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Old 26-06-2007, 22:54   #1 (permalink)
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Just as a matter of interest how large could i comfortably blow up pics from my D50 and still maintain a decent image quality from print?

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Old 26-06-2007, 23:04   #2 (permalink)
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Re: enlargements

My D70s has the same resolution as your D50, and I've got a 20 x 16 and an A2 on the wall in my study. They look great.

I'm tempted to try a bigger size when/if they are on offer again at Photobox.
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Thanks Dabhand gives me something to think about you have just confirmed my thoughts mate

Thanks for you help

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Re: enlargements

I've got a few shots that I took with my dads D100 in Highest JPEG quality which are printed on fine art paper at 21" by 14" and hung on my wall and they look quite good (only quite good as the printer that they were printed on isn't very good in comparison to the ones I use now). I have also printed several other images on canvas that were shot in RAW with my D100 that are larger in size than those and they look great, as well as a few at 15" square canvas prints which look fantastic stretched up and hanging on the wall. I've also printed a RAW file off a workmates D70 at 30" by 20" and they quality was excellent, she was very happy with it too!

We also did a few (non-scientific!) tests a while ago, comparing the JPEG, TIFF and RAW files produced by the D100 and how well they would come out printed large, and although all produced pleasing results, the RAW files were noticeably better, so I'd defiantly recommends shooting in RAW to get the best quality when printing large!
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The largest print I have is 35" X 24" made with D80 and 18-70 Nikkor. Took the picture in RAW, and sharpened it using output sharpening in Capture NX. It was printed by a good printing shop on photopaper. The result was fabulous.
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You could use photoshop to enlarge the image to the print size that you want. Its pretty good at interpolating the image without losing too much detail.

Also remember that bigger prints are supposed to be viewed from further away too, so the slight loss of detail will be virtually unnoticeable. think of large bill boards...from a distance they look fine but walk near one to have a look and you can see all the dots and the image virtually becomes unreconcilable.

My largest print I have in the house is 60cm along its longest size and it looks pin sharp from just over a meter away. This was shot on a 8.2mp camera and upsized in PS before being professionally printed.
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Once again thanks for all of your help guys
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