Making Images Use ALL Of Photo Paper???????

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Xtx99, Feb 17, 2004.

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    Xtx99 Guest

    When I make prints in Photoshop I normally go to Image, Image Size and then
    change the Width and Length to fit the size of my photo paper (4 X 6, or 5 X
    7). Because the proportion of my images are different then the photo paper,
    the full image does not use all of the photo paper (it uses all of the width OR
    all of the length but NOT all of the width and all of length). When I take
    photos, I normally leave lots of extra space around the subject matter anyway
    as I did when taking 35 mm film photos. I knew that the developer would use
    all of the photo paper resulting in cropping off some of the width or length
    from the negative image. How can I do the same thing....using ALL of the photo
    paper (which I know will consequently result in a cropping of the length or
    width from the original image)? Thanks for any suggestions.
    Xtx99, Feb 17, 2004
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    Mark Herring Guest

    First, you need a printer that does borderless (unless you meant "all
    the paper except the border")

    If the aspect ratio is not right, then you need to crop!! For
    example, the first thing I normally do is set the crop dimensions to
    the desired print size and printing PPI (normally 300), and crop the
    picture. Then do all the other processing steps.
    Mark Herring, Pasadena, Calif.
    Private e-mail: Just say no to "No".
    Mark Herring, Feb 17, 2004
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    Warren Sarle Guest

    Print with Windows XP and choose "Full page photo print, cropped and
    rotated to fit."
    Warren Sarle, Feb 17, 2004
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    Tacit Guest

    When I make prints in Photoshop I normally go to Image, Image Size and then
    You use Image->Image Size and set the size of the smallest dimension of the
    image to match the paper size.

    Let us say you are working on a 3 inch by 3 inch square image. What you are
    doing right now is you are using Image Size to make the image 5 inches wide,
    and it will be 5 inches high. So it will not fill 7 inch paper.

    Instead, use Image Size and make the image 7 inches high and 7 inches wide. Now
    it will fill the paper.
    Tacit, Feb 19, 2004
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