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Old Mar 31, 2008, 11:28 AM   #1
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Please tell mewhich aspect ratio do you guys usually set your cameraat?
4:3,3:2,or 16:9.
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You didn't like Greg's answer?

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Old Mar 31, 2008, 10:11 PM   #3
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I almost always use the setting which gives me the highest pixel count, and do any necessary cropping later. The exception is when I am going to have large numbers of 4"x6" prints made. Then, I use 3:2 aspect ratio.

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Old Apr 2, 2008, 10:18 AM   #4
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Forget the aspect ratio.

Choose the setting that gives you the greatest resolution. Horizontally AND Vertically. Once you've got the image, you can crop any way you want, but if you choose an aspect ratio that limits your resolution, in one direction or the other, you're limiting your ability to crop.

You never actually mentioned what camera you're using, and that would be helpful for us to provide you with details.
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Old Apr 2, 2008, 8:14 PM   #5
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I agree with Brian - go with the aspect ratio that maximizes pixels. You paid for them, why not use them? The trick is to visualize how you are going to crop for various uses, e.g., 8x10" print, 4:3 aspect ratio for an old monitor, 16:9 for a new TV/monitor, ...

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Choose the setting that gives you the greatest resolution. Horizontally AND Vertically
Doesn't tha mean using a square aspect ratio? Or, given the OP's list of choices, 4:3
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Doesn't tha mean using a square aspect ratio? Or, given the OP's list of choices, 4:3
Generally, but not always. We don't know what camera the OP is using, but if it has a 3:2 aspect ratio image sensor, selecting a 4:3 aspect ratio will reduce the horizontal resolution. Similarly, if the camera has a 4:3 aspect ratio image sensor, selecting a 3:2 aspect ratio will reduce the vertical resolution.
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Old Apr 3, 2008, 8:20 AM   #7
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Generally, but not always. We don't know what camera the OP is using, but if it has a 3:2 aspect ratio image sensor, selecting a 4:3 aspect ratio will reduce the horizontal resolution. Similarly, if the camera has a 4:3 aspect ratio image sensor, selecting a 3:2 aspect ratio will reduce the vertical resolution.
In other words, the highest pixel count - the same thing Brian said.
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In other words, the highest pixel count - the same thing Brian said.
Yes. I wasn't disagreeing with him.
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