Printing off pictures/photoshop problems.. need help

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  1. Sinister_kid

    Sinister_kid TPF Noob!

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    Well i'm trying to print off some pictures, and i need to have them come out in 8x10 prints, but microsoft printing wizard is cropping them all weird. So I throw them in photoshop, and resize them to 8x10. But, the image's dimensions are locked together and i can't get them to come out to the right dimensions.

    So my question is, how can i unlock the image dimensions to where i can change it to whatever i'd like?

    Or, is there a easier way to go about printing these off without microsoft cropping them all weird??

    Thanks ahead of time!

    Edit: It's also in any dimensions i want it to print out in as well, such as 5x7. They get cropped all weird too.
     
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    I say just print using windows, select the proper paper, tell it "Full Page Photo", and Check "Fit To Frame". It might crop a little, live with it if you can.

    If not, in photoshop (and Elements) From the top menu bar: IMAGE > RESIZE > IMAGE SIZE; Uncheck "Constrain Proportions"; Then Set "Document Size" height & Width to 8 and 10 respectively. This may cause things to look squished or fat though. Save and Print...

    Another option is to use the crop tool, and crop a true 8x10 dimension.
     
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    resizing is NOT the same thing as cropping. In photoshop shop use the crop tool and set the ratios to 8 by 10 and crop away. then print.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    What your bumping into is that different standard image sizes have different ASPECT RATIOS.

    Most DSLR's make images in a 3:2 aspect ratio The long side of the image is 1.5 times longer than the short side. Put another way, the long side is 3 units long and rhe short side is 2 of the same units long. (Most P&S are 4:3).

    An 8x10 is a 5:4 aspect ratio and that's why something always gets cut off or the entire image cannot be just resized to 8x10.

    5x7 is yet another aspect ratio, 7:5.

    The bottom line is; to print the original image in a differing aspect ratio you have to crop.

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    The really great thing about standards is...
    We have so many to choose from!
     
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    Yowza!
     

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