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Wait! Why did my photo get chopped off?

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Sunday, April 8 2012

Let me share you a little story, and tell me if this sounds familiar: you take a fantastic photo. Perhaps one of you lovable 3-foot tall bi-ped monster… or an amazing shot of the sunset with that lovely lighthouse in the background. You upload it to your favorite photo service and send it to print to share with your mom. 8×10 — ‘cuz that’s what she asked for. And then it arrives… and you realize your head is half chopped off and your image, just isn’t as fantastic as you took it anymore. What happened???? It all comes down to something very simple: aspect ratio. You remember ratios from elementary school? We’re taking about the width of your image compared[…]See more from “Wait! Why did my photo get chopped off?”