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    i tried to search but overwhelmed by the search results. thus, i created a thread. hope it benefits other too

    1) what's the max size a 3Megapixel photo can print?

    2) anyone got a table which can show the max size different image resolution can print up to?

    3) is it true that digital photos printing at lab means cropping due to the 3:2 ratio?

    4) for photo, the "4" in 4R means 4" width or 4" length?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo


    3) is it true that digital photos printing at lab means cropping due to the 3:2 ratio?
    depends on the size that you want printed. 4R is 4 inches by 6 inches and is 3:2 ratio. Other sizes have different ratios (e.g. 5R is 5:7, 8R is 4:5).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo

    1) what's the max size a 3Megapixel photo can print?

    2) anyone got a table which can show the max size different image resolution can print up to?
    see
    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthrea...ighlight=sizes



    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo
    3) is it true that digital photos printing at lab means cropping due to the 3:2 ratio?
    for 4R, it is always in 3:2. Why ? becoz' its size is 4" x 6".



    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo
    4) for photo, the "4" in 4R means 4" width or 4" length?
    4 = number
    " = inch
    4" = 4 inches
    4R = 4" x 6" which is 2:3 in ratio
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    oh. so different "R" got different ratio. so, after i shot one pic, if i choose to print it on different sizes, then there is bound to have cropping liao.

    I found this trhead about printing size

    http://www.nikonians.org/html/resour...nt_size_2.html

    but i am still interested in the lab development dunno if it is the same as printing (home printer)

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    Talking Try Fotohub

    Fotohub has a super 4R size which preserves the digital 4:3 ratio. Check out
    www.fotohub.com . They are at Upper Bukit Timah.

    Aspect ratio for printing is important. Certain parts of your photo may be cropped as a result of the "R" (normal 4x6, 5x7 etc...) issues.

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    i think this ratio will post problems for me!

    bcos most of my photos are framed very tightly

    oh no.

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