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Aspect Ratio and Cropping

Aspect Ratio

The Aspect Ratio of your photo is the ratio of the width by the height. If you have a square image (Ratio 1:1) and want to show it all, choose a square print size. If your image is rectangular (Ratio 2:3) choose a rectangular image. 

See below an overview of print size to ratio: 

Depending on the ratio used by your camera, you may have to select a different size print to ensure that parts of your image are not cut off. Alternatively, you may wish to crop your image before printing.

Print Size Ratio
5x5, 6x6, 8x8 & 12x12 1:1
6x4, 9x6, 12x8 & 18x12 3:2
8x6 & 16x12 4:3
10x8 5:4
5x7 7:5

Cropping

Cropping is the process of removing sections of the image from the edges, allowing you to reframe an image into a different aspect, focussing on a particular section of the image. 

You can crop your image using the following process: 

  • On the photo summary page, click ‘Edit’.
  • A pop-up will appear showing your image. Anything inside the highlighted box will be printed, anything outside of the white box (shaded area) will be cropped and NOT PRINTED.
  • To adjust the crop, simply drag the white box or use the ‘Crop/Zoom’ tool below the image.
  • Once finished, click ‘Apply’ to save your changes.

Having selected your desired print size, if it's apparent that not all of the image is showing, then the image has a different aspect ratio from the print size selected. See below examples:

6x4

6x4

(3.2)

7x5

7x5

(7:5)

5x5

5x5

(1:1)

To correct this, please try selecting a different print size better suited to your image.