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Old Jun 10, 2010, 8:57 AM   #1
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I am using a Pentax K7, I shot the following scene this morning before the weather suddenly went South on me. I am still doing some experimenting with different software regarding RESIZING... do you have a preference of any of these photos??? there were resized into two different programmes.
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 9:06 AM   #2
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bottom one has definatly more detail
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 9:11 AM   #3
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Thanks! But let me ask you, as I realize we all have various monitors from which we see these photos online with, does the 2nd photo look like it has been a little over-sharpened?
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Like the first shot best, the second looks a bit sharper but has more jpg artifacts and is in that way of lower quality.
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I'd like to see a bit more dynamic range Ned...to bring out the shadows in the mid section of the shore line.

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Thanks, guys for your words and suggestions. By the way, the first photo was resized with PaintNet, the second with PSE8... I am sort of doing an experiment of sorts with regard RESIZING. After using PaintNet to resize, I used PSE8 to the rest with both shots... giving them just about equal treament...
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Hi gang,

I am using a Pentax K7, I shot the following scene this morning before the weather suddenly went South on me. I am still doing some experimenting with different software regarding RESIZING... do you have a preference of any of these photos??? there were resized into two different programmes.
Ned,
This is one of those photos like I mentioned the other day, that look so different depending on which monitor I use. On the 47" LCD I can see both photos side by side, which is nice because I can compare detail to detail without scrolling. The funny thing is, on the big screen, there is enough difference to make me believe they could have been taken with different lenses, on the 19" CRT they are so close I really can't see a difference.
Also, on the big screen, they look a little too light and the CRT looks great.
BTW, I like the composition on these.


One other thing, I find that shooting in RAW 2240ppi, do my editing/resizing in CS4 and converting to TIF and save. I normally resize to 8X10 or 8X12 @ 200ppi. That way I retain my original IQ and don't get the artifacts that come with jpeg's and the compressed format. Of course that gives you bigger files to deal with so, its kind of a trade off depending on what your final goal is.
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Thanks for the great info and kind words. I lightened this a bit since I have sent some that seem to dark... so it learning how to strike the right balance. Thanks so much for the info CS4. The info is of great help. I have a lot of raw photos, but it troubles me to see the image quality change just to produce a 252kb jpeg. Still learning my way around. Good hearing from you and thanks. Ned
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Thanks for the great info and kind words. I lightened this a bit since I have sent some that seem to dark... so it learning how to strike the right balance. Thanks so much for the info CS4. The info is of great help. I have a lot of raw photos, but it troubles me to see the image quality change just to produce a 252kb jpeg. Still learning my way around. Good hearing from you and thanks. Ned
I agree wholeheartedly, Ned. That's the main reason I use Zinfolio to host my photos. As I mentioned above, I upload a 8X12 image at 200ppi in tif format, that gives me about an 11 meg file with no loss of IQ from compression that you get in jpeg. Then, when I want to share a photo here, I use the little yellow square icon at the top of the message box that looks like a mountain with the sun, I left click on that and paste the link I copied from my Zenfolio site ( I can explain that part later) and click "OK" within a couple seconds you'll see your photo show up in the message box where your cursor was before you you clicked the icon. you can post multiple images by positioning you cursor below the last image and click the icon again and repeat the proses. doing it this way, you're not embedding the image and the 252kb rule does not apply. This may sound complicated but once you do it, its really easy. You can get a free zinfolio account with a limited amount of storage or, like I do, pay $30 a year for unlimited storage. And, if you stop and think about it, that's a pretty good deal considering the benefits you get with having a host/storage site.
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GW, thanks so much for the above! Really, it is alway good to give concrete advice about what works for you. I don't have CS4, I have PSE8 and other free programmes at my disposal. I am looking at the Zinfolio webpage at the moment, it talk about a "Trial account", but haven't seen the free one yet... I'll keep looking a bit more carefully. Right now I am saving up for a better lens to improve IQ... Thanks for your help and patience.

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