4S photo, how big can i print ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by elykoj, May 25, 2012.

  1. elykoj macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2012
    i have a photo i took and i want to get it blown up and frame it. how large can i go without degrading the photo.?i want to keep it as clear as possible. i think i want to go 8x10. :confused:
  2. elykoj thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2012
    i am retarded

    this is too hard to figure out, can someone just tell me? :rolleyes:
  3. Arnezie macrumors 65816


    Oct 10, 2011
    Ok a link is too hard for you to figure out , 8 megapixel is perfect for 8/10.
  4. CrAkD macrumors 68040


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
    going by the chart he posted looks like 8"+ x 10"+ is the limit of 8mp which the 4S has. not so hard.
  5. Nyalotha macrumors member

    May 27, 2011
    Or you can buy a vector based enlarging program. I believe the average cost is 99$.

    Several pro photographers I follow use them to enlarge iPhone 4S pictures and print them 17"x24".

    Depending on your needs :D
  6. sviato macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
    Going to the link it actually says under the chart: "You can make nice 8" x 10" prints with a 6 or 8 megapixel camera"

    I wouldn't be surprised if you were spoon-fed till you were 15 :rolleyes:
  7. ToddJ macrumors 6502

    May 23, 2008
    Personally i don't think it is unreasonable to just answer the question instead of making rude comments. having an answer for a question in multiple spots can be a good thing....

    also, i don't think that chart is accurate (especially when it gets into the really high megapixel range.)
  8. Ecoh macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2009
    A lot depends on the individual photo, if focus and exposure are spot on, you can go larger than you could with a slightly blurry photo.

    Usually it will look fine as 8x10, I have printed 8 mp photos as a large as 13" X 19 ".

    You could also take the digital file to a professional photo printer and they will enlarge and sharpen (if needed) for you. You will be pleased with how nice the photo looks when enlarged and printed by a good photo lab.
  9. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Did you even go to the link? It's a very simple chart.
  10. sulpfiction macrumors 68030


    Aug 16, 2011
    Philadelphia Area
    Someone did answer the question by posting a nice link with a simple, detailed chart. It answered his quesiton and then some. His reply was "that's too hard, can someone just answer me" and :rolls eyes: emoticon. I think that's a rude response. Because he is too lazy to open the link and read it, doesn't mean anyone is being unreasonable...except for the OP.
  11. lilo777 macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2009
    Resolution-wise (8MP) you should be fine for 8x10 print. However, if you are thinking of doing such prints on a regular basis, you should not use iPhone or any phone cameras for taking the pictures. At least get some P&S camera with optical zoom and optical image stabilization.

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