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Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: f(x)
Insane since: Jun 2004

posted posted 06-08-2005 17:13

Ok, first off, I would like to say I'm off school for the summer, so thats a plus for my relationship with the Asylum. So now I could very well reach past 300 posts.

Anyhoo, on with my question:
I currently make desktop wallpapers for 800x600 and 1024x768 (which I currently use). Now I feel I need to go bigger. What higher resolutions to most people use? (Even note yours while your at it.)

Iron Wallaby
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: USA
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 06-08-2005 17:25

I use 1400x1050 (native resolution of my LCD), and I can't physically bring myself to use anything less than 1280x1024. I generally find myself taking 1600x1200 desktops and resizing them down to my resolution, since 1400x1050 is unusual.

So, my recommendation is, make wallpapers for 1600x1200 (super high-end crowd), 1280x1024 (slightly-high-end), and 1024x768 (average Joe). The people who still use 800x600 need to upgrade, and if they can't, they can always just have 1024x768 resize.


Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 100101010011 <-- right about here
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 06-08-2005 17:48

I actually use the 1152x864 rez. But the Windows stretch feature tends to work fine for me with a 1024 wallpaper

.:[ Never resist a perfect moment ]:.

Neurotic (0) Inmate
Newly admitted

Insane since: Jun 2005

posted posted 06-08-2005 17:56


Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Florida
Insane since: Mar 2005

posted posted 06-08-2005 18:02

Agreed, 1280x1024 is usually my minimum.

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: outside Augusta National
Insane since: Nov 2001

posted posted 06-08-2005 18:35

I always have trouble finding them 1600 x I'm with Iwallaby.

Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: f(x)
Insane since: Jun 2004

posted posted 06-08-2005 22:26

Ooh! Thanks!

I plan to rerender some old 3D images I made in the past. The old ones are too small for desktops and were not rendered with anti-aliasing. So when I rerender them, I'll make sure to render at 1600x1200 and of course turn on anti-aliasing. Then I can just use Photoshop for the lower resolutions.

Since my computer isn't the fastest, I'll start rendering one tonight. *thinks* I hope my computer can even handle it. Oh well, there's only one sure way to find out!

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Back in West Texas... How disappointing
Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 06-10-2005 15:07

Yep, one more vote for the 1600x1200 crowd. And again, never less than 1280x1024.

Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 06-10-2005 16:12

i agree, dont do anything below 1280*1024

Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: f(x)
Insane since: Jun 2004

posted posted 06-11-2005 00:11

Just made a quick wallpaper as a test:

Original: Cubic Brightness

Photoshoped: Cubic Darkness

Let me know what you think!
These wallpapers were just a test. I don't remember the render time... probably less than an hour. But these were basic, it'll go slower once I hit the bigger stuff.

Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Massachusetts, USA
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 06-11-2005 01:19

I wouldn't ignore the 1024x768 crowd if you want to satisfy as many people as possible. I *would* ignore the 800x600 crowd.

Please remember that 1280x1024 is a different aspect ratio than the other resolutions, so if you produce images for that resolution you should either horizontally crop or vertically extend the image to fit the 5:4 aspect ratio. Don't give people stretched images!


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