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07/17/2005 07:41:26 PM · #1
Just wondering how large a print I can do with my 4.0 MP Kodak DX6490? I have recently printed off an 8x10, just wondering if that's the largest???
07/17/2005 07:42:40 PM · #2
You can definitely print larger than 8x10. I've made 8x10's with my 2.1mp. I would guess a nice 16x20, and a little loss as you go up. I think there was recently a thread on this.
07/17/2005 07:43:16 PM · #3
I've had 16x20 prints accepted from my 4mp Canon G2, so you can get up to that :)
07/17/2005 07:46:16 PM · #4
It depends on a lot of factors - but I can tell you I have printed 13 x 19 prints from a 2.5 mp shot and under a 7x lupe can see no pixel separation. But I have a feeling it was more due to the printer used.
07/17/2005 07:53:14 PM · #5
if you process the image correctly (upsizing) you can get HUGE prints from almost any image.
07/17/2005 08:28:41 PM · #6
i printed this one ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/35517/thumb/181327.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/35517/thumb/181327.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' to 24X16 without any loss at all with my kodak DX6490, this one now lives in a University where it won 2nd prize in a major competition..
and this one ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/35517/thumb/186531.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/35517/thumb/186531.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' to 20X16 with the same ... this one hung in the N.S.W Art Gallery in a Huge exhibition for a few months and i bet noone thought it was done with a point and shoot 4 megapixel...lol...goodluck

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07/18/2005 12:52:49 PM · #7
I have printed a 18 feet by 4 feet (not inches) print on a flex sheet. This was a panorama shot, taken with Canon S1 IS, a 3.2 Megapixel Camera. The flex-printing has inbuilt limitation of grain size, however, the result appear acceptable from a distance of about 20 feet.
07/18/2005 12:58:56 PM · #8
I have the same problem! My camera is 8.0 megapixels...went over to have a pic developed into 20X30...the result was so bad. A waste of my $$$ Please help!
07/18/2005 01:03:05 PM · #9
I have done one from my Nikon 4300 when I had it at the siz of 20x30 and it turned out great.
07/18/2005 01:05:31 PM · #10
Originally posted by digitalpins:

I have done one from my Nikon 4300 when I had it at the siz of 20x30 and it turned out great.


How did u do it? I don't have a printer at home...so I just took my image for Cord Camera...should I be asking them to fix it for me? It cost $25 =(
07/18/2005 03:23:25 PM · #11
yes you can easily print bigger than 8x10 prints. i had my Canon A40 (2.1 megapix) produce 11x14 prints. no pixelation.
07/18/2005 03:26:31 PM · #12
I used Kodakgallery.com to print my picture came out great too. But I think next time I am going to try mpix
07/18/2005 03:29:21 PM · #13
Thank you so much for your help! I was going to just hang on to the bad pic from Cord Camera and never go back again...poor...now, I'll go bitch at them to fix for me =P Also, I would check out your suggestions digitalpins =)
07/18/2005 05:27:00 PM · #14
Last year there were made 1x2 meter prints of photos I shot with my 3.2mpix EOS D30 and they looked great... There are no limits, the larger the prints get the further away from them people usually are when viewing them, but of course more pixels are better. One hint though, shoot in raw format and develop uncompressed TIFF files. JPEG compression crap just isn't cool when it comes to enlarging.
07/25/2005 02:59:43 PM · #15
Originally posted by steinar:

Last year there were made 1x2 meter prints of photos I shot with my 3.2mpix EOS D30 and they looked great... There are no limits, the larger the prints get the further away from them people usually are when viewing them, but of course more pixels are better. One hint though, shoot in raw format and develop uncompressed TIFF files. JPEG compression crap just isn't cool when it comes to enlarging.


Amen!!! I made that mistake once, and only once!

Where did you get your prints from at that size?
07/25/2005 03:13:05 PM · #16
it depends very much one 2 factors - the camera and the printer.
I can get film quality 5x7 out of a 0.9mp kodak that is about 5 years old.
Someone i know had a 2.1mp kodak purchased last year, and (and this might just be because they were dumb and couldnt use a camera) they couldnt even get a 4x6 without out it looking like a webcam image.
Kodak really started making thier low end cameras cheaply now compared to the 0.9 which was the only one they had on the market when it was "current".

I have printed 8x10 our of my 2mp fuji from walmart, whcc, fotki and winkflash. That is the order in which they turned out (walmart worse fotki best). However, WHCC requires you to upsize so it is 200dpi and at 2mp, that doesnt work so well.
All for companies use the same fuji archive paper and the same inks and printing technology,. I used prints from the same series on all of them (mostly the same print exact) and you can DEFINATLEY tell quality difference, so how well your prints are taken care of at the printers is signifiacnt factor also.
07/25/2005 03:17:44 PM · #17
With a 3.7MP camera, I have
had up to 20x30" prints done: My Prints
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