Cropping and Sizing for Photo Lab Prints

Cropping and Sizing for Photo Lab Prints

CROP your photos for an 8×10 Lab Print (240ppi resolution) using the CROP tool in Photoshop.


  1. Open photo in Photoshop.
  2. Click the CROP TOOL (the highlighted tool shown in the Toolbar graphic on the left).
  3. From the Drop-Down menu in the Crop Options Toolbox (pictured above), select the SIZE AND RESOLUTION option near the bottom of the list.
  4. In the dialog box that appears, enter the Width and the Weight (WxH) (8×10 or 10×8 depending on the orientation).
  5. Enter the resolution as 240ppi (Photo Lab Resolution).
  6. Check the box to save this Crop Preset (You can use this preset later – It’ll appear in the Drop-Down menu).
  7. Click OK.
  8. Adjust your crop as necessary by moving the picture around. Do not let any white space show around the edges. TO ROTATE THE CROP, you can select ROTATE CROP BOX from the DropDown menu to rotate the crop.
  9. Uncheck the DELETE CROPPED PIXELS checkbox to save your original pixels.
  10. Click on the large CHECKMARK in the CROP TOOLBOX (or press RETURN) to accept the crop.

Your photo is now sized and cropped for an 8×10 print. Now you need to save it as a new file.

SAVE and RENDER your photo file for an 8×10 print:

  1. Select File: Save As.
  2. Save each photo in the appropriate folder in your Photo 1 folder on the School Network Drive.
  3. Name each file with the standard naming convention (Assignment-Number-Name).
  4. Click OK.
  5. In the next dialog box, select 12 – Maximum for quality.
  6. Click OK.

This creates a new RENDERED (finalized) 8×10 image with Photo Lab resolution (240ppi).