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12-11-2010, 10:03 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by omega leader Quote
Depends on the PP and on the subject matter. I recently printed a landscape at 40" x 26" and it looks phenomenal.

I had a friend (who happens to be a very skilled pro who has been doing gallary work for years) process them with some fancy "fractal" type resizing software. On the leaves and everything it looks great. It created fake data that makes sense.

Heck I have two of his shots on my wall at 24"x36" and they were shot with a 3MP camera (SD-10 or SD-14).
The Sigma SD10 uses a Foveon X3 sensor. Even though the output is only three megapixels, there is more detail than the output from a 3MP conventional Bayer filter sensor.

I understand your point, but the three megapixels you are talking about are three million full color pixels, as opposed to single color pixels as with a typical camera.


12-11-2010, 10:35 PM   #17
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I've printed to 24"x36" with a K10 image (only 10 mpix), i would think Kr would have no problem doing that. I use LR to resize.

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I have printed 20"x30" from my K-r and the results have been very good in my opinion. I have uploaded the image (full resolution) to Shutterfly, then selected it and requested the prints (from 8"x10" up to 20"x30". I am quite pleased with the results. Also, in the case of Shutterfly, you can direct prints up to and including 8"x10" to a local Target store and get them in about an hour. The larger sizes are not available through Target. Hope this helps.
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print it arund 300 images weekly. mostly 5"x7" only 4 or 6 20"x30" . print out fine. no complaint s from my wedding clients

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photochiimp, there's a simple formula... divide the final image length and width by the printer resolution that you want to use.

Folks claim they can see the difference between 240 and 300ppi, but personally I don't buy it up to and including 16x24". In fact, a print > 180ppi on your printer will give very good print quality at a normal (handheld) viewing distance of 12-14". The further away the viewer is, the lower a resolution is needed.

So for example, if the final image is 3000 x 2000 (image) pixels in Photoshop or some such editing program, you can get a top quality 11x14" print @ 180ppi , and an excellent >300ppi print of about 10x7" out of it. If you want better than that, you'll have to go commercial and eventually end up with a commercial giclee print that will cost an arm and a leg.

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