Viewing Screen Resolution
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FlyPenFly
Registered: Feb 14, 2011
Total Posts: 6395
Country: United States

Just curious if the FM Alt gear forum also correspond to the world wide internet in terms of most common screen resolution.

I always sorta wing it when I'm outputting files I mean to post here. It seems we lost about 195 pixels at least for the left username column.

I personally switch between a 27" iMac and a MBP.

I wonder what resolution Safari displays images inline in a page on the iPad 3.



S Dilworth
Registered: Oct 10, 2011
Total Posts: 484
Country: France

People with large displays don't necessarily extend their browser window across its full width. I certainly don't, and I only have 1680 pixels across (CG223W).



Mescalamba
Registered: Jul 06, 2011
Total Posts: 3055
Country: Czech Republic

1680px .. quite a lot of times is browser just in half of screen or bit over it. Some pages are optimized for 1024px.

Why so small? Well, its Eizo..



Samuli Vahonen
Registered: Jul 16, 2003
Total Posts: 1583
Country: Finland

30" 2560x1600 - and even now I feel that my vertical and square images are tiny. I had short time 24" 1920x1200 in vertical orientation as secondary monitor to display verticals larger, but consider table space lost, the gained 320px more wasn't worth it (also monitor didn't caliber to identical colors with main monitor even it did in "normal" orientation).



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15308
Country: Germany

How about a followup survey: What is your browsers normal width and height (viewing area only).



mawz
Registered: Sep 11, 2005
Total Posts: 7679
Country: Canada

21" CRT at 1856x1392. Browser is maximized.

I haven't gotten around to buying an LCD given the cost of a panel as good as my Cornerstone p1600 CRT.



kahren
Registered: Aug 12, 2005
Total Posts: 1198
Country: United States

my desktop screen is 24" 1920x1200 and i don't have the browser window maximized, its probably somewhere around 1400x900 pixels.

on my laptop the screen is 13.3" 1366x768, it runs w7 and i have the taskbar on the left hand side instead of the default bottom, because imo that provides for better working area vertically. i do run the browser maximized with this resolution, and only rarely i run into issues with pictures posted on forums that are over 750 pixels vertically or wider then 1200.



bluetsunami
Registered: Sep 03, 2008
Total Posts: 1151
Country: United States

I have a super old 1400x1050 LCD but I've been upping my work to Facebook as 1920px on the long end if landscape, 1200px in portrait.



Samuli Vahonen
Registered: Jul 16, 2003
Total Posts: 1583
Country: Finland

carstenw wrote:
How about a followup survey: What is your browsers normal width and height (viewing area only).

home:
Width: it depends, normally about half of the screen (=1200-1400 pixels), but typically I have 2-3 browser windows open some of them larger, some smaller. If I have larger photos on page I'm viewing I change the window size e.g. when I view Pano-Mania thread I maximize the browser
Height: always 1600px (minus Mac top bar, and browser window address bar and tabs so about 1500px)

laptop - browser always maximized to 1280x800 screen:
Width: 1280px minus the scrollbar
Height: 800px minus browser address bar and tabs -> over 700px, sometimes I also use fullscreen viewing
Notice! I never use laptop for critical image viewing, even it's calibrated, it's display can't show very wide gamut and has reflective surface = useless for critical image viewing.

Samuli



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 4979
Country: Canada

Just 1920x1080, at this point in time I don't need anything more,
I did try out an IPS panel, but it had uniformity issues, so I went with a 24" and after calibration it's quite nice for what I paid, I may get a high end wide gambit panel at some point.



sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
Total Posts: 10239
Country: United States

1440 (browser maximized) these days on my laptop, that should change in a month or so when i upgrade (am thinking ipad + desktop and ditch the laptop).



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 20615
Country: Canada

Home: Dell U2711 at 2560 x 1440 + Samsung SyncMaster 215T 1680 x 1050

Notebook: ASUS 1366 x 768

As Samuli says, I don't normally use the entire screen for viewing one image (in PP). When I want to view full screen, it's limited by aspect ratio, and so the full width is not used.



Bifurcator
Registered: Oct 22, 2008
Total Posts: 9299
Country: Japan

Using a mac pro here. Safari has a green button which will expand the window to include the widest image. So while I don't run Safari full-screen all the time it's definable and always different. I guess if I did a time-lapse of the window it would dance all over the place.

People who have small screens are free to use the zoom feature. ⌘- on Safari for example.



Tariq Gibran
Registered: Oct 01, 2006
Total Posts: 10439
Country: United States

I'm also running a Dell U2711 on my workstation (running OS X Lion) but I'm usually browsing the web on a cheap Asus laptop screen, also with 1366 x 768 (which is running Windows 8 giving me full screen browsing).



ricardovaste
Registered: Jan 25, 2010
Total Posts: 3562
Country: United Kingdom

FlyPenFly wrote:
Just curious if the FM Alt gear forum also correspond to the world wide internet in terms of most common screen resolution.


I wouldn't expect it to. I think the general population is still in the 1024-1280 long-side area, with incremental increases. The most noticeable stat is in the opposite direction, with smart phones (of many variations) becoming more wildly accessible, a lot of people are finding the average, or popular screen resolutions used to view a site dropping towards mobile displays. With that in mind, It still boggles me why people still use flash-only sites... it's basically sticking the finger at the viewer, saying "I'm more important than you"... all IMO of course.

We're all keen photographers, so we're naturally using higher resolution and larger displays than the most common screens out there. Both of mine are 1920 long-side, but I do often visit on my phone if I'm passing time, looking for information, or if something comes to mind whilst on the go.


Tariq Gibran wrote:
I'm also running a Dell U2711 on my workstation (running OS X Lion) but I'm usually browsing the web on a cheap Asus laptop screen, also with 1366 x 768 (which is running Windows 8 giving me full screen browsing).


Windows 8 I didn't think that was released yet?



AhamB
Registered: Jul 11, 2008
Total Posts: 4962
Country: Germany

Tariq Gibran wrote:
(which is running Windows 8 giving me full screen browsing).


Full screen browsing? Just press F11 in pretty much any browser?



Tariq Gibran
Registered: Oct 01, 2006
Total Posts: 10439
Country: United States

ricardovaste wrote:
FlyPenFly wrote:
Just curious if the FM Alt gear forum also correspond to the world wide internet in terms of most common screen resolution.


I wouldn't expect it to. I think the general population is still in the 1024-1280 long-side area, with incremental increases. The most noticeable stat is in the opposite direction, with smart phones (of many variations) becoming more wildly accessible, a lot of people are finding the average, or popular screen resolutions used to view a site dropping towards mobile displays. With that in mind, It still boggles me why people still use flash-only sites... it's basically sticking the finger at the viewer, saying "I'm more important than you"... all IMO of course.

We're all keen photographers, so we're naturally using higher resolution and larger displays than the most common screens out there. Both of mine are 1920 long-side, but I do often visit on my phone if I'm passing time, looking for information, or if something comes to mind whilst on the go.


Tariq Gibran wrote:
I'm also running a Dell U2711 on my workstation (running OS X Lion) but I'm usually browsing the web on a cheap Asus laptop screen, also with 1366 x 768 (which is running Windows 8 giving me full screen browsing).


Windows 8 I didn't think that was released yet?


Windows 8 is in public beta, free download at Microsoft.

The nice thing about the Windows 8 specific apps is that all of them are full screen natively. Very clean, intuitive and easy to use once you get used to it imo. Dare I even say very Apple-like (though I think in some ways, Windows 8 out apples Apple even).



millsart
Registered: Apr 29, 2009
Total Posts: 4724
Country: N/A

I think that people that frequent photo forums, or basically photographers in general, just as those that frequent graphic design or gaming forums are typically going to have higher resolutions/larger displays simply because its important for what they do.

Typical consumer who uses the web for FB, internet etc probably doesn't want to spend the cash for a large display, is happy working on their laptop, ipad etc.

However, if you know your spending all day working on photos, gaming etc, then getting that nice display is money well spent.

Its just like the difference if your listening to streaming radio stations while working vs doing home audio recording and mastering. Some $30 speaker system is fine and good for casual use, but I bet those that frequent music production forums all have some pretty high end studio monitors.

I've got a Blue Sky monitor system with powered sub and a 2560 display as I enjoy both pursuits lol



briantho
Registered: Oct 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1081
Country: Sweden

My SyncMaster which displays 1680 is very old now, but I feel pretty comfortable with it. That's probobly just because I haven't tried anything higher res yet, and don't realize I need to upgrade.



HopeIsEternal
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 342
Country: United States

The irony is that the Apple New Ipad has more resolution in 9.7" than 95% of Windows users regardless of whether they are using 17" laptops or 27" 1080P desktop monitors.

With the large number of digital photographers in the market with tens of mega-pixel cameras you would think that there would be affordable large,high resolutions monitors for sale. But there are not or at least I can't find them. Most begin at $1,000.

Personally I'd like buy a 30" 4K monitor for $1,000 just for photo viewing/editing. The DPI won't be more than that on the new IPAD so I don't really understand the unavailability of large, high-DPI monitors.



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