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Can't get a 2MB image. What am I doing Wrong?

I have my camera set to the highest resolution and superfine compression, but my images when downloaded are never as big as 2MB.What am I doing wrong? Thank you

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Resolution

The XTi allow to set different image size for manual modes an for AUTO modes. So you can set a Large size superfine for auto and RAW type for manual modes. So check the size settings under manual and automatic modes.

However, the "smal" resolution (1936x1288 px) on XTi will allow you to print good 5x7 photos.
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Lack of mb in photos

If you have your camera set to take the highest resolution pictures(8 MegaPixel), but save in jpg format, then 3 - 4 MB is a normal size for the image file. There is nothing wrong with your camera.

If you have your camera set to save in RAW format, the image files will not be compressed and MUCH bigger. However you will need software that will be able to manipulate images in RAW format.
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How do I adjust the resolution that the photos are saved?

To change the resolution and compression:

1. Press the Func button.
2. Scroll down, if necessary, to the icon in the lower left corner of the LCD.
3. Use the right or left arrows to select L (large), M1, M2 (medium), or S (small). Press the Set button.
4. Use the right or left arrows to select superfine (quadrant with S), fine (quadrant), or normal (stairsteps). Press the Set button.
5. Press the Func button to exit.

Large/superfine images will take up the most space on the memory card. Small/normal images will take the least, but the picture quality will be less if you're printing the pictures.

There is a table at this link (scroll down) to show you how many images will fit on a memory card at different settings.
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Low resolution on highest setting

Did you check the ISO setting - a high number there would possibly make the pictures grainy.
Hope that helps.
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Need higher resolution by tomorrow

For the best resolution, use your FUNC button at the back of your camera. Scroll down on the left hand side to the bottom of the menu which starts with AWB, Set your size of image to 3264x2448 and then using the SET button, select S, which is superfine
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Power shot A95

It is the setting on your camera ,if you set at (2592x1944) superfine ,you were only can take 11 picture.So if you want to take more pictures ,try set to lower resolution. Below is the setting table: Reso Quality Approx.file size # images on 32MB card Large (2592 x 1944) Superfine 2.4 MB 11 Fine 1.4 MB 21 Normal 695 KB 43 Medium 1 (2048 x 1536) Superfine 1.6 MB 18 Fine 893 KB 33 Normal 445 KB 67 Medium 2 (1600 x 1200) Superfine 1002 KB 30 Fine 558 KB 54 Normal 278 KB 107 Small (640 x 480) Superfine 249 KB 119 Fine 150 KB 195 Normal 84 KB 336
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How can I store more pictures in the camera?

The standard 2MB internal flash memory stores either 60 standard resolution images or 30 high resolution images. EPSON Accessories offers the PhotoSpan 2MB memory module (A882401) which increases picture storage to 65 high resolution or 130 standard resolution images. The PhotoSpan 4MB memory module (A882411) makes it possible to take 100 high resolution or 200 standard resolution images.
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Features of each record mode...

The details for each record mode are as follows: RAW: RAW data is unprocessed image data in its original state to which white balance, sharpness, contrast, color conversion and other processes have not been applied. CAMEDIA Master can be used to display RAW data and save it in other image formats. A RAW plug-in is also available for Adobe Photoshop which also provides the ability to process images in 32-bit color depth. TIFF: This is the highest-quality mode. images are saved as uncompressed data, which is the best for printing or image processing on a computer. SHQ: This is a high quality mode using the JPEG format. Because the compression rate is very low, high quality images can be stored. HQ: This is a high quality mode using JPEG format, with medium compression. Because the compression rate is higher than SHQ, file sizes are smaller. More images can be saved to a card. The file size can be changed in the 3:2 or Enlarge size mode as well as SHQ. 3:2 Mode: Ordinarily the image aspect ratio is set to 4:3. Due to change the ratio to 3:2, the picture size becomes 2592 x 1728 so that the image can be printed without losing the image borders at a photo lab. 3:2 can be set in the TIFF, SHQ, or HQ mode. SQ1: SQ1 uses the highest compression for resolutions greater than 1600 x 1200. You can choose high compression to reduce noise or normal compression to save more images. SQ2: SQ2 uses the highest compression for resolutions less than 1600 x 1200. You can choose high compression to reduce noise or normal compression to save more images.
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Storage path

On removable memory cards. Panasonic iPalm Digital Cameras are equipped with an SD Card Slot which allows the camera to store images on EITHER an MultiMediaCard (MMC) or an SD Memory Card. Simply insert an MMC or SD Card into the camera, take pictures until the card is full, then remove it or replace it with a fresh card. You can selectively erase any or all of the images from the either the MultiMediaCard or the SD Memory Card and reuse it. Storage capacity for the PV-DC3000-A (based on included 16MB SD Memory Card) SuperFine Mode* (2048x1536/low compression) up to 13 images Fine Mode (2048x1536) up to 27 images Normal/2x Digital Zoom Modes (1024x768) up to 69 images Burst Recording Mode (1024x768) up to 82 images 3x Digital Zoom Mode (640x480) up to 150 images Motion Image Recording Mode (12 sec. max./320x240) 9 sets TIFF Mode (2048x1536/no compression) 1 image Storage capacity for the PV-DC3010 (based on included 32MB SD Memory Card) SuperFine Mode* (2048x1536/low compression) up to 29 images Fine Mode (2048x1536) up to 57 images Normal/2x Digital Zoom Modes (1024x768) up to 145 images Burst Recording Mode (1024x768) up to 172 images 3x Digital Zoom Mode (640x480) up to 315 images Motion Image Recording Mode (12 sec. max./320x240) 19 sets TIFF Mode (2048x1536/no compression) 3 images
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Storage path

On removable memory cards. Panasonic iPalm Digital Cameras are equipped with an SD Card Slot which allows the camera to store images on EITHER an MultiMediaCard (MMC) or an SD Memory Card. Simply insert an MMC or SD Card into the camera, take pictures until the card is full, then remove it or replace it with a fresh card. You can selectively erase any or all of the images from the either the MultiMediaCard or the SD Memory Card and reuse it. Storage capacity for the PV-DC3000-A (based on included 16MB SD Memory Card) SuperFine Mode* (2048x1536/low compression) up to 13 images Fine Mode (2048x1536) up to 27 images Normal/2x Digital Zoom Modes (1024x768) up to 69 images Burst Recording Mode (1024x768) up to 82 images 3x Digital Zoom Mode (640x480) up to 150 images Motion Image Recording Mode (12 sec. max./320x240) 9 sets TIFF Mode (2048x1536/no compression) 1 image Storage capacity for the PV-DC3010 (based on included 32MB SD Memory Card) SuperFine Mode* (2048x1536/low compression) up to 29 images Fine Mode (2048x1536) up to 57 images Normal/2x Digital Zoom Modes (1024x768) up to 145 images Burst Recording Mode (1024x768) up to 172 images 3x Digital Zoom Mode (640x480) up to 315 images Motion Image Recording Mode (12 sec. max./320x240) 19 sets TIFF Mode (2048x1536/no compression) 3 images
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