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Re: Photography question.
Reply #15 - Nov 29th, 2009 at 3:18pm
 
So, the answer to the original question:

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1. what distance should pics be taken at?
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is - Whatever distance/zoom will fill most of the frame with the object you're photographing. 

Note: Zoom refers to optical zoom, not digital zoom.
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Re: Photography question.
Reply #16 - Nov 30th, 2009 at 4:11am
 
Frank Van Atta wrote on Nov 29th, 2009 at 3:18pm:
So, the answer to the original question:

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1. what distance should pics be taken at?
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is - Whatever distance/zoom will fill most of the frame with the object you're photographing. 

Note: Zoom refers to optical zoom, not digital zoom.


Very true on all counts.  smiley=thumbsup.gif  I leave myself enough space around the object to have a reasonable border and to allow for tweaking the rotation of the picture if necessary, but you're right about filling the frame.
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Reply #17 - Dec 2nd, 2009 at 5:24am
 
OK,
I did as advised. I posted a pic of the ring bowl from the blank from this thread.

Click pics for full size.

I took this pic size is 571 x 480 & 171 KB. Without changing any stats.


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After changing stats I got this size. 425 x 375 & 122 KB


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I'm trying to keep as big a pic as possible like this one from Ron showing how to post pics.

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When I change the stas more the pic gets to small I think to view. First I changed it from 800 x 600 to 640 x 480 then changed the pixels & ended up with the second pic.

I want to keep as big a pic as possible like the link I gave on Ron's pic. Any help is appreciated.
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Reply #18 - Dec 2nd, 2009 at 8:09pm
 
Hay I did not read the whole post but for anyone needing a powerful photo manipulation software, go get GIMP its totally free "open source" and the best thing you can get if you do not own PS.
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If you want to keep the image big try to just lower the image quality not size.
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Reply #19 - Dec 3rd, 2009 at 4:24am
 
Chuck Beland wrote on Dec 2nd, 2009 at 5:24am:
...I'm trying to keep as big a pic as possible like this one from Ron showing how to post pics.

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When I change the stas more the pic gets to small I think to view. First I changed it from 800 x 600 to 640 x 480 then changed the pixels & ended up with the second pic.

I want to keep as big a pic as possible like the link I gave on Ron's pic. Any help is appreciated.


You need to increase the file compression to make the FILE size smaller without making the PICTURE size smaller. Repeating from my post earlier...

...I found where to adjust the compression (or quality). Start FastStone, open the Settings option and click the JPEG tab. You'll see the JPEG Quality slider there. Lower numbers (say in the 60 to 80 range) will still look fine, but reduce the file size for you.

Try that and let us know how things work. You should be able to get a 800 x 600 picture size in a file that's about 50 to 70 KB in size.

Also, it sounds like you're setting your camera to take pretty small pics. (571 x 480 is tiny compared to what your camera is probably capable of. Even an old 2 megapixel camera will still produce pictures that are 1600 x 1200 or so in size.) I'd suggest letting the camera take as big of pics as possible, then do any resizing necessary later on the computer instead. That way if you even need to print one of your pics, you can use the largest version for the best print quality. (The 571 x 480 size would look like crap on a WR Calendar, for example.)

I hope this helps -
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Re: Photography question.
Reply #20 - Dec 3rd, 2009 at 5:27am
 
Vaughn,
I messed up my numbers. When I check the size it's always at 800 x 600 I guess I forgot to change the file size. I'll try that next.

Thanks
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Reply #21 - Dec 3rd, 2009 at 3:25pm
 
Vaughn McMillan wrote on Nov 30th, 2009 at 4:11am:
I leave myself enough space around the object to have a reasonable border and to allow for tweaking the rotation of the picture if necessary, but you're right about filling the frame. 



Vaughn has it right, always leave a little "real estate" around the image for cropping.
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