Aspect Ratio


Oct 11, 2011
17
0
0
#1
Hi Everyone! :)

Wondering wats the use of an aspect ratio ?
Can it make any difference to ur picture?

I clearly dont understand the purpose of it.. Would be nice if anyone could explain it to me about it.

Bagazillion Thanks for ur attention..
-Rafael.
 

David Kwok

Senior Member
Aug 23, 2008
1,107
0
36
Singapore
www.flickr.com
#2
Hi Everyone! :)

Wondering wats the use of an aspect ratio ?
Can it make any difference to ur picture?

I clearly dont understand the purpose of it.. Would be nice if anyone could explain it to me about it.

Bagazillion Thanks for ur attention..
-Rafael.
It just affect your output image dimension. If you are not using the native aspect ratio of the sensor, you will end up not using some sensors areas. That's about it.
 

catchlights

Moderator
Staff member
Sep 27, 2004
21,903
46
48
Punggol, Singapore
www.foto-u.com
#3
let say your have a DSLR and the aspect ratio is 2:3, you have no issue of cropping when you need to print a 4R (aspect ratio of 2:3) photos out of it, but if you need to print a 5R (aspect ratio of 5:7) or 8R (aspect ratio of 4:5) photo, you need to crop it to the same aspect ratio of the paper size you want to print, else either you have some parts of the images being crop way or unwanted white borders on both side.
 

coolthought

Senior Member
Jun 23, 2008
2,310
1
0
#4
common ones are 1:1, 2:3, 3:4, 9:16
 

Oct 11, 2011
17
0
0
#6
Wow!! I get more than wat i expected..
Haha thanks guys!!

U all are awesome!!

-RaFael..
 

Top Bottom