Okay Gary, no more pictures of my Healeys for you!
Gary makes a good point. Resolution choice (image file size) has a lot to
do with the camera used, and the intent and purpose of the photgrapher. I
always shoot at the highest resolution that my camera is capable of - it's a
new compact pocketable point and shoot - it's highest resolution settings
give images in the 3.5 - 4 MB range, just over 500 images on a 2GB high
speed SD card. Suits my purposes for now - still gives decent 'not too
large' enlargements. If I need more, another memory card goes in.
Patricks original post indicated that he was trying to solve a problem - my
suggestions were merely for a couple of different ways to do it, not knowing
what camera he uses, or what his (or his wife's) photographic purposes are.
Over to you, Gary.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2008 12:59 PM
Subject: Re: [Healeys] High Res or Not
In a message dated 6/3/08 6:47:31 AM, email@example.com writes:
> Hi Patrick,
> I totally agree with Earl. If SWMBO can fill up a card that quickly,
> the resolution is way too high. Mine is set even lower than Earl's
> because I get about 5000 images on a two gig card. Yet the resolution
> is fine for printing 3 X 5 glossy pics.
> Buy a couple of more cards and if she can use up 15,000 pics, please
> send me my tickets and I shall be happy to be your professional
> photographer. :-)
> Bill Barnett
> '53 BN1
No, no, no. Never shoot low res, because you never know when you're going
to get that photo of a lifetime. Nothing pains me more than to have to tell
someone that the fantastic, beautiful pic of his Healey or whatever that he
sent me "that looks great on the screen" isn't sufficient for printing
means it also isn't sharp enough to print and frame).
Shooting jpeg at today's standard of four to eight mb will give you
portrait/wall quality stuff, and you should still be able to get several
hundred on a
couple of 2 gig cards.
Some tricks: keep in mind that the more you shoot, the more you have to look
at. If you're coming home with more than a few hundred shots, you'll spend
more time sorting through them than you spent on the vacation.
Feel free to shoot, but then whenever you're sitting somewhere doing
sort through the pics on the camera and delete the finger and foot shots,
low light ones, the ones with shutter shake, and the ones with junk in them
(eyes closed, pedestrian in background, poorly framed, etc). That way, when
get home, you have only the keepers.
have a nice vaca.
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