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Unusual Picture-size With The ESO 350D  
User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 5242 times:

Hi.
Today a friend visited me with his new Canon EOS 350D. The maximum image size is 3456x2304 pix. After resizing them they have 1024x683 pix - but shouldn't the normal size be 1024x768. I think 683 is a bit small. What do you experienced? Am I wrong or is his Camera just setted wrong?
Thanks for your help.
Georg.

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User currently offlineShm6666 From Sweden, joined Aug 2005, 3 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 5218 times:

Hello.

1024x768 is computer standard 4x3. Most digital SLR cameras including Nikon D70, D50, CanonEOS 300D and 350D shot in 3x2. So 1024x683 is correct.

/Regards
Sven Hagström


User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 5164 times:

But it a weird format I think. So shooting with edges on the right and the left should be compulsory?

Georg.


User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 5154 times:

3:2 is/was the widely used standard, BEFORE digital cameras were even born. I don't really understand, what you mean with "shooting with edges on the right and the left should be compulsory". Just crop a pic to 1024 and that's it. Most if not all DSLR-shooters do it that way.

Gerardo



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User currently offlinePhotopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2786 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 5145 times:

You know I always wonder why people get so hung up on aspect ratio for an image.

As noted above, my camera is 3:2 but as I use a "widescreen" laptop display my computer has an aspect ration of 8:5 or 1440 x 900 pixld.

A photo should be cropped for maximum visual impact, not for a pre-determined size. Or alternatively, crop it to fit your computer screen and I'll crop my images to fit my screen.

Standards, if you can even call it that, are continually changing and will continue to offer new options to photographers.


User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2464 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 5145 times:

Quoting Gerardo (Reply 3):
Just crop a pic to 1024 and that's it. Most if not all DSLR-shooters do it that way.

Like Gerardo said resize to 1024 and should be ok cropping at 3-2 (1024-683) or 4-3 (1024-768) can also be done so i dont see the problem
If you want the image to be 1024-768 just resize at 4-3 instead of 3-2
Cheers



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User currently offlineGPHOTO From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 831 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5098 times:
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While 1024x768 is a standard digital format, 1024x683 is a standard film format. 1024x683 is the same aspect ratio as a standard 6" by 4" print for example. Being a digital user, I always shoot 4:3 and I normally use 1024x768 when uploading. However the 1024x683 format can be useful for cutting out badmotiv items such as the tops of fences in the lower part of your image.

Best regards,

Jim



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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12673 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5096 times:
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Quoting Jorge1812 (Reply 2):
But it a weird format I think.

Don't confuse pixel sizes with aspect ratio. Those of us born in the film era will know that the most common film aspect ratio is 3:2. This comes from a 35mm neg or slide, which has an image size of 36x24mm. The film is called 35mm because it's 35mm wide. Of course, there are other film formats with different aspect ratios.

When digital SLRs first appeared, they stuck to the same aspect ration as their film ancestors. This ratio also happens to match that of the most popular print size of 6"x4". I'm not 100% sure on this, but I think some digital SLRs don't shoot at 3:2, but instead selected 4:3.

Once you have your digital image loaded on your PC, you can crop or resize however you want. This site sets some specific standards that you'll have to meet if you want to upload your shots here.



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User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2237 posts, RR: 48
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5074 times:

I don't think 3:2 is unusual, in fact it's the most common size ratio out there. For decades prints are made at a 3:2 ratio.
If you started photography with a digital 'point and shoot', you might think 4:3 is 'normal', but a little history lesson as posted in the other posts above might change your view.
Computer screens on the other hand come in all sizes: 16:9, 8:5 (??? new one for me), 4:3, 5:4... So which one is 'usual'?

Eduard


User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2464 posts, RR: 44
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5060 times:

Quoting IL76 (Reply 8):
So which one is 'usual'?

Me personally i like the 3-2 a lot better



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User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5036 times:

Quoting IL76 (Reply 8):
I don't think 3:2 is unusual, in fact it's the most common size ratio out there. For decades prints are made at a 3:2 ratio.
If you started photography with a digital 'point and shoot', you might think 4:3 is 'normal', but a little history lesson as posted in the other posts above might change your view.

That's what I did my digital images are with a point and shoot Oly C-750 and the history lesson as reading the above threads.

Thanks guys.

Georg.


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