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# HxW or WxH

hankd

Which is correct when specifying the size of a 2D artwork? Height x Width, or Width x Height?

I'm guessing it's HxW: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mona_Lisa, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Birth_of_Venus_(Botticelli)

Also ... testing, testing (because threads I create don't seem to appear on the front page anymore for some reason).

NLW2

the standard for three dimensions is HxWxD, which leads me to believe it's HxW.

hankd

But wait ... on Windows Vista when you view the size dimensions of an image file (e.g. right-click --> properties --> details --> image --> dimensions), it seems to display the size as WxH. This is on Windows Vista.

I'm guessing I should just use HxW anyway.

SDR
http://www.artbizblog.com/2009/10/creditartwork.html

Funny -- I would have thought width x height. . .

binary

always think XxYxZ (z=depth)

SDR

Right -- depth (the third dimension) would make sense to come last, in any event.

In wood, we call the width (across the grain) first -- a sheet of plywood is 4 x 8, not 8 x 4 -- unless in fact the grain direction is reversed (you can get 1/8" bending poplar either way).

passerby1ce

I always thought it was H first then W. I'm just basing that on 2D things like photos and paintings. for example an 8 x 10 photograph is in landscape format. And every painting I know is based on that.

SDR

So -- it looks pretty unanimous.

beau

So does this still apply to

1209.1 Crawl spaces. Crawl spaces shall be provided with a
minimum of one access opening not less than 18 inches by 24
inches

Here in the office we just had a discussion about the height of the crawl space...I say 24" high the others say it makes no sense and is 18".

suvosk

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