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3-Jan-2017, 15:47
I have been thinking about this for some time and still haven't come up with a good solution hence the reason for asking what others do.

The way in which my Wordpress website works is that I have to create a price list and assign it a gallery.

The price list can almost be anything i choose for example;

10 x 10 = w
11 x 14 = x
10 x 8 = Y
16 x 10 = Z

It's ok offering print sizes like above but what if the aspect ratio of the image does not fit into one of the above dimensions.
Say an image was taken on a 35mm camera with an aspect ratio of 3:2 which isn't really going to fit properly onto a 10x8.
And then there is the square format. I have had people in the past ordering a photograph which is in portrait format but they chose the 10x10 option.

How do you find the best way to overcome this issue when offering prints via your website.

3-Jan-2017, 16:48
Look at https://www.imagemagick.org/script/index.php

In my pages (made before I retired) I presented sizes as 'floating in [... whatever of the sizes you offer ...]'. So the actual image would fit on the paper. Disallow perfect fits because printing with nobleed does not really make most people happy. For perfect fits, simply add 1/4" border.

I think the funniest response I got was where a person asked how to handle a portrait image (say, 35mm aspect ratio) on 8x10. Uh, the software takes the longer side to fit the image, so the answer was "Just turn the paper upright."