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Trying to have prints match closely to a monitor?

Other users gave great answers about tuning your computer. However since you mentioned costco, this is a costco specific answer: I've sent many prints to costco and had great luck. However not so ...
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How can I decode information on back of printed photo?

Those appear to be codes from a Fuji Frontier automatic film processing lab machine or one of its older predecessors. Such machines were/are popular at mass retailers who did/do one hour photo ...
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What is the legality of selling prints of "private land" in the UK?

The general position under UK law is that you can take any photos you like if you are on public property - this is how all those long-lens paparazzi are legal. As you note, almost all the UK is owned ...
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How can I save this physical photo?

Before doing anything else, I would suggest making as high a quality and high resolution scan (2400dpi not interpolated) as you can using a flatbed scanner and save the image in an uncompressed file ...
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A print shop gives me instructions to convert to sRGB instead an ICC profile, is no soft proofing necessary?

TLDR: Choose a print shop that provides ICC profiles. Soft proofing is an important step for optimal results. If a shop doesn't share its profiles there are two reasons that come to my mind: lack ...
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Which print medium has the highest dynamic range?

It is really complicated because you need to compare brands and systems with the same reference image. This will be an answer just based on my little experience. Paper In general terms the paper must ...
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Is there a trick to separate an old photo moisture-fused to glass?

Since I do photo restorations I frequently see the results of others efforts of trying to separate the photo from the glass.I personally do not try separating them. I do a high resolution flat bed ...
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How was the cyan cast of C-41 negatives originally removed?

The C-41 negative film process arose from movie film that was marketed just after World War II. Previously, processing color films was a far more arduous task. To simplify, three dyes, cyan (blue-...
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How big can you print a canon 5d iii Image?

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a resolution of 5760 x 3840 pixels, or 22.1 MP. It has a 3:2 (1.5:1) aspect ratio. A2 sized paper is 16.5 x 23.4 inches (420 x 594 mm). It has a 1.414:1 aspect ratio. ...
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What steps should I be taking specifically for print when shooting?

I am basing my answer on this I envision as a book in the end. So my first recommendation is beyond the technical elements you are asking for. 1. Frame a bit wider than the frame you like. A printed ...
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Will I get better prints with film->paper or film->scan->digital print?

Mostly, any answer will be purely subjective. In other words, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. No matter what I say here, some deleterious remarks will be posted. The chemical based photo print ...
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How can I avoid a yellowish hue in my darkroom print highlights?

Photo prints will yellow if improperly washed. We wash prints after the fix bath to completely remove residual chemicals. Try to save these prints by re-fixing and then washing in running water for ...
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Why did the store crop my images for 4x6 prints?

I'm assuming you probably used a compact type camera with an image shape of 4:3 (long side of image is 4/3 longer than short side, which describes a "shape"). But a 6x4 print is the shape 3:2... ...
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How can I make physical prints that can be kept longer without any damage?

...what kind of print do you do so that it can be kept for longer time without any damage? I generally don't worry too much about archival quality or longevity of my prints; I'm cheap and use a dye-...
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How do I choose a frame for a print?

It's purely a matter of opinion, unfortunately. My own suggestion would be that matted prints always look better than simply framed prints, and some more so with a double mat. I typically go with ...
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Trying to have prints match closely to a monitor?

Some high-end, made for visual-arts work monitors ship with pretty decent color profiling from the factory. But if you're looking for a cheaper option, you definitely need a color calibrator. There's ...
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What date would this be? 2010 February 12th or 2010 2nd of December? Fiji color Crystal Archive

When dates are in the form using a trailing year such as 02/12/2010 there is an ambiguity between U.S. usage of month/day/year (Feb 12) and most of the rest of the world which uses day/month/year (Dec ...
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How can I save this physical photo?

This color photograph is comprised of dye (not ink) imbedded in a gelation layer. My advise is to soak this picture, frame, glass, and all in a shallow pan of water. Allow to soak for several hours. ...
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What effects do matte, semi-glossy and glossy paper have on the photo?

Perception is reality. I'd like to state that the emulsions of different surface-type papers are the same. The dynamic ranges of the emulsions are the same. The only difference is the surface texture. ...
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Is there a general formula for image size vs. print size?

The big problem you have here is that your aspect ratio is wrong. A0 (or any other A size paper) has an aspect ratio of 1:sqrt(2) or 1:1.414 or so. Your image has an aspect ratio of 2048/1152 = 1.777. ...
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What is the difference between Canvera and Karizma wedding albums?

Canvera Album Vs Karizma Albums The Quality Difference by means of print: I would rate them as 80% for Canvera and 90% for Karizma however when ...
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Should I preemptively downsize photo resolution for smaller prints?

This answer assumes competence on the part of the photo lab you're using. If you think they're not competent, then use a different photo lab instead, rather than trying to work around their lack of ...
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How was the cyan cast of C-41 negatives originally removed?

How was the cyan cast of C-41 negatives originally removed? By applying color correction filters during the enlarging/printing process. Normally a strong yellow filter and a more moderate magenta ...
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How can I retain shadow detail in a Low Key print?

You can calibrate and profile your monitor all you want (but do be sure to set screen and ambient brightness as well as the color tones to industry standards). You can do printer calibration all you ...
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Deliver photos taken at charity dinner

At my 30th year high school reunion we had a photo booth. That is, an actual booth that people sat in and had four quick photos taken by an automated camera system connected to a laptop that displayed ...
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Trying to have prints match closely to a monitor?

To obtain consistent results, you should calibrate your output devices and use print services for which color-correction profiles are available. Dry Creek Photo provides ICC profiles for many Costco ...
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Photoshop changing the ppi of an image

PPI is unimportant and meaningless in a camera picture (inches of what?). The only thing that matters is the actual size in pixels. The only kind of capture where the PPI matters is a scan, because it ...
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How to rescue poorly washed RC prints

The (RC Polyproline) resin coat prevents water and chemicals from wetting the paper which is wood pulp based. Atop the resin is a coat of gelatin laced with silver salts. Exposure under the enlarger ...
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What size to save if we're going to sell our photo?

Always use the highest (native) resolution on your camera, and after editing keep the photo at its native original resolution. You do not need to, and should not, reduce the resolution simply because ...
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How to detect or estimate the age of a photo?

Clothing, hair, makeup, facial hair, furniture, cars, landmarks, etc... those can all be used to make an educated guess. Although we can't see all of that in this image. Beyond clues in the image ...
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