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    Printing Low Res images from Facebook

    I have used photoshop for years, and have been building websites and doing graphics for years.

    I need to print out some Photos from Facebook that I have stored on there, but no longer have the original copy due to hard drive failure and backup failure (long story I won't bore you with).

    So I would like to print out the web quality 72 dpi images. I know that they will never be "original" and they will be lower quality because Interpolation will never get it back to original, but how would you recommend that I do it, which of the software programs do you think would be best at making these images "printable": PhotoZoom, Genuine Fractals, SmartEdge? or something else or some other technique entirely?

    Thanks!

    Josh

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    Re: Printing Low Res images from Facebook

    Josh, that question is one which I would hesitate to try and answer openly in a forum such as this, where so many talented photographers have posted their favorite images for the benefit of newcomers who are interested in learning photography.

    There was a case a few years back where a talented (and poor) young single mother from Iceland posted her stunning images on Flickr, only to discover an unscrupulous individual was stealing them and selling prints of her work on eBay.

    This is an issue that many (if not all) photographers are very sensitive about...
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    Re: Printing Low Res images from Facebook

    I understand what you mean, but I am talking about my pictures only. I only want to print out my pictures. I appreciate any advice you or anyone would have, and I would never steal and print anyone's work, that is very wrong to do.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Printing Low Res images from Facebook

    I did read awhile back that interpolation through the major editing programmes [ Photoshop/Paint Shop Pro ] was as good as the specialist programmes as you mention.

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    Re: Printing Low Res images from Facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by Jheuser View Post
    I understand what you mean, but I am talking about my pictures only. I only want to print out my pictures. I appreciate any advice you or anyone would have, and I would never steal and print anyone's work, that is very wrong to do.

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    That's all well and good, Josh, but you are not the only person who will be reading this thread and any answers that are posted to your question.

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    Re: Printing Low Res images from Facebook

    This subject comes up from time to time and I am sure any pirate will not need comments on this blog or any other to know what to do or will have a completely different set of standards compared with a serious photographer. When I deliberately compressed a file and then interpolated the results as an exercise I was suprised how well it worked.

    If you post on the web you are telling everybody the image is free to be used, despite copyright. It is a fact of our modern digital world ever since Xerox invented their machines.

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    Re: Printing Low Res images from Facebook

    If it helps, www.drivesavers.com have a photo-only recovery service that costs a lot less than their full recovery service ... and a 95%+ success rate. I've used them and got a complete recovery.

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    Re: Printing Low Res images from Facebook

    Good resolution of any image depends on the pixel ratio. If maximum pixels are in the image, then quality is excellent. Often websites provide a link that allows you to download a higher-resolution version of any image so try to use this one to print pictures.
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