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How can I get the best quality prints from an iPhone photo?

I have a photo on my iPhone that I'd like to print, but the quality is poor. Is there anything I can do so that I can print it? I have Photoshop CS5.
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Why do my prints look different from what I see on my computer monitor?

I haven't printed any of my photos yet but I decided to give it a try. I am thinking of getting a printer of my own but before that I wanted to see how they would look. So, I simply printed one at the ...
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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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Where can I upload and print photos on metallic paper?

I used to use KodakGallery.com to print 8x10 photos with a metallic reflective finish. Since the last time I printed a photo, KodakGallery.com has shut down and shutterfly has replaced it and I don't ...
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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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What is a good material on which to print photo postcards?

I'm looking for a suitable material to print photos and send them as post cards. Is there a special type of paper that could be used to that end? Most photo paper is flimsy, and while it's great for ...
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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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How large an image do I need to print a 32″ by 18″ poster at 300 DPI?

I need to have an image printed as a poster 32″ by 18″ (about 80x45 cm) at 300 DPI, but I am unsure of how big the file must be. Also, what file format is best?
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How to print and frame composite plaques for school pictures

I have to provide a few plaques to a school. The previous plaques are printed on a relatively hard material/board and then framed (roughly 16x20) and hung on the walls of the school. My work would ...
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What does DPI mean?

What does DPI mean and how does it affect images displayed on screen versus printed?
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Where can I buy actual poster prints in the UK (as opposed to poster-sized photographs)?

Does anyone know of a print shop in the UK where I can have proper paper posters made from my photos? Note I'm talking specifically about posters made from paper (exactly like the ones you'd buy ...
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How can I self-publish a photography book?

I took thousands of photos for a book I want to publish. I am a graphic designer, so creating the layout of the book, pages, covers, etc is not a problem. I know how to process my images for print. ...
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Do photographic printers employ “Printer Steganography”? Does it matter?

Nowadays, many printers implement printer steganography, a technique used to mark the print with tiny "yellow dots". I want to know if any printers used to print photographs also employ this ...
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Is there a cheap service which makes brochures or portfolio books for your work?

I wonder is there a cheap service, which makes and prints out your portfolio book or brochures? I found a lot of standard brochure printing services, but nothing portfolio based.
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Photo printed on tshirts?

I didn't know if there was a place to go to, on stackexchange for this question, but since it deals with photography, I feel like I would ask here. I have a few photos with amazing landscapes and ...
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Best Digital Scanning techniques - help

I want to scan a paper shown below. Actually I need the photo of the jets taking off, I dont need the entire newspaper. This is what I have - I have to do color scanning, I have a HP scanner which ...
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How to print outer page extent outline or crop marks in Lightroom 4?

I would like to print my photos surrounded by white space (to simulate a mat border). Consider the following scenario: The picture frame fits an 8"x10" size photo but I make my photo smaller so that ...
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Is there any guideline for photo frame width?

I want to print my landscape photos. I have to add white frame around them (something about 500 px to width and height). I have tried many cases (thicknesses). Is there any rule how to apply frame to ...
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Photoshop only prints in B&W on Pixma Pro 9000, MK2

One week ago I purchased the Canon Pixma Pro 9000, mk2. Using photoshop, every print I printed, up to today, was breathtakingly beautiful in all sizes. 8x10,11x14,13x19's looked like you could ...
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How can I use Canon Photo Print Pro with 64-bit Photoshop CS5?

I have a Canon Pixma Pro 9000, I use the photoshop plugin "Canon Easy Photo Print Pro" on a Mac with Snow Leopard with Photoshop CS4. I have now changed to a New Mac running Lion and upgraded to ...
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What online services provide on canvas printing?

Can anyone recommend an online provider and/or method of canvas printing of photographs? It doesn't need to be wrapped around gallery style stretched canvas, but just a way to remotely have ...
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Is there a way to have Lightroom include the cropped aspect ratio in the filename when the file is exported?

I am exporting my files to be printed by an outside service and I know before hand when working in the develop module what size I want the print to be. So I set the crop aspect ratio to be what I ...
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Canon Pixma 9000 Mark II With Semi Gloss Paper Settings

So I just recently got a Canon Pixma 9000 Mark II printer and Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss 13 x 19 inch paper. **TLDR: See bolded question at bottom** Before printing with the 13x19 paper, I ...
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Is there a good way to physically clean prints if they get gunk on them?

Cry for Help I have just mounted a large (24" x 16") print onto mounting board using a spray adhesive. This is for an exhibition in 3 days' time. Some of the adhesive got on the front of the ...
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Converting RAW images to lossless jpeg using GIMP?

I have a Raw image which I want to get printed. I need to upload this to a website which expects to be in jpeg format. I use GIMP for photo editing and used UFRaw to view RAW images. GIMP cannot ...
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How to choose the kind of paper for an inkjet print?

There are a number of great questions and answers which discuss the topic of (inkjet) prints (I have cited three which I have recently re-read, but surely there are many others, no disrespect is ...
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How do I align properly for border prints?

I know it will never be perfect but is there a standard method for aligning a print head so when I want to print with a border it's as squared up as possible? I use an Epson R2880. For example if I ...
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What is the difference between the different ways to export JPEG files from Photoshop?

Photoshop allows you to save the processed image as JPEG in two ways. Save As and Save for web. I have observed that Save for web gives more options like converting to sRGB etc. I have also observed ...
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Why are my images being cropped by a photo printing kiosk?

I've edited my pictures and went to print some of them off and burn them to a disc at a Kodak kiosk, and it is cutting off my pictures. Do I need to change format, or what else might be wrong?
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How can I fix a blue colour cast from my Canon i9950 printer?

I have a Canon i9950 with an aftermarket CISS. It used to be fine, but having not used it for a while over Christmas, now all my prints are coming out with a horrible blue cast. I have checked that ...
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What steps to take to match screen to print?

I don't print a TON of my photos, but when I do it's because it's really important to me. I've got a MacBook Pro attached to a Samsung 2300 display and an HP Photosmart 7760 printer. I typically use ...
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Why would a photo that is black and white print in color?

I'm using Lightroom 2 and have an Epson Artisan 730. I'm trying to print this one photo, but the weird part is that I've made it black and white in Lightroom, but when I print it, it comes out with ...
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How to get film developed as a donation?

I have a group of special needs kids that received some disposable cameras as a donation. Now I have the expense of getting them developed. The cameras have 27 exposures. I was hoping to find a school ...
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What should I look for in a good print to put on Metal?

So, I got a deal where I get a deeply discounted photo print on metal. I'm trying to come up with a good photo to see what metal can do for me. What should I look for in a good photo to test it out ...
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What double-sided ink jet paper is best for printing fine-art photo books at home?

I am planning to print my own photo books of my landscape and wildlife photography. I have a Canon PIXMA Pro9500 II pigment inkjet printer, and I have spent an extensive amount of time working with ...
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What advantage does giclee have over traditional photosensitive print making?

I'm trying to figure out why I would want to print giclee. Let me set some background. I'm a gallery represented artist entering my third season. My sales are good. I print with Bay Photo (via ...
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Is it possible and/or a good idea to print digital photos to slides?

I've been thinking about ways to project large images onto a wall or screen, since that's a fun way to share them with a group: i.e., the classic slide show. But LCD projector resolutions are still ...
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What algorithms and values does Lightroom use for sharpening for print and for screen?

In the Lightroom exporting menu, there are options to sharpen for screen and print. What are the differences between the two? And how does each setting actually sharpen the image? And finally what is ...
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Is it possible to print a photo so it can be mounted on a globe?

I'd like to transform an image so that it can be mounted on a sphere. I'd like to use an image of a map (see the One Piece world map on the image), but it could be anything. Here is a kind of Family ...
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How much to charge for a print in an exhibit?

I have the opportunity to share a couple of my photos in an upcoming local photography exhibit. Myself and many of the others participating are non-professional hobbyists. Is there a standard or ...
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Can leaving a print in fixer too long cause damage/staining?

This is a question for you oldskool B&W photographers, I'm hoping there's some of you out there ;) I am just getting round to sorting out my darkroom and thought I'd give it a test run now the ...
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What DPI should I resize my image to for best printing quality?

And my apologies if this sounds a bit too basic but I can't get my head around this. I have a digital image I took with my camera. 4000x3000 pixels, and GIMP claims that its resolution is 72x72 DPI. ...
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What resolution would be needed for a billboard advertisement?

Does anyone know the required resolution for a photograph to be used on a billboard? Would the Canon 7D be able to provide a large enough file size to meet the requirements?
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Should I have my lab color correct my images?

The labs that I deal with to get my images printed offer the option to color correct my images prior to printing. One example of what they do is: Per file color correction is available. We color ...
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Does EzPrints.com Terms of Use try to grab my copyrights?

I generally don't like legal questions, however in this case my choice is either to accept an agreement or move on to a different print service, and I'll gladly do the latter if necessary. I was ...
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Where can I find good test image(s) to send to a print lab?

I am looking for a good test image to send to a print lab, to test my system's color calibration. I'll be sending my own photos too, of course, but I would also like to include one or two test images ...
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Why do my photos look bad only when they are printed?

I took a photo from my DSLR, brought it into photoshop, made some fixes, added some text and saved it in a few different formats (TIFF, JPEG). Then I uploaded it to an online photo printer. When I got ...
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How do current home photo printers compare to prints from a studio?

I am looking for a printer that can be used at home for printing photos. I am not expecting very high quality prints, but want ones that can last for a couple of years without much color loss. And ...
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How do the various options offered by print labs compare for B&W printing? [closed]

What lab, in combination with papers they offer, are the best for printing your black-and-white images? I tested eight papers and four U.S. labs and wrote a blog post reviewing the results, but that's ...
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What is the best technology for large, permanent digital printing?

Few questions: What is the best printer/plotter for printing large format images (best means best visual quality) What material and inkjet is the most permanent? I'm thinking of printing images ...