Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by TekniX, Jul 10, 2004.
auto level, auto color, increase saturation +5, usm @ 50%, .5, 0.
printing yourself or elsewhere?
printing at target, cvs or wallmart
i ment in terms of resolution
what i did is make a 4x6 photoshop image, then pasted my picture into it and changed the DPI until it looked good, i figured that way it'll be the best quality.
some images were roughly like 400 DPI but look pixelized when printed
unless you can optimise it specifically for the machine that will be used (dpi, colour balance etc) isn't it best to just give the lab the original resolution? Because if it's the wrong size they'll have to resize it again and then you'll get ugly photos...
cropping to 2046x1364 will give you the largest correct resolution ( i'm assuming your camera does 2048x1536 max)
or crop to 1920x1280,1800x1200.... anything with 3:2 ratio
i wouldn't go much smaller than 1500x1000, although i once owned a 1.4mp fuji with a max resolution of 1278x852(after cropping) that produced nice 4x6 prints
just auto color and auto contrast the image... save it back to your memory card and take it to a good digital printing place.
They'll do the rest.
auto contrast/colour is a dangerous habit to get into.
Try it, and if it looks better than go with it. Otherwise optimise it by hand. Sometimes PS gets it wrong, and photos look wack. Sometimes PS doesn't do enough correction and photos still have a caste.. I always do auto to see what it looks like and then go from there, or undo and do it myself.