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D200 print size


12 Jun 2007 12:48PM
Would like to print A3+ , in the menu what would be my best option, size priority or optimal quality.
Cheers
Steve

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thewaiter 13 1.2k 9 England
12 Jun 2007 1:03PM
Go for the best quality, i.e. RAW and resize in CaptureOne/Photoshop etc etc
csurry 12 9.2k 92
12 Jun 2007 1:10PM
Which menu Steve.

Surely you are shooting at the maximum size allowed by the D200 which I can quite remember off-hand, but approx 3800 x 2600.

So at 300dpi that gives approx 13 in x 8.6 in.

A3 paper is 16 x 11, so not far short (not sure of exact dimensions for a3+). From here you have two options, or possibly three depending on interpretation.

Now I no expert on the terminology or printing processes, but

Resize the image in PS (or PSE or PSP) to 4800 pixels on the longest size.

Print at a lower dpi directly, approx 250 dpi would do it and not be that noticeable - this would be a conscious decision on your part.

Or use PS and set the print size in the preview to A3 and approx 120% which would allow the software to do all the work for you.

Any of these routes should give a satisfactory result.

So hopefully by interpretation of what you need to get an A3+ print you can determine your menu setting.
peter_davey 8 1.4k England
12 Jun 2007 1:13PM
well i get A2 straight odd a D70 and that's only 6.1mp

so the D200 would give A1 without any trouble.
chris_taylor Junior Member
12 Jun 2007 1:18PM
Hi Steve,

I think you're referring to the options available in the Shooting menu.......in that case, 'Optimal Quality' is the best choice.

Chris.
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
12 Jun 2007 1:21PM
I have a 2A0 (1682 x 1189) print of the image used on the recent FPME front cover (blue Porche headlight) - taken with a D70 (6Mp)...
csurry 12 9.2k 92
12 Jun 2007 1:22PM
Edit: That should have said 300ppi, the dpi being determined via the printer and settings.
12 Jun 2007 1:23PM
Thanks everyone, thats a great help

Steve

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