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May 24, 2015 06:12 |  #1

I am trying to have an image printed as an 8x10. It's a family portrait. When I use websites for printing (Mpix, Walgreens, etc.) they crop the sides of the image, cutting off people in the image.

Is there a solution to this? Meaning, is there a way to have an 8x10 made without cropping so much of the image?

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Thanks for any advice,


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May 24, 2015 06:51 |  #2


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May 24, 2015 06:54 |  #3

You cant make sn 8x10 out of something thsts framed as an 8x12 without losing something. Your best bet would be to select one of the enlargement sizes thst corresponds with the shape (2x3) of the cameras frame 4x6, 8x12, etv.




  
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May 24, 2015 07:05 |  #4

gonzogolf,

Thanks for the advice!

After reading your post, I went to the MPIX site and selected 8x12 and that helped to lesson the amount of cropping - meaning not as much was cropped off the sides picture.

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May 24, 2015 07:08 |  #5

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Haha good one. Yep, just add the extra space you need, select it, hit delete and content aware fill, then clean up any repeating details.

As long as the extra space to be filled is fractal, gradient or repeating detail - like grass, trees, walls, sky, etc. you can always take advantage of content aware fill. Very useful for filling in holes while stitching panos.


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May 24, 2015 07:10 |  #6

In the future remember to leave room at the side when shooting something you want to be 8x10, or any of the other shapes that arent multiples of 2x3. 11x14, 16x20 etc.




  
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May 24, 2015 07:12 |  #7

gonzo,

when I have the 8x12 printed, will it fit o.k. in a 8x10 frame? Or do they make an 8x12 frame? I don't think I've ever seen an 8x12 frame.


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May 24, 2015 07:28 as a reply to  @ RKSphoto's post |  #8

No it wont fit into an 8x10 frame. The same reason it won't print at 8x10, its a different shaped rectangle. You could trim it to 8x10 but youll lose 2 inches of image in the horizontal axis. Your mistake was made whe you shot it, now you are just making the best of it.




  
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May 24, 2015 07:35 |  #9

I forgot to add. 8x12 frames are available at many art or craft supply stores. Hobby lobby and micheals carry them. You can also use matts to adapt an 8x12 to a larger frame.




  
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May 24, 2015 07:38 |  #10

Thanks so much!


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May 24, 2015 14:40 |  #11

If it must be 8x10 extend the background. If it was RAW I'd also lighten the background, it's a bit of a black hole - make it look like nice green trees.


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May 24, 2015 19:25 |  #12

Actually, my favorite framing size for an uncropped "full-frame" image is 12x18! You can pick up 12x18 frames pretty easily if you have a nearby craft shop or a big store such as Walmart (or of course you can get them online). I find the 12x18 much more pleasing to frame and hang on the wall, unless you want a matted print (like an 8x12 print matted to fit a 12x18 frame!

One thing to bear in mind, though: if you are dealing with images from a 4:3 camera (P&S or many "mirrorless") cameras, the native/uncropped sizes will be different, reflecting the narrower aspect ratio.


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May 25, 2015 01:51 |  #13

http://www.damiensymon​ds.com.au/art_8x10.htm​l (external link)


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May 25, 2015 04:34 |  #14

Thanks so much for the tips and information! It's been a great help!

Damien - thanks for the link - very informative!

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May 29, 2015 15:57 |  #15

I learned this lesson the hard way. I had the same problem that you are having only this was an important shot and the person wanted an 8x10 not a 8x12. When I took the picture I framed it too close on the sides and when I went to make an 8x10 part of the people were cut off. When your camera is set for 4x6 prints and you make an 8x10 print you will lose one inch on each side.

The aspect ratio for 4x6 prints is 3:2. 4 X 2 = 8. 4 X 3 = 12 So you get 8 X 12. (When specifying prints you always give the short side first.)

The aspect ratio for 8 X 10 prints is 4:3. It will not come out mathematically like above but that is the aspect ratio for 8 X 10.

I don't know if you can change the aspect ratio in the menu of your camera but I know I can on my 5D3.

So if I know that I want to have 8 X 10 prints made I can set my aspect ratio to 4:3 in the camera menu and frame as tight as I care to.
Or I can leave it at 3:2 and ALWAYS remember to shoot WIDE knowing that I will lose one inch on each side when the prints ( 8 x 10 ) are made. When I shoot wide I import them into Lightroom and crop them with the 4:3 (8 x 10) aspect ratio and I know exactly the frame I will get when they are printed as 8 x 10.

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