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Old 08-16-2009, 12:00 AM   #1
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I've been playing around in gimp, trying out my wallpaper skills. Kinda okay, not awesome.

Is resizing down or resizing up better for image clarity? And, what range of resolution should I make, 1024x768-1600x1200 for 4:3, and all the 16:9's?

Noob questions, I know. And any other common aspect ratios that I should include?
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Old 09-03-2009, 07:24 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure when you resize up (enlarge) you will lose some image quality.
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If you resize down, you lose details, as in its too small to see. Enlarging as cboucher said, it will become pixelated if you enlarge too much. I would suggest making them 4:3 since its the standard, now if you want to make the 16:9 what you can do is just create the wallpaper in that size then crop the image down to a 4:3.
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I think the opposite!

make 16:9 now, as wide screens and dual monitor setups are becoming ever more prevalent...

plus if I see a good 16:9 wallpaper I don't mind having borders at the top and the bottom.
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16:10 is the standard widescreen monitor ratio being used. Manufacturers are trying to convert everyone to 16:9 since it's cheaper to manufacture and produce.
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thanks for the help guys, I gather I should just make them in 4:3 and scale/crop to 16:9/10, right?
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Other way around.
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