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Photobox print sizes?

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by Pollywoggle, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. Pollywoggle

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    Simple advice on sizing isues please. Other half got her first digital camera recently and wanted some photos printed from Photobox.
    Only thing is she has an album that is several years old and the prints that fit it are 6x4.
    She wants to fill this album before buying a new one but digital prints seem to be bigger. She ordered some prints from Photobox 6x4 size but they came back with white borders which was a disappointment . Is she stuck with 7x5 prints to avoid the borders?
    They wont fit her album!
    Sorry if this is a daft question but I know nothing about digital photography :confused:
     
  2. RobertP

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    The proportions (width to height) of digital pictures are slightly different to pictures from film. I have not used photobox but usually you have the choice of conventional or 'digital' print sizes. If you choose film size paper for digital prints you then have a further choice to have the whole picture printed with 2 white borders or have the picture enlarged to fit the paper and lose detail from 2 edges.

    'Digital' equivalent of 6x4" is 5.3" x 4"
     
  3. witters

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    Photobox will crop any pictures uploaded to the size you have chosen. If they are not 6 x 4 you will end up with borders. Best thing is to crop them yourself in Photoshop to 6 x 4 and then upload them. That way you will get 6 x 4 prints with no borders.
     
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    Excellent replies as always, thanks :)
     

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