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Joe Pack
07-07-2003, 10:45 PM
My apologies for posting on two forums here, but I was hoping to get some information fairly quickly, and thought this was my best chance.

Procrastination being one of my more obvious traits, I am trying to get ready to leave for a Wyoming/Washington trip tomorrow a.m., and am now fussing with the settings on my camera.

Last year I shot a big bunch of pics to share with others electronically. Using a 128 mb card set to best resolution/superfine compression, I got about 125 pics per card. Each pic took a looong time to send, but the quality was excellent (pic, not photographer's ability). I did get a couple worth blowing up. The web site that did my blowups said I could expand that resolution/compression combo to 16x20, but I opted for 8x10, and the quality was great.

This year I want to get a few more pics per card, so I have set my camera still to best resolution (1600x1200), but lowered the compression to fine instead of superfine. The card now tells me I will get about 200 pics per 128mb card instead of the 125 with superfine compression.

Okay, now the question: How will the lowered compression affect my pics? Most of my pics will simply be transferred to a picture CD for the home album or put into a PowerPoint for my classroom, but some, if I'm lucky, may be used for blowups to 8x10, or maybe 11x14. Will this be possible with the lowered compression?

I appreciate any advice more experienced users can give. I hope you see this in time...I'm leaving at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday. I'll have time to quickly check for responses, but probably not to individually thank you, so pardon me if I do that now.

See you in 4 weeks.

Aaron Koehl
07-08-2003, 12:03 AM
Okay, now the question: How will the lowered compression affect my pics? Most of my pics will simply be transferred to a picture CD for the home album or put into a PowerPoint for my classroom, but some, if I'm lucky, may be used for blowups to 8x10, or maybe 11x14. Will this be possible with the lowered compression?

Lowered compression won't affect you too much if you're staying on
screen. (72 to 90 DPI). Usually, a setting of 'fine' is about 150 DPI--
This would make a printed 8x10 at a resolution of 1500x1200 (pixels).

_Aaron_

Joe Pack
07-08-2003, 2:48 AM
Lowered compression won't affect you too much if you're staying on
screen. (72 to 90 DPI). Usually, a setting of 'fine' is about 150 DPI--
This would make a printed 8x10 at a resolution of 1500x1200 (pixels).

_Aaron_

Thanks, Aaron. I appreciate the information.