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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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Printing Milky Way Photos

I want to print out either of these two Milky Way Photos on a 12x18 size photograph (Or vise versa if it is horizontal). http://500px.com/photo/77785439/milky-way-touching-the-trees-by-tom-jones ...
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Improve photo resolution [duplicate]

I have an old photo of my brother which is 29KB and resolution is 461 × 491. I need to print it in a regular image size. Is there a way to increase its size/resolution? either by iphone app or ...
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How can one image be printed in multiple sizes without losing content?

Is there a way to print one image in multiple sizes without changing the content? When I have tried to print one of my images in a different size the photo is cropped and some of the content is lost. ...
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Issues printing a photograph to the correct size [closed]

i am trying to print a photograph, but no matter what I try either the print is too small or the content shrunk from the sides. This happens when I tick the 'fit to frame' box.
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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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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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print a photo of size 70X50cm [duplicate]

I want to create a photograph which will be printed on a canvas of the size 70X50, where 70 is the width. In this photograph I will use 2 other photographs, one which will be a square, and the other ...
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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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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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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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Tips for printing my photos at a Costco-esque printer?

I have 2 shots I would like to print out as large as possible, probably at Costco given the prices. What steps should I take to prep my images for printing? The only thing I was planning so far was to ...
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Where can one find Canon printer icc profiles?

I'm using a Linux machine, and i'd like to do soft proofing with GIMP. Although I can choose the paper type in the print dialog, I can't seem to find the actual icc profiles for canon's glossy paper ...
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How can an amateur print high gamut images?

I shoot RAW, and It would be really nice to print high gamut images. The problem is that: I work on laptop that can only show ~60% of sRGB, and clearly a much much smaller percentage of Adobe RGB ...
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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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How to get back from a print to an image file

I manage a growing collection of jpeg photos (27k so far) for my partner. Aside from the time it takes to accurately tag them all (I only have about 7k of them tagged :( ), everything is fine. The ...
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Using sheetfed scanner to scan photo prints and postcards

I inherited thousands of photographs (negatives + prints) and postcards. My plan is to select from each film the photos I want to keep and feed them to a sheetfed scanner. This prevents me from using ...
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What is tactile photography? How can I start with it?

I recently came across something called "Tactile photography". But, still I am not sure what exactly is it. I was intrigued by the idea. Can anyone give more information on this? And how can I ...
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What is a Carbon Print?

I read recently an article on Wired Magazine about a guy who did an installation using "carbon prints". Searching around on the web I came across this page, where it is stated that: These ...
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What is Fine Art Paper?

What is fine art paper and how is it different from standard photo paper? Is it just a marketing term? When should it be used?
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How can I prevent photos losing vibrancy when printed?

I take a number of landscape photos which I then do quite a bit of post production work with in photoshop elements 9. When I take them to my local photographic shop (I am not talking Boots etc) and ...
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What are the pixel needs for huge prints? [duplicate]

I've read How big can I print a JPEG photo that measures 5120 x 2880 pixels? and I've read What are the minimum DPI and size (in pixels) required to print good 10x15 photos? but I wonder what happens ...
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Can Bridge or Photoshop print multiple photos automatically?

Is there a way to get Bridge or Photoshop to print a bunch of photos automatically, without clicking "print" for each individual photo? It would be best if I could do this one photo to a page. ...
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Ming Thein's Ultraprint: the megapixel race reloaded?

I read with quite a bit of interest the new idea from Ming Thein: the Ultraprint(1). The idea (if I understand well) is to make a print that, independently from the viewing distance, is so dense ...
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What is the difference between Canon's black inks?

My Canon MP560 printer requires one PGI-220BK black cartridge and one CLI-221BK black cartridge (which is a part of a CMYK bunch). What is the difference between the two?
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How to best prepare, print, and display night photos?

How does one prepare night-time photographs (long exposures of starfields, moonlight, city lights, etc.) for printing? Do particular paper types (e.g. metallic) work better for this purpose? As it ...
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What is the use of printer profiles when softproofing?

I am trying to get a grasp of the world of color management, and the more I read the more I get that this is no picnic indeed. I believe I understand that the purpose of calibrating and profiling ...
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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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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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Is it possible to print a good quality 72X72" photo from a Nikon D700?

A printing job requires a 72x72" image. I shoot with a D700. Is there any way to get a quality print at that size from a D700?
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Is this rather high resolution possible to achieve?

I'm looking to make a sticker with wood texture printed on it for a cable concealer of 1 meter. From my calculations, this requires a digital image with a DPI of 300 and a resolution of ...
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Is it important to use a round number for ppi when printing?

A Collage I am working on will be 48" X 72". I was planning to make 24 X 24 collages and stitch them together. Based on software limitations, my maximum size is 5120 X 5120 Pixels. That would give ...
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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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What happens if I print an image 10x15 if it was cropped 18x13?

If I crop an image to 18x13 but then print it 10x15, does it get distorted, or does the top/bottom just get chopped off? If the latter, who decides which bits get chopped away?
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Is there a human factor involved in the quality of photo prints when you take your pics to a photo-lab?

When you go to a photo-lab like Walmart, Target, pharmacies, etc. are you at the mercy of the printing machine? Is the photo printing process very automatic, or is there a technician making some ...
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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 a square photo on standard paper?

I have a picture frame which is square but I don't understand how to print a cropped (square) photo out, say on A4 paper, so that I can cut away the excess, leaving a perfectly sized photo for my ...
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What adjustments do photo labs apply to a digital image when printing it?

What adjustments do high-street photo labs make to a digital image when printing it? I recently took some wedding photos which I adjusted in lightroom mainly using the histogram as a guide to ...
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What is the difference between halftoning and dithering?

As I understand it, halftoning is the process of taking an image with a given color range (as defined by the colorspace) and blending the colors to form an image with a smaller range of colors. How ...
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Sharpening for Collage printing: individual images or once for the whole thing?

I have about 200 photos which I have to make into a single big collage (48" X 72"). The height might vary, the width is fixed. I shoot raw and have the individual photos in Lightroom. I will ...
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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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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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Why doesn't Lightroom offer conversion from RGB to CMYK?

I have never fully understood why Lightroom works exclusively in the RGB colour space. I would assume that a large number of Lightroom users use the software to prepare their photos for print. Yet, I ...
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What is the best online printing site for users in France?

So basically this is the same as What is the best site for ordering prints online but just for France. I want to print a few photos (3 or 5) which I consider my best ones. I am most of all looking ...
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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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How to tell photo is good enough for poster size? [duplicate]

I do photos of the stars and night sky with my Nikon d3100. I was wondering how to tell if my photos are going to be good enough of quality to print them on say, a 18-24 poster? I need good quality ...
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How can I print onto a large, textured surface?

So, I am wondering if anyone out there can help me with an issue. I am looking to print a semi-translucent image in large format onto a large canvas board that has already been painted and textured. ...
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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