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Printing high resolution photos

A client came to me recently asking me to stitch some photos together. The photos ended up as two different files. One was a panoramic view of a city skyline at 28538×2039 pixels. The other was a view of some mountains at 5436×2410 pixels. I burned them to CD for her.
The next day, she came back asking me to compress them or reduce their dimensions. I asked her why.
“No one I took them to could print them.”
“Who did you take them to?”
“Walmart. Costco. …”
“That’s because they aren’t printers. Try a printer. Any printer worth their weight can print these photos.”

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By Kim Siever

Kim Siever is an independent journalist based in Lethbridge, Alberta. He writes daily news stories, focusing on municipal, provincial, and federal politics, specializing in investigative journalism and critical analysis from a leftist political lens. He also writes regular editorials on general politics and social issues.

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