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Image resolution My pictures are always at 480 X 640. How do I get a higher resolution?

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Re: image resolution

You should be able to change the resolution in the menu. Run through the menu . This should help.

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Posted on Oct 24, 2007

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I need to know how to increase the size of the pictures to at least 100 for publication in a magazine, the camera is a Lumix DMC-FS42

You have to set the camera for high resolution images BEFORE you take the pictures. If you try to make them bigger later (in a computer, you can't do it in camera), you will get fuzziness or blockiness.

I don't know what you mean by "100". On my Lumix, the picture resolutions are given in pixels, like 2560x1920 or 640x480. The larger numbers are the higher resolutions, and for best quality (and biggest native size), you will want the highest resolution available in your camera. You will also want to set the compression to the finest setting. These settings are on the REC settings screen, which is the first to come up when you press the menu button.

Higher resolution/quality photos will require more storage space in memory, so you might want to get another or a bigger memory card.

Dec 28, 2010 | Digital Cameras

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Can a digital photo that has low resolution be fix so that enlargements can be made of it?

For all practical purposes, the answer is no. A picture cannot be made higher definition after the intial image has been processed and stored, although you can obviously make it higher resolution (If you fourfold the resolution, one of the old blocks will now take up four of the new blocks, so it will still look blotchy - however - when an imaging program has four blocks to play with, it can do some "smoothing" of irregular edges, which does go a bit towards making the picture look better).

Unfortunately - programs like CSI and NCIS give the impression that any photo can be made razor sharp - but they are exaggerating a principle to prove a point.

How big do you need the enlargement to be? If you are talking "maybe just twice the size", then there are some options available in packages, such as photoshop and photosuite (& others) do have the ability to "sharpen" images - but the effect is not as dramatic as people would like.

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Blurry enlargements

I suggest altering the settings a little and if that doesn't work try using a different software to enlarge images. Such as windows photo gallery. That's not too good for enlarging just good for keeping the quality up if that isn't good enough try using a free trial of photo shop.
Hope I helped Dr Red

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Can not change the number of images that can be taken

Ok, this is a very easy procedure..
While in picture taking mode, press the set button and it will activate the controls to choose the image resolution. If you select a higher image size or number, it will improve your quality of picture as the number of the resolution you choose gets higher. Simply use the side scroll and the up/down scroll on the back... that will do it for you!

May 14, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera

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How do you put format the camera to take the highest resolution pictures?

Since you did not state your camera make/model, it is still safe to say that you would need to go into the menu and change the image quality to "large". Typically a JPG if you are not familiar with "RAW" (i.e., if your camera will shoot RAW). JPG is the easiest. The larger the image the higher the resolution. This allows more information to be in your image file. Prints made from larger images will look better.

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Canon 20D slr

Take higher resolution pictures? hehe!

Go to the settings menu of your camera, then into the picture quality options and stick it on "high".

High-resolution images will take up more space, so make sure your memory card is large enough to hold the number of images you're going to take.

At 6 mega-pixel (the resolution) each image is going to be around 2-3Mb each. A 1Gb (1024Mb) card will obviously store around 500 pictures. =-]

Aug 20, 2008 | Digital Cameras

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Picking a memory card

Hey Clinton50,
The # of picture your camera is able to take is not only dependant on the size of the memory card it is also dependant on the resolution your camera is set to take photographs at. The higher the resolution the more memory it takes to store the images, but the better quality images you will get with your camera. I would set the camera to the highest resolution possible because it is always possible to reduce an images size but you can't ever make them bigger. According to the manufacturer the largest memory card this camera takes is a 2 gb xD card and I would go with that. I hope this helps!

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Many cameras will take pictures at only 72 dpi. Changing the resolution causes the camera to change the size of the picture in terms of pixel dimension (ie 800x600 vs 640x480) but always at 72 dots per inch. A photo editing program like Photoshop can change the resolution to whatever you need.

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Resolution refers to the number of pixels or dots per inch (dpi) in an image. Basically, the more dpi that a photo has, the sharper an image is. High resolution is important if you are going to be printing photos (look for a photo-capable printer that has a high resolution, say 4800 x 1200 dpi). If you’ll be e-mailing your images, you may want to save your photos at a lower resolution for faster file downloads. Digital camera resolution is measured in megapixels (1MP equals one million pixels), so the higher the MP capacity a camera has, the higher quality of images it will produce. Generally you can take good photographs with a 3MP camera.

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Image quality in low resolution

SHQ1 and HQ are two different levels of compression to make the file smaller. This will have a great impact on the image quality. Generally on Olympus cameras, this is what those letters mean: TIFF (highest (best) quality) generally not used. Files are HUGE and takes a long time for the camera to save the image to the card. SHQ (super high quality) you probably wouldn't be able to tell the difference between this and the TIFF HQ (high quality) which is lower quality than SHQ SQ (standard quality) which is lower quality than HQ SQ1 (standard quality 1) which is lower quality that SQ SQ2 (standard quality 2) which is lower quality that SQ1 A 2048x1536 only seems large because most people have their monitors set to 800x600 or maybe 1024x768 (that's what I have mine set at). This will seem to make the image REALLY LARGE! It only seems that way because you have to scroll around to see the image. If you want to print images, you'll want all the resolution you can get. If you want to display them on your screen (slide show,WEB page) then you don't need large images. You would just need to resize them down. However, since you may want to both, getting a camera with a higher resolution gives you the choice to do either. Usually, the higher resolution cameras have better lenses and generally take better pictures. On my camera (the Oly 2100), I always shoot at the highest resolution and the least amount of compression (SHQ on my camera). This allows me to do almost anything with the image. Nowadays, camera media (smart cards) are fairly cheap, HD's are DIRT cheap and CD-Rs are very cheap. If the images are "keepers", then I personally would want to start with the best image possible and store the images on CD.

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