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do you own a photo printer and are you coming to the meeting tonight?

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fallfaceforward says:

I need to print off some pictures for my photography class and of course i've waited until last minute. I have 3 images that i need printed at either an 8x10 or 11x14 size and Walgreen's online service is saying that they don't "recommend" my images at that size. I don't have time to run anywhere else today.

So is anyone available to print these off at home for me and then bring them to the meeting tonight? i'll pay you just as i would the store (walgreen's is $2.50 per 8x10)

thanks, natalie
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer is a group administrator Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer says:

If I had one, I would help you out.

When they say they don't recommend printing that size it is because the file size is too small to produce a quality print.

Are you uploading the original file or the scaled down web size you post on Flickr?
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JustinSinks is a group administrator JustinSinks says:

I have a printer, Ill bring it along and see what we can come up with. Call me later
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fallfaceforward says:

i'm using the images i have posted on Flickr as i'm at work and can't access the originals.
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer is a group administrator Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer says:

That is the issue. If you tried to print an 800x600 image at 8x10 it would be so pixelated that you wouldn't be able to recognize anything.
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Shana Jo/A Mother's Soul is a group administrator Shana Jo/A Mother's Soul says:

What Shawn said. You are going to need the originals if you want to print an 8x10 or 11x14.
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer is a group administrator Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer says:

I wouldn't print a 4x6 at 800x600
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JustinSinks is a group administrator JustinSinks says:

Yeah, if you want you can email the orig before the meeting, or bring them with you and i can print them out in my mobile studio ;)
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fallfaceforward says:

ooohhhhhh.... so what is a good image size for printing 8x10
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Hambone Lewinski is a group administrator Hambone Lewinski says:

The best answer is, "As big as you can get it."

The ideal printing size is 300 dots per inch. So, for an 8x10 it is best to have a 2400 x 3000 image.

Since that comes out to be roughly 7 megapixels (and most folks only recently starting owning cameras that went above that range) you quickly realize that you don't really need 300 dpi for an image to look good. For me, I've never printed below 200 dpi (1600 x 2000 for an 8x10, ~ 3 megapixels) and I think I've seem digital artifacts in my images printed @ 200 dpi.

(BTW, in the Film vs. Digital debate, I commonly take 39 megapixel scans of my MF negs. I can take bigger, but it brings photoshop it its knees. Does anyone here have a 39 megapixel DSLR? :-) ) (EDIT: This is a little nudge at Shawn after he kicked us out of his long exposure thread.)

Jason
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HBRstudios is a group administrator HBRstudios says:

We have done tests on the inkjet printers and we see virtually NO DIFFERENCE between 180 ppi and 400 ppi!

Just FYI

PS: I have sent ones to WHCC at 100 ppi and, although they are noticeably unsharp, they were still very fine looking (this is different than inkjet printing, of course.)
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Hambone Lewinski is a group administrator Hambone Lewinski says:

My thoughts weren't particularly gathered above -- I forgot to mention that the digital artifacts that I'd seen very well could've been due to over-photoshopping. I've just never tried anything below 200 dpi.

Jason
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