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Step by step ways of adding captions and preparing to get 6x4 inch prints from images you have on your iOS device

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The methods below use two DARE Software apps:

JpgStory and CropaRatio (or the Little versions of these two apps)

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Method 1 - for images where the width is greater than the height.

1. Open the image in CropaRatio and crop to the best 5:8 area. Save. (CropaRatio always saves to the Camera Roll on your device so that extra images can be easily deleted later).

2. Open JpgStory, choose the saved area and type a caption. At the end of the caption add an extra line containing just a space character. Save using a default output resolution of 1024 or 960. (JpgStory saves to the Camera Roll).

3. Use CropaRatio to crop the saved image from Step 2 so that the cropped area has a height/width ratio of 2:3. Save.

4. Send the image that you have saved in Step 3 to the printer.

Method 2 - for images where the height is greater than the width.

1. Open JpgStory, choose the image and type a caption. However, using returns if necessary, make sure that the individual caption lines do not extend right across the bottom of the image. At the end of the caption add an extra line containing just a space character. Save using a default output resolution of 1024 or 960. (JpgStory saves to the Camera Roll).

2. Use CropaRatio to crop the saved image from Step 1 to a height/width ratio of 3:2. Save. (CropaRatio always saves to the Camera Roll on your device so that extra images can be easily deleted later).

3. Send the image you have saved in Step 2 to the printer.

Method 3 - for images that start out as approximately square

If the caption will be long, follow Method 2 above.

If the caption will be short, follow Method 1 above.

NOTES

a. Photos taken by the Camera app (which Apple pre-installs on all iOS devices it sells) have an aspect ratio of 4:3. To be carefully prepared for 6x4 inch prints they would need Methods 1 or 2 even if you do not add captions.

b. The 1024 or 960 output resolution mentioned above means that the saved height or the width of the image will be at least 1024 or 960 pixels high or wide.

c. Some commercial printers crop the edges of images for borderless printing. This is the reason for adding an extra line containing a space character in the captions to be used for printed output.

d. After printing to hard copy you can delete the extra captioned images from the Camera Roll on your device.