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View Poll Results: How wide, in pixels, is your display (vote more than once if for as many laptops and desktops used)
1920 pixels or greater 24 32.43%
Around 1600 pixels 26 35.14%
Around 1440 pixels 10 13.51%
Around 1200 pixels 20 27.03%
Around 1000 pixels 12 16.22%
Around 800 pixels 2 2.70%
Smaller than 800 pixels (not including smartphones please) 0 0%
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Question Display resolution - what's yours?

How wide is your display? - that's the crux of the matter. There has been some discussion about the sizes that photos should be displayed at on the forum and gallery. We officially recommended 800 pixels wide or if vertical, 700 pixels.

This accommodates older 1024x768 screens well, but many of us now have larger displays. But how many of you still use smaller screens, and has the popularity of netbooks, with their tiny screens, held us back? So please use the voting system to let us know your display size (including more than one display size - check as many boxes as appropriate - if you have a laptop and a desktop, or even more computers).

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Re: Display resolution - what's yours?

Ian

I can't vote more than once. So I have skewed the data in favour of a widescreen when I also have an old 1024x768.

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Re: Display resolution - what's yours?

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I can't vote more than once. So I have skewed the data in favour of a widescreen when I also have an old 1024x768.

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Sorry if it wasn't clear - you click as many of the check-boxes as appropriate.

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PS, I'll see if I can modify your vote...
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Re: Display resolution - what's yours?

at 1440 I went for 1200 as the realistic choice...
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Re: Display resolution - what's yours?

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at 1440 I went for 1200 as the realistic choice...
That's a very common laptop screen resolution - I will add it to the poll options.

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Re: Display resolution - what's yours?

My main machine has a display of 1680 x 1050 (HP L2045W - connected to my Mac Mini) I do have a older notebook with a 1024 x 768 display but I rarely use. I think the only time I would like to upload larger than 800px wide to the forums is for pano's, I find the 800px a good size and if there happens to be several images in a single post those with slower connections don't suffer too badly at 800px, going larger will have an impact on those that have slower internet speeds.
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Re: Display resolution - what's yours?

My Display is 1680x1050 Voted.
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Re: Display resolution - what's yours?

I really don't mind scrolling a bit when I'm using a smaller screen

I can always take another look later

I think the ususal 800x600 ish is fine for most, but don't think people should be prevented from shoing wider formats

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Re: Display resolution - what's yours?

1366 * 768 until now I never looked at it (I have voted) I tend to always make the biggest size 800 for saving and posting.
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Re: Display resolution - what's yours?

17 inches
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UPDATE...some has told me how to find it now....1024 x 768
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Re: Display resolution - what's yours?

This thread reminds me of a rant I made some time ago about the "upgrading" of Laptops to widescreen

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=7378

from the posts here it hasn't got any better recently unless you get 17" and even then you have to be really careful. We had to visit about 5 shops before we could find the combination of a decent processor, a screen size AND a decent screen resolution

The "new resolutions we're talking about here really aren't that new are they?

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