Print Sizes

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  1. nutsngum

    nutsngum TPF Noob!

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    I'm using a Rebel XTi on the highest jpg quality setting, just wondering - how big can you blow up an actual photo print without it being pixely? I'm assuming it varies depending on the picture but any guidance would be nice. Thanks!
     
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    Not exactly sure, but I would think pretty big. I have a 3.1 megapixel and I can blow it up to 8x10 with sharp quality. If you have a sharp image, you could probably make it quite big. You've got 10.1 megapixels!
     
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    another question about aspect ratios, how does the print change when you print 4x6 up to something like 16x20 or 20x24, does it cut off on the sides?
     
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    You can easily make large prints like 16x20 or 20x24. There are several factors that will improve the chances of getting a good enlargement...a good lens, for example. Of course, simple things like a fast enough shutter speed or the use of a tripod will help.

    The camera shoots in a 2:3 aspect ratio...which means that a 4x6 print is the perfect ratio. If you print a 5x7, 8x10 16x20 or 20x24 etc...then you will need to do some cropping. I wouldn't recommend leaving this up to the lab...if you are ordering a print, you should crop it to that ratio yourself first.
     
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    Sometimes you can get larger prints in a 2:3 aspect ratio depending on where you go. I know www.mpix.com does 8x12's
     
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    make sure your resolution is set to 300 for prints at least that is what I use
     

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