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Windows 7: How Do I Make 1024x768 the Actual Display Size?

14 Oct 2011   #11

WIN7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Milanodan View Post
I fixed it. I changed the "screen resolution" setting from 1024x768 to 1280x768, and now the photos look normal.
Does the picture fill the screen on the sides, or do you have a slight blank area on each side?

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14 Oct 2011   #12

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Heyyou View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Milanodan View Post
I fixed it. I changed the "screen resolution" setting from 1024x768 to 1280x768, and now the photos look normal.
Does the picture fill the screen on the sides, or do you have a slight blank area on each side?
There's a lot of blank space on each side, but at least now the photos aren't distorted. When I PS'd them, I used 4:3, and this new monitor is 16:9 or whatever.
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14 Oct 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

The distortion is caused by the fact that your PC is still sending a 4:3 Screen which is being displayed on a 16:9 device and the device is converting the image - In effect the pixels are displayed as rectangles rather than Squares.

If the PC is sending a 16:9 image and the Monitor is expecting this it should not matter what format or screen resolution the images were edited at. Eg. A 500 x 500 pixel image displayed at 4:3 will still be a 500 x 500 pixel when displayed on a 16:9 monitor that is correctly set-up

LCD [digital] monitors should always be set-up at their native resolution as any other resolution will add some distortion, which is the last thing you need when editing.

If the size of the text etc on native resolution is a problem, windows allows you to scale this to suit
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14 Oct 2011   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

The distortion is caused by the fact that your PC is still sending a 4:3 Screen which is being displayed on a 16:9 device and the device is converting the image - In effect the pixels are displayed as rectangles rather than Squares.

If the PC is sending a 16:9 image and the Monitor is expecting this it should not matter what format or screen resolution the images were edited at. Eg. A 500 x 500 pixel image displayed at 4:3 will still be a 500 x 500 pixel when displayed on a 16:9 monitor that is correctly set-up

LCD [digital] monitors should always be set-up at their native resolution as any other resolution will add some distortion, which is the last thing you need when editing.

If the size of the text etc on native resolution is a problem, windows allows you to scale this to suit
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14 Oct 2011   #15

Windows 7
 
 

Not sure what all that means, but with W2000 on my old computer, if I set the screen resolution/whatever it's called to 800x600, my 800x600 photos filled the screen--beautiful.

For the ones I made 1024x768, same thing when I set the monitor/W2000 to that resolution. Everything was 4:3.

BTW, an Asus tech replied to my question there, and said the settings must be made in Windows 7, not the monitor.

Next thing I need to do is figure out how to set the color correctly. I use PS on the old comp. which has a CRT monitor, and when the colors are right on there, they're too green on the LCD.

Problem is, I don't know which monitor/setting is right. Maybe I should post a sample photo--is that allowed here?
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14 Oct 2011   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Milanodan View Post
Not sure what all that means, but with W2000 on my old computer, if I set the screen resolution/whatever it's called to 800x600, my 800x600 photos filled the screen--beautiful.

For the ones I made 1024x768, same thing when I set the monitor/W2000 to that resolution. Everything was 4:3.

BTW, an Asus tech replied to my question there, and said the settings must be made in Windows 7, not the monitor.

Next thing I need to do is figure out how to set the color correctly. I use PS on the old comp. which has a CRT monitor, and when the colors are right on there, they're too green on the LCD.

Problem is, I don't know which monitor/setting is right. Maybe I should post a sample photo--is that allowed here?
sure, photos help us help you seeing as the screenshot wouldn't really help us, can you take a picture of both screens with a camera?

also, the green maybe because the color settings on the monitor have been changed to combat the fuzziness, you could fiddle with the presets to see if that helps.
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14 Oct 2011   #17

Windows 7
 
 

I found the Windows 7 color tests, and my LCD seems right on.

Thanks for all the help!
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15 Oct 2011   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Colour correction for image editing is a very complex subject and for true accuracy requires the use of a corlorometer and specialist software

An approximation can be achieved, at least for print output by the use of a printed test chart, this is printed out and the PC output adjusted to match. this can be done using the windows set-up wizard or individually per application where possible (Photoshop).

Example test charts attached ....

How Do I Make 1024x768 the Actual Display Size?-calibrationimage.jpg
How Do I Make 1024x768 the Actual Display Size?-reference-print-printer-2362x3543pixel.jpg


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16 Oct 2011   #19

Windows 7
 
 

The colors on the test pages seem very good on the LCD, possibly a bit on the red side-very slight. The whites are pure white.
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