Scale to fit?

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Both the old image choice and the new image widget have a "scale to fit" checkbox. Does that mean that a 1920x1080 px image should fit a 1280x720 px screen or does the checbox have some other meaning? Apparently, this has been discussed some 33000 times already, but I fail to find a straight answer to what that checkbox actually do. :-)
 We've more or less standardized on 1080p screens, but lately we've been getting 4K screens and my tests, using the checkbox to get images scale to fit different resolutions doesn't seem to work. 
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Hasse, thing is it scales an image up or down until the entire image fits in a placeholder and fills it from edge to edge horizontally or vertically. I do not use this option too often because if the proportions do not translate exactly, I get empty real estate above&below or on left&right. This results in image miss-aligning with the rest of elements in a presentation. I wish there was an option to scale image one or another way, but have 'fill the entire placeholder' kind of option. However, you need to be cautions with such settings because up-scaling 1080p image to 4K will result in loss of the resolution of that image.