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  1. #1
    erob
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    Default crop or resize?

    any difference if i
    1) crop the pix 6 by 4 using PS
    2) resize the pix 6 by 4 using ACDsee

    thanks for any advice

    erob

  2. #2
    erob
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    Default crop or resize?

    any difference if i
    1) crop the pix 6 by 4 using PS or
    2) resize the pix 6 by 4 using ACDsee

    thanks for any advice

    erob

  3. #3

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    Be aware that Crop cuts away portions of the image to fit the ratio selected.

    Resize/rescale changes the the dimensions of the image to fit the ratio.

    If you resize you will end up with an image with distorted proportions relative to the original.

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    In the first, you basically delete everything in some areas; in the latter, you delete pixels (details) from all parts of the photo to get a smaller size.

  5. #5

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    erob:

    Pls do not double post. Threads merged

    Thanks

  6. #6
    erob
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    Acieed & Zerstorer, thanks for d advice

    so which one is best recommended?

    erob

  7. #7
    erob
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    Originally posted by Keito
    erob:

    Pls do not double post. Threads merged

    Thanks

    roger that

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    Midnight
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    Originally posted by erob
    so which one is best recommended?
    Zerstorer has summarised it well. Basically, most of the time, you will want to crop to your desired aspect ratio instead of interpolating (which "resizing" commonly refers to) your image data, because the latter operation will distort your image if the original photo is in a different aspect ratio. Just try it out and you will see the difference easily.

    However, even if your original image is already in the correct aspect ratio, interpolation still doesn't really help at all, because interpolating downwards (smaller dimensions) will throw away image detail while interpolating upwards (larger dimensions) only computes extra 'detail' using existing data and therefore doesn't add anything that wasn't already there in the first place.

    To summarise, for printing, just crop to the desired aspect ratio, or simply leave the image alone if it already conforms to the aspect ratio you want. Interpolate only if you specifically want the 'distorted image' look it yields.

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    erob
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    midnight, thanks for detailed explaination


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