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    Default Optimal Resolution for Printing?

    Advise needed :

    Was told by a pro lab that for a 4R print from a digicam, there no diff if the file was 1024x768 pix or 3072x2048 pix, ie. about 180 dpi.

    Similarly,
    5R - 1200x800
    6R - 1280x1024
    8R - 1600x1200

    True?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jovedaddy
    Advise needed :

    Was told by a pro lab that for a 4R print from a digicam, there no diff if the file was 1024x768 pix or 3072x2048 pix, ie. about 180 dpi.

    Similarly,
    5R - 1200x800
    6R - 1280x1024
    8R - 1600x1200

    True?
    Most machines print at 300dpi. So that means for a 4R you should have at least
    (6x300 X 4x300) = 1800 x 1200. do the maths for the other sizes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coke21
    Most machines print at 300dpi. So that means for a 4R you should have at least
    (6x300 X 4x300) = 1800 x 1200. do the maths for the other sizes.
    Though this is true, you don't need 300ppi to get a good print. I've printed good prints from 1600x1200 files up to 8R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckiang
    Though this is true, you don't need 300ppi to get a good print. I've printed good prints from 1600x1200 files up to 8R.

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    That works out to be ard 150dpi? Hmmm...so what is the lowest resolution that you have printed and the shots turn out to be okay? Thanks
    Last edited by coke21; 18th November 2003 at 09:58 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coke21
    That works out to be ard 150dpi? Hmmm...so what is the lowest resolution that you have printed and the shots turn out to be okay? Thanks
    That's the lowest I've gone so far.... don't think it's recommended to go lower.

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    heard the fuji frontier machine is optimum at 192 dpi (or maybe due to the paper). anyone can verify? thanks.

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