Aspect ratio (image)

  • common image aspect ratios
    1:1
    square. used in some social networks, and in few devices.
    1.2:1 (6:5)
    fox movietone aspect ratio
    1.25:1 (5:4)
    early television & large-format computer monitors
    1.3:1 (4:3)
    traditional television & computer monitor standard
    1.375:1 (11:8)
    academy standard film aspect ratio
    1.43:1
    imax motion picture film format
    1.5:1 (3:2)
    classic 35 mm still photographic film
    1.56:1 (14:9)
    used to create an acceptable picture on both 4:3 and 16:9 televisions
    1.6:1 (16:10)
    a common computer screen ratio
    1.6180:1 (:1)
    the golden ratio
    1.6:1 (5:3)
    a common european widescreen standard; paramount format;[1] native super 16 mm film
    1.7:1 (16:9)
    hd video standard; us & uk digital broadcast tv standard
    1.85:1
    a common us widescreen cinema standard
    1.9:1
    dci standard for 4k & 2k; digital imax
    2:1
    univisium
    2.2:1
    standard 70mm film
    2.370:1 (64:27)
    cinematic widescreen "21:9" consumer standard
    2.35:1, 2.39:1 or 2.4:1
    a current widescreen cinema standard
    2.414:1 (δs:1)
    the silver ratio
    2.76:1
    ultra panavision 70
    3.5:1 or 3.6:1 (32:9 or 18:5)
    super ultrawide, ultra-widescreen 3.6
    4:1
    used only in napoléon (1927)

    the aspect ratio of an image is the ratio of its width to its height. it is commonly expressed as two numbers separated by a colon, as in 16:9. for an x:y aspect ratio, the image is x units wide and y units high. widely used aspect ratios include 1.85:1 and 2.39:1 in film photography, 4:3 and 16:9 in television, and 3:2 in still camera photography.

  • some common examples
  • practical limitations
  • cinema terminology
  • current video standards
  • obtaining height, width, and area of the screen
  • distinctions
  • visual comparisons
  • previous and currently used aspect ratios
  • aspect ratio releases
  • problems in film and television
  • still photography
  • see also
  • notes
  • citations
  • sources

Common image aspect ratios
1:1
Square. Used in some social networks, and in few devices.
1.2:1 (6:5)
Fox Movietone aspect ratio
1.25:1 (5:4)
Early television & large-format computer monitors
1.3:1 (4:3)
Traditional television & computer monitor standard
1.375:1 (11:8)
Academy standard film aspect ratio
1.43:1
IMAX motion picture film format
1.5:1 (3:2)
Classic 35 mm still photographic film
1.56:1 (14:9)
Used to create an acceptable picture on both 4:3 and 16:9 televisions
1.6:1 (16:10)
A common computer screen ratio
1.6180:1 (:1)
The golden ratio
1.6:1 (5:3)
A common European widescreen standard; Paramount format;[1] native Super 16 mm film
1.7:1 (16:9)
HD video standard; US & UK digital broadcast TV standard
1.9:1
DCI standard for 4K & 2K; Digital IMAX
2.2:1
Standard 70mm film
2.35:1, 2.39:1 or 2.4:1
A current widescreen cinema standard
2.414:1 (δS:1)
The silver ratio
3.5:1 or 3.6:1 (32:9 or 18:5)
Super Ultrawide, Ultra-WideScreen 3.6
4:1
Used only in Napoléon (1927)

The aspect ratio of an image is the ratio of its width to its height. It is commonly expressed as two numbers separated by a colon, as in 16:9. For an x:y aspect ratio, the image is x units wide and y units high. Widely used aspect ratios include 1.85:1 and 2.39:1 in film photography, 4:3 and 16:9 in television, and 3:2 in still camera photography.