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Old Nov 30, 2009, 4:02 PM   #1
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Ever since I got a flat screen monitor I have only been taking widescreen format pictures on my Canon point and shoot cameras. I love putting my pics as Windows wallpapers and I don't like seeing the pictures get stretched. I'm sure most people have widecsreen computer and laptops now and I was wondering would there be any good reason not to use widescreen format if all of my pictures are going to be staying on the computer?
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Old Nov 30, 2009, 5:35 PM   #2
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Here's when sensor size really matters. In my p&s 16:9 will always render less megapixels than in 4:3.
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Old Dec 1, 2009, 4:51 PM   #3
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just crop a regular image to same dimensions of your screen size.....no stretch, u will loose a little at top and bottom
thats if u shoot landscape format.........if u shoot portaite format then itll never work

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There's always the Panorama option if you dear to uber wide picks and mandatory pp.
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just crop a regular image to same dimensions of your screen size.....no stretch, u will loose a little at top and bottom
thats if u shoot landscape format.........if u shoot portaite format then itll never work

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I wouldn't know how to crop a regular size image to fit my screen size, which is why I always pick widescreen format on my point and shoot camera. I also just noticed one drawback with widescreen format... uploading a widescreen pic to facebook will result in a smaller sized picture after it's cropped as compared to uploading a standard size picture... hmm...
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Old Dec 11, 2009, 1:42 AM   #6
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I shoot in whatever the camera shoots in, my digital video (tape) cam is wide screen, my SD video cam shoots 4:3 format and my DSLR. Well the SLR format is whatever the finished crop ends up being after PP is finish. I fit frames to my pictures, I don't make pictures to fit frames. Something left over from my 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 film days, the film was square so the prints were square.
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I shoot whatever my sensor size is to get maximum resolution. If I want to make a desktop background of it I just choose to "fit" to desktop and it's fine. If you choose "stretch" that's when you run into distortion problems.
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