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Widescreen Display makes the pics look short and fat

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by eddiebrock, Jul 28, 2006.

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  1. eddiebrock

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    Is there any way to change the wide screen monitor so it displays pictures in the correct proportion instead of shrinking and stretching them to fit the screen? I can't even use my widescreen laptop for photos because everyone looks horrible in their pictures.
     
  2. slipe

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    Grab one of the vertical edges in your viewer program and drag it in so you have a 4:3 screen.

    Take a look in your properties and see if there isn’t a stretch to fit box you can uncheck. I don’t have a wide screen so I can’t check. You might find it with a right click on your desktop and Properties > Settings. More likely it is in the video card manufacturer’s utility. They often have an icon in the tray.
     
  3. thecoalman

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    Do that but under settings change the resolution of your monitor. You're probably using a resolution made for a regular 4:3 monitor.
     
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