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May 09, 2014 22:30 |  #1

So I have taken a photo with a Canon DSLR. The original aspect ratio is 2:3 or 4x6, correct? I know I can use Photoshop to change the aspect ratio to 11x14 do I can print to that size but is the best method or will I loss image quality? Your help is greatly appreciated!




  
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May 09, 2014 22:34 |  #2

Hoping my questions is clear. I am not cropping to 11x14 but clicking on Image>Image Size and changing it to 11x14. Again thanks for your help!




  
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May 09, 2014 23:49 |  #3

Don't do the Image Size routine! With the image open, select the Crop tool. You can then check available Crop Presets by clicking the tool icon in the upper left corner. But if the correct aspect ratio is not in the list, then you can just enter your aspect ratio/dimensions into the Width and Length box, just the numbers (11x14 in this case) and then draw with the crop tool and it will draw a rectangle with that aspect ratio.

The Image Size dialog may or may not be useful. If you want to do a fair-size print, you could either just go with the cropped (full resolution) image, or you can use the Resize/Resample function in the Image Size dialog to set a Resolution (ppi) value at your desired print size (say, 11x14 @ 300 ppi). This can be useful if you want to do some pp in preparation for printing, using the actual "print size".

Or, if saving for the Web or other computer displaying you can also use the Image Size dialog, or the Save for Web function, just do the cropping to the proper aspect ratio first!


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May 10, 2014 07:18 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #4

You don't necessarily lose "quality", but you will distort the image by using that method. If you need an 11x14, then use the crop tool set to 11x14. Here is both methods shown. Image on the left is cropped to 11x14 and the right image was done with your method. Which do you think is more natural looking?


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