Richard Photo Lab

Full Frame or Cropped Film Proof Prints

Do you order proof prints with your film processing & scanning?

Of course you do, because you know how important it is to print your work! And you know that buying proof prints at the time of process & scanning is discounted at Richard Photo Lab!

But were you aware of the amount of print service customization offered when you #printwithrichard…?

Example of a cropped photo vs a full frame photo

You see, film frames come in varying dimensions and so do our high quality photo prints.

It used to be that when you ordered proof prints with your film services in the past, Richard cropped your digital photos to fit within your chosen print size and border type. Also because the smidgeon of OCD in Richard that drives our quality-obsessed nature wanted the borders on all sides to be equal.

But cropping your original framing, whether slightly or significantly, can seriously alter the appearance of your photo.

So, we listened, and gave you the power to choose!

You can select between "Full Frame" or "Cropped" when ordering proof prints with your film processing & scanning.

Below is a rough representation of how typical film sizes translate into Richard's proof print options.

Want to keep your entire image intact? Choose the "Full Frame" option with a 1/4" or 1/2" border!

How film size relates to Full Frame border options

Want a full bleed proof print, or borders that are uniform all the way around? Choose the "Cropped" option!

The below chart shows approximately how much of your film scan will be cropped, and the best print size for achieving the least amount of image loss in photo printing.

Example of Cropped images in a proof print

Just look for these options when you start your film order online with Richard after selecting a proof print border size of 1/4" or 1/2":

Look for these crop options when ordering professional quality proof prints

*Note: If "None" (full bleed) is selected, the option will not appear—all full bleed images must be cropped.