Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/02/23

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Subject: Re: [Leica] digital darkroom
From: estilo moro <>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 07:49:36 -0500

eric & others

thx for the response on digital printing. 200-260 dpi seems
to be working well. i'm happy with the results at 5 x7 printed
on epson card stock (soft). the quality is much better than
my bathroom/darkroom technique. i still scan high, with
multisampling (16x); adjust the histogram, sharpness & contrast
in photoshop, reduce the file and let the printer print with
its best quality setting.

thx again

Eric Welch wrote:

> You would be right. We find on our dye-sub printer, which is
> pretty much the equal of all but the best custom prints in
> technical quality (grain, tonal modulation and sharpness but
> Photoshop makes it better in many ways than even the best
> custom labs), that making the picture 10 inches (60
> picas) on the long end at 200 dpi is good enough. And 300
> dpi is overkill. That means, depending on the crop, that the
> file size is about 4-9 megs.
> Anything bigger than that is just wasting processor time
> printing it.