Originally Posted by aplnub
Can you give me any tips? Do you consider 8 megapixel photo's high res? What kind of dpi are you using?
The output depends on the ppi. Billboards can get away with much less ppi because they are further away. The average for billboards is 10ppi. If the billboard size is roughly 50 feet x 15 feet then that equates to:
50 feet x 12 inches x 10 ppi = 6000 pixels wide
15 feet x 12 inches x 10 ppi = 1800 pixels high
This is 10.8 million pixels total.http://www.acclaimimages.com/resourc...on_basics.html
My brother who is a graphic designer in a print company uses a 12MPixel SLR for billboards but I'm using an 8MPixel. It's unlikely the images will take up the whole billboard and you can usually interpolate them slightly higher.
An 8MPixel camera is over 3000x2000 so it should do the job fine.