New Old Camera Film Questions

Started Dec 27, 2012 | Questions thread
Steve Throndson Senior Member • Posts: 2,702
Re: New Old Camera Film Questions

Bob SC,

A five foot wide print must be pretty spectacular.   I agree with you that at normal viewing distances, the 300 dpi rule doesn't have to be strictly followed. I've made 24x36 prints from very small files and found the detail to be acceptable.  Much depends on subject matter, lighting, texture, viewing distance, etc.

The OP is scanning negatives, so more resolution is easily achieved.  Better too much than not enough.

I'm really curious about your experiment to find that your printer is outputting 150 dpi.  How did you measure?   PM me if you like - I really want to know about this.  I know printer resolution is independent of image file resolution - but I always assumed that setting the printer to 1440 dpi would result in 1440 dots of ink per linear inch of paper.


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