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Digital Photo Paintings [duplicate]

I've be using a combination of "painting" apps on my iPad to create digital "paintings" out of my photos. I'd like to know what the digital specifications of both the initial photo AND the painting ...
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Old photos (plusmin 25) years seem to be glued together: a solution?

I started looking at some very old family albums lately. In some of them there was no plastic-ish foil in between pages, so that photos of adjacent pages were touching eachother, front end of one ...
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Can photographs survive freezing temperatures?

So we have some old family photos. These photos date 40-10 years old... some maybe newer. A family member of mine stored these photos in the garage for a year. This is in Toronto, Canada, so ...
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How to prepare a photo for fundraising auction?

How should a print be prepared for a fundraising auction? I was thinking of submitting a picture for the auction and was wondering how it should be prepared. This would be a first for me. Would ...
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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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What's the best light for viewing photos?

What is the best type of light for viewing printed photos?
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Questions about prints from Snapfish/Shutterfly

I recently uploaded the same photos to Shutterfly and Snapfish, and then I ordered prints from both sites to compare the quality. I picked up the Shutterfly prints (glossy) at CVS and the Snapfish ...
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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 do I ensure good color reproduction when photographing paintings with a mid-level DSLR?

I'm a casual photographer with an APS-C camera (Pentax K-5) and a set of proper lenses. Someone asked me if I could photograph his oil paintings for a catalog. It's a low priority job to him, he just ...
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Which paper has to be used to print a photo, which is low contrast and mostly grey?

I have been asked a print of this photo (60x40 cm). Picture being very low contrast, I do not know what kind of physical medium to have it printed. The printing will be hung on a wall of a living room ...
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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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Quality Prints Enhanced [closed]

I have a CD from our photographer with lots of pictures. I want to have one of the pictures enlarged 20 x 24. Any ideas of a good quality company do order the picture from?
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US based high-resolution photo books [duplicate]

I am looking at my options for photo books. I haven't been all that impressed with the print quality of the Shutterfly books I have seen. I have found some high-resolution options out there, but they ...
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What are the available mechanisms to hang pictures on the fridge?

In the past, I have used adhesive tapes and fridge magnets of various shapes and sizes to hang pictures on the fridge wall. The magnets seem to be not so powerful and every now and then I have to ...
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How to tell if a photo is not developed on a photographic paper?

I was wondering if I could tell a photo developed on photographic paper from an ink or laser printed photo. I used to do B&W prints from film myself, and now I always order my prints from a ...
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Is there a trick to separate an old photo moisture-fused to glass?

We have lived in some moist environments and a favorite photo, while it otherwise looks good, has large parts of it that appear to have bonded to the glass of its frame. Presumably this is due to ...
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How can I glue photos back to back to a card, then laminate?

I want to print two photographs, then glue them back to back, and laminate the result. what glue should I use? Is 3M Spray Mount spray suitable?
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Where can I get a frame for a 4x18" panoramic print?

I know a specialist framing shop can make custom frame sizes but are there any places that make this frame size as a pre-set item, for a panorama?
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How can photos printed on foamcore be prevented from warping?

I've seen lots of photos printed on foamboard getting warped - looks like the side where the printing is done contracts (and the opposite side does not) and so the print becomes slightly U-shaped ...
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How should I repair a color print that ended up in the garbage by accident?

(It was a comedy of errors I'm not going to describe that caused the print to end up in the garbage.) Should I spray the photo lightly with some distilled water and then try to flatten it and let ...
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Why won't an online service print 16x20 from an 8 megapixel cell phone photo? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a general formula for image size vs. print size? I have a wonderful photo from my cell phone and several people would like a 16x20 or at the least a 11x14 ...
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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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Can office-store photo scanners damage old prints?

I have a number of prints from South East asia in the 1960s and 70s (the film is long gone). The prints are clearly starting to fade, and I'd like high-fidelity scans of them before it's too late. ...
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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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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 ...
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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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What are the laws in the United States concerning photo printing copyrights?

My wife and I wanted to save money as we were preparing to get married a few weeks ago, so we had my sister take our engagement photos with my Canon EOS 7D. She's not exactly a professional ...
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High end Portfolios?

I know this isnt a "Photography" question as such, but it is within the genre, ish!. I am going to meet a potential client soon who wants a number of high end prints producing, and I want to take ...
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What print media works best for framed prints behind glass?

I am planning to take a A3 printout of my family photo & frame it. The frame is made of antique wood with clear glass on it. The glass has to be present so which type of photo print I need to take ...
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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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How do you print photos at non-standard sizes?

If you have a frame that is very small or at a non-standard size such as 2"x2" how do you edit your images so that you can print them at a standard size from a lab? For example, if I want to print ...
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At how many megapixels should I render my image for a quality A1 print?

I'm rendering an image for an exhibition (the image is composed of multiple digital images, so I have control over the detail of the final render), but I'm getting conflicting opinions on how many ...
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What are the downsides to framing without glass over the print?

I hate seeing the reflections of bright lights on my framed prints. (Actually, anybody's prints!) I'm about to frame this season's work for the gallery and I'm considering leaving off the glass. I can ...
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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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Automatic document feeder (ADF) photo scanners [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What automatic-feed photo scanner should I use for 6″×4″ / 5″×4″ / A6 / postcard size photos? I've read a few old questions asking roughly the same thing and ...
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Is it better to scan negatives or prints?

I've been wondering this for awhile now. Is it better to scan a 35mm negative, or a larger print from the negative? Which will provide a better scan? Does this change when moving to a larger film, ...
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Should I sign, watermark or otherwise label a framed print? And if so how?

I have an opportunity to show some of my work in a small local coffee shop. Are there any guidelines/practices to signing, labeling or watermarking a photo which is to be on display? Or should a ...
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Is there a list of photo printing services that use the Flickr API?

[UPDATE:] After some thinking, I realized this question should be streamlined: Is there a list of known photo printing services that utilize the Flickr API so that images can be grabbed from your ...
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How to calculate viewing distance for a print size?

I'm working on a photomontage (35mm landscape). The client is asking for what size they should print it at and what is the viewing distance. I'm planning to print the final image on either A1 or A2 ...
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How durable are photographic canvas prints to moisture and humidity?

I want to put photographic canvas prints on stretcher frames in my bathroom, how bad of an idea is this? Obviously it depends on how wet my bathroom is, but I would call it fairly typical, and it does ...
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What kind of containers are effective for ~20 year storage?

Occasionally, I print large photos (20x30). What kind of container should I use if I want them to last approximately 20 years? Note: Assume I am not concerned about fire.
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How could I let people order prints off my website? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a photo print provider I can use to offer a “Buy a print” feature on my own website? I have my own website, and I was wondering if there was a ...
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Why do my scanned images have lines across them?

As you can see in the example, my scanned images have horizontal and vertical lines across them. They are very noticeable in dark areas of the image. The original print is a 4x6 matte finish print. ...
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Which postcard mailing services are the best?

I have noticed several sites offering to let me upload a photo, some text and an address. They will then print a postcard with the image and my text and mail it for me. Some offer smartphone-apps and ...
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How to photograph artwork for giclée prints

I'd like to photograph some paintings so that the photos can be used to make giclée prints. Any tips to getting the truest color? I heard that with regular film, a long exposure gives you the ...
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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 preserve/protect existing framed prints from fading?

I have some prints that were printed and framed professionally, and now they are situated in a relatively bright room, and I am concerned that they will fade in the light. I have heard that there ...
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How to accurately / competitively price prints when digital images are already paid for?

My wife is a wedding and fashion photographer (as well as some family and maternity). We've been traditionally giving our High Res images as a part of the package price to our customers. Now that ...
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Paper versus canvas for showcasing your work

I've never put an image onto canvas before, only paper. When do you print onto canvas and when do you use paper? Does each medium better showcase certain kinds of images (black and white, images that ...
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What are some good places to sell photo prints online, with a focus on Europe?

There's already good links at What are some good places to sell photo prints online? – but they are mostly US-centric, and since I am targeting mostly people in Europe (especially Germany) – I'd ...