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Aspect ratio for primary photo?

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#1 strathglass


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Posted 29 May 2020 - 11:30 PM

What is the suggested aspect ratio for a person's primary photo?

I know in the software itself the image displayed for the selected person can be any reasonable aspect ratio: the display height is  fixed, but the width will adjust as required.


I am asking more for output purposes: e.g. if generating a tree or report that will show a portrait for each person:

is there any standard for this?

...or suggestions?


It seems to me that 4x5 would be good for a reasonably tight head & shoulders shot.


I want to try to get a common aspect ratio for all my primary photos, and since I am working on these now I'd like to settle on a value. (There of course might have to be a few exceptions when you go back to older relatives with very few photo choices!)