How much do you crop
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08-07-11, 06:19 AM
Join Date: Sep 2009
"As I said earlier I use 800px by 533px, to keep the same dimension that my 500d produces."
I assume your choice of crop size is relative to the aspect ratio that your Canon 500d captures images, rather than a definitive crop size for post processing of any given image.
The amount of cropping that size produces depends on the pixel size of the original image, so for those with say a 4mp image the crop will be far less than for that of an image captured at 15mp.
I assume your method maintains the aspect ratio of the crop, rather than constraining every crop to 800 x 533 in size. I think you use the crop box set to that size initially, and then drag the crop box corners to suit the crop size you want. To maintain the aspect ratio you would only drag the corners and obviously not the crop nodes in the centre of the four sides of the bounding box.
I only make this point so that others are aware that the crop size you are suggesting is a ratio of your image sensor and as such retains the aspect ratio, rather than the image pixel size of the final crop. Sensors from other camera body manufacturers will be different, so they will have to use a different initial dimension to maintain the correct aspect ratio of their image sensor.
Have I correctly understood your method?
All the best,
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