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    Posted: 03 Nov 2013 at 12:37pm
Hey Guys,

When i take pictures and upload them to my website i upload the full res versions.

The majority of the time if i don't need to crop these are uploaded at 6000 x 4000 px. When i look to print these via the labs i have associated to my website they give a best fit option.

Very rare do you have a good handful of sizes to chose from that will best fit without altering the aspect ratio.

I can only use one image as the source image so if a client orders a print they have to manually use the integrated tool to crop the image which in theory defeats the object of using the whole frame when taking the picture.

Can anyone advise of a suitable aspect ration or shed some light on my problem?

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G'day Tony,

Sounds like you need to look at either setting the document size that is being uploaded ready for printing (not cropped, document size set) and then have those print sizes linked to that res prints.

Other than that, you will need to have the website or plugin to stipulate the document size when a particular print size is ordered. You should not need to crop any image that is to be printed, thats just wasted realestate and the customer wont get the print they want.

For example, you should be able at that file resolution have an print document size of upto 60" (depending on sharpness etc) and still be able to have a print down to 6"x4" if they wanted that from the same file, its just the document size that changes, not the crop size.

If the website software does not have this function available, then you will either need to have those sizes preselected ready for printing, or if the order comes to you, then you dont need such a large file uploaded to your website. Or, you need to find some website software that offered the document size functions to suit your print sales orders, and if the web software is currently not available, you may need to find someone to write that function for you if you dont have the coding abilities.

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Craig,

That's just the sort of answer i was looking for.. Thanks for that..I know i can adjust the image size if this is what you refer to as the document size in PS.

The website doesn't allow for multiple uploads and im not sure i could freely add a plugin for sizing.. you might have to elaborate more on that for me.

I did add a post to their forum but i didn't get the response i was after

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I agree 100% with what you say in regards to the crop, It would seem a waste of time analyzing the whole frame if you were just going to crop it down.

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G'day Tony,

I would doubt that any Gallery accounts such as Zenfolio or Flickr would permit any member change the gallery in any way other than the set options that they have available.

I've never used any online gallery such as Zenfolio and Flickr, as I've have my own websites since at least 1999 (coded my own back then) and I still have my own sites hosted and I set things up the way I want and can control, so if Zenfolio does not meet your needs, then you have options of looking for another gallery account that will offer those solutions or to build your own and host your own (or a hosted server somewhere) but you control everything else such as cpanel and uploads and site config.

The image size / document size in the second image in the lower half of the window (CS5 & CS6 at least) call the image resolution size and can be measured in cm, in, px etc.

A sizing plugin or function can be used in website software (CMS = Content Management System) such as Wordpress have Plugins that perform different functions and can be added at will depending if they are compatible with the version of CMS and if it meets the requirements that the plugin is supposed to perform.

Hope it helps.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bluesman1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 2013 at 11:55am
Craig

Thanks for that mate.. Im taking this up with Zenfolio to see if they can sort this.. I did consider hosting my own and using wordpress but i would have to work out the overhead
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