Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 12:45 PM (in response to Joey C 2)
It's simple: if you take, say, a 6x4 image and try and print it at 5.5x5.5 then something, somewhere is going to go. So, you crop to decide what should be left out. Otherwise the software will.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 6:00 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
While I follow what you said, it does not solve my issue. If I take a photo, go to Edit, Crop, and pick (for instance 3x5 or 4x6) it shows an area that is only a small portion of the photo -- basically half the height of the photo. I know I can move the box around to select a specific area, but I want to see the entire length of the person in the photo, not just from the waist up, or the waist down. Hope I am explaining this well. In essence, I just want a smaller version of the photo I took, not just a fraction of the photo.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 6:18 AM (in response to Joey C 2)
You need to set custom dimensions for both the paper size and the print size in the print settings.
Set the paper size to the size of your large square piece of paper and the print size to the size of the area that your picture should fill, like this: paper size (20 x 20), print size (12 x 18)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 8:38 AM (in response to léonie)
Paper size is not the issue. I have that set for much larger than the photo is that I want framed. The problem comes in when I do the cropping at 3x5, or whatever. It does not shrink the overall photo, but requires me to select a small portion of the overall photo to fit that dimension.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 8:44 AM (in response to Joey C 2)
No, the issue is that you need to set the print size differently from the paper size. You have to specify that the printed shape has a different aspect ratio than the aspect ratio of the paper. If you do not specify the two sizes together, they will have default values, and the printed image will have the same shape as the paper, no matter how you crop the image.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 10:54 AM (in response to léonie)
Thanks, Leonie! I did not do exactly what you said, but did find the answer. The print size does not have to be different from the paper size--they can be the same size. But, the issue was that I was trying to crop the photo to a certain specific size for a photo; i.e.cropping to a 4x6 size if I wanted a 4x6 photo. .
What I learned thru trial and error is to crop the photo the way I want it--without specifying a size within the cropping mode. Then, set the paper and photo size to the same size (or slightly larger paper). The photo then shows up the way I want it without parts being left out!
By the way, Leonie, I LOVE Hamburg -- a beautiful city!