Presentation sizes

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16:9 4:3 6.4 × 3.6 in
3.41 × 2.56 in

Slides are the visual representation of your presentation. They are a medium in which you can display graphics, images, video, and text. In most cases, slides contain a small amount of text, and the focus of the slide is the graphic that is paired with it.

Presentation slides are a very important part of the presentation process. Don’t think of slides as a way to use slides to present your information. Instead, think of them as a way of presenting your information. Often, the best slides are the ones that don’t contain a lot of text. They focus on the graphics and images and rely on the presenter to provide the verbal part of the presentation. On following our presentation size guide, determine the popular and standard presentation size and dimension to keep your audience engaged.

What are the most common and popular Presentation sizes and dimensions?

A presentation size may be different from the specified standard. However, it is a good idea to try and use a standard size. As a rule of thumb, the presentation size should be not less than twice and not more than three times the size of the print size.

The most common presentation size is 16:9, with a 16:10 close behind. The most common dimensions change depending on the aspect ratio. For example, the most common 16:9 presentation size is 1920 x 1080, while the most common 16:10 presentation size is 2560 x 1600.

We typically see two presentation formats: 4:3, standard, and 16:9, widescreen:

  • 4:3 – TV Screen Size:
  • The most common screen size is 4:3, which is a traditional TV size. This is the size of most computer monitors and TV screens. When you look at a 4:3 screen, you see a rectangular shape. The most common aspect ratio for this size is 1.33:1.

  • 16:9 – Widescreen Screen Size:
  • The widescreen format is the more recent of the two. This format is commonly used on TV screens and laptops. With this format, you have a wider screen and a taller screen.

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