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Thread: Photos taken by my cam is 3:2?

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    Hi all,

    I came across threads which discussed why photos taken by digital cameras are cropped in the printing lab. The reason is most digital camera will produce pics of size 4:3 while the printout size is always 3:2.

    This is weird, when i open my photos taken by 300D in PhotoShop 7.0, their image size is 3072 by 2048. If u do a calculation, isn't the ratio 3:2?

    If that's the case, does it means that if i send my pics for printing, the pics will not be cropped?


    On a side track: There are two ways of developing a photos by a DC right? One is the cropped version. The second version is with white borders but it'll be totally uncropped?

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    It depends on the print size.

    for example

    If you are printing 4 x 6 prints then there is no crop (aspect ratio is 3:2)

    for other print sizes, there will be cropping
    6 x 8 prints (aspect ration 3:4)
    8 x 10 prints (aspect ratio 4:5)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gooseberry
    It depends on the print size.

    for example

    If you are printing 4 x 6 prints then there is no crop (aspect ratio is 3:2)

    for other print sizes, there will be cropping
    6 x 8 prints (aspect ration 3:4)
    8 x 10 prints (aspect ratio 4:5)

    OOOOh....thanks manz!
    4 x 6 is 4R right?

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    Yes. 4X6 is 4R. You can print S8R (8x12) without cropping as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ordinaryless
    Hi all,

    I came across threads which discussed why photos taken by digital cameras are cropped in the printing lab. The reason is most digital camera will produce pics of size 4:3 while the printout size is always 3:2.

    This is weird, when i open my photos taken by 300D in PhotoShop 7.0, their image size is 3072 by 2048. If u do a calculation, isn't the ratio 3:2?

    If that's the case, does it means that if i send my pics for printing, the pics will not be cropped?


    On a side track: There are two ways of developing a photos by a DC right? One is the cropped version. The second version is with white borders but it'll be totally uncropped?
    DSLRs have their ratio in 3:2

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    Quote Originally Posted by NiVleK
    DSLRs have their ratio in 3:2
    Niv:Oh ok, so its the consumer camera like my previous A60 that ratio is in 4:3 yeah? thanks for telling!

    Likefunyouare: Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ordinaryless
    Niv:Oh ok, so its the consumer camera like my previous A60 that ratio is in 4:3 yeah? thanks for telling!

    Likefunyouare: Thanks
    Yups. Most of the consumers/prosumers have their ratio set to 4:3 but some Sony cams do have the option to set it to 3:2.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ordinaryless
    Hi all,

    I came across threads which discussed why photos taken by digital cameras are cropped in the printing lab. The reason is most digital camera will produce pics of size 4:3 while the printout size is always 3:2.

    This is weird, when i open my photos taken by 300D in PhotoShop 7.0, their image size is 3072 by 2048. If u do a calculation, isn't the ratio 3:2?

    If that's the case, does it means that if i send my pics for printing, the pics will not be cropped?


    On a side track: There are two ways of developing a photos by a DC right? One is the cropped version. The second version is with white borders but it'll be totally uncropped?

    on the DSLR, the ratio follows the 135 film format, which is 3:2

    on most compact cams, the ratio follows most computer screen which is 4:3

    hope it offers light to your question.

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    If using Nikon CP5xxx, u can set to 3:2 as well.


    Quote Originally Posted by Belle&Sebastain
    on the DSLR, the ratio follows the 135 film format, which is 3:2

    on most compact cams, the ratio follows most computer screen which is 4:3

    hope it offers light to your question.

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    Actually I was walking around suntec city and saw some photo developing shops that actually have photo printouts for 4:3 ratio. I only remember there is one outside Cafe Cartel on first floor and some others on the upper floors. Wasnt really paying attention dat day.

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    I thank you all who responded =)


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    The only DSLR I know with 4:3 aspect ratio is the Olympus E-1, the rest are 3:2
    The equipment can only bring you so far - the rest of the photographic journey is done by you.

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