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Photoshop Cropping - ugh!
Old 05-10-2005, 12:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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anyone know the secret to cropping an EXACT 8x10 or 5x7 from images that just won't do it? I have an image I want to maintain the entire image - not crop anything out but when I set it up to print 8x10, 300dpi - it won't do it unless it's cropped most of my image.
any ideas???????
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Old 05-10-2005, 12:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What are the cirrent domensions of your image?

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Re: Photoshop Cropping - ugh!
Old 05-10-2005, 12:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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17.3megs

width is 3008x2000 height

print size:
w:41.7
h: 27.7

72dpi

that's the raw image size.
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Re: Photoshop Cropping - ugh!
Old 05-10-2005, 01:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Set your Canvas size to those dimensions before or after crop.
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Old 05-10-2005, 01:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Without seeing the image it's difficult to make a suggestion. I routinely extend the crop beyond the edge of the current image and then use a number of different ways to fill in the blank area.
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If I understand what you are trying to do, I don't know a way to do it without either distortion or cropping, but here are my favorite ways:

Needs Minimal Cropping
- You can do it using the crop tool. Choose the tool and then on the toolbar that appears with it set the Width to "8 in" and the Height to "10 in". Then crop the image. You should be able to get most of it in a nice crop. When you finish cropping, the image will be 8 x 10.

Causes Distortion
- You can use Image Size from the Image menu. Uncheck the "Constrain Proportions" checkbox. Then set the Document Size to be 8 inch with and 10 inch height. You get the whole image, but it will distort to the new dimensions.

I, personally, would use the first option.

Hope this helps.
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I like this suggestion too.
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You're going to have a problem. The image size, 3008x2000 is not an 8x10 format. The first thing I would do if i were you would be to (in photoshop) go to the menu (at the top) that says "Image" slide down to "Image size..." and in the dialog box that opens set the resolution to 300

After that, choose the crop tool. When you do, you will notice that the top bar of the photoshop window will change and you will have three boxes that you can put data into. put "10 in" in the width box, "8 in" in the height box (without the quotes)and finally 300 in the resolution box and then the crop tool will only crop an 10x8 landscape image. reverse the numbers and get an 8x10 for portrait image, or use the little double arrows to switch width and height.

This way you will be able to see what must be cropped.

all of this is due to the fact that 35mm is not an 8x10 format.
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Ok. You just got good advice. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] I'd add to not worry about the resolution box in the crop tool. Just set it to 8 x 10 and drag it so that the full 8 goes across the image and you'll see how much you have to crop to get the right proportions. Then you can decide if you what you want to crop out and move the crop tool on the miage to see what the results would be.

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