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    Over cropping a photo

    I don't know if that is a good description or not, but basically what I want to do is to add white space onto an existing photo. These photos were scanned from my wife's photo album and some are odd sizes, such as 1 x 4. When I had them printed at Costco they enlarged them to 4 x 6, which in essence turned it into a an oversized photo, which then cropped off the sides of the photo. I thought I could just "crop" the photo bigger but that didn't work. I am using Photoshop Elements and Windows Live Photo Gallery.

    It's probably a simple solution but how would I just add a white border to the photo so that it will print the whole thing on a 4 x6? Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Over cropping a photo

    I use Adobe Imageready, and in that I can use Image..Canvas Size to increase the size of the photo, with the current photo centered in the new larger canvas.
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    Re: Over cropping a photo

    Along the lines John suggests, PS Elements lets you specify a larger "canvas." In the menus, I think it is under Image>Resize (which has 3 or 4 options).

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    Re: Over cropping a photo

    You ought to check out Paint.NET - Free Software for Digital Photo Editing. It is a terrific program that has an active Paint.NET forum where many Paint.NET Plugins are available.

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