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    Hi there,
    As I'm planning to print some pictures for framing and for archiving into A4 folders, I realize I may have a proportion problem...

    My digital pictures are from a Nikon D70 DSLR (res. 3008x2000) which is about a 3/2 proportion.
    Then, the frames I bought are 12x16 which is a 4/3 format.
    Then, A4 (21x29,7) is just in between.

    I would like some advise on how to resolve this issue.
    Do you recommend to crop, or change the ratio by distortion or a bit of both?

    Also, I would like to know what are the usual printing proportions (for 4R, 10R...)

    Thank you,
    Thomas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thumeau
    Hi there,
    As I'm planning to print some pictures for framing and for archiving into A4 folders, I realize I may have a proportion problem...

    My digital pictures are from a Nikon D70 DSLR (res. 3008x2000) which is about a 3/2 proportion.
    Then, the frames I bought are 12x16 which is a 4/3 format.
    Then, A4 (21x29,7) is just in between.

    I would like some advise on how to resolve this issue.
    Do you recommend to crop, or change the ratio by distortion or a bit of both?

    Also, I would like to know what are the usual printing proportions (for 4R, 10R...)

    Thank you,
    Thomas.
    In PS, use fix aspect ratio of 4:3 to crop. never use distortion as it will degrade the quality of the image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimtong
    In PS, use fix aspect ratio of 4:3 to crop. never use distortion as it will degrade the quality of the image.
    Once you have your crop a little distortion, using Transform>Scale can fine-tweak your sizes whilst maintaining the Crop you wish without losing "Composition" and as such is a useful resizing tool, if used in moderation: i.e.10% is about the max you can go before images begin to start to look unnatural. In my opinion this is not a degredation of the quality of the image.
    Last edited by stroma; 19th May 2004 at 11:15 PM.

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    when you print or photoshop, always fix your aspect ratio to that of your camera, unless you plan to crop your pic into a perfect square... For D70, its definitely 3:2 ratio so keep it at that in your editing program... for A4 its 1:sqrt2 so if you print a 3:2 picture it will be either too big or too small to fit on teh page...

    Hope this helps...
    The equipment can only bring you so far - the rest of the photographic journey is done by you.

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    Hi,
    Thanks to your information, I'm trying to compile an Excel table for a guide of resizing/cropping before printing... The table is not complete so feel free to complete it.
    Also, as you can see, it doesn't show well here because of the text format... I don't know how to make it look good... If you have any idea of how to display a nice table here...

    If you want the excel file. Just send me you email by PM, I will send it.
    Thanks,
    Thomas.




    Format Height Width Ratio H(150dpi) W(150dpi) H(300dpi) W(300dpi)

    3R 3" 5" 3:5 450 600 900 1200
    4R 4" 6" 2:3 600 900 1200 1800
    5R 5" 7" 5:7 750 1050 1500 2100
    6R 6" 8" 3:4 900 1200 1800 2400
    8R 8" 10" 4:5 1200 1500 2400 3000
    S8R 8" 12" 2:3 1200 1800 2400 3600
    10R 10" 12" 5:6 1500 1800 3000 3600
    S10R 10" 15" 2:3 1500 2250 3000 4500

    A5 14,8cm 21cm sqroot(2)
    A4 21cm 29,7cm sqroot(2)
    A3 29,7cm 42cm sqroot(2)

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    ermm...is that why Olympus cae out with the 4/3 format so that less post-processing will be needed? or there's anoither meaning to their 4/3?

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    The Oly Four Thirds system has NOTHING to do with the 4/3 aspect ratio.

    Regards
    CK

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    Zod & Thumeau, please note that 3R size is 3.5" x 5". That's 1050 x 1500 pixels.


    The 4:3 aspect ratio has been around for digicams since a long long time ago... I remember those old (1996 izzit???) Sony Mavicas were 640x480, later 1024x768 and so on.... they are all 4:3 ratio. Nothing to do with the Olympus 4/3 system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azure
    Zod & Thumeau, please note that 3R size is 3.5" x 5". That's 1050 x 1500 pixels.


    hmm, i din know 3r is tt size


    thx thx!

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