The Silent One wrote:
Now that the nebulas can be shown in any size, I've bundled them into a zip which contains the original sizes (1600x1600 in most cases). We'll need to discuss about how large the individual nebulae are supposed to be.
512x512 is about right for the current size on the galaxy map with the current max zoom.
Or to put it another way, at max zoom nebulae should be 2x wider/taller than the pixel dimensions of the file. Since nebulae are fuzzy and semi-transparent, expansion of the pixels is barely
noticeable— and thus IMHO a good trade for the increase in speed / decrease in file-size. (even if these benefits are minor.)
It could be argued that a closer zoom should be allowed or that nebulae should take up more space on the galaxy map. If either or both of these were implemented larger nebula images would be desired.
Having larger files on hand can help in these eventualities, but i see no reason to pursue either of these at this time.