amazon storefront title banner how to resize a photo to 3,000 by 600?

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I am creating a storefront page on amazon. The title photo needs to have the dimensions of 3,000 by 600. I am trying to resize a photo on Lightroom classical cc. 
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Not sure how familiar you are with Lightroom, but the short explanation is -

Set a custom crop ratio of 30x6 and crop your image.


Then on Export, set the Image Sizing options as shown below - 
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Yes I did try this earlier and it did not work. The picture still has the same formatting. Any other recommendation?
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My original response is the short version, but there's really nothing more too it than that.

Can you be a little more specific regarding what you're doing?  What are the exact steps you're taking and what are the dimensions of the exported image?
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What do you mean when you say the picture still has the same formatting? Were you able to actually crop it to the correct aspect ratio?
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I am not trying to crop the imagine. I want to resize it, the original photo is 3024 by 2577 pixels. I need the image to have a pixel size of 3,000 by 600.
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The photo when I go to upload the picture it is still too large for the parameters set on the amazon storefront page. The hero imagine can only be 3,000 by 600. So I am wanting to keep the image the same but essentially shrink it so it will fit without cropping out parts of the photo.
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The first thing you have to do is crop the image to the correct aspect ratio. At this point, the exact size of the finished exported image doesn't matter. The aspect ratio is all the matters. All you need to do is specify an aspect ratio of 30:6. And then crop the image the way you want it to look. Then, When you set your export parameters, either set the long edge to be 3000 pixels or the short edge to be 600 pixels and then export the image and it should come out the way you are expecting it.
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Okay I will try that right quick, does the lock need to be in the lock position or does it not matter?
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Don't worry about the lock. Just create a new crop ratio of 30:6, and then crop the image. I think the lock will take care of itself.
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the photo comes out in that crop but I need the entire photo to fit in the cropped area.
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Okay. Now go set up your export and just choose the long side at 3000 pixels. Really, that's all you should have to do. You can't have the "entire photo" fit into that cropped area. The entire photo is too tall. It simply will not fit. You would have to take a huge panorama in order to do something like that.
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That is what it does.
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Oh okay so is it possible to use photoshop to get it to fit?
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I've gone back and read your needs again. You want to get the full image into that store front image, Right? The original image is practically a 1:1 ratio. Yeah, you could probably do it in Photoshop if you want to really distort the image by stretching it and making it look really weird. You can't make a 1:1 image fit into a 30:6 ratio. You would have to photograph a really wide panorama in order to do something like that. Am I understanding you correctly, that you want that fall image to fit into this banner?
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Yes that is what I am trying to do. So I basically could do it if I took a photo from far away or a panorama.
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I appreciate the help a lot I wish it would have got it done. I told my boss I probably would have to do different photos.
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It's unfortunate that you didn't realize what you needed for the project. I understand now what it is you were trying to do. There just isn't enough image data to produce the aspect ratio you are trying to produce. Probably a wider panorama of several images would have worked better. But it's hard to tell, not being there to evaluate the subject.
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If I took the photo from a little further distance and in landscape do you think that would work?
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Seems to me it would have to be quite a bit further in the distance in order to get what you want to fit into that aspect ratio. That is a long and narrow image. Kind of difficult to design an image from a single photograph, in my opinion. But you can give it a try. Don't know what camera you are using. But typically it will either be a 2:3 aspect ratio or a 3:4 aspect ratio. You're still going to have to crop significantly to make it fit the aspect ratio for the storefront banners that you're trying to create. It's even harder than trying to fit a round peg into a square hole.

What camera model are you using to take the image? Do you have a tripod? Have you ever worked with panorama images using multiple images?
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I have probably gone beyond the point of helping. But as I think back on the image that you shared, if you want that information included in the 30:6 image then you are going to have to include a lot more information around that information in the image. You are going to have to be able to crop down and include all that information in that wide banner. It isn't really going to work the way you are expecting it to. You will have to take an extremely wide shot and then apply the crop to see what kind of store front banner you can create that is appealing. There isn't a camera that I know of that can take an image that wide. You'll have to compose the image from what the crop will allow. And if you try to do that from a single image it will have to be an extremely wide shot of the area. Whether or not there will be enough pixels to create the detail that you need is questionable in my mind.
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I appreciate the help, I think I found a better photo still is a hard format but the product can actually be seen now. Is there a way to adjust a picture from losing its true color. It shows up a lot lighter. The product is grey but it almost looks like a white on a monitor. I've tried tints, saturations, and presences adjustments. However, when I do those adjustments it looks like a Black and White filter is used.
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I'm talking as if I'm blindfolded here because I don't know the image, and I don't know what you're trying to accomplish. One thing you could try is to load the image into Photoshop and duplicate the background layer and apply the multiply blending mode to see if that helps.
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Sorry I thought I uploaded it. This is not the true color it is darker grey color closer to the second photo.
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However it comes across as more black in this photo.
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So what "color" do you want to use? And is it your intention to use this entire image in your storefront Banner. If it is, then how do you intend to do that?
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I am using this photo as its actual size. The storefront banner is finished. I want the color to be grey like the second image I sent more than the first. It needs to be a true grey.
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Then what is the issue? You can convert it to black-and-white in Lightroom right at the top of the basic panel. Or, if you're using Camera Raw you can do it there too.
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Okay thank you! I will try that and how do I get to Camera Raw?
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I only suggested Camera Raw IF that is what you are using. You can do it just as easily from Lightroom because the controls are exactly the same. In Lightroom, have you seen the Treatment option, in the basic panel, right beneath the histogram. You have a choice of color and black-and-white. It's no different than in Camera Raw.
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Kudos to you, James.  Regretfully, I think Alton's questions/problems are a bit outside the scope of Lr/Ps issues normally posted here, but you're still hanging in there!
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Kudos to you, James.  Regretfully, I think Alton's questions/problems are a bit outside the scope of Lr/Ps issues normally posted here, but you're still hanging in there!
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I figured you would like to see the final result It does look very Identical I appreciate it!
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On a side note will lightroom CC or photoshop CC have more features?
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Does a hammer or a screwdriver have more features?  Neither, really.  They're different tools for different jobs.  You could use a screwdriver to drive in a nail, but a hammer would probably work better.  Same goes for Lightroom Classic CC & Photoshop...there's some overlap, but they're still different tools for different jobs.

If you're looking for comparisons, I'd recommend doing a little Googling.  There are tons of articles and explanations out there that will be far better than anything I'd post here.

And be careful with your Lightroom terminology.  The naming is confusing, but Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC are actually different products with different functionality.
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I understand well then is there a way to get a combination package with classic and photoshop?
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That’s what the $10/month Photography Plan is