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S 5i Question: What are the best settings for quick pics

I bought it so I could always have the opportunity to take shots of my twin girls. I generally like the quality of the photos, but I noticed that the areas outside of the immediate focus area tend to be less clear and even fuzzy at times, depending on the lighting. I didn't really get that with my previous camera, a Minolta/Dimage 3.2 mp. I always have the flash on and have it set to the highest quality (3 stars). everything else is set at automatic. i print 8 x 10's. any help is appreciated.

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Re: s 5i Question: What are the best settings for quick...

Hi: Let's go by parts... :) You want to print your photos in 8 x 10 inches without bluring some areas on the picture... in Europe we talk about centimeters. It's something like 20 x 25 centimeters. If you want the picture to be with the best quality for printing, then you have to set your image resolution in, at least, 300 dpi (dots per inch) - this you have to do with software, like Adobe Photoshop CS2. For you to change the resolution of your picture to print with that size without losing any quality, you have to have a picture with, at least, 3000 x 2400 pixels. So, it's better for you to take pictures with the highest quality in your camera, 2560 x 1920, and still you loose some detail. When you have a picture with the resolution 1024 x 768 taken by any normal camera, you will get a resolution of 72 dpi (the same resolution that pictures in the Internet or monitors have. When you print it at your size, 8 x 10 inches, the computer or the printer, one of them is going to change the resolution of your pictures. That process is called "interpolation" and it means that some pixels are generated with middle colors. It's dificult for me to explain the process without showing images but I think that if your search through Google engine you will find lost of pages talking about it... maybe one day I can post in my site about that subject ;) If you have any question about what I tryed to explain just post again ;) Regards

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