Printing digipics to minilab 6inx4in

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by nt, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. nt

    nt Guest

    Heres the dilemma....
    My canon S45 captures at an aspect ratio of 1:1.33 (1 unit high: 1.33
    units across), but my prints from the local lab are outputed at 1:1.5 (which
    6x4in standard print ) as a result the longest edge is cropped down (top and
    bottom trimmed off) to fit the dimensions. This is fine for a few snaps, as
    i can crop down in photoshop, but this time i have over 100 pics, many of
    which would suffer greatly by being so heavily cropped. Has anyone got any
    suggestions on how i can get a full frame printed from the minilab. Maybe
    they can print to 4inches high and leave the surplus paper on the end or the
    photo?? The point is, i want 6x4 prints, dont want to crop my photos, and
    dont want to spend hours in photoshop reframing. Any suggestions would be
    greatly appreciated..
    nt, Nov 3, 2003
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    Cameron Guest

    Ahhhh nt...

    The bane of photographers for years and years wanting to get 8"x10" prints
    from a 2:3 image.....

    I would suggest you ask the lab what options they have. Find out what paper
    they use for their 4"x6" prints (probably 6") and ask whether they can print
    full frame at the paper width. Make sure you let us know how you go!

    Cameron, Nov 3, 2003
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    Brenton Guest

    Why not record a PS macro to put all your pictures into standard 6x4
    size... you will just get a bit of white at each end.
    Actually, if it was me ... I'd record a macro that leaves the white at
    just one end and then places my logo and copyright information in the
    white space.
    Brenton, Nov 3, 2003
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    hydro Guest

    Hi NT,
    ask your lab to print "fit image" on their 6"x4" channell,
    and you will get prints back with a bigger white border
    on the two ends but this will not crop any from the image. yours paul
    hydro, Nov 11, 2003
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