On Thursday 27 July 2006 17:20, William Skaggs wrote:
> I would have to understand the need better before I could write code
> for it.  Is there a specific set of predefined aspect ratios that 
> would suffice?  If so, what are they?  Or is it essential for the 
> user to be able to add new ratios to the list?

The list of needed aspect ratios can easily grow as you have the normal print 
formats in different parts of the world, in europe we currently have 3:2, 
2:3, 3:4, 4:3, DIN paper sizes, 5:4 (monitor aspect), 16:9, 2.39:1 (IIRC, 
that would be wide screen DVD format if you were to create your own menus 
that could well come up). And that's just from the top of my head, I might 
have missed quite a lot that are important to other people. 

So my proposal would be to split up the aspect ratio into two float fields 
that allow entering a free form aspect just as such, an aspect x : y. If you 
would keep a history of the last 10 entered aspect ratios to be selected 
through a combobox that would be icing on the cake and make the whole 
selection superb... 

If you like I'll draw a picture of what I have in mind.

Karl Günter
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