Help a Total Newbie with First Time Printing

Started Nov 24, 2011 | Discussions thread
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mandms7 OP Regular Member • Posts: 229
Re: Help a Total Newbie with First Time Printing

Thanks everyone.

I'm still confused by the "Image Sizing" section in Lightroom's export function. I've seen suggestions that I don't need to resize in my situation, but in what situations would you resize? I've tried three different resizing options:

1) No resizing

2) Resizing to exact measurements of the canvas I want to print to (20"x30") plus choosing the "Don't Enlarge" button

3) Resizing to exact measurements of the canvas I want to print to (20"x30") with "Don't Enlarge" unchecked

The first two exported jpegs were identical, but the third one was much larger (20MB file vs 7.3MB for the other two). How would the two different file sizes be handled during printing? If Costco was to receive the smaller file (without me resizing it), would it print out as a smaller picture on the canvas, or would they somehow resize it to fit the paper?

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