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    Default Printing pictures - send in RAW or JPEG?

    Hi everyone, I have another stupid question. My shots are saved in the camera as RAW and JPG. After editing, if I want to send my pictures for printing, is it better to print from the RAW file (is this possible?) or the JPG file?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Printing pictures - send in RAW or JPEG?

    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian Teo View Post
    Hi everyone, I have another stupid question. My shots are saved in the camera as RAW and JPG. After editing, if I want to send my pictures for printing, is it better to print from the RAW file (is this possible?) or the JPG file?

    Thanks in advance.
    For lab print, i think they only accept jpeg crop at 2 x 3.

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    Default Re: Printing pictures - send in RAW or JPEG?

    OK, thanks !!!

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    Default Re: Printing pictures - send in RAW or JPEG?

    JPG or some place do accept TIFF amd PDF. But most of the time just JPG.
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    Default Re: Printing pictures - send in RAW or JPEG?

    JPG in RGB mode is preferable, tiff and PDF is acceptable. RAW is NO.
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    Default Re: Printing pictures - send in RAW or JPEG?

    In the first place.. Can send in RAW for print meh?
    I think only JPEG lah..

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    JPG in RGB mode is preferable, tiff and PDF is acceptable. RAW is NO.
    I know how to save the pictures in JPG, but how do I save in RGB mode?

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    Default Re: Printing pictures - send in RAW or JPEG?

    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian Teo View Post
    I know how to save the pictures in JPG, but how do I save in RGB mode?
    If you're using Photoshop...

    1. Open image in RAW.
    2. After doing editing, save as "JPG/JPEG".

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    Default Re: Printing pictures - send in RAW or JPEG?

    try to get the right colour profile for your monitor to match that of the shop, then you adjust your colour and brightness nicely, once in the shop, as kshop not to adjust colour, but make sure brightness is ok... btw, also crop to correct size before sending in... you do not want them to crop in THEIR way for you
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    Default Re: Printing pictures - send in RAW or JPEG?

    they probably will not accept raw file for print

    btw, your raw file is unprocessed, i.e. not sharpened, no contrast or curves applied.. i think it is not good for printing most of the time, given that most dslr output for raw are deliberately toned down in these aspects for a more malleable result.

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    Default Re: Printing pictures - send in RAW or JPEG?

    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian Teo View Post
    Hi everyone, I have another stupid question. My shots are saved in the camera as RAW and JPG. After editing, if I want to send my pictures for printing, is it better to print from the RAW file (is this possible?) or the JPG file?

    Thanks in advance.
    JPEG, after you've processed the file.

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    Default Re: Printing pictures - send in RAW or JPEG?

    Thanks everyone.

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