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Help Resizing for print: Getting dizzy!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by vr6veedub, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. Ok, can someone help me with photo resizing for print. If I print a photo with MPix or SmugMug I am asked to crop the image to fit the print. I do not want to lose any part of the image I want it printed excatly how I framed it when I took the original shot. I know you can tell them not to crop and they will print it as is, however, I want the photo to fit the size of the paper excatly (4x6, 5x8, 8x10, 11x14, 12x18, 16x20 and 9x12)

    I have searched many threads on NikonCafe and other forums, but I am getting a bit dizzy with the array of information out there (only parts of the step by step). I currently use Photoshop CS3 and CaptureNX 2. The images I want printed are 2848x4288 in size from the D300. If anyone has the time to put up some sort of step by step or even point me to a tutorial online that would be great. Thanks
     
  2. dsp921

    dsp921

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    May 16, 2006
    Your camera's sensor has a ratio of about 2:3, so if you want it printed exactly as you took it you need a print size with the same ratio; 4x6, 8x12, etc. A size with any other ratio will require cropping.
     
  3. Just use the cropping tool in CS3. You can specify both size and dpi before cropping.
     
  4. So you're saying this cannot be done without cropping the image?
     
  5. Yes, you are asking to do a physical impossibility unless you want to distort the image!:smile:
     
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