A few years ago, I did all the necessary math to build a chart for resizing images to fit the screen precisely. Cropping images or creating original ones to fill the screen without ProShow dictating what gets lost is now a piece of cake. Since the chart is handwritten on 3 cardboard pages–both front and back totaling 148 combinations–I can’t give you a file to download, but below are some typical numbers you might find useful. You read it as, “If the width is this, then the height needs to be that for 4:3 (or 16:9).” I use the chart both ways depending on whether I need to retain the width or the height of an image since nobody wants to cut off the top of Rover’s head.

**Width 4:3 Height 9:16 Height**

800 600 450

960 720 540

1024 768 576

1184 888 666

1200 900 675

1280 960 720

1344 1008 756

1440 1080 810

1552 1164 873

1600 1200 900

1792 1344 1008

2000 1500 1125

My favorites? 1552 x 1164 for standard screen, and 1792 x 1008 for widescreen.

Thanks, Barbara… good to see this – will certainly prove very useful. TTFN Iris

I just received a question concerning the math behind this, so for anyone with a bit of algebra they can still remember from school days (oh, so long ago!), here are the two formulas:

Where w=width and h=height…

For 4:3, the formula is 4w = 3h

For 16:9, the formula is 9w = 16h

You can’t just plug in any height or width willy-nilly and have it work because the result must be a whole number.

Thanks, this is very helpful.

A nice chart to print and keep handy. Thanks, Barbara! Anne

This is G-R-E-A-T, Barbara. This will come in mighty handy. Thanks for doing the math for us!!

Ellen

Ellen, I thank me for doing the math, too! It means I can size my graphics without a single thought ever again, which is good because I have days when thinking is quite the chore. 🙂