Preparing digital image files for printing


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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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Elizabeth Tan said:
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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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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