An easy to use Aspect Ratio Calculator. Free to use, handy for resizing images and videos.
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If you want to resize something (like an image), but wish to preserve the way it looks, you need to know something called the 'aspect ratio'. This basically is the relationship between the width and the height.
But you don't want to know about the math behind it! You just want the answer!
That's where this tool helps you:
That's it! The tool will tell you either the new width or height (depending on what you've chosen in step 2).
Wikipedia explains it like this:
The aspect ratio of an image describes the proportional relationship between its width and its height. It is commonly expressed as two numbers separated by a colon, as in 16:9. For an x:y aspect ratio, no matter how big or small the image is, if the width is divided into x units of equal length and the height is measured using this same length unit, the height will be measured to be y units.
In, for example, a group of images that all have an aspect ratio of 16:9, one image might be 16 inches wide and 9 inches high, another 16 centimeters wide and 9 centimeters high, and a third might be 8 yards wide and 4.5 yards high.Wikipedia/Aspect_ratio
There is a simple formula for calculating aspect ratios:
aspectRatio = ( oldWidth / oldHeight ). For instance if you want to know the new height of an object, you can use:
newHeight = ( newWidth / aspectRatio ), and if you need the new width of an object, you can use:
newWidth = ( newHeight * aspectRatio ).
So first you need to know the aspect ratio by dividing the old width by the old height, and then you can use that to calculate either the new width or new height.
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