Shooting dSLR in widescreen (1920x1200) (1440x900)?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Veritas&Equitas, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

    Veritas&Equitas

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    #1
    Hey, sorry to start so many threads...but I've really appreciated the help! Once again, I have a d50, and I'm looking to take some nice photos for my desktops. What I'm wondering is, the shots that come out usually are like 3000x2000 or 1500x1000 or something along those lines, and for me to resize the images (like in PS) causes them to stretch, or fall out of proportion...is there anyway to shoot great true widescreen images and not have this disproportion when I want to make a desktop? Thanks again for all the help!
     
  2. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    scale down to the widest side of your screen (1920 or 1440 pixels) and crop :)
     
  3. jdavtz macrumors 6502a

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    First crop the picture to 16:10 proportions instead of standard dSLR 3:2 proportions, then resize to your desktop's pixel size (+/- add a bit of sharpening).
     
  4. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    If you really care about this, you could shoot 16:9 with a few Leica digital and panasonic models. Or just crop in photoshop. I think you know which makes more sense;)
     
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Is it that big a deal? Widescreen is 16:10, while DSLRs usually shoot at what is essentially 15:10. That's 1/16th different from widescreen.

    But if it does matter for your usage, crop. :)
     
  6. snap58 macrumors 6502

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    Or, just set your "crop tool" to match your screen and do it in one step.
     

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  7. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    yeah, but if you do things that way, you are missing out on some parts of the picture. always crop for aspect ratio, NOT actual dimensions.
     
  8. ecksmen macrumors member

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    User preference.
     
  9. panoz7 macrumors 6502a

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    Why? I can't see how you miss out on anything other then a second step? This just combines the crop and image resize steps into one action.
     

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