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Old Sep 18, 2009, 12:48 PM   #1
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I am trying out the A230..and I took the attached...on my computer the ladder is jagged. Is it the photo or the computer?

Also I am NOT happy with the photo in general...any comments???

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Dull lighting = Dull photo. ;-)

Run your mouse cursor over the first photo in this article for an example of how much difference good light can make.

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/es...0seconds.shtml
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It also looks a tad overexposed. I'd dial in a 1/3 stop or so -EV setting with Exposure Compensation for a slightly darker exposure with that metering setting in that type of lighting.
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Hmmm..interesting...I was about to throw the thing in the garbage..LOL

But What about the ladder??? Why is it jagged??
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It also looks a tad overexposed. I'd dial in a 1/3 stop or so -EV setting with Exposure Compensation for a slightly darker exposure with that metering setting in that type of lighting.

Thanks..I can't remember if it was on auto or not...
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Here's what I would do, including cropping out much of the dull foreground, adjusting with "Shadows & Hightlights", bumping up the color, and a bit of sharpening.
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Hmmm..interesting...I was about to throw the thing in the garbage..LOL

Bump up your sharpening, saturation and contrast settings if you don't like the defaults. ;-)


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But What about the ladder??? Why is it jagged??
That's probably being caused by the software you're using to downsize the image (or your online host for storing images if they're downsizing them for you). I'd try the the free Irfanview

After you open an image using File>Open, go to Image>Resize/Resample. I'd select the Lanczos algorithm for resizing.

Leave the box checked to retain the original aspect ratio (dimensions of width to height), and make the longest side around 640 to 800 pixels (and you can make it smaller or larger as desired).

After you resize it, use the File>Save As menu choice to save it. Select jpeg as the file type, and set the jpeg quality to around 80% on the slider you'll see for it. Give it a new filename (so that you don't overwrite your original).
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here is another photo...it better..agree??? But the ladder is still jagged...thus my original question...lol

(I actually posted the wrong photo the first time. I change the 'info' on camera settings to correspond to the first image..

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That's probably being caused by the software you're using to downsize the image (or your online host for storing images if they're downsizing them for you). I'd try the the free Irfanview
I was using window galley to view the photos after it was downloaded from the card...???
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Here's what I would do, including cropping out much of the dull foreground, adjusting with "Shadows & Hightlights", bumping up the color, and a bit of sharpening.
That turned out nicely ..its not that i care about the photo since I was 'testing'..but I am learning lots from you guys what can be doe etc...thanks.. for sharing..
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