Aspect ratio in a nutshell means the ratio of
the width to the height of the image on a television screen or
The output aspect ratio of
your slideshows can be set in the
top tool bar. Set this to the aspect ratio which best represents
the screen or display the slideshows will ultimately be played on.
I.e. most televisions and displays are 16:9 widescreen, so by
default PhotoVidShow selects this option.
Most digital photographs, however,
are taken at an aspect ratio of 4:3 (e.g. a 3.2 mega pixel photo
would be stored as 2048 pixels horizontal and 1536 pixels vertical,
for every 4 pixels horizontal there are 3 vertical). Widescreen
televisions have an aspect ratio of 16:9, so to overcome this,
PhotoVidShow may add black borders on the side or set up a pan zoom
such that the whole screen area is still filled.
Tip:With the use of pan and zoom
you may be able to create a 16:9 widescreen DVD with no black side
borders with 4:3 aspect ratio photos.