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

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Canon 5D Mark III - Printing at 40 x 30 inches help

I took a photograph and would like to print it at 40x30 inches. I have RAW files - what PPI/resolution should I import this image in? I am slightly confused by it. These images should be crisp! Thank ...
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Will resizing an image result in a good looking print?

I'd like to resize an old image in order to print it for hanging on the wall with a frame. I already researched how to do resizing by itself in using Affinity Photo. I have a 1500x630px image at 96dpi,...
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Printing picture on a canvas [duplicate]

I am trying to print a picture on a canvas, I would like the canvas to be 16x24 in size. I was told that my picture is 75 DPI, is the resolution good enough for the canvas to be nice and clear?
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What PPI I need to set for photos to avoid pixelated, jagged edges on paper?

I want to shoot a few photos using the smartphone. I will receive JPEG files with a pixel density of 72 ppi. I will then move these photos to my computer and convert them from JPEG to TIFF (using GIMP,...
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Printing big prints at home

I prefer to look at my pictures printed rather than on the screen. I mostly print sizes of 60x90cm. I tried different online services. Im paying around 23-38€ (24-40$) for a print of this size plus 5-...
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Printing very large - can I use my photo from my Fuji XT2? [duplicate]

Can I print an image of artwork taken on my Fuji XT2 on fabric 100 x 120 inches, or would I need to have that image scanned at a higher resolution on a flatbed scanner, or photographed by ...
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How to process images to be optimally robust on non-calibrated displays and media?

Getting the most out of an image to be printed on a calibrated printer, or displayed on a calibrated and high quality monitor, has been amply discussed. Such processing also seems a good way to ...
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What's a relatively cheap format for selling my nighttime fine art prints that have a lot of black in them?

Under normal glass they look like a mirror because of how much black is in them. Acrylic is reflective too, and I'd rather have them protected because they're cotton paper, which scratches and scuffs ...
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My lost grey cat looks black in photos, moreso when printed into flyers. How do I make his fur grey

Please help me to get my cat back. All of the calls I have gotten were for 'found' black & white cats. Shamus is VERY LIGHT GREY & white, SO I need to print accurate colour flyers in order to ...
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Photobook printing – does the text get printed differently?

I've printed a few photobooks through various services (AdoramaPix, Blurb, etc.) and am always looking for better quality options. I hear good things about BayPhotos and Milk, in particular their 6-...
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How can I order prints on clear plastic?

I would like to get some photos printed on clear plastic. I am picturing the equivalent of white photo paper, only clear, but I'm open to acetate like a transparency for an overhead projector, or a ...
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Photoshop changing the ppi of an image [duplicate]

I am trying to prepare a few of my images for printing purpose. I have never printed images before, so this is my first time. Most of my pictures are taken by a drone. The resolution says 3000x4000, ...
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What's the right way to make digital representations of prints?

I'm mostly a film-and-paper photographer: I take pictures, process the film and then make prints in the darkroom. The end-product of what I do is very definitely a bit of paper. But I'd like to be ...
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How does “one hour photo” quality compare to ordering prints?

I hope this isn't too broad of a question. Of course one studio vs. another will differ greatly in quality, but if you're ordering from the same place, does 1-hour photo vs. online make a difference? ...
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Do I need to scan prints at higher than 300dpi if I want to make enlargements?

If I have a photo scanned at 300dpi and the dimensions are 4x6, if I need to print to 8x10 or larger from the scan would the print quality be not as good? Should I scan at higher resolution for ...
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Do I have to buy filters to control contrast in multigrade papers?

I am interested in buying one of Ilford multigrade papers, e.g. https://www.ilfordphoto.com/multigrade-fb-classic-glossy-sheets I have old small-format enlarger and I wonder if I could achieve ...
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Printing negative into paper versus Lightroom processing

I want to piggyback the excellent discussion here on the importance of the negatives to the final results. Given a negative, there are two paths I can reach final image: Path A Scan negatives into ...
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Is it possible to tell if 35mm film has been printed?

Is there a way to find out if Kodak 200 Gold canisters have been printed (like Advantix)? Or maybe, they just didn't return the canisters – only negatives?
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How to most accurately print a physical picture?

How could I most accurately print a physical picture, such as a painting I created? I want the colors to be as similar as possible and for even the tiniest micro details to show. Would I use offset ...
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Why did some of my printed photos became red after a few days?

After I printed a photo it became red after a few days. It seems like my photos are loosing their color day by day. But the photo looks good at first. Epson l220 + photo glossy paper.
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Avoiding borders when printing on Canon Pro-10 with matte ink

The Canon Pro 10 uses two types of black ink - the PGI-72PBK for glossy paper and the PGI-72MBK for matte paper types. Unfortunately the driver only uses the matte ink if fine art paper is selected - ...
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What is the advantage of making true black and white gelatin prints rather than color prints, from black and white film?

I recently had a few rolls of black and white film developed. When choosing options for 4-inch prints, I could either opt to have color prints or, for an extra cost, true black and white prints. I ...
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Tactics for judging if a printed image will be bright enough?

I'm struggling a bit with how to judge if a photo will be bright enough when printed, while I'm working on it on my monitor. "Bright enough" of course changes with the ambient or targeted lighting ...
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View at given print size

What is a good way of viewing an image at the same physical scale as a given print size? E.g. say I want to print an image at 40x60cm. How do I (most easily) display the image so that 1cm on my ...
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Are there particular limits to camera phone print size, beyond general rules of thumb?

So at time of writing a number of high end phones are available with 24 or even 40 megapixel cameras on them. Assuming good conditions, (good light, still setting, tripod?!) What would be the largest ...
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How can I print 8x8 photos?

I want to print 8x8 photos & artwork. What kind of printer and what kind of paper do I need? I assume I also need a paper trimmer, but should I use A4 paper? If I use A4 paper, do I need to ...
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How can I print a 3840×2160 pixel image on 4″×6″?

On a family vacation, I took pictures with my Xperia Z4 that gives image sizes of 3840 pixels × 2160 pixels. I would now like to print all photos with image size 102mm × 152mm (4″ × 6″). What do I ...
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Which file format, to print the largest pictures without losing quality?

I'd like to get JPGs from https://old.reddit.com/r/lakeporn/top/, https://old.reddit.com/r/Beachporn/top/, https://old.reddit.com/r/BotanicalPorn/ printed, to hang them on my apartment's walls, in the ...
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Characteristic Curve for Split Toning?

We can see from the data sheet on Ilford Multigrade Paper (link) that the curve gets steeper with increased contrast and tonal range shrinks (as expected). Various techniques seek to maximize tonality,...
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How big can you print a canon 5d iii Image? [duplicate]

I am new into photography as a business, one of my customers have asked if they could get an A2 size print. My question is, will an A2 size print be clear enough from a canon 5d iii image (No Crop).
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What Canon printer profiles apply the least amount of ink?

I am currently working on a photo zine (I plan on producing ~5 of them) that has about 16 pages, which I'm trying to print on my Canon Pro-100. Because it is going to be in book form, I have to print ...
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Watermarking pictures in a sequence before printing them out

I have a job coming up and i want to add a number in a sequence as a watermark on photos before printing them. What i mean, is when i upload them i want to add a sequence of numbers on the actual ...
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2018 - Economical, quality home photo printer recommendations [closed]

So I have a similar question to this one, but it's about 5 years old now: printer recommendations Since printing technology is always developing, consider this the updated question for late 2018. My ...
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Is it possible to do darkroom contact prints from a high-ppi phone or tablet?

Basically just the way it sounds - you put a tablet or a phone displaying (the negative of) your photo on top of a photo paper for a certain duration and then develop the print as if exposed by an ...
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When producing prints in a darkroom, should I aim for the longest possible exposure time?

Recently I was thinking about the fact that getting longer exposure time results in less impact of the initial vibrations (because of turning on/off of the enlarger) on a print. So my idea is to dim ...
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Are there consumer/prosumer-level digital-to-film or digital-to-photo-paper projectors/enlargers?

My source image is a medium-high resolution (say 50MP) digital capture and I'm interested in producing a darkroom print from it, there are industrial machines like the Durst Lambda and other minilabs ...
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How to soft proof an image in LightRoom with CMYK ICC profiles?

I want to print an image from a printing service (Saal Digital) that provides ICC profiles for their different printers, but these ICC profiles are in the CMYK colorspace. Lightroom had the capability ...
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Which online photo printing services in the UK or Netherlands offer archival-quality printing; what technologies do they use?

Having had disappointing results from several online printing services, are there any that offer a premium-quality product? As described in What printing solution will best provide me with high ...
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How can I make silver gelatin prints from an inkjet printer?

How can we print silver gelatin prints from inkjet or deskjet printers? To print 8x10 inch size.
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Do all iterations of Canon's Selphy dedicated photo printer series use the same printing engine?

It seems that all (recent, at least) versions of the Selphy printer series use the same paper/ink consumables. Does this mean that they share the same printer engine, and will produce photographic ...
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What printing solution will best provide me with high quality, archival prints with a consistent workflow?

I want to print photographs that I've taken over the last ten years or so - a few hundred photographs - and put them into albums (mostly) or boxes so they can be looked at easily. Mostly they are ...
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What's the best quality paper to print night photos?

I am shooting numerous different types of long exposures of cityscapes. I want to know what is the best type of paper to print onto? I want to get the deepest blacks.
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How can I troubleshoot vertical bands in photo prints from my Epson printer?

I have an Epson R1900 printer. These bands seem to line up with ridges on the carrier(?!) I don’t know how that could happen, but I have done everything! Numerous head cleanings, head alignment, etc. ...
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Is there a cheap alternative to Hypo fixer?

Help! I am a photo teacher. It is near the end of the year and we just ran out of Hypo with no budget for buying more. Some black and white projects are still due. Is there a cheap alternative that we ...
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How unusual would contact-printing be for a portrait studio's commercial output?

I was looking at some pictures by Mike Disfarmer included in the Time-Life Yearbook 1977/78, and was struck by a note in the accompanying text: There is no retouching [...] Disfarmer's portraits ...
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Frustration from printing in home inkjet printer

Hi there good people! I have a calibrated workflow that starts from shooting and ends to.. web. I decided I'll start with testing my first prints with an Epson XP-442, however the results are ...
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Can I refill a printer's gray tank with a completely different color to increase color gamut?

Setup: Epson 3880 3rd party refillable cartridges Colormunki Photo Just thinking creatively here. Is it possible to replace an ink color in an Epson 3880 with a completely different color in order ...
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How to calculate the max size of an image based on the canvas size?

How to calculate the maximum height or width of an image based on the canvas size or poster card size? example: image size is as below: height: 3648, width: 5472, and poster card size: 150 * 100 (W*...
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Printing digital photos: why do (most it seems) print shops only handle PDF not raster formats like PNG?

I am in Sydney, Australia. My otherwise very helpful local print shop only handles PDF (with limitations as described in this forum posting). I have so far not found any print shops in Sydney that ...
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Before printing: manual vs printer resizing?

For example, for printing a big size image to an A4 page, its better to resize it manually to exact A4 size, or let printer software set it automatically? is there any difference on sharpness, etc?

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