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Old Aug 1, 2003, 3:53 PM   #1
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Hello all...
Just got the Sony V1 and have a question about the default image size taken. When browsing the images on the PC the deminsions are listed as 2592x1944. What size is that exactly....or how big of a print could I get out of that?? Still new to all of this
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Old Aug 1, 2003, 8:42 PM   #2
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That sounds like the largest size available. I've been able to print decent shots from that as large as 16 x 20 though 11 x 14 is safer.
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Old Aug 2, 2003, 3:41 AM   #3
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Hello all...
Just got the Sony V1 and have a question about the default image size taken. When browsing the images on the PC the deminsions are listed as 2592x1944. What size is that exactly....or how big of a print could I get out of that?? Still new to all of this
Thanks in advance.
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That is your maximum resolution. How large a print you can make with that depends to a large degree on how you deal with that file before printing, the subject matter of the photograph and the effect that you are trying to get. As I write this, I am looking at an 11X17" picture that came from a much smaller file (2 Megapixels). It is a picture of a lifeguard pushing a lifeboat out through the surf on a cloudy day. Consequently, great highlight detail is not necessary. The picture was managed in Photoshop starting at 5" wide which gave me a resolution of just over 300 at that point. I used bicubic interpolation to retain that resolution (more or less) taking the picture up to about 9X12 at that resolution. That was about the limit of decent interpolation. I then took it the rest of the way without interpolation and ended up with a resolution of a little over 200 for the final printing process. That was as far as I could go with that picture.

Assuming similar needs, you could take yours up to about a 16X20 using that method (all else being equal).

FWIW, I have a number of pictures on display made with 1.3 and 2.0 Megapixel cameras that people think must have been made with much more sophisticated equipment. Maximum resolution has become the centerpiece of digicam envy. While I don't object to more resolution (I have a Nikon D100 too<G>), you can do a lot more with less resolution than most people recognize.

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Old Aug 2, 2003, 5:01 PM   #4
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Hi there,

I am pretty new to digital photography and only have a Canon A200 camera. I am very interested in knowing how to achive the best printed results.

I have a Canon i550 printer, PhotoShop 6 and 7 plus a number of other editing software.

Would you be kind enough to give a little more detail on what you did to achieve good results when printing.

Thanks in advance,

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Old Aug 2, 2003, 5:53 PM   #5
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For sizing images to print, Genuing Fractals seems to do a good job.
They have a trial version and product description available at http://www.lizardtech.com/solutions/photo/
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Old Aug 2, 2003, 7:23 PM   #6
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I concur with Peter. Genuine Fractals sells an inexpensive "Lite" version that makes up to 10 Mb files. I print very nice Super A (13 X 19 inch) pictures from my 2.6 Mp Canon Pro90 camera.

The conventional wisdom concerning the number of pixels required to print specific size pictures isn't always exactly right. Frame your pictures properly and minimize cropping and you'll be able to print larger pictures than you can imagine.

The above assumes a clean image and a good printer.
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