Poster size photos Home › Forum › Chat Forum › Poster size photos Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total) Poster size photos tinribzMember What’s the max size you can blow up compact camera pics to put on the wall with them still looking decent. Camera is LX3, 10Mp I believe, thinking landscapes. Anyone tried it? Posted 7 years ago tinribzMember OK Tin this what u do, find out the number of pixels your camera produces and calulate the size for say 300 pixels per inch; Pixels DPI Size inches 3968 300 13.22666667 2232 300 7.44 Now do it in reverse with the size you want; Size DPI Pixels 40 99.2 3968 22.49 99.2 2232 Now you can print out a sample at home at the above resolution to see what it will look like. Posted 7 years ago Militant_bikerMember Thinking about resolution purely, for decent print quality it’s wise to stick to 300dpi, maybe 240. We used to aim for 300 for our print work, and accepted a minimum of 240 if we had to 10MP = about 3648px wide x 2736px high (assuming ‘normal’ aspect ratios) 3648px /300dpi =12.16″ 2736px /300dpi = 9.12″ 3648px /240dpi = 15.2″ 2736px /240dpi = 11.4″ So, 12 x 9″ would be fine, 15 x 11″ would be about passable, anything larger than that may end up looking jagged. Of course, careful use of Photoshop or similar can give you a tiny bit more leeway. Edit: Are you talking to yourself up there? Posted 7 years ago petey_pantsSubscriber If its gong to be a poster on the wall, it’s unlikely that it will be viewed from less than a few feet so I’d go down to 150ppi Posted 7 years ago Militant_bikerMember That’s true – I hadn’t thought about that… Posted 7 years ago tinribzMember Edit: Are you talking to yourself up there? Indeed, I got impatient and started gogglin. Reckon I’ll get out the tripod and try streching it to 150 then. Posted 7 years ago petey_pantsSubscriber Back in the day, I used the ‘Top Spec’ 2mp camera for A3 wall prints. Looked ok, as long as you weren’t too close to it. Posted 7 years ago Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total) The topic ‘Poster size photos’ is closed to new replies.