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What's the most efficient way to adjust aspect ratio without Photoshop?

I need to find a simple way to adjust the aspect ratio of images that are submitted to my company's website. The design of the site is pretty punishing to any images that are not in 16:9. I just use ...
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Would it be possible to make a 36×36 mm “full frame” sensor?

since all lenses are round, full frame cameras' sensors can be 36 × 36 millimeters. Correct? Is it possible, and if so, why it has not been done yet? Would that qualify it as medium format?
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What detailed research exists on the effects of aspect ratio on perception?

I'm interested in the effects of aspect ratio on perception in photography, looking for detailed research. Could anyone recommend books, courses, research papers on the subject? I've looked on google ...
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Why does lightoom 6 not keep my custom crop size

Why does lightoom 6 not keep my custom crop size. I want to print A1 (841mmx594m) size so I set an equivalent custom aspect ratio (8.41 x 5.94) and that worked okay. But then I realized I needed a 5mm ...
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How do I get the right size image for a specific small photo frame?

I have a picture frame that is 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. I would like to know what kind of dimensions, in pixels, I should use with my Nikon D3300 to make a photo for the frame?
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Can you change Canon 7D settings to take photos in square (1x1) format?

Am I able to change a Canon 7D camera setting to be able to take photos in square format, or does it have to be done while being edited, as through do this my photo has lost a lot of its quality.
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How do I convert a vertical photo to wide format, similar to how video is done?

I've seen many vertical videos have a zoomed in, and blurred version of the video take the place of the vertical bars that would otherwise be present. I would like to do the same thing with something ...
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Cropping images in post-production - how important is the image ratio?

On some photos, I have some parts that I want to remove, as it was not possible to be removed while shooting. For example, consider this composition: wall - tree - center wall (photo subject) - tree -...
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What's the best way to choose the aspect ratio: in-camera JPEG or RAW and cropping?

Which approach is better for my APS-C Canon 750D dSLR? Capturing images in JPEG and an aspect ratio as 1:1 or 3:2? (for portrait and landscape photography) Capturing images in RAW format and later ...
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Why do people like square photos?

Cameras used to make rectangle photos all the time, but now I see as a trend square photos. Is that because of mobile phone screens, or is it something else?
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Bulk processing make images square no cropping

I have hundreds of product photographs for my business. Now am assigning all of those to respective product codes on my ERP. But the erp accepts only square images (1:1) something like instagram or ...
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Is it possible to add letterboxing during Lightroom export?

[Edit: the underlying problem has been fixed in iOS 9.2] I export my favourite photos from Lightroom for viewing on an iPad. My camera takes photos with a 3:2 aspect ratio; the iPad screen has a 4:3 ...
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How can I change the crop from one aspect to another in Lightroom?

If I take a picture in portrait, how can I crop it to a landscape in Lightroom? I have tried changing the aspect from say 2x3 to 3x2 but it immediately switches back again. It's sometimes the case ...
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How do I print in a wide aspect ratio?

I have a printer that can normally print up to A4 (8.27 x 11.69 inches) or US letter size (8.5 x 11 inches). I'm thinking of keeping the width the same (8.5 inches) but increasing the height, based ...
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Why don't smartphones default to 4x6? [duplicate]

The most common ratio of picture to print (by far) is 4x6. So why don't smartphones default to this aspect ratio?
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How can I print a 4x6 image to 4x6 photo paper with a 1/4" border?

I have a very simple task that I can't find a good solution for. I need to print a 4x6 photo image at exactly 3.5" x 5.5" with a 1/4" symmetrical border, with no cropping of the image whatsoever. From ...
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How to respect the dimensions when we reduce the images?

This question is generic. I am not a photographer or graphic artist, or expert with Photoshop. I am a simply a programmer of a website. I have a generic gallery of images that I have to put in the ...
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How to open a raw file in Camera Raw full size rather than cropped to in-camera aspect ratio?

On a recent photography holiday I took a number of photographs using the in camera option to change the image size to, for example, 16 x 9. The native image size of the camera is 4:3. I transferred ...
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How Do I Restore Aspect Ratio In Adobe Camera Raw

I have a stack of RAW photos shot using the in-camera crop on the 5d Mk3 at 1:1 aspect ratio. When I open them in ACR, I am unable to open out the crop to the native (3:2) aspect ratio. The image ...
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How can one image be printed in multiple sizes without losing content?

Is there a way to print one image in multiple sizes without changing the content? When I have tried to print one of my images in a different size the photo is cropped and some of the content is lost. ...
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Should I shoot at the native aspect ratio of the sensor, or the desired aspect ratio of the final photo? [closed]

When I take a photo, I sometimes have an aspect ratio in mind, as a creative choice. For example, I wouldn't use a widescreen aspect ratio for a portrait. As another example, if I'm shooting a ...
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What happens if I print an image 10x15 if it was cropped 18x13?

If I crop an image to 18x13 but then print it 10x15, does it get distorted, or does the top/bottom just get chopped off? If the latter, who decides which bits get chopped away?
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Why don't sensors have a wider aspect ratio?

than 3:2, like 16:9 or 16:10? Given the popularity of widescreen TVs and computer monitors with wide aspect ratios, and that most photos are viewed on a screen, rather than printed, and that the eye ...
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Why aren't the 35mm film scans I got back from a lab at a 3:2 aspect ratio?

I let my film get developed and scanned at a Fuji Lab in Japan and always receive a DVD with images of 4336x3036 pixel resolution, which is an aspect ratio of about 1.428194:1. I always thought 35mm ...
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Lightroom: Print Module or Develop/Export for online printing in specific aspect ratios?

Which is better? Use the Develop module to crop an image to a specific ratio and then export it to a JPEG or use the Print Module and print them to a JPG with a specific page size (aspect ratio)?...
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Printing photos to a specific size

I have a Mac and Lightroom 4 and a full frame camera Nikon D700 Wishing to upload a photo to my lab for a photo to be printed at 10 x 8 Using Lightroom what should the aspect ratio be. Do I choose ...
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Most Common Aspect Ratio?

I'm building a web site that will allow users to upload photos. For design and layout purposes, I need to know the most common aspect ratios users will upload. What is the most common aspect ratio of ...
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rotated images appear 'squashed' on digital frame

I hope I can explain this in a way that makes sense: Using a Nikon D70s I have taken photos with the camera held in the vertical (portrait) orientation -- think of taking a photo of a flagpole. When ...
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Adobe Bridge aspect ratio terminology

Why does Adobe Bridge's filter panel lists DSLR photographs' aspect ratios as 2:3? Everywhere else I have looked, this ratio is named 3:2. Same thing with 4:3 which is listed as 3:4. There doesn't ...
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What is the crop factor for Four Thirds cameras considering aspect ratios?

I'm considering switching to the Micro Four Thirds system. Finding lenses which match my style is a key part of that, and "normalizing" via crop factor is a convenient tool. The crop factor for Four ...
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Do any Nikon FX cameras allow square-format shooting with DX lenses?

When one uses a Nikon DX (APS-C) camera on an FX camera body, the camera automatically enters a "DX crop mode", using only the center portion of the sensor to match the DX format, as explained on ...
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How do I compose an image for use as a browser background or wallpaper on a widescreen monitor?

I want to use some of my images for the background of a web page in my browser and for computer desktop wallpaper on my widescreen notebook. When I use a (landscape oriented) picture as is (in a ...
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What historic reasons are there for common aspect ratios?

The most common width to height ratio rates in the "old good" paper photography seems to be 3:2, which was adopted by today's DSLRs. Early (non-professional) digital cameras adopted 4:3 aspect ratio, ...
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What should I consider for cropping aspect ratios?

The question What things should one take into account when looking at cropping a photo? asks about factors that affect composition during cropping. I'm interested in a very specific sub-set of this, ...
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How do you change from portrait to landscape in Lightroom?

I have a picture that I shot in landscape (4x6 ratio) that I want to crop to portrait (5x7 ratio). I see how I can do a 5x7 landscape or a 4x6 portrait, but not a 5x7 portrait. How do you do this?
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Is there a way to search by aspect ratio in Lightroom?

Is there a way to add useful aspect-ratio search to Lighroom? The present interface (LR 3.2) gives only 3 options: Landscape, Portrait and Square. Those seem more like orientations than aspect-ratios ...
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Is there a recommended aspect ratio for panoramic photos?

I'm learning to create panoramic photos. I'd like to know if there's any recommended proportion to determine its size. I have the feeling that 4:1 is fine, but I could'nt find any pattern.
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What are the advantages of shooting a particular aspect ratio?

My camera can shoot in 4 different aspect ratios (4:3, 3:2, 16:9, and 1:1). Aside from personal preference of composition are there any advantages to choosing one over the other? Is there an industry ...