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FD73 Photo Quality

The photo quality on my prints (printing on HP 800 series printer) just doesn't seem to be as sharp as what I was expecting (4 X 6 photos appear washed out and just not as sharp as what I am use to with regular photo prints). Should I change the Quality setting to fine rather than standard? My printer is new but should I have upgraded to a more expensive printer? Or should I have upgraded my camera? -- Brian

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My experience is that Sony digicams provide more realistic color than some other cameras which boost the color in the same way that Kodak prints are made more colorful than real life. This is unneeded because boosting color is easy with virtually any image managment program . You are better off starting with more realistic color because if the camera artifically boosts the color you may not be able to go back to the way it really was. I believe most professionals would prefer unboosted color from their camera.

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There are no low resolution pictures...it just depends on what size you want to print them. The FD73 is only 640x480 and 4x6 might be pushing that resolution a bit. The smaller you set the print size the better it will appear. Try a 4x3 size as an experiment. Yes, set the camera to Fine mode.

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I'm guessing, cause i own a F505 and not a FD73......but, I dont even see a use for the F505 "standard" quality setting. It will stay on "FINE" quality always. I've got a HP 882c and it prints just fine. I use HP premium photo paper and the printer setting BEST. Are you using photo paper? Regular paper will bleed the colors around. Take some pictures on FINE and print them out on photo paper w/ printer BEST and compare.

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