FAQ

1. What is Large Format Stock?


The Large Format Stock is one of the largest collections of high-resolution photographs. All photographs on the Large Format Stock portal have a resolution of 100 megapixels or more. Conventional images that were shot with a film camera usually have between 12 and 36 megapixels.

You can purchase all the photographs on the Large Format Stock portal as digital files.

The high-resolution photographs of the Large Format Stocks allow large-format prints with a stunningly high resolution. They are therefore particularly suitable for the decoration of exhibition stands, interior decoration, murals, for printing on awnings, tarpaulins, glass walls, huge puzzles, stretch ceilings and wallpapers.

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2. How can I purchase photos on the Large Format Stock portal?


You can view our Collection of high resolution images by clicking Images or XXL Pictures on the home page of the Large Format Stock portal. If you see a picture you like, click on it and a single view of the image will show up with a green button on the right, which is labeled “Buy”. Click it to acquire the image as a data file and then follow the instructions on the screen.

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3. Is a membership for the Large Format stock, free of charge?


Yes, creating an account on the Large Format Stock portal is free of charge.

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4. Which licenses for the images of Large Format Stock portal can be purchased?


The Large Format Stock portal offers a variety of licenses. An overview of these licenses can be found here.

Should no suitable license be there for you, please contact us and describe what kind of license you need and we will make you an offer.

5. Can the images be edited / changed? 


All images that you purchase on the Large Format stock, can be changed to your convenience and necessity. The licenses only regulate the number of uses / prints, the rest is up to you.   

6. Can I further sell purchased images? 


All purchased images may be sold as long as the number, stated in the license, are not exceeded. 

7. What to do if you do not find a suitable motive on the Large Format Stock portal?


If you do not find an image in our Large Format Stock portal that suits your needs, please contact us and we will make you an offer for a commission.

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8. What advantages are gained by creating an account on the Large Format Stock portal?


By creating an account on the Large Format Stock portal you can save and organize images you are interested in under ,,Meine Leuchtkästen ".

You are also informed about the latest high-resolution photographs in our Stock.

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9. What resolution (ppi – pixels per inch) can print material resolve during the printing process?


Various print material (paper, wood, glass, Banner, Al-Dibond, etc.) have a certain digital maximum resolution (ppi) when print. This should not be confused with the printing dpi (dots per inch).
A pressure point usually consists of at least 4 colored dots (CMYK), roughly speaking, 1 ppi is set within 4dpi. This is of course greatly simplified, since the color absorption, color tone, etc., affect these dot sizes.
This simplification allows us to determine certain approximations that can help you find the right ppi resolution.
A 6-color print with 1440dpi requires a maximum of 240ppi (1440/6 = 240). This is true for print media such as Al-Dibond and glass. This is the highest resolution that can be achieved with typical printing. Do not confuse this with 12-color screen printing advertisements. Canvas material is so rough that a resolution of approximately 150ppi suffices.   

10. How can I understand the differences of resolution and viewing distance? 


The human eye can detect only a certain maximum resolution at a certain distance (ie holding two points far enough apart, so they can be distinguished as two points). In order to simplify this without unnecessarily long explanations here is a brief illustration: 
The human eye can ideally dissolve half of an arcminute (best case). Use this formula to find out how much resolution you need: 
Resolution in ppi = 1 inch in meters / (tan (resolution of the eye) x viewer distance) 
For 0.5m, the formula is:
0,0254m (inches in meters) / (tan0,0083 (half minute of arc) x0,5m (viewing distance)) = approximately 350ppi
Here is an overview with the minimum resolution of images, so they are sharp for the viewing distance:
0,5m -->350ppi
1m --> 175ppi
2m --> 90ppi
3m --> 60ppi
Remember that normal printing process can best print 240ppi, which is best for a minimum distance of 0,73m.



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