I'm a digital camera novice, so please don't laugh, but please do help. For some reason the pics I'm taking won't print out through shutterfly b/c the resolution is too low - how can I fix this? Didn't have this problem originally & don't think I changed any settings. Thanks!
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Re: Too low of a resolution???
If this is a new camera, read the setup in the manual and set the camera for higher resolution. If you don't have the manual there are places on the net to find free user manuals, and even Canon.com. The menu settings should be easy to find and figure out.
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Are you possibly shooting pictures in RAW format? Photo kiosks such as those at Walgreens won't recognize Canon RAW photos, only JPEGs. Check the camera's image quality settings, as described beginning on page 60 of the manual.
open the menu in camea mode and change the resolution to a higher number and take some photos. standard resolution should give you a good looking 4 by 6 in photo, a higher resolution should give you good 8 by 10 photo prints, if not, then something else is going on with yoru camera
this is a low resolution camera, so its results may appear fuzzy, escesially if viewed on a higher resolution display/device. try this: set the camera on a stationary surface and take a picture of a static scene, taking care not to move the camera at all while it captures the image. if this looks better than the photos in question then the issue is camera motion ( or available light or motion in the scene) while taking pictures. if it is similar to others then probably the low resolution is not sufficient for your expectations/needs.
Canon Digital Rebel cameras let you set the image resolution from small jpegs (low resolution) to large jpegs (high resolution) to RAW (best quality, but require post-processing in your computer before you can print them). It's possible that as you were getting to know your camera you accidentally set the image size and quality to a low setting. Now you just need to change it back!
You make this change in the on-screen menu, under the camera menu (first menu, with a camera icon), first item (Quality). Although Canon no longer has the manual for this camera online, you can see This Review Page for more details on where to change this setting on your camera.
Hi, The internal memory for taking number of snpas depends on that on which Mega Pixal you are using. Hope that intentally or un-intentally you had change Mega Pixal from low to high, that's why the number of pics in internal memory reduces. Just keep your camera snaps mode (Where you take pics) then press junk or dustbin button and you can change the Mega Pixal quality as you want. Higher MP gain more memory and give less number of pics but with high resolution and lower MP gives large numer of pics with low resolution. Hope you will under stand my sayings. Thanks for using FIXYA! Take care
You can select whatever resolution you want to print at on your Print(er) Setup.
If your Printer is automatically selecting a 72DPI to print at, you may be trying to print a 10X12 pic size or larger by default due to pic file size created when pic was taken in camera with full 7Meg resolution.
Use photo software to proper size the print before printing. If you want a print larger than 5X7, keep in mind the TZ3 begins to have recognizable noise, reduced resolution due to noise, especially in low light indoor or evening/nite outside shots. You can use photo software to improve and size them before printing. Windows Vista has a built-in photoshop type program. Else, I believe your camera comes with one on disk.
Also, read your manual regarding shooting with this camera.
The 72 ppi figure is merely an arbitrary starting point used by most image editing software. I've known others to use 300 as a default, e.g. Paint Shop Pro last time I looked at it. Why it should have changed I can't tell at this point, unless you've changed your software; but it's not important.
The figure is meaningless until you want to *print* your images, and even then it's best to just set print size *without* resampling the image, and let the resolution look after itself until you have a need for very large prints.
To see what your camera is capturing, the essential figure you need to be interested in is the images' *pixel dimensions*; and in the case of the CD400 they should be 2272 x 1704 at the camera's full res. setting. (Actually, "resolution" is an unfortunate term, in its popular usage. Resolution really describes how thinly or densely the same pixel count is mapped over the intended physical output size.)
Changing the print size *without* resampling the image will cause the resolution figure (72, 300 or whatever else it might be) to change inversely with the print dimensions, but will not change the overall pixel dimensions of 2272 x 1704.