I have got the FD-71 640x480 res. I am wondering what size of photo will I be able to make without resizing that will prouduce near photo quality. Assumming that I have a quality printer. I am only wanting to print normal size photos. ie.. the size that ou would get from a film camera. Any feedback I will be greatfull.
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To change the size of existing pictures: Press the Playback button (right-pointing triangle). Press the MENU button and choose [RESIZE] and press FUNC/SET. Use left/right to select an image and press FUNC/SET. Use left/right to choose a size and press FUNC/SET.
To change the size the pictures are taken: After pressing the FUNC/SET button, use up/down to select the current image size (probably displayed as a rounded triangle and a capital "L"). Use left/right to select an option. L is 10 megapixels (3648x2736), M1 is 6MP (2816x2112), M2 is 2MP (1600x1200), and S is 0.3MP (640x480).
Now, ask yourself this: If you're going to be taking 6MP or smaller pictures, why did you bother to buy a 10MP camera?
1. Take smaller pictures. Your camera should have mulitple resolutions available, possibly including one as small as 640x480. Since you didn't specify the model of your camera, I can neither tell you the smallest available on your camera, nor how to set it.
2. Reduce the size on the camera. Again, I can't be too specific, but there probably is an item in the Playback menu to resize pictures.
3. Reduce the size on the computer. Just about any photo manipulation software (free or otherwise) on Windows or Mac will have the ability to reduce the size of a photo.
My preference is to do it on the computer, preferring to take my pics at the camera's best resolution. That way, if Bigfoot wanders by or a UFO lands outside, I'll have the best pics I can get.
1. Set the resolution in the camera. Press the Fn button, then select Size. The smallest choice is 1024x768, which is less than one megapixel. But if you just happen to spot that UFO, you won't get very good pics of it. And if all you wanted was 1MP pictures, why did you bother go get an 8MP camera?
2. Resize the picture on the camera. Press the E(ffect) button, then select Resize.
3. Do the resizing on the PC. Both Windows Photo Gallery and iPhoto have this capability. In some ways this is the best option, since you get all the pics in high-res, just in case that UFO shows up in a corner. And when you send email, you're probably sitting at a computer anyway.
The short answer is NO, I think, unless you set the camera to take small file sized images. What do you mean by small by the way? Sounds like you have a specific purpose in mind but remember small "file sizes = less detail".
Is resizing a big chore - there are plenty of freeware utilities out there to do batch resizing if you find resizing tedious for all you images.
You should have a setting on the camera with the option of picture quality and size. Select fine quality rather than super fine. Then you should select the size,small,passport,medium,postcard,large and widescreen are the usual terms. But somewhere it should give the actual size in dimensions e.g 640x480. This is the size i would recomend for downloading. When you download the images from the memory card make sure that when you are asked Where you want to save them you also check which format they are being saved as!! Save them as a jpeg and not a bitmap image as this is the most common used by websites.If you need to resize an image you already have on the pc,click on it and then right click,you should then have an option to "open with" and you can choose from many different applications.I find the easiest and quickest is" Paint" It will then open in the paint programe, goto image at the top of the page and click resize. you can then choose what size you like. Bear in mind that resizing affects quality although you can adjust virtually anything with the paint software.
You can use PhotoShop (or some other photo software) to re-size your photos for the internet. If you are sending a photo that is 700kb (for example), then it can be printed out on large scale. You can downsize it to about 45kb before you send it, by selecting "small size" and "low quality". Or, if you don't want to resize it, whoever is printing it on the other end can resize it for the printer, using their photo printer software.
Another option would be to shoot the photo in a smaller format. You can do that by pressing the FUNC button located on the back of the camera, then go to the last option at the bottom left of the function screen. You will be given the option of L, M1, M2, S. Select "S", and it will shoot smaller photo files.
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. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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.
Sounds like Photoshop's setting, or default setting, is to import picture at its maximum size. If you RESIZE pic on Photoshop, it shoud automatically increase DPI while reducing physical size.
The other thing to be aware, TZ3 defaults to a certain jpg compression. You can minimize compression of data with settings options on TZ3, but I doubt this has anything to do with your PhotoShop issue.
Also, in SIMPLE mode you can select a physical size for photo, even after pic is taken(resize), on camera.