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sir_skillalot Apr 6, 2007 3:21 PM

Hi, I have a bit of a conumdrum.
I need to be able to make the photos that i've taken life size for a project I am working on but i've no idea how to go about it.
If i take a picture of an image that is exactly 0.5m away with a 5mp camera then how much will I have to enlarge the image by in photoshop to make the object life size?
Is it something that is specific to each camera or is there a universal formula for this kind of thing?
I would be grateful for any kind of insight!

VTphotog Apr 6, 2007 9:35 PM

You will need a standard to work from, such as a yardstick (meter stick for metric) at the same distance you shoot the picture, or have the standard in the picture. You could also measure some item in the picture. Your photo editor should have a ruler which will tell you the size of the item used as a standard. You can then resize the photo to the actual size and print.


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