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Cropping

johnaalex

Distinguished Member
I often crop photos I'm uploading to flickr, how badly will this affect the quality when printed? I'm thinking in terms of printing to fit A5 paper usually.

Ta

That depends on what size the picture is after the crop, there would only be a problem if the final version was much smaller than A5.
 

OrbitalPete

Prominent Member
As said - depends on size. What are the pixel dimensions of the cropped image?

For a decent A5 size print you want something at an absolute bare minimum of 150dpi. That equates to any image over 874x1240 pixels being useable at A5. If I'm printing anything I tend to want a minimum of 300 dpi, meaning 1748x2480 pixels at A5.

Also, bear in mind that if you save as jpg you should use maximum quality; it's very easy for jpg file compression to introduce nasty artifacts.
 

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