Frequently Asked Questions...
How big can my image be printed before it looks grainy?
How do you know if an image can be enlarged to a poster size, for example, A1 or A0 size. I have a few images that I'd like to have enlarged, but I don't know if the image is crisp enough.
Does it depend on the number of pixels? How do I tell that from looking at the file?
AND, if I TAKE a photo with this in mind, how can I ensure it's good enough quality to get enlarged later?
The more pixels you have, the better quality the picture and therefore the larger you can have the print without it looking grainy.
Here's a rough guide:
5 MP = 2592 x 1944 pixels
High Quality: 10 x 13 inches
Acceptable Quality: 13 x 19 inches
4 MP = 2272 x 1704 pixels
High Quality: 9 x 12 inches
Acceptable Quality: 12 x 16 inches
3 MP = 2048 x 1536 pixels
High Quality: 8 x 10 inches
Acceptable Quality: 10 x 13 inches
2 MP = 1600 x 1200 pixels
High Quality: 4 x 6 inches, 5 x 7 inches
Acceptable Quality: 8 x 10 inches
And so on.....
You should be able to tell the amount of pixels in the file saved on your computer.
You would just about squeeze a good quality A2 print from a 12MP camera... don't forget though, when viewing a larger picture you generally stand back, therefore any graininess is much less noticable.
Hope this has helped
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Big Poster Printed On Home Printer. Dream Comes True!
Occasionally we, computer users, need to print out very BIG photos, posters and banners. For such situations, professional services are available that can print your image along with an impressive bill to pay. If you can't afford such services or hate to wait days for your order to be finished, you can try printing yourself. Software products like Photoshop give you the ability to cut a large image into pieces and print each one separately on a standard printer. But this again takes too much time, and the final result won't necessary be good.
Fortunately, there has recently appeared software product, ProPoster, that makes printing large images on standard printers downright simple. The program will print super size posters, signs, banners, certificates and Word documents. What sets ProPoster apart from the rest of the methods is the simplicity of printing and affordability, only $19,95 (US). The program offers a step-by-step interface that enables you to create a poster in 60 seconds. The result is excellent and can make everyone around you jealous! Printing is a no-brainer. Simply select an image, set the desired size and hit the "Print" button. An image is enlarged and printed over several standard sheets of paper. Glue them together, and voila! Your poster is ready!
ProPoster will benefit many people. Those who own their own business can use the software to print large signs or banners to display them in the office window or on the store front. This serves as a very good and inexpensive kind of advertising for your business. Posters let you gain publicity without the need to publish adds in the local newspaper for months. As an artist, you can use ProPrinter to print your own pictures on paper as large-format posters and show them to other people. Posters created with ProPoster also make great gifts. They are absolutely fascinating and will surprise your friends or a beloved one. So, let's print!
Some Gee-Whiz Facts about ProPoster
ProPoster will print any image, photo, Microsoft Word document, or Excel spreadsheet. It is also possible to print an image obtained from a scanner or a digital camera. ProPoster prints posters of standard format, including A0, A1, A2, or custom posters in size up to 10x10 meters. If a printed page was spoiled while the user was gluing pages together, ProPoster can re-print this page again separately without the need to print all the pages.
Read more about ProPoster at http://www.ronyasoft.com/products/proposter/index.html
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Rostyslav Marchuk offer free tips and article about printing software. If you'd like to find out more information about this software, then check out RonyaSoft website.
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