Not all camera formats fit proportionally to all print sizes. In order to produce the
specific print sizes you indicate, some cropping may be necessary.
Proportional cropping should be used in order to produce the desired final prints.
To be absolutely sure you are getting exactly what you want as far as cropping,
we recommend you use LabPrints Digital Studio to submit your orders.
LP Digital Studio allows you to rotate, crop and edit the images yourself before submitting them to us for printing.
Most SLR style digital cameras have the same proportional shape as 35mm cameras. Cropping for standard print sizes from these formats affects the long side of the image. Printing a 4"x5" or 8"x 10" from these formats will result in cropping from the length of the image.
For full frame printing, proportional prints for 35mm or SLR Style Digital Cameras should be ordered such as: 4"x6", 5"x7", 8"x12", 16"x24", and 24"x36".
120 Medium Format
Medium format negatives print without significant cropping to the following sizes: 4"x5", 8"x10", 11"x14", 16"x20", and 20"x24".
Square format is printed proportionately to square print sizes. Other standard print sizes are also available, however, significant cropping is required.
The aspect ratio is the relationship of an image's width to height,
or its proportions. Many digital cameras produce files with an aspect ratio of 3:4. But many common photo print sizes have a different aspect ratio.
For example, a 4 by 6 print has an aspect ratio of 2:3; an 8 by 10 has an aspect ratio of 4:5. To learn more about aspect ratios and resizing images without the need for cropping, please see our tutorial page on aspect ratios.