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6th June 2008, 07:19 AM
The pic we see on the preview LCD of our camera differs from the 4R prints we get from the shop, in regard to size.
In other words what I get from a photoshop, the prints would not appear fully within the 4 x 6inch box without leaving some parts of the pic out.
Any ideas how best to get the full pic on 1:1 ?
I need a 'What You See Is What You Get' picture.
6th June 2008, 09:45 AM
This has been dealt with in detail in previous threads but i'll add a 'quick' explain here for ya.
I don't know what camera using, but I suspect that the shop prints are 6x4 which is pretty standard from a high street lab.
A 6x4 has an aspect ration of 3:2 (length:height) and is based on the 35mm film frame. Most D-SLRs have retained this aspect ratio in the sensor, and produce images in 3:2 ratio.
SO: from these images, 3x2, 6x4, 9x6, 12x8, 15x10 are the 'natural' print sizes which will include the whole image.
MOST digital compacts and Bridge cameras have been made with a 4:3 ratio sensor. This came about because the images were being viewed on a CRT monitor which also has 4:3 ratio.
SO: 4x3, 8x6, 12x9 are the natural print sizes.
I suspect that you are sending images in one aspect ratio, to be printed in another, hence you lose some of the image.
Hope that helps........
(Please bear in mind that it's not yet 10:00am and I am only on my second coffee!)
6th June 2008, 02:45 PM
Am using the E330.
Thanks for the feedback.
7th July 2008, 01:14 PM
Some online services, like photobox do cover the 'digital' sizes, such as 6x4.5 etc.
Have a look: http://www.photobox.co.uk/content/prices-and-services. They're quite reasonable too, but only if you're doing a few prints, otherwise the cost of p&p outweighs any savings in print costs.
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