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10-05-2006, 10:47 AM
What resolution is best for taking great scrapping photos?
10-05-2006, 12:08 PM
i use the highest my camera will take.
10-05-2006, 01:29 PM
Doesn't that make the pictures so large though?
10-05-2006, 02:42 PM
yes it does .. but better large than small. It is MUCH easier to shrink a photo than it is to enlarge it. If you enlarge too much it becomes pixelated and looks awful. Most digital cameras have 2 parts to the setting .. I use the medium size but the highest quality on my cameras. For some photos I use the large size at the highest quality .. but those are normally only ones that I want to order a poster sized print of .. like when I was at the Neuschwanstein Castle last summer and I took an awesome photo of it. That's my mom's favorite castle and I knew she would want a poster sized print of just that .. The other thing to take into consideration is the number of MP your camera is. My best one is an 8mp camera. The largest photo size is wider than the 12 inch paper in pixels. Take a photo with your camera using the different settings (size settings) to see how big the photo is .. but you should always use the best quality setting.
10-05-2006, 03:01 PM
Yeah, it is bigger large than small. It is so easy to resize a large photo than a small one.
10-05-2006, 04:06 PM
I take all of my photos on the highest resolution that I can.
This means that when I manipulate them in Photoshop, crop, resize etc I lose very little in quality.
It is so much easier to reduce from a larger size than suffer quality issues when you've taken your photos on a lower resolution setting.
10-05-2006, 11:55 PM
Looks like your question has been answered. Also, when I scan a photo I scan it at 600 dpi so I can make it big on a 12X12" layout. If I don't like it, I can always resize it smaller. Like everyone mentioned, it's better to size down then up.
10-11-2006, 09:54 PM
Great suggestions, thanks!
I have 3 settings on my camera. I have high quality, super high quality and one above that . I normally use super high quality.
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