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What size do I save images to avoid cropping?

maddieraz

Twickenham, UK
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maddieraz Registered since 24th Jul 2012
Tue 11-Sep-12 07:12 PM

With my Olympus camera I always had to save images in odd size to avoid cropping at the printers. I now use a D3200, do I need to save images in a particular size, if I want 12x8 will I get 12x8 or if I ask for 9x6 will it be 9x6. Thanks

briantilley

Paignton, UK
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#1. "RE: What size do I save images to avoid cropping?" | In response to Reply # 0

briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Tue 11-Sep-12 07:36 PM | edited Tue 11-Sep-12 07:36 PM by briantilley

YOur D3200 (like all Nikon's DSLR cameras) has what is called an "aspect ratio" of 3:2 - which means the sensor is one-and-a-half times as wide as it is high.

Images can therefore be printed without cropping at any size that has the same aspect ratio, for example 6x4, 9x6, 12x8, 15x10 and so on. Paper sizes with a different aspect ratio, such as 7x5 or 10x8, will necessitate a crop.

Brian
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maddieraz

Twickenham, UK
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#2. "RE: What size do I save images to avoid cropping?" | In response to Reply # 1

maddieraz Registered since 24th Jul 2012
Tue 11-Sep-12 07:51 PM

Thanks briantilley, that's what I thought just needed to confirm.

regards

G