camera aspect ratio vs. print size question

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by ed, Jul 11, 2003.

  1. ed

    ed Guest

    Hi all:


    As a digital newbie and forum lurker, I am still confused about many things,
    but one thing in particular is bothering me: the Dimage 7i has an aspect
    ratio of 4 to 3, so if you want to resize an image to a 4 by 6 for printing,
    a dilemma occurs. If the width is set to 6, then, while keeping proportions,
    then height is 4.5".

    So, if I want a 6 by 4 print, what do I do? Do I have to Crop? Squish? Does
    one have a print size in mind and plan for cropping in composition? Are
    there other alternatives?

    Thanks in advance and, please, be gentle.

    Ed
    ed, Jul 11, 2003
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  2. Yep! You Crop.
    Even if the aspect ratio was 2:3, you would still have to crop to get 5x7 or
    8x10s.
    Bob Williams

    ed wrote:

    > Hi all:
    >
    > As a digital newbie and forum lurker, I am still confused about many things,
    > but one thing in particular is bothering me: the Dimage 7i has an aspect
    > ratio of 4 to 3, so if you want to resize an image to a 4 by 6 for printing,
    > a dilemma occurs. If the width is set to 6, then, while keeping proportions,
    > then height is 4.5".
    >
    > So, if I want a 6 by 4 print, what do I do? Do I have to Crop? Squish? Does
    > one have a print size in mind and plan for cropping in composition? Are
    > there other alternatives?
    >
    > Thanks in advance and, please, be gentle.
    >
    > Ed
    Robert E. Williams, Jul 11, 2003
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