# aspect ratio

The aspect ratio of a rectangular image display area is the ratio of the width of the rectangle^{} to its height, expressed either as a ratio of coprime integers or a real number to 1. The two most commonly used aspect ratios are “fullscreen” (4:3 or 1.66:1) and “widescreen” (16:9 OR 2.35:1).

For example, a detail from Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa in a fullscreen aspect ration:

And in a widescreen aspect ratio:

Title | aspect ratio |
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Canonical name | AspectRatio |

Date of creation | 2013-03-22 18:30:19 |

Last modified on | 2013-03-22 18:30:19 |

Owner | PrimeFan (13766) |

Last modified by | PrimeFan (13766) |

Numerical id | 5 |

Author | PrimeFan (13766) |

Entry type | Definition |

Classification | msc 51A05 |

Classification | msc 00A06 |