Digital Photography - Know About The Aspect Ratio Of Your Digital Images


One surprise for photographers switching from a film to digital camera is the size difference of the image. The frame of a traditional 35 mm camera has an aspect ratio of 3:2, while one from a digital camera is typically 4:3. This means that an image from a 35 mm frame is longer than one from a digital camera photo. While this is easy to get used to, you should keep this in mind that when composing your shots. You might have to crop out some image information if you want to print to a standard photo size such as 4 x 6 or 5 x 7, which works out to 4.5 x 6 and 5.25 x 7, respectively.

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