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By: Fast Track Photography  09-12-2011
Keywords: Digital Image, Colour Correction, cropping

At Fast Track Photography, we offer 2 basic types of photo products: printed photos and digital image files.

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Photo Cropping

So what does photo cropping mean? Cropping is the process of altering the image to make it fit within the aspect ratio of the photo size. Standard sizes are 4x6, 5x7 or 8x10 inches. Since the images come off the camera in a 2:3 ratio, so most images need a little cropping to make them fit on the photo paper. Here is an example of how it works:

As you can see, the original image has a lot of extra space around the runner. Each crop removes the space, but keeps the proper aspect ratio to fit the image on the correct size of photo paper.

Colour Correcting

Even photos taken by a professional photographer and using professional equipment do not always come out looking exactly as they should. For example if the white balance is a little off, the image will look too warm or too cold. If the "reds" are a little dull, or if the image just doesn't have that "pop", colour correction (white balance and curves adjustments) can usually can fix that up without a problem! This technique can also be used to fixed images that are too dark or too light. Here are some examples:

The colour correction is often very hard to see, but once the image is printed and becomes a photo, the colour corrected photo really stands out.

Fine Tuning

Just like with colours and white balance, sometimes there are things you can't control in your image - like a busy background, other people, cars, etc. We can do many things to fine tune a photo. Here is an example of Fine Tuning (also shows cropping and colour and white balance correction). Please note that fine tuning is only available within reason. If the time required to tune your image is great, we will request further payment for our service.

Keywords: Colour Correction, cropping, Digital Image, Printed Photos