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The process of creating a physical printed image from a photograph.

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What would look better - reduce the size of image and print with lower DPI or increase the DPI instead?

I'll give an example, to make my question a bit more clear. If I have e 12Mpx camera (D700, always shooting in raw format), the highest possible resolution is 4256 × 2832. Obviously, in most cases, ...
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Calibrating printer with third party ink

I use a canon pixma pro-1 on a 27 inch mac screen and print on Canon Glossy II paper. Prior to my problem, I print using the specified ICCs and the results were amazing. However, due to the high cost ...
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Do photography labs use RGB or CMYK for photo print processing?

When you send photographs from your camera to the photo-lab to get some prints, it is OK to send them as JPEG files with the RGB color system that the camera assigns to them by default. When you send ...
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Anyone use a MacBook Pro to edit/print digital photos? [closed]

I have been a windows photoshop user for awhile. I'm redoing my apartment and considering ditching my big desktop machine to save space. I have a MacBook Pro from 2009 and was wondering if the monitor ...
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Home printing economically viable [closed]

Simple question, though maybe not a simple answer, but how often/how many photos do you have to print before it becomes economically viable to invest in a high quality home photo printer, as opposed ...
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Take a photo and print it to show approximate view of a human from a distance?

If I want to take a photo from about 600' away from my front door, and I want it to emulate what a person would see with unmagnified view, what mm would I set my camera lens length AND then what size ...
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IPhone Camera for 16x20 photo [duplicate]

Can an iPhone 5's camera good enough to take a picture where the quality is decent on a 16x20 photo
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Where can I buy high quality greetings cards blanks in the UK?

OK - This is not STRICTLY a photography question, however it is related to the act of selling photography - feel free to move / close (there is not arts & crafts stack as yet) I am looking into ...
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Do Glossy photo papers that don't go Matte when used with pigment inks that lack a clear coat exist?

I used to run a printing business, and at the time such a thing did not exist, I am looking to do some more prints for myself currently (with my Epson Pro 3880) and wondered if anyone has yet been ...
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Print Settings from Lightroom 4

I always have a hard time when preparing my photos for printing at a lab; especially large format. I wanted to print out an 11"H x 14"W recently and I started reading and reading and reading. ...
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How big should the images on a contact sheet be?

Basically, I'm printing a contact sheet of a bunch of images for a project. Around how big should each image on the sheet be to make it clearly visible, while not too big? What size do professionals ...
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Adequate PPI for 12' by 5' banner

I'm looking to print a 12' by 5' banner. Got a photo taken with Nikon D600 in RAW format. But because photo needs to be cropped somewhat, after importing it to Illustrator and resizing, the image ends ...
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How to fix the dramatic increase in contrast when using Colormunki profile?

I am using Colormunki to create color profiles, and while the results are good in terms of color, I have this issue where I have a dramatic increase in contrast; the dark areas are just way too dark. ...
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What is happening when I convert from a source color space AdobeRGB to a Canon photo paper profile?

I'm converting my photos in photoshop from the source space of Adobe RGB to the destination space of Canon PRO-100 LU 1/2 Photo Paper Pro Luster and when I do this my colors change very drastically, ...
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Does printing a photo at a higher PPI use more or less ink?

Does printing a photo at a higher PPI use more or less ink, and why? Can this be calculated or estimated?
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What does “sublimation ready” mean on a printer specification?

I've been looking around at various printers to use on-site for photo printing and one of the printers I came across was the Ricoh 3110DN and while I'm normally pretty good with this stuff, something ...
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Have inkjet prints surpassed chemistry-based paper prints in terms of color gamut?

I occasionally send files to a print lab (WHCC) when I need prints larger than I can make at home (Epson R1900). They use a process where they expose the image from a digital file onto ...
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Printing on an epson 9890 using Photoshop CS5

I have two images both the same size in inch and in dpi. the color profile of the documents are Adobe RGB (1998) on image #1 and c2 on image #2. My Epson 9890 prints the whole image #2 (c2), Image #1 ...
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What is the best camera to get that will give you a very nice photo on canvas print of 11 x 15 or larger? [duplicate]

I have tried several times to order a canvas print and it always comes back that the picture submitted will not work with the 11 x 15 canvas print and even an 8 X 10 wont work? I have a cannon E ( ...
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What is the optimal resolution required of a picture to print on an A1 size canvas?

I am working on a poster in which the background is a photo that I took myself (18 MP). I am wondering what would be the best resolution for printing this photo on an A1 canvas. This might sound very ...
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What rigid print media is best for a photographic exhibition?

I have the opportunity to exhibit some of my photos at a local gallery. Having always printed on photo paper I'm now unsure about which media to choose: acrylic, aluminum or canvas? The photos should ...
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If image I change an image from 72dpi to 300dpi, can I scale it up size without losing quality? [duplicate]

Title says it all. When I change my image from 72dpi to 300dpi, the image gets smaller. Can I scale the image back up and print it out at 300dpi without sacrificing quality?
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What could be the best printing medium for this image? [closed]

I am not a photographer or an artist by any means. I simply would like everyone's opinions on what would be the best medium to print this image to. I was leaning towards getting it printed on canvas ...
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How can I correct a yellow tint in prints which formerly were properly colored?

I have been printing pictures for some time and all of a sudden they started coming out tinted in yellow. My goal is to print some Memory Books for my Grandchildren and I am unable to proceed like ...
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Calibrating monitor (CRT) to match third vendor printer

I look for a long while an answer to this question here and on google, but there are too many answer for everything but not an answer for my specific problem. I've a work to sell and I need calibrate ...
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DPI in photos vs DPI in Printers/Scanners [duplicate]

When I look at the properties of a JPEG shot on my Canon 5D MkIII (set to the highest quality settings on the camera), i've noticed that the 'Horizontal/Vertical Resolution is 72 DPI' My only ...
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European/UK sources for quality book weight duo coated inkjet paper?

Im doing some research on inkjet book-weight duo papers, something that performs well for photo and graphics. I work at an art school in Scotland and am not finding much on the market that is below ...
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Why can my old Epson dye printer produce accurate reds but my professional lab can't?

My professional print lab uses a high-end Fuji Frontier machine with its own profile that the customer downloads. The prints are of exceptional quality, except for the colour gamut, particularly with ...
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Best dpi for printing a 48x18 inch at 200%?

I have an image in photoshop I want to print at 200%, and right now it's 48x18 inches, and the resolution is 72 dpi. I read somewhere that changing it to 600dpi would allow me to scale it by 200% at ...
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Saving as PDF with JPG compression vs saving it as JPG

I am creating a booklet with a hight resolutio (more than 4800 pixels height) and I am about to print it. My question is, what is better in terms of quality: Saving each page as a PDF with JPG ...
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Recommendations for quality, reasonably priced printers in Sydney, Australia?

I have returned to Sydney after living overseas for 10 years. My favorite printers and labs are no longer around. Platinum Imaging on Oxford Street in Paddington for example had great colours, put a ...
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How do you get good contrast with Canon Matte Photo Paper?

I'm trying to print on Canon Matte Photo paper from my Pixma Pro-1. Printing on Luster and Glossy paper works great, but when specifying that I'm printing on Canon Matte Photo paper, the darkest ...
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Is it better to print from jpg or tiff on A2 paper?

I just read the answers here, but if we are talking about printing high quality in A2 format (that's about 16"x23", for those not used to ISO standard paper sizes) on a good printer, is it possible to ...
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online printers [duplicate]

I am interested in finding the best way to have my digital photographs printed. I know there are many ways to have it done, but I want to find a place or site that can print photos suitable for frame ...
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Any ideas what would cause a Canon Pixma Pro-1 printer to produce a significantly substandard print in comparison to the Pro-10 or Pro-100?

After a discussion here about the current state of Ink Jet vs C-Type, I decided to try out some ink jet printers and got prints from Canon's full line of professional desktop photo printers. While ...
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What is the difference between a lambda print (RA-4) and a color inkjet print?

I can't seem to find any good information about the differences between the lambda printing process (on RA-4 paper, also known as a C-prints or chromogenic color prints) and inkjet printing (also ...
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Are there any online printing & framing “shopping cart” services based in Canada?

I am currently with Fine Art America (FAA) which has a fantastic "shopping cart" app for Facebook but not a very nice layout for online portfolios. It does what I want it to do - allows people to ...
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Lightroom: Print Module or Develop/Export for online printing in specific aspect ratios?

Which is better? Use the Develop module to crop an image to a specific ratio and then export it to a JPEG or use the Print Module and print them to a JPG with a specific page size (aspect ...
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What uses more ink, glossy or semi-gloss (lustre) paper?

I am trying to setup printing profiles and don't want too many to confuse my wife and kids. We have both Glossy Photo Paper and Lustre Semi-Gloss Photo Paper. I am wondering what should I make the ...
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Printing photos to a specific size

I have a Mac and Lightroom 4 and a full frame camera Nikon D700 Wishing to upload a photo to my lab for a photo to be printed at 10 x 8 Using Lightroom what should the aspect ratio be. Do I choose ...
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Does Lightroom automatically save the date of printing events, or just the date a print is saved?

I am trying to discover best way to keep track of printing from Lightroom rather than from printer data.
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Are there any general rules to prepare a picture for print?

Today I went to the photo shop to print some pictures. Before that, I checked them and they seemed ok. (Not under/overexposed, good contrast). However, when I got them printed, some of them were ...
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Looking for a supplier of card framed photographs

I have noticed quite a few stalls/shops in London sell their photo prints. The prints are usually backed and framed by white cardboard. Can anyone suggest a print supplier who prints photos and ...
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How to expose film negative without an enlarger?

In this article, the author mentioned that the enlarger is not necessary in the printing workflow. This device (enlarger) is used for creating an enlarged image from your negatives, to be exposed ...
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Why are my printed photos coming out smudged and crazy looking?

I just got a new Canon Pixma Pro-100, which came with a few sheets of luster paper. I calibrated the printer, and printed 2 sheets looking sharp. Then, I printed one photo... it came out pretty good: ...
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How to fix bad printing results on an Epson Stylus Photo RX 600?

I have recently purchased a Nikon D5100. I have Photoshop CS2 on a laptop running Windows XP. I also have an Epson Stylus Photo RX 600. I cannot get my photos to print anywhere near what they look ...
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How do I center an image on a sheet while printing in Photoshop?

How do I center an image on a sheet of paper while printing in Photoshop?
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Printing large (16x20 and up) with the Olympus OM-D EM-5?

Is it possible to make 16x20 inch prints using images from the Olympus OM-D EM-5 (and some good Olympus primes), while retaining sharpness and detail? Especially for landscape images? I've used a ...
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Reasonable file size for printing high quality photography as A3 posters?

I bought some photos and need to send them off for printing. The printing company asked for the final files to be in PDF format, so I've converted them using Illustrator and Photoshop. I also added a ...
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Questions to ask when using a professional printing service

I do lots of landscape photography. A friend of mine wants one of my photographs printed; I've never done this before! All of my photos are post-processed in Photoshop, and I only generate JPEG's for ...