How do we prepare our files for canvas wraps in Lightroom?

Q. How do we prepare our files for canvas wraps in Lightroom?

A.  There’s a couple of things you need to do.  First, you need to decide if you are going to use mirrored edges or traditional image wrapped edges.  This will affect how you crop your image.  If you are going to let us mirror the edges, crop the picture to the dimensions of the canvas you are ordering.  For example, if you are ordering a 20″x30″ canvas, crop the image to 20″x30″.  If you want a traditionally wrapped canvas with a 1.25″ depth, add 3″ to the crop.  For example, for a 20″x30″ canvas, crop to 23″x33″.  If you want a traditionally wrapped canvas with a 1.75″ depth, add 4″ to the crop.  For example, for a 20″x30″ canvas, crop to 24″x34″.  Make sure that if you are ordering a traditionally wrapped canvas, that important parts of the image aren’t going to be wrapped around the edges.  If you aren’t sure, we can email you a proof of how your image would work.  Here’s some screen shots of how to crop in Lightroom.

Once your file is cropped, the next step is to export the image file in the best possible quality.  Here’s a screen shot showing the important export settings in Lightroom:

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