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Old Jul 26, 2003, 10:04 PM   #1
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Default Cropping & Printing Question

OK...I just purchased the new Sony V1 and love it!!
I have a couple questions though regarding cropping (within Photoshop v7.0) and then printing the image(s) .
I need some advice as to getting larger (8x10) pics printed accurately and cleanly.
Lets say I take a pic....I use Photoshop and crop the image down to the size desired. With that new cropped image, how do I really know what size that would turn out to be when printed?
I have recently seen in camera stores and even Wal-Marts standalone print stations where you insert the memory card and print the image you would like (excellent invention)!! If I crop the image and just request an 8x10 should I expect a perfect shot?? Is there something in particular that needs to be done prior to printing?? It is a 5mp camera so I know the quality is there....I just need some pointers on how to ensure I am getting the best image possible.
Thanks to all ideas and suggestions.
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Old Jul 28, 2003, 1:54 AM   #2
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I use Photoshop and crop the image down to the size desired... It is a 5mp camera so I know the quality is there....I just need some pointers on how to ensure I am getting the best image possible.

Hi,

About image size and printing...it's all pixel count.
Image_dimensions = ( pixel_width x pixel_hight )
So when you want to print your image just do the math...
Let say that your image is 2048 x 1536 pixels.
// Remember that one pixel translates to one dot.
First define your print output. Let say 300dpi (dots per inch).
Second divide your image dimensions with your print output:
(2048/300) x (1536/300) = 6.8 x 5.1 inches. That's your image dimensions in inches when printed at 300dpi.

If you want a bigger print you've got to interpolate the image.
Software for interpolation and printing software here:
http://pixtool.info

Cheers,

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