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  1. solrac8126

    solrac8126 TPF Noob!

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    Hello everyone... i just wanted to know the smallest picture size that can be use to print a 4*6 picture.

    I;m Asking this cuz i recently shoot a birthday and i want to post the pictures on a website, but i don't want them to print the pictures, at least not acceptable on IQ.
     
  2. astrostu

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    People usually say 150 ppi is the minimum resolution for decent photos. That's 600x900 px.
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The problem is that 'they' might not know or care about the minimum resolution...they might just copy them and print them anyway...and if they look terrible, they will tell people it's because of you :(

    How about putting a watermark on them?
     
  4. EOS_JD

    EOS_JD TPF Noob!

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    Mike is spot on. A friend of mine took some 600x400 pixel images and created perfectly acceptable 6x4s. I didn't mind here though as I was giving him larger prints anyway but it made me think!

    I don't copyright yet but think I will.
     
  5. djrichie28

    djrichie28 TPF Noob!

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    Totally agree with this. It could make people think you take bad photos.

    This issue was also discussed in a photography class I attended and the instructor told us about photo album software that will easily display all your photos on a website by generating the code automatically for you, and the pictures cannot be copied, therefore, cannot be printed. The instructor said he uses this method to send proofs to clients. check out www.jalbum.net to download the software. It's free.

    I have not tried it personally, but was told it was useful for your exact situation. The albums look really cool too.
     
  6. bhop

    bhop No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I notice you have a flickr link as your sig.. if that's the site you're talking about, you can set it up so that your photos can't be downloaded.
     
  7. ~Stella~

    ~Stella~ TPF Noob!

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    You already do. Assuming you are in the US, you own the copyright simply by creating the art. You need not file anything or mark the images copyrighted, though you certainly can if you so desire.
     
  8. AussieTimmeh

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    Where there is a will, there is a way though. Anyone can take screendumps and crop them down and print them off if they really want to. But in saying that, most people won't bother, so it'll keep most people from doing it.

    I really dislike huge watermarks that really detract from the photo, but if it's your business, you have to stop theft (which is what I would argue it is in a business sense) somehow.

    Timmeh
     
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    MX962 TPF Noob!

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    Exactly I had a customer try to print from walmart off a small res.cd she was pissed how they looked at 8x10 lol she complained to walmart then they looked at them and asked her are those pro proofs she said yes so they swiped them from her she was so mad ha. some people .

    I say stamp PROOF across them semi transparent like and be done with the theives
     
  10. solrac8126

    solrac8126 TPF Noob!

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    mmm i never thought that...

    let me see what i do...
    most of the people also asked me... hey give me your email so you can send me the pictures.... :confused:
     
  11. sabbath999

    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Cannot be copied? Oh my, is he ever mistaken. If anybody cares to test me on this, show me one of your pictures and give me permission to post it here :)
     
  12. solrac8126

    solrac8126 TPF Noob!

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    thanx again...
    I think i'm going with a watermark, hehe i don't know how big, let's see how it works
    :wink:
     

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