Hey. I have a Nikon d3400. When I get my photos printed at Walmart the 8x10 are always blurry. I even took pictures in auto and they were still blurry. The 4x6 are perfect. I must be doing something wrong. Surely I can make a clear 8x10 picture.
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Posted 21 November 2021 - 05:15 PM
What's the resolution of the file you're trying to print? If you submit a file straight out of camera (or at a similar resolution), it should end up looking fine as long as the photo itself was sharp. So, there are basically two possibilities:
1. The source photo is fine, but the version being printed was scaled down too much (a rule of thumb is to go for 300 dpi, so at 8x10 you'd want 2400x3000 pixels = 7.2MP, well below what the camera outputs)
2. The source photo is mis-focused or has motion blur, but this is not clearly visible in a 4x6 print and only becomes apparent when printing larger
Could you post an example of one of the problematic photos (preferably whatever you submitted to the printer)?