RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Restoration
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Photo Restoration Repairing damaged photos

Crop to print a 6x4 at 300dpi

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10-13-2004, 01:19 PM
alisam alisam is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 5
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?
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 10-13-2004, 01:32 PM
DannyRaphael's Avatar
DannyRaphael DannyRaphael is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Near Seattle, Washington, USA
Posts: 6,300
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~
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 10-13-2004, 03:00 PM
kiska's Avatar
kiska kiska is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: mentone,ala
Posts: 623
Unless a straight crop would cut out something he/she wants to keep in. 'Shrinking' it first would keep it in.

kiska
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 10-13-2004, 06:52 PM
alisam alisam is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 5
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
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 10-14-2004, 05:19 AM
kiska's Avatar
kiska kiska is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: mentone,ala
Posts: 623
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
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 10-14-2004, 01:01 PM
alisam alisam is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 5
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.
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 10-14-2004, 01:42 PM
kiska's Avatar
kiska kiska is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: mentone,ala
Posts: 623
Gotcha!
kiska
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Restoration


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question about Resizing 8 x10 to other Print Sizes rnbluvva Photoshop Help 7 12-07-2005 08:56 PM
Problem Getting Quality Prints T Paul Hardware 19 03-31-2005 11:38 AM
Print Problems. Jimmy Hardware 1 10-15-2003 01:29 PM
Best Print Resolution? dandino Photo-Based Art 5 03-26-2003 03:09 PM
2 ¼” format negatives scanned lawrence Input/Output/Workflow 13 08-30-2002 11:09 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved