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    enlarging for print

    I have never printed one photo of mine in the time of been doing photography very slack i think.
    With saying that i am totally confused about how to do it , i have heard of multiplying this and getting less pixels etc etc which doesn't work for me as in i don't understand so is there a free program for mac that is easy to use and can any one give me some tips i use lightroom and elements 10.
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    How big do you want it printed?

    Seeing as you are in Brisbane, I would suggest that you take the ( uncropped ) image along to RGB Digital saved as the highest quality jpeg and get them to print it.
    Anything that we have had done there in the past at around 16x24 or 20x30 comes back looking just fine without any resizing necessary.
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    Yeah, it's pretty easy with Lightroom and as Andrew says, you won't need to enlarge anything. Just right-click on your image and go to the "Export…" menu. I would export a full size 16 bit TIFF, because they have much more colour information - which translates to smoother colour transitions & minimal likelihood of banding - than JPEGs.

    In the File Settings section of the Export window these settings should be fine:
    Format: TIFF
    Compression : none
    Colour space: sRGB or AdobeRGB (whichever you normally use, sRGB is more common)
    Bit Depth: 16 bits/component

    In Image Sizing, make sure the "Resize to fit" checkbox is not ticked. Resolution is not relevant.

    Output Sharpening - up to you. If you're sharpening for print, you need to specify gloss or matte.

    That's it basically. Save it to your Pictures folder, or wherever, then burn it onto a CD or put it onto a USB stick and take it to the printer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulman View Post
    Yeah, it's pretty easy with Lightroom and as Andrew says, you won't need to enlarge anything. Just right-click on your image and go to the "Export…" menu. I would export a full size 16 bit TIFF, because they have much more colour information - which translates to smoother colour transitions & minimal likelihood of banding - than JPEGs.

    In the File Settings section of the Export window these settings should be fine:
    Format: TIFF
    Compression : none
    Colour space: sRGB or AdobeRGB (whichever you normally use, sRGB is more common)
    Bit Depth: 16 bits/component

    In Image Sizing, make sure the "Resize to fit" checkbox is not ticked. Resolution is not relevant.

    Output Sharpening - up to you. If you're sharpening for print, you need to specify gloss or matte.

    That's it basically. Save it to your Pictures folder, or wherever, then burn it onto a CD or put it onto a USB stick and take it to the printer.
    Awsum thanks for that i will give it ago.

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