Due to my Nikon D90 image sensor size of 23.6 x 15.8mm and it does not correlate to an 8" x 10" print aspect ratio, I would like to know how to add a border to the image so the aspect ratio will be correct for an 8" x 10" print in order to fool the printer so it doesn't autoamtically crop any of the image. How can I do this? Note: I'm using the Kodak printer at a local CVS store as this quality is good enough for 8" x 10" home use.
If you want to crop the image for printing and and not delete the cropped area, you can do that using the Crop tool. When you select the Crop tool, you will see a checkbox in the Options bar at the top of the window "Delete Cropped Pixels". Make sure that is not checked.
Next to the Crop tool icon in the upper left of the Options bar, where it usually says "Ratio", from the drop down list select 8 x 10. Am 8 x 10 rectangle will appear on your image that you can move into position and crop and save your image for printing.
Whenever you want to see the pixels that were hidden by the crop, you can choose Reveal All from the Image menu.
You mention quick and guided. Are you using Photoshop Elements ?
The steps I wrote would let you temporarily crop the image and then get the hidden pixels back again whenever you want to do that. I think that would be the safest way to submit your image for printing. If you put a black border on one side there is no guarantee that the printer will be 'fooled'.
However, if you want to go the route of the black border on one side, you can select the Rectangular Marquee tool, In the Options bar where it says 'Size', select 'Fixed Size' from the drop down list. Type in the Width and Height that you want, 8 x 10. Click on the image and move the 8 x 10 rectangular marquee into place. Under the Select menu, choose Inverse. Then choose Edit > Fill and fill with black.
To add to Barbara's comments , the crop tool can be dragged outward to add to the canvas not just inward to crop the image
I've moved your post and the answers so far, to the Photoshop Elements forum. The advice given so far was referring to Photoshop CC.
Something like this might work:
Example image used is from:
1. Set the Crop Tool to No Restriction and draw out the crop to the full image
2. Grab the lower right handle and pull out a substantial amount past the image area
and click the Green check mark.
3. Set the Crop Tool to 8 x 10 and pull out the crop to put a white border on right side of the
image and click the green check mark.
The screenshots above are attached below if you want larger views than the forum offers
Another way especially if you have many files to print.
Create an empty file of the right dimensions and resolution (10" x 8
5" 300 ppi) and save it for use in further sessions.
Open that files and the files you have to resize to see them in the bottom photo bin.
Keep the empty file open during the session.
For each file to print:
- duplicate the empty (template) file
- drag the file to resize from the photo bin to the blank file. (It automatically fits your template with two white borders)
- With the move tool, push the bounding rectangle towards a border to see only one white border.
- close after printing without saving.
No need to use the crop tool or the resize function. That's the result of dragging from the photo bin, which automatically creates a smart layer fitting your template.
I was able to add a border to one side of the image in order to make it an
8 x 10 aspect ratio to see if this would fool the CVS EK printer into
printing the full image and not crop. I tried the image with the added
border and it does indeed fool the printer. I tried photographing the two
prints side by side but couldn't totally get rid of the perspective
distortion. The print on the left is from the original image file and the
print on the right was made from the file with the added border to made it
an 8 x 10 aspect ratio. You can see how the print on the left is
automatically cropped by the printer because the image does not have an 8 x
10 aspect ratio.
[image: fungi border corr to fool CVS EK printer mod 121919.jpg]
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