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Print sizes...Help.
« on: May 19, 2010, 06:18:06 PM »
Having sorted some of my favourite images i decided to get some prints done, which i haven't done since having my camera (A300). I ordered them online and opted for the (10"x8") size, the file sizes were approx the same (3806 x 2634) but when i received the prints on the 8" side i had about a 1" strip on the top and bottom, now i know its more than likely im showing my inexperience but what have i done wrong?

Im assuming its the file size or something as im not sure how this affects the prints. Any help or pointer would be greatly appreciated....also a friend has let me take some images of his Harley davidson 1953 Panhead which i stitched 3 images together then cropped which has given me dimensions of (8152 x 3153) so my next 2 questions (sorry) are

1. what size print options do i have without losing any of the images.
2. what size should i re-size it to so i can display it in image galleries.

Any help as i said would help as i cant get my head around this.

*re-posted in photography talk*..tried to remove when i realised sorry.
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Re: Print sizes...Help.
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2010, 10:42:06 PM »
drippy- you have done nothing wrong! The paper size 8 by 10 inches does not let you fill them completely as the image ratio to paper ratio is different! The best way to visualise this is if you go in pp to image size: if you UNtick resample and tick "constrain proportions" and then put for width 8 inches you will see that you end up with something different than 10 inches in height. Your camera/ image ratio is 3:2 or 6:4 and your paper ratio is 10 by 8 or simplified: 5:4.

Another solution is to create a new document 8x10 inches > copy your whole image and paste it into the new document. Then click something called "transform"/ scale and change the size of your image within the new document. You will see that you have to crop something to make it "fit".

If you need a longer explanation or better one- let me know- I am in a hurry right now...
Hope this explains it a bit?
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Re: Print sizes...Help.
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2010, 10:44:16 PM »
Forgot to say: with a paper the size 6x4 /  or 8x6 / 12x8 / 16x12...it works (all multiples of 3:2)
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Re: Print sizes...Help.
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2010, 11:39:57 PM »
Stef has nailed it.  If you have photoshop or something similar, use your crop tool with the size set to the print size (ie 10x8) and crop your image.
Note setting the crop tool does not make your image 10x8 (took me a while to get this a few years back) it simply constrains the crop to have the ratio of sides 10 is to 8.  If you are printing 8x6 you can look at the crop similarly.
Many of the on line labs have an online tool to let you decide if you want to crop or have the white stripe....
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Re: Print sizes...Help.
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2010, 08:50:02 PM »
Thank you both, yes i think i worked it out now it just confused me and i assumed it was something my end as i wasnt given the option of the strips top and bottom.  One more thing i know i may be getting ahead of myself but if i have a image which is stitched together using 3 or 4 images and wanted a pano print, is this done by using the same method?