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

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What is the state of the art in black and white printing, particularly for large prints?

The question is simple: How can one make decent black and white prints today, specially in large formats? But then answering it takes ridiculous dimensions each time I want to print a B&W photo. ...
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Prints are too dark when printing from computer, but not from SD card

I have a weird problem. I have an Epson XP 820 printer, brand new. I have been trying to print photographs and running into a problem where the printed photo (printed from photoshop or picasa or ...
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How can I get multiple different images on one page in Lightroom's custom print layouts?

In the print section of Lightroom, it's possible to create your own photo packages or sheets with for example, three images on a single page. I love this feature but have always had one problem that ...
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What is the rule-of-thumb relation between megapixels and printout size? [duplicate]

What is the rule-of-thumb relation between megapixels and printout size? If I have a camera with that number of MP I will be approximately be able to print solid xx by yy inch (or cm) photos?
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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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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 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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Correct way to do test print of the part of large scaled photo on small piece paper?

I want to see how my photo would look like on A2 paper. I do not want to spoil large sheet, so I would like to use A4 or even smaller to print part of my image with the same scale/resolution as it ...
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What is the maximum printing size for 12 Megapixels camera [duplicate]

The recommendation for printing images seems to be they should be printed at 300 dpi, so if I have a 12 Megapixel images in 4:3 format that would limit me to 12.5" x 10". My question is if I have a ...
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How to restore as much detail as possible to a scanned image of an inkjet-printed page?

I have a photograph printed with an inkjet printer on a piece of paper. Unfortunately, I do not have access to the original file. Here's a small sample of what I'm stuck with: Is there any way to ...
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Entry Level Flush Mount Photo Books [closed]

I recently returned from an extended family holiday to France. In the past I have created photo books (primarily for the coffee table) with some of my best pictures from the trips for my other family ...
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Photoshop or printer issue: why are colored JPGs printing in B&W?

I have an issue in Photoshop. A printer prints my colored images (jpg) in black and white. Other colored images (were not created by me, in me photoshop) print as is in color. The same problem was ...
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How big can I print my 24mp image? [duplicate]

So I have a 24mp photo that I want to print as large as I can, at 300dpi; how large is that? And more generally, how is the print size calculated as a function of the capture and print resolution?
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picture resolution to a canvas print [duplicate]

i would like a picture on a canvas print 40inch x 22inch. The picture is 96dpi. Will this be okay to get a good clear picture, if not what would be?? many thanks
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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 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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Color spaces for large prints / and or web

I am using a MacBook Pro (2011) and edited a photo from camera raw into photoshop. The color space is set to sRGB within photoshop. I used Lightroom to export to JPEG while ensuring that the color ...
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Should I Always Crop My To-Be-Printed Photos to a 4:3 Ratio?

I'm going to print some photos for an exhibition at 50x70 cm (or maybe 40x46 cm). My photos are taken with a Nikon D7000, 18-105 lens which has a slightly wider crop (800x530 or 906x400 if I scale it, ...
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Image manipulation software to perform 2-D mapping to a 3-D surface [closed]

Is there any software that will assist me in the distortion described in 2 below. Another way of doing this is numerical, which is likely to be labourious, error prone, and exceptionally time ...
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what is the virtue of lightroom's print module?

i know that the print module is used to develop a photo for printing; my question is what advantage you to obtain in developing>print module>export as jpeg, as compared to devlop>export as tiff file? ...
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How to adjust colours displayed on MacBook Pro?

I'm trying to print photos from Aperture on my MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) via commercial printers. 4 different printers have consistently printed my photos looking more green than they look on ...
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How to get correct colours when printing in a kiosk

Is there any way to get consistent (i.e. un-'corrected') prints from a photo printing kiosk? I have tried to ask the people in the shops but they don't seem to be very knowledgeable about the ...
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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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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 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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Will resizing JPEGs result in a compromise in my image?

I have several images for print, and only after deleting the original RAW files did I remember I needed to resize the images for print. Will resizing JPEGs result in a compromise in my image? They ...
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Same Ink Different Paper - wildly different color gamut?

I've been using an Epson R1900, which I'm generally very pleased with, for several years. I use Lightroom with a well-calibrated color workflow and usually get excellent results. This weekend I was ...
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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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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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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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Why, when I print in 13x13 mode, am I getting 11.40x11.40?

I wanna print on a custom paper (13x13 200gm Glossy) with a custom print form in Windows 7. With this configuration, the result is not what I've set. What I'm getting is an 11x11cm, top left aligned ...
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Is adjusting Scaled Print Size in the Print dialog the best way to make a small print from Photoshop?

I have a photo that I took which is natively 1728px x 2596px. When I open it in Photoshop it shows the picture as those dimensions with Document Size of 24in x 36in at 72ppi. I want to crop the ...
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maximizing print size over 300dpi [duplicate]

i usually shot portraits with my 60D and tamron 17-50mm f2.8 using maximum resolution JPEG + RAW @ 5184 x 3456 pixels. after recent photoshoot, i tried to print an 8R using this particular setting and ...
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Why would printer managed colours shift when using a CMYK based profile?

When my printshop lets their printer print an image with an embedded sRGB profile, and no CMYK based profile, with the printer managing the colour mapping itself it always does a good job. If instead ...
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How does printing onto aluminium diabond work?

How does printing onto aluminium diabond work ? As I understand it the printing is not done directly onto the aluminium but onto paper which is then bonded onto the aluminium diabond, but if its just ...
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How do I segment a single jpeg into multiple images?

I can only print up to a c plot size photo. I want to segment a single jpeg image to make a much bigger (composite), image. How do I do this?
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What are the pros and cons of doing ColorSync vs vendor matching?

When I print a photo on the Mac, I'm offered a choice between ColorSync and Vendor Matching: I'm assuming ColorSync does color management on the Mac and sends the printer a bitmap in its native ...
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Printing on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 and 500 gsm with Canon PIXMA PRO-100

I am considering to purchase the Canon PIXMA PRO-100 and would like to use the Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 and 500 gsm for my primary media. I've read a few reviews where users claim that this ...
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Technology stack for event photography with multiple photographers

What I want to do is cover an event with at least 2 (but probably more) photographers, have the clients view the photos as quickly as possible, choose which ones they want and have them printed ...
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Where can I get poster printing for higher resolution than 5400 x 3600 for 36“ x 24”?

The highest "common" resolution I've seen for printing a poster is 5400 x 3600 for the reasonable price of (~$15), but I have the ability to make the images I want to print (procedurally generated) as ...
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Canon printer not printting .tiff files at the correct size

I am trying to print a .tiff file. The original .tiff file is 3.5cm but when I print it out with my Canon MG6300 printer it comes out as 2.5cm. I am printing to A4. I hope this is in the right place ...
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Need to know the size for printing a poster

I'm new to DPI and all the stuff, and the fact is that I want to print a poster, at the image of 16 meters on 8 meters. Now, I've contacted our printing center, and it seems that I have 2 possible ...
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Printer color calibration software for “manual” calibration

I don't think that I need professional calibration for my printer (its for private use, and an MX925 only anyways) but I thought that since I have a color checker passport, there might be some way to ...
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Is there a 'top notch' photo lab with flexible options in Canada?

I would like to have top quality prints of some of my photos. I've tried every photo lab in my city and none produce acceptable product. (I have access to Canon IPF8300 large format printer but even ...
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Bleed & Trim Area for LR

I don't now how to go about this. I'm trying to print to Nations Photo Lab. They say I need to have a bleed & trim that should measure 3.75 x 2.25 and the trimming area, where the card gets cut, ...
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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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How do I make my MX880 Canon prints come out in the same colors as on the screen?

I have a Canon MX880 printer which I recently bought. For some reason, prints from Adobe Lightroom come out with bad colors (i.e. not the same as on screen, though not altogether different). I played ...
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Printing A0 poster [duplicate]

I would like to print a photo on an A0 poster, and was wondering if its resolution is OK. Its specs are below: Dimensions: 1152x2048 Horizontal and Vertical resolution: 72 dpi Bit depth: 24 If this ...
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RGB - CMYK conversion causing “dull” print?

My black & white photobook looks quite dull out of print. I think I am misunderstanding RGB - CMYK conversion. The process for me was RAW to TIFF to Scribus (open source publishing tool) to ...
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Is it best to convert images to a CMYK profile if the printer is using CMYK profile and you know the profile that will be used for printing

Is it best to convert image to CMYK profile if printer has specified that they will print using a CMYK profile and they tell you what one that is. Ive read conflicting reports about whether you ...