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

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What is a safe, reliable site to make a calendar without losing control of photos or privacy issues? [closed]

I would like to make a calendar for my mom using photos of her grandchildren. I was planning to use Shutterfly until it came to my attention that that site retains copies of your photos on an "...
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Color management (via ColorMunki and Filex lamp), but monitor is bluer than prints

I’m trying to implement monitor/print color management, but it’s not quite working. In short, to get a monitor-to-print match with a D50 white point for my monitor, I need to use a 6500K (vs. 5000K) ...
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How is photography done for output to high-quality spot color presses?

High-quality printing processes are capable of generating a much greater dynamic range in color, saturation, specularity and other characteristics than is possible for a camera to capture. For ...
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How to avoid glare problems with insert-your-photo portfolio books?

Right now I am using the Itoya Art Profolio Expo 8.5X11 ("XP-12-8") and have my prints (Kodak Endura Lustre) and tear sheets sitting loose inside. The good thing is that the tear sheets are safe (I ...
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Why are my enlarged darkroom prints out of focus on edges?

I have a small darkroom where I've just started making B&W prints from 4x5 negatives. Even when the negative is very in focus from edge to edge, and scans nicely, when I print 8x10 with my ...
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How can I get an image image printed so it retains the detail I see zooming in on screen?

If I take a photo in raw, edit it a little in Lightroom, then upload it to flickr, when I click on the photo in flickr to open it then click on it again to enlarge it, there seems to be quite a lot of ...
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Why are yellow lines appearing on prints from my Epson SureColor P600?

Recently for no reason, there are yellow lines across my print from my Epson SureColor P600. I cleaned the heads and the problem is still there. I use Epson ink cartridges, not bootlegs. What is ...
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Why do prints (and print preview) from my Brother printer look like etching?

Trying to print b/w photo on my Brother MFC-J870W printer. My Windows Vista x64 defaults to the Windows Photo Gallery software to print. This has never been a problem before! I tried printing from ...
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Compress colour gamut using output profiles?

I'm trying to discover whether a 'trick' I found is a reliable method for dealing with out-of-gamut when soft-proofing. Down to the 4th picture is just background info of what I'd tried unsuccessfully ...
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Hardware options for canvas printer calibration

I am looking for hardware for calibration of canvas prints. There are many solutions for monitors (as Datacolor Spyder, X-Rite i1 Display Pro, X-Rite ColorMunki) and paper printers (as Datacolor ...
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Old Film developement [duplicate]

For the Person that had film processed after 20 years. Where did you get the special processing done? Also I have some undeveloped close to 20 years old and need to know the best place to get it ...
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Why is my Epson SureColor P600 suddenly printing weird cyan colors?

This printer has been really good so far. Suddenly it started to print weird cyan colors. I did some nozzle check and head cleaning with no progress. Did anyone experience that? When I did the nozzle ...
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How do gamut warnings in LR soft proofing help?

While softproofing, there's a small option to the top right of the histogram that shows what colors are out of the gamut that the printer can print. So, what if a chunk of the image is shown under ...
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How can I prevent photos losing vibrancy when printed?

I take a number of landscape photos which I then do quite a bit of post production work with in photoshop elements 9. When I take them to my local photographic shop (I am not talking Boots etc) and ...
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How different is making changes in soft proofing from print adjustments in LR?

In LR, see there are two ways to edit pictures intended for print. One is print adjustments in the Print section where you could change the brightness and contrast. The other is by making changes ...
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If I take a photo of a light outside the visible spectrum, what will it look like after print?

As i was reading this article, there was a section that drove my attention to it: The spectrum of colors visible to insects is a little higher in frequency than what we humans can see. The lowest ...
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Darkroom 8x10 prints aren't as sharp as 4x5 negatives

I have a small darkroom where I've just started making B&W prints from 4x5 negatives. Even when the negative is very in focus, and scans nicely, when I print 8x10 with my enlarger the details aren'...
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Should I have my lab color correct my images?

The labs that I deal with to get my images printed offer the option to color correct my images prior to printing. One example of what they do is: Per file color correction is available. We color ...
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What Lightroom settings should I use to export photo collages for printing?

I have several collages composed in Lightroom, and would like to print them at 21x15. Can you please recommend appropriate Lightroom settings for exporting them? I would like to avoid any crop or ...
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Is it best to convert images to a CMYK profile if the printer is using CMYK profile and you know the profile that will be used for printing

Is it best to convert image to CMYK profile if printer has specified that they will print using a CMYK profile and they tell you what one that is. I've read conflicting reports about whether you ...
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Why do my prints turn black when developing with tetenal developer? [closed]

Why do my prints turn black as soon as I put them in tetenal developer? I have followed insructions with the developer, but the prints still turn black.
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How to calibrate image darkness (blacks and shadows) between Lightroom and printers?

I sent some images to a printer's to print for card creation, but they have all come out too dark — more blacks and shadows then when I view the image on my screen. I use Adobe Lightroom on a PC. I ...
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Epson P800 printing on Exhibition Fiber paper

Anyone have experience printing on Epson Exhibition Fiber paper with the Epson SC P800? When I use Epson's recommended printing configuration (or several variations), small white spots appear in ...
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Why is my RGB to CMYK conversion causing a “dull” print?

My black & white photobook looks quite dull out of print. I think I am misunderstanding RGB → CMYK conversion. The process for me was RAW to TIFF to Scribus (open source publishing tool) to ...
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What is the “right workflow” to correctly print with color profiles?

I'm a little bit confused about color management. Suppose I have an image in Photoshop with embedded color profile sRgb (or Adobe Rgb). Then, I have my printer Epson with default color profile "...
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Create ICC profile - how many color samples?

I recently did some sample prints with my new photo printer and some photo paper. I didn't like the results, apparently I need to calibrate it. I haven't been able to find any ICC profiles for that ...
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My prints have a psychedelic mottled surface — did I make a mistake in developing?

my prints have a hazy psychedelic mottled surface. Someone told me it is because I have them in the developer for only a few seconds and they need to be in for 30 seconds, but then they would get too ...
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Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II Printed Images Too Warm

I have a Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II photo printer which I use to print photos on Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II. I am having some trouble getting printed photos to match the previews I am seeing on ...
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Is there Linux software to automatically sharpen appropriately for a given print size?

I'm living almost exclusively in Linux these days, working towards making the transition from Lightroom to Darktable. One of the applications from my Windows days that I used (and really like) is ...
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Photoshop and mac not printing correct size?

Probably a silly question but any help appreciated. Trying to print from photoshop CC on MacBook to Epson 9600. Images printing smaller than expected. For example, I've just tried to print a 6x8" ...
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How to print a square photo on standard paper?

I have a picture frame which is square but I don't understand how to print a cropped (square) photo out, say on A4 paper, so that I can cut away the excess, leaving a perfectly sized photo for my ...
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Are unencrypted online printing services safe to upload images to?

I am a UK-based photographer looking for a pro-quality online printing service. I have looked into dscolourlabs, proam imaging, and metro imaging, all of which appear to be quite popular and have been ...
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How to Change the Bulb on an Omega Enlarger?

Alright, recently bought an Omega C700 enlarger, and when I turn it on, nothing happens - so I'm assuming the bulb's dead. The issue is, I have no idea how to change it. It looks like you unscrew the ...
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Do photography labs use RGB or CMYK for photo print processing?

When you send photographs from your camera to the photo-lab to get some prints, it is OK to send them as JPEG files with the RGB color system that the camera assigns to them by default. When you send ...
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What is the best online printing site for users in France? [closed]

So basically this is the same as What is the best site for ordering prints online but just for France. I want to print a few photos (3 or 5) which I consider my best ones. I am most of all looking ...
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How can I print a set of images from different folders in Lightroom?

Is it possible to create a set of prints from different folders? I have tried but when I enter another folder the images from the previous folder disappear from the layout.
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How to calculate average color for some part of picture

I was looking for this answer here but didn't got exactly what I was looking for. Bit of context: I'm making some test printing forms, I want to see how colors are mixing when printed on Risograph. ...
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Are canvas prints lower resolution than poster prints?

I'd like to get some high-res photos printed (on 18x24 and 30x40), but from the photos I've seen of the end result, they seem lower resolution than printing on poster paper. Is this true or is it just ...
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How can I make physical prints that can be kept longer without any damage?

I never used to print the photos that I take. I used to upload all my public work to Flickr and all my personal work to Google Photos. Albums for me were always software albums created on Flickr/...
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How can I get multiple different images on one page in Lightroom's custom print layouts?

In the print section of Lightroom, it's possible to create your own photo packages or sheets with for example, three images on a single page. I love this feature but have always had one problem that I'...
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What is a light but elegant frame for my photos?

I tried to search but it seems this question has not been asked before. So people who shoot photos generally prefer to frame at least some of their shots. So what kind of frame is good, elegant but ...
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Image resoluting and ppi for a given printing format [closed]

I am thinking about buying the following photography and printing it at a decent printing service in my city. I want to print it at 300dpi on 60x40cm (24x16") format or perhaps even on 90x60cm (...
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Metallic Satin Paper vs Other Types (Gloss, Matte, Lustre)

Context I am asking this question because I am looking for a detailed explanation of Metallic Satin paper. I did find this question "What is metallic paper?" but I find its really lacking the ...
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Is there a Safelight rgb or hex frequency?

My wife is a Black and White film photographer. I was wondering if there is a color code that I could use as a basis for a helper app?
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Help with making a large print - 60 x 36 - will my photo work? [duplicate]

I would like to make a very large print of a photo I have taken, of about 60 inches wide, and about 36 inches high (though the actual aspect ratio of the cropped file would imply a 34 in height). The ...
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Are colors and size encoded in a digital image?

I have professional pics taken and provided by photographer on CD to be printed at my discretion. Some of my pics get cropped and the colors are way off. Are the colors and printable image type / size ...
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Should I preemptively downsize photo resolution for smaller prints?

I was thinking about how many websites (eg. Facebook) have a bad reputation for lossy downsizing of images, and began to wonder if this goes for printing as well. Would it be better to send in a ...
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Is there an hack that could allow me to print with only Cyan using my RGB printer?

I have no CYMK printers but i do have RGB ones, in addition I have a ColorMunki Photo for calibration. I'm experimenting some Cyanographic photo processing, for my purposes that is what I want to ...
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What are the differences between photographic, fine art, velvet, cotton textured, and German Etching paper?

The shop that prints out photographs in my city offers these different options. I don't really know what option to choose. I just want to print out some colour or monochrome photo's as boxed canvases ...
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What kind of camera and developing/printing process may Charles Jones have used?

Charles Jones was a gardener and photographer who lived from 1866-1959. His photographs of garden produce and flowers were found at an auction in 1981 and have since been acclaimed long after his ...