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Grainy pictures When I put the pictures I have taken on the tv screen and try to crop them they appear grainy. Do I have the setting on the camera wrong. I have a Canon Powershot S51S? Also I have a hand that is showing on my screen when I turn my camera on. I cannot find it in the manual. Thanks

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  • Barbara Hatch Jan 08, 2009

    Could you also tell me what does the hand on the screen at startup means?

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Try going into the cameras menu setting and see if you can change the picture quality settings to the best setting! (the more mega pixals the better the picture when you blow it up or crop it!
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