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

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Is it possible to print a photo so it can be mounted on a globe?

I'd like to transform an image so that it can be mounted on a sphere. I'd like to use an image of a map (see the One Piece world map on the image), but it could be anything. Here is a kind of Family ...
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Can leaving a print in fixer too long cause damage/staining?

This is a question for you oldskool B&W photographers, I'm hoping there's some of you out there ;) I am just getting round to sorting out my darkroom and thought I'd give it a test run now the ...
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How much to charge for a print in an exhibit?

I have the opportunity to share a couple of my photos in an upcoming local photography exhibit. Myself and many of the others participating are non-professional hobbyists. Is there a standard or ...
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What double-sided ink jet paper is best for printing fine-art photo books at home?

I am planning to print my own photo books of my landscape and wildlife photography. I have a Canon PIXMA Pro9500 II pigment inkjet printer, and I have spent an extensive amount of time working with ...
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What resolution would be needed for a billboard advertisement?

Does anyone know the required resolution for a photograph to be used on a billboard? Would the Canon 7D be able to provide a large enough file size to meet the requirements?
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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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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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What is a good material on which to print photo postcards?

I'm looking for a suitable material to print photos and send them as post cards. Is there a special type of paper that could be used to that end? Most photo paper is flimsy, and while it's great for ...
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Why do my photos look bad only when they are printed?

I took a photo from my DSLR, brought it into photoshop, made some fixes, added some text and saved it in a few different formats (TIFF, JPEG). Then I uploaded it to an online photo printer. When I got ...
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Is there a photo print provider I can use to offer a “Buy a print” feature on my own website?

I do host my own photo gallery online and want to share my photos with my community. It should be possible to purchase copies of my photos online. So I asked myself if there is a service provider for ...
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Is there a cheap service which makes brochures or portfolio books for your work?

I wonder is there a cheap service, which makes and prints out your portfolio book or brochures? I found a lot of standard brochure printing services, but nothing portfolio based.
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Where can I buy actual poster prints in the UK (as opposed to poster-sized photographs)?

Does anyone know of a print shop in the UK where I can have proper paper posters made from my photos? Note I'm talking specifically about posters made from paper (exactly like the ones you'd buy ...
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What's it called when two photographs are printed on triangles so you see a different one from different angles?

This is kinda hard to explain, but I've seen it several places before. I'm looking for a special way that two photographs are printed — they're printed so you from each angle can see just one of the ...
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How can I print onto a large, textured surface?

So, I am wondering if anyone out there can help me with an issue. I am looking to print a semi-translucent image in large format onto a large canvas board that has already been painted and textured. ...
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What online services provide on canvas printing?

Can anyone recommend an online provider and/or method of canvas printing of photographs? It doesn't need to be wrapped around gallery style stretched canvas, but just a way to remotely have ...
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How should I use Lightroom for processing for photo lab prints?

I'm a recent Lightroom convert, and I've come to appreciate its built-in workflow for library management and developing. I'm still stymied by printing, however, because I want to use an online lab ...
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How can I keep skin color from coming out too red in prints?

I've noticed lately that subjects with darker skin, especially brown hues, tend to come out with lots of red in prints. When shooting against red or brown backgrounds, this effect is significantly ...
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Is there any system or software that will allow a non-technical user to print pictures simply?

My wife broke her point-and-shoot camera, so we're in the market for a replacement. One of her friends has an older Kodak, and I believe it has a dock that is directly attached to a printer — ...
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What is a cost-effective inkjet paper for good IQ but without archival requirements?

I'm looking for an inkjet paper that is reasonably priced (compared to top-end choices from Epson, Hahnemuhle, etc.), while still allowing me to produce high-quality prints (in terms of color, ...
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How reliable is the paper loading mechanism in Epson R1900?

I have an Epson Stylus Photo 1400, that could print up to A3+, but the paper loading mechanism has been designed by idiots: only one roll placed at the extreme right margin. that means it's good in ...
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What is the difference between Canon's black inks?

My Canon MP560 printer requires one PGI-220BK black cartridge and one CLI-221BK black cartridge (which is a part of a CMYK bunch). What is the difference between the two?
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How do current home photo printers compare to prints from a studio?

I am looking for a printer that can be used at home for printing photos. I am not expecting very high quality prints, but want ones that can last for a couple of years without much color loss. And ...
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Good economy photo printer for 200+ people/night, low operating costs

What sort of printer options do we have to deliver photo prints quickly for low operating costs? We tried to set up our HP Color LaserJet to work for the speed. The image is just not good enough to ...
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How can I get Adobe Lightroom to automatically crop two different 5x7 photos to fit on one 8.5x11 sheet?

When using the standard Lightroom templates for printing I can select the Zoom to Fill option so the photos will get cropped to the appropriate size BUT I can not select 2 different 5x7 photos on the ...
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How do I get a photo of the required 300dpi or for a 24x36" vinyl banner?

When I go into Canon Photo Professional and change the dpi output to 300 or 350, do I also need to go down to resize setting and change those? The vinyl banner will be 48x108 with the photo being ...
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How to produce a huge photograph on a hard surface?

What are ways to get a trouble-free photo-quality image on a large hard surface? It's been a while I am considering selling panoramas between 6 and 12 feet wide on Neoluminance but I have been ...
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Should I adjust a print knowing that it will be hung in a fairly dark place?

I am about to have a digital image printed to be mounted and framed and hung in a fairly dark hallway that has very little natural light and only one light bulb. Should I prepare the print in ...
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How can I self-publish a photography book?

I took thousands of photos for a book I want to publish. I am a graphic designer, so creating the layout of the book, pages, covers, etc is not a problem. I know how to process my images for print. ...
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How should one sharpen differently depending on the target usage for a photo?

In an answer to another question, a statement is made: Sharpening is the only (? I can't think of any others ?) edit which needs to be done differently depending on the target medium. E.g. ...
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What is metallic paper?

I am having a black and white digital landscape photo printed to frame and hang on the wall and one of the options on offer is 'metallic paper'. What is it and would it be appropriate in this instance?...
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Alternative media for printing photos

The standard way to print photos is on paper, but I'm noticing in particular two alternatives that are starting to make a bit push, namely Metal and Canvas. So, my question is, why would I want to ...
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Is there any post processing required for printing images?

What kind of post processing, if any, would you suggest when printing images (besides cropping to the printing aspect ratio)? Would the post processing change depending on where the print is made (...
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Are any generic/off-brand ink cartridges a good deal in terms of cost and quality?

One of the big costs of ink-jet printing at home is the ink. A quick visit to google shows that there are plenty of companies out there willing to sell ink cartridges and refills for the major ...
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Photoshop: Preview image with paper white?

In the print dialog in Photoshop, there is an option for showing a simulated paper white in the little print preview. Can I get the same preview effect in the fullsize regular workspace?
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Prints: Pro labs vs. supermarkets - what's the difference?

While there was a good discussion of using a lab vs. a personal printer, I'm curious what folks see as the advantages to using a pro photo lab as compared to the local drugstore or supermarket. Why ...
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What are the ways to print my 10-bit per color files?

Before I make a significant investment in hardware to get to 10-bit per color (10bpc) nirvana I want to make sure I understand the complete path from shutter release to enjoying my prints. I feel like ...
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What is the best technology for large, permanent digital printing?

Few questions: What is the best printer/plotter for printing large format images (best means best visual quality) What material and inkjet is the most permanent? I'm thinking of printing images and ...
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What's a good automatic way to resize square images for online printing

I have a bunch of photos I want to print at the local costco. Many of them are not the standard 4x6, 5x7 aspect ratio. When I try to print them from the costco website, it insists on cropping the ...
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Where can I find good test image(s) to send to a print lab?

I am looking for a good test image to send to a print lab, to test my system's color calibration. I'll be sending my own photos too, of course, but I would also like to include one or two test images ...
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How to make my digital photo prints to stand in the face of time?

I'd like to print my photos, but I'd also like to see prints' colours stand time. What good options do I have? I've considered the following: Inkjet printers with good inks. For example: the Epson ...
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How well do dye-sublimation printers perform with black & white pictures?

Most of the dye-sublimation cassettes have CMYO (= cyan, magenta, yellow, overlay) panels. Are there any cassettes designed specifically for black & white pictures? For example (and as jrista ...
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What adjustments do photo labs apply to a digital image when printing it?

What adjustments do high-street photo labs make to a digital image when printing it? I recently took some wedding photos which I adjusted in lightroom mainly using the histogram as a guide to ...
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Where can I have lenticular images created?

It might be me using the wrong term for what I have in mind, but I cannot find how and where I can have lenticular images developed. I mean those things that display two (or more) different images ...
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Printing rotated pictures

this may sound as a very stupid question so please don't laugh at me. My old digital camera (Nikon Coolpix s6) was recording the EXIF orientation tag in the JPEG file, so my picture viewer software ...
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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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Is there a good way to physically clean prints if they get gunk on them?

Cry for Help I have just mounted a large (24" x 16") print onto mounting board using a spray adhesive. This is for an exhibition in 3 days' time. Some of the adhesive got on the front of ...
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Alternative photosensitive materials

Apart from film and photographic paper, what are the most interesting photosensitive materials on to which photographic images can be successfully exposed? For example, the artists Heather Ackroyd ...
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What DPI should I resize my image to for best printing quality?

And my apologies if this sounds a bit too basic but I can't get my head around this. I have a digital image I took with my camera. 4000x3000 pixels, and GIMP claims that its resolution is 72x72 DPI. ...
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Does EzPrints.com Terms of Use try to grab my copyrights?

I generally don't like legal questions, however in this case my choice is either to accept an agreement or move on to a different print service, and I'll gladly do the latter if necessary. I was ...
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Over-saturated prints from Lighroom 3?

I have been doing most of my printing from Photoshop lately, as I've been fine-tuning levels and using advanced sharpening techniques to eek the most out of my prints. I started working with Lightroom ...

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