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    hello CSers
    yes its another question from me. and help me out. thankew.

    when i develop a roll at a neighbourhood photolab n collect, the prints are pretty much what i get when i view the negs. however, when i return the negs to have a second set printed, the pictures come out "cropped" ,i.e, the left n right side of the picture and a little of the top and bottom is out of the picture. detail that is found in the sides of the neg is missing in the corresponding sides of the neg.

    this has caused me frustration esp when i have deliberately composed a picture to include certain objects.

    how do i avoid it?
    thanks for the advice.

    Douglas

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    help help. enlightenment needed. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by doug3fflux
    when i return the negs to have a second set printed, the pictures come out "cropped" ,i.e, the left n right side of the picture and a little of the top and bottom is out of the picture. detail that is found in the sides of the neg is missing in the corresponding sides of the neg.

    how do i avoid it?
    Talk to the people at the photolab, and if they're unwilling/incapable of doing a better job, look for a better lab.

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    i did..they talked about some mechanical instrument that they feed the neg into to print...their explanation is that the metal thing must cover the edges, as described, so that there is no light entering from the sides.. that didnt help much tho...

    also, she said that the larger u print, more cropping will occur..means if i print A4, considerable chunk of detail will be out...so she advise that i purposely compose the frame wider to compensate...

    i really want to avoid this..is going to a pro lab the solution? where are the pro labs anyway..the ones with acclaimed consistencies and all....
    but that doesnt answer my question....just avoids it...help!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by doug3fflux
    i did..they talked about some mechanical instrument that they feed the neg into to print...their explanation is that the metal thing must cover the edges, as described, so that there is no light entering from the sides.. that didnt help much tho...

    also, she said that the larger u print, more cropping will occur..means if i print A4, considerable chunk of detail will be out...so she advise that i purposely compose the frame wider to compensate...

    i really want to avoid this..is going to a pro lab the solution? where are the pro labs anyway..the ones with acclaimed consistencies and all....
    but that doesnt answer my question....just avoids it...help!!!
    the spaces u need r the bleeding space.

    this is especially so if aspect is different between
    negative and paper.

    135 format to 4R borderless would be minimal, both being 3:2,
    with border can choose the fit-in or crop else some cropping.

    to 8R quite alot trancated,
    S8R is lke 4R.

    try colorlab @ adelphi and ask for fit-in,
    should be the same everytime.

    hope that help.

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    ColorLab at Adelphi or Konota at Peninsula Plaza should be able to handle most of your queries. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by judeseah
    the spaces u need r the bleeding space.

    this is especially so if aspect is different between
    negative and paper.

    135 format to 4R borderless would be minimal, both being 3:2,
    with border can choose the fit-in or crop else some cropping.

    to 8R quite alot trancated,
    S8R is lke 4R.

    try colorlab @ adelphi and ask for fit-in,
    should be the same everytime.

    hope that help.


    thanks alot for replies..i cannot ask for fit-in at any other photolab?

    doug

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