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Can pictures be too big?
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Thanks!  Are there typically any effects to the picture or quality when you use a high-resolution photo is a smaller picture box?

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Oct 29, 2008 11:08am PDT
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Can pictures be too big?
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I am making my first photobook primarily using pictures from my wedding photograher.  I know about the perils of using a picture that is too small or not high enough resolution but can a picture be too big?  Most of the pictures from my photographer are 4096×2731 (some that I cropped are smaller) and I noticed that the recommended photo size for a full page bleed is 3788×3263.  If the picture is larger than that will it usually come out looking ok?  And what if I wanted to use one of those larger pictures in a smaller slot (2450×1951 or 1800×1200, etc)?  I know when I move the picture onto the page it seems to re-size it to the shorter edge and cuts off the excess on the longer edge….is that the software’s way of "fixing" it so that it will print properly in that slot or do I need to actually crop and re-size the images before I drop them in the book.

Thank you in advance for any answers!!

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Oct 28, 2008 11:27am PDT
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