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Re-Sized Photos are Grainy

When I upload the photos from my camera to my computer they are very large. I resize them to approx. 4" X 6" before I send them to the developer. When I pick them up at the developer they are all grainy and pale. They do not look like that originally, so I'm wondering what is going wrong. One time I sent the photos without resizing them, and they were even worse!

Any ideas?

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Hi,

This camera takes pictures with a Ppi of 72. That is why the pictures look huge on the screen. To get good quality prints you need to have at least 200 ppi, or even better, 300 ppi.

Or, the contrast of the pictures may be to low. I have an FZ7 too, and I always tweak the contrast and color saturation before outputting.
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1. images straight from the FZ7 are generally low in contrast.

2. Pictures that are low in contrast might not look too bad on screen, but when they are printed they will look slightly greyish.

3. Low ppi pictures look fuzzy in print.

Maybe you can post a sample original picture??

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

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