I would like to know how to crop an image to print 8 X10.Thanks!!!
A few questions first:
What kind of print would you like to make?
Does the digital file possess enough pixels to produce a satisfactory print?
In order to get the best print quality, you'll need to prepare the file for the intended output. Digital image preparation includes, re-sizing, resolution adjustments, sharpening etc. The type of printer you use will determine what the image resolution of the file should be before you choose File > Print.
In order to make an 8 x 10 inch inkjet print, your digital file should be at least 1600 pixels x 2000 pixels.
1600 pixels divided by 200 pixels per inch (ppi) equals 8 inches.
2000 pixels divided by 200 pixels per inch (ppi) equals 10 inches.
When I make ink jet prints, I like to keep the image resolution between 200-300 ppi. As long as this important setting is within that range, I am certain I will get good quality. You can can crop and adjust the resolution in one step using the Crop tool.
Select the Crop tool.
In the Option bar enter 2000 pixels for the Width and 1600 pixels for the Height.
Enter 200 pixel/inch in the Resolution area.
Click and drag with the Crop tool to set a bounding box for your crop.
Double-click anywhere within the bounding box to commit the crop.
That's it, the image is cropped and the image resolution is set to the minimum necessary to produce an acceptable inkjet print. Of course, if you have more pixels than 1600 x 1200 consider increasing your Resolution setting. A setting of 300 ppi will almost always guarantee very good printed quality.