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    Is it possible to take a still image from a movie and blowing it up to poster size? Is there a company that can do this? There is this sick image from an old silent movie I want hanging on my wall ( I believe it's in public domain) but I'm not tech savy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nakedarmy View Post
    Is it possible to take a still image from a movie and blowing it up to poster size? Is there a company that can do this? There is this sick image from an old silent movie I want hanging on my wall ( I believe it's in public domain) but I'm not tech savy.
    If you had the actual film cell you might but if you take it off a dvd, probably not. If you could project it on a wall you might be able to take a good high rez image though.

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    Yes, there are companies that produce custom posters budget-friendly, but most depends on the quality/resolution of the original image.
    Try sites like posterxxl.com, you can upload your pics there and the machine will tell you how the quality would be on a poster.

    But be aware that a big poster probably looks good only with high-high-high-res images...I tried to upload some cool pics from the web and from my digital camera, but even there the quality is ridiculously low. So, you can try to upload your movie still, but I highly doubt that this will look any good (even if it were BluRay quality).

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    The best way to do it is to Rip the video from the DVD then you don't have the encryption and security measure from preventing the picture from being taken from the DVD.

    There are special programs for ripping the DVD movies. from there you can take a still image with Video editing software or even Power DVD which allows you to take a snapshot of the video. But like Deadmarsh28 mentioned it may not be high enough quality to look good on a poster. When movie posters are made they are using extremely high resolution pictures where the DVD picture quality is really 720 x 540 and 1280 x 720( Blue Ray) the pictures used for Posters will run upwards of 3000 to 5000 pixel range to get them smooth looking at the size you are looking for. although with some good Photoshop skills you can probably pull it off.

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    A general rule of thumb to determine the max size is to divide by 70. With Royalpains example a 3000 by 5000 pixel image, would give you a max print size of about 42x71, of course that depends on the quality of the original, as Deadmarsh28 pointed out.

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