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Basic frame sizes

Frames with prints for visual reference

Trying to decide on a print or frame size?  Here are a couple of handy images to help visualise some common sizes. (Tap the images for a larger view)   I looked at[…]

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Printing by numbers

Reproducing tonal values in a print can often lead to results that appear flat or dark, this is often due to the false expectation that a print will have the same luminous properties as a[…]

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Output for print

Ready to print? It should be simple, save the image and send it to a lab?  That’s fine for snapshots, but if you’ve spent time optimising and perfecting an image and need the print to reflect that,[…]

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Print ppi table

These tables show the number of pixels required to print at 90, 180 or 360 ppi. Example>  a 12 x 16 inch image requires 2160 x 2880 pixels to print at 180 dpi. How much[…]

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Pixels to prints

Maximising pixels for better prints It’s a common mission which can become a complex topic, but printing fundamentals boil down to some simple solutions. A whole range of factors can influence a print, some are within our[…]

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Quick sharpening formula

Quick output sharpening for Photoshop Here’s a quick sharpening technique when printing from Photoshop, try this and adjust to taste: Merge visible to new layer:   Select top layer in stack and hit [Ctrl + Alt[…]