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Size Guide

To choose the right files you need to choose the right:

  • Aspect Ratio
  • Resolution
  • Format


Aspect Ratio is the shape of your screen. If your screen is more square looking use SD (standard definition), if your screen is more rectangular looking use HD (high definition).

backgrounds sized for standard definition projectors

SD Standard Definition or Ratio: 4x3

backgrounds sized for high definition projectors

HD High Definition or Ratio: 16x9


Our modern digital displays and cameras work in pixels (or dots). The number of pixels wide and high is the devices resolution, example high definition televisions use 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels high (1920x1080). In your projector or device manual will be a "specifications page" on this page it will list the resolutions your device can accept. You will get the sharpest images when you use the highest resolution. Using lower resolutions will up sample the image which causes the image to blur.

SD 800x600

SD 800x600

SD 1280x960


SD 2400x1800


HD 1280x720


HD 1920x1080



Our products are supplied in a variety of formats. Stills are either Jpeg or PowerPoint. Video is in either Mpeg-1 or Mp4, there are also a few older formats available.





Graphics Programs
Worship Software

Jpeg is a very common file format, that can be used in almost any application. All digital cameras, projectors and computer software will accept this format.



PowerPoint is made by Microsoft, and you will need a copy of the program in order to use this format. Some of the Worship Software has the ability to use this format.


PC or Mac

Our MP4 files are using H.264 compression which makes them compatible with Windows/PC and Apple/Mac. H.264 delivers high quality video.



Mpeg-1 is an older format, and will work on almost any Windows PC. If you have an older computer use this format.

Mov (older)


Mov is a Mac or Apple format. We have replaced this with MP4 which is a better format.

WMV (older)


WMV or Windows Meta File, was created by Microsoft and will work on most PC. We have replaced this with MP4 which is a better format.


If you want the best possible image, choose a resolution equal to or higher than your display or projector. Larger images will be down sampled, meaning a higher resolution is scaled down to fit your resolution. Down sampling is a good thing as it creates a sharper image. We create products and take photos at extremely high resolutions and them down sample them to give you clean sharp images.

Taking an image and making it larger is called up sampling. This happens when you use images lower than your displays highest resolution, the image is up sampled or scaled, this will cause the pixels blur.

Actual crop from 1920x1080 Image

800x600 up sampled (scaled) to 1920x1080

The camera we are now using for photograph is a Nikon D800. Its captures photos at 36 mega pixels or 7360x4912. Click Here to download a full size photo used to create some of the samples above.