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Jul 06, 2012 22:58 |  #1

Hey guys,i am just wondering if anyone can please help me out on what exactly the dimensions are for 8x10 photos because i printed a few for a driver that purchased some and the wheel was halfway cut off of the photo..any help would be appreciated..I went to kinko's and chose the size of the photo that was to be printed..im assuming that the photo size in pixels was where my mistake is..i try to crop them as rectangular as possible to fit the photo but i guess i was wrong..thanks everyone for your time and hope to have some help within the next couple days..thanks again :)


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Jul 06, 2012 23:06 |  #2

Ok I may be wrong with this but the size of an 8x10 photos is 8"x10" the amount of pixels will be different depending on dpi. 300dpi would be (8x300)x(10x300) 2400x3000

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Jul 06, 2012 23:07 |  #3

You can't fit a 3:2 image into a 4:5 hole without either cropping or leaving white on the sides...


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Jul 06, 2012 23:25 |  #4

What software are you using to prepare the image for printing? They all work differently but I suggest for printing ignore the pixel size and think low tech inches, you want 8" x 10", then that is the size to set.

A trick I use sometimes is to create blank page with a paper size you want to print, in say PS Elements (in your case 8x10 inches), then copy and paste the image you want onto the paper (which you know is the right size). You can then be certain the pictures will print the size you want.


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Jul 07, 2012 09:55 |  #5

Nascarsbeanr48,

FlyingPhotog has the correct answer for you, but I might try to expand on it a little to possibly help.

Your camera is using a 3:2 size when capturing an image. The ratio of 3:2 will give you a “complete image – the same size as what was captured” if you are making a 6 x 4 inch print – (an x2 ratio). It will also give you a “complete image” at any multiples of that ratio: x3 gives you a 9 x 6 inch, x4 gives you 12 x 8 inch, etc. What you are looking to do is to change the 3:2 to a 4:5. The 4:5 is used to give you prints that are 4 x 5 inches: x2 gives you an 8 x 10 inch, x3 gives you 12 x 15 inches, etc. The only way to get the 4:5 ratio is to use a camera that has that size format – most (not all, but common) digital camera do not use the 4:5 format.

So, you really will not be able to get a complete image (same size as was captured) printed to an 8 x 10 inch print.


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Jul 07, 2012 15:26 |  #6

Won't help with this photo but something to keep in mind for future shots. If you plan on making 8X10, frame the shot to be able to crop in that format. Leave room on the sides or top/bottom to be able to crop off and they will come out as you want them.


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Jul 10, 2012 18:31 |  #7

ok,thanks everyone for your help..i will try the format change if my camera allows it..thanks again guys!


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Jul 10, 2012 18:32 |  #8

nascarsbeanr48 wrote in post #14698862 (external link)
ok,thanks everyone for your help..i will try the format change if my camera allows it..thanks again guys!

Your camera won't change aspect ratios.

You have to shoot so you have the flexibility to crop in post.


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Jul 10, 2012 18:35 |  #9

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Jul 10, 2012 18:43 |  #10

You should be able to adjust the print size at the printer. You want actual print size and don't worry about dpi, keep it max.


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Jul 10, 2012 22:27 |  #11

Print them 8 X 12. Joanna's carries frames and matts in that size.


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Jul 11, 2012 07:56 |  #12

Crop to 8x10 ON your computer. The printing place doesn't care what gets cut off of your picture, so you should be controlling that.

Option 2 is to resize the original image (if it's bigger than 8x10) to something as close as you can get to 8x10 without going under. What I mean is type in 8 in. for the short side and assuming aspect ratio is maintained, it will plug in something like 10.xxx in. for the long side. Then you can crop from there and won't have to sacrifice as much.

Make sense?


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Jul 11, 2012 13:18 |  #13

RandMan wrote in post #14701118 (external link)
Crop to 8x10 ON your computer. The printing place doesn't care what gets cut off of your picture, so you should be controlling that.

Option 2 is to resize the original image (if it's bigger than 8x10) to something as close as you can get to 8x10 without going under. What I mean is type in 8 in. for the short side and assuming aspect ratio is maintained, it will plug in something like 10.xxx in. for the long side. Then you can crop from there and won't have to sacrifice as much.

Make sense?

If the pic is from a DSLR and the "aspect ratio is maintained" it won't resize to an 8x10 -- if you put in 8 for the "shorter" dimension it will fill in 12 for the longer.

So, to get an 8x10 you need to first crop to that aspect ratio (4:5) before you resize!


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Jul 11, 2012 15:24 |  #14

tonylong wrote in post #14702552 (external link)
If the pic is from a DSLR and the "aspect ratio is maintained" it won't resize to an 8x10 -- if you put in 8 for the "shorter" dimension it will fill in 12 for the longer.

So, to get an 8x10 you need to first crop to that aspect ratio (4:5) before you resize!

Did I tell him to do that? Surely I must not have! Thank you tonylong and sorry for the wrong information to the OP.


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