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Old Aug 27, 2003, 9:57 PM   #1
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Default C740 difference between HQ and SHQ?


I was wondering realistically what is the difference between hq and Shq mode?

Does that make a big impact in the picture quality??

I know it does on image size for sure.
On a 256Megs it goes from 302picturs for Hq to 125 SHQ.
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Old Aug 28, 2003, 1:46 AM   #2
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It's the amount of JPEG compression applied to a picture.

Where you will really notice it is scenes with leaves, grass...lots of items, lots of colours...sometimes you will notice blotches in the sky.

There's many sites discussing the merits of JPEG compression, and the damage it does.

Some people can't see the difference in most pictures, but I recently went to a fair and used only HQ on my C-700...I wasn't happy with the results when I got back home, but I've been working with graphics and photography for over 20 years.

- Check out the Oly_C-700 Yahoo Group, discussions, fun assignments for all C-7x0 users, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Oly_C-700/
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Old Aug 28, 2003, 11:19 PM   #3
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Memory cards are getting cheaper all the time. My advice is to use SHQ for everything and just buy more cards if you need to. I have experimented with HQ/SHQ with my E20, and you can see the difference in 8x10 prints or full-screen images if you look along sharp edges. It's not a BIG deal, but if you've invested in a good camera, it seems a shame not to use its full capability, IMO.
Your mileage may differ, however
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