Mandatory white space with a Full Image

This situation comes up when there is an image of an aspect ratio that does not match any available print size, and we also do NOT want to print the image cropped but want to see the full image in its entirety.

For this example we will use an odd sized Dewscape / Mizzlescape in the Abstract Landscapes collection:

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From the above details page, we click on 10x20 Print to create a 10x20 photo paper print of the image. We want in the case to see the entire image without any cropping. 10x20 size is as close as we can come to the actual aspect ratio of this image. We click on 10x20 Print to get the customary confirmation screen:

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We click the 'Add to Cart' so that we move to the next screen and then we can start to edit the physical prints product parameters:

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From this confirmation screen, we click on the 'Preview and Configure 10x20 Print' link and get the dialog screen showing the print area and the paper area and how the image overlaps the physical paper itself:

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As usual , the orange rectangle represents the fixed size of the physical print we selected at the start (in this case 10x10). The photo configuration window shows that there are parts of the image that are off the paper (the orange box is the paper). We can move the orange square resize points or take a shortcut and click 'FIT' to get the full image matched to the paper size:

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In this case, given that the image aspect ratio is not the same as that of the paper and our paper size options are not infinitely variable, we see that we can't get an edge to edge, uncropped photo print of this particular image. If we want this for framing, we'll want white space anyway, so this is not a problem. If we want it edge to edge, we'll have to manually trim the physical print ourselves to get rid of the white space. Assuming we want a more uniform appearance and a photo print suitable for framing, we'll resize and reposition the 10x20 orange rectangle to give a little white space on all sides:

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That is the best we can do, and it is what we would want for framing, but if we want an edge to edge print of this particular odd sized image, we will have to trim the final print ourselves. This ONLY applies for odd sized images, of course.





© C Ribet 2013