Hello guys- 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.
You have run into the issue of aspect ratio, and the only way to deal with it is to plan ahead keeping in mind what size prints you might be making and allow room for cropping.
DSLR’s for the most part use a 3:2 aspect ratio (some use the 4:3 system). That means a full resolution image that prints out at 4x6, 8x12, etc.. So there is really no way around it. You could uncheck the ‘constrain proportions’ option in the resize box, but then that will distort the image (either compressing or stretching it), which would most likely be undesirable. I have noticed a lot of that happening on network news programs lately. It appears they sometimes shoot a segment in HD (16: 9 ratio) and the production department either does not think to compress the image properly, or don’t care that it is displayed distorted when someone views it on a older TV that uses the aspect of 4:3.
Probably not what you wanted to here, but I believe that is the way it is.
It was just a friend passing along something he heard. However if it drops in the next 6 months I would kick myself for spending the loot now. But you are most likely right. I can live w/ cs3 and work on leaving more room to crop for standard photo print sizes as Hedley suggested.