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Print images on photo paper ?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by japus, Dec 1, 2013.

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  1. japus

    japus Thread Starter

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    I'm taking photo's with a resolution of 220.
    Reducing these to 72 for internet use, all working great.
    If I want to have some of the photo's printed, will the 220 resolution give me a better quality print
    or does it matter ?
    Thanks
     
  2. etaf

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    300 is the normal default
    for high quality print images
     
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    You are reducing the resolution in a copy of these images right?
     
  4. japus

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    Does that mean I should increase my camera's resolution to 300, then down size for online pics. ?
    I'm thinking image will deteriorate if I up it to 300 through an editor.
     
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    Always take the pictures at a HIGH resolution, that way you can change the resolution to a LOWER setting, but not a higher in a COPY of the original.
    The same goes with a scanner, scan at HIGH resolution, I used 800-1200 on my scanner.
     
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    OKAY great
    Thanks to both of you
     
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    Like DaveA, I always take pics at the Highest Res my camera has .. (Memory is Cheap Nowadays)
    And always try to NOT Zoom in too far.

    Then I have enough (picture area) to allow me to Resize the picture for the different sizes of Photo Paper ..
    And also digitally Zoom In (Crop/Reframe) and still have more than enough pixels left over for a high Quality print.
    I think it's a common mistake when people try to zoom in too far, Then there's not enough Picture for editing.
    I really hate to run out of Picture or Pixels
     
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