Wide screen photos?

  geedad 11:15 03 Jul 10
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I have just bought a wide screen 16:9 Viewsonic 20" monitor. I have previously only used a 'square' monitor, and I would like some advice about photos that now appear stretched.
How do I keep the original aspect, etc?
Appreciate advice from forum members who have gone from (4.3?) to wide-screen.
geedad

  northumbria61 12:20 03 Jul 10

You need to change you Display Settings to a Higher
Resolution - For Windows 7 right click anywhere on a blank part of your desktop and select SCREEN RESOLUTION and adjust the setting HIGHER.

In Vista it is the same but after right click on Desktop choose DISPLAY SETTINGS.

Also the Orientation should be set to Landscape.

  northumbria61 12:25 03 Jul 10

You can also adjust the FONT size to your liking from the TASKS listat the left and select either Larger Scale or click Custom DPI and drag the ruler to set the type to a readable size. Click OK to close.

  BRYNIT 13:01 03 Jul 10

Check the display settings I think it should be set to 1600x900. If you have it set to something like 1280x1024 it will look stretched.

  chub_tor 13:13 03 Jul 10

All LCD screens can actually display only a single given resolution referred to as the native resolution. This is the physical number of horizontal and vertical pixels that make up the LCD matrix of the display. Setting a computer display to a resolution lower than this resolution will either cause extrapolation. This extrapolation attempts to blend multiple pixels together to produce a similar image to what you would see if the monitor were to display it at the given resolution but it can result in fuzzy images.

Here are some of the common native resolutions found in LCD monitors:

•17-19": 1280x1024 (SXGA)
•20"+: 1600x1200 (UXGA)
•17" (Widescreen): 1280x800 (WXGA)
•19" (Widescreen): 1440x900 (WXGA+)
•22" (Widescreen): 1680x1050 (WSXGA+)
•23.5" (Widescreen): 1920x1080 (WUXGA)
•23" (Ultra-Widescreen): 2048x1152 (QWXGA)
•24" (Widescreen): 1920x1200 (WUXGA)
•27" (Widescreen): 2560x1440 (WQHD)
•30" (Widescreen): 2560x1600

  woodchip 13:22 03 Jul 10

Not quite true,
My laptop can work on multi resolution. It only worked on two, but new software update as changed it so it can be changed to others

  geedad 14:50 03 Jul 10

I'm with XP, still.
I cannot get the 1600x900 that Brynit suggested.
( Some software states it will run better in this mode).
I am already missing my old CRT monitor which gave me multiple resolutions as I wished!
I thank all forum members for their responses, leavng me a little disappointed with 'modern technology'!
geedad

  BT 16:17 03 Jul 10

Depends what you are doing with the photos.
If you are just looking at them, just drag the window of the display program to the appropriate shape.

  northumbria61 17:43 03 Jul 10

geedad - "I am already missing my old CRT monitor" - Surely there's just no comparison to a modern larger LCD ?

  hssutton 17:49 03 Jul 10

As Brynit says you need to set the monitor to it's native resolution of 1600x900, the problem may be your graphics card, so check that out.

Maybe you can do this via "control panel" Nvidia have a dedicated control panel which lists all available resolutions.

  hssutton 17:49 03 Jul 10

As Brynit says you need to set the monitor to it's native resolution of 1600x900, the problem may be your graphics card, so check that out.

Maybe you can do this via "control panel" Nvidia have a dedicated control panel which lists all available resolutions.

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