Printing 4R size


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eurox

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which one should i use for 4R printing

these resolution is available at my cam

2048x1536
2048(3:2)
1600x1200
1280x960
640x480

I understand bigger resolution for bigger printing size
the thing that i confuse is the 3:2 ratio

my friend said if i took using 2048x1536, then if i print at 4R, the photo lab will cut it off to make a 3:2 ratio

so is it the use of the 2048(3:2) option ?

please advice
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2048x1536 the photofinisher will do the cropping for you.
2048(3:2) should be the one, if you dont want any cropping done by photofinisher.

However I prefer to do my own cropping, so what I do is use the max res then paste into a 6:4 ratio (2048x1365) image file and mask out (crop) the image myself.
 

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Hi eurox,

I've experimented some prints (just a few pictures taken from my oly and some from a Canon). This is what I found out:

for 4R prints: I coulnd't tell the diff between one taken at anything above 1024 x 768. but if you want to blow the picture up to a bigger print like 5R or 8R, you'll need to use a higher resolution.

I've tried using a 640 x 480 resolution printed on a 4R print. results were not good. I can see the jagged edges of pixels on the photos at close look.

Conclusion I draw is if I'm low on memory, I'll set the cam to HQ at 1024 x 768 so if i need to print, i can at least get a decent 4R print. If i think i want to blow up the picture, I'll set it to SHQ at 1600 x 1200 (max for my old oly). And I set it to 640 x 480 only when doing panaroma shots.

Here are some links which I think reflects pretty accurate results from my finding:

http://www.fujifilm.com.sg/html/help.php3
I tried their service. results of the prints were average to dull. It's probably due to the matte finish I chose.

http://www.photobeans.com/public/learn_more.aspx
I think this is a new site. I've just received my test prints. colours are more saturated and brighter. Again prpbably due to the gloss surface i've chosen. It's in this order that i found out that the 640 x 480 pixel setting is not suitable for 4R prints.

Sent my prints to 99photo too not too long ago. This site claims that minimum resolution for 4R is 640 x 480. Paper they use is Agfa. Kinda dull. like it's been masked by a transluscent sheet. dunno if it is due to the poor picture quality I've taken or the lab. Looks ok on the monitor but am dissapointed at the print result.

I'm a lazy bum. I'd rather sit at home and use my broadband then hand the shop aunties my smart media.

anyway, just my 2 cents worth.
 

mpenza

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whether 1024x768 will turn out good or not will depend a lot on the composition of the pic. if there're lots of fine details like landscape photography, the pic might not show all the details. however, if it's a portrait shot, it might be good enough.
 

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Hi,

I manage to dig out this very old post as I am trying to find out how to resize my pics for 4R prints.

Can any kind CSer enlighten me on how to change to the 6:4 ratio? I don't really get it.

Thanks!!
 

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Hi,

I manage to dig out this very old post as I am trying to find out how to resize my pics for 4R prints.

Can any kind CSer enlighten me on how to change to the 6:4 ratio? I don't really get it.

Thanks!!
my goodness, you really can dig, if this thread does not provide you the answer you want, why don't you start a own thread?

anyway, you need to be more specify when you ask something, WHAT is your image ORIGINAL size?
 

cambug

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Hi,

I manage to dig out this very old post as I am trying to find out how to resize my pics for 4R prints.

Can any kind CSer enlighten me on how to change to the 6:4 ratio? I don't really get it.

Thanks!!
Do you mean what image size is required?
If so, you can refer to guide offered by one of the local photo print firm:
http://www.snapfish.com.sg/helpphotoresolution

For example, the minimum size for 4R is 540x360 pixels. It would also mean you can have an image of 1080x720, or other size as long as you maintain 3:2 aspect ratio.

But if your original image is not in 3:2 aspect ratio, you will need to crop it accordingly.
Suppose your original image is 800x600, you may need to crop it to 750x500.

Hope I did not create more confusion.
 

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