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    We bought our wonderful new all singing and dancing camera for our hols ad it really does take amazing photos. It is 10 mega pixels, and the picture quality is fantastic.

    HOWEVER, because of this the pics are ENORMOUS!!! (For example, I took the pics of Drinky's detailed engine bay tonight, and they are crisp, clear and 2592x1944 - 1.26 mb!)

    Obviously, in order to upload them to here, I have to resize them - which I normally do in HP Image Zone, (which installed with our printer software)

    This gets the size right (less than 100 kb) but the quality really suffers - for example



    Fuzzy Mc Fuzz!!!

    I have noticed most of you guys have nice clear pics uploaded - how can I do this?

    Lou

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    When I am taking photo's of the car, especially for use for posting etc I turn the camera down to 800x600, always get good pics for posting etc

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    I'm not familar with HP Image Zone so I don't know how it deals with the files.

    Sizing down from a large file - especially one as big as 10Mp - to a web size in one jump can do that i.e. lose detail and introduce the fuzziness.

    There are a few ways around it....

    1) Does the camera have smaller resolution settings? I'd assume it does. Use one of these smaller settings if you're just taking pics for the forum (and don't want to make prints from them in the future). Then the jump down will be much less.

    2) If you think you may want to print the pics in the future (and to avoid you having to shoot two version - one at high and one at low-res) then try sizing down firstly to a larger file in the software, then resize this file again (if you see what I mean). Depending on how that software works it may end up losing a lot of quality but worth a try.

    3) What's really missing is just a bit of sharpening. Is there an option in the software to add sharpening? Does the camera have any sort of sharpening settings? They may need to be adjusted.

    Hope that helps. Difficult to offer advice not knowing what camera you have (what is it BTW?) and not knowing how the software is dealing with the files.

    HTH

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    I use Photoshop to resize the original down to 640x480 which from my 5mp camera takes me down to just over the 100kb limit. I then save the image at a quality setting of 4 or 5 which takes it under the allowable limit. I rename the pic to something else thus keeping the original for printing off. HTH

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    If you use photobucket to host your piccies it automatically re-sizes them, I've started using it, it's so much easier than messing around re-sizing images

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    Photoshop would be a good option - but by the sounds of it the D's don't have Photoshop. What software were you using before you got the camera Louise?

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    Mrs D.
    I have some space online on my web, so if you want, you can upload your pics over there and I´ll resize them for you in photoshop that usually is the best way to downsize images in my experience

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    Hmmm - courtesy of Photobucket - better I think?

    No comments on subject matter, its NOT mine!!!!!



    Thanks for suggestions guys!

    (Does doing it this way have any effect on bandwidth? As it was MUCH easer than having to resize before uploading?)

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    That's better

    Has Chris been doing a bit of modding to that as well Lou ?????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs D
    (Does doing it this way have any effect on bandwidth? As it was MUCH easer than having to resize before uploading?)
    None whatsover Louise. The only effect it has is that it reduces any bandwidth usage (of ours) as you're hosting the images on a different server i.e. photobucket's.

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