Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Queries: Photo development @ shops..those normal 4R size...

  1. #1

    Default Queries: Photo development @ shops..those normal 4R size...

    Hi guys,

    I've totally no clues about photography.

    Those normal size photos which fits into the regular photo albums..they are 4R in size, am i right?

    To develope those pictures that size, the photos submitted to the shop must be at least how many megapixels?

    Please advise.

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    Senior Member jOhO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    6,485

    Default Re: Queries: Photo development @ shops..those normal 4R size...

    recommended for 4R (6" x 4") images is 1800 x 1200 pixels (@ 300dpi)

    don't worry about the dpi part if u are lost, just crop/resize to 1800 x 1200.

    if u must know the megapixel amount it's: 2.16mp

  3. #3

    Default Re: Queries: Photo development @ shops..those normal 4R size...

    Quote Originally Posted by jOhO
    recommended for 4R (6" x 4") images is 1800 x 1200 pixels (@ 300dpi)

    don't worry about the dpi part if u are lost, just crop/resize to 1800 x 1200.

    if u must know the megapixel amount it's: 2.16mp

    Thanks.

    1800 x 1200? but the resized image looks little weird coz it's not in proportions..

    but if it's bigger than 1800 x 1200 also nvm right?

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    01°45.646'N 106°37.396'E
    Posts
    547

    Default Re: Queries: Photo development @ shops..those normal 4R size...

    3R (3.5" x 5") --------- 1.5 megapixels
    4R (4" x 6") ---------- 2.2 megapixels
    5R (5" x 7") ---------- 3.2 megapixels
    6R (6" x 8") ---------- 4.4 megapixels
    8R (8" x 10") --------- 7.2 megapixels
    Super 8R (12" x 8") ---- 8.7 megapixels

  5. #5
    Moderator catchlights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Punggol, Singapore
    Posts
    21,902

    Default Re: Queries: Photo development @ shops..those normal 4R size...

    Quote Originally Posted by coldfusion
    Thanks.

    1800 x 1200? but the resized image looks little weird coz it's not in proportions..

    but if it's bigger than 1800 x 1200 also nvm right?
    yes, doesn't really matter, as long is in 2:3 ratio, for 4R (4"x6")

  6. #6

    Default Re: Queries: Photo development @ shops..those normal 4R size...

    pardon me, limited understanding here... hw come if i use 5 megapixel, i will hv to ask the person to do fit-in for me? if not, the top part will be cut off....

  7. #7
    Moderator catchlights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Punggol, Singapore
    Posts
    21,902

    Default Re: Queries: Photo development @ shops..those normal 4R size...

    Quote Originally Posted by diamond
    pardon me, limited understanding here... hw come if i use 5 megapixel, i will hv to ask the person to do fit-in for me? if not, the top part will be cut off....
    the ratio of your image is not 2:3, izit 3:4?
    either you crop to 2:3 yourself, or ask for fit in to print on 4R, or ask for print on DSC 4R.

  8. #8

    Default Re: Queries: Photo development @ shops..those normal 4R size...

    tks for the prompt response...

    errm... not sure abt the ratio thou... juz find that if i request for fit-in, there'll b white border on the sides... was tinkin might s well ask for fit-in wif borders? mayb tat'll luk better (instead of juz 2 white borders @ the sides)? otherwise, wld reducing the resolution help? but den wats the use of buying a higher megapixel if ultimately i'm using a lower no?

    btw wats DSC 4R? different from normal 4R?

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Cons digger.
    Posts
    3,924

    Default Re: Queries: Photo development @ shops..those normal 4R size...

    "DSC 4R" has a ratio of 4:3 (length:height) where 4R has a ratio of 3:2 (length:height)

    Dimensions:
    4R - 6 inch x 4 inch
    DSC 4R - 6 inch x 4.5inch (some places call it 'digital 4R')
    “How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.” - Adolf Hitler

  10. #10

    Default Re: Queries: Photo development @ shops..those normal 4R size...

    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay
    "DSC 4R" has a ratio of 4:3 (length:height) where 4R has a ratio of 3:2 (length:height)

    Dimensions:
    4R - 6 inch x 4 inch
    DSC 4R - 6 inch x 4.5inch (some places call it 'digital 4R')
    i guess it'll b a different price? noe the price diff? currently had my fotos printed @ KT...

  11. #11

    Default Re: Queries: Photo development @ shops..those normal 4R size...

    Hey

    I got this from a website:
    Q What should my digital camera image resolution size be?
    A For optimum quality in prints, the following sizes for images are recommended:

    Print Size Resolution (Pixel Size) After-Compressed File Size
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    4R 640x480 1200x800 150K to 250K
    5R 1024x768 1400x1000 250K to 450K
    6R 1280x1024 1600x1200 450K to 600K
    8R 1600x1200 2000x1600 800K to 1MB

    For sizing, I think most shops can provide optimum sizing...

    If you live in Tampines and need to locate a shop that does cheap prints for digital photos, I can give you the contact. That shop provides prints @ 20cents per 4R print. Cheaper than the kiosks prices...

    hope this helps

    cheers
    amber

  12. #12

    Default Re: Queries: Photo development @ shops..those normal 4R size...

    Quote Originally Posted by amber
    If you live in Tampines and need to locate a shop that does cheap prints for digital photos, I can give you the contact. That shop provides prints @ 20cents per 4R print. Cheaper than the kiosks prices...

    hope this helps

    cheers
    amber
    WAT?! 20cents per 4R print?? so cheap ah... den i'll get my fren 2 print 4 me...
    can let me hv the contact?? TIA....

  13. #13

    Default Re: Queries: Photo development @ shops..those normal 4R size...

    Quote Originally Posted by amber
    Hey

    I got this from a website:
    Q What should my digital camera image resolution size be?
    A For optimum quality in prints, the following sizes for images are recommended:

    Print Size Resolution (Pixel Size) After-Compressed File Size
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    4R 640x480 1200x800 150K to 250K
    5R 1024x768 1400x1000 250K to 450K
    6R 1280x1024 1600x1200 450K to 600K
    8R 1600x1200 2000x1600 800K to 1MB

    For sizing, I think most shops can provide optimum sizing...

    If you live in Tampines and need to locate a shop that does cheap prints for digital photos, I can give you the contact. That shop provides prints @ 20cents per 4R print. Cheaper than the kiosks prices...

    hope this helps

    cheers
    amber
    Mind if i ask what paper/lab machines they use?
    Furry Photos - Photography for the Modern Pet

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •