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prepping files for the right size for wrapped canvas #1
TK's picture
by TK
January 26, 2015 - 5:49am

First post so bear with me…I did a quick search and did not find the answer…

I do not have any adobe photo shop products.  Just aperture, and some McPhun(?) apps.

How do you size a print so it comes out the right size to wrap a frame using canvas?  Normal hang over is about 1.5” on all 4 sides.  Right now I just guess…sometime ok and most times not…

Help:)

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by Craig Andrews
January 30, 2015 - 11:02am

Are you planning on doing the printing and wrapping yourself?   Do you use a custom colour lab?  I use OnOne’s perfect resize to prepare files for canvas mounting.  It does a really nice job.  If you know your frame is 1.5 inches you can input the measurements to add an extra 1.5 all the way around the print size you want.  Lots of options for the wrapped edge too, i.e. solid colour, mirrored from the print with any opacity you want etc. 

I’ve been using Aperture since 2007 and I have never thought about how one would or could do that in Aperture only.  I might be incorrect, but I doubt that you can.   

The colour lab I use has a section for canvas where the templates or nodes for various size canvas prints have a thin red line showing what will be lost due to the wrap. 

I'd much rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

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by TK
January 31, 2015 - 5:16am

Craig, thanks for the response.  I do my own printing. I have a Epson R3000.  I will definitely  try out OnOnes app. It seems like the thing I am looking for.

I don’t know about you, but I just got aperture a few months ago (after I switched to mac) and I absolutely dis-like it.  So many crashes and freeze ups that if I did not have a few other programs to edit in I would never use it again.

Anyway-OnOnes is the ticket. 

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by Craig Andrews
January 31, 2015 - 10:19am

Strange about apps TK.   I don’t have a PhD in Geek, not even high school in it for that matter, so when something goes wrong I’m usually lost.  I started with Aperture when my son convinced me to start using Macs and it has proven very reliable over the years.  Hard to believe that Aperture was developed before Lightroom.  I’m very disappointed that Apple is no longer supporting Aperture but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the new Photos App will be every bit as good and even better than Aperture.  I just can’t see Apple wanting to loose their serious amateur, hobby business and pro Togs to Adobe but perhaps we are such a small % of the overall market that it wouldn’t matter to them.  Hope not.  Sorry to hear that there is some type of glitch with your system, perhaps the new Photo App will work perfectly for you.   Cheers!       

I'd much rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

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