1280*1024, strange resolution?
I just get something unbelievable! Or at least, very strange...
Most of current screen resolution is 1280×1024 pixels, but this resolution has something strange and distorted the vision we have of pictures and text! I discover that by watching at photos in 1600×1200 and seeing black bands at the top and bottom of the screen.
Let's make a few divisions:
- 640 / 480 = 1,33333
- 800 / 600 = 1,33333
- 1024 / 768 = 1,33333
- 1280 / 1024 = 1,25
- 1600 / 1200 = 1,33333
- 2048 / 1536 = 1,33333
There's a kind of bug with the 1280×1024...
On a 4/3 screen (not 16/9 obviously) the result of the division should be 4/3 = 1,33333!
To be sure, open your favorite drawing tool, and draw a nice 1000 pixels square. Now measure with a school ruler on the screen the so-called square: 22cm to 21cm.
In any other standard resolution, the square in pixels are really visually square. But not in 1280×1084!
The correct resolution should be 1280×960 to find the 4/3 = 1,33333 proportion.
If you are on a flat TFT screen, their interpolation is poor, so you must stay on their native resolution which appears to be correct in 5/4.
If you prefer, like me, the natural colors of a good old CRT, the resolution to adopt is 1280×960, even if it makes an adaptation time to use this new resolution!