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I think the cold (no, not SARS !) that's been going around is finally catching up with me. This is despite my usual hale and hardy self, and now it's starting to cut into my mood.

I forgot to mention that I made a 16x20 inch print of this picture and had it framed last week. The guy at the frame shop mentioned that a woman had a very similar picture done and picked it up just before I did. There's always something in the air...


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Mar. 31st, 2003 07:15 am (UTC)
Two questions:
What frame shop did you go to? and
Where'd you get the enlargement done?

I have some pix I'd like to frame....
Mar. 31st, 2003 07:52 am (UTC)
We went to the Big Picture in Arlington Heights. They are having a sale right now (geez, who isn't ?) and they're open on Sundays.

The picture itself was from my digital camera, and after cropping it for 8x10 I just ordered the 16x20 print through Apple's service (which is really Ofoto/Kodak) in iPhoto. It came back carefully packed in a poster tube.

It came out looking pretty good, although at 16x20 you are pushing what a four megapixel camera can do, so there is some of that video-like color noise in the blue sky when looked at closely. But from a few feet away it's quite nice.
Mar. 31st, 2003 08:04 am (UTC)
Ok, so, here's another neophyte question: what are the dimensions to which you cropped the file for output at 8x10? Or was the file you provided actually 8x10?
Mar. 31st, 2003 08:23 am (UTC)
Towards a resolution
iPhoto allows you to crop a picture for a particular aspect ratio — a simple feature, but I haven't seen it in other programs (maybe Photoshop has it). When you order a print, it will warn you if the resolution isn't enough, the idea being that as long as the proportions are right and there are enough pixels, it doesn't make a difference, since their process will scale things as needed anyway. I suspect that if you don't bother to crop the picture yourself they'll just mechanically figure out the orientation and crop off the side strips that don't fit equally.

Since I didn't really crop off the top and bottom of my picture, it was probably no less than 1700 pixels along the small edge.

According this page, you 1024x768 pixels for 5x7 only 640x480 for 8x10 — that does not compute !
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