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

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What is Ilford Rapid Fixer's capacity without replentishment?

I've bought Ilford Rapid Fixer. I've checked the Fact sheet and it says that capacity without replenishment for a 1+4 solution is 80 sheets of 20.3x25.4cm paper. But, what's the quantity of solution ...
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How to dodge dark object behind bright one?

When printing, is there a way to dodge a dark object spotted with many small light ones ? For reference, this is what I'm trying to print, but it could also be a sky with many clouds for example. ...
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Non standard enlarger filter holder

I got a set of 15x15cm (6x6in) enlarger filters which I (obviously) didn't think to check if they would fit my enlarger (Lucky, Japanese brand) The holder itself is about 11x11cm but the area inside ...
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Highlight/shadow exposure and negative density

While printing yesterday, I noticed I need to expose my highlights longer before I get any details in them than the shadow areas which seemed to comparatively darken much faster. Is the exposure ...
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In a darkroom, is fresh air or internal circulation more important?

When installing ventilation in a darkroom, is it more important that air circulates well (in a closed room) or that there's a source of fresh air? The room I currently use for printing has a window I ...
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Printing Profile Targets Using ColorSync Utility in Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10)

I am trying to print a color profiling target (created with Argyll) using the ColorSync Utility in Mac OS X 10.10. Unfortunately, the option "Print as Color Target" is always greyed out. In some ...
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Colour matching with Photoshop and Canon IP7250

After having used a HP multifunction printer for some time, today I upgraded to a Canon Pixma IP7250 inkjet. I'm having serious difficulties making the prints resemble the images on screen, an issue I ...
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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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What is the difference between Canvera and Karizma wedding albums?

What are the significant differences between Canvera and Karizma wedding albums?
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A 13“x19” printer / archival quality ink combination?

I've been looking at the Canon® PIXMA PRO-100 which has positive reviews but it uses Canon ChromaLife100 ink which is rated for 100 years when stored in an album. Can this be considered "archival" ...
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Are any generic/off-brand ink cartridges a good deal in terms of cost and quality?

One of the big costs of ink-jet printing at home is the ink. A quick visit to google shows that there are plenty of companies out there willing to sell ink cartridges and refills for the major ...
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I am short 100 pixels for a canvas print, will that make a difference? What about if I zoomed it?

I'm looking to do a 20x24 canvas and need 1980x2340 pixels. The photo I want to use is only 1880x2340. I would like to zoom on it. I am only 100 pixels short, is that going to make a difference? or do ...
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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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What are the differences between Photgravure, Daguerreotypes, tintypes, circuit etching, et al?

Coming off the heels of: Photogravure: What is it?. I saw the first question and found it interesting and looked at the wikipedia article and noticed it said that it predated Daguerreotypes. I also ...
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Should I adjust a print knowing that it will be hung in a fairly dark place?

I am about to have a digital image printed to be mounted and framed and hung in a fairly dark hallway that has very little natural light and only one light bulb. Should I prepare the print in ...
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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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Photogravure: What is it?

I was looking at some of Edward Steichen's work and see references to the printing process as "photogravure." What is it, it almost sounds like an intaglio process?
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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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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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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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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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Save soft proof preview to file

Is there any way to save the soft proof preview (Ctrl+Y in Photoshop CS 5) to a file? Important: The simulation of paper color must be included! If not in Photoshop, is there any other software able ...
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Is B&W paper optimized for colour negatives available today?

I have a good number of colour negatives that I've shot over the years. My university also used to have a machine to process colour paper, although that was thrown out. As a result, any photos I wish ...
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How to avoid glare problems with insert-your-photo portfolio books?

Right now I am using the Itoya Art Profolio Expo 8.5X11 ("XP-12-8") and have my prints (Kodak Endura Lustre) and tear sheets sitting loose inside. The good thing is that the tear sheets are safe (I ...
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Can I swap cheap ink into my printer for documents and expensive ink in for photo prints?

I have a Canon MG7120 (All in one/Basic Photo Printer) which I've recently just started using to print assignments for my design classes. I tried some offbrand inks for the first time and found that ...
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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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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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Where can I print a panorama?

You scout the location, bring your tripod with you, wait for the right light, become victim of weather in the meanwhile, take an insane amount of photos, work hours on getting the stitch right, and ...
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What's the difference between wedding album print types?

I have just purchased some credits with Artisan State to create a wedding album. They offer 3 types of printing. With very little experience I don't know which one is best or whether I would benefit ...
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How to print a photo for backlit presentation?

I was asked to do an exhibition of some of my latest photos. So far, no problem, but as a highlight I would like to present one photo in a backlit frame. Probably it will be the first one on ths ...
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Where to get IKEA Premiar sized canvas prints for the same rate?

IKEA sells high quality canvas prints (PREMIAR series) for $130. These prints are 78" * 55". Where can I get similar sized canvas prints for my custom photo for the same price? I don't think anyone ...
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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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Increasing Pixels [duplicate]

I am having a company transfer a photo to a 17" x 24" poster board. They said I don't have enough resolution to upsize that much without losing clarity. So when I take a picture how do I dictate how ...
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What process can I use to print my picture so edges are embossed and can be felt?

I often like to work on low-resolution pictures, adding some data moshing or compression artifacts. Some of them look ok when printed on paper (but I had to make sure the hard edges are preserved, so ...
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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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How were photographs printed in newspapers in 1929?

This is an advert from 1929 I am curious as how this and other similar things were printed back then. How were the images printed on the advert? Seems to me like this wasn't possible back then! ...
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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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Will the auto document feeder scanner in PIXMA printers scan sheets as small as 4x6?

I'm interested in buying the MX472 to scan 4x6 photos using the auto document feeder feature. Does anyone know if this will work: Will it be able to scan multiple 4x6 photos in the tray, just as ...
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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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Online Printing API?

tl;dr: Is there a way to have SmugMug-like + printing service integration hosted on your own website? (The API to the printing service is the piece I am missing) I am looking for an automated ...
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How can I adjust white balance for many photos by the same amount in Lightroom?

I own Lightroom 5 and I've been running a quite stable workflow for several years, including calibration of the monitor and the printer. In the past I printed my photos on my own and I was pleased ...
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How can I print a 4x6 image to 4x6 photo paper with a 1/4" border?

I have a very simple task that I can't find a good solution for. I need to print a 4x6 photo image at exactly 3.5" x 5.5" with a 1/4" symmetrical border, with no cropping of the image whatsoever. From ...
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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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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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Where to get serious portfolio book printed?

I'm looking into getting a serious professional portfolio printed so I can carry it with me to show to clients. I do a lot of printing on my own with my Epson R3880. With my own printing I get to ...
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How should I specify minimum quality requirements for images submitted to my image archive?

I hope this doesn't cover too much of the same ground as the typical DPI question. I am a technical writer working with my company's marketing staff on developing an image archive. Because most ...
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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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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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What are the differences in cost per picture for home photo printers?

I want to buy a home printer so that when I get home, I can plug my phone and print a few pictures to share with my friends. Are there big differences in the cost-per-picture between printers?