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    Default Qns on cropping

    hi guys i read one of the threads that says the min. resolution for a good photo print would be 1800 x 1200.

    Because i have some photos that happen to have some 'unwanted foreign objects' at the edges, hence if i were to crop it off and maintain the resolution of my pictures to be at 1800x1200 or more i will be safe if i want to print the pictures right?
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    Default Re: Qns on cropping

    That also depend on the size of your print right?

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    Resolution of a print is measured in DPI, the numbers you've quoted there are referencing the size of the print itself, but they're not specific enough (i.e. is that 1800 pixels, mm, cm in?).

    Generally, we print at a resolution of 300DPI. If it's a smaller print, you'll probably get away with 150DPI. If you're cropping in Photoshop, then when you've got the crop tool selected, you can enter the figures you need (width, height, resolution).

    It's worth noting, that there is no 'right' size to crop an image.

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    If the "unwanted foreign objects" are quite distinct from the background, you can always heal/clone it or content-aware fill it out. Or at least part of it so the crop need not be so aggressive.

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    Default Re: Qns on cropping

    Quote Originally Posted by Exhaust View Post
    hi guys i read one of the threads that says the min. resolution for a good photo print would be 1800 x 1200.

    Because i have some photos that happen to have some 'unwanted foreign objects' at the edges, hence if i were to crop it off and maintain the resolution of my pictures to be at 1800x1200 or more i will be safe if i want to print the pictures right?
    When you develop photos, take example you go for 4R size, that requires you to have a 6 inch x 4 inch, which is 1800 x 1200 pixels based on 300dpi. This will give you a good print quality.

    You can be safe to crop away those areas of your photos, just keep in mind how much pixels you need to produce a 4R size photo.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photo_print_sizes

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