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Old May 5, 2003, 8:04 AM   #1
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Default Best software for printing digital photos

Is there any software which can print the digital photos in its original size without increasing or reducing the actual size which is shot by the camera.
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Old May 5, 2003, 12:01 PM   #2
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No. Sorry, but the question is meaningless, despite being asked in some guise on this forum a couple of times a week.

The image in your camera does not have an "original size" in inches or centimetres: it is measured in pixels.

Whatever printing process you use will take however many pixels there are in your image and produce an image of whatever size you want. The more pixels in the image, the better the quality and the more scope you have for making large prints.

Commercial printing processes use a specific range of paper sizes. The height to width ratio of these is seldom the same as the height to width ratio of the image produced by your camera. When your image is printed, a small amount is often lost from the edges for this reason. There are various ways to avoid this but you will get the greatest flexibility if you are able to print your own on a photo-quality printer. You can then make prints any size and shape you wish.

Probably the most frequently recommended printing software is Qimage, but photo-editing packages like Photoshop Elements and Paintshop Pro will also provide very adequate printing functionality.

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