Printing Size From Canon EOS 5D

by Shelby
(Marin County )

Canon 5D Camera

Canon 5D Camera



"Hello I have the Canon 5D, my image quality settings are set for JPEG medium (13M 4464x2976). Converting the images to 300dpi, I’m Wondering what is the largest print size I can get from this setting?"

Hi Shelby,
Thanks for your question about print size from your Canon EOS 5D camera. It's not a simple answer. It really depends on your own requirements (or your viewers) for the quality of the print and that is a very subjective thing to determine. It can also depend on the viewing distance that the print will be seen from.

Printing large prints from a Canon 5D

I have no experience printing to large formats. I outsource that to a professional print lab. Provided I give them a file sized to the dimensions I need (and at least 175 ppi - NOT dpi). Their printers and their software do a great job preparing the file for printing and I've never had to re-do a print because of pixelation.

To further complicate the answer, it depends on the software of the printer you're using. Some will "res-up" your file and get great results-others may have really poor results.

The best advice I can give you is to try a print from your 5D file at a certain size and evaluate objectively.

Good luck,
Bruce

p.s. I highly recommend you shoot everything at full resolution. With size and price of memory ridiculously so affordable, it makes more sense to set your 5D on its highest resolution. You can always "res-down" so much easier than "res-up." Take advantage of using all those pixels on the full-frame sensor of your 5D.

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