large prints from digital file?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Dr. Joel M. Hoffman, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. Can anyone recommend a good place on-line for getting large prints
    (around 2' by 3', hopefully with me specifying the size) from a
    digital file?

    Thanks.

    -Joel
     
    Dr. Joel M. Hoffman, Jan 18, 2005
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    Canongirly, Jan 18, 2005
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    PGG Guest

    PGG, Jan 18, 2005
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    Crownfield Guest

    http://www.ofoto.com ?
     
    Crownfield, Jan 18, 2005
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  5. Gack no.

    I bought prints from them once. They did all sorts of processing
    on it. I don't have the digital imaging experience to know exactly
    what they did, but the colors looked brighter, the shadows were
    brought up, etc. I guess they treat every image as if it were a
    snapshot made by some dad on a holiday.

    If you're looking for a faithful expression of your photographic
    vision, do not buy prints from Ofoto. (If you have no idea what
    you're doing, don't care to learn, and just want 4x6s with splashy
    color, they're probably great.)
     
    Ben Rosengart, Jan 18, 2005
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    Crownfield Guest

    kodak bought software that brings out detail on shadows and highlights,
    and seem to use it themselves.
     
    Crownfield, Jan 18, 2005
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    Jeremy Guest

    Kodak's OFOTO.COM goes as high as 20 x 30, and they claim that they can use
    a file as small as 2MP. Must use interpolation. Costs about $18.00 per
    print.
     
    Jeremy, Jan 18, 2005
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    howard Guest


    Probably looks fine, viewed from space.

    H.
     
    howard, Jan 18, 2005
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  9. Thanks for all the responses. It turns out that my favorite on-line
    site, dotphoto.com, also does this, but instead of calling the large
    prints "prints," the site calls them "gifts." I still have to choose
    from ready-made sizes (12x18, 16x20, 18x24, 20x30 and 24x36), but I
    can live with that.

    They'll do a 20x30 poster from a 3MP file....

    -Joel
     
    Dr. Joel M. Hoffman, Jan 18, 2005
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  10. Their home pages confuses me. If you are a pro you can no longer sign up?
     
    Dave R knows who, Jan 18, 2005
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    Arthur Small Guest

    Arthur Small, Jan 18, 2005
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    Frank Guest

    some costco can do 12 x 18 pics for 2.99
     
    Frank, Jan 20, 2005
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