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mws

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Question about printing....
« on: July 06, 2012, 03:59:18 PM »
Hi there, I have a question about printing. I hardly print anything, usually just snaps of the kids using Target/Walgrens, etc. So I'm a total newb when it comes to printing with a "real" print service. I have a panoramic photo (6300x2100 px) that I want to print, Does anyone have any suggestions on a good place? That being said, is there anything special I need to do to print a panorama? Also, my monitor is color corrected, do I choose color correction when printing then or not? Thanks in advance for the advice.


Here is a link to the photo, Don't know how to post it sow it shows up in here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tacoplatter/7516389196/#

Taken this morning on Round Lake in Hayward, WI. Canon 50D 24-70L 125/sec f/ 4.0 Colors tweaked in LR 4, stitched with Hugin.

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Question about printing....
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Re: Question about printing....
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2012, 04:24:22 PM »
The pixels in the image do not define the size you want it printed at.  Pick the width or length and the other dimension will be fixed.
Do you want the image printed on high quality heavy paper.  What kind of finish? 
 
You might go to a nearby Costco and talk with them as well as look at samples of paper.  You can likely get one printed on low cost poster paper to see how you like it before investing in a large print using expensive paper or canvas.

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Re: Question about printing....
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2012, 08:55:24 PM »
If you want to do a good print Color that is, you might want to know more about the lab paper icc profile. You will need to soft proof your image before printing therefore you will know what color will print and other might not. Here is a link that might help but again if you want good print it is another topic not hard but technique. Hope this help.

http://xritephoto.com/ph_learning.aspx?action=webinarsarchive&eventid=1261&eventdateid=5146

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Re: Question about printing....
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2012, 08:55:24 PM »