I have a voucher to get a photo printed at A1 size onto canvas at a local Kodak Express outlet. I am thinking of taking a photo on my Fuji Finepix 5.1 mega pixel camera, then possibly enhancing it using some software before saving it for printing - what would be the optimum setting for both taking the picture and then saving it, to ensure as detailed a final print as possible?
I agree with laurie53 but before you take the photo,store it and manipulate it yourself. I would ask your Kodak Express outlet what they advise. Most of there outlets do a good job of manipulating photos to arrive at the best presentation. Regards Noels
" I am thinking of taking a photo on my Fuji Finepix 5.1 mega pixel camera "
Without going into a mine field of information,a lot will depend on the camera itself and the user actually taking the shot.
For a quick example;
If the shot is taken with a point and shoot compact camera and the detail is not sharp enough....you will struggle to blow this up to your requirements.
However,if you are using a dslr or similar higher spec camera than a budget compact point and shoot,you should be fine,simply for the fact of the camera's sensor and processor chip.
My advice would be to use a tripod or rest the camera on something solid to take the shot...and if possible,use a remote device or self timer.This will guarantee you get the sharpest shot possible that retains the clarity and sharpness. Obviously the photo you take can be tinkered with various software to enhance certain areas if so wished.
To be honest,provided the photo is clear and sharp and bearing in mind its going on canvas...you should be ok.
Just out of curiosity,what model Finepix is the camera ?
Why not get a print onto photo paper first and see what it's like before you spend your money on a more expensive canvas print! I have made some excellent A4 prints from photos taken on a Samsung V50 5mp camera — and I'm very fussy about definition!