Changing photos from landscape to portrait

KyleS1

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I've been tasked with changing some photos from landscape orientation to portrait for a photo frame. The photos are only going to be printed 6x4 but there is no room at the edges to crop, so am just going to add black borders top and bottom.
What is the best way to achieve this? I have available Paint.Net and Lightroom 4. I was thinking of just creating a new canvas in Paint.Net at the size I want, and then adding the photo as a new layer and resizing to the dimensions needed. Is this the best way, or is there a better way to do it?
 

nickymarshall

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The method sounds ok, but why??????
 

KyleS1

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:)
The photos are for my partners friend, for a wedding present. Basically they have bought her this shelf type thing that has 6 photo frames built in, all 6x4, and they are wanting to put pictures of all of them together (there are 7 of them as close friends), and they can only find 4 that are already portrait, the rest are landscape (as there is 7 of them). So as a temporary measure until they either find better photos, or they take some news ones during the wedding to put in, I have been given the task of changing the orientation.
I have already given my opinion on what I think it will look like, but they want to go ahead anyway as its better to have something in there for when they give it to her, than to have 3 empty frames.
 

mucca_D

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Another option instead of black bars is to duplicate the image, ad a blur and stretch is out so it fades to black. Fo the bottom part you could tilt it so it looks like a reflection. I guess it depends on the photo.

Or of course add other photos top and bottom.Three landscape to one portrait
 

KyleS1

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Good idea about adding additional landscapes to the images. I'll run that idea past the missus and see what she says.

The blur and stretch worked to an extent for part of photo but not the other. Thought I was onto a winner there! :)
The photos aren't the best to be honest, just basic point and shoot while on holiday type stuff, and with all the arms, legs, wine glasses etc, they aren't the easiest for editing.

Thanks for the ideas though! Wouldn't have thought of those myself. :)
 

shotokan101

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Can you not turn the frame ?
PMSL :rotfl:

...it's a multi photo frame (I.E. it displays multiple images at the same time at different point in the frame - so basically like several little photo-frames joined together in a bigger unit - at least that's what I interpreted from the earlier comments...) and not all the images are the same orientation ;)
 
PMSL :rotfl:

...it's a multi photo frame (I.E. it displays multiple images at the same time at different point in the frame - so basically like several little photo-frames joined together in a bigger unit - at least that's what I interpreted from the earlier comments...) and not all the images are the same orientation ;)
I still say turn it.
 

shotokan101

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KyleS1

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Jim is right.
It's a decorative shelf with 6 frames built into it, all in portrait orientation, but due to the nature of the photos (of 7 girls together) most of the shots are landscape to fit them all in, hence my dilemma. :)

All sorted now though, thanks chaps. :)
 

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