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

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How to scan photos properly?

I am thinking about digitalization of my photos in case something bad happens to them. Photos are 15 cm long and 10 cm wide. I will do it with my HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 4535 scanner. I want to have ...
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Is this a reasonable answer to a complaint that my enlargements were not super sharp?

I felt that my 8x10 enlargements were not as sharp as I would have hoped. My original images are super sharp and I asked the printer whether it was because of the finish that I had picked or something ...
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Why are source colors out-of-gamut in generated custom ICC printer profile?

Thank you for your potential interest, I hope someone can please help me. Apologies in advance for the long post. TL;DR : why are source colors that are known to be printable excluded from the ...
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Help identifying enlarger

I walked past this incomplete negative enlarger [see images below] at a yard sale, and I impulsively picked it up for next to nothing. I would appreciate if anyone could help identify the model, and ...
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Downsides to using test strips from different packages of photo paper?

Sometimes, after using the last full sheet of photo paper in a package, I'm left with a number of extra test strips. Is there any problem with gauging exposure with paper from a different package of ...
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Printing code 49 on back of old photos

I am trying to date 2 old b&w family photos I found. Both have the number 49 on the back. I've been unable to find any information online. My guess is that both photos were taken in the late 40's ...
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How does using a neutral tone developer affect warmtone paper?

If you're using a developer that produces neutral tones with paper specifically labeled as Warm Tone paper, does it not produce a warm tone with that paper, or must you use a warm tone developer?
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How do I ensure that the colours printed more closely align with Relative Intent in Lightroom?

I am in the process of preparing photos for a photobook to be printed with a volume commercial printer (zno.com). I have calibrated my screen, and have received ICC profiles for my printer, and am ...
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Why is CMYK more efficient/beneficial than RGB for performing printing operation on white paper?

We know that CMYK is subtractive color model and RGB is additive color model.If we make 3D( R: x-axis, G: y-axis, B: z-axis) cube for RGB it starts with darkness (black) and we gradually add light; an ...
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How to choose a white border for prints?

I will print some images on an aluminum plate. I saw prints on aluminum absolutely without a white border and with white borders with widths until 12 cm. The size will be around 90x60. Are there any ...
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Adapt to uncalibrated printer

Print centers in my city provide bad quality of photos. I have a printer calibrator. I would like to adapt my photos to uncalibrated printer in print center. I feel process is as this: print color ...
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How do I prevent my photos being stolen by the print shop?

After I got interested in photography over the period of lockdown, I have decided to print my photographs. What things should I keep in mind before going? Also, what measures should I take so that my ...
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Where may I find this camera test image?

So I wanted to compare the cameras of two phones that look like good contenders to be purchased as the daily driver.. I went over to GSMArena and found an interesting test for these cameras- I found ...
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1920s Photography 35mm Printing

I am researching for a historical fiction novel. Background is 1921, United States. Using an American Tourist Multiple camera.American Tourist I am trying to figure out making prints, what type of ...
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Does colour mixing work with other sets of three colours?

Fellow photographers and I were discussing how to create a positive colour image by overlaying three film BW negatives/positives that were shot using the trichrome process, using three colour filters ...
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How can I compare histograms between a digital image and it’s print

I want to compare color histograms between a digital photo and its physically printed in cloth (like a T-shirt) version. The process is simple: Printing a digital image (with good resolution) in a T-...
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What setting in Lightroom export can affect resolution when printing

I have this picture I took with my Fuji X-T1 in JPEG Fine. I wanted to print it for a relatively big frame in black and white, so I converted it to B&W in Lightroom, exported it and sent it to a ...
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In what dimensions can I print a photo shot on Canon EOS 2000D

In what dimensions can I print a photo shot on Canon EOS 2000D at full resolution and save the photo as JPEG in a 3:2 aspect ratio? Let's assume I want to print it with 600 dpi.
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What does it mean when a scanner or printer has asymmetric resolution (e.g., 600 x 1200)?

What does it mean when a scanner or printer has asymmetric resolution (e.g., 600 x 1200)? If you print/scan something that is quadratic, would you get different quality if you rotated it 90 °? Isn't ...
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Calculate white border size before printing

I'm currently looking to print an A1 size of one of my photographs from Snapfish or similar, but I want to print it with a white border, so that when it is framed, the picture has a visible white ...
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Printing on paper from digital scan version versus from negative

My black and white negatives have been destroyed by mistake at the Lab, fortunately I managed to save the digitized version. I need to print some of the pictures. Is it possible to achieve the same ...
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How to use L-308 or L-758 in a dark room to get the exposure time of the printed photos?

I have a sekonic L-308B and a L-758C . Can I get the exposure time ? How Thanks
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Maximum useful resolution for scanning 35mm film

I have no particular project in mind so I'm just asking in order to have a better understanding: Let's say I'm an artist shooting pictures with a 35mm camera and my point would be to make really big ...
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What is needed in order to produce good quality photographic wallpaper for a smallish room?

I am not a regular photographer. I'm interested in the idea of having a photographic harbour scene as wallpaper on my study wall. It may or may not be required fill the whole wall: I've given ...
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How to avoid clogging / drying out of an inkjet printer if it is not used over a longer period of time?

I am planning to purchase an inkjet printer: either an a Canon imagePrograf Pro-1000 or an Epson SureColor SC-P900. During the first few weeks I will have some printing jobs. But then the printer will ...
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How do you print a 4 x6 photo keeping full frame from a cell phone image?

I want to print the exact image taken from my cell phone. I know the aspect ratio is different on a cell phone then it is on a standard digital camera. Is there an app that will print my cell phone ...
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Is there way to print 1:1 image on Canon Selphy CP820?

I have Canon Selphy CP820 (model not matter actually) and want to print image without any scaling and cropping. Original paper is proprietary 148x100mm. It prints at 300dpi. But when I trying to print ...
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Why does HP DeskJet 2620 add borders when printing 4x6 photos?

I have colour printer, Glossy 4*6 Inch paper and requirement where I need to give 2*2 inch photos I decided to give it a go and print 6 2*2 inch photo's on a one 4*6 inch glossy paper What I did to ...
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What was the consumer photo printing process in the 80s and 90s?

How did machines in the 80s and 90s print from a roll of developed negatives fed into it? What makes those legacy machines different from a roll of negatives fed into today's machine for printing?
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Printing a JPG as a gift [duplicate]

I want to print a picture for my dad, who loves history, as a gift. I'm worried the file is kinda low quality, but I'm not sure. It's 720x900 and 255 kB. Now, to keep the ratio can I just transpose ...
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What steps should I be taking specifically for print when shooting?

Like the title says, I have a project in mind that I envision as a book in the end. I'm using a Z6 with a variety of lenses, from the kit lens to a few F-mount prime lenses (I'll have to use the FTZ ...
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Printing negatives: from scans or direct?

Is there a fundamental difference between legacy printers that print from negatives, versus trendy-film shops that print from scans? I'm just surprised that my printed 35mm film photos aren't ...
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How to develop large dark room prints?

I want to make some large dark room prints (40x50 or larger). However the dark room I have access to, does not have room for 40x50 trays. So before I go and make a whole bunch of mistakes, working ...
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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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