If you have a frame that is very small or at a non-standard size such as 2"x2" how do you edit your images so that you can print them at a standard size from a lab?
For example, if I want to print for a 2"x3" frame, the smallest print size at photobox is 4"x6". In this case I can shrink my image by 50% and surround the jpeg with a border then print it at 4"x6" so that I know when it is printed, I can cut out my photo and it will be at the right size.
Eg: transform this:
This was simple in this case but how do you guys do it in more complicated situations? For example, what if I wanted to prints this image for a 6"x6" frame to be printed on 10"x8" paper?
These are my requirements for a solution:
- It must be easy. Just because I'm good at maths, doesn't mean I should have to be. As Americans say, it should be "mom-proof".
- Maintain picture quality. I expect the output image to be suitable for at least 300 dpi.
- Not require high memory on the machine. Eg, simply multiplying the canvas size doesn't scale well, at least not on my old pc ;)