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Old Feb 6, 2016, 7:15 AM   #1
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This photo was taken a two years ago it's of my wife & two daughters walking back from the beach on a path through a tunnel created by tree branches. Had the macro lens on my camera at the time and just took the shot as I thought it would make a nice picture. Converted the RAW file to sepia later as i thought it really suited this picture (this the only Olympus O-MD photo I have ever converted or shot in sepia. As I mentioned in a previous thread I'm not big on post processing).

My wife loves this photo and wants a large canvas print, I want to keep the 4:3 ratio as I think it suits the picture best. Would like to do a large 40x30" print and have resized the image with Qimage to give me 300 PPI at this size but I just don't know how it will turn out. Have read that there is no need to print at 300 PPI on canvas any you can go as low as 150 PPI.

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Old Feb 6, 2016, 9:35 AM   #2
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What a lovely shot, I think it's great, a family treasure!

I've never done canvas but I've printed as large as 16x20 from the older 12mp sensors and found it to be entirely acceptable. Wish I had more to add but that's the extent of my experience.
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Old Feb 6, 2016, 5:15 PM   #3
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I own two 30x40 prints captured with my E-M1. I switch them out from time to time on my back office wall. One of the Teton Mountain range captured from the Jackson Lake Lodge and one of the Maroon Bells, twin 14,000 foot peaks just outside Aspen, Colorado. The images were printed by Bay Photo, a pro lab selected through my Smugmug account.

One thing you need to keep in mind, most commercial labs, when they make big prints like that, they size the images, PPI-wise, based on the size print they are making, so do what I did and do nothing to the original file. Just send it to the lab and let them do their thing. I'm pretty sure you'll like the results. I absolutely love my two 30x40 prints. The only reason I don't print more like that, a good frame job with museum glass costs over $300, LOL.
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Old Feb 7, 2016, 12:29 PM   #4
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That is a great photo. Makes one think it was taken in the 30's. Nice job for such a quick decision to shoot.
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