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    Default Question on photo size

    Hi, need some help where i'm currently using the D90 and the image size is at 4,288 x 2,848.
    I want to know if i wish to wash it to 4R, do i have to resize it down? if yes, what size should i resize it to?

    Been searching the forum but cant find a similar thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtin88 View Post
    Been searching the forum but cant find a similar thread.
    That's surprising since it's a very common question on here and in the Digital Darkroom thread.

    4R = 6" x 4"

    4,288 / 2,848 = 1.5, or 6x4.

    If you *really* want to be precise, crop the long side to 4272px. Otherwise the photolab will do it for you automatically.

    It's just simple maths.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xtin88 View Post
    i wish to wash it
    Sorry but cant help smiling at the statement.
    Hehehe... long time since anyone says "wash a photo"
    Already abused my D40 and D80 for my flickr

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    icic Thanks alot man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheguthamrin View Post
    Sorry but cant help smiling at the statement.
    Hehehe... long time since anyone says "wash a photo"
    lol yea its lik translating directly from chinese. should be develop.

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    Default Re: Question on photo size

    Actually... I don't think it's even 'develop' now, since there is no developer chemical used for the negatives (no negatives).

    A lot of labs use some sort of digital printer, so technically it's only "print" now
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheguthamrin View Post
    Sorry but cant help smiling at the statement.
    Hehehe... long time since anyone says "wash a photo"
    Direct translation from 洗照片..

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    Do we need to send with such a high resolution? From my understanding, it depends on the dpi of the printer. If the printer is 300 dpi, a 4R required resolution is 6x300 and 4x300 which turns out 1800x1200. Anything more than that is not required. I learn this when I send my prints online, from the website.

    Is my concept right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtin88 View Post
    lol yea its lik translating directly from chinese. should be develop.
    Quote Originally Posted by shaoken View Post
    Direct translation from 洗照片..
    In the old days. Yes 洗照片 in Chinese.

    Today no more wash it or 洗照片 in Chinese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pchmj View Post
    Do we need to send with such a high resolution? From my understanding, it depends on the dpi of the printer. If the printer is 300 dpi, a 4R required resolution is 6x300 and 4x300 which turns out 1800x1200. Anything more than that is not required. I learn this when I send my prints online, from the website.

    Is my concept right?
    that is correct, higher then resolution requirement does not have any benefit on quality, however, it also depends on you, to downsize it for 4R, you need extra workflow, and you also need to keep one additional version of the images. Unless your intension is give the softcopies to others and it only can be printed 4R size only and not other larger paper size.

    of course, if you send it for online printing, downsize it will save bandwidth.

    hope this help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pchmj View Post
    Do we need to send with such a high resolution? From my understanding, it depends on the dpi of the printer. If the printer is 300 dpi, a 4R required resolution is 6x300 and 4x300 which turns out 1800x1200. Anything more than that is not required. I learn this when I send my prints online, from the website.

    Is my concept right?
    So if i want to go print a 4R photo i need to resize my jpeg to 1800x1200? Sorry i'm not very clear with these printing formats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtin88 View Post
    So if i want to go print a 4R photo i need to resize my jpeg to 1800x1200? Sorry i'm not very clear with these printing formats.
    No, the labs will resize it for you. It's up to you if you want to "pre-resize" it for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    No, the labs will resize it for you. It's up to you if you want to "pre-resize" it for them.
    Icic. alright thanks! this helped me alot.

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