Artwork - What is the correct size?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Albion, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys

    currently tagging my Handbraked DVD's and I'm adding artwork, where possible original movie posters. I mainly obtain these from sources on the web and simply copy and paste into the artwork tab in iTunes (get info) or into Metax.

    I'm finding however that sometimes my posters have a square white background and other times they don't. Obviously must have something to do with the size of the original file I'm guessing. Assuming I can adjust the original file to suit, what dimensions should it be to lose the white background?
     
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    mavis

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    The hi-res artwork on iTunes-purchased movies is 667x1000, so that's what I generally shoot for. Metax usually gets about 339x550 or so (IIRC) so I try to get the artwork myself where possible (or make it myself if I can't find it online) ... To avoid those annoying white edges, try pasting the image into Photoshop and cropping them out. I believe Metax also does basic cropping too, if you click the magnifying glass. ;)
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    You can get some pretty nice, high quality poster art from www.impawards.com. That's what I use.
     
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    JonHimself

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    I use http://getvideoartwork.com/ for mine.

    Also, with the white backgrounds/edges... what I do is open in it preview then use the shift + apple + 4 to take a screenshot of the dvd cover-minus the white edges.
     
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    aawil

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    Tom B.

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    Me too. I love that all of the posters are 1000x1500 and there are often multiple versions for the same film.
     
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    mavis

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    Awesome link, man. Thanks! :D
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    I use all the above sources having them opened in tabs and just try and find the highest rez best looking art. I then copy it into MetaX.

    One question I have is what's the advantage of using the 1000x1500 art? Using XBMC I don't see anything which needs that high of resolution and my concern is it may in fact slow down the display. I've heard X-Box users have to knock down the artwork because of speed and memory issues and I'm thinking the same may be in store for me with the ATV.
     

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