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Lisa B says:
2 megapixels.
I have tons of photos that have been taken with a 2.8 megapixel camera. Obviously these are no good for printing.
Is there anyway at all that i can make them good enough to print at a decent size?
Dec 2, 2006
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JennHenn says:
do you have a photo editing software? You can play around and fix the images that way. It takes time but it's worth it in the end.
Dec 2, 2006
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downadirtroad says:
2.8MP camera...I remember when that was the best that there was!!! A 2.8 MP should still print out a decent 3.5 x 5 pic. True, not the best of sizes, but well worth preserving your memories.
Dec 28, 2006
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beachin says:
Why can't you print with a 2.8mp? You should definately be able to print a 3.5x5, and if you edit them, you should be able to get a decent 4x6
Jan 1, 2007
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ScrapMaz says:
I have had 2.8mp print out as 4x6 with no problems.
Jan 7, 2007
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bubbles1893 says:
I had a straight 2.0 mp some of the photos turned out blurry but it depended on what setting the camera was on, so you might have to fiddle around with that some.
May 4, 2007
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tweederbug says:
Your camera should take 4x6 pictures just fine. You just can't zoom in to edit them because that is when you will get alot of noise in the picture. There is a program that can help and reduce this...noiseware.It does cost alittle money..you could probably get a better camera for the price of the program. I was using a 5mgp and just upgrated to a 10.1mgp. They take about the same picture until I zoom in to edit. Good Luck
Sheila
May 14, 2007
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dilbert says:
If you keep the print small, it should tight and decent.
May 14, 2007
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WendyToo says:
Look at your owners manual and be sure to set the camera to take the photos at the largest megapixl setting. Many (most, nowdays) will allow you to take images that use less space on the card. The less space used on the card, the smaller the file. The smaller the file, the less pixels there will be to print(hence not so clear photos). Your Manual should be able to explain it for you.
May 27, 2007
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Neighborgal says:
Another option is to put several pictures on a scrapbook page, then you can print out a larger picture with your favorite pictures : ) My first digital was not even 1 mp and I have been able to make some decent pages with photo's from that camera. (I've come a loooooong way... my camera now is 6 mp : )
Jun 11, 2007
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MaggieM says:
As Wendy mentioned, read your manual. Set the camera to take the largest size with the highest resolution. Your 2.8 MP camera should then take pictures that you can print very nicely up to 5 x 7. The expert might tell the difference, but the average person with the naked eye, will think it's great. Be sure and print at 300 dpi of course. (or as close to it as you can with a 5 x 7.
Aug 30, 2007
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davesphotographics says:
hi dont know what camera or software you have but as everyone has said you should be able to print up to a 6x4 size what camera do you have and if you want to email me a pic ill be happy to look at it and give you advise
Sep 20, 2007
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Tobysfan says:
It could also be the printer you use. I know even with my 5mega pixel camera i have trouble printing out some pics. When i download the pics to the computer some of them ar not great at all. Horrible in fact, but all the same i keep them cause they involve great memories. and some day i will be rich enough to print them all out and add them to my photo album LOL

Vicki
Sep 21, 2007
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MaggieM says:
As I stated above, your 2 MP camera should be capable of printing out fine 4 x 6 prints. Make sure it's set at the highest quality and the largest size (there might be two settings there), if not choose the highest quality. I do have a 2.8 MP camera (my first one) and it printed out 8 x 10 prints, no one noticed any difference. Just make sure you set your printer for it's highest quality also. And if possible use photographic paper.
Sep 21, 2007
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MaggieM says:
I have even taken e-mail photos, which are usually low resolution photos and I've printed out 4 x 6 prints, but I always change my printer settings to the highest possible quality.
Sep 21, 2007
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MaggieM says:
There are technical ways to resample your photos, but if they were taken at a good quality setting for your camera you shouldn't have to do that for a small print. Besides that's not going to give you a super quality anyways.
Sep 21, 2007
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xx_Michelle_xx says:
My first digital camera was a 3.2 meg pix. I printed with out photoshoping a 20x18 picture that now takes pride of place in my lounge room. Try printing it out on a 4x6 and if it doesnt work to good try "unsharp mask' if you use photoshop. Also if you are printing from low res change to CMYK Colour and print in that instead of RGB colour
Jan 10, 2008
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romana says:
i've printed out pics taken on my mobile phone which is 2 meg pix and they've printed out fine ..nana
Jan 10, 2008
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Frogbeam says:
I actually use my cell camera which was 2.0 but my new one will be 5.o still able to print most of them and collage the rest when making a page
Dec 21, 2008
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kezcreates says:
Yeah I would say that for sure you could print off 4x6 because the cameras that are 6 or 7 MP can print off POSTER size (like Huge-mungous lol). I don't even want to know what size the newest cameras can print off - wall murals? lol.
Dec 21, 2008
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