Celestia and monitor resolution

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Celestia and monitor resolution

Post #1by danielj » 01.05.2005, 14:11

Is there any difference in watching Celestia in 800X600 or 1280X1024?
The only real difference I saw is that the locs names are more separated.
Is there another difference I didn??t realize?
Maybe the planets and moons seems bigger?At least its features...

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Post #2by kikinho » 01.05.2005, 22:51

There's a big difference. Textures seems better. The larger the resolution, smaller will be the pixels, so the texture look more realistic. I do normally use 1280x1024. It looks better than 800x600
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Post #3by julesstoop » 01.05.2005, 23:09

Danielj: what if your display were 4*3 pixels?
You would probably rather have 8*6, or even 16*12, etc...
Or am I misinterpreting your question?

Anyway. If you can't see the difference between 800*600 and 1280*960 you probably have a poor computer screen.
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Post #4by danielj » 02.05.2005, 12:48

My monitor is a flat 5*3 pixels.I can see a difference,but don??t know what??s the difference is.It??s hard to tell...

julesstoop wrote:Danielj: what if your display were 4*3 pixels?
You would probably rather have 8*6, or even 16*12, etc...
Or am I misinterpreting your question?

Anyway. If you can't see the difference between 800*600 and 1280*960 you probably have a poor computer screen.

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Post #5by t00fri » 02.05.2005, 13:19

danielj wrote:My monitor is a flat 5*3 pixels.


AHA! :roll:

So it's probably good for travelling. ;-) If 1280 pixels fit into a TFT terminal of 34 cm width, then 1 pixel would be 34 cm/1280 = 0.26 mm!

Hence the screen of your monitor is then 5x3 pixel^2 => 1.3 x0.8 mm^2. Really a handsome travelling format...

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Post #6by danielj » 02.05.2005, 15:15

So,the bigger the resolution,smaller the pixel and more crisper is the image.Is that right?

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Post #7by selden » 02.05.2005, 15:25

Danielj,

More pixels = better resolution = higher quality picture. LCD panels don't have as good colors as CRTs have, though.
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Post #8by t00fri » 03.05.2005, 21:26

danielj wrote:So,the bigger the resolution,smaller the pixel and more crisper is the image.Is that right?


Usually pixel sizes are about the same, since they are determined by technology. More pixels typically means bigger sized screens. But certainly, the more pixels fit into an image the more details you can distinguish.

In case you have never seen some "pixels" here they are, specially for you ;-)

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Post #9by Bob Hegwood » 04.05.2005, 23:18

t00fri wrote:In case you have never seen some "pixels" here they are, specially for you ;-)

Thanks Fridger... :lol:

You just made me spit out my lemonade while reading this thread. Started
laughing so hard my wife thought I was having a heart attack. :wink:

Keep up the good work.

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Post #10by ElChristou » 05.05.2005, 03:01

t00fri wrote:In case you have never seen some "pixels" here they are, specially for you ;-)


:D

The real question now is : who is behind those pixels?? 8O :wink:
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Post #11by t00fri » 05.05.2005, 10:44

Bob Hegwood wrote:
t00fri wrote:In case you have never seen some "pixels" here they are, specially for you ;-)
Thanks Fridger... :lol:

You just made me spit out my lemonade while reading this thread. Started
laughing so hard my wife thought I was having a heart attack. :wink:

Keep up the good work.

Take care, Bob


Hi hi...

good to see you are well and laughing!

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Post #12by t00fri » 05.05.2005, 10:50

ElChristou wrote:
t00fri wrote:In case you have never seen some "pixels" here they are, specially for you ;-)

:D

The real question now is : who is behind those pixels?? 8O :wink:


Since > 2 years I repeatedly was tempted to reappear in disguise through that virtual, emanzipated Swedish girl Christina_A. Her sole purpose would be to fiercely and eloquently attack this "abrasive" character t00fri :lol:

The above "pixel-queen" indeed exhibits some features of virtual Christina_A...

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Post #13by ElChristou » 05.05.2005, 11:16

t00fri wrote:Since > 2 years I repeatedly was tempted to reappear in disguise through that virtual, emanzipated Swedish girl Christina_A. Her sole purpose would be to fiercely and eloquently attack this "abrasive" character t00fri :lol:


:lol: Cool idea!!
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Post #14by t00fri » 05.05.2005, 15:24

ElChristou wrote:
t00fri wrote:Since > 2 years I repeatedly was tempted to reappear in disguise through that virtual, emanzipated Swedish girl Christina_A. Her sole purpose would be to fiercely and eloquently attack this "abrasive" character t00fri :lol:

:lol: Cool idea!!


:lol:

Sure enough, one day Christina_A will login to "hunt me down" ...

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