Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > Newbie Help

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jul 12, 2004, 9:56 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 30
Default

I measured a 4x6 photo from a batch of digital photos, which I recently developed from the first pictures I took on my newly purchased DRebel. The 4x6 pictures measures 5.625"x3.625" for a ratio of 1.55. I noticed some cropping had occurred on my picture from the original pictures that were given to the lab. The DRebel on the highest setting is 3072x2048 for a ratio of 1.5, which corresponds to the4x6 ratio.

I cropped all the picture that were process with the 1.5 ratio in mind that were developed. Am I missing the boat on something on how to resize photos for print?

If this information helps, I used Walgreens DIgital Photo lab.



Sabertooth is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jul 12, 2004, 10:10 PM   #2
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Savannah, GA (USA)
Posts: 22,378
Default

The ratio of Width to Height is called "Aspect Ratio". 35mm film has an aspect ratio of 3:2.

Your Canon matches up exactly (it's got a 3:2 Aspect Ratio). So, no cropping should be required for 4"x6" prints.

Most digicams have an aspect ratio of 4:3 (which works out better for larger sizes).

I'd ask Walgreens why they cropped your prints.

Here's a handy chart that shows popular aspect ratios,with frame utilization atvarious print sizes. Note that 35mm film (and your camera, with it's 3:2 Aspect Ratio), should provide perfect 4"x6" prints (no cropping required):

http://home.earthlink.net/~terryleed....htm#frameutil


JimC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 12, 2004, 10:21 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 30
Default

Thank You JimC! The chart was exactly what I was looking for. It will help out a whole lot.

By the way do you recommend any on-line printing service?

Sabertooth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 12, 2004, 10:34 PM   #4
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Savannah, GA (USA)
Posts: 22,378
Default

Well, I don't use them very often (online printing services). I do use http://www.photoaccess.com on rare occassions. I used them a couple of months ago for a bunch of wedding photos I took.

Their quality is very good (but you have to watch out for the shipping charges if you use an online printer). Sometimes it's easier to go with a local printer instead.

BTW, Photoaccess.com also offers "Digital Size" prints. This lets you print at many sizes, without cropping.

Of course, the problem is that you may not be able to find suitable frames for uncropped prints at many sizes. :sad:


JimC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 14, 2004, 4:28 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 4
Default

If you are having trouble finding frames for "digital size" prints, you might want to try these folks. I'm not connected in any way with them other than as a satisfied customer.



http://www.quadroframes.com/Products...ing_Frames.htm
peterboy is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:30 AM.