Aug 19, 2013, 16:18
(Aug 17, 2013, 23:09)Eli Ho Wrote:(Aug 12, 2013, 17:38)Eli Ho Wrote:(Aug 12, 2013, 16:39)Wall-E Wrote:I am assumeing, when using the largest number of "pixels" that will take up much more space on ones camera and computer and when processing, you can reduce that number to make smaller prints, however, what if you wanted a smaller print and wanted to keep the size. Another thought, what if you wanted to share the pic and keep the size. Can you go back to original size, once you have reduced the size and sent the pic?(Aug 5, 2013, 18:03)Eli Ho Wrote: Being a newbee and all that has been said, I need to ask a few basic questions.Thanks Wall-E. I am begining to understand. If I use a Nikon D-3000 and shoot in raw to prepair for the best post processing, and I want to make a print at 8x11 and later want a 16x20, is the resolutation going to be good and if not how would I increase the size and achive good resolutation? Eli
When resizing is used, is it a reduction in the size of the finale print or is it reduction of the pictels. I shoot in raw and jpeg because I don't know what the end result will be. I know, in time I will understand, however, in the very beginning, I am confused with the terminology.
Print size is not 'directly' related to the number of pixels (not pictels).
Most printers have ratings of 200-300 DPI (dots per inch).
So, for a 640x480 PIXEL image, a good quality print can be had up to about 3.5" x 2.4".
You COULD print bigger, but the print quality would go down.
Resizing that image to, say, 320x240, would make it so GOOD prints would only be 1.6" x 1.2".
Remember that the image size (in pixels) divided by the DPI of the printer only gives you the MAXIMUM size for a maximum resolution print. You can print smaller than that with no problems.
Yes, higher resolution takes more 'space' (memory). MEMORY IS CHEAP.
NEVER reduce the size of your original or ONLY copy of an image.
Make a backup of ALL images to a storage media OUTSIDE your computer before you start working on them. And I do mean ALL! Some go as far as making 2 backups. External hard drives, CD/DVD's..............
I use Lightroom and Picasa. Both of these can EXPORT smaller versions of the original, without changing the original file size.
Don't understand what you mean by "share the pic and keep the size."
You can export versions of your image with any (or no) reduction in size.
What software are you using? (Picasa is FREE!!)