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Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by StreetShark, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. StreetShark

    StreetShark TPF Noob!

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    My friend claims with todays technology we can only print up to 2 MP (at any dpi). He knows noting about photography and is saying this because a teacher (who also knows little about photography) told him so. Is this true?
     
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    ask your friend what his teacher meant by that.....if you print a 2MP pic on a 8x10 and a 10MP pic on a 8x10.....look at both from an arm's lenght away......i'm sure you can tell the difference
     
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    2mp will print a nice 6x4 and a not so great 10x8 and probably a terrible 20x16.

    A 10mp image will print even a wonderful 30x20 and larger!!

    I say your friend's teacher doesn't know what he's talking about.
     
  5. fmw

    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    As others have intimated, your friend is correct for prints of some sizes and wrong for prints of other sizes. The print size is what would affect the quality of a print from images of varying resolutions.
     

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