FOTOMODO METRIC & IMPERIAL measurements

FOTOMODO METRIC & IMPERIAL

I see fotomodo uses Imperial measurements for the photosizes (lnches) (on my pixu.me site

When printing for the European (metric) Market will Metric paper sizes be used?

AN EXAMPLE

An good standard metric print size is 40x60 cm (paper and canvas). Frames over here are also made to meet that metric standard

In the order format I see FOTOMODO giving the metric measurements of 40.6 x 61 cm

That will give metric customers a bit of a headache getting the works framed.

It would be good if metric standards were applied for the metric market and that real metric measurements appear when clicking the 'order' button
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  • I'd like to add something. It's no longer a qeation by me, but a question from photographers on 1x who haver customers living in a Metric world with metric standards.

    Jacob Jovelu (one of the owners of 1x) also asked me to put this question forward
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  • Derek (Official Rep) May 02, 2012 18:00
    Hi wdv,

    Please understand that our system is built to use imperial sizes natively rather than metric. I'd love to see the whole world on one standard unit of measure, but unfortunately it's not that way yet.

    First, to be clear, the imperial print sizes we offer can be displayed as metric if the customer chooses this option in our Widget.

    Next, let me explain a bit more so you get the whole picture. Our Flexible Sizes option allows you to offer print sizes that are based on the aspect ratio of the image. Here's how it works: our prints lab starts with several paper rolls of different widths: 8", 10", 12", 16", etc. Our system picks the best fitting print sizes for your image based on sizes that you've enabled in the Dashboard, and that is what's displayed to your customers. The sizes will be the width of the paper (say 10" wide) by whatever the calculated height is based on the aspect ratio, then any excess white space is trimmed.

    In summary, with some careful setup you could get close to offering metric sizes, but we don't offer them exactly.

    I hope that helps explain our offering and kind regards,
    Derek
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