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Printing Standard Photo Sizes Without Distortion

By December 20, 2013

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In my Web travels, I often see questions like this: "I need to print a photo as an 8x10 but I'm having trouble resizing it without it becoming distorted. How can I resize it without the distortion?" This happens because digital cameras produce files with an aspect ratio of 4:3, but many common photo print sizes have a different aspect ratio. Learn more about aspect ratio and how to deal with it by cropping your photos to standard sizes.
Aspect Ratio and Cropping to the Proper Print Proportions
December 27, 2007 at 9:32 am
(1) Dave says:

Good advice as always. The article says to crop to the aspect ratio to avoid clipping from a print service, this may not hold true for department store kiosks.
I never before had used one, so I thought I would be smart and crop my photos to a 4×6 ratio first. This kiosk didn’t have options for cropping, etc, only print size options. Needless to say they got clipped anyway.
There is another photo brand name kiosk that I haven’t tried, so this problem may be only with the brand I used. Just something to be aware of. Thanks.

December 27, 2007 at 11:45 am
(2) Edith says:

Not a comment but a question, which if any of these free downloads is compatible with Windows Vista?

December 27, 2007 at 1:24 pm
(3) Dave says:

@Edith, ask in the forum and try to be specific about which downloads you mean. The more info you can give, eg.-name of software you use,version, name of download, etc -the better answer you will get. :)

January 7, 2009 at 5:06 am
(4) vara says:

this tip is really informative and i suggest photoshop which has good solutioin as we have choice in setting the aspect ratio.

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