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Old 08-04-2024, 23:31   #1
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Cutting a 10x8 image from larger picture

I'm relatively new to this photography stuff and was wondering what's the best way of cutting a 10x8 section from a larger image as if I crop the image or resize it becomes distorted.

The Image editors at my disposal are Paint Shop Pro Ultimate 2022 and the latest version of Gimp.

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Re: Cutting a 10x8 image from larger picture

I only use photoshop but the main thing is to crop to the correct aspect ratio you are printing to. In your case 5:4. Then print to that size. If you donít crop to the right ratio then itíll be distorted or wonít fit the frame.

What is the original photo ratio to start with? Usually you select the image and you get the marquee then around the whole photo. You then hold down shift and resize the marquee keeping the aspect ratio, the you crop what you need within that marquee.
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Re: Cutting a 10x8 image from larger picture

I have a much older version of PSP, but when you use the crop tool, it shows the aspect ratio in the bottom left corner. So drag the corner of the crop until it's both the section that you want and the correct aspect ratio.
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Re: Cutting a 10x8 image from larger picture

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I have a much older version of PSP,
I have a free copy of PSP6, but sadly it doesn't work in Win10.
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Re: Cutting a 10x8 image from larger picture

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I'm relatively new to this photography stuff and was wondering what's the best way of cutting a 10x8 section from a larger image as if I crop the image or resize it becomes distorted.

The Image editors at my disposal are Paint Shop Pro Ultimate 2022 and the latest version of Gimp.

Thanks.
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You should be able to perform that using a free windows program called irfanview.
It's a great little all rounder that incorporates an image viewer, editor, organiser and converter program. You can also add text and shapes to images. It also plays music and video files.
https://www.irfanview.com/
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Re: Cutting a 10x8 image from larger picture

Yeah, resizing can totally mess with the quality of the image. What I usually do is use the "select" tool to outline the part I want, copy it, and then paste it into a new file. That way, I keep the original image unchanged.
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