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  1. Maxx640

    Maxx640 TPF Noob!

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    Hi,
    I usually only shoot film, but I have shot a digital picture that I would like to print. I would like a 20x30cm print (or around that).
    I need help here.:hail:

    The original picture was shot at 6 M pixels, and it's size is 2816 x 2112.

    I open it in photoshop and go to "Image size"; there I have the readings:

    Pixel dimentions: 17,0M
    Width: 2816 pixels
    Height: 2112 pixels

    Document size
    Width: 99,34 cm
    Height: 74,51 cm
    Resolution: 72 pixels/inch

    Resample image is ticked and under is written: "Bicubic (best for smooth gradients)"

    Do I change anything? If yes, now or later?

    This picture is a B&W print, so I desaturate and play with options until I see what I want on the screen. Then the picture needs a slight rotating to it: I use the tool and then crop off the gray and white little squares.
    I go back to image size and here are the new readings:

    Pixel dimentions: 15,9M
    Width: 2748 pixels
    Height: 2024 pixels

    Document size
    Width: 96,94 cm
    Height: 71,4 cm
    Resolution: 72 pixels/inch

    Resample image is ticked and under is written: "Bicubic (best for smooth gradients)"

    I heard that you need 300 pixels/inch to print. Is that true?

    Now help what do I do? :lol:

    Max
     
  2. Goldeeno

    Goldeeno TPF Noob!

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    When you go to get it printed can you not just get them to blow the image up etc? I never adjust my photos before printing. Providing you havent cropped it, and its a standard size, you should be able to select a number of printed sizes in the shop. Sorry if ive beaten off the track or missed the point. :)
     
  3. The_Traveler

    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    Do your adjusting before resizing.
    Then adjust sizes and sharpen.
     
  4. Maxx640

    Maxx640 TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the tips, I'll try it out and see what happens :mrgreen:
     

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