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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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Re: FD73 Photo Quality

The Camera - this is an early low rez., device not a patch on what can be obtained now.

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Why do the prints have horizontal lines of no ink or very little ink?


Bad or clogged printheads or you need to align the print heads. This will also happen if you try to print high quality pictures on cheap paper. Full color prints require either a photo paper or at least a colorlok paper to produce good results.

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My easy share printer dock series 3 is having a paper jam at every photo and only printing half of the photo


please make sure you're using Kodak Xtralife paper - check the back. paper jam and print quality is affected if a different kodak paper is used.

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FD-71 and Printing


I have heard that 300 image dots per inch guarantees photo quality but in reality most people are happy with half that. So, a 150 image dots per printed inch would give you a print size of 4"x3".

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FD73 Photo Quality


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.

Sep 11, 2005 | Sony Mavica MVC-FD73 Digital Camera

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Grainy pictures with the Sony DSC - P150


Don't Rush Out Just Yet. Two possibilities. 1. You have the camera set incorrectly. 2. You have the printer set incorrectly.

Sep 08, 2005 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P150 Digital Camera

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Sony Cyber-shot Digicams


The Sony P72 should produce excellent photos. You stated that you had just purchased the camera which may be a clue to the problem. With a film camera, you push the shutter button and bang you have a picture. With a digital camera you push the shutter button and about 1.5 seconds later the focus locks and then 0.2 seconds still later the picture is captured. Since you are not accustomed to that shutter delay, you are probably moving the camera. Most digital cameras will let you push the shutter button down half-way to achieve focus lock. Then press the button the rest of the way down to take the photo (remembering there is a 0.2 second delay). When you plan to snap that picture, be prepared to be perfectly still for 3 to 4 seconds. Try taking some pictures with your camera sitting on something solid (or a tripod) and see if the photo quality doesn't improve. There is a good 9 page review of the P72 camera at: http://www.steves-digicams.com/2003_reviews/p72.html One of the pages contains sample photos. Select one of the photos and click on it. When the photo finishes loading (large file), then RIGHT click on the photo and click "Save photo as". Save it to your hard drive. Print that photo on your printer. That will give you the chance to see how a known good photo, will print on your printer.

Sep 08, 2005 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P72 Digital Camera

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Largest print


Depends of the Image Editor and printer quality. A3 is usual for Home printing. Commercially? - How big is your bill board?

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I'm getting really confused with the resolution stuff


The C4000 is a 4 megapixel camera and can produce photos that should produce very nice 8 x 10 photos. 11 x 14 prints may be pushing it a bit. Your cameras should be set for 2048 x 1536 and the .jpg compression should be set to "Super High". Better yet, that camera can produce TIFF format. For photos you plan to print, use the TIFF format. The other half of this process is the printer. Most inkjet printers have a number of settings. Make sure that it is set for photo paper and be sure to use glossy photo paper. If you can print a 8 x 10 print in less than a minute, your printer is not set right. If it seems like it is taking forever, it is set right. .................... Using Photoshop Elements 2: Open your photo into Elements. Click Image, Resize, Image Size Remove the checkmark from "Resample Image" Change resolution to 300. Notice that the width height is about 5 x 7 inches. So if you print that photo at 300 dpi (dots per inch), you will get an outstanding 5 x 7 print. Most inkjet printers produce their very best outputs at 300 dpi. At 200 dpi, the image is still quite good. When you get below 150, you will start to see changes in quality. Now set the Resolution to 200 dpi and notice that the output size has changed to about 8 x 10 inches. Now check to see how it will look on paper. click OK. Click File, Print Preview You can verify that the photo fits on the paper and that the paper is correct (horizontal/vertical). Now print the photo. The next window that opens should let you get to your printer properties and you can verify that you have the printer set for it best settings and that paper is set to photo paper.

Sep 06, 2005 | Olympus Camedia C-4000 Zoom Digital Camera

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E-mail images


What is the Macro function used for? The Macro function allows you to take close-up pictures. Use the Macro mode when you are 8.4” to 19.2” away from your subject. Where is the Reference Manual for the D-390? The Reference Manual is located on the Camedia Master CD-ROM and is available in four languages (English, French, Spanish, and German. The manual can be viewed on your computer screen or printed on your printer. How can I get traditional photo prints from my digital camera? Most photo processing centers or digital printing Kiosks can make traditional photo prints from a digital camera. There are also many on-line photo processors which conveniently deliver prints by mail. You can also make prints yourself if you have a photo quality printer like the Olympus P-400 printer. Why are there so many quality settings? Different quality settings are used for different purposes; for example, lower quality settings can be used to e-mail pictures because of its small file size. Higher quality settings are used for printing photo quality images. What settings should I use to get the best picture quality? The best picture quality setting on the D-390 is SHQ (Super High Quality). The SHQ file is the largest of all four quality settings. The image file size is approximately 786K. What is the video output used for? The video output is used for viewing images from your camera to a TV. A slideshow can be accomplished by using the camera hooked to the TV or recorded from a VCR. When taking macro images, can I use the viewfinder? Since the viewfinder sees the subject different than the picture taking lens, we recommend using the LCD monitor screen for taking macro pictures. The image previewed on the LCD monitor will be the exact image that is taken. How do I make a Panorama picture? You can easily make panorama pictures with your D-390 by “stitching” together multiple pictures. First, activate the panorama mode on the camera by selecting Mode Menu - Camera - Panorama. Take your pictures while making sure to overlap the edges of the images. Download your pictures to a computer and then use the “Panorama” function in Camedia Master to stitch them together. For more detailed information, please refer to the camera documentation. What is movie mode function? The movie mode function allows you to record short movie clips. The recorded movies can be played back or stored as still images using the cameras index function. Please note that the D-390 does not record sound in the movie mode. Can I add sound to a movie made with my D-390? The D-390 does not record sound in the movie mode. What is the best way to e-mail images? E-mailing pictures that were taken with your camera is as easy as attaching a file to your message.

Aug 31, 2005 | Olympus Camedia D-390 Digital Camera

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Traditional photo prints


Most photo processing centers or digital printing Kiosks can make traditional photo prints from a digital camera. There are also many on-line photo processors which conveniently deliver prints by mail. You can also make prints yourself if you have a photo quality printer like the Olympus P-400 printer.

Aug 31, 2005 | Olympus Camedia D-390 Digital Camera

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