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Understanding photo sizes

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by theresals59, Sep 19, 2004.

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  1. theresals59

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    Hello,
    I am trying to understand the photo sizing with digital images and why photos don't print as 4 X 6. I have the printer properties set to 4 X 6 borderless and there is always a border. How do you get true borderless printing? I have an HP 7150 printer. I have a Canon s230 camera set for high resolution images. Any help or direction to an appropriate resource would be appreciated. Thanks,
     
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    whats the software you are using.
    theres an excellent series of article on resolution and printsize and scanning etc - can see to find it rught now - i'll post in asap
     
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    Part of your problem may be that, unless you edit the pictures, photos taken by a digital camera normally have a different aspect ratio (4:3 as opposed to 3:2)
     
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    I also have a photosmart 7150 printer and have never had problems with the borderless printing. I agree with DaveBurnett, I think it's likely that your photo is out of proportion for 4x6 print size.
     
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    Thanks for the help. How can I correct the proportion? Is there a way to change this setting on the camera or is it done with editing after the fact? Any help on how to do either or both is appreciated! Thanks again
     
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    What image editing software do you have available?
     
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    I usually use Paint Shop, but I have access to a limited version of Photo Shop as well. Thanks,
    Theresa
     
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    so you should be able to crop to the ratio you need from those - also try this freeware program
    www.irfanview.com
     
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    Either of those programs should work for you. If you're not familiar with photoshop, he's a quick tutorial in cropping images:

    http://www.dwphotoshop.com/photoshop/crop.php

    First go up to "image" and then "image size" and set the longest side to 6 inches. This will make the other dimension 4.5, assuming you are working with a 4:3 aspect ratio. Then trim the image down to 4 inches using the cropping instructions on the above site.

    If you don't mind your photo being streched/squished out of shape a little, you can also just go to "image size" and enter 4 by 6 inches. You may have to uncheck the "maintain proportions" box at the bottom of the window.

    Good luck! :D
     
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    If your "limited" version of Photoshop has a crop tool use it instead of the marquee tool...

    open your image then click the crop tool...make your settings in the toolbar that accompanies the crop tool...then just click and drag on the image...

    buck
     

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