18th June 2004, 09:56 AM
Preparing digital image files for printing
How do i prepare my softcopies photo before i send them to the photo shop for printing. I do not want the shop to any crop of sections of the photo. Is there a standard ratio i can adjust the dimension of the image files? Thanks.
18th June 2004, 10:07 AM
ha..me also tryign thsi for first time..i heard its at least u need 1600x1200pixels @ at least 72dpi for A4 print...maybe wrong...for larger than or less than A4 print size then dunno..must wait till the more experienced people come n reply
18th June 2004, 10:11 AM
from wat I know...... I think you need to adjust to 3:2 ratio for
4R and S8R prints....
3R, 5R, 8R = 4:3 ratio.....
experts... please confirm.......
18th June 2004, 10:12 AM
you got to crop your photo to 3:2 ratio.
For more info read this site.
18th June 2004, 12:16 PM
If it's 4R prints, I always crop mine to a ration of 3:2, then I can select what I want to cut off. I also adjust the images using Photoshop actions to achieve more vivid photos, then tell the photoshop not to adjust color.
Originally Posted by Elizabeth Tan
18th June 2004, 01:10 PM
For printing in 4R at 300 dpi, crop to 4" by 6" or 1200px x 1800px. Try to get the caliberation photos from the printer and match it with ur monitor. Then ask the printer to print with no resize, no color adjustments.
18th June 2004, 01:16 PM
using PS. set the ratio to crop in 2:3 proportions.
If you want a bigger file, just up the numbers proportionally.
10:12 (S8R size)
20th June 2004, 03:56 PM
Crop ratios are:
3R 3.5:5 or 7:10
all 'S' sizes (eg, S6R, S12R) are 3:2 ratio.
if you dont want your images cropped at all, ask the lab.
Eg, for 4R, there's a 4R shorter mode in some labs. Photo will be 4:3 ratio. Slightly squarer than your usual 4R.