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 Post subject: Cropping - Wallpapers ?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:39 pm 
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Hi everyone,

I was wondering about cropping photos for wallpaper size. When trying to crop my photos i see they are all the size of 4288 x 2848. So when cropping to my screen resolution which is 1280x1024 it doesn't work out. I have to crop off the sides of my photo to make it square and fit. Is there some way around this? or is it just because my monitor isn't widescreen and the photos captured on the camera always have one wider length?

Sorry if this is a silly thing to ask but i was just wondering if there is something to be done about this other than cropping or buying a widescreen monitor :p

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If you resize and preserve the original aspect ratio you won't get an exact 1280x1024 (5:4) image. One option is to resize without preserving the aspect ratio but that would result in a slight distortion of the image. The other option would indeed be to crop to an/any 5:4 aspect ratio crop and then resize.

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Thanks for the reply.

I guess one thing i ignored and didn't realise is that my monitor isn't the standard (i think standard) 4:3. Are there many monitors at 5:4 is it a common thing? So what is the aspect ratio most dslrs use? is it 4:3?

I'm trying to figure this for cropping and stuff as in the old days i just remember 800x600, 1024x768 and such all being 4:3 i guess.

Thanks for your help :p

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I think most DSLR's use 3:2, however there are some (like Olympys) that uses 4:3 :idea:

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Is there any benefit to using 3:2 ? i'm just wondering the reason for it.

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printing on 4 by 6 :P


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