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Old 02-07-2008, 04:20 AM
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Given that most pictures will be cropped, resized, etc. in the computer, does it matter what "picture size" is set in the camera? The default setting is the largest size available.

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Old 02-07-2008, 04:36 AM
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Exactly that. Get the best from shooting. The largest size, the best quality avalable. You can downgrade it in the computer later. There are may be situations when you REALLY dont need the best. But since you are a beginer as you say keep it for later times. Valerij

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Old 02-07-2008, 04:58 AM
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Thanks Valery. That's what I wanted to know.
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ditto valery. always use the largest size available and sort it out later. also, when you do your post processing on the computer, work on a copy of the file. then if you decide you were a little too drunk last night to properly post process files you can always throw out your copy and go back to the original..
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If your camera permits, save in RAW or TIF instead of JPEG. Your files will be bigger, but you won't have the loss in quality due to JPEG compression.
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Ditto everyone else! I've learn this almost from day of being digital...the moment you shot something at a lower res is the day you wanted it bigger
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Bigger is better.

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Old 02-08-2008, 03:43 AM
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Good advice Beth. Just hate it when I accidently stay up about two beers too late.

Camera will save in RAW, but must wait until new computer is on line and ask more beginner questions. This one is just tooo slooow.

Thank you all. What a great forum with many helpful folks. Tried another forum when researching camera purchase and got very little help. Really appreciate your help.

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