There are often friends who eagerly want to print a large size, but we refuse... Some friends are also worried that the effect of printing a larger size will not be good. After our suggestion, they try to print a large size, and the effect is surprisingly good, so this is really What a big question!
We assess the appropriate size based on the following considerations:
1. The complexity of the file content
Content that is too complicated (here refers to the content, has nothing to do with the resolution) is not suitable for printing Xiaofu works. For example, it is also printing photos of furry children, a close-up of a cat and 100 cats gathered together , the fit size is not the same!
2. Document clarity
Files with low resolution are not suitable for printing on large aluminum plates. It is worth noting that sometimes photos that look very clear on the mobile phone may not be so clear after being enlarged by professional software at 1:1, and may only be suitable for printing small sheets, or even not recommended for printing.
3. File resolution
Although the higher the resolution, it is suitable for printing on larger sizes, but now because of Adobe's AI processing function, the importance of resolution is relatively reduced, but the definition is the most important consideration!
Further clarification on file resolution - sharing of new features of Lightroom image processing
Lightroom has a new feature that can easily increase the resolution of an image by four times, so that we who often need to help everyone expand files before printing, let’s test it out and see this “enhancement” feature, which is similar to Photoshop Which one is better with the "zoom in" function?
The photo was taken with Fujifilm X-T1 / XF18mm F2 R. The original resolution was only 4896 x 3264 px. After the expansion, the resolution reaches 9792 x 6528px. It can be easily printed to a size of 90 x 60cm. It is really enjoyable. (I have to seriously find a wall to hang it😆)!
The window scenes in the two frames are processed in different ways. There are some differences in the details of the red leaves, stones, reflections, and wooden pillars. Can you see it?
If you are interested, please refer to the following official Adobe articles for further reference:
Improve image quality with Camera Raw: The Enhance feature allows you to enhance image quality for larger output or increase the resolution of cropped images.
Improve image quality with Lightroom Enhance: The Enhance feature allows you to enhance image quality for larger output sizes or increase the resolution of cropped images.
So much rambling, we just want to express a concept, that is, this is a seesaw between quality and quantity, we can only advise you based on our professional photography and printing experience, and there is no so-called correct answer.
However, because our standards are quite strict, we would rather refund the customer than print the file or size that we think is not suitable after our evaluation. Therefore, most of the friends told us that after receiving the finished product, they are not only satisfied , and a little amazing! 🥳
Thank you very much for your trust in us. If you also have photos you want to print, please contact us. We have free evaluation services!