Canvas is great!

I often see photographers on forums saying “I’m thinking about getting a canvas printed – is this photo good enough?” There’s a very simple rule here:  If you like it on screen, you’ll LOVE it on canvas. Canvas is wonderful. ...

Clarification re: print labs

After having yet another conversation about this, I’m writing this exasperated post … Just because your print lab accepts Adobe RGB files, doesn’t mean they can print the entire Adobe RGB gamut. A lot of consumer labs expect sRGB files, and print...

Tiff files for printing

I received a question today about using Tiff as a format for printing at a lab.  The correspondent shoots in Raw format, then edits and takes Tiff files to his lab for printing. Apparently, this particular lab needs Jpegs for their print process, so they convert his...

Printing big? Test small first

Getting a really big print done for the first time is as scary as hell, isn’t it? It’s really expensive, and you’re afraid that you’ll blow your dough because the shot isn’t good enough, or your camera doesn’t have enough...

16-bit to 8-bit

If you choose to edit your images in 16-bit mode, then of course you need to convert to 8-bit for printing at the end. Your final steps for printing probably include: > Flatten layers > Crop/resize > Convert to 8-bit > Sharpen > Save Now, the order of...