G'Day Red Ochre, thanks soo much for replying so soon, and I will do some crop and stretch if the images allow.
I re-set my camera to 3:2 and when I start using my new Lumix have the multi-aspect ratio option that saves images
in 4 ratios.
Today I experimented with basically what you suggested, and where it isnt possible to crop & or stretch I made the canvas
size for a 3:2 and then made the image smaller, hence big borders but looks aesthetically better than a couple of strips down the
edges. Having been an avid slr user with 35mm film, I am accustomed to framing the finished pic at the time of taking, so the original composition
is important. I have googled a search for print labs that have 6 x 4.5" paper but cant find anything in Australia. Would make it easier to just
get them printed on a 4:3 paper format eh? Thanks, Cheers, Woll
The composition tool will only really help by chopping off part of your image to make it 6:4 ratio - you will have to decide which part of your image to keep.
Another way would be to distort the image by stretching or squashing it to fit - (which you may get away with on landscapes but faces would look strange).
To do this use Image/ Resize (on the menu at the top ).
Or you maybe able to combine both methods .. ie. crop a bit and squash a bit!
There is a method called 'seam carving' that sounds like it may suit you ... but sadly, I don't think we have a plugin to do this yet - (I've thought about it, but I don't have the skills yet ).
As for finding the correct thread on the forums, you could try the google search Paint.NET Search (I hope that's right - I'm useless at links!).