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The photo was taken in 1946. A friend stiil had an original and her grandson has sent it to me in .psd format. I need to get the photo printed by a company who can use .psd files and create a photo about 54 inches by 24
Inches. The type of whole school photo which used to be common! And i would frame it too! I do not know if there are any companies i could visit in London and they cuold transfer the photo from my iPad and do what i have described. You can guess my age as the photo was my Grammar School in Liverpool!

I would wrlcome any advice!
 

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If it will upload here ..
We can work on it or convert it to another format.
I don't know what the file size limits are here at TSG ???

But ... You can't enlarge a photo and increase the resolution accordingly.

Basically, the rule is ..
A picture 10x bigger will look the same when viewed 10x father away...
Sounds like this is what your wanting
 
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He sent it with Transfer Wise and it would not download on the iPad, so I was mistaken! I have downloaded it on my Toyota Kira Notebook and it is 366mb and in properties it says it will open with Adobe Photoshop Elements. Should I send it and will it open? Thanks for your input!
 

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Try to upload it ... It will open for those of us with Photoshop
 

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At a 54" wide it will only be 14" Tall with a dpi of ~28.
It can be upsized but this wont help the poor resolution (dots per inch)
The Dpi can be increased to eliminate visual pixelation but this won't help the resolution (detail)
At 54" wide .... is this to be viewed at a distance ????
 

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I want a photograph that can be framed and it will then go on my bedroom wall. It is a photo that I would look at and try to remember students names! It would not be viewed at a distance. Forgive me for giving those measurements! I was not thinking straight! My jpg copy done by Snappy Snaps is 24 inches wide but only 6 inches in height and just does not look right although the image is clear. I am posting here in the hope I can get a photo that will look OK on the wall. I am unfamiliar with what kind of company woud do this work in London. Thanks for the help!
 

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The height/width ratio should not be changed.
Your 24"x6" only has 72dpi ... That is very poor resolution.

with some work ... we might be able to split it into several rows
Like maybe two rows at 24x12 .... then each pic would be twice as large.
At this point ... The pics will start looking half as good.
There's no extra detail to work with.
 

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I am willing to go along with whatever is best. the chap who sent it to me said he was doing it in .psd because that worked in Photoshop and then the Photo could be converted to a .tif file.

You can see I am out of my depth! i just want the photo to frame as a very precious memory. Noyb how would I get the work done? I certainly haven't a clue about any of this stuff. Are you in this kind of business that does this kind of work?

 

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I'd rather have the original psd.
I can't tell how bad your jpeg is compressed.

I'm not in the Business .. But with all my Friends ... I should be :D
I put my classmates on a 4ft x 8ft vinyl banner for the class prez ..
But I had better pics (scans) from the year book and I could organize them in a 2x1 ratio.
 

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Much better .. a HUGE difference.
It's now 51 x 13 inches at 300 dpi.
Attached is a sample that's been cropped to 8"x11" to show the detail that's available at that physical size.
 

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I am so relieved because I thought I may be wasting your time! So how do I get someone to reproduce it on photographic material if I can get the whole photo in that quality. Thank you for being so patient!
 

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If I was going to get a vinyl banner .. It would fit on a 2ft x 8ft. (24" x 94")
The banner co. I use would print it at 147 dpi .... 50 mpixel upload limit
147dpi is not a high print quality ... but it's not bad for the price.

Currently running a 35% discount and free shipping at 2x8=$18

Where are you ??? ... I cannot find a paper print anywhere near that price.
 
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