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  1. julie32

    julie32 TPF Noob!

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    hey guys

    can I print larger than 11X14 with a canon 20d 8.2 mp and still get wonderful quality images?

    thanks.
     
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    Absolutely !!
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    For sure.

    Of course, you can print as large as you want (even a bill board)...it's just up to you as to the level of quality that is acceptable. Viewing distance should also be a consideration (bill boards look terrible from one foot away ;))
     
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    LOL, thank you!
     
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    Get a photo you like printed at a size you want to try, and see if you like it. If you like it, print more. If not, try a smaller size. A little expense, but the only sure-fire way of knowing. (Actually, the whole process will probably only set you back $40US or so...)
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Or even better resize the photo to the size you want and then crop a 15x15cm section out and print that if you want to get an idea of what resolution you'll be dealing with.
     
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    I do 16" x 20" all the time. Customers love'em for Dad's office wall.
     
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    I did an 18x24 at the cheap staples printing (laminated and mounted on a board) and it looks great when it's hanging on the wall.
     
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    Garbz, I don't know if that would give you the full effect. With a crop, you are more inclined to get up close and notice any imperfections. However, with a large print of the full image, you are more likely to step back and view the picture as intended.
     

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