A&P Total noob question about poster prints.

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  1. puppeteer107

    puppeteer107 Be mine, sister salvation

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    I know absolutely nothing about photography other than my camera takes good enough pictures for me. What I want to do is go to the local photography and print shop and have them make a nice sized print of a picture I took and frame it up to decorate my apartment. This is the picture I am interested in

    http://filebox.vt.edu/users/pwelz/IMG_1625.jpg

    It's 3072x2304 and a bit over 7 megapixels.

    Is it worth trying to print out nice and if it is how big before I start noticing poor quality? I really do know absolutely nothing about any of this :o
     
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    Hypnos_VI JENGA!

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    11x7 is the biggest you can go at photo quality.

    but since it a jpg your gonna notice the compression, so knock off a couple inches.
     
  3. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    oh my! talk about lens softening at the corners.
     
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    Hypnos_VI JENGA!

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    lol srsly. def not the best lens in the world
     
  5. joy division

    joy division New Member

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    11x7????


    I've seen billboards made from 4 mp .
     
  6. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    :ugh:
    I've printed 11x14 and had a flawless print from a 6.3mp camera, I've also printed 20x30 and had good results....
     
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    genuine fractals
    or
    alien skin blowup
    + noise reduction software = win
     
  8. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    And they look great from 12 inches away too.
     
  9. Hypnos_VI

    Hypnos_VI JENGA!

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    i like to print at photoquality [300dpi] depending on the picture i can get away with 250+...but that picture looks like shit. unless he is gonna be viewing it from like 20 ft away, he wont want to go much bigger
     
  10. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    maybe if you're printing on a shitty home printer, but any good print service, such as mpix, elco labs, etc.. you'll be able to get "photoquality" prints up to 11x14, and good quality up to 20x30...
     
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    water_rat_iii New Member

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    The professional standard is 300 ppi...most print publications will print at this resolution. That still limits this image to like 9 x 13
     
  12. joy division

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    Yep, basically identical to billboards made with 33.3 million pixels.



    suck my dick?


    I printed a 300d file 6x4 feet and it was perfect. Professional printer, it wasn't exactly cheap but still...certainly still suck my dick.
     
  13. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    :mb: in for proof :dunno:
     

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