OK folks I have a graphics question. I’m trying to post this image to my IGram and FBook pages, but IG gives me this message.
“Adjust aspect ratio
One or more of the selected photos are not supported by Instagram’s aspect ratio standards. Please edit the photo so that it falls in the range of 4:5 to 1.91:1 or remove Instagram placement.”
So how do I do this? The original image in 3,000 x 1,427. I’m using Corel Photo Paint.
Easiest is probably to zoom out a bit, export the image, and crop it to the specific aspect ratio you want in an image editor. Another option is to adjust the size of the model window to the aspect ratio you want by dragging the edges of the SketchUp window inward.
When I need an image from SketchUp for social media, I rely on screen capture. I never bother exporting when I know that screen pixels are more than enough detail and I have control over the actual size I am capturing.
Everyone else is telling you to let IG crop the image so this is all probably a waste of time. But if you really want to crop an image to a specific aspect ratio for something else …
It’s basic fractions. 3000/1427 = 2.1/1 or written in the form you’re after, 2.1:1 or a little more than twice as wide as it is tall. You either need to change the dimensions of the SketchUp window as I mentioned or crop the exported mimage in an image editor. You’ll need to zoom out if you want to show the entire width.
Aaron’s suggestion of making a screenshot is easier.
Here’s an example of resizing the SketchUp window.
Natively, MacOS and iPad can set both vertical and horizontal pixel dimensions, though without Safe Frame you won’t know exactly what you’re getting till you do it.
The vertical part of the picture is fixed, and the width varies with aspect ratio. See this thread. I’m a Mac user, but my understanding from @DaveR who does know Windows is that it can’t set both aspects, so you’re left with picking the vertical dimension pixels, accepting whatever you get horizontally and cropping it later in an image editor.