This is documentation for Mathematica 8, which was
based on an earlier version of the Wolfram Language.

# ImageSize

 ImageSizeis an option that specifies the overall size of an image to display for an object.
• The following settings can be given:
 w width specified by w {s} maximum width and height specified by s {w,h} explicit width and height {{wmax},{hmax}} width and height maximums {{wmin,wmax},{hmin,hmax}} width and height ranges
• Specifications for both width and height can be any of the following:
 Automatic determined by location or other dimension (default) pre-defined absolute sizes d d printer's points (before magnification) 72di di inches (before magnification) Full fill out the enclosing region Scaled[s] a fraction s of the enclosing region All size that fits all objects in a collection
• With ImageSize an object will always be drawn in a wh region, and will be sized to fit in the region.
• If the object has a definite aspect ratio that is not , then space will be left around it.
• The position of the object within the wh region is determined by the setting for the object's Alignment option.
• With ImageSize, an object is sized so that its width and height are as large as possible while not exceeding the specified maximums.
• No extra space is then left around the object, so that the region in which the object is drawn is always the same shape as the object itself.
• With ImageSize, the object is sized to be as large as possible while not exceeding specified maximums, with extra space being left if necessary in order to satisfy the minimums.
• Objects maintain a fixed aspect ratio when resized by ImageSize specifications, except when the objects have AspectRatio->Full.
• ImageSize->{Automatic, h} normally determines image size from height, with width left unconstrained.
• Symbolic settings such as ImageSize->Small define width and height maximums, with no extra space being left.
• For an object that appears directly in a notebook cell, ImageSize->Full corresponds to the full width of the content area for the cell.
• When the cell is printed, ImageSize->Full corresponds to the full width of the content area of the page.
• For an object that appears as an element in a Grid, ImageSize->Full corresponds to the full width of the cell in the grid.
• Settings such as Automatic and Small yield different image sizes for different objects.
• For constructs such as SlideView, TabView, or Toggler, ImageSize->All specifies that a fixed image size should be used that fits all possible elements that can be displayed. ImageSize specifies that the image size should be determined by the currently displayed element.
• ImageSize->All by default refers to both width and height; ImageSize->{Automatic, All} leaves enough vertical space for all images, but adjusts horizontal space separately for each image.
• For a graphic with ImageSize that appears directly in a notebook cell, the image size is determined by the ImageSize setting for the style of the cell.
• Graphics with ImageSize are rendered smaller when they appear in lists or grids, and even smaller when they appear in text-like constructs.
Use predefined symbolic sizes:
Use an explicit image width:
Use an explicit image width and height:
Use a size proportional to the enclosing area:
Specify the sizes of controls:
Use predefined symbolic sizes:
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Use an explicit image width:
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Use an explicit image width and height:
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Use a size proportional to the enclosing area:
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Specify the sizes of controls:
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 Scope   (3)
Use predefined symbolic sizes in 3D:
Prevent the height and the width from exceeding 100 points:
Use a fraction of the enclosing region:
 Applications   (1)
A wide range of aspect ratios with bounded image size: