Cropping

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by RDOC, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. RDOC

    RDOC Guest

    When using the crop tool and I want to crop a certain size for example
    say 8 inches by 10 inches which I put that size in the width and
    height boxes now should I put in the resolution that I want for
    printing or leave it blank? I am putting in these sizes just before
    printing. Now let me also ask if I weren't going to print and I was
    using the cropping just to size for the web would I put in the
    resolution?
     
    RDOC, Feb 9, 2011
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  2. In case of printing you can indeed use 240 ppi or 300 ppi as resolution,
    but you have to be aware that Photoshop will *always* resize the image to 8
    x 10 inch at that resoution, even if you select a very small part of the
    image. In other words: if you select a too small part, Photoshop will
    interpolate (upsize) that part to get the dimensions you specified.

    In case of web the resolution is meaningless because web browsers do not
    use resolution settings. It's better to use pixel dimensions in that case
    and leave the resolution blank.
     
    Johan W. Elzenga, Feb 9, 2011
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    Joel Guest

    1. As a photographer one always leave some room for cropping. Same with
    after done retouching always leave some room for future cropping.

    2. 8:10 Ratio Aspect (or 4:5 or 2:2.5). IOW, think about RATIO ASPECT
    instead of inches.

    After you select (or type in) 8:10 Photoshop will allow you to draw/select
    any part of the original photo to 4:5 Ratio Aspect. Then you can print to
    either 4x5, 8x10, 16x20, 32x40 and so on (printing qualiity will depend on
    the PPI)

    3. Web Display, you chose whatever please your eyes. Photoshop use
    "Resolution" as "PPI", and some people look at the resolution as W x H so I
    can give you some sample to start with, then increase/decrease to your
    liking.

    PPI = something like 70-75 PPI may do
    Compression (quality) = something like 7-8 may do.

    I haven't done for web for many years, but when Dial Up Modem was popular,
    and with older Photoshop I used to save at 75% (compression) to keep the
    size small enough for DUN user (now they change to Quality 1-12)
     
    Joel, Feb 9, 2011
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    RDOC Guest

    Thanks Johan.
     
    RDOC, Feb 9, 2011
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    RDOC Guest

    Thanks
     
    RDOC, Feb 10, 2011
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