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Old 04-05-2011, 02:24   #1 (permalink)
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distorted pictures.

Forgive me if I have asked this previously, We all know the moon is round but when I view them on my monitor they are oval, aircraft pics are elongated and people are plumper. I have tried everything but changing the monitor to rectify this anomaly, I cannot be the only one with this problem, so is there anyone out there with the answer?
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:18   #2 (permalink)
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Re: distorted pictures.

Sounds like your monitor is changing the aspect ratio of your pictures.
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:19   #3 (permalink)
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Re: distorted pictures.

Can't say I've noticed - but lens distortion is your likely answer. Try lengthening one side of the shot, stretching it out (or, alternatively, shortening the image!). Some s/w will do it automatically from the lens info held in the EXIF data

Edit: There again, I prefer Graham's answer!

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Old 04-05-2011, 09:55   #4 (permalink)
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Re: distorted pictures.

I also feel Debhand is right on dot..As I have seen few monitor having some distortion part due to aspect ratio.. But those owner are very happy as they usually watch movie in wide aspect ratio or listening music
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:12   #5 (permalink)
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Re: distorted pictures.

Yeah, if you have a wide screen monitor this will be 100% your problem as Dabhand says
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Re: distorted pictures.

As others have said, the problem lies with your monitor or - to be more precise - the screen resolution you're working in. Whether it's a widescreen monitor or not is irrelevant - it's all down to the screen resolution setting. Not all screen resolutions will give the proper 1:1 pixel aspect ratio so try another resolution to see if it solves the problem...
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Old 04-05-2011, 21:31   #7 (permalink)
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Re: distorted pictures.

Most monitors have a recommended resoluion so you need to find out from the handbook then ensure that your screen resolution is set to match.

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Old 05-05-2011, 02:22   #8 (permalink)
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Re: distorted pictures.

I checked up with what it specified on the pox, i440 x 900 maximum resolution, went and changed to that and the images are perfect, however the print is to small for my eyes and the print as I am typing this is very faint, so what next?
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: distorted pictures.

I am still having problems, I get the pic's to wide, or to narrow, cannot get that bit in between.:b anghead:
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I checked up with what it specified on the pox, i440 x 900 maximum resolution, went and changed to that and the images are perfect, however the print is to small for my eyes and the print as I am typing this is very faint, so what next?
Keep the monitor to 1440 x 900 and magnify the text - every browser has a zoom tool for enlarging text
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I checked up with what it specified on the pox, i440 x 900 maximum resolution, went and changed to that and the images are perfect, however the print is to small for my eyes and the print as I am typing this is very faint, so what next?
If you are using a Windows machine, CTRL+ + or - will increase or decrease the zoom level for the web - or if you are using firefox there is a =n add-on called Default Zoom Level that will enable you to select a zoom ratio for every web page you use and it will remember the setting for future visits.

Windows 7 does allow you to increase the default text size for Windows programs, but not sure if Vista or XP will do this.
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Re: distorted pictures.

This has got me beat, Sure I can increase the text size but I still have a distorted picture.
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Re: distorted pictures.

You have solved part of the problem by setting the resolution to the default of 1440x900. LCD monitors render text badly if they are not set to the default resolution, and more so if you use the VGA connector. DVI connection is best. You have not said where you are having the problem and the assumption has been made that it is with using your browser. I am assuming that your problem lies overall, and you are having difficulties with everything.

From what I can remember of Windows systems you need to change the default 'system' font and font size to suite your eyes. If you have a notebook then you will have fonts that are designed to work best with the notebook. If you are using a free-standing monitor and independent graphics card, these will often be shipped with fonts that suite them. However, most True Type Fonts as supplied with Windows are designed to work well in all circumstances.

Once you have changed the default system font settings (see control panel from the start menu) your monitor should render your text in all programs and their menus, including your browser, the way you want it.

The content text of all programs is managed by the program itself, separate from the system fonts. In your browser you can further adjust the default font/size through Tools->Settings or as mentioned above [Ctrl]+[+] while in use but remember to select 'only zoom text' first.

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Re: distorted pictures.

When I bought my latest monitor (it was not a expensive one) and while having a play around with the settings there were 3 screen resolutions you could set it to, eg. my old monitor was sort of square my new monitor was longish (stretched) and when I viewed my pictures on it straight from the card they were short and stubby like you are describing so you need to know the ratio size of our pictures to match the ratio size of your monitor or the other way round, I'm no tech on these subjects but I am sure thats what your problem is....
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Re: distorted pictures.

Des, I don't know if you have solved your problem, but I had exactly the same issue when changing from a square to wide screen monitor.

The way I solved it was to update the drivers to my graphics card and this added some more resolution sizes when I changed the settings on my monitor.

As dabhand says you can increase the text size with ctrl and +, I sometimes do this to read articles or text then decrease the size once I have finished reading, Ctrl and -.

Hope you have already found a solution, good luck.
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Re: distorted pictures.

No solution yet, back to 1152 x 864 pixels 32 bit colour, will wait untill a computer wizard visits me, I know a couple.
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