Help finding a nice photo to print for frame. Robin Hoods Bay Yorkshire

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Found 21st Feb
Hi Guys -

Sorry if this post sounds similar to yesterdays but i will try and be a bit more specific and see if anyone can please help ......

At the weekend i bought a large photo frame from Ikea to hang in my computer room - ( I will put a link below in the comments to show which one).
In my wisdom, i thought it would be pretty easy to just download a nice pic from the internet for the new frame and get the image printed at a camera shop then insert this into my new frame for the wall.

I would specifically like a nice image of Robin Hoods Bay and i found one that i thought would look really nice - (again i will put a link to the image i wanted to go into the frame).

I have since been told that i need to make sure all kinds of things to ensure it will fit / it will not pixelate and that the image would need to be of a certain dimension to ensure its print quality would be ok. - in addition i need to be careful on copyrights aswell.

Please can anyone give me advice where i can find a nice pic of robin hoods bay that will fit into my frame of 40cm x 50cm

Alternatively, can anyone please send me a link / or offer me advice how best to get a nice print (affordable) to fit the frame - 40cm x 50cm

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Original Poster

This is the frame i bought -
ikea.com/gb/…74/

This is the image i would love to have inside it -
countryfile.com/art…ire

If anyone can please offer advice would be great.
Thank You

nick1981

...Alternatively, can anyone please send me a link / or offer me advice … ...Alternatively, can anyone please send me a link / or offer me advice how best to get a nice print (affordable) to fit the frame - 40cm x 50cm


Review the primarily royalty & cost free images at pixabay.com/ and similar. Sadly no RHB.

Original Poster

Thank You for sending this link - there are actually some really nice images in here.

Im really trying to find one of Robin Hoods Bay though (one that will fit into the 40cm x 50cm frame and not pixelate when printed)

nick1981

This is the frame i bought … This is the frame i bought -http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/decoration/frames-pictures/ribba-frame-black-art-50268874/This is the image i would love to have inside it -http://www.countryfile.com/article/walk-robin-hoods-bay-north-yorkshireIf anyone can please offer advice would be great.Thank You



It would be unlikely that an image posted to an online article would be of high enough quality for print.

You could contact the website to see if they have the original high res image and would allow you to use it for personal use, but they may have sourced the image themselves and might got not have the copyright.

The countryfile site has a higher resolution copy (3673x2200) of the same picture here:

countryfile.com/sit…jpg

Original Poster

wimac

The countryfile site has a higher resolution copy (3673x2200) of the same … The countryfile site has a higher resolution copy (3673x2200) of the same picture here:http://www.countryfile.com/sites/default/files/robin%20hood%20bay.jpg



That could be perfect.... do you think this would print ok to my frame size?

nick1981

That could be perfect.... do you think this would print ok to my frame … That could be perfect.... do you think this would print ok to my frame size?



Even at that size the print quality would be borderline.

50cm = 19.7 inches
3673/19.7 = 186 dots per inch.
For a good quality print you want a minimum of 200dpi and preferably 300dpi.

Original Poster

wimac

Even at that size the print quality would be borderline.50cm = 19.7 … Even at that size the print quality would be borderline.50cm = 19.7 inches3673/19.7 = 186 dots per inch.For a good quality print you want a minimum of 200dpi and preferably 300dpi.



This might sound daft but what if i got the image printed to a slightly smaller size - then asked for a black border around the image ?

nick1981

This might sound daft but what if i got the image printed to a slightly … This might sound daft but what if i got the image printed to a slightly smaller size - then asked for a black border around the image ?



You would probably get away with it since normally you wouldn't be getting close up to a picture hanging on a wall to see any pixelation. Your frame already has a wide white border so it might not look as good with a black border round the picture.

As an alternative you could buy a similar print here:

art.co.uk/pro…165

Your frame is 70x50 with a 50x40 mount so the 61x46 print would fit inside your frame.

Cost is around £35 when you add postage but it would probably cost you £25 to get a poster size print done any way.

you need to think about the actual aspect ratio of the photo
the countryfile one is 1.6 times wider than it is tall
your mount is 1.25 times wider
either you need to lose some off the edges or to have blank space at the top and bottom
blank top and bottom would look silly possibly as its already bordered but chopping off edges can change a pic alot

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