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    I made a framed wall picture for myself

    Recently, I made a framed wall picture for myself.

    I bought a picture frame at a local WalMart. It is 36" * 24", and it has a plastic border, a plastic windowpane in front, and a cardboard back. It has hangers for both portrait and landscape hanging.

    I then found the image file that I wanted to use in the picture. It was ColumbiaHillsSpirit1024x576.jpg (JPEG Image, 1024 × 576 pixels) - the Columbia Hills from Spirit rover on Mars. Other places to find this picture are Dust storms linked to gas escape from Martian atmosphere | CU Boulder Today | University of Colorado Boulder and Mars Surface Wallpapers - Top Free Mars Surface Backgrounds - WallpaperAccess

    I then cropped it to 3:2 aspect ratio for fitting into my desired size without distortion.

    Once I did that, I went to Make Custom Posters from your Pictures | Ships Fast | PosterBurner and ordered a 36" * 24" poster with that image file printed on it. It took about half a week to print it and deliver it, and I quickly put it in the frame and hung the frame on the wall.

    So I now have a framed picture of Mars's surface on the wall of my room.

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    That's cool. How nice that you were able to exercise your creative side and make something that you enjoy looking at when you are in your room. I am impressed.

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    Cool!

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    A 1024x576 image file seems awfully small for a 24x36 print. What’s the viewing distance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurtinbuckaroo View Post
    A 1024x576 image file seems awfully small for a 24x36 print. What’s the viewing distance?
    Something like 8 feet. That makes each pixel about 1.5 arcminutes wide, at the limit of human visual resolution. So it won't appear blurry.

    In fact, when I look at it up close, it looks blurry rather than pixelated.

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