What Screen resolution are you using?

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Link Posted 06/06/2007 - 14:30
This has come up a few times, with various people putting forward what they think is the "standard" resolution which "most people" are using.

This is important so that we as a community can post our photos to both show them off in their best light (not too small) and allow as many people as possible to see them without scrolling (not too large).

So I present to you a poll. What screen res are you using to view this forum?

I have only included 4:3 resolutions because I don't know what the standard widescreen ones are. If you are using widescreen please pick the closest 4:3 res on offer.


Link Posted 06/06/2007 - 15:19
I use 1280x1024 and have so for the past 7 years or so.
Now I feel the time has come close to move up to a larger screen (now using a 19" CRT) but I hope that mu CRT keeps working until the prices of the ledpanel TFT's are coming down to reasonable levels.
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Link Posted 06/06/2007 - 16:10
My setup:

"Thrash about" PC - 1280x1024
"Main PC" - 1600x1200 and 1280x1024 (dual screen)
Laptop - 1400x1050.

So, I don't think there's anything standard

(Elsewhere in the office we use 1024x768 upwards. So, 1280x1024 is certainly not standard, nor the minimum spec )
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Link Posted 06/06/2007 - 17:21
Similarly I have no one standard resolution.
Main PC is widescreen 1440 X 900
A PC at 1280 X 1024
A PC and Laptop at 1028 X 768


Link Posted 06/06/2007 - 17:46
Nearly forgot...

I also use a Pocket PC to connect via WiFi, and that has a res of 480x640. But it does do scaling.

Since people have been posting images I've given up checking for messages at the weekend on the Pocket PC (which is why I'm usually absent at the weekends).

My personal recommendation is to make images no more than 600 pixels in any direction (and less than 100k). If you want bigger, then use the "[url]" feature and link to another site so you don't have to look!

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Link Posted 06/06/2007 - 18:04
If you really wanted a complete list...

These are the accepted formats and their codes:

QVGA 320 x 240 = 0.07 MP (random fact, a dragonfly sees with a resolution of 0.06MP)

VGA 640 x 480 = 0.30 MP

Enhanced NTSC 720 x 480 = 0.34 MP

Enhanced PAL 720 x 576 = 0.41 MP

SVGA 800 x 600 = 0.48 MP

XGA 1024 x 768 = 0.78 MP

HDTV 720p 1280 x 720 = 0.92 MP

WXGA 1 1280 x 768 = 0.98 MP

WXGA 2 1280 x 800 = 1.02 MP

WXGA 3 1366 x 768 = 1.04 MP

XGA+ 1200 x 900 = 1.08 MP

WXGA+ 1440 x 900 = 1.29 MP

SXGA 1280 x 1024 = 1.31 MP

SXGA+ 1440 x 1050 = 1.51 MP

WSXGA+ 1680 x 1050 = 1.76 MP

UXGA 1600 x 1200 = 1.92 MP

HDTV 1080i 1920 x 1080 = 1.04 x 2 MP (Interlaced)

HDTV 1080p 1920 x 1080 = 2.07 MP

WUXGA 1920 x 1200 = 2.30 MP

QXGA 2048 x 1536 = 3.14 MP

WQXGA 2560 x 1600 = 4.09 MP

QSXGA 2560 x 2048 = 5.24 MP

QSXGA+ 2880 x 2160 = 6.22 MP

WQSXGA+ 3360 x 2160 = 7.25 MP

QUXGA 3200 x 2400 = 7.68 MP

WQUXGA 3840 x 2400 = 9.21 MP

I have a single 1920x1200 screen.



Link Posted 06/06/2007 - 19:11
my macbook is 1280x800
Please call me aj,

I use a Pentax K10D, on a MacBook with LightRoom (vers 1.3 + beta 2)



Link Posted 06/06/2007 - 22:55
Laptop at 1440x900

Main PC has dual monitor. One at 1680x1050, the other turned sideways at 1200x1600.

My browser on the other hand is rarely sized beyond maybe 1200x800 just because I'm doing too many other things to cove my whole screen with it. It works OK until some one posts an oddly wide website or really large photos.


Link Posted 07/06/2007 - 16:41
1920x1200 dell 24 inch. Best IT purchase I've ever made!


Peter Elgar

Link Posted 07/06/2007 - 17:16
I can't understand most of this : how do I FIND the screeen resolution ? I have a 'Time' computer donated by my sister-in-law. It has quite a large screen and is the regular TV Set shape.
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George Lazarette

Link Posted 07/06/2007 - 17:27
Peter Elgar wrote:
I can't understand most of this : how do I FIND the screeen resolution ? I have a 'Time' computer donated by my sister-in-law. It has quite a large screen and is the regular TV Set shape.

With the cursor hovering over a bit of blank screen, click the right mouse button.

A box will appear, with the word "Properties" at the bottom.

Click on "Properties".

Another box will appear with a list of options in a row at the top. Click on "Settings", and you will see your screen resolution.

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Link Posted 07/06/2007 - 19:04


Link Posted 07/06/2007 - 19:46
1024 x 768 on a 17" screen.

I've never had a problem viewing image.. I just zoom out if needed. With IE7, this is done using the zoom tab in the bottom right of the browser.



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Link Posted 07/06/2007 - 20:24
1280x1024 on a 19" Dell CRT. I could run it higher but not at over 85Hz, and at anything under 85Hz I start to feel unwell, so I may have slight photo-sensitive epilepsy, which we should find out when they (The Medics) look for my brain on June 20th.
Tim the Ammonyte
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Link Posted 07/06/2007 - 23:00
careless of you Tim, you should always keep a close eye on your brain! I certainly wouldn't trust a bunch of medics to find it for you.

I know what you mean about low refresh rates, I find I can look straight at a small monitor at 60hz all day long no problem, but make it a big monitor or put two more of them on either side of me and the flickering drives me insane. It has something to do with seeing them out of the edges of the eye I think. At least for me anyway.
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