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Need your help ladies. I am trying to find some pics of Ocho Rios, Jamaica so I can order some postcards. Me and Carly have been discussing it and my pics are too small. How do I search for (and save) larger pics that would work for me. How do I know if the ones that I do find are too small? ...I am DIY challenged so please bear with me.

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I attached a few sample pics, so you all could see what we meant. Cuz I had the same issue when searching online for pics... Ok, it only let me attach one...

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Originally Posted by carlymcmullen View Post
I attached a few sample pics, so you all could see what we meant. Cuz I had the same issue when searching online for pics... Ok, it only let me attach one...
Thanks Carly.

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I'm not positive, but perhaps you could go to Tripadvisor and look at the candid traveler photos. if you find one you like you could e-mail the person and ask for rights to ithuh.gif? I'm not sure if you need rights if it's not a professional photo, but maybe?

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I check to see if they are big enough in a couple ways. A simple way is to upload it into snapfish or shutterfly & try to order a 4x6. it will tell you if the resolution is too low for that. Another way is to open it in photoshop if you have the program & go to "image size" and see how big the resolution actually is.

 

This is what the resoultion needs to be:

Image Resolution : Maximum print size

less than 640x480 : only wallet-size prints recommended

640x480 : absolute minimum resolution for 4x6 (results will vary)

1024 x 768 : minimum recommended resolution for 4x6

1152 x 864 : minimum recommended resolution for 5x7

1600 x 1200 : minimum recommended resolution for 8x10 or larger

 

I made a postcard for LadyP with a picture that was really too low in resolution. Most images you snag off the internet will be low resolution. I expanded the resolution in photoshop, but doing that doesn't always work. It can make the picture look a little strange. I don't know if she has received the postcards yet, but if they look good then we know that works. I just did a bunch of pictures this way for a friend & they all printed fine.

 

I got a high resolution image by posting on the forum that I was looking for one. Jason was nice enough to send me a beautiful picture of riviera maya (my current desktop background).

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I got a high resolution image by posting on the forum that I was looking for one. Jason was nice enough to send me a beautiful picture of riviera maya (my current desktop background).
That being said...could someone send us pics of Jamaica - beach pics, palm tree pics, etc...something that would work for a postcard? Thanks.

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That being said...could someone send us pics of Jamaica - beach pics, palm tree pics, etc...something that would work for a postcard? Thanks.
I used a hi-res picture of my own of a palm tree that I had taken in Miami (this is not the hi-res version!).

Click the image to open in full size.

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Originally Posted by robindepaula View Post
If you can wait until April, I can take some scenery photos for you ladies for you to use (as long as you put a photo credit for me on them).

Let me know!
Robin
I can wait that long, just not sure that Carly can. She will be back on here in a couple of days so we'll see. Thanks for the offer.

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