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Vlad_IT Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Sep 2011Sat 23-Feb-13 11:32 PM
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"The lowest Image resolution for 4x6?"


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Good evening all.

i do not have any experience with printing low-res images, so i'd rather ask. I did a kid's birthday party today. I want to give out a CD with all pictures to let parents post pictures on the Web or print 4x6 (but not 8x10 due to lack of IQ), as i want to keep all rights to print larger sized posters, etc if anyone wants them. To what resolution should i resize images for the CD?

Thanks in advance,
Vlad

  

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jrp Administrator JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources Charter MemberSun 24-Feb-13 07:49 AM
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I you want them to make good prints from the provided images, 300 to 360 ppi would help.

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barrywesthead Silver Member Awareded for his continued support of the Nikonians community, freely sharing his expertise, particularly in the areas of digital post processing and printing. Nikonian since 07th Nov 2006Sun 24-Feb-13 11:00 AM
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Sun 24-Feb-13 11:03 AM by barrywesthead

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That's a fine a hair to split.

That said, you might try 100dpi at 4x6 (400x600), which would be 50 dpi at 8x10.

You might want to include an explanation of the image quality on the CD so potential customers understand the reason for the poor quality.

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elec164 Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Jan 2009Sun 24-Feb-13 04:11 PM
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I agree with Barry's splitting hairs comment. But personally I would recommend a resolution between JRP and Barry ( but closer to Barry).

For my personal preference I would not print below 150 PPI. So for a 4x6 print that would work out to a resolution of 600x900. That size would be good for web posting, and a decent quality 4x6. But a less then quality 8x10 at about 75 PPI.

I feel that Barry's 100 PPI for a 4x6 print to low, and JRP's 300 to 360 for a 4x6 would still allow a decent quality 8x10 at 150 to 180 PPI.

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esantos Moderator Nikonians Resources Writer. Recognized for his outstanding reviews on printers and printing articles. Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas, including Landscape Photography Awarded for his extraordinary accomplishments in Landscape Photography. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian. Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002Sun 24-Feb-13 06:21 PM
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Most mini-labs print at a default/native resolution of 300 ppi. If you are concerned that someone is going to take their CD to the local Sam's Club and succumb to the temptation and upsize a few images to 8x10 then you could reduce the resolution of the 4x6 images to 150 ppi. The parents will hardly notice any reduced quality on a 4x6 sized print.

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Vlad_IT Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Sep 2011Sun 24-Feb-13 10:26 PM
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Thank you all,

600x900 it is


Best regards,
Vlad

  

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