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Old Jan 3, 2010, 12:06 PM   #1
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Just curious as to why you must crop? Even when I reduce the size of the image, it still requires me to crop.........and a square format too......can anyone tell me what I may be doing wrong or the secret to this? I tried several times and found it frustrating........thanks!
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Old Jan 3, 2010, 12:11 PM   #2
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The crop box you see when you submit a photo is only designed to let you decide how it will show up in the upper right hand corner the main page at http://www.steves-digicams.com if it's selected for Photo of the Day (since the space allocated for it on the main page doesn't allow for much flexibility as far as aspect ratios, which is the ratio of width to height).

If it's selected and someone clicks on the cropped version on the main page (using the crop you select when you submit the image), it takes you to Steve's POTD page showing an uncropped version with the original aspect ratio.

IOW, if you prefer a different aspect ratio, don't worry about it. The site will resize it to fit the POTD page using the original aspect ratio. Just use a crop that shows most of the interesting parts of the image, and that's what you'll see on the main page if it's selected (without impacting how it will appear on the POTD page).

The crop box is only how it appears on the main page at http://www.steves-digicams.com if it's selected for POTD (since the space on the main page allocated for the winning image each day is relatively small, and photos are submitted using a wide variety of aspect ratios).
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Old Jan 3, 2010, 12:14 PM   #3
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Thank you I will try again! I appreciate your help!
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