[ubuntu-art] Thoughts about wallpaper sizes/aspects/settings...
coryisatm at ubuntu.com
Wed Aug 13 16:18:39 BST 2008
Thorsten Wilms wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-08-13 at 07:36 -0700, AA Boy wrote:
>> Thats very good, but I use a 1680x1050 monitor, and that won't fit on
>> it (not wide enoguh). If you could make it so it is that big, then it
>> will fit most standard monitor sizes (there is still the matter of
>> 1920x1200, which you could do instead, since that is the height of
>> standard screen size, but it is still pretty rare). I like it a lot,
>> though. Well done. :)
> I chose 1600 x 1200 because that's what the Hardy wallpaper is in. It
> fits the very common 4:3 ratio. But I work in double size (3200 x 2400
> px) to have an easier time with details and to have headroom :)
> I have layers with black bars to simulate 5:4, 16:9 and 16:10. With 16:9
> the ends of the horns get rather close to the edge, but it still seems
> to be an acceptable composition in all these cases.
> Thank you! :)
> Thanks also to Marc Schroth!
For me I think the best rule if your creating wallpapers for the public
and don't want to go with multiple resolutions is to create at 2560x1600
(16:10). Now, composition can suffer somewhat but I feel a happy
compromise can be achieved. Users would then use the "Zoom" setting for
backgrounds so as to maintain aspect.
This is what Ubuntu Studio has done in the past.
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