Photobox pics just dropped through the door.

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  1. Bristol Pete

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    Very nice quality. I printed about 15 test pics. Very happy with the quality, finished in matt. However, they have cropped some of them as just looked back at the originals and definately lost some on the print.

    Odd, I thought that I would eradicate the cropping issue with DSLR.:confused:

    Any suggestions on set up?

    Pete.
     
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    Your prints will be 6x4 - image sensor on Digital cameras (in most cases) is 6x4.5 equivalent.

    Either get 6x4.5 prints or crop yourself prior to sending off to print...

    A great JPEG lossless cropping tool is Jpegcrops http://ekot.dk/programmer/JPEGCrops/

    Of course you can just use your standrard editing proggy..
     
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    When ordering on the photobox site, you should see the effects of any cropping, you can choose if you want the image to fit in the size chosen (you may get some white brders) or crop image to fit.

    cheers,
    Andy
     
  4. Bristol Pete

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    Nice one guys. Just went back onto photobox and worked it out. Missed that the other night. No bother as simply sent over some test pics to see the quality which is great. Definately use them again, and so cheap.

    Pete :)
     
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    Thought the 350d was 6x4 equivalent.
    Anyhow the way I get round it is to crop a picture (if needed) to the size I want and in elements add a border (canvas) the size I am going to have the picture printed, end result is my picture framed by whatever colour border I've added, this can then be cut off if desired or hidden behind a mat if framing and it removes the risk of the lab cropping anything I dont want them to.
     
  6. Bristol Pete

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    Same here......
     
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    Appears it is.... then what were you printing...?
     
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    I actually printed them in 7 x 5 but I thought this would be OK. In the meantime, there is a resize feature that I have found, just ordered some more and tried this.

    Pete.
     
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    6x4,9x6, 12x8 etc arae all 3:2 ratio ala digital SLR sensor size, photobox defaults to 6x4.5 which matches up with most compact image formats, so with a dlsr your going to have to alter your settings to 3:2 ratio images or face a tad of cropping from the ends of the longest plane. best thing i find to do is to crop on your computer yourself to the required fromat, then rename the photo as you upload to imagename7x5.jpg or imagename6x4.jpg which makes it nice and easy to identify the varying formats in a mixed batch and order the correct ones to avoid disappointment.


    i print most of the time in 3:2 ratio, although sometimes an image just works better on 7x5" or as a square crop

    jamie
     
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    That explains it - I usually use bonusprint who default to 6x4 (hence my assumption CB's prints were 6x4) - would be perfect for the 350D however my A80 has a 4:3 sensor...

    Edit: It seems CB is dead - long live BP....!!
     

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