What is aspect ratio?
Aspect ratio is the ratio between the width and height of an image, video or photo. It is commonly expressed as two numbers separated by colons, as in 16:9. In the x:y aspect ratio of the image, video or photo, “x” parts is width and “y” parts is height.
Calculate any aspect ratio simply and easily using our calculator and see below the most common aspect ratios currently used in cinemas, televisions and the internet.
TV & Cinema
Known as standard, this format was used in old TVs
The widescreen format, used in the vast majority of HDTVs today
The ultrawide format used in major movie theaters
Used in IMAX theaters
Used in IMAX Digital
Social Networks & Internet
Twitter image post ratio on mobile with recommended size 1024 x 512 pixels
This aspect ratio is mostly used for instagram photos
Is used for instagram story, with recommended size 1080×1920 pixels
The standard aspect ratio for YouTube video
The Twitter and Facebook link preview image size recommended
The square photo with the same width and height size
Used in 35mm film, photography and print
The size used by most digital cameras known as point-and-shoot cameras
In use for 8×10 digital camera prints
HD photo cameras, ideal for viewing on widescreen TVs and monitors