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Low Resolution in the Era of 4K[edit]

NFCC 3b says: "Minimal extent of use. An entire work is not used if a portion will suffice. Low- rather than high-resolution/fidelity/bit rate is used (especially where the original could be used for deliberate copyright infringement). This rule also applies to the copy in the File: namespace."

The rule of thumb offered on the policy page is to be around 0.1 megapixel. Take as an example an image 288 x 360 px (103,680 pixels). Rendered on a 24" 1080p screen (53x30 cm), this produces an image that is physically 8 x 10 cm (3.15" x 3.94"). But when displayed on a 24" 4K screen, this produces an image that is only 4 x 5 cm (1.57" x 1.97"). That's smaller than even an average thumbnail displayed on a 1080p screen (default thumbnail is 220 px, being 6.1 cm on a 1080p screen. And that's the shorter dimension).

I believe the rules on 0.1 megapixels should be significantly relaxed to 0.4 or 0.5 megapixels, resulting in sizes on 4K screens comparable to those currently on 1080p screens. Screen sizes are increasing, and if the image size guidelines do not then Wikipedia's non-free images will only be suitable for ants. --Odie5533 (talk) 01:11, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

No, unless the work is only available as 4k, and even then that's questionable if that much resolution is needed to see fine details for, say, a typical film at 4k. As to the issue of how big text and images appear on a 4K monitor, that's a software issue. I would expect that a desktop-sized 4k monitor is not going to display all text and images from a web browser at that resolution as it would make it unreadable, but instead offer the user an option to scale the page to a size that's readable that will scale images with it. (see [1]]).
Also consider that WP's max thumbsize will remain 300px, which affects all images. --MASEM (t) 01:35, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

Cover arts of singles[edit]

Cover arts are most preferred by multiple users for singles. I nominated the following images for deletion/discussion (whatever you call it), but I'm listing ones that are ongoing:

"Most preferred" does not imply "irreplaceability", yet the participants at FFD think otherwise. The issue on singles needs wider discussion. Meanwhile, I'm inviting you to improve consensus on individual images at the FFD rather than here. --George Ho (talk) 06:36, 1 December 2016 (UTC)