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Cropping and Resizing from 3:2 Aspect Ratio (Canon Camera) to an A5 Size Print (Hahnemuehle Photo Cards)

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Hi,

I don't want to call myself a newbie, but I can't find a perfect way to make a print from my Canon 3:2 aspect ratio camera image to a Hahnemuehle A5 photo card (which actually needs to be 21.7 cm x 15.5 cm) . All cropping and resizing features either are not the exact dimensions that will fill the borders or they stretch and distort the image, which is unacceptable.

So this is what I am trying to do. My image starts off as a 3:2 aspect ratio picture as a Canon RAW CR2 file, but I need to crop my final image to exactly 21.7 cm x 15.5 cm at 360 dpi for my Epson printer.

I am pretty sure that Photoshop and Aperture handled this task without distorting the image. Am I missing something, or does this require 50 steps? :)

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8 hours ago, PghArtist said:

All cropping and resizing features either are not the exact dimensions that will fill the borders or they stretch and distort the image, which is unacceptable.

The basic problem is the camera image has a 3:2 aspect ratio but the photo card does not -- its aspect ratio is narrower at 7:5.

So you need to use the Crop Tool to crop off the too-wide edges. One way to do this is to use the Custom Ratio mode to crop the camera image to 7 x 5 (or to 217 x 155 because the custom ratio fields round off fractional numbers).


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