I have been experimenting a lot and I think I got the technical side down. But, there's more to it and here, I'd like to get some input from far more experienced folks than I am. My problem concerns printing the same image to different size. Let's say 8x10 and 11x14. Not a huge difference but the image size is about two times larger. I got it to a point where I can make 8x10 image and scale that up to 11x14 with same density at any point of the image. But, that's where the problem starts. It doesn't have the same "feel." At 8x10 image, I have this cozy, soft, not so bright but comfortably lit image. When I scale it up to 11x14 and match the density of every part of the image, this feel is somewhat lost. It looks darker. It's not cozy. It just doesn't look the same. If I print a little lighter, it looks lacking contrast. Sharpness of the image is lost. (I don't mean out of focus) I tried making local adjustments by lightening key areas. It still doesn't look right. If it helps to see the actual image, it's posted on APUG gallery. This is a scanned print and it has lost the subtlety but I hope you get the jest of the image. http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showimage.php?i=58391&catid=member&imageuser=36046 I display my work on my hall way. (I call it hall way gallery ) So the viewing distance is about the same regardless of image size. Just because the image area size is twice as big, I don't step back 1.414 times farther away. I've wasted half a box of paper trying to get this right and I'm still not quite satisfied. I'm close, perhaps close enough, but not completely satisfied. Weird thing is, if I print it to technically identically to 11x14 and light it very brightly, it looks right as 8x10 image lit not so brightly. (It doesn't make any sense to me) I know we have folks who print HUGE and do so commercially and the wealth of experience and the knowledge is all here. Can someone please try to make some sense for me? I've been struggling with this for few months now. Thanks.