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Alex 007 Oct 5, 2005 12:52 AM

Hello today & future S-9000/9500 owners!

I'm very confuse/disconcert with 4.3 versus 3.2 aspect ratio, on page 60 in the owners instruction manual:!:

Can some of your much; erudite that me, on this particular issue/matter explain in "Plain English", more or less...please:P

When & wherefore to use the 4.3 or the 3.2...and why 3.2 is active on 5 million pixles only:?

Thanks in advance for such noble action!

For two weeks a very happy Fuji S-9500 owner:cool:


Alex 007

Nefius Oct 5, 2005 3:14 AM

As far as i know, 3:2 is the normal photo format 35mm when you print them.
4:3 is the format for on your own pc monitor.

A pro normally take pictures on 3:2 because if the wish to print them.

Further more, the 3:2 is been projected only on a part of the chip due his size, which propably is about 5mp of the chip.

Alex 007 Oct 5, 2005 4:47 AM

Hi Nefius!

Sorry I wrote a mistake, the 3.2 aspext ratio, is also the maximal 9 meg pixels...and NOT as I by mistake wrote 5 million!:-)

What did you recommend use only 3.2 when I will print 10x15 or bigger photos, or to leave in the normally 4.3 aspect ratio:?

Thank you so much:D

Alex 007:|

Nefius Oct 5, 2005 5:37 AM

if you pritn 15x10, then you can use 3:2 the best.
if you do 4:3, then the whole photo won't be on a 15x10 picture

Alex 007 Oct 5, 2005 6:08 AM

Hi Nefius!

Thanks so much for your erudite input...however I will try, the same object twice one 4.3 & 3.2...I will confirm your advice after receive the two photos:idea:

You will well inform:?

Alex 007:|

shadowlies Oct 5, 2005 7:19 AM

Excuse my ignorance, but does this mean if I want to print 6x4s I should be shooting pics with 3:2 aspest ratio? Because I printed some pics the other day at the shop and they did not fill the 6x4s and the result was that not all of the picture was printed.

Nefius Oct 5, 2005 7:37 AM

seems that it is exactly what i was saying :-)

I've heard that some copyshops do print 4:3 also, but normally the old format is 3:2

Alex 007 Oct 5, 2005 7:57 AM

Ok...Nefius, so for that sole reason today I will make the same picture twice size "Normaly"...4.3 and the second one I will be able to see here in my city, the only Minlab that produce in 10 minutes prints from digital cameras..if will be full frame at 4.3 or better at 3.2 aspect ratio. As I just understand...that newer Mini labs good job whatever aspect ratio you bring...of course directly from the memory card:?

I will write my results!

Alex 007 :|

musicarvind Oct 5, 2005 8:17 AM

Hi everyone,

jphess Oct 5, 2005 3:10 PM

If you shoot your pictures in the 4:3 aspect ratio and then send your photos for standard 4x6 inch prints, there will inevitably be part of the image that will need to be cropped. It seems that more camera manufacturers are including the 3:2 aspect ratio so that you can preview, shoot and print full frame 4x6 prints. That seems to be the standard every day preferred photos size. So I guess you have to decide what the end result is that you want before you start shooting.

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