What resolution on your monitor do you use?

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  1. Treymac

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    Hey guys. What resolution on your monitor do you use? I'm curious because I use a widescreen monitor at 1680x1050, and want to know what size of pictures I should upload for this site that most people will be able to see without scrolling. :wink:
     
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    The usual convention is not to go over 800 X 600.

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    I would say 1024x768.
    Accordingto the statistics about 80% use a resolution higher than 800x600 with 54% using 1024x768.

    http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_display.asp

    I personally use 1920x1200 and wish I had more screen real estate for all those photoshop toolbars.
     
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    I couldn't imagine using a computer with that res...

    I use 1280x1024. Gunna upgrade to wide screen by the end of the year hopefully!!!
     
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    1680x1050 for me too...
     
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    I don't think Mike meant his, or other, computers were running at that resolution. I believe he meant that's the general convention when resizing a picture for the internet.
    I agree with him - any bigger and you run the risk of your image being copied to someone's machine and enlarged to a reasonable size for printing. Keeping it at 800x600 means it's a good size to view but not big enough to print at any worthwhile size.

    My monitor is 19" and i run at 1440 x 900 but i still resize the images on my website so that the longest side is 800.
     
  7. I usually upload to my blog at 800 pixels wide, unless the image is higher than it is wide. I don't upload narrower than 600 pixels.
     
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    I set my monitor to whatever resolution is stated as optimal.
     
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    At 1024x768 which is the standards for web development I would not post a photo above 800x600 since the browser and other elements may make the photo not fit otherwise.

    I run at 1024x768 most of the time, and go to 1600x1200 when I crack open photoshop or lightroom.
     
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    1400 x 1050

    but pictures bigger than 800 x 600 can be annoying.
     
  11. astrostu

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    Remember, too, that there's extra stuff on the screen on these forums. There's the buffer on either side of the screen, and there's the information on each poster on the left side of the screen. So even if the majority of people are running at 1024x768, this doesn't mean that you can upload a photo at 1024 px wide and have it still fit in the window without having to scroll.

    I usually upload photos here at 576 pixels across, which at 72 ppi is 8 inches, which should be plenty to get an idea of what it looks like.

    For example (and I just went to this thread next, so it's nothing against cigrainger), look at this thread. The photo is 1024x684 px.
     
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    Dual Screen maybe?

    Personally speaking, on my desktop i'm running 1280*1024 which is the max resolution on the monitor, and on my laptop, 1280*800. Kinda wishing that my laptop had a higher res screen, but I can live with it.
     

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