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    Urgent Help Please - Large Canvas Printing

    (Sorry for the urgency, I have to have the file to the printers by tomorrow (2/12) night)

    I've got a Canon 40D (10mp), is it good enough to make a 40" x 60" canvas print?

    My calculations make me believe I could get away with a 30" x 40", but thats about the max I could go. Though I am really hoping i'm wrong and can print a 40"x60"

    Long shot here, but; If the native res isn't good enough, is there anyway I cn "upsize" it whilst retaining quality?

    The file i'm hoping to print is:
    (below hasn't had any PP on it yet, need shadow correction etc.)


    Thanks for your help.
    Gripped 40D, 24-105L, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6, Sigma 30mm f/1.4, 430EXII

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    You can upsize a photo. Get a copy of Genuine Fractals
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    Thanks for your help Rick,

    The printer is BigW, (they have a 40% off sale until tomorrow night, yay). It would be best to supply them with the enlarged file through a program like Genuine Fractals yes?

    Tim.

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    If you need to make it larger and want control over the quality of the file, yes.

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    Thanks again. I'll look into the program tonight and hopefully have something for the printers tomorrow.

    Much appreciated.

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    u will be fine with the 40D at that size

    canvas prints are very very very forgiving in terms of MP count of a cameras sensor, much more so than any other print fabrics and paper

    you wont need to up-res the file at all

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    Gents, if your priniting on canvas depending on which printer they use its normaly only 200 dpi so if your useing a 40d it in full res it should be more than enough. I use these guys http://www.megaprints.com.au/
    they have a section on there site where you can submit picture and they will let you know how big it can be printed. I have been very happy with the quality and service from these guys always quick and quality has been better than most retail shops ect. and prices are cheap http://www.megaprints.com.au/pricelist.html
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    Your horizon is sligtly out FYI, Id also add some contrast and saturation as its very flat
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