Sometimes photographs and art don't conform to the standard sizes of readily available picture frames such as 5x7, 8x10, 11x14 with out
cropping out important parts of the photographs. Often the optimal size is 8x12 but how often do you see an 8x12 inch picture frame?
There are three ways around this problem.
1 - You chose to have me crop the photo. Artistic license will be taken to get the most important elements of the photo to get the image
to fit on the size of paper you want whether it be a 4x6 inch print or a 16x20 inch print.
2 - I print the photo at the odd size such as 8x12 and you opt to have it custom matted and framed by a third party. A 8x12 can be matted
for an 11x14 matt and 11x14 frames are fairly common.
3 - I can print the photo a bit smaller than the size of frame you have. For example, let's say you have an 8x10 inch frame, but the
optimal size of the photo you want is 8x12. I would scale the image down so it would fit on the 8x10 inch paper. This would leave white
space all around your photo. This isn't a bad thing. In fact some people prefer it because it makes the photo really stand out.
If you don't see the size you want then please contact me and I can try to accommodate your wishes.
Each photograph in the galleries has a price list. The optimal size(s) of print will be listed. When you see the optimal size and price this is
the size that requires very minimal cropping or no cropping at all.
Please note if you opt for the white space option you can have any size of image you want as long as it's smaller than the print size. Print
size is the actual size of photo paper the image is printed on. So for example let's say you want a print that is 16x20 inches but you want a
4x6 inch image centered on it. That's an extreme example with a lot of left over white space but it is possible. You can also request a
different color other than white for the "dead space". Just contact me with your conerns/wants.
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Prints and Sizing
photo size 5x8
In this example the white portion or the
actual photo paper is 8x10 inches in
size. In the center is a photo that has
been scaled down to fit within the
confines of the 8x10 format. The actual
image on the 8x10 is 5x8. The size will
vary from photograph to photograph.
In this example we see a print that is
8x10 inches in size with a 4x6 inch
image centered horizontally and offset
vertically with optional text. Just contact
me and I can try to accommodate your
All of our photos (unless noted otherwise) are printed at professional photo labs using the latest equipment and the best
quality Kodak or FujiFilm papers. The resulting photographs are very high quality images similar to traditional film print.
Print Quality Historical Photographs
The sources we use to create our reproduction photograph vary greatly in terms of quality, the extent of damage, age,
condition, the amount of grain in the original, etc. We enhance the originals to remove any major, very noticeable flaws.
But often we retain minor flaws such as film graininess to give the photograph a true vintage look. If you are concerned
how a particular image will look please feel free to contact us so we can provide you with further information.
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If you find a photo or piece of art you like that is sepia toned and would rather have it in black & white just ask. And likewise
if you see a black & white image you would rather have toned in sepia we can accommodate. We also can tint black and
white images in blues, reds, greens, etc at no extra cost. E-mail for details.