Which photos are best suited to become prints?

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Which photos are best suited to become prints?
Jul 19, 2011

Aren't some photos (in digital color files) more attractive candidates for print than others? What are the characteristics of such images? Good aesthetic values, yes, but also, how about images that rely more on saturated colors or less on saturation; more on large punchy areas of color or more on fascinating gradations of color - things like that.

Recently got an Epson 2880. The reality of having a printer soon taught me how rare my good photos are. Most images that are at least interesting and attractive on a monitor do not deserve to be printed. Part of it is the viewing experience; you look at a shot on a monitor for maybe a minute, and then it goes into hibernation on the hard drive. A print is there until you put it away, asking at every glance, Do you still get a rush when you see me?

This would be for display around the house with illumination by natural light.

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