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

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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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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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