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Old Jan 30, 2007, 7:06 AM   #1
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Hi there,

I have a SD600 digicam and I´m interested only in printing my pictures at 300 dpi and 5 x 7 inches.

Like all users, I want the best images I can get with as much storage in my SD card possible.

I was thinking about using either 2816 x 2112 with fine compression or 2272 x 1704 with superfine compression.

I also use the AiAF off, ISO 80 or 200 (in low lights with flash).

What´s your opion?

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Old Jan 30, 2007, 7:41 AM   #2
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You can find 1GB SD cards online for less than $30. Why limit your printing options when memory is so inexpensive?
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Old Jan 30, 2007, 7:54 AM   #3
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Bill,



Thanks for the reply. That is true.

I´m still in doubt if I will gain print photo quality if i use L instead of M1 since I´m only interesed in printing 5 x 7 pics.

The image will be reduced on 5 x 7 prints, wont they? I guess lots of pixels will be discarted from the large resolution (2816 x 2112)to the print on 5x7. Is it right?

Sorry for the english....

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Yes, strictly speaking you do not need that many pixels for a 5x7 print. But, if you shoot in large/fine mode you will have more options to crop the image and still get a nice 5x7. I sometimes carry my SD600 with just a 256mb card in it and on those occasions I will use the lower image settings and they usually come out fine.
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Old Jan 30, 2007, 8:58 AM   #5
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Thanks again, Bill.

The ability to zoom and crop the images is very good.

What software do you recommend?
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Old Jan 30, 2007, 9:45 AM   #6
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Google Picasa is very good for organizing, doing minor tweaks and croping. Most importantly it leaves your original files untouched. Also, it's free.
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I always have all my cameras set on the highest image quality possible. You just never know when you might get the great photo that you want inlarged to hang on you wall.
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