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Questions tagged [prints]

Questions about photos displayed visually on a physical medium.

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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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Are Negatives affected when a lab does color correction?

The lab offered to colour correct my photos when they processed the film. Unfortunately the colour correction was terrible compared to the same shot taken as a backup with an digital camera. The ...
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Trying to have prints match closely to a monitor?

I currently have an inexpensive 4k Seiki tv as a monitor. I recently have sent prints to Costco and the color and brightness are way off. Do I need to buy a photo editing monitor if I want to get the ...
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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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How do I choose a frame for a print?

Putting a print inside a frame is also part of composition, and a photo could be ruined by choosing the wrong frame or matte — yet I've never read any line on how to choose the right frame for a print!...
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Does bumping DPI improve the print quality?

I am about to publish a book and after uplaod the contents, I was notified various errors esp about the images that were less than 300 DPI (115 dpi, 150 dpi, 200 dpi). I was told that they can can ...
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What are the options for mounting 24×34 wedding-portrait prints?

In about four months, I have a wedding shoot coming up. The couple has requested a 24x34 print. I usually order my 20x30’s on a Single & Double Weight Matboard, but I feel like the print itself ...
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Moving Image interesting? [closed]

Do you think we will be able to print moving images soon? Would people buy and use such a camera? I’m working on a new design and technology for a camera. Would be glad to hear your opinions.
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How large can I print an old illustration?

quick question. I've got a bunch of illustrations from the 1400's-1500's, and I would like to know how to figure out how large I can print this on art paper. The purpose is for art prints, they're ...
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Deliver photos taken at charity dinner

I will be the photographer at a photo booth for a charity dinner. People will have their photo taken mostly with other people from their table. But as with most photo booths, random people will also ...
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How to remove a water stain from printed photo?

I have a large color photo poster (75x50) printed on true photographic paper (not an ink print or something). While I was glueing it on an MDF board, sadly a drop of my sweat has dripped onto it, and ...
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Can I blow up my 15-year-old photos to good quality 30″x40″ prints? [duplicate]

I want to blow up some old prints of my children. They were taken 15 years ago on a Nikon camera. I want to blow them up to 30x40" but the photo lab gives me the warning that the resolution is not ...
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Removing finger oil and finger prints from photographic prints

Is there a way I can inexpensively remove finger oils and fingerprints from photographic prints (we're not talking about slides or negatives here) without doing any damage to the photo? Or is a ...
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How does enlargement affect resolution in the digital negative process?

I was wondering recently about the digital negative process and was surprised to see very little on here relating to it. As I understand it, most people use it to create contact prints of monochrome ...
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Best Practice when ordering prints [closed]

I am looking for tips on best practices in regards to ordering prints. I have ordered several orders containing multiple prints and it seems that they are all just a touch soft. Or out of focus. I ...
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How can I retain shadow detail in a Low Key print?

I'm wondering what setting(s) I am messing up that is causing a photo to print all dark areas as solid black. The photo is below. With the print, everything from the eyes up and to the right side ...
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Identify date from code on back of print photo

I am digitizing all of my old family photos and was curious if anyone knew how to interpret this code and figure out the date the photo was taken or printed. Either would be fine: Sample Code #1: ...
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Small thumbnail on top-left corner of photo print (output from TIFF file)

I am using Capture One Pro 10.2 on a 13-inch 2015 MacBook Pro. Recently I output some black and white photos as TIFF files and sent them to my usual lab for printing. (This was, however, my first time ...
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Will my photographer be able to sell me better prints than I can get from the 2400×3600 JPEG files I hav? [duplicate]

I just got my senior pictures back and want to print them professionally. They were shot with a Canon EOS Rebel T5 and specs are 2400 x 3600, 240 dpi. My photographer uploaded them to her website and ...
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What is the legality of selling prints of “private land” in the UK?

I have recently decided to try and sell my photographs as prints in mounts. I have seen on the National Trust website that selling images of their locations is not allowed with out a permit, which is ...
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Is there software that help me pre-visualize photowall collage before I commit to hanging the photos?

I have around 10 8x10, 100 4x6 (few portrait and few landscape) printed photos. I would like to create a photowall using these pictures. However, would like to put these pictures in a tool and want it ...
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How was the cyan cast of C-41 negatives originally removed?

I just developed some C-41 negatives the other day, and previewed them with my phone on negative image mode. All the images have a fairly strong cyan cast. Looking online at other negatives people ...
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Signing photography prints with personal name or business name

I have been reading a lot about how and where to sign photography prints, whether one should, and searching for examples of signed canvas wrapped and metal prints. Should I sign/digitally sign my ...
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How can I avoid a yellowish hue in my darkroom print highlights?

Using Ilford Multigrade Developer on Ilford MG RC Glossy paper, my prints have a yellowish hue in the highlights. I'm very new to darkroom printing, but I was expecting a greyer/whiter color in the ...
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Will I get better prints with film->paper or film->scan->digital print? [closed]

Printed images can be obtained on chemical photo paper (either with a digital illuminator/projector or from a film after enlargment), or from file using printers and modern inks (pigments or dyes). ...
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How can I ensure my clients will get prints from me, without watermarks?

I give my clients their full edited images on CD. How can I ensure that they will print with me and not go elsewhere?
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The “invisible frame” technique used in the Smithsonian Natural History Museum: what is it called?

What is this framing technique called? First, does anyone know what framing technique is used to show the finalists of the Smithsonian Photo Contest, below? This question is more targeted to people ...
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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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What criteria is used to price the photographs from stock photography services? [closed]

I learned that photos are priced using resolution, frequency of usage and sizes. I am not able to figure out how. How do these criteria relate to the price of the picture ? This question is about ...
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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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How do I find resources to date film rolls developed at an unknown time?

I have some film I'm going through, about six banana boxes developed over the last 20 years mainly, getting them all finally scanned. I find that I am getting pretty good at dating the rolls that went ...
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A poster with 300 faces

Here is my problem. I have pictures of 300 people in JPG format that are numbered 1 to 300. In excel, I have 300 names in the same order. Now I must make a poster of 10 columns and 30 rows with each ...
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How to detect or estimate the age of a photo?

So I got this (old?) photo right here (shown below, face hidden) and I want to estimate how old it is, any clues? It already looks noisy and low-quality to be recent, so what can I do to find the age? ...
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Is there a way to fix photos faded by sunlight?

I have a printed photo that was bleached out by the sun. Is there any way I can recover or save it?
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Photo display options, prints, metal, digital display

So far I have been getting my prints done from Costco (~$7.50 for 16x20). These are framed without glass in ikea frames and put up using 3m picture hangers. Typical viewing distance 5+ feet. Moreover ...
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What size to save if we're going to sell our photo?

My question is similar to the original poster's question, except for that I'm trying to understand what size to save a photo in if you're uploading it as a high resolution photo for print. Would you ...
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Can prints be adjusted to better suit lighting conditions?

I've been taking pictures for a couple years now, but have only recently begun to print my work. I have this one print. It looks great on my monitor (color calibrated), and, when I picked it up at ...
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How to order photo albums and prints? [closed]

I am new to photography and I am a bit puzzled on how to order prints or albums.
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Should I sign or print my name on a print?

I am mounting a series of limited edition prints, below the image I have added the no (i.e 1/50) on the left , the title in the middle and my signature on the right. But my signature could not be ...
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What type of pen or pencil can I use to sign a print on satin paper

I am having some prints done of some photographs for an art exhibition, the photos are mounted and framed, and the photo is printed so there is a small visible white border around the print before the ...
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Which print medium has the highest dynamic range?

I am curious as to what dynamic range can be achieved with, let's say, glossy vs. matte paper or other media such as metal or acrylic prints.
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How has the dynamic range of black & white prints changed in the last 70 years?

I've recently been studying black and white photographs to learn how to understand the qualities found in the kinds of photos by Weston, Bullock etc. I've been making a point of looking at prints in ...
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A print shop gives me instructions to convert to sRGB instead an ICC profile, is no soft proofing necessary?

So I've decided to print my first poster. I've calibrated my screen and I've read and watched a bit about colors and how to reproduce them on paper HERE. Many online print shops don't provide ICC ...
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Why did the store crop my images for 4x6 prints?

I've not had photos printed in store for a while, but took some to be developed into a camera shop the other day. My camera is a Canon 100D. I ordered 6x4 prints to go into an album for a birthday ...
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How well does the Sony A7S pixels hold up for printing?

I've decided to get a Sony Alpha and am trying to decide which. At this point I'm leaning towards the A7S (original). I know it does better on video with the way its pixels are setup compared to an ...
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Should 8x10" prints be actually 8x10?

I ordered a bunch of prints from a shop i've been using for a number of years. This time however I ordered a bunch of regular 8x10" prints. When they arrived I put them all in a cello bag and on top ...
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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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Is a Fine Art Baryta print suitable for display in an office with fluorescent lights?

I am considering printing a color photo with prominent blacks and saturated colors to be mounted on a 75x50 panel for display in my office. The office has two large windows on the wall adjacent to the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...