Printing & Sizes Querying

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  1. Paranormalist

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    Looking for some printing advice as I'm a bit confuzzled about how to go about getting certain sizes printed. Take this example below for instance. I cropped about half the sky out to make it more panoramic. At what size(s) can I get it printed so that it looks like it does on the screen here? :confused:


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  2. shotokan101

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    Your image has an aspect ratio of 1.77:1

    Most prints sizes are either 1.33:1 (e.g. 8x6) or 1.5:1 (e.g.12x8).

    You won't find many services that print 1.77:1 (although it does correspond to 16:9 which some cameras do shoot)

    One option is to order a 1.5:1 size and select the option to resize to fit rather than crop when ordering which will give you a print with a white border top and bottom that you can then trim off.

    regards

    Brian
     
  4. Paranormalist

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    Thanks for the explanation, Brain.
     
  5. dudeonline

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    What I do is in photoshop expand the canvas to fit a certain aspect ratio that's supported (in white) and the trim off on receipt of the print.

    If you consider canvas for your print, this company offers a lot of options some of which are close to your aspect ratio so you either crop a little more/less or even if the amount is very slight you can stretch your image (in software) without it being noticeable.

    http://www.my-picture.co.uk/
     
  6. wongataa

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    I do what dudeonline does. Just add whitespace to make up a standard print size and trim when you get it.
     
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    Or......In photoshop create a document that is the size you want to print. Copy image into that and then fit the image into your document.
     
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    Thanks, all. It's very helpful. :thumbsup:
     

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