View Full Version : 1280x1024 stretched? help me.

10 October 2004, 05:51 PM
I'm doing a portrait with an Intuos3 in Photoshop, and my screen resolution is 1280x1024. The concern I have is that the ratio of this resolution is not the standard 4:3 (1.33) like the other screen resolutions. The aspect ratio of 1280x1024 is 1.25. Because of this there is a slight stretch in my image when I change to different resolutions. I have no problems working in 1280x1024 and the only thing I care about is that the image comes out of the printer exactly the way I see it on the screen.

Before printing, do resize my picture? Does the printed image come out exactly as I see it on the screen? Am I just crazy and everything is fine? If someone could help me out I would aprreciate it.

10 October 2004, 05:55 PM
It depends on your monitor. If the monitor is made for 1280x1024, then it will be fine. If not, you will have to calibrate it. My advice would be to work @ the resolution the monitor is made for, or calibrate it with a ruler.

10 October 2004, 05:56 PM
You should be working at 1280*960.

10 October 2004, 06:22 PM
alright, thanks. i have a 17 crt. I'm assuming if i dont calibrate it using 1024 the printed image is going to be stretched a bit. looks like ill just work at 960 like you said, thatll be simpler.

10 October 2004, 09:14 AM
I very much double that your image will be stretched. It should be very easy to test, though. Just draw a big square and print it out.

10 October 2004, 10:58 AM
Use whichever resolution your monitor is designed for. 1280x1024 tends to be the size favoured by LCD panels. CRT screens are usually 1280x960.

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