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Cropping scanned prints with faststone

Shy Talk

Port Glasgow, UK
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Shy Talk Registered since 12th Jun 2010
Tue 12-Feb-13 12:09 PM | edited Tue 12-Feb-13 12:15 PM by Shy Talk

I wonder if someone could help me out with this one?

I've been acanning in some smallish old prints (5 x 3 1/2")using my flatbed scanner.
What I get on my sixteen to nine monitor is a decent scan in the middle of the monitor and a black block left and right of the image.

This is exactly what I expected to get as the image is a different size ratio to my oughly 21 x 12 " monitor.
Of course, this is also what I get, but to a lessor extent with digital captures from my modern Nikons.

When I try and crop the scanned print images- instead of chopping off the top and bottom-leaving me with an enlarged image which completely fills the monitor,Faststone 4.6 just crops the top and bottom off, leaving me with the exact same image but with the top and bottom removed and the black areas left and right unaltered!

The weird thing is that in the 'crop board' the presentation for digital photos and these scanned prints is identical. The output though, is very different.

Help!

my webpage is at http://www.scottishops.co.uk

my Nikonians gallery is here. http://images.nikonians.org/galleries/showgallery.php/cat/500/ppuser/330319

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