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How can I properly store multiple prints up to 60x90 cm at home?

Over time I have various prints from my photos, from 30x40 cm up to 60x90 cm. Mostly chemical prints from online good quality photo labs, but some are fine art prints, so inkjet (I think). They always ...
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Print development temperature?

What is the best way to regulate the temperature of developer and fixer whilst tray developing prints?
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Is there any way to date this photo?

I have this older looking Velox photograph with the numbers "430" typed on the back. The Velox logo in this photo has an Oval shape around the text with the text being in a fancy sort of ...
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How do I decode the stamp on the back of this photograph

FOTO-KOCH E725 FRANKFURT-M. on the back of an old photo. Was photograph taken in Frankfurt or just developed there?
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How to rescue poorly washed RC prints

I'm brand new to making my own prints. I've got a number of prints I've made over the last few days that I don't think I washed properly. After fixing, I put my prints in a 1L tray with water and ...
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Can you run photo prints through a laser printer?

I occasionally get some 4x6 photos printed and send them out as postcards. For things that are always the same, like my return address, I'm considering using a printer to print the common bits on the ...
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I'm trying to approximately date some photos

I have 2 printed photos which I am approximately trying to date. Either year taken or was printed. The code on the back of the first one is Blacks 03702 NNN1A and is slightly smaller than standard ...
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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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How can I save this physical photo?

I've been going through a box of old physical photos trying to scan and save them. This picture has been in a frame for over 2 decades and is now stuck to the broken glass. Is there a recommended way ...
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What's the point of scanning family photos at a higher resolution for later enlargement other than restoration?

I have a question about an answer on Genealogy & Family History Stack Exchange. According to this blog post found at the Library of Congress: You can scan [photos] at a higher resolution [I'm ...
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Is a classic analogue printed film photo CMYK?

The ultimate point I'm trying to solve here is - is there any point in scanning printed photos with a wider gamut than sRGB? I'm assuming such as standard analogue Kodak negative film printed to ...
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What date would this be? 2010 February 12th or 2010 2nd of December? Fiji color Crystal Archive

What is the date on this picture (1129 2010100212 Walgreens)
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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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How to include transparent parts in a print on metal

I am looking at printing some of my images on a metal plate, and I thought it would be nice to include some transparent parts in the image so that the bare metal is showing. Has anyone tried this ...
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What are Cabinet and HV formats?

Computer print dialogs, including the one used by MS Word on Windows 10, include some random predefined paper sizes, apparently intended for photographic prints. Not all of them are part of the PWG ...
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1909 Photo Print Technology

I am wondering about the prints in an album of photographs from 1909. They look as if they were cut out of larger sheets by hand--many are not quite straight edges, and sizes vary. Some are framed in ...
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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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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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Can I find anything out from numbers on the back of old photos?

I have some photos of my grandfather's during WWII and the occupation in Japan (1942-1949???). They are from all different places in Japan and were taken at different times. I wanted to know if there ...
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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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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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How can I decode information on back of printed 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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