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Old 02-23-2009, 03:01 PM
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can this be improved

hi
This photo has good memorys for our family and we would love to put it on to canvas
what can you do to improve this photo please show me your results
i will be very interested to see
cheers

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Old 02-23-2009, 03:45 PM
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Re: can this be improved

Hi Paul,

you won't be able to print that file – at true photo quality (300dpi) – much bigger than 15x10cm (6x4"), though probably bigger on (a still small!) canvas.

What do you consider is wrong with that picture? What would you want different?

The horizon is off by approx. 0,5 degrees. But you can probably adjust that yourself, right?
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Old 02-23-2009, 04:21 PM
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hi
thanks for a really quick reply im a bit confused??
when i went to one of those photo canvas shops at our local shopping centre i gave him the jpg image on usb and asked him if at could be printed onto canvas at a size 40 inches by 30 inches. he said it could be done.without any great loss of quality
here is the original image

http://rapidshare.com/files/201738269/pht.jpg.html

the file size is 1.49mb (did i make a mistake in my post of the original image to make you think it could not be made large?)

also i could sort the horizon out but i was interested in what improvements people thought could be made to the image
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Old 02-23-2009, 04:30 PM
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Watch out with canvas prints, as most do not print photo realistic style prints. They print painted style, kind of like the Photo-Based Art section of the forum. so that is why they can take any picture then blow it up and make it (for say) pencil sketch.

I couldn’t find a place in San Antonio that would print photo realistic canvas. Be sure to ask or look at a sample to make sure it’s what you want.

-Keven
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:22 PM
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Re: can this be improved

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hi
thanks for a really quick reply im a bit confused??
when i went to one of those photo canvas shops at our local shopping centre i gave him the jpg image on usb and asked him if at could be printed onto canvas at a size 40 inches by 30 inches. he said it could be done.
Of course they say that. They want your money.

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without any great loss of quality
That will very much depend on who makes that statement. And since this came from a sales person I would be deeply suspicious.

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here is the original image

http://rapidshare.com/files/201738269/pht.jpg.html

the file size is 1.49mb (did i make a mistake in my post of the original image to make you think it could not be made large?)
1,49MB is a very small JPG file, Paul.
The current crop of dSLRs produces 8 to 12 megapixel files (6 to 12MB per file). I.o.w. 4 to 7 times as large as your 1,49MB file.

As I said: your 1,49MB JPG can be printed to 6x4" at true photo quality (300dpi), and to larger sizes if you accept lower resolutions. On canvas an image can generally be printed at 150dpi, and still look good, because of the canvas texture. That would make a 12x8" panel/image. If you go down to 72dpi you can have an 24x16" image printed on canvas, but whether that image quality is acceptable depends on the viewing distance, the image, and the viewer's personal preferences.
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Old 02-24-2009, 01:29 PM
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thanks for your reply and the info you gave me you have cleared that up for me
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