Taking picture with iphone 4 - then getting ENLARGED print

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by achtungfemme, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. achtungfemme macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2010
    I want to take a picture with my iphone (since it is my only camera now) and make an enlarged print from it; something in the realm of 20X30.

    (a) Will this look like crap blown up so big?
    (b) Do I need a better camera?
    (c) Has anyone else done this before? And what were the results?

    Thanks! Just want some imput before I go and spend money on prints...
  2. FreakinEurekan, Oct 20, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2011

    FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    An iPhone 4 photo is 2592 x 1936 pixels. If you want to print at 20" x 30", you'll crop to 2592 x 1728 (to maintain aspect ratio). That gives you roughly 86dpi resolution.

    Not super sharp, but depending on what you're using it for, maybe enough.

    If you have a photo-grade printer, crop out a 344 x 516 pixel image from an iPhone photo, and print it out at 4" x 6" (or a 688 x 860 at 8" x 10"). That will give you a rough idea of what your print will look like when blown up.
  3. achtungfemme thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2010
    Thanks for your help! Very useful. I am gonna frame this picture for my living room.

  4. MyRomeo macrumors 6502


    Jul 22, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Will it be on paper or canvas? I think canvas prints are a bit more forgiving on low ppi count. Should be fine tho.

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