Ok everybody I have a question on cropping. I was discussing this with another photographer friend of mine about which is better. To do your cropping in photoshop raw, or once you open it in photoshop. Now the way I like to do it is in photoshop raw simply because if your going to crop you are going to sacrifice resolution. I know exactly what megapixels I will have because it tells me right at the bottom along with the new pixel amount per side. Also I don't always open every photo in the full photoshop. If all I need is a little color correction then I just save right from the photoshop raw window. Now her way is she likes to do her cropping after photoshop raw while she is in the normal photoshop. She uses the crop tool and sets it to front image so when she does crop it maintains the same HxW pixel count. Does this sound like an extra step on her part, or is it destructive to crop in raw? As mentioned my take is it doesen't matter if it's in raw, or regular photoshop when you crop because you are still discarding resolution. She mentioned something about it reassigning pixels, but I think it may just be a piece of mind thing for her to see the original resolution even if half the photo has been cropped. My other question I had about cropping is if a picture needs a little cropping I try to use a 5x7 ratio. My camera (like most) takes pictures in a 2 to 3 ratio, and as we all know this is a standard 4x6. If I take a picture straight from my camera no crop at all, and order an 8x10 for example then the printer will automatically cut off the sides. I had this happen once when I ordered an 8x10, and didn't change the ratio. My theory is this. 8x10 means one side is 80% of the other, and 4x6 is 66.6% of the other. In a 5x7 ratio 5 is 72% of the 7 so it's right in the middle. I feel as though if I hand off pictures to a client and they just order prints on their own then it will most likely come out ok. Yes you will sacrifice something either in height or width, but just tiny bits of the picture either way you go. Thank you in advance for any input.