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Old Mar 14, 2007, 10:05 AM   #1
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Hello, I'm new here and was wondering what software is the best to resize photos. Let me explain what I am wanting to do. I am having my wedding photos taken by a professional photographer, but in order to get the deal I got, I'm only getting the photo disk instead of having them print out photos. I am wanting to be able to print out regualr size pictures (ie. 8 X 10, 5 X 7, etc) and I wasnt sure on what software or program can do that for me without distorting the photo. Let me know if anything can help! Thanks alot

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Old Mar 14, 2007, 12:42 PM   #2
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The GIMP free software is a very good program, for more info look at this http://www.gimp.org/
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I tried that one and couldnt figure a single thing out! lol
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You'll need to crop the images for the desired print size (cutting off parts of it). You can't just resize it (or that will distort the images).

You have to cut off some of it for many print sizes because different print sizes will have a different aspect ratio (ratio of width to height) compared to the way the camera took the image.

Most image editors have a crop tool for that purpose that let you select a desired print size, then move a "crop box" around to get the portion you want in the print. This box will match the ratio of width to height of your selected print size.

The software that comes with most printers also has the abiility to crop.

Even something like the free Picasa from Google has a way to crop by most commonly used print sizes:

http://picasa.google.com

There are also specialized software packages designed to do nothing except crop. Here is one example:

http://ekot.dk/programmer/JPEGCrops/

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