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veronicaskisses
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What is the best way of using a photo as the main peice of paper. How can I get a photo made into 12x 12 or 10x 10?


 
Rosita
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In response to veronicaskisses

most places that print photos are venturing into printing 12x12 photos. The least expensive place I've found is Costco


 
GMFTS
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  • GMFTS on 11-08-12 10:02 AM
In response to Rosita

Don't the photos lose a lot of resolution?


 
aquabunny
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In response to GMFTS

I wouldn't think so. When I upload photos from my digital camera to print through Walgreens, it typically doesn't give me a resolution warning message at any size, not even at 20" x 30" (though I've never actually printed that large).


 
Diva
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In response to aquabunny

Costco will do it for you, good price and they look good.


 
mrsdriver5
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In response to GMFTS

This picture isn't 12x12, but it's big. I actually printed one bigger, but I couldn't do the borders the way I wanted. Anyway, this is scanned in 600dpi from an old 3x5 film print, so it wasn't great quality to begin with, but the enlargment printed out great. (I also printed out the plaid background.)

One problem for a background is that most photos aren't square, so you'll have to do some cropping. I've done it before, but I gave the album to my granddaughter and haven't gotten around to taking pictures...but it works good. I like to soften it some so it's more of a background than the star of the show. Then maybe have a small picture somewhere in the LO...if you're using multiple pics.

I print my customized stuff at home on my wide format printer. When I get an inspiration, I don't want to have to go to a store to pick it up.~Judy

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stick
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  • stick on 11-09-12 10:27 AM
In response to mrsdriver5

Another vote for CostCo, great quality prints. And they have the option of uploading either at standard or high-res rates.


 
rebeccakeppel
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In response to veronicaskisses

I also use Costco for large prints. Usually I print 8x12 so I can still see some patterned paper or cardstock, but their 12x12's come out very nice too. I have never had a resolution problem, but I shoot with a DSLR in RAW, my files and resolution are large.


 
max28
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  • max28 on 12-14-12 09:52 AM
In response to rebeccakeppel

Definitely Cosco. Good results and very reasonable prices


 
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