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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:57 am 
i Fu@%ING HATE wal-mart photos , they cut the photos off

i did a 4x6 photo and an 8x10 of the same photo and the 4x6 had more of the shot and they still didnt do the whole photo

so if you are looking for quality photos
im sure everyone already knows that

i need to invest in a quality printer
BUT other things come first

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:46 am 
I used picasa's ability to do 4x6 crops and 8x10 crops, crop the pictures myself then take them to get printed that way there is no surprise. Plus it doesn't change the original picture and you can burn it to a disc when your ready leaving your originals untouched.

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Hi Drill, that's frustrating, but sadly it's not unusual.

Most labs crop the edges of the frame when printing. Note the 10x8 shape is also actually narrower than the shape of your pictures, so you will lose some more from the sides. If you want the paper to match the shape of your K10D pics, at that size, you'll need a 12x8in.

8x6 and 6x4 are also the right shape.

But they'll probably still crop a bit from all edges either way. I believe it's a hangover from film days when they did this to avoid the extreme edges of the frame for quality or alignment reasons.

Like Brate says, seek out labs or online services which offer an option to print the entire frame...

I agree though, it's very annoying!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:49 pm 
I just got the Canon MP800 printer and I will never go to a print shop again, it is on par without a doubt with the photo labs. And it will save you money in the long run.

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