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alexsar

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printing resolutionfrom 39mp files
« on: December 28, 2007, 04:08:31 pm »

Judging from the camera to print comments there is  such a thing as too high a ppi (>480)
what do you do then?downrez?
if yes what is the point of having a high megapixel camera?what do you do with 39mp?

also, when I return my properly sharpened and sized pics from photoshop to lightroom how do I get lightroom not to slightly resize the pics before printing and print exactly the size imported from lightroom?i.e. is there a way to print exactly what is imported and not the size that is in one of the templates?

many thanks for your help
alexandros
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printing resolutionfrom 39mp files
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2007, 06:27:35 pm »

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Judging from the camera to print comments there is  such a thing as too high a ppi (>480)
what do you do then?downrez?
if yes what is the point of having a high megapixel camera?what do you do with 39mp?

also, when I return my properly sharpened and sized pics from photoshop to lightroom how do I get lightroom not to slightly resize the pics before printing and print exactly the size imported from lightroom?i.e. is there a way to print exactly what is imported and not the size that is in one of the templates?

many thanks for your help
alexandros
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Really, there IS no point in a 39 mp back unless you want to make very large prints - 20 by 24 and larger. I have a 1DS MK II and a Phase One P45+. It is very hard to tell the difference in resolution on prints up to 16 by 20. (Note - I say resolution, not dynamic range or tonality, where differences are visible depending on the subject.)

To answer your first question - yes, down-rez for smaller files, I use PS bicubic sharper usually.I generally print at 300 ppi.

Hope this helps,
Bill
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