ACRYLIC PICTURE: IMAGE BANK AUSTRALIA’S TOP TIPS FOR SMARTPHONE PRINT REPRODUCTION
Acrylic picture are the latest print techniques. Smartphone photography has improved so much that the latest phones are producing the highest quality images ever. However, many facts will affect the quality of your smartphone photo prints. The more you learn, the better your photographs will turn out. So, here are a few tips we would like to share with you about getting the best acrylic photo prints from your smartphone snaps.
SIZE AND RESOLUTION
When a printer or professional photographer talks about the ‘size’ of an image, they are talking about the photo’s resolution. Resolution refers to the quality of the photos, meaning the higher your resolution, the better the quality of your photos. Resolution is the measurement of the number of pixels (px) in your smartphone’s image. All digital photos (taken on a smartphone or digital camera) are made up of tiny pixels, which fit together to form an image.
WHAT ARE PIXELS
The more pixels means a photo has more detail and your acrylic photo will look better. There are two ways to talk about resolution using pixels.
The first is the height and width of an image, e.g. 2048px x 1536px.
The second is the total numbers of pixels in a photograph. An example of the above, 2049 X 1536 = 3,145,728 pixels. This would be also be expressed as 3.1 megapixels (MP).
SMARTPHONE CAMERA RESOLUTIONS THESE DAYS HAVE IMPROVED DRAMATICALLY.
Here’s a list of the latest smartphone capabilities:
Smartphone Model and its Camera Resolution
iPhone 8/8 Plus 12MP
iPhone X 12MP
Galaxy S8/S8+ 12MP
Google Pixel 2 12.2MP
LG G6 13MP
HTC U11 16MP
OnePlus five 16MP
Sony Xperia XZ Premium 19MP
Huawei P10 Plus 20MP
IMAGE FORMATS AND THE ACRYLIC PICTURE
Image formats that will appear on smartphones, JPEG, RAW and HEIC:
Most smartphone cameras save images in the JPEG format, which is standard. A JPEG photo is a compressed photo, that is designed to take up less storage space on your phone. The compressed parts are areas with repeated pixels, such as a sky or similar colours and tones. Some smartphone cameras have the option to shoot and save in RAW. RAW is like a “digital negative” because it isn’t compressed in any way.
Photographs saved as RAW files can be printed more with significantly more details than aJPEG image. However, RAW files do take up a lot of storage space, which isn’t ideal for smartphones. Some phones, such as the Galaxy S7, allowing you to save photos in DNG, also considered being a RAW photo file. If you have the new Apple’s iOS11 you will have noticed their update recently replaced iPhone’s JPEG image format with HEIC. HEIC is Apple’s name for the new HEIF (High-Efficiency photo Format) standard. Your digital photos compress smaller than JPEGs while retaining higher image quality. Enabling better print reproduction for Acrylic Photo printing especially.
FILTERS AND EDITING ON YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN REDUCE YOUR PHOTOS QUALITY FOR PRINTING
It’s wise to know that every time you edit a photo, you are also damaging the original photo taken. When you add filters to a picture, it can add noise and, in some cases, pixilation. Certain iPhone photography apps produce larger and better quality images than others. So it’s smart to check in the settings that your edited images are being saved in the highest resolution possible.
PRINTING PROFESSIONALLY IS NOW ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE. ACRYLIC PICTURE ARE STUNNING
Professional papers and inks will give a better overall quality for prints and acrylic photo from your smartphone camera. Photographic paper comes in a variety of different finishes, and this is an individual taste. Some are designed to suit certain photographic styles. Click on the links for more information and selection on our website.
* Smooth Gloss – the most widely used finish. The shine from chemical coating helps distinguish the smallest details. Recommended for acrylic photo prints and acrylic blocks.
* Matte Smooth Cotton Rag – Zero glossiness. Our photographic Smooth Cotton Rag is a fantastic look, used when printing photos in black and white or you want a matt, or arty look. We also have perfected sealing this paper print with a clear varnish
* Smooth Pearl/Luster – A beautiful professional satin finish with a textured look and feel.If your smartphone photo has a reduced resolution, perhaps avoid printing it on glossy paper. Instead, opt for canvas print or matt look for a better result.
The popular print medium for smartphones photos is the acrylic picture print or acrylic block. The crystal bright 3D look gives a spectacular result; you will not believe how professional your photos will look. Check out apps for shooting in Raw and editing apps on your smartphone and please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 1300UPLOAD or
email us firstname.lastname@example.org and use our direct button.
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An example of Acrylic Block at Perrin Clarke Photography