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Aspect ratio explained

I noticed a number of people having a difficult time using the Wolverine crush generator due to using images with incorrect aspect ratio.

Here’s a quick explanation of what aspect ratio is and why it’s important.

In words:

aspect ratio – The ratio of width to height of a pixel, image, or display screen*

In pictures:


Why it’s important

Hopefully this is obvious by now. The image frame has a certain aspect ratio that must be observed or else there will be distortion or an incorrect fit. This ratio is approximately 1:1.14.

Observing the proper aspect ratio yields expected results (right), while ignoring it yields distortion (left)


*The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing.