Standard Cropping?

Discussion in 'General Shop Talk' started by cfphoto, May 11, 2010.

  1. cfphoto

    cfphoto TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    When providing a client a disc with their edited/retouched photos from a session (if that's what they paid for), do you provide them all images in only the standard 4x6 crop ratio, a different one, or the same image in multiple ratios?
     
  2. Big Mike

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

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Messages:
    33,822
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I just give them the standard 2:3 ratio. I explain to them the difference when cropping for 8x10 or 5x7 prints etc. and tell them that I can assist them if they have trouble when ordering prints etc.
     
  3. ShutterShaman

    ShutterShaman TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I do the same. I give 99.9% of all my images in 2:3, with the rare exception being when I purposely compose an image for a requested print size or album layout. I think most clients expect to be able to print 4x6s of their proofs if they desire. If you give them proofs in a variety of crop ratios you're probably only asking for a headache down the line.
     
  4. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Messages:
    38,235
    Likes Received:
    5,007
    Location:
    Iowa
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    By the way the 3:2 (2:3) aspect ratio is what a 4x6, 8x12 is.
     
  5. cfphoto

    cfphoto TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Thanks for all of the replies... got the answer I was looking for.
     
  6. Photos de l'amour

    Photos de l'amour TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2010
    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I know this thread is a little old but I have a question about this. Do you keep different folders with different sizes of the same photos in case they want a different size print? I am just starting out and am editing my first boudoir shoot. I need to crop some of the photos but am unsure what size to crop to. Do I just ask the client what size she would like?
     
  7. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Messages:
    38,235
    Likes Received:
    5,007
    Location:
    Iowa
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Clients are usually clueless about print sizes and the different aspect ratios.

    2:3 (4x6, 8x12, 16x24) is not a standard size. Neither is 4:5 (4x5, 8x10, 16x20), or 5:7 (wallets, 5x7, 10x14).

    If you didn't shoot to allow for cropping to different aspect ratios, you could be shooting yourself in the foot by even asking a client.

    No. I keep different aspect ratio crops of a shoot in the same folder. I just add the aspect ratio to the file name: boudoirshoot_067_5-20-10_2-3.jpg, boudoirshoot_067_5-20-10_4-5.jpg
     
  8. Photos de l'amour

    Photos de l'amour TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2010
    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Ok, that sounds good. I will crop to a few aspects and keep them all. Thanks
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

cropping images for clients

,

giving client disk what aspect raio

,

industry standard for cropping

,

standard aspect ratios for cropping 15x11

,

standard cropping

,

standard cropping ratios

,

what is standard cropping