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larkis

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image area size or paper size ?
« on: January 24, 2013, 11:57:54 AM »

I'm not sure which forum this belongs on. When advertising a print size, is the actual image area given or the size of the paper ? For example a 17x22 size paper will have a 15x20 image on it in my case. Do I say 15x20 when selling or 17x22 ? I often times see photographers offering 16x20 prints but I'm never sure if that is the size of the actual image or the sheet itself. What is the most common practice ?

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Re: image area size or paper size ?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 12:41:28 PM »

I generally specify image size and frame (mat) size. The actual paper size seems unimportant to me. So I might say "Image 10x15" in 16x20" frame."
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Re: image area size or paper size ?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2013, 10:59:58 PM »

Image size. Nobody cares about the paper size. They just want to know how big your image is.

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Re: image area size or paper size ?
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2013, 10:30:36 PM »

I don't know how to say which is most common, but I've seen it both ways a lot.  I always get a little mad inside when I see someone's advertising paper size.
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