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Shifting of the Aspect Ratios

Real Estate Agent with Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert DRE #SA554748000

Definition:  The ratio of the width to the height of an image or screen.

In the 1980s and for cameras, most computer screens and cameras were designed to be 4:3 aspect ratio. Some cameras would only shoot at 4:3 aspect ratio. That is the way the film was designed and produced.

I take many of my own photos and I am by no means a professional. Years ago I developed the habbit of framing or composing my shots so they would fill the screen at the "standard" 4:3 ratio.  I have some photos that I really like that were taken in this way.

The picture of Thumb Butte in Prescott featured here was taken by a professional photographer at the 4:3 aspect ratio.  I want to feature this photo on my website and would like it to fill the screen. To do so on the new monitors, the photo would be optimized at a ratio that works with my design, say 1900 x 760. This photo would look like this at that ratio.

Thumb Butte with Cabin

My original photo showed two major points of interest, the shape of Thumb Butte in the background and the really nice cabin in the foreground. Once a photo is taken and framed for publication at a 4:3 ratio, I do not see a way to fill the screen on today's wide monitors.

I know the answer to this is to take NEW photos in such a way that the photo is wide enough to allow cropping to be adjusted to accommodate the wide format to be publshed or to shown to its optimum for the on-screen publication. I do not see a good way to work with photos that were not taken wide enough to begin with.

Below the image was modified by mirroring a portion of the original image on each side.

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi John Mosier - The best way is to take a new image. But you might be able to reduce the size of the image and add a border and background to fill in the at the proper ratio of 1900 x 760. Just a thought.  Of course the image would be reduced but you could see Thumb Butte.

Mar 15, 2019 10:50 AM
John Mosier

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® -- Thanks. I think I

Mar 15, 2019 11:50 AM
John Mosier
Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert - Prescott, AZ
Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142

Thanks, Sheri Sperry - MCNE® -- I think I can find a few of the original photos that can be cropped better. I made the change to one sort of like you suggested. I am adding it to the original question. This one involved mirroring a portion of the image at each end to make the image wider.

This picture is on a slideshow on my new website and is not a part of any listing documentation.

Mar 15, 2019 11:54 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi John Mosier -  I have tried this but lost so much by cropping so I just left it 4:3.

Jul 10, 2019 06:50 AM
Peter Mohylsky, Destin BeachPro
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Thanks all for the education here. good stuff. 

Oct 15, 2019 03:42 AM