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BenjahPixels says

Hey everyone,

I just signed up here and want to start creating some nice background as my first submission :)

After searching in the forms I wasn’t able to get a desired answer so that’s why I’m creating this thread.

What would be the best & most popular pixel dimension for a high quality background?

Everybody seems to have their own view on this and would love to hear yours..

Thanks, Ben

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Stylius says

No idea.. I’ve always used 3000×1800px :)

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graphicmind says

2560×1600 px

3000×2000 px

1920×1080 px

1600×900 px

I’ve used all of these but I think 2560×1600 px and 1920×1080 px are the most popular.

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BenjahPixels says

Thanks!

That’s what I was looking for :)

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chrisatlemon says

I would say create the largest possible (within reason) and then offer various resolutions for each file. The ones graphic mind pointed out a pretty standard.

Cheers

Chris

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HarveyDesign Volunteer moderator says

I would say its a personal preference thing, Obviously you don’t want to be doing them in a small resolution like 800×600 if you’re going to be selling them on the marketplace but the above suggestions are good. I would work as big as you can but not overly big Just enough so that you have the option to downsize to the standard resolution sizes if you wish to sell them like that or have the choice of selling the larger copy.

Perhaps it might be an idea to take a look at 10 – 20 of the top sellers in the backgrounds category to get an idea of what sizes they are using and including and then from there you can decide what resolution you want to use for the end product for sale. :)

For reference here are common desktop resolution sizes -

Widescreen:

1024×600

1280×800

1366×768

1440×900

1600×900

1680×1050

1920×1080

1920×1200

2560×1440

2560×1600

Standard:

800×600

1024×768

1280×960

1280×1024

1400×1050

1600×1200

2560×2048

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ShermanJackson says

I’ve noticed 3000×2000 is the standard

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