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If you don't want to buy an expensive camera with high resolution, you could stitch a set of images into one large image. Depending on what type of image you want to print this is a reasonable way of making large pictures. If you want to print landscapes or other types of photography that isn't nearby, you could get fairly good results. For close-up shots ...
The only thing in the world that dictates how many pixels are you getting while taking a picture with a digital camera is... The camera. 1) First of all: read the specifications on your camera. If it is a simple camera, or a photo taken with a smart phone, ptobably the mesure is for example 5 Megapixels, 10 Megapixels or something like that. I'm going to ...
Also short answer: there are some tools that will "up-res" an image, effectively creating pixels where none exist to give it a higher resolution than it was shot at. For some uses, this can be effective. For other uses, you'll look at the result and it'll be acceptable, and sometimes, even great. But often, you'll try it and the result will make you think ...
Short answer: Use a camera with higher resolution. At the standard 300 ppi needed to produce high quality prints you need a camera with 5100 x 7200 pixels to produce a 17" x 24" print. Since most higher resolution digital cameras use a 3:2 aspect ratio, you really need 5100 X 7650 pixels. That comes to about 39 Megapixels.
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