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Old 21st January 2005, 14:15   #1
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I'm using 1280x1024 screen resolution and have noticed soo many photos.... but when I see the same photos in 1280x960, 1024x768, 800x600 screen resolution, the images look very elongated and irritating. Faces look longer, tyres look oval, etc.

Which resolution is the right resolution??!? 1280x1024 OR 1024x768??!
I use a Samsung SyncMaster 793s monitor!
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I'm using 1280x1024 screen resolution and have noticed soo many photos.... but when I see the same photos in 1280x960, 1024x768, 800x600 screen resolution, the images look very elongated and irritating. Faces look longer, tyres look oval, etc.

Which resolution is the right resolution??!? 1280x1024 OR 1024x768??!
I use a Samsung SyncMaster 793s monitor!
There is nothing like right resolution I guess. Generally, aspect ratio of 4/3 is considered good. That way 1024x768 should display images well, but 1280x1024 is almost standard now a days.
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Well.. the 1024 x 768 resolution is actually in the proper 4:3 aspect ratio. But 1280 x 1024 is slightly different. So if you have adjusted your monitor to suit the 1280 x 1024 resolution when you do change to 1024 x 768 it will look a little stretched. Just readjust to suit the image. And why would you need to keep changing resolutions anyways?
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I personally find 1024*768 the best. Prob your monitor setting need to be changed. Try reducing the width of your screen area.

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I feel 1280x1024 is the perfect resolution. The tyres and all aspects look normal. When I view the same photos on other computers, they appear to be stretched and oval.
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Set your screen to 1024*768, then it will look fine.

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no it still looks stretched n crap! any 4:3 resolution [1280x960, 1024x768, 800x600] looks crap! only the 1280x1024 looks perfect.
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Whats the size of the image in pixels? Check it out in Photoshop. Prob the image itself is sized at 4:3.2 .

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no all images are 4:3.......
in fact 1280x960
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Hey Gordon,

Well initially i would have said that your monitor has an aspect ratio (ie the physical dimensions of the visible screen - of a 4:5 ratio...in which case the 1280x1024 resolution is in the right ratio.... as opposed to the normal 4:3 resolution ratios.)

But here is the weird part, looking up your monitor on the net, it says the ideal resolution is 1024x768 which is a 4:3 ratio. (it also mentions that 1280x1024 is the max resolution, which is a 4:5 ratio).

So the only thing i can think of is if your monitor settings are squishing the picture, or your videocard is doing that??

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I feel 1280x1024 is the perfect resolution. The tyres and all aspects look normal. When I view the same photos on other computers, they appear to be stretched and oval.
I dont get it?? suppose you take an image of a wheel with ur digicam, and then view it at 1280x1024 it looks normal, but then you view it on another computer and......?

Also, is this happening for all your applications and web browsing or just your photoshop stuff??

let us know.
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My monitor has other dimenssion setting apart from resolution. I can reduce the width or the height of the screen by clicking a button.

And i'm sure yor mon must be having this too. That might be the reason why the images look wierd. Though the resolution is correct, the actual physical dimenssions of the video window (not your mon window) might be set to something else.

Try refreshing you monitor settings to default, see if that helps.

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Try refreshing you monitor settings to default, see if that helps.

Good point!... the reset button should solve your problems!
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Try refreshing you monitor settings to default, see if that helps.
all settings are default

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I dont get it?? suppose you take an image of a wheel with ur digicam, and then view it at 1280x1024 it looks normal, but then you view it on another computer and......?
I meant, when I see the images at 1280x1024 on my comp they look normal. When I change the settings to 1280x960 or 1024x768, they look stretched. I thought it maybe because my monitor has a different ratio. So I checked the same images on another comp that uses 1024x768. But they still looked stretched. I have never checked it on another comp with 1280x1024.

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Also, is this happening for all your applications and web browsing or just your photoshop stuff??
its for everything

If any of you is using 1280x1024, notice an image properly, change to a 4:3 ratio screen size and you'll know the difference.

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Post a thumb link of those images here. We'l see how it looks on our screen.

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