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12-24-2008, 03:04 PM
01-18-2009, 08:06 PM
Thanks for posting these links, Richard. I've never really even checked out the aspect ratio of my camera but I know it now. I had sent off some images to be printed and wondered what I did wrong since they came back cropped more than I thought they would be. This article and the video helped make me understand the importance of adjusting my images before I send them off to print.
01-19-2009, 07:09 PM
These are great. Someone had a question about about a month ago and had the same problem you did Mary.
01-20-2009, 12:25 AM
I really enjoyed reading the article and watching the video. I knew about aspect ratio but didn't really know how it pertained to printing. I guess, since I normally print at home, it didn't show as a problem because I was always setting my print outs ahead of time. If it took too much off, I'd just realign and print again. But, when I sent off to the printers, it changed quite a bit. Now I know I have to do the cropping before I send off.
01-20-2009, 11:24 PM
This is perfect - thank you! I just encountered this problem when I had prints made, but didn't understand what happened. This explains it.
10-02-2009, 05:01 AM
One other trick for getting the aspect ration right, if it is important that none of your photo is cropped, and that is to modify the canvas size to the correct aspect ratio. Your photo can then sit at either an edge or in the center of the canvas (depending on your settings), and when printed, the entire image will be printed, with additional "border" around the shorter dimension.
example: Your photograph is 2000x1500 pixels (4:3). You want it printed on a 6x4 print (3:2)
Create a canvas (blank image) of 2250*1500 pixels (3:2). Copy and paste your photograph onto this canvas, and locate it where you would prefer to see it on the paper. You may even design some sort of border for the extra blank areas - but the bottom line is that none of your print will be cropped.
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