File Size does not match print size- How to handle it: 8x10
I shot something today and would like to print it out 8x10, however the full frame sensor yields a different format size. The image I currently have does not bode well to cropping, it loses its interest. Someone mentioned that through smart objects there might be a way to keep the image as is and convert it to a standard 8x10 print size.
So... wondering if this is so and how to do it. I am fair in Photoshop as a side note, and this has never been something I have seen possible before.
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#1. "RE: File Size does not match print size- How to handle it: 8x10" | In response to Reply # 0blw Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Thu 11-Jun-09 08:46 AM
First, this isn't a matter of full frame: DX has the same aspect ratio (ie the ratio of length to width). They're both 3:2.
> The image I currently have does not bode well to cropping, it loses its interest.
I interpret this to mean that you don't want to crop from 3:2 to 5:4, which is the aspect ratio of a standard 8x10 print.
So you really want to change the file so that you squeeze all of the contents into a 5:4 aspect ratio, right?
You could, I supposed, do that with Select->All, Edit->Transform->Scale, but you should be aware that it will squash the appearance of the image rather noticeably. For some subjects (abstracts, for example) this will be no problem. For others (people in particular), you won't like the results.
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