When choosing your Xpozer product, you’ll soon notice that you have many sizes to choose from. Each size has a ratio, for example 3:4. What does that mean, and how would you know which one to choose for your photo? I’ll explain everything, so you will make the right choices when ordering your photo print.
When choosing your Xpozer size, you will see the shape and proportions (ratio). Those proportions are expressed in two numbers, separated by a colon. There are many different options, like 9:16 (panorama), 1:1 (square) and 2:3 (rectangle). The number in front of the colon is the width of the photo and the number after the colon is the height of the photo. The most common image ratios are 3:2 (or 2:3 if hung vertically) and 4:3 (vertically 3:4).
Whichever ratio your photo has, make sure to choose the right Xpozer size to prevent unwanted cropping.
Selecting the right ratio for you photo wall print is so important because crucial elements in your photo may be cropped to fit the ratio (as you see with the bird’s beak).
Choosing the wrong ratio when ordering your Xpozer, might mean important parts of your photo will have to be cropped out.
How to check the ratio of your photo
In the image above you can see the most common photo proportions per camera type, based on the most common sensor types per category. In most cameras you can choose different ratios, but that means your camera’s software will crop your photo.
To calculate the ratio of your photo start by dividing its width (in pixels) by its height (in pixels). If the total is not a whole number (also called an integer), multiply it by another number until it is. These two numbers (the number you used to multiply it and the final total) form the ratio of the photo.
Now you’ve gained an understanding of photo ratios. Is your photo ready for printing?
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