Fit a Photo to a Oval Frame..??

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by zipdisk@clear.net.nz, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. Guest

    I have a Digital photo that I would like to fit it into a physical Oval Frame.

    So what software do I use, ? will also need to add small border/Frame edge to
    it..


    Thanks.
     
    , Jul 17, 2006
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  2. Pat Guest

    For adding the border there are lots of very good choices such as
    Photoshop (maybe a bit overkill), Photoshop Elements, Gimp, and plenty
    of others.

    For fitting in the oval frame, you don't need anything. Measure the
    frame, top to bottom and side to side. Print the image square and make
    sure your subjects fits in the area of the frame. Pop out the glass
    and carefully lay it on the picture. Put an exacto knife on the
    picture and cut out the shape being careful not to cut off your fingers
    because the blood could really ruin the picture. Trim as necessary.

    If you don't want the frame, then don't do anything.

    If you are trying to put the image in an oval and then putting that in
    a square frame -- and that's why you need the border -- go buy a matt
    at Wal-Mart or Michels or plenty of other stores. It's much quicker
    than learing to use software and it looks better.

    Pat.

    wrote:
    > I have a Digital photo that I would like to fit it into a physical Oval Frame.
    >
    > So what software do I use, ? will also need to add small border/Frame edge to
    > it..
    >
    >
    > Thanks.
     
    Pat, Jul 17, 2006
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  3. Guest

    On 16 Jul 2006 19:40:12 -0700, "Pat" <> wrote:

    >For adding the border there are lots of very good choices such as
    >Photoshop (maybe a bit overkill), Photoshop Elements, Gimp, and plenty
    >of others.
    >
    >For fitting in the oval frame, you don't need anything. Measure the
    >frame, top to bottom and side to side. Print the image square and make
    >sure your subjects fits in the area of the frame. Pop out the glass
    >and carefully lay it on the picture. Put an exacto knife on the
    >picture and cut out the shape being careful not to cut off your fingers
    >because the blood could really ruin the picture. Trim as necessary.
    >
    >If you don't want the frame, then don't do anything.
    >
    >If you are trying to put the image in an oval and then putting that in
    >a square frame -- and that's why you need the border -- go buy a matt
    >at Wal-Mart or Michels or plenty of other stores. It's much quicker
    >than learing to use software and it looks better.
    >
    >Pat.





    Hi Pat


    Sorry the Picture has to be Oval as it fits into a Oval Glass frame, the
    whole frame is glass..


    > wrote:
    >> I have a Digital photo that I would like to fit it into a physical Oval Frame.
    >>
    >> So what software do I use, ? will also need to add small border/Frame edge to
    >> it..
    >>
    >>
    >> Thanks.
     
    , Jul 17, 2006
    #3
  4. kosh Guest

    Pat wrote:
    > For adding the border there are lots of very good choices such as
    > Photoshop (maybe a bit overkill), Photoshop Elements, Gimp, and plenty
    > of others.
    >
    > For fitting in the oval frame, you don't need anything. Measure the
    > frame, top to bottom and side to side. Print the image square and make
    > sure your subjects fits in the area of the frame. Pop out the glass
    > and carefully lay it on the picture. Put an exacto knife on the
    > picture and cut out the shape being careful not to cut off your fingers
    > because the blood could really ruin the picture. Trim as necessary.
    >
    > If you don't want the frame, then don't do anything.
    >
    > If you are trying to put the image in an oval and then putting that in
    > a square frame -- and that's why you need the border -- go buy a matt
    > at Wal-Mart or Michels or plenty of other stores. It's much quicker
    > than learing to use software and it looks better.
    >
    > Pat.
    >
    > wrote:
    >
    >>I have a Digital photo that I would like to fit it into a physical Oval Frame.
    >>
    >>So what software do I use, ? will also need to add small border/Frame edge to
    >>it..
    >>
    >>
    >>Thanks.

    >
    >

    or you could scan the frame..... then the image and resize it in
    photoshop until you are sure of a good fit.
    be careful to ensure the magnification is the same on the 2 images.

    however you do it... if you send it to a lab and measured up the file
    exactly..... tell them NOT to resize the image.... as happens
    automatically on the frontiers.

    kosh
     
    kosh, Jul 17, 2006
    #4
  5. Rob Guest

    wrote:
    >
    > I have a Digital photo that I would like to fit it into a physical Oval Frame.
    >
    > So what software do I use, ? will also need to add small border/Frame edge to
    > it..
    >
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    >
    >


    in photoshop which i use

    make file > new - to the required size of the frame.

    make new layer

    eliptical marquee tool make oval > fill with your colour > make another
    oval in the middle and cut the centre.

    this will give you the frame.

    opening the image in another file make to the correct size then drag the
    layer which you have just made over the top and flatten the image.
     
    Rob, Jul 17, 2006
    #5
  6. Pat Guest

    Ummm, let me get this straight. You have an oval picture fram made out
    of glass. You want to stick an image in it and are looking for
    software to make the picture oval. But you don't want to cut the
    picture into oval-ness using an Exacto knife, steak knife, chain saw or
    any other means of distruction.

    Okay, now I'm confused. Using the best software in the world, how are
    you going to stick a rectagular piece of paper in the printer and have
    it come out oval? They don't have oval paper and if they did,
    alignment would be a problem.

    If the whole thing is glass and there no backer board or anything to
    use as a template, flip the frame over and put a piece of paper over it
    and trace a template. Cut it out. Try fitting it. Make whatever
    corrections you need on a second template and you're good to go.

    In the end, it's going to be you, the paper, and knife. So I don't see
    what you want to software to do, unless it's just draw an oval line for
    you to trace. If that's it, I think it'll be a lot quicker to cut a
    template or two rather than try to learn to use a software package just
    for that one line.

    Good luck with it.


    wrote:
    > On 16 Jul 2006 19:40:12 -0700, "Pat" <> wrote:
    >
    > >For adding the border there are lots of very good choices such as
    > >Photoshop (maybe a bit overkill), Photoshop Elements, Gimp, and plenty
    > >of others.
    > >
    > >For fitting in the oval frame, you don't need anything. Measure the
    > >frame, top to bottom and side to side. Print the image square and make
    > >sure your subjects fits in the area of the frame. Pop out the glass
    > >and carefully lay it on the picture. Put an exacto knife on the
    > >picture and cut out the shape being careful not to cut off your fingers
    > >because the blood could really ruin the picture. Trim as necessary.
    > >
    > >If you don't want the frame, then don't do anything.
    > >
    > >If you are trying to put the image in an oval and then putting that in
    > >a square frame -- and that's why you need the border -- go buy a matt
    > >at Wal-Mart or Michels or plenty of other stores. It's much quicker
    > >than learing to use software and it looks better.
    > >
    > >Pat.

    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Hi Pat
    >
    >
    > Sorry the Picture has to be Oval as it fits into a Oval Glass frame, the
    > whole frame is glass..
    >
    >
    > > wrote:
    > >> I have a Digital photo that I would like to fit it into a physical Oval Frame.
    > >>
    > >> So what software do I use, ? will also need to add small border/Frame edge to
    > >> it..
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Thanks.
     
    Pat, Jul 17, 2006
    #6
  7. Guest

    On 17 Jul 2006 06:25:30 -0700, "Pat" <> wrote:

    >Ummm, let me get this straight. You have an oval picture fram made out
    >of glass. You want to stick an image in it and are looking for
    >software to make the picture oval. But you don't want to cut the
    >picture into oval-ness using an Exacto knife, steak knife, chain saw or
    >any other means of distruction.
    >
    >Okay, now I'm confused. Using the best software in the world, how are
    >you going to stick a rectagular piece of paper in the printer and have
    >it come out oval? They don't have oval paper and if they did,
    >alignment would be a problem.
    >
    >If the whole thing is glass and there no backer board or anything to
    >use as a template, flip the frame over and put a piece of paper over it
    >and trace a template. Cut it out. Try fitting it. Make whatever
    >corrections you need on a second template and you're good to go.
    >
    >In the end, it's going to be you, the paper, and knife. So I don't see
    >what you want to software to do, unless it's just draw an oval line for
    >you to trace. If that's it, I think it'll be a lot quicker to cut a
    >template or two rather than try to learn to use a software package just
    >for that one line.
    >
    >Good luck with it.
    >




    Hi Pat


    The Photo will be printed on Gloss A4 Photo paper, the printed Image will be
    oval with a small added border around it, I will cut it out with scissors..

    That is the way I am thinking, may be I am wrong..


    > wrote:
    >> On 16 Jul 2006 19:40:12 -0700, "Pat" <> wrote:
    >>
    >> >For adding the border there are lots of very good choices such as
    >> >Photoshop (maybe a bit overkill), Photoshop Elements, Gimp, and plenty
    >> >of others.
    >> >
    >> >For fitting in the oval frame, you don't need anything. Measure the
    >> >frame, top to bottom and side to side. Print the image square and make
    >> >sure your subjects fits in the area of the frame. Pop out the glass
    >> >and carefully lay it on the picture. Put an exacto knife on the
    >> >picture and cut out the shape being careful not to cut off your fingers
    >> >because the blood could really ruin the picture. Trim as necessary.
    >> >
    >> >If you don't want the frame, then don't do anything.
    >> >
    >> >If you are trying to put the image in an oval and then putting that in
    >> >a square frame -- and that's why you need the border -- go buy a matt
    >> >at Wal-Mart or Michels or plenty of other stores. It's much quicker
    >> >than learing to use software and it looks better.
    >> >
    >> >Pat.

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Hi Pat
    >>
    >>
    >> Sorry the Picture has to be Oval as it fits into a Oval Glass frame, the
    >> whole frame is glass..
    >>
    >>
    >> > wrote:
    >> >> I have a Digital photo that I would like to fit it into a physical Oval Frame.
    >> >>
    >> >> So what software do I use, ? will also need to add small border/Frame edge to
    >> >> it..
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> Thanks.
     
    , Jul 17, 2006
    #7
  8. Nige Guest

    Pat wrote:
    > Okay, now I'm confused. Using the best software in the world, how are
    > you going to stick a rectagular piece of paper in the printer and have
    > it come out oval? They don't have oval paper and if they did,
    > alignment would be a problem.


    Just a little of topic story..

    Many years ago when programming in a Mainframe environment, I got a
    request from the factory if we could chamge the number of perforations
    in the multi-part paper used for delivery dockets, etc to make it easier
    to seperate. Not so funny in it's own right, but they requester thought
    we could make the computer change it.

    Cheers, Nige
     
    Nige, Jul 17, 2006
    #8
  9. Pat Guest

    Nige wrote:
    > Pat wrote:
    > > Okay, now I'm confused. Using the best software in the world, how are
    > > you going to stick a rectagular piece of paper in the printer and have
    > > it come out oval? They don't have oval paper and if they did,
    > > alignment would be a problem.

    >
    > Just a little of topic story..
    >
    > Many years ago when programming in a Mainframe environment, I got a
    > request from the factory if we could chamge the number of perforations
    > in the multi-part paper used for delivery dockets, etc to make it easier
    > to seperate. Not so funny in it's own right, but they requester thought
    > we could make the computer change it.
    >
    > Cheers, Nige


    Two similar things: You can buy paper with 3-ring notebook holes
    already punched in them. Makes it easier when doing big documents. I
    copied a paper with holes and of course the copy had holes, too. For
    about an hour I had everyone convinced the copier was copying the
    holes. Then we ran out of paper ....

    Also, I sent a fax for someone and they said "too bad it didn't go
    through". I said "what do you mean". She picked it up and said "well
    it couldn't have gone through because it's still here". So I just
    agreed with her.

    Pat.
     
    Pat, Jul 17, 2006
    #9
  10. Nige Guest

    Pat wrote:
    > Two similar things: You can buy paper with 3-ring notebook holes
    > already punched in them. Makes it easier when doing big documents. I
    > copied a paper with holes and of course the copy had holes, too. For
    > about an hour I had everyone convinced the copier was copying the
    > holes. Then we ran out of paper ....


    hehe!

    >
    > Also, I sent a fax for someone and they said "too bad it didn't go
    > through". I said "what do you mean". She picked it up and said "well
    > it couldn't have gone through because it's still here". So I just
    > agreed with her.


    that is funny!

    Cheers, Nige
     
    Nige, Jul 18, 2006
    #10
  11. Guest

    On 17 Jul 2006 06:25:30 -0700, "Pat" <> wrote:

    >Ummm, let me get this straight. You have an oval picture fram made out
    >of glass. You want to stick an image in it and are looking for
    >software to make the picture oval. But you don't want to cut the
    >picture into oval-ness using an Exacto knife, steak knife, chain saw or
    >any other means of distruction.
    >
    >Okay, now I'm confused. Using the best software in the world, how are
    >you going to stick a rectagular piece of paper in the printer and have
    >it come out oval? They don't have oval paper and if they did,
    >alignment would be a problem.
    >
    >If the whole thing is glass and there no backer board or anything to
    >use as a template, flip the frame over and put a piece of paper over it
    >and trace a template. Cut it out. Try fitting it. Make whatever
    >corrections you need on a second template and you're good to go.
    >
    >In the end, it's going to be you, the paper, and knife. So I don't see
    >what you want to software to do, unless it's just draw an oval line for
    >you to trace. If that's it, I think it'll be a lot quicker to cut a
    >template or two rather than try to learn to use a software package just
    >for that one line.
    >
    >Good luck with it.
    >




    Hi Pat


    The Photo will be printed on Gloss A4 Photo paper, the printed Image will be
    oval with a small added border around it, I will cut it out with scissors..

    That is the way I am thinking, may be I am wrong..


    > wrote:
    >> On 16 Jul 2006 19:40:12 -0700, "Pat" <> wrote:
    >>
    >> >For adding the border there are lots of very good choices such as
    >> >Photoshop (maybe a bit overkill), Photoshop Elements, Gimp, and plenty
    >> >of others.
    >> >
    >> >For fitting in the oval frame, you don't need anything. Measure the
    >> >frame, top to bottom and side to side. Print the image square and make
    >> >sure your subjects fits in the area of the frame. Pop out the glass
    >> >and carefully lay it on the picture. Put an exacto knife on the
    >> >picture and cut out the shape being careful not to cut off your fingers
    >> >because the blood could really ruin the picture. Trim as necessary.
    >> >
    >> >If you don't want the frame, then don't do anything.
    >> >
    >> >If you are trying to put the image in an oval and then putting that in
    >> >a square frame -- and that's why you need the border -- go buy a matt
    >> >at Wal-Mart or Michels or plenty of other stores. It's much quicker
    >> >than learing to use software and it looks better.
    >> >
    >> >Pat.

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Hi Pat
    >>
    >>
    >> Sorry the Picture has to be Oval as it fits into a Oval Glass frame, the
    >> whole frame is glass..
    >>
    >>
    >> > wrote:
    >> >> I have a Digital photo that I would like to fit it into a physical Oval Frame.
    >> >>
    >> >> So what software do I use, ? will also need to add small border/Frame edge to
    >> >> it..
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> Thanks.
     
    , Jul 21, 2006
    #11
  12. Rob Guest

    There are oval frames in Paint Shop Pro

    get a copy and make it easy.
     
    Rob, Jul 21, 2006
    #12
  13. Sandy Barrie Guest

    Hi.

    Easy enought to do.

    use an Anamphoric Adaptor on a Fish Eye lens.... hahahaha

    Regards
    Sandy

    just

    Rob wrote:
    > There are oval frames in Paint Shop Pro
    >
    > get a copy and make it easy.
     
    Sandy Barrie, Jul 22, 2006
    #13
  14. Rob Guest

    Sandy Barrie wrote:
    > Hi.
    >
    > Easy enought to do.
    >
    > use an Anamphoric Adaptor on a Fish Eye lens.... hahahaha
    >
    > Regards
    > Sandy
    >
    > just
    >
    > Rob wrote:
    >
    >> There are oval frames in Paint Shop Pro
    >>
    >> get a copy and make it easy.



    But do you have to use one also to view the photo?
     
    Rob, Jul 22, 2006
    #14
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