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alisam 10-13-2004 01:19 PM

Crop to print a 6x4 at 300dpi
 
I wish to crop at 6 x 4 and print on a Canon CP-200 Dye Sub Printer at 300dpi (this is what the specs. say for the printer)

I am using Elements 2 and taking photos at 2592 x 1944. What is the best way to crop? Below is what I think I should be doing...

In the Resize>Image Size I change the Width to 6 inches. This changes the Height to 4.5 inches and the Resolution to 432ppi.

I then use the Crop Tool and enter Width=6 inch, Height=4 and Resolution=300 ppi. After cropping, Image Size is 1800 x 1200 ppi, Width=6 inches, Height=4 and Resolution is 300ppi

Is the above correct?

DannyRaphael 10-13-2004 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alisam
I wish to crop at 6 x 4 and print on a Canon CP-200 Dye Sub Printer at 300dpi (this is what the specs. say for the printer)

I am using Elements 2 and taking photos at 2592 x 1944. What is the best way to crop? Below is what I think I should be doing...

In the Resize>Image Size I change the Width to 6 inches. This changes the Height to 4.5 inches and the Resolution to 432ppi.

I then use the Crop Tool and enter Width=6 inch, Height=4 and Resolution=300 ppi. After cropping, Image Size is 1800 x 1200 ppi, Width=6 inches, Height=4 and Resolution is 300ppi

Is the above correct?

Greetings to NZ, Alisia and welcome to RetouchPRO:

I'm not seeing where Resize>Image Size adds value.

Why not just use the crop tool set to the desired specifications?

~Danny~

kiska 10-13-2004 03:00 PM

Unless a straight crop would cut out something he/she wants to keep in. 'Shrinking' it first would keep it in.

kiska

alisam 10-13-2004 06:52 PM

Thank you for you replies.

I have tried Danny's suggestion and as far as I can see he is correct.
I couldn't see any difference using what I did and then missing out the Resize

That then means that I am puzzled by Kiska's comment

kiska 10-14-2004 05:19 AM

I might be wrong, but your original was 2592x1944 at 300 reso.
In inches that would be 8.64x6.48. If you cropped at 6x4, you would be losing about 2.5 inches from each dimension. If you used Image size first to scale it down, you wouldn't be cutting so much out ot the picture.

I have always struggled with image size, reso, etc., so this thought could be totally in left field. Hope confusion has NOT been a result.

kiska

alisam 10-14-2004 01:01 PM

Sorry kiska, I didn't give you all the information. When the image is loaded into Elements 2 it is 14.4 inches x 10.8 inchs at **180ppi ** resolution. I was simply, changing the width to be 6 inches, which then changed the heigth to 4.5 inches and the resolution to 432 ppi.

kiska 10-14-2004 01:42 PM

Gotcha!
kiska


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