Ran into a print problem.

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by lJoSquaredl, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. lJoSquaredl macrumors regular

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    So i'm still learning, and usually just export jpegs for people at 50% or 100% with a quality setting around 80. My friends tried to get one of them printed yesterday tho and called saying it came out very distorted. I assumed this was just cuz it was a jpeg, and figured I should send em a TIFF. Would this solve the problem? Should I worry about the DPI setting at all for print work? I usually just leave it at 300 at all times. Very unskilled still with print work, haven't had any experience yet with giving people exact resolutions/ratios/dpi/etc.

    Also when it comes to ISO, is there a maximum I should try not to hit for print work?
     
  2. DevinPitcher macrumors regular

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    Why would you save it and give it to them at anything less than full, original size? Save it at full resolution, 100% quality next time.
     
  3. logista macrumors member

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    If the image is distorted, they probably had it printed at a different aspect ratio than what you gave them. For instance if you gave them an uncropped DSLR image, it likely has a 2x3 aspect (i.e. printable at 4x6). If they tried to print an 8x10 without cropping it to fit, it would seem to be squished down from the top.

    Double 4 = 8 but double 6 = 12, so what should be 12 inches tall printed in 10 inches would make everyone look chubby ;)
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    I am continually amazed at the number of people who are oblivious to the concept of aspect ratio.
     
  5. lJoSquaredl thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was unaware they were going to use em for prints. I figured maybe Facebook, wallpapers on a computer, just stuff like that.
     
  6. lJoSquaredl thread starter macrumors regular

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    She was using a Kodak Kiosk and said she was doing 4x6 prints, prolly for cards. Said it looked good on her phone and computer, but just didn't look as crisp/clear as on those. Maybe it's just the ISO that's bothering her? I didn't go over 2k, most were around 800-1600, and its a 6D so the noise should be handled well.
     

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