ASPECT RATIOS

Images are generally available in the modern digital camera aspect ratio of 3:2 (Width : Height) in a Landscape mode, or a 2:3 ratio in a Portrait mode. This format naturally fits into print sizes of 4x6, 8x12, and 12x18. With cropping, these images can be made to fit the more traditional 4:5 ratio with print sizes of 8x10, or a 1:1 ratio with print sizes of 8x8, 10x10, or 12x12. This, however, eliminates (crops) some of the image which can change the look of the final print. The images below show the various formats and how they appear when cropped.

When you select the size of the print for purchase, you will be shown the effect of cropping (if any), and will be able to adjust the cropping envelope to get the final image you desire.

3:2

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5:4

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LANDSCAPE FORMAT

Right image cropped from 3:2 Image

Common Print Sizes:

      3:2 - 4x6, 8x12, 12x18

      5:4 - 8x10

2:3

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5:7

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PORTRAIT FORMAT

Right image cropped from 2:3 Image

Common Print Sizes:

      2:3 - 4x6, 8x12, 12x18

      5:7 - 5x7


3:2

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1:1

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SQUARE FORMAT

Right image cropped from 3:2 Image

Common Print Sizes:

      2:3 - 4x6, 8x12, 12x18

      1:1 - 8x8, 10x10, 12x12


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