Posted on August 2, 2007

  • I’ve added 1920 x 1080 versions of all the 2005 images to the gallery this morning. I’ve also added a zip file of all the 1920 x 1080 images to the downloads page. I should also mention that the 1920 x 1080 images will scale down perfectly to fit 1366�768,1280 x 720 and other 16:9 widescreen resolutions.

    How do you tell if you are running 16:9? First get your screen resolution, then divide the width by the height. If the quotient is ~1.78 then you are running 16:9 and should use the 1920 x 1080 images (tell your OS to “Stretch” the image if your screen width is smaller than 1920). If the quotient is 1.6, then you should use the 1920 x 1200 images (or 2560 x 1600 if you have a 30 inch widescreen monitor).

    Along the same vein I want to clear something up regarding the image sizes in the gallery. It’s true that the 640 x 480, 800 x 600, and 1024 x 768 options are gone. It may interest you to know, however, that I never actually offered files with those resolutions. I used HTML height and width elements to display the 1152 x 864 images at the lower resolutions. Now that I am not using a separate HTML page to display the files, I can no longer offer the lower resolution viewing options.

    If you are using 800 x 600 or 1024 x 768, please allow the 1152 x 864 image to load and set it as your wallpaper. If you are using Firefox, select the “Stretch” option. If you are using IE you will need to set your Display Properties to Stretch the image to fit. I’m sure there are similar settings on other OSs as well. The images will have the same quality you have been used too (since you were actually downloading the 1152 x 864 file all along).

    I hope this all makes sense.