Tight Cropping May Cause Probl

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Tight cropping can cause problems 

Would it concern you if the tip of the groom's shoe was cropped? It will seem trivial to some, but not everyone. Tightly framing or cropping your images can cause problems in album design and production. Tight cropping means you the risk of losing critical details (heads, text, borders — or the tip of the groom's shoe)!


What you need to know

The issue with trimming is a problem in all magazines and books face when images bleed out to the page edge. The solution is always the same – to keep important details well away from areas that could be trimmed in production.

When designing your albums please work on the assumption that the edge of the printed image may be concealed or trimmed away, even if the image is to be displayed full frame, and especially if the image is to be printed small.

When you're in the process of designing pages, both Photojunction and Workspace indicate or hide areas of the image that may be trimmed away or concealed. However this is just a guide and it is always better to leave extra space to avoid problems.

Images may be hidden behind mats (overlay matted albums), trimmed around the edges of the page during construction (Flushmount and Q Books) and image edges trimmed away to reveal the base page in pagemount albums (duo).

If you’re ordering copy albums, bear in mind that 2-3mm (1/8-in) will be trimmed away from the page edge during construction, which can represent three times as much when scaled up to the original album size. It's also worth bearing in mind that the "concealed" part of images in apertures will be displayed in copy albums — nothing is "trimmed away" except at the page edge.