Anybody know why Posters are 1000 x 680 ?

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ExcerciseCoach
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Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:14 pm

Anybody know why Posters are 1000 x 680 ? This is a ratio of 25:17 and I've never seen that before! I'd be really curious of the history! I did a comparious of various "standards" in a chart below- it is quite interesting, we are somewhere in the middle

Seems like the easiest way to make a poster for thetvdb is to try to obtain a poster with a 4:3 ratio such as 1024 x 768 or 1000 x 750, and the from there crop it down to 1000 x 680. Is that what others are doing too, or is there an easier way?

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Standard Small Poster (17 x 11) = 17:11 - width is 64.7% of height

Portrait Photo of an Actor for either TVDB or Moviedb
450 x 300 = 3:2 (3:2 is also 1:1.5 and 6:4) - width is 66.7% of height

Hollywood Movie Poster for a Bus Stop (60 x 40) = 3:2 - width is 66.7% of height

Retail Version of a Film Poster and also
Standard Large Poster (36 x 24) = 3:2 - width is 66.7% of height

Poster for theposterdb.com (1500 x 1000) - 3:2 - width is 66.7% of height

Poster for themoviedb.com (750 x 500) - 3:2 - width is 66.7% of height

Official Movie posters distributed to theaters for them to display on the wall
also known as One-Sheet size) 1016 mm x 686 mm (40 x 27 in)
which is a bit more than 3:2 - width is 67.5% of height

**Poster for thetvdb.com 1,000 x 680 = 25:17 - width is 68.0% of height

Standard Medium Poster (24 x 18) = 4:3 - width is 75% of height

Scientific Poster for a Conference (36:48) = 4:3 - width is 75% of height

Standard Sheet of Paper in US/Canada (11 x 8.5) - width is 77.3% of height
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emilyhelwig
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Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:08 am

Hi! Thanks for gathering all of this info. Right now, I believe people have been cropping images from 680x1020 to 680x1000. As someone who works for the site, this has also always bothered me — I believe in the future we'll adjust the size requirements for posters, but unfortunately I have no info on when that might be. But we will keep this post handy!
ExcerciseCoach
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Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:34 pm

Thanks Emily, glad I can help!
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