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Old Jan 12, 2009, 2:21 PM   #1
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When I take my digital photos to the local shop I download them and then have to crop them (using there machine software) to the size that I pick to print (5x7, 8x10 etc.) Is there a freeware that I could use that I could do this at home and not at the shop? The one at the shop highlights the acutal size that the print would be. Real easy but I hate spending time there to do this to each picture. Plus the monitors there are poor. I have other photo editors to everything else, but not this.



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Old Jan 12, 2009, 11:18 PM   #2
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Picasa 3 is out and it is amazing for free. It will do what you want, and much more.

http://picasa.google.com/#utm_source...;utm_medium=et
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Old Jan 13, 2009, 11:29 AM   #3
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See the post in this forum immediately preceding yours (and many others earlier).
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Old Jan 13, 2009, 12:01 PM   #4
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Do you mean the one titled "resizing for email / vista" ?
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...the one titled "resizing for email / vista" ?
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both XnView and IrfanView support bath processing and completely free.
GIMP support bath processing with additional plug-in(script)package, installed.
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Old Feb 19, 2009, 3:32 AM   #7
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When I take my digital photos to the local shop I download them and then have to crop them (using there machine software) to the size that I pick to print .........
Another solution to your dreadful problem of having to crop every shot is to abandon your local shop and find somewhere, online if necessary, that will print the whole frame. You should be allowed to frame your images to your own artistic taste, and not to that of an intolerant dumb machine!

This arises from the conflict between 3:2 and 4:3 formats. Older machines will be geared up to the 3:2 format of 35mm cameras, and still used by dSLRs, while mass market digicams have always had the4:3 old-fashioned TV format.

On the modern Agfa D2 printing machine in my local shop, it has a setting for 'dynamic' printing, which fills the 4-inch, 5-inch, 8-inch, or 12-inch wide paper from a roll with respect to the image's short dimension, and as long as necessary up to 18 inches for the long dimension.It can cope with digital images of aspect ratio up to 9:2, (18x4), regardless of the original format or how it was cropped.

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