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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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What size to save if we're going to sell our photo?

My question is similar to the original poster's question, except for that I'm trying to understand what size to save a photo in if you're uploading it as a high resolution photo for print. Would you ...
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How do I generate high quality prints with an ink jet printer?

Creating high-quality photo prints using an ink jet printer is no trivial matter. Depending on the tonal range and color depth desired and the expected viewing platform, how you approach printing may ...
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Can prints be adjusted to better suit lighting conditions?

I've been taking pictures for a couple years now, but have only recently begun to print my work. I have this one print. It looks great on my monitor (color calibrated), and, when I picked it up at ...
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How to order photo albums and prints? [closed]

I am new to photography and I am a bit puzzled on how to order prints or albums.
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Should I sign or print my name on a print?

I am mounting a series of limited edition prints, below the image I have added the no (i.e 1/50) on the left , the title in the middle and my signature on the right. But my signature could not be ...
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What type of pen or pencil can I use to sign a print on satin paper

I am having some prints done of some photographs for an art exhibition, the photos are mounted and framed, and the photo is printed so there is a small visible white border around the print before the ...
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What effects do matte, semi-glossy and glossy paper have on the photo?

What impact does printing on matte, semi-glossy or glossy paper have on my photos? This answer says that dynamic range is more with glossy paper. What other effects does the paper type have on the ...
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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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What method is used for printing onto museum-quality glass?

I'm looking for a service bureau that can print directly on museum quality glass. I am not sure what the method/process used for this is. Is this done with an inkjet printer? What color space is used? ...
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Is 2 megapixels enough for 4x6 prints?

My compact camera has a burst mode, which shoots 10 fps at 2 megapixels. I plan to use it at an upcoming company sporting event (basketball and tennis, outdoors) and plan to post memorable moments at ...
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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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Information to include with a fine art print?

I am just beginning to sell some of my images and would like to personalize them a little. Many photographers sign and title their work on the white space just below the printed image. I am having ...
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Which print medium has the highest dynamic range?

I am curious as to what dynamic range can be achieved with, let's say, glossy vs. matte paper or other media such as metal or acrylic prints.
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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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How has the dynamic range of black & white prints changed in the last 70 years?

I've recently been studying black and white photographs to learn how to understand the qualities found in the kinds of photos by Weston, Bullock etc. I've been making a point of looking at prints in ...
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A print shop gives me instructions to convert to sRGB instead an ICC profile, is no soft proofing necessary?

So I've decided to print my first poster. I've calibrated my screen and I've read and watched a bit about colors and how to reproduce them on paper HERE. Many online print shops don't provide ICC ...
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Why did the store crop my images for 4x6 prints?

I've not had photos printed in store for a while, but took some to be developed into a camera shop the other day. My camera is a Canon 100D. I ordered 6x4 prints to go into an album for a birthday ...
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How can I simulate the final effect of a framed, printed photo?

For the first time, I'm going to print a few pictures in the 90*60cm format (about 35*23"). I have a choice between different kind of process (=printing + framing), including different kind of papers ...
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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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How well does the Sony A7S pixels hold up for printing?

I've decided to get a Sony Alpha and am trying to decide which. At this point I'm leaning towards the A7S (original). I know it does better on video with the way its pixels are setup compared to an ...
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Should 8x10" prints be actually 8x10?

I ordered a bunch of prints from a shop i've been using for a number of years. This time however I ordered a bunch of regular 8x10" prints. When they arrived I put them all in a cello bag and on top ...
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Are canvas prints lower resolution than poster prints?

I'd like to get some high-res photos printed (on 18x24 and 30x40), but from the photos I've seen of the end result, they seem lower resolution than printing on poster paper. Is this true or is it just ...
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Is a Fine Art Baryta print suitable for display in an office with fluorescent lights?

I am considering printing a color photo with prominent blacks and saturated colors to be mounted on a 75x50 panel for display in my office. The office has two large windows on the wall adjacent to the ...
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Making prints of paintings [duplicate]

An artist friend of mine asked me to take a photo of a painting that she did. She wants to use it for making prints. What kind of lighting do I need to do that? Also what settings do I need to use ...
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Lightroom Softproofing Hahnemüle vs Canon Matte Stock

I recently bought a Canon Pixma Pro 100. To get a better understanding of stocks, I have been printing the same (black and white) image with the same sharpening etc. on lots of different papers so I ...
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How to make color darkroom prints?

I'm diving into the intimidating world of color darkroom prints (RA-4). I've heard some things (no safelight, needs to be the correct temperature, and so on). However, I haven't really found a ...
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Can I size an image so it can be printed at 5×7" but looks bad at sizes above that? [duplicate]

I generally try to print all images for clients and require that they purchase a print prior to the release of any "small sized file" for holiday cards, web-use, but a faux-pas in my new (app-based) ...
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Can I Watermark An Image With Its Filename and Copy name when exporting from Lightroom?

I'd like to send a variety of versions of the same image to a lab to look at differences in stock, contrast and sharpening. I know I'll be able to tell the difference in stock by the information on ...
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How can I make Digital Negatives on a Canon 9500 II printer? [closed]

Digital negatives are used in making contact prints with an inkjet printer. How can I do this with a Canon 9500 II printer?
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Horrible quality of prints developed from film

Recently my girlfriend shot 2 rolls of color film and we had them developed + photos developed at a small local photolab. What surprised me was how the prints looked. They looked low-res, on some ...
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Should I use JPG or TIFF for high-quality prints?

I am putting together a photo book. I shot all the photos in RAW. The prints will be 300pi on 13x11 inch glossy paper. I am laying out the pages in InDesign, which doesn't allow me to import and place ...
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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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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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Will a print lab be cheesed off if I concatenate multiple images in one file?

I've been looking at the pricing structure of an online printing service, and have noticed that there are are significant savings to be had by sending them one file consisting of multiple images to be ...
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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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Is the “typical print size” still relevant when judging sharpness of a photograph?

When judging sufficient DoF or, on the contrary diffraction issues at high F-numbers, the typical print size sharpness is what really matters. A few tutorials on the Internet as well as some answers ...
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What's the easiest way to create passport-sized prints?

I need to print some passport-sized photos for visa applications. They each need to be 35mm x 45mm. Is there an easy way to take a single photo of my face and create a new jpeg file from it that I ...
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What is common practice w.r.t. providing signatures on printed photographs? [duplicate]

I wonder what are common practices these days, in order to provide a certificate of authenticity, however limited, to a printed photograph. Here I have the art-photography world in mind; ...
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Are digital prints from CVS reasonable quality for casual printing needs?

There's a CVS drugstore on my commute, so it would be very convenient to stop in and pick up some prints that I've uploaded earlier. However, CVS is, shall we say, not terribly professionally oriented....
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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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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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Is it legal to resell prints after framing them?

I've recently started a creative photography mounting and framing hobby. I own some really nice physical photograph prints of various people and places that I purchased over the years. These include ...
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What alternatives to glass are there for framing glossy prints?

I ordered photos through an online service. Print is pretty good; the photos are glossy, so I'm wondering if there is any alternative to glass. I think putting glossy photos under glass would make ...
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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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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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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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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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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?