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Inkscape 0.48 Illustrator's Cookbook by Mihaela Jurković, Rigel Di Scala

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Exporting a wallpaper in different formats

There are many screen sizes these days that we need to take into account when creating wallpaper designs. The most noticeable issue involves different screen aspect ratios. The 4:3 ratio is inherited from the old CRT monitor era, although it's still widely used. The new standard that wide screens introduced is the 16:9 aspect ratio and its presence is rapidly growing. If we also include the new hand-held devices, such as smartphones and tablet computers, the number of different screen size aspect ratios to take into account is increased further.

In this recipe we will go through the process of exporting a wallpaper design into different sizes and screen-size ratios, trying to cater every possible scenario. ...

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