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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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Is there a general formula for image size vs. print size?

What size images do I need for common print sizes, such as wallet size, 8x10, and 16x20? Is there a general formula? How could that size change if, for example, a 16x20 was printed on canvas rather ...
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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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Can photographs survive freezing temperatures?

So we have some old family photos. These photos date 40-10 years old... some maybe newer. A family member of mine stored these photos in the garage for a year. This is in Toronto, Canada, so ...
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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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Which paper has to be used to print a photo, which is low contrast and mostly grey?

I have been asked a print of this photo (60x40 cm). Picture being very low contrast, I do not know what kind of physical medium to have it printed. The printing will be hung on a wall of a living room ...
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How can photos printed on foamcore be prevented from warping?

I've seen lots of photos printed on foamboard getting warped - looks like the side where the printing is done contracts (and the opposite side does not) and so the print becomes slightly U-shaped ...
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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 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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What size should I print at for gallery shows?

So, let's assume I have taken some great shots, and secured a gallery presentation. I have shots of extremely varying aspect ratios, and many themes. Now I have to order prints. What size should I ...
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What are the downsides to framing without glass over the print?

I hate seeing the reflections of bright lights on my framed prints. (Actually, anybody's prints!) I'm about to frame this season's work for the gallery and I'm considering leaving off the glass. I can ...
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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 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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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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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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How do I generate high quality prints with an ink jet printer?

Creating high-quality photo prints using an ink jet printer is no trivial matter. Depending on the tonal range and color depth desired and the expected viewing platform, how you approach printing may ...
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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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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 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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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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Is there a trick to separate an old photo moisture-fused to glass?

We have lived in some moist environments and a favorite photo, while it otherwise looks good, has large parts of it that appear to have bonded to the glass of its frame. Presumably this is due to ...
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What's the easiest way to create passport-sized prints?

I need to print some passport-sized photos for visa applications. They each need to be 35mm x 45mm. Is there an easy way to take a single photo of my face and create a new jpeg file from it that I ...
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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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How can I glue photos back to back to a card, then laminate?

I want to print two photographs, then glue them back to back, and laminate the result. what glue should I use? Is 3M Spray Mount spray suitable?
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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 to calculate viewing distance for a print size?

I'm working on a photomontage (35mm landscape). The client is asking for what size they should print it at and what is the viewing distance. I'm planning to print the final image on either A1 or A2 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Can I Watermark An Image With Its Filename and Copy name when exporting from Lightroom?

I'd like to send a variety of versions of the same image to a lab to look at differences in stock, contrast and sharpening. I know I'll be able to tell the difference in stock by the information on ...
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What is the difference between Canvera and Karizma wedding albums?

What are the significant differences between Canvera and Karizma wedding albums?
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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 is the largest possible print size with 35mm film?

What is the largest possible size I can enlarge to with 35mm film?
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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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Do photographic printers employ "Printer Steganography"?

Nowadays, many printers implement printer steganography, a technique used to mark the print with tiny "yellow dots". I want to know if any printers used to print photographs also employ this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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.