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Ultrawide Monitor Functions

New Here ,
Oct 22, 2021 Oct 22, 2021

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So if I use an ultrawide 20:9 monitor with my 2018 MacBook Air, with Adobe products, is there a way to very quickly size an image window to the dimensions of a standard 16:9 widescreen, in order to quickly see how my project will look on a standard wide?  Also, just as a standard widescreen cuts off top and bottom to display movies in proper dimension, will the ultrawide automatically show 20:9 movies in fullscreen, and also auto cut off the left and right borders on 16:9 tv shows?

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Adobe Community Professional , Oct 22, 2021 Oct 22, 2021
Which 'Adobe products' are you asking about? You have posted in the Photoshop Forum so this answer refers to that application. In Photoshop the image dimensions and aspect ratio are unrelated to the monitor dimensions and aspect ratio. You can design for any aspect ratio regardless of your monitor aspect ratio.  Common practice when setting up an image that could be used in multiple  aspect ratios is to set up guides which can indicate safe areas and those areas that will be cropped if the aspec...

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Oct 22, 2021 Oct 22, 2021

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Which 'Adobe products' are you asking about?

You have posted in the Photoshop Forum so this answer refers to that application.

In Photoshop the image dimensions and aspect ratio are unrelated to the monitor dimensions and aspect ratio. You can design for any aspect ratio regardless of your monitor aspect ratio.  Common practice when setting up an image that could be used in multiple  aspect ratios is to set up guides which can indicate safe areas and those areas that will be cropped if the aspect ratio is changed.

 

The playback of TV movies has nothing to do with Photoshop and whether TV shows are cropped depends entirely on the playback software.

 

Dave

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Hello Dave,

Thank you for the clarification!  Yes I am using Photoshop, and that is very good to know.

Of course I know Phtoshop will not determine the playback.  I just thought perhaps someone would happen to know. 🙂

Thank you once More,

Ray

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I have a script that turns on Zoom Resizes Windows (Preferences->Tools), scales to 100%, then turns it back off. You might be able to do something with that.

#target Photoshop

main();

function main(){
app.preferences.keyboardZoomResizesWindows = true;
runMenuItem(stringIDToTypeID('actualPixels'));
app.preferences.keyboardZoomResizesWindows = false;
return;
}

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