(Closed) Photobooks…. Problem with grainy photos when printing large spreads?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
1403 posts
Bumble bee

Non-technical answer – Just ask your photographer what print size these are printable to.  Make sure your 2 page spread is below that size.


Technical answer – commercial printers print between 250-300 DPI.  For albums where the image is less than an arm’s length away, you will want to stay as close to 250 DPI as possible.  You can print large prints at 100-150 DPI where the intended viewing distance is far, but for something close up, you will want all the detail.  So for a 10″ wide image, you will need a file 2500 px wide.


Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Don’t use Blurb. We used it for a photo-heavy book that we made, and the results were meh. The quality was satisfactory, but not something I would want to look at again and again.

Post # 5
375 posts
Helper bee

I don’t have any experience with Andromapix so I can’t answer that question, but I’d ask the photographer what his/her definition of “medium resolution” is. If it’s anything less than 300 dpi, it may not give you the print quality you’re looking for.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

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@thirdtimebride: 300 dpi is meaningless, she needs to find out the size of the images in pixels.

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