Cropping for Prints?

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  1. TylerF

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    So I know you have to crop special for 8x10 and 5x7, but what about wallet sizes?

    Also, i am giving them a cd with the shots on it. should i include the full image and then ones cropped for different sizes?

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  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You may find different sized called 'wallet size' but I think that 2.5" x 3.5" inches is common.

    I have sometimes give clients different sized files, but I think it's easier to just give them the regular 2:3 images and explain the different sized crops.
     
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    this is all new to me lol.

    so when i have the image in photoshop, do i have to crop them for specific sizes? i dont want things to get cut off. im not sure how the wallet would work. could they just shrink the 8x10 down?
     
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    When using the crop tool in photoshop just enter 2.5 x 3.5 up on the top bar and it wont let you expand the it any further then that
     
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    ok so it has to be cropped for a wallet size then?
     
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    It depends on the dimensions but the aspect ratio is different for 8x10 and 2.5x3.5 so yes you would need a different crop.
     
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    ok is there an easier way to do this? lol right now i am editing them (moving my logo) around to fit the crop) then cropping and saving it. then cropping it again and so on
     
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    Why would you put your logo on images you are getting printed?

    And I don't see what you could do to make it easier.
     
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    she wanted me to lol idk. i have seen a lot of senior pics with a small logo in the corner too. and 5x7 is the same ratio at 2.5x3.5 so that answers my question
     
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    Imo go to a local printer and talk to them, whenever I have major problems with prints that is the first place I go. Even if you think you have a good understanding, it doesn't hurt to talk to someone who does nothing but deal with what you are having problems with :)
     
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    i remember them saying they dont do 8x10. only 8.5x11. but i dont want that lol. theres a few places in town im gonna go to tomorrow
     
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    8.5x11? That's the size of US paper lol
     

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