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Old Jan 24, 2003, 9:40 AM   #1
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Default Help required with re-sizing & printing -PLEASE

Could any of you experienced people help a thicko from London who can not get a clean image, they all seem very grainy??

I have a Sony F707 bought recently and the majority of shots I take ( in auto) are 2048 x 1536 which I then reduce down on a Mac to approx 7"wide by 5"deep using Photoshop 5. I go into Image and then Image Size and then reduce down the original in Print size.

The other thing which may be a factor is, I am using a very good printer but it is a Laser not an Ink Jet. It is a Tektronix Phaser 780. Also the paper is a good glossy paper but not special photgraphic paper.

By now there are many of you shaking your heads thinking what a prat, but please help, its driving me mad.

Thanks a lot - in advance,
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Old Jan 24, 2003, 1:06 PM   #2
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Make sure you are using low ISO (100). High ISOs are noisy.

You positively have to use proper photo paper (glossy is best) to get good prints.

Not sure of the resolution of your printer. My epson will go up to 2880 DPI but I use 1440 DPI for a grainless appearance.

We wont hold it against you being a southern softie thicko from London. :lol:
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Old Jan 24, 2003, 1:22 PM   #3
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there is software that you can use to remove the noise.

www.neatimage.com


download the demo and see if that does it for you


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Old Jan 25, 2003, 12:12 PM   #4
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When you use image size, don't resample. You want to keep every pixel unchanged and just change the nominal print dimensions of the photo. Your resolution will then be some odd number such as 331 pixels per inch.

To check that you've done it right, choose View/Print Size and your photo should appera onscreen at the approximate size you have chosen to print it. Then choose View/Actual Pixels and your photo will expand so that you can only get a portion of it on your screen.
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Old Jan 25, 2003, 5:03 PM   #5
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Default Jim G, Jim H & Steve 6

Hi to the two Jims and Steve 6
I would like to thank you for your advice, I will carry out instructions and let you know how it goes.
Once again thank a lot.
All the best,
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