Image Cropping Chart
Have you received a digital image disk from me or another photographer and been so excited to print your images?
I know I am over the moon excited!
And then I picked them up or opened the package…
And someone’s freaking head is cropped off! Like WHAT?!
This is why…
The image that comes out of my camera, as well as most all other cameras, are in a 2:3 ratio meaning that a standard 4×6 print features the full-size image.
To print an image at its full size without cropping you can print either a 4×6, 8×12, or 16×24.
All other sizes will crop, the image chart below shows how much will be cropped off with certain sizes.
This is not always the case, the photographer may have cropped the image to a different ratio.
When in doubt, ask your photographer.
If you independently print your images you may not have control over where the image will crop at.
Although some consumer printers DO give you this control, and if they do use it!
When my clients chose to purchase they’re fine art prints through me I ensure that all vital and important parts of the images are NOT cropped off.
I do have this control.
Now if an image as intentionally cropped in the camera I cannot fix that when printing.
All clients that purchase digital image packages from their session will receive a copy of the cropping chart along with their personal print release
AND a couple of consumer printer recommendations!