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Old 04-15-2010, 04:38 AM
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Resizing question...not simple

I have been asked to resize images for a website.

The jpegs are from my 5dm2 and are therefore a 3:2 ratio. Any cropping has been done in the same ratio.

The web designers have asked for images resized at 72 dpi and the thumbnails to be 190 pixels by 160 pixels and the main images to be 360 by 310 images. Now that is not a 3:2 ratio and the images naturally will distort.

Obviously my clients are listening to their web designers who have told them the following:
"My web developers have explained to me that you can re size the image by stretching the canvas, not stretching the actual image,"

To my knowledge changing the canvas size will simply add more space around the image and i cannot see how it will not still be distorted.

Anyone care to explain the web guys theory and better yet how to make it work in PS3.
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Old 04-15-2010, 06:52 AM
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Re: Resizing question...not simple

Resize your image to 360 width, then increase your canvas to 310 height, increasing your canvas wont stretch the image, it will just add space either side, ask what colour the web designer would want in that space.
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Old 04-15-2010, 09:55 AM
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Re: Resizing question...not simple

OR simply take your long side to 360 and use your crop tool at the final dimensions to crop down the image to fit. That way there will be no distortion and you will only lose the same amount of original image that you would if you printed 4x6 prints of the photographs.
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:33 AM
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Re: Resizing question...not simple

ezprod, 4x6 is a 3:2 ratio (or 2:3, if you want to be picky).
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:01 PM
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Re: Resizing question...not simple

Yeah I knew that, I just misspoke. I meant when you print 8x10s you have to lose part of your original image to fit. It was an early morning. lol.

Either way the same rules apply. Use crop at fixed ratio of 360x310 after resizing image to long side 360 and crop accordingly.
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:52 PM
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I know how that goes. Amazing what goofs we can make before the first cup of coffee!
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