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Which Aspect Ratio And Size To Choose.  
User currently offlineBeechcraft From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 828 posts, RR: 41
Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3688 times:

Hi all,
I´ve got some kind of problem here. With my Coolpix i worked with the rectangular marquee tool in PS with a fixed Aspect Ratio that used a width of 1,3 to a height of 1.
Now, with my D70, which produces pictures with 3008*2000px, it doesn´t really work out, if the plane i photograph fills almost the whole picture.
So i think i´ll go with a width of 1,5 to height 1.
What´s your opinion about that and what size do you think i should use?
1200x800?

TIA,

Denis


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User currently offlineTS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3632 times:

Hi Dennis,

I think a screener recently mentioned that the ratio of the uploads should be between 3:2 & 4:3. I find 3:2 more pleasing to the eye, but that's highly subjective. Depends also on the motive. As for the size, I like a width 1024px. Some people have argued that most PC users now have a bigger resolution, but I don't believe that.

Thomas


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3625 times:
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PHOTO SCREENER

The majority of my shots are uploaded @ 1024 x 632. I wish more people would choose 1024 x 650 or so, as 1024 by 768 is a giant waste of space on the vertical plain.

User currently offlineBeechcraft From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 828 posts, RR: 41
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3615 times:

Oh, i thought i had to go with 1200*XXX because anything below 768 would be rejected. Guess i was wrong with that...

Denis



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User currently offlineSaxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2382 posts, RR: 41
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3608 times:

I'm cropping everything to 1200 x 900. It makes the crops sort of a pain, since any straight-on or side shot of a plane naturally creates a very horizontal picture and wastes a lot of vertical space. That said, I suspect these images are mostly viewed on monitors, and I don't want the full-screen view to end up being distorted.

-Leanne


User currently offlineBeechcraft From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 828 posts, RR: 41
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3605 times:

Well, right now i´m trying some 3:2 ratio with a size of 1024*683.
See how that works out...

Denis



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User currently offlineBronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 810 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3584 times:

Royal, I tried uploading at a resolution like yours, but had it rejected for badsize. Most typical side shots look better, to me at least, in a more rectangular than square resolution.

A bunch of sky or tarmac at the top and bottom don't add anything in my opinion.



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User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 739 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3576 times:

Personally I like the 3:2 ratio as this equates to the SLR/DSLR full-frame ratio, and matches a range of standard print sizes, though in practice I do vary slightly if the crop makes a difference to the shot.

On the one hand I admire the discipline of the skilled slide shooter who must compose to use an arbitray format to the best advantage ... on the other hand, why be a slave to an artifical constraint?

Cheers,

Colin



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User currently offlineBronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 810 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3571 times:

Colin, could you clear up the issue of pictures less than 1024x768? Apparently Royal is getting some in at 1024x632, but I had some rejected at a similar size awhile ago.




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User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 739 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3558 times:

Hmm - think I'd best leave a definitive answer to a screener!

I'm not sure there has ever been a stated minimum height. A full frame image comes out at 1024x683, so that should always be acceptable (and is considerably less than 768), but I don't know how much thinner would be permitted.

Cheers,

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineBeechcraft From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 828 posts, RR: 41
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3537 times:

Hi again.
I just finished my PS session and i´m pretty happy with the results. As stated above they are coming at 1024*683.
Here are some examples for you:

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/n777asdenis4d70.jpg
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/lh-d-aclldenis1d70.jpg
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/ham1denisd70.jpg

P.S.: I really like my new camera...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Denis



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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3518 times:

Keeping the 1024 pixel width, cropping to popular print sizes will give the following dimensions:

6"x4" = 1024x683
7"x5" = 1024x732
10"x8" = 1024x819

Just crop the image to best fit one of these sizes and you should be fine.


User currently offlineBronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 810 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3513 times:

Sorry Colin, I just thought you knew everything. Guess not.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I think my next uploads will be at 1024x683, and hope they aren't rejected for badsize.



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User currently offlineMriya From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3491 times:

After reading this, I will alter my upload sizes as well to match the 3:2 AR. Right now, I upload at 1600 x 1200, a size that stems from the computer geek side of me. My photos make great wallpaper  Smile/happy/getting dizzy My laptop also runs at that resolution, and the 1024 size seems miniscule to me. But yes, other people do run that low still, and I tend to forget that.

Now, question: how do I figure out other resolution sizes with the aspect ratio in mind? I'd still prefer to go greater than 1024.



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User currently offlineBronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 810 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3488 times:

Mriya, one thing to consider when uploading at a higher resolution such as 1600x1200, is that it makes it easier for someone to print or use the photo at higher quality without paying you.

Kosszonom Sapen! (My father is a 56'er from the Hungarian Revolution)



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User currently offlineMriya From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3488 times:

Bronko Too true. Duly noted, en kossonyok! I'm sure I spelled that wrong though. My hungarian is rustier than a used car that's been through a few wisconsin winters!

I'm pretty sure my dad was through the Hungarian revolution as well. In fact, I do believe he was. Anyway, I'll stop hijacking the thread now :P



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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3479 times:

Just use the crop tool, select the dimensions in inches, 7"x5", 6"x4", 10"x8" etc. and then drag the box to select your crop. Left click and crop. After that, go to Image>Image size, and punch in 1600 for the width. The height amount will change automatically to fit the aspect.

I agree with Bronko, a 1600 pixel wide image makes a very nice 8"x10" print right from this website....


User currently offlineBronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 810 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3385 times:

I uploaded some photos last night at 1024x632, I like working with that size. It minimizes the dead area above and below the photo. Lets hope they aren't rejected for badSize, since Royal is able to get shots in at that size.


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User currently offlineBeechcraft From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 828 posts, RR: 41
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3370 times:

Hi, i got around 20 shots accepted at 1024*683 and none of my rejected photos had badsize as a reason.

Denis



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