Help! Emergency!

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  1. Royal Photos

    Royal Photos TPF Noob!

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    Oh please I hope you can help me, I have a photo that isn't the right ratio for an 8x10 to be printed as one without losing information. Can this be done? The place I am ordering it from will let me check the crop zone before submitting the order but I want to be prepared before hand!



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    elemental TPF Noob!

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    Cropping a 2:3 ratio image to a 4:5 ratio is not difficult at all. In fact, it's sort of the only way to get 8x10s (16x20s, 20x30s, etc.) from either an APS-C sensor or a 35mm sensor or negative.

    This ratio should be very easy to crop to in your organizing/editing software. What software are you using?
     
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    Royal Photos TPF Noob!

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    Photoshop CS3. I changed the aspect ratio to 1.25 and it really stretched the photo, when I tried to crop for an 8x10 after changing the aspect ratio it still wouldn't fit. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. Will the photo have the stretched look to it on print? What the heck??
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Use the crop tool in Photoshop.

    There is a pull down list of presets, choose 8 x 10 @ 300 PPI (or just enter that into the fields). Then use the crop tool on your image. The ratio will be locked but you can adjust the size.
     
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    If you don't want to loose any information, you can add black borders to the long sides of the photo to make the correct aspect ratio. I don't have photoshop on this computer, but I believe the crop tool allows you to go bigger than the photo to accomplish this.
     

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