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michel.corbin@gmail.com's picture
by michel.corbin@gmail.com
July 28, 2012 - 7:39pm

Adorama had a special deal on 16x20 prints a while back. At $5 each I figured I could have some fun and get my favourite pictures printed. Problem is my Canon 40D is a 12 megapixel camera which gives me just under 200 dpi. I know photoshop offers different options to upres or upsample. How would I do the same in Aperture and would I have any control over how that is done?

Thank you.

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by Michael Ball
July 28, 2012 - 7:52pm

There are two ways to do this, both involve going to the export dialog and then from the presets menu select “Edit Presets”. From there you have two options: The first is to change the size setting to be “Percent of Original” and you can specify a value larger than 100%, this will of course give you a different resolution if you’ve cropped images. The alternative is to change the setting to “Fit Within (pixels)” and set a large value. In the setting Aperture will actually upscale the image so that the longest side of the image is the size you’ve set. There’s not a way to set how Aperture does it’s up-sampling, at least not that I’m aware of. However, I’ve thought the results at 2x upscales were pretty good.

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by PhotoJoseph
July 30, 2012 - 7:01pm

Michel,

I would suggest trying to print without upscaling though. If you have the time, perhaps do a side by side, ordering the same photo printed at the same size, one just from the original and one upscaled to a higher resolution. You may find that the non-resized file prints just fine.

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