The Other Hand

Balanced commentary from an unbalanced mind.

Aspect Ratios

Take a photo, print it, mount it, and frame it. What could be easier?

I spend a lot of time wrestling with the sizing around all the above. Specifically, aspect ratio. That’s the ratio of the length to the width, or, how rectangular is it? You can express it by a number — usually the ratio of the long side to the short. For example, an 8½x11 sheet of paper has an aspect ratio of 1.294. A square photo has an aspect ratio of 1.000.
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Written by cisko

17 May 2010 at 09:15

Posted in Photography