Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read More.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Post Processing, Marketing & Presenting Photos RAW, Post Processing & Printing 
Thread started 22 Nov 2010 (Monday) 14:22
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

looking to print smaller than 4 X 6- any recommendations?

 
WildWolf
Goldmember
1,010 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Feb 2003
Location: NY
     
Nov 22, 2010 14:22 |  #1

My wife wants to make custom holiday cards this year and designed a card that requires a print smaller than 4 X 6. Can anyone recommend a place where I can get this done? I looked st snapfish, shutterfly, kodak, etc and they either do 4 X 6 or wallet size.

Thanks in advance


5D3

Canon 24-105 L IS ; 100-400 L IS

430 EX; Feisol 3442 w/CB50D; Bogen 681B; POTN strap

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
ChasP505
"brain damaged old guy"
Avatar
5,566 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Dec 2006
Location: New Mexico, USA
     
Nov 22, 2010 14:31 |  #2

Print at 4x6 and allow plenty of margin for cropping. Then have your local speedy print service trim them to size with their industrial paper cutters.


Chas P
"It doesn't matter how you get there if you don't know where you're going!"http://photography-on-the.net …p?p=10864029#po​st10864029

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
WildWolf
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
1,010 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Feb 2003
Location: NY
     
Nov 22, 2010 14:53 |  #3

here is my picture.....how do I allow for plenty of margin for cropping? thx

PHOTOBUCKET EMBEDDING IS DISABLED BY THIS MEMBER.
Photobucket sends ads instead of embedding photos from their free galleries.
Click the link (if available) below to see the image in a gallery page.

http://i4.photobucket.​com …Namflow/2010fam​ilypic.jpg (external link)

5D3

Canon 24-105 L IS ; 100-400 L IS

430 EX; Feisol 3442 w/CB50D; Bogen 681B; POTN strap

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
number ­ six
"After 40 years still not housebroken, I still piddle on the carpet"
Avatar
8,908 posts
Likes: 40
Joined May 2007
Location: SF Bay Area
     
Nov 23, 2010 13:40 |  #4

WildWolf wrote in post #11327925 (external link)
here is my picture.....how do I allow for plenty of margin for cropping? thx

Like this:


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.



Print the whole thing, border included, at 4X6 and then trim the border.

The size I chose for the border was arbitrary, you'll want to do some calculations. Turns out that this would print the image part at 2.7 X 4.1 inches.

-js

"Be seeing you."
50D - 17-55 f/2.8 IS - 18-55 IS - 28-105 II USM - 60 f/2.8 macro - 70-200 f/4 L - Sigma flash
I do not piddle on the carpet!

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
number ­ six
"After 40 years still not housebroken, I still piddle on the carpet"
Avatar
8,908 posts
Likes: 40
Joined May 2007
Location: SF Bay Area
     
Nov 23, 2010 13:49 |  #5

Cute kids, BTW!


"Be seeing you."
50D - 17-55 f/2.8 IS - 18-55 IS - 28-105 II USM - 60 f/2.8 macro - 70-200 f/4 L - Sigma flash
I do not piddle on the carpet!

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
gonzogolf
dumb remark memorialized
28,988 posts
Likes: 964
Joined Dec 2006
     
Nov 23, 2010 13:52 |  #6

Make a 4x6 document in photoshop. Resize your photo to the size you want, paste it into the new document.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
WildWolf
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
1,010 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Feb 2003
Location: NY
     
Nov 23, 2010 13:56 |  #7

Thank you! I appreciate the help.

josh


5D3

Canon 24-105 L IS ; 100-400 L IS

430 EX; Feisol 3442 w/CB50D; Bogen 681B; POTN strap

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
tonylong
...winded
Avatar
54,637 posts
Gallery: 60 photos
Likes: 513
Joined Sep 2007
Location: Vancouver, WA USA
     
Nov 23, 2010 18:29 |  #8

One thing to bear in mind when you do thi New Documment approach is that you will be choosing a document size and that you will need to either specify the dimensions in pixels or inches and you will need to set a ppi if you do it in inches. You'll want to set a 4x6 document to a high resolution (such as 300 ppi) so that when you resize your photo and paste it in (you also will choose/enter the dimensions for that) your document resolution should match the photo resolution (make the ppi specs the same). Setting the high res like 300 ppi ensures that your print is top quality. At that res the 4x6 document will be 1200x1800 pixels, so your image will be less pixels to "fit".

The other consideration is just the fact that although an uncropped photo from a Canon DSLR will print a 4x6 image without cropping, when you size it down to fit within the 4x6 document your actual picture dimensions can leave you with uncertain/uneven borders. Whether this matters to you is, well, up to you:).


Tony
Two Canon cameras (5DC, 30D), three Canon lenses (24-105, 100-400, 100mm macro)
Tony Long Photos on PBase (external link)
Wildlife project pics here (external link), Biking Photog shoots here (external link), "Suburbia" project here (external link)! Mount St. Helens, Mount Hood pics here (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

6,439 views & 0 likes for this thread
looking to print smaller than 4 X 6- any recommendations?
FORUMS Post Processing, Marketing & Presenting Photos RAW, Post Processing & Printing 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.0forum software
version 2.0 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is Nidge
816 guests, 455 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6430, that happened on Dec 03, 2017

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.