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adjusting the aspect ratio on my 22" monitor

by susie-sheahan / January 29, 2009 11:14 AM PST

I have a 22" flat panel monitor. My problem is that when I view photos, they are squished or distorted. Is there a way to change the ratio, and how do I do it?

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What are you using to view the pictures?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 29, 2009 11:57 AM PST

For example IRFANVIEW allows me to keep the aspect ratio or stretch it.

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changing aspect ratio
by susie-sheahan / January 30, 2009 9:59 AM PST

I usually bring up photos in either Windows Photo Gallery or Adobe Photoshop Elements 7. In both, all persons in photos look short and fat. Even my print previews in Word and Excel - the pages look more square than a true rectangular 8-1/2 x 11.

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What are you using?
by Dijitle / January 30, 2009 2:49 AM PST

if you are using a computer, just go into the display settings and change the resolution to match the resolution of your monitor. if it's from another source then... check the output settings on that device. good luck!

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by susie-sheahan / January 30, 2009 10:15 AM PST
In reply to: What are you using?

Changing the resolution worked - thanks!

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