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Understanding Image Ratios

Original 2X3 Ratio

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Original Ratio 2X3

Original 2X3 Ratio

This is not cropped and the size it comes out of the camera.

Cropped 5X7 Ratio

5X7 Ratio

Note if the dark grey on the left and right edges.  This is the area of the original image that will be lost by switching ratios.  5X7 is the least invasive.

Cropped 4X5 Ratio

4X5 Ratio

Note if the dark grey on the left and right edges.  This is the area of the original image that will be lost by switching ratios.  4X5 is the same at an 8X10 print.  This size is one of the more popular print sizes but notice the loss is much greater.  It is helpful to let your photographer know if you are printing or need this ratio.  If you take a group shot there is a chance the people of at the ends could be cut off if you don't account for this ratio.

Cropped 4X5 Ratio

1X1 Ratio

Note if the dark grey on the left and right edges.  This is the area of the original image that will be lost by switching ratios.  This image ratio is popular on websites and Instagram.   Please let me know if you are interested in this ratio, because the compositional elements are different for square.

Cropped 1X2 Ratio

1X2 Ratio

Note if the dark grey on the left and right edges.  This is the area of the original image that will be lost by switching ratios.  This size is close to a panorama and is sometimes used in page sliders.  There a lot of vertical loss in this ratio.

Cropped 1X3 Ratio

1X3 Ratio

Note if the dark grey on the left and right edges.  This is the area of the original image that will be lost by switching ratios.  There is severe vertical loss in this ratio and unless you let me know your slider needs this ratio, you might have to re-shoot.

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