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By: Danette Mckay
In the film days photo paper sizes were developed to the aspect ratio of film negative frames. Digital camera sensors use different aspect ratios, and as such when printing digital photos on traditional paper the photos have either cut or shrunk.

There are many ways in which you can share your digital photos. You can be paid digital photo printing, you can use at home or find offers for free prints on the Internet. Regardless of the method you choose at the end of the paper on which to print digital photos. When you choose a traditional photo paper format as 4 inches by 6 inches or 5 cm by 7 inch, you must also choose if your digital photos to be pruned or shrunk.

The reason is, different aspect ratios. Old film cameras used negative frames with an aspect ratio of 2:3 or in other words, if you divided the height of the sensor through its length to get 2:3. The most common traditional photo paper format was 4 inches by 6 inches, which is precisely the aspect ratio of 2:3. In other words, a film print a photo on 4 of 6 led to a perfect fit. New digital camera sensors, however, have an aspect ratio of 3:4, meaning that they are trying to print a digital photo on a 4 inch by 6-inch photo paper will make the photo does not match. The photo must be curtailed or shrunk to fill the entire paper or, alternatively, you can use the entire photo and leave a blank white stripes.

With digital cameras becoming increasingly popular photo-printing services and providers of free prints, new photo paper sizes, designed specifically for digital cameras. The new dimensions are known as 4 D, 5 of D and so on. The D stands for the fact that they Digital Photo safe. A 4 D photo is 4 cm tall and 5.33 cm long. When the two get the exact digital camera sensor aspect ratio of 3:4

Many photo-printing services now offer both traditional and digital photographic safe. One way of thinking about secure digital photo paper is that instead of leaving a blank white stripes when printing digital photos, the white stripes was just cut and the photo paper was smaller.

As many photos printed at the end of photo albums in the market has also seen the emergence of digital prints photo albums safe. These albums are that the bags are designed to perfectly fit the slightly different size secure digital photo paper. Over time, the traditional photo paper sizes will be phased out and eventually photo-printing services and free deductions will end only with digital photo prints safe. Up to this point in time, you should pay attention to choosing the right paper when printing your photos. As a rule, the photo service will warn you if it does not fit between your digital photos, and the paper size you chose.
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