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    Default 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.

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    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

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    Hi....

    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.......

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    you got to crop your photo to 3:2 ratio.

    For more info read this site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Tan
    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.
    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.

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    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.

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    using PS. set the ratio to crop in 2:3 proportions.

    If you want a bigger file, just up the numbers proportionally.

    4:6
    6:8
    8:10
    10:12 (S8R size)

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    Crop ratios are:

    3R 3.5:5 or 7:10
    4R 3:2
    5R 5:7
    6R 4:3
    8R 4:5
    12R 4:5

    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.

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