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Apr 05, 2010 10:28 |  #1

Lets say i'm going to print some 5x7 pictures.

I set my crop aspect ratio to 5/7 in Photoshop.
Will I get the same quality if I rezise the image to 5x7 inches in PS rather than leaving it in the original size? (with the 5/7 ratio)


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Apr 05, 2010 10:40 |  #2

For a 5x7 there are two common approaches along with cropping:

  • Just print it -- unless you are sending it off and the file size is too big, you can typically get fine results printing the file at full size and high quaility.

  • Resize, sharpen and print -- if you want or need the highest control over your output in terms of sharpening, you could, after cropping, resize the image to 5x7 inches at say 300 ppi (or do it all with the crop tool) then apply size-specific sharpening.


What you do is a matter of personal preference and doing your own testing. For personal use I just print, but if you are, say, preparing for a client or whatever you might try the second approach and see if that produces a better end result.

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Apr 05, 2010 10:48 |  #3

Thanks Tony, will go with the 2nd option =)!


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Apr 05, 2010 19:15 |  #4

I agree with Tony, especially about the need for doing your own testing.

I wrote a little about this matter here: The case for resampling (external link).


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Apr 05, 2010 23:42 |  #5

Yes - crop tool with settings 5in 7in 300.

Printing FAQ (i'll add this question).


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Apr 06, 2010 18:31 |  #6

If you're cropping and have to crop things off the image to make it 5 x 7in but you don't want to lose anything from the image you can go to edit in photoshop and transform and squeeze the image to 5x7then crop and you won't cut anything from the image. The same applies for any ratio...


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