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Help! Accidentally had camera set to jpeg

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Ugh, I made a rookie mistake and accidentally had my camera set to capture jepgs instead of RAW. The images are at 72dpi. Will these even be printable? If so, to what size? Here is a sample image.

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The PPI value is completely irrelevant. Only the size matters.  What are the height and width in pixels of the files?

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... which is 22 megapixels.  That's HUGE.

Of course you're going to have trouble editing these photos, not having the flexibility of the high-quality raw data.

But if you can successfully work your way past that, you've got nothing to worry about regarding print size.

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ok, thank you. So upset that I did this! Ugh!

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How do I go about printing them? Do I switch them to 300dpi? That makes the file size huge!

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No, of course not!

This changes absolutely nothing, I promise.  Edit your photos as usual.  The PPI values (72, 300, or anything else) is completely irrelevant while you're editing.

Then when you're preparing the files for print, again, absolutely nothing is different.  You still do things exactly as I taught you in the Print Sharpening Class.

One more time I say:  DON'T DO ANYTHING DIFFERENTLY.

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Ok, will do. This has completely thrown me for a loop! So once I come to printing I would then resize to a specific size ie 20x30" at 300dpi at that point? Can you point me to the resource for noise reduction in photoshop as well since I typically do that in adobe raw and can't do that now with jpegs

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58 minutes ago, Teann said:

So once I come to printing I would then resize to a specific size ie 20x30" at 300dpi at that point?

Of course.  As I said, EXACTLY the same as you always do, exactly as I taught you in class.

59 minutes ago, Teann said:

Can you point me to the resource for noise reduction in photoshop as well since I typically do that in adobe raw and can't do that now with jpegs

Actually, I would suggest still using ACR, at least for noise and white balance, and maybe a little bit of basics eg Exposure.

https://www.damiensymonds.net/2010/05/jpegs-in-acr.html

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And that means, of course, that you can still apply batch processing to them, to a degree at least, using Bridge.

PLEASE don't wait any longer to take the Bridge Class, it's so cheap and SO useful.

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