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Old May 7, 2006, 12:03 AM   #1
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Hello all,

I've a question to which I couldn't find an answer in any of my PSE books!

If I take a photo with my Nikon D50, am I to assume that, by default, it's 4 x 6? Because when I go to print it as an 8 x 10 in Photoshope Elements 4.0, I can't.

Am I doing someting wrong? I know I can crop it to be 8 x 10, but then I end up using some of the photo!

Please advise...or point me to a good tutorial online, if you could.

I thank you very much!

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Old May 7, 2006, 2:56 AM   #2
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I don't have a Nikon but I believe theaspect ration is 2x3, which translates into a 4x6 or any other combination. In order to print to an 8x10 (which is a different ratio) you need to crop some of the photo out, or end up with dead space on the top or sides.

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Old May 7, 2006, 8:48 AM   #3
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Hi Dave,

Thanks SO MUCH for answering.

So, if I want to leave some "dead space" around the photo, how could I do that? When I try to crop OUTSIDEthe photo, it doesn't allow me...

Thanks again!

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Ted,

I don't use Elements so I downloaded atrial to figure this out. (it's a sickness, I have to know things) It works like Photoshop.

Say you open a picture that is a 4x6 ratio.

Click Image - Resize - Canvas Size

In the box that opens up, Click the Relative box towards the center. Now in the width and height boxes, put 4 or so in each and click ok.

This will add to the canvas of your current picture. Now you can use the Crop tool and set it to 8x10 and make your selection. You may also want to color the new canvas something that will blend in with the photo.

Hope this helps, let me know if you have anymore questions.

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Wow, Dave!

That's going above and beyond! Thanks so much...

Since there doesn't seem to be a print feature on this forum, I'm going to copy and paste your advice onto a Word document and stash it away.

Thanks again!

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Glad I could help and I hope it worked for you. If you need anything else I will be glad to help, I enjoy figuring things out and it helps me overall as well.

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