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BlueWolf Photography
Posts: 65
Phoenix, Arizona, US


I need some help with Photoshop, when I want to make an 8x10 or 5x7 etc, I sent it out and then when I get the image back it is cropped were I don’t want it to be, is there any actions or anything to see what it might look like when I receive the image
Jul 07 13 02:37 pm  Link  Quote 
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Mark Salo
Posts: 8,289
Olney, Maryland, US


BlueWolf Photography wrote:
I need some help with Photoshop, when I want to make an 8x10 or 5x7 etc, I sent it out and then when I get the image back it is cropped were I don’t want it to be, is there any actions or anything to see what it might look like when I receive the image

Most dSLRs have an 8x12 aspect so an 8x10 print will cut off 2 inches.
5x7 will cut off 1/2 inch.

Jul 07 13 02:41 pm  Link  Quote 
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JM Dean
Posts: 8,930
Cary, North Carolina, US


Best to resize your photos to print size before sending them out if your lab doesn't have software for it. That way you can control the crop. Each size will have a different crop factor. Always keep your crop in mind when shooting and leave space for it.

IMO the best labs use software like ROEs where the photographer doesn't have to resize and can line up the crop online before sending to print. Labs like WHCC use ROEs

Ordering with software kinda looks like this and allows you to set your crop

http://www.softworkssystems.com/screenshots/application.jpg
Jul 07 13 02:44 pm  Link  Quote 
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hs photography
Posts: 468
Houston, Texas, US


BlueWolf Photography wrote:
I need some help with Photoshop, when I want to make an 8x10 or 5x7 etc, I sent it out and then when I get the image back it is cropped were I don’t want it to be, is there any actions or anything to see what it might look like when I receive the image

If I'm not mistaking, you'll either have to use the 8x10 and/or 5x7 crop tool to see what the print will look like or crop as you want it to be and print an 8x12 instead of 8x10.

Jul 07 13 02:45 pm  Link  Quote 
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Liquid Lace Studios
Posts: 197
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia


JM Dean wrote:
Best to resize your photos to print size before sending them out if your lab doesn't have software for it. That way you can control the crop. Each size will have a different crop factor. Always keep your crop in mind when shooting and leave space for it.

IMO the best labs use software like ROEs where the photographer doesn't have to resize and can line up the crop online before sending to print. Labs like WHCC use ROEs

Ordering with software kinda looks like this and allows you to set your crop

http://www.softworkssystems.com/screenshots/application.jpg

+1

Jul 07 13 02:50 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jakov Markovic
Posts: 1,124
Belgrade, Central Serbia, Serbia


Take out focusing screen, darken the portion you want to be cropped, dry, out back in camera, voila! Everything is at the aspect you wanted.
Jul 07 13 03:33 pm  Link  Quote 
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David Nelson Photograph
Posts: 348
San Antonio, Texas, US


This is just my workflow for images of different sizes, first, I want to ensure that my image is full size for other purposes.  So, in LR after finishing the photo I make a virtual copy, and crop to the size I want printed and send that  photo out to the printer.

Sometime I shoot an image too tight and if I crop it, say to 5X7 it cuts off something essential to the photo.  I will send the  photo to photoshop, increase the  canvas size and use content aware to fill in the extra canvas and then  crop to the size I need.
Jul 07 13 03:53 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jakov Markovic
Posts: 1,124
Belgrade, Central Serbia, Serbia


David Nelson Photograph wrote:
This is just my workflow for images of different sizes, first, I want to ensure that my image is full size for other purposes.  So, in LR after finishing the photo I make a virtual copy, and crop to the size I want printed and send that  photo out to the printer.

Sometime I shoot an image too tight and if I crop it, say to 5X7 it cuts off something essential to the photo.  I will send the  photo to photoshop, increase the  canvas size and use content aware to fill in the extra canvas and then  crop to the size I need.

isn't it just easier to capture wider in the camera and when you shoot landscape, you just use live view to see the complete frame? smile

Jul 07 13 04:32 pm  Link  Quote 
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