when developing 4 x 6 does pixel size matter?



marie
07-09-2005, 10:55 PM
when gettting 4 x 6 photos developed from cd at a photoshop, what pixels
should you set the picture at.? or does it really matter
these numbers get confusing

I'm only getting all 4 x 6's done, so for the best quality, should it be a
higher number ie: 2080 x 1386 pixels or is 400 x 600 sufficient for the
quality to be good.

what are the pros and cons of keeping it at a larger pixel size

and I suppost leaving it as a jpg won't affect the quality.??

thanks
Marie

Forrest Photography
07-09-2005, 10:55 PM
"marie" wrote:

> when gettting 4 x 6 photos developed from cd at a photoshop, what pixels
> should you set the picture at.? or does it really matter
> these numbers get confusing
>
> I'm only getting all 4 x 6's done, so for the best quality, should it be a
> higher number ie: 2080 x 1386 pixels or is 400 x 600 sufficient for the
> quality to be good.
>
> what are the pros and cons of keeping it at a larger pixel size
>
> and I suppost leaving it as a jpg won't affect the quality.??
>
> thanks
> Marie

Forrest Photography
07-09-2005, 10:55 PM
"marie" wrote:

> when gettting 4 x 6 photos developed from cd at a photoshop, what pixels
> should you set the picture at.? or does it really matter
> these numbers get confusing
>
> I'm only getting all 4 x 6's done, so for the best quality, should it be a
> higher number ie: 2080 x 1386 pixels or is 400 x 600 sufficient for the
> quality to be good.
>
> what are the pros and cons of keeping it at a larger pixel size
>
> and I suppost leaving it as a jpg won't affect the quality.??
>
> thanks
> Marie

Well if you want the best photo that you can get save the photos in the
largest px group that you camera can do. When you send the photo in to be
printed you crop the photo so that you get the crop that you like and not let
the lab do it for you. Most 4x6 prints don need a large dpi to print well.
Only when you get into the 8x10 or large is that a issue.

Rick

Jim
07-09-2005, 10:55 PM
"marie" <marie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A0FE68DD-A7BD-44DA-B4D3-F2F068926E79@microsoft.com...
> when gettting 4 x 6 photos developed from cd at a photoshop, what pixels
> should you set the picture at.? or does it really matter
> these numbers get confusing
You don't need more than 300 pixels per inch whatever the size may be.
Jim

andreas.muller@gmail.com
07-09-2005, 10:55 PM
Good prints can be expected with a resolution of 300 DPI (dots per
inch). As a general rule, multiply the desired size in inches by 300 to
get the minimum pixels of the original picture. So, for 4 by 6's,
you'll end up with 1200 by 1800 pixels (try not to go below that). Bear
in mind, this is a very simplified explanation - it is not entirely
accurate but should suffice for your purposes.

Rina
07-09-2005, 10:55 PM
Use the highest resolution to take your pictures, a 400 x 600 image doesn't
contain enough information to make a good print.

If you have some photo editing software you can crop your pictures to 4 x 6
at 300 ppi, if you don't have editing software or haven't learned how to use
it yet, leave the photos at their highest resolution and let the photo lab
do the work for you.

Eventually you will get some software and learn to properly crop and enhance
your photos. It's a learning curve and we've all been there.

Rina
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"marie" <marie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A0FE68DD-A7BD-44DA-B4D3-F2F068926E79@microsoft.com...
> when gettting 4 x 6 photos developed from cd at a photoshop, what pixels
> should you set the picture at.? or does it really matter
> these numbers get confusing
>
> I'm only getting all 4 x 6's done, so for the best quality, should it be a
> higher number ie: 2080 x 1386 pixels or is 400 x 600 sufficient for the
> quality to be good.
>
> what are the pros and cons of keeping it at a larger pixel size
>
> and I suppost leaving it as a jpg won't affect the quality.??
>
> thanks
> Marie


when developing 4 x 6 does pixel size matter?