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Burning photos on CD

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I've got one problem:
I'd like to send my own photos to some celebrities, but my printer is over age to print high quality photos. So I have to burn the photos on CD and take them to a photographer.

What should be the resolution of a photo from the Internet to get high quality 10x15 cm (4x6)?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Paul.
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Post by F.A.D.E »

Hello Paul!

1536 x 2304 pixels is the best resolution for 10x15, 13x15, 15x18, 20x30 cm... etc.

Does anyone know what resulution is suitable for US formats?

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Post by ApoTiff »

Fatima, thank you so much!

So, I have to find another photos, because mine are:

3072 x 2048 Pixels
1600 x 2411 Pixels
1002 x 1417 Pixels
1200 x 791 Pixels
1064 x 1192 Pixels
1385 x 918 Pixels
796 x 1206 Pixels
1014 x 1344 Pixels

1st and 2nd are o.k., aren't they? But the others are too small?

P.S. Where I can find the best photos? Google, Yahoo? Maybe somewhere else?

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Post by BossC »

Your photos look great Paul, especially if you are only doing a 4x6 (inch).

I did one 5X7 (inch) that was only 700 px tall and while it wasn't the best of quality (not sharp), it didn't look bad. In a 4x6 it should be fine.

I think I have read that in the USA 1024 X 768 is perfect for 4X6.

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Post by F.A.D.E »

BossC wrote:
I think I have read that in the USA 1024 X 768 is perfect for 4X6.

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Post by F.A.D.E »

ApoTiff wrote:Fatima, thank you so much!

So, I have to find another photos, because mine are:

3072 x 2048 Pixels
1600 x 2411 Pixels
1002 x 1417 Pixels
1200 x 791 Pixels
1064 x 1192 Pixels
1385 x 918 Pixels
796 x 1206 Pixels
1014 x 1344 Pixels

1st and 2nd are o.k., aren't they? But the others are too small?

P.S. Where I can find the best photos? Google, Yahoo? Maybe somewhere else?

Paul.
Hello,

No, you do not need to find new pictures. These seems okay. If you like you can send them to me via PM or email and I will edit them all so the pixels are 1536x2304. I will either resize the image or enlarge and croop out the image - what ever looks the best ;) If the pixels are exact you will get black lines either vertical or horizonal :|

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Thank you BossC and Fatima!
You really helped me!

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Post by BossC »

No problem Paul, I am glad that I was able to help.

Good luck with your requests. {up}

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Post by R.S.V.P »

FatimaDenmark wrote:
ApoTiff wrote:Fatima, thank you so much!

So, I have to find another photos, because mine are:

3072 x 2048 Pixels
1600 x 2411 Pixels
1002 x 1417 Pixels
1200 x 791 Pixels
1064 x 1192 Pixels
1385 x 918 Pixels
796 x 1206 Pixels
1014 x 1344 Pixels

1st and 2nd are o.k., aren't they? But the others are too small?

P.S. Where I can find the best photos? Google, Yahoo? Maybe somewhere else?

Paul.
Hello,

No, you do not need to find new pictures. These seems okay. If you like you can send them to me via PM or email and I will edit them all so the pixels are 1536x2304. I will either resize the image or enlarge and croop out the image - what ever looks the best ;) If the pixels are exact you will get black lines either vertical or horizonal :|

Fatima xxx
Fatima,

why would you want to edit them down to 1536x2304 pixels???

ApoTiff has some great photos that nearly seem to reach 300 DPI and any photo shop can do great 8x10/8x12 inch photos out of them.

If you use Google Picasa you can even cut them to various sizes (3x5, 5x7, 8x10), so there's no need to resize the photos to a lower quality.

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Stephan
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Post by TheCollector »

Hi guys {up}

Stephan is right :P It is mostly the DPI (dots per inch) you need to concentrate on when choosing photos for printing.

The higher the DPI the better the quality of the finished photo. It is also true that the bigger the photo you can find the better, as you then have the option to resize it. By shrinking the size of a picture file, you also increase the DPI. e.g an A4 picture file at 200 DPI would produce an A5 (half A4) photo at 400 DPI.

Generally 300 DPI is the minimum you want to be looking for after you have resized the picture, but the higher the better. For magazine work I have to have 600 DPI pictures (minimum) actual size, and anything up to 1,200 DPI :shock: Of course for on-screen (internet) use, the standard is only 72 DPI.

Hope this helps!
Ian :mrgreen:


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