Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2013 12:59 PM (in response to scutarius)
If your project is HD dimensions, your photo should be 16:9 (e.g. 1920x1080)
If your project is standard def, it could be either 16:9 or 4:3 (e.g. 720x540)
You can do this within iMovie by using the Rotate, Crop, Ken Burs tool on the middle toolbar.
Use FIT to use the entire photo, but with black bars.
Use CROP to cut off the top and bottom, but what is left fills the frame.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2013 6:25 PM (in response to AppleMan1958)
I really appreciate the time you took to respond. And as my knowledge is apparantly less than basic, I hope you will help me a bit more. I hesitate to ask because I am sure it is a stupid question.
Does the 16:9 or 4:3 refer to the width and height ratio of the image? And does that mean, that no matter what size the image appears to be on the screen, if it meets the 16:9 or 4:3 ratio, it will show up properly (without the black borders) in iMovie?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2013 6:48 PM (in response to scutarius)
It will work best of the photo is at least the same resolution as the movie. For example, make the photo at least 1920x1080 for a 16:9 movie. Making the photo bigger would allow you to use Ken Burns Effect, for example, without losing any resolution.
Yes, 16:9 is the width height ratio.