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Topic # 30332 4-Feb-2009 21:53
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We got married in December and have just this week got our photos.

We've also been provided the photos on CD in JPEG (ack!) format and in a lower resolution than the actual RAW image files.  Luckily we're able to get 4 or 5 of the photos in larger resolution, but not more.

The photos on CD are in JPEG and resolution is 2362x1672.

Does anyone know the print size we could get these printed at, before noticing JPEG artifacts?

I guess it will also come down to the level of compression he saved them in, and wether we crop any of the files prior to printing at a larger size (via a photo kiosk).

Would appreciate any advice on this.

Grant (and the new boss, Lee) ;-)

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  Reply # 194123 4-Feb-2009 22:06
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Probably best to talk to a specialist where you plan of getting them printed. You may be suprised with how big they can go with the resolution you have.

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  Reply # 194202 5-Feb-2009 09:40
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I would say 4MP, you can easily go 8x10 at least, maybe bigger.  Anything more than that and I think you'll have to ask your photographer (=big money, I guess?)


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  Reply # 194216 5-Feb-2009 10:37
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Hi Grant,

I would also suggest going in to a kodak or fuji shop and having a chat. This link will give you some information.

To get the best quality you should aviod the kiosks and find a shop that still has their own print machine (most do not now as most use kiosks) If you are in Auckland I think camera and camera queen street still do. This way you will get an experience person who can print the photos to the best possible quality rather than using a kiosk that can not be adjusted.

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  Reply # 194833 9-Feb-2009 04:51
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2362x1672 = 20x25xm (8x10")
as a max size of printing whitout quality loss.

it's a shame that you cant have all the photos in a larger resolution.
i'm a photographer and i'd never done that.
about the format... most people use to handle jpg - jpeg instead of raw images. and a HQ jpg always do the trick. unless the client ask for raw images and this isn't very common.
anyway... at the end it's a catch i think. a matter of bussines.

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