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How can you make your digital prints look as good as film photos?

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2015-07-15 21:29:51
2015-07-15 21:29:51

It is certainly possible to make your digital photos look as good as film photos. Follow a few simple rules for frame-worthy results:

  • Make sure you download your images at full resolution. Image quality is highest when photos are at full resolution.
  • Review the file properties: 300 dpi, 400K, and 1600 x 1200 pixel count is typically good for printing up to 8x10s.
  • Use archival paper to create long-lasting prints. Be sure to store it out of the sun and humidity, as both will degrade the paper.

The resolution that the photo is taken at is important but just as important as that will be the was that the photo was printed. Although the home photo printers and improving, I still feel that the photo going through a chemical process (like at a photo lab) will create the best results as well as having the best archieval quality. Also important to the outcome of the photo will be the quality of the camera itself (some have better lenses than others, some will have better color and some will have better allowance for low light situations) I prefer to stay with brands that specialize in optics.

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Film cameras need the actual literal film while digital cameras need the memory. So basically you can take a lot more pictures with a digital camera compared to one roll of film camera. - - - - - You don't NEED to send digital camera photos to a lab to be processed, unless you want prints and then you really should--they make inkjet printers for photos but it's actually cheaper to send them off plus they'll look better if you do. Film has to be developed. You can use film one time. Digital memory cards can be erased and reused, which is not necessarily a good thing--I know I've thrown away files I wish I hadn't. Film can be enlarged much more than digital.

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You can get digital picture prints from any good picture shop. They will be able to supply you with good quality pictures and may even be able to frame them for you too.

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Yes, all CVS pharmacies have photo kiosks where you can purchase digital photo prints and the price is just as good as anywhere. The kiosks are really neat because you can even add text and frames to your photos with the touch of a button.

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