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    Hello,

    I would like to pose a question with regards to the 'proper' resolution of the photos that are used for magazine printing.

    Let take the assumption that a photo is cropped smaller (4:3 ratio) @ 300 dpi. Is 300 dpi resolution for the cropped photo good enough for printing?

    TIA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canew View Post
    Hello,

    I would like to pose a question with regards to the 'proper' resolution of the photos that are used for magazine printing.

    Let take the assumption that a photo is cropped smaller (4:3 ratio) @ 300 dpi. Is 300 dpi resolution for the cropped photo good enough for printing?

    TIA.
    cropped or not, as long as you have enough pixel to make it to 300DPI on the mag, its good. so in order to provide you an answer, you need to state the dimension of the image... 300DPI means nothing, it could be 1x1pixel image or 30000x30000pixel image.

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    Default Re: Resolution for printing.

    Thanks for the reply, ExplorerZ. So you meant that for an image that will be 4 x 3 inch on paper, the resolution should 1200 x 900 pixels? Is this correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canew View Post
    Thanks for the reply, ExplorerZ. So you meant that for an image, say, 4 x 3 inch. The resolution should 1200 x 900 pixels? Is this correct?
    yes.

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    Thanks Bro.

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    Default Re: Resolution for printing.

    or if possible, just send in max resolution (in terms of pixels) at the dimensions you want
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    Thanks, +evenstar!

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    Sorry, anyone has any idea about the exact dimension of a 3R photograph? 4x6 is 4R right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianleekt View Post
    ....the exact dimension of a 3R photograph? 4x6 is 4R right?
    3R = 3.5" x 5" (1,050 pixel x 1,500pixel)
    4R = 4" x 6" (1,200 pixel x 1,800 pixel)
    5R = 5" x 7" (1,500 pixel x 2,100 pixel)
    6R = 6" x 8" (1,800 pixel x 2,400 pixel)
    8R = 8" x 10" (2,400 pixel x 3,000 pixel)
    S8R = 8" x 12" (2,400 pixel x 3,600 pixel)
    10R = 10" x 12" (3,000 pixel x 3,600 pixel)
    S10R = 10" x 15" (3,000 pixel x 4,500 pixel)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squid View Post
    3R = 3.5" x 5" (1,050 pixel x 1,500pixel)
    4R = 4" x 6" (1,200 pixel x 1,800 pixel)
    5R = 5" x 7" (1,500 pixel x 2,100 pixel)
    6R = 6" x 8" (1,800 pixel x 2,400 pixel)
    8R = 8" x 10" (2,400 pixel x 3,000 pixel)
    S8R = 8" x 12" (2,400 pixel x 3,600 pixel)
    10R = 10" x 12" (3,000 pixel x 3,600 pixel)
    S10R = 10" x 15" (3,000 pixel x 4,500 pixel)
    for more accuracy, check with your photolab on the the actual pixel size as noritsu (kodak) and frontier (fuji) machines have slight differences.

    http://www.drycreekphoto.com/icc/usi...r_profiles.htm
    the above link has a chart somewhere near the bottom of the page where the sizes of noritsu and frontier machines are displayed.

    i usually print on fuji paper so i am a little more familiar with frontier machines. there are three settings, fill in, fit to and no resize. to be accurate, get the pixel dimensions from your lab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar View Post
    or if possible, just send in max resolution (in terms of pixels) at the dimensions you want
    er actually no

    try to use a similar resolution to that of the photo u r printing
    using an extremely high resolution to print a photo with low DPI will result in the photo looking a little weird, and quite fake
    although its not obvious most of the time, it can be

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    if you have at least 180dpi should be good enough for photo print...

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    Noritsu has diff type of machines. Some 300DPI while some is 350DPI. Makes a diff if your image is not of teh std size.

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