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Scaling PNG Support

Just before the Easter Holidays, there was a discussiong in my talk page between Nephele, Lurlock and myself, about scaling PNGs. I feel that the discussion has somehow cooled off during the holidays and I'd like to reactivate it here. I think it would be quite useful to be able to scale PNGs properly, i.e. maintaining their transparency, for two main reasons: 1) people won't have to upload several different versions of the same image (one for each different size they'd like to have), and 2) if the original image is updated, the wiki will update all sized verisons of that image, again wihtout the need to upload the sized verisons manually.

Implementing proper scaling of PNGs is quite simple. All it requires is a current installation of ImageMagick on the server and a couple of changes to the wiki settings. Instructions can be found here. If there is support for this implementation, we can ask Daveh to do this. --DrPhoton 04:54, 26 March 2008 (EDT)

To me, this already seems to be everything that is required for a request for Daveh to implement the feature; I'm not sure what additionally is needed. --NepheleTalk 00:37, 27 March 2008 (EDT)
OK, I'll ask Daveh then. --DrPhoton 10:04, 27 March 2008 (EDT)
What does "PNG" mean? Only curious so I'll know later. Thanks. --Playjex 12:11, 5 April 2008 (EDT)
Portable Network Graphics; it's a graphics format that allows better color resolution and better transparency than GIF; it's also copyright-free. We have several PNG images on the site; Daveh's graph of site use, for instance, or the icons for various game items. –RpehTCE 12:19, 5 April 2008 (EDT)