի talk 22:23, 31 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose I considered this for nomination, but it's overwhelmingly blurry at full size, even when compared to some other WWII photos (or just to the 1940s photos in general). Happy New Year anyway:) Brandmeistertalk 23:43, 31 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Weak Support. It's an extremely high res scan, that's why it's so blurry at full size. Resized to something reasonable, such as the minimum resolution requirements which equates in this case to 1910x1500px, it looks reasonably sharp for an historic photo. It's clearly not on a par with our best photos of this era, but those photos were very much staged, whereas this one clearly isn't. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 18:53, 2 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Support as per nom. Don't see the need to resize. As stated above the scan is very high resolution, which doesn't retract in any way. Wikipedia can do the resizing, and noone is going to look at in in full resolution anyway. The photo itself is high enough resolution. CFCF (talk) 20:18, 2 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Support I think Diliff was suggesting we resize it for the purpose of judging. Taking it down to 50% it is still 10MP and lovely and sharp. I do wish the Wiki software had better support for viewing images at something between thumb, preview and full size (e.g. view at 50%, or view at 5MP, 10MP, 20MP). -- Colin°Talk 14:14, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
Enable the image viewer under beta settings and you can show images in fullscreen mode. CFCF (talk) 16:10, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
Already tried that. It's getting annoying actually so may turn if off. And "fullscreen" might not be that large on some computers. -- Colin°Talk 16:15, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
Agreed, I enabled it a while ago and quickly disabled it again. To be truly useful, it would need to be a more full featured viewer, with perhaps a Javascript slider-based resizer, with 'fit height', 'fit width' and a few presets. Whether that's realistic to be coded, I'm not sure. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 16:27, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
Or just set your browser to 50% (or any size you wish). nagualdesign (talk) 03:14, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Crowds of French patriots line the Champs Elysees-edit2.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 22:54, 13 January 2014 (UTC)