The quality of your photos does not depend on the type of printer alone. There are several other contributing factors. There are tips that can produce high quality photos without much effort. Check them out.
1. Explore printing options
If your camera and printer allow you to print from memory and camera, it is a great idea to explore the two. When you print using both options, you will see that the results in terms of quality vary. To get a high quality photo print, print several copies and decide the one that is most appealing.
2. Preview your photos before printing
Use the preview screen more often. Check how your pictures will come out by looking at it from the preview screen.
3. Learn more about your printer’s auto-fix feature
Most printers now adjust the settings according to the type of photo you are going to print. In most cases, the auto-fix results in high quality photo prints but that is not always the case. Sometimes, the photos look unnatural or oversaturated when the auto-fix feature is applied. It is therefore important that you know more about the auto-fix feature so that you can easily undo some settings when you realize that it is not going to produce a high quality photo print.
4. Always use the appropriate paper
If you are looking for a high quality photo print, explore paper options and use the paper that produces the best results. Sometimes, you need to choose the paper based on what you are going to use the photo for. If it is a random photo you can afford to use a less expensive paper. However, if you are printing a photo that you will hang in your room, you should definitely invest in a high quality paper.
5. Make copies of your photos when you want to edit them
Do not edit original photos since you may want to go back to the original. Always remember to make copies and then you are free to apply all the changes you want to apply.
6. Turn of the compression
Some printers automatically save pictures in a compressed JPG format. This can affect the quality of the photo. It usually reduces the quality of the photo hence you should turn off the compression feature. Another thing is that you should avoid editing an already compressed photo and then saving it in a JPG format. One thing about JPG is that information is lost every time you save your photo in that format. It also reduces the quality of the photo further. If you edit a photo, check the editor’s format and then save it in that format. You can also save it in a format such as TIF.
7. Always change the paper setting when you change the paper type
Although some printers come with sensors that can detect the paper type and adjust accordingly, some do not have it. It is, therefore, important that you adjust the setting and match the paper type you are using.
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