I was doing some work on a client's site and thought I'd need some pictures of a specific aspect ratio, but couldn't think where to find them so after a little research I came up with this:
We're looking for thumbnails with a classical 3:2 aspect ratio on a canvas 900px wide and we'll create a slideshow using jQuery lightBox. If our images are 300px wide and 200px tall (landscape) that'll allow us to have 3 on a row, alternatively we might have images that are 200px tall and only 133.333px wide (portrait) which'd be a bugger!
So we need to find an alternative sizing which'll work better... except I don't think there is one so we could change the aspect ratio to 4:3?
900/4 = 225px
Actually that's bollocks as Phil has pointed out that a good aspect ratio would be 3:2 as we could have a row of 4 landscapes at 225px wide and 150px tall or a row of 6 portraits at 150px wide and 225px tall.
That means we have can mix and match and have a set of 3 portraits and 2 landscapes on a row!
allows us to find landscape images of the correct aspect ratio and size (333px tall)!
gives us portrait images of the correct aspect ratio and size for our slideshow!
Ahh nuts:I could survive for 1 minute, 25 seconds chained to a bunk bed with a velociraptor