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When submitting Wallpapers to DA, is there any point in creating multiple sizes for different screen resolutions? 

198 deviants said No point, i would just submit the largest size and allow people to crop if necessary.
143 deviants said I would prefer to have the files croped for me.

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blackzer0 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
I think this is best:

largest 4x3 (the ones like 1600x1200)
largest 5x4 (the ones like 1280x1024)
largest 16x10 (the ones like 1680x1050)


The OS shrinks the image itself. What matters is the aspect ratio.

Also, it's even nicer when the composition differs slightly between one aspect ratio and the next.
Hameed Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thats a damn good idea, i think it strikes the best balance.
blackzer0 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
Cool. :)

(you were among the first couple deviants I +watched, back in 2004. I'm glad I did)
madbrainsurgeon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
variety is the spice of life
RGDart Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Personally I like to make up all the sizes as I add my web address.
JonFreeman Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009   Digital Artist
I don't see much of a point ... buuuuut ...

posting them in widescreen and standard ratios is one I'd strongly suggest ^__^
Swaroop Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009

unless they are in the right size, the sharpness will be gone,

especially with spaceart

the stars will be gone in a starfield when you downsample a 4000x3000 to 1600x1200

optimum sharpness for each resolution , essential , :D
rissbutts Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I like predone cropping because you can't really crop a full screen ratio wallpaper to fit widescreen unless the wallpaper being cropped is hella big (like, bigger than 1440x900). It's way hard for me to find (good) widescreen wallpapers these days. I'm not saying a zip for like...ten different sizes, but maybe a big size for widescreen AND fullscreen, and not just full screen.
coolmarvin Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Depends really. I mean, I wouldn't really expect anyone to have a screen resolution of 1600x1200. The majority of people have 1024x768 max.
Druology Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
I said no, b/c people can do it themselves if they really want to, but I always have someone asking for another size. :noes: So I do it sometimes, not always.
IgorKlajo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
I prefer to download multiple versions of one of the same wallpaper and also make uploads this way. A 1600x1200 image for example doesn't look that great if the screen resolution is for example 1024x768, in the past I had to resize such wallpapers myself to make it look right, well it's not a big deal to do that. Also if somebody has a logo or name in the wallpaper then it's not clearly visible.

In the last time I have two packages, one normal sized and one widescreen, and people can DL for the resolution they use. Dual screens also in two version normal and widescreen, the same with triple monitor version.
BoOoB0B Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
i would like some dual sreen resolution too.

its more enjoyable if it's cut by the person who made the thing. then the details are safe ^^

sorry for my bad english.
Blaze2X Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I like the max resolution you want to give out, running a dual screen 24" widescreen thats a total res of 3840*1200 and I have to compensate for the 150 pixels in between so that the wallpaper doesnt visually jump.

So in fact I need wallpapers of 3990x1200 almost impossible to find and I always need to edit them. So Im definetly in favor of max res.

Support the dual screen crowd!!!
rotane Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Professional
No need. Colour variations is all I do - IF I decide to make a WP pack.. Oh, and then I make 3 packs: One for 3:4, one widescreen, one dual-display.
LordDaroth Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In my opinin you should upload the biggest size you have.

I think if someone is here we can assume he/she is capable of cropping the image.

It's not quantumphisics.
Hboy Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009

the artist making the cropping/resizing has control over composition and image quality. the latter is especially true if a wp has a resolution of something like 1600x1200 and the screen is 1280x1024 because the downsampling and aspect ratio changing while stretching the wp to fit the screen makes for an ugly sight.
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
I think wp's in multiple seizes is 1. A nice touch to all the viewers and 2. many screen resolutions isn't cropped down good for, some looses details and some get more etc etc.

I voted for several resolutions. That's what I prefer personally anwyays. It's like 10 mins more work outside the XXX-hours you've already spent on the piece so I reckin' it's no big deal for the artist =)

Hameed Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Very true, my thinking was based more around the fact that its hard to guess what will be needed these days with so many different resolutions in use, and also it can result in much smaller downloads.
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