[ubuntu-art] new wallpaper

Michiel Sikma michiel at thingmajig.org
Fri Jun 30 16:52:56 BST 2006

Op 30-jun-2006, om 17:47 heeft Troy James Sobotka het volgende  

> Huge can of worms.  We talked about this in Paris, and
> this is why I brought it up.
> I can tell you that 5:4 is pretty common as is 16:9.

Yeah, you're right. Sorry. 5:4 (1280x1024) is commonly used as well.  
I completely forgot that 5:4 is that resolution for a second. 16:9,  
however, is only generally used for TV screens. There's just one  
resolution that uses it, Wide XGA (1366×768), which is an extremely  
uncommon resolution. 16:10 is the typical widescreen resolution for  
computer monitors.

Still, I think that up- or downscaling a wallpaper (made for 4:3)  
without stretching or squishing it or changing the proportions in any  
way will be fine in most cases. If we make sure that there's nothing  
interesting at the borders of the image, we might as well cut them  
off occasionally in order to support some resolutions nicely.


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