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

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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 can I upscale a low-res image to make it appear higher-res?

I want to enlarge an image to a bigger size. This will cause pixelation. So I want to apply some treatment to it in Photoshop that will suppress some of this pixelation. Of course I cannot generate ...
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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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Issues printing with Canon Pixma Pro 100 - paper size

I've had this printer for years and I've never been able to print anything right. This is so frustrating. I've taken another attempt at figuring it out. After replacing all the inks (even though they ...
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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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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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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 is the difference between halftoning and dithering?

As I understand it, halftoning is the process of taking an image with a given color range (as defined by the colorspace) and blending the colors to form an image with a smaller range of colors. How ...
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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 okay to print from monochrome onto color paper?

I am interested in printing some black and white photos and can't decide on the type of paper to print my photos on. I have struggled to discover comparisons between different photo papers. For ...
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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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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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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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Is it not ideal to save image as PNG for printing?

So the scenario: I want to order a print of one of my images. It is a special image and will be relatively large (a couple of metres) so I want it to be perfect as possible. I have the RAW file, ...
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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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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. The output size should be something around ...
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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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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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What is the stippling effect used in newsprint and comics called, and how can I create it?

I am looking to achieve this dot pattern (stippling) effect in some way, be it analog or post processing. If you can identify this technique and some tips on how to go about it? It has a print look to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to exactly reproduce a pre-rendered image for a dot matrix printer?

I have a problem regarding a home monochrome laser printer, but I figure this question can be generalized to any matrix printer. Suppose I know my home printer's resolution, and I would like to have ...
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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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Is there a printing lab that post prints direct to customer without the invoice?

Is there an online printing service, (like photobox) that I can use to print and ship prints directly to customers so that I don't even handle them. If I use a normal online printing service, they ...
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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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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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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 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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How can I prevent Costco Photo Center from scaling images?

All of my prints from Costco are a little soft compared to when I view the files on my phone or computer. It's especially noticeable around eyes and glasses in portraits. Does anyone have ideas for ...
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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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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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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 photographic printers employ “Printer Steganography”?

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 inkjet printer specifications to look for to produce best quality print [closed]

Im new to printing and all these terms from printer specifications are extremely confusing; dpi, ppi, dpp, amount of colors, droplet size, etc. Why is the maximum dpi on printers decreasing and ...
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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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Epson SureColor P600 printing violet instead of black

The print head on my P600 tests properly, but I get what looks like violet dandruff on the underside of the brim of a black top hat. I saw a question on this site "What is my Epson SureColor P600 ...
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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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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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Why don't Hahnemüle papers trigger out-of-gamut warnings when softproofing in Lightroom (when Canon Matte Stock does)?

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 ...