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Old 09-19-2004, 09:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've read that a resolution of 225ppi or better is best for printing images. I've had some images printed by printroom.com, but, am confused on how to fix them for printing purposes 'cause the res I use for the 6x9's here on the net obviously is much different than higher res stuff. How do y'all prepare digital images to print 8x12, 8x10, 9x13 etc.

Also, does your touch up or editing differ with larger images. For now all I do with images is resize, adjust levels (maybe), color correction (sometimes), color variations (seldom), and then take a wild stab at using USM. Oh yeah, and a smudge here and there [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] I've done the same on my higher res images but when I get the images back they don't look as they did on the puter? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. In fact, I would love to hear how many of you use USM as I tend to change my approach after every shoot...just can't seem to find what I like best. Thanks,



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Re: Printing Digi Images
Old 09-19-2004, 10:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Most printers output on a lines per inch (lpi) basis.
Good rule of thumb. Double your dpi for each line per inch.
Most printers require 300 dpi in order to output a decent print.
Most printers (lpi) for a high rez image is 150.
So a good 8x10 images will be approx 2400 pixels x 3000 pixels in size.
That's why you want to shoot RAW and not JPG.

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Old 09-19-2004, 10:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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according to mpix and millers, it doesnt matter the dpi...but the actual pixel count.

So I do no cropping of images before upload to lab. Then during the order I use their very acturate cropping tool....works great everytime.
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Old 09-20-2004, 09:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Clint's got it right on output -- it's the number of pixels you send up. The measurement of DPI in PS is only valid when YOU print it.

One other thing to remember -- if there's an imperfection on an image at screen resolution, it's going to be REAL BIG on a 20x30. If this is a large scale print, zoom in a bit and go methodically section-by-section until you cover the entire surface to ensure that you don't have some nasty little imperfection that is going to trash the print.

Best of luck -- and keep your eyes peeled for gunk!

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Old 09-20-2004, 02:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Personally, the few images that I do have as a digital file, I keep them at a minimum of 300 dpi. I start from there and go up. Needless to say, I need lots of RAM on my computer to work with these files.

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