Queries: Photo development @ shops..those normal 4R size...


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Hi guys,

I've totally no clues about photography.

Those normal size photos which fits into the regular photo albums..they are 4R in size, am i right?

To develope those pictures that size, the photos submitted to the shop must be at least how many megapixels?

Please advise.

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recommended for 4R (6" x 4") images is 1800 x 1200 pixels (@ 300dpi)

don't worry about the dpi part if u are lost, just crop/resize to 1800 x 1200.

if u must know the megapixel amount it's: 2.16mp
 

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jOhO said:
recommended for 4R (6" x 4") images is 1800 x 1200 pixels (@ 300dpi)

don't worry about the dpi part if u are lost, just crop/resize to 1800 x 1200.

if u must know the megapixel amount it's: 2.16mp

Thanks.

1800 x 1200? but the resized image looks little weird coz it's not in proportions..

but if it's bigger than 1800 x 1200 also nvm right?
 

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3R (3.5" x 5") --------- 1.5 megapixels
4R (4" x 6") ---------- 2.2 megapixels
5R (5" x 7") ---------- 3.2 megapixels
6R (6" x 8") ---------- 4.4 megapixels
8R (8" x 10") --------- 7.2 megapixels
Super 8R (12" x 8") ---- 8.7 megapixels
 

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coldfusion said:
Thanks.

1800 x 1200? but the resized image looks little weird coz it's not in proportions..

but if it's bigger than 1800 x 1200 also nvm right?
yes, doesn't really matter, as long is in 2:3 ratio, for 4R (4"x6")
 

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pardon me, limited understanding here... hw come if i use 5 megapixel, i will hv to ask the person to do fit-in for me? if not, the top part will be cut off....:confused:
 

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pardon me, limited understanding here... hw come if i use 5 megapixel, i will hv to ask the person to do fit-in for me? if not, the top part will be cut off....:confused:
the ratio of your image is not 2:3, izit 3:4?
either you crop to 2:3 yourself, or ask for fit in to print on 4R, or ask for print on DSC 4R.
 

diamond

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tks for the prompt response...

errm... not sure abt the ratio thou... juz find that if i request for fit-in, there'll b white border on the sides... was tinkin might s well ask for fit-in wif borders? mayb tat'll luk better (instead of juz 2 white borders @ the sides)? otherwise, wld reducing the resolution help? but den wats the use of buying a higher megapixel if ultimately i'm using a lower no? :hung:

btw wats DSC 4R? different from normal 4R?:dunno:
 

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"DSC 4R" has a ratio of 4:3 (length:height) where 4R has a ratio of 3:2 (length:height)

Dimensions:
4R - 6 inch x 4 inch
DSC 4R - 6 inch x 4.5inch (some places call it 'digital 4R')
 

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yanyewkay said:
"DSC 4R" has a ratio of 4:3 (length:height) where 4R has a ratio of 3:2 (length:height)

Dimensions:
4R - 6 inch x 4 inch
DSC 4R - 6 inch x 4.5inch (some places call it 'digital 4R')
i guess it'll b a different price? noe the price diff? currently had my fotos printed @ KT...
 

amber

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Hey

I got this from a website:
Q What should my digital camera image resolution size be?
A For optimum quality in prints, the following sizes for images are recommended:

Print Size Resolution (Pixel Size) After-Compressed File Size
--------------------------------------------------------------
4R 640x480 1200x800 150K to 250K
5R 1024x768 1400x1000 250K to 450K
6R 1280x1024 1600x1200 450K to 600K
8R 1600x1200 2000x1600 800K to 1MB

For sizing, I think most shops can provide optimum sizing...

If you live in Tampines and need to locate a shop that does cheap prints for digital photos, I can give you the contact. That shop provides prints @ 20cents per 4R print. Cheaper than the kiosks prices...

hope this helps :)

cheers
amber
 

diamond

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amber said:
If you live in Tampines and need to locate a shop that does cheap prints for digital photos, I can give you the contact. That shop provides prints @ 20cents per 4R print. Cheaper than the kiosks prices...

hope this helps :)

cheers
amber
WAT?! 20cents per 4R print?? so cheap ah... den i'll get my fren 2 print 4 me... ;)
can let me hv the contact?? TIA....:)
 

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amber said:
Hey

I got this from a website:
Q What should my digital camera image resolution size be?
A For optimum quality in prints, the following sizes for images are recommended:

Print Size Resolution (Pixel Size) After-Compressed File Size
--------------------------------------------------------------
4R 640x480 1200x800 150K to 250K
5R 1024x768 1400x1000 250K to 450K
6R 1280x1024 1600x1200 450K to 600K
8R 1600x1200 2000x1600 800K to 1MB

For sizing, I think most shops can provide optimum sizing...

If you live in Tampines and need to locate a shop that does cheap prints for digital photos, I can give you the contact. That shop provides prints @ 20cents per 4R print. Cheaper than the kiosks prices...

hope this helps :)

cheers
amber
Mind if i ask what paper/lab machines they use?:D
 

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