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08/25/2002 06:45:26 PM · #1
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In resizing, Do the rules allow 'not to keep the ratio' ?
I would like to remove a border on the picture, but then the resizing to 640x480 will not be an 'exact ratio' ?
Thanks if I can have an answer in the following 2 hours
Lionel
08/25/2002 07:08:22 PM · #2
Try croping out the border first and then resize.
08/25/2002 07:20:30 PM · #3
yes I did that, my question is more : is it allowed to do that ?, to have a resize that does not keep 'exactly the ratio' ?

08/25/2002 07:45:17 PM · #4
According to the rules you can crop an image and then resize it, but the image must be 640 by 480 or 640 by 427 with no border or padding. Otherwise you will not be able to submit.

Really hope this helps.

08/25/2002 08:01:16 PM · #5
As long as the end result is 640x480, 480x640, 640x427, 427x640 then you are good to go. The ratio question is that it is ok to change it, just keep in mind that you will have some distortion by doing so.
08/25/2002 08:03:16 PM · #6
I don't see anything in the rules about having to use the same height/width ratio when you resize so I'd think it be fine. I've seen a few photos here that were stretched long or quashed short... and they usually don't do too well.
08/25/2002 08:04:28 PM · #7
I don't think people are really understanding the question. Do you mean: if the cropped picture is eg. 640 by 485, can you resize it to 640 by 480, which will distort the picture slightly. I'm not really sure what the rule is with this. It doesn't seem right, but if the distortion is only slight, you might get away with it.

In some programs you can set the exact size you want to crop to, and can thus ensure that the ratio will be correct when you resize. Check this out as it will save you a lot of problems.
08/25/2002 08:55:31 PM · #8
Gina: I understood the question just fine: he wants to change the ratio of his image as he is resizing... just like you said. And as I said before, I don't see any rule against it and in fact have seen many submissions that have looked like they were stretched or smooshed horizontally or vertically.

08/25/2002 09:04:16 PM · #9
sohr: When I posted what I said, the two comments above it (one of which was yours) had not yet appeared. Sorry if you thought I was referring to you.
08/25/2002 09:27:20 PM · #10
Gina: Sorry... I should've noticed the time stamps... your post was a just a minute after mine, which means we were probably writing our responses at the same time! I get over-defensive some times... :-)
08/25/2002 11:25:06 PM · #11
After cropping, my picture would have been like 640x462 if I kept the ratio ... so I forced it to 640x480. Distorsion not visible because of the subject by itself.
Ok I'll go for it .. and we will see ... thanks guys
Lionel
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