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Old June 14th 06, 03:18 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
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Hi there,

I used to have a range of P&S film cameras. I have a Kodak digital
camera with the 4 MP resolution. The resolution is enough for looking
at the pictures on the computer monitor and for putting pictures on
web. Recently I bought a Panasonic LX1 for its manual control and for
its allegedly sharp lens, which had a resolution of 8MP (which is
equivalent to 6 MP resolution of the normal-width picture). I do not
know what to do with the images. There are too many pixels which allow
zooming on the monitor screen which I do not need.

What else can I do with the pictures besides putting them on web (for
which Pana LX1 has excessive resolution) ? Can I print it out in A4 or
even A3 format (6" x 10 " or 12" x 20", respectively) ? This should be
expensive, something like Au$20 for the A4 print. I shoot mainly
landscapes. I can make a poster A3 size and put it on wall in my
room... this sounds boring. What else can I do ?

(Of course, I can put my pics on a pic-hosting website such as
pbase.com, and show to other photographers... however, the LX1
resolution is too high and is not needed for the web-publishing). Help
me ! Thanks.

\/

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Old June 14th 06, 03:25 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
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Do What did you did with your pictures from your P&S cameras...

Size your favorites as 4x6, 5x7 or 8x10's, what ever suits your fancy and
print them, or have them printed The big advantage in digital is that you
only need to print the ones that you like... not a whole roll of duds!





"Panno Zhai" wrote in message
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Hi there,

I used to have a range of P&S film cameras. I have a Kodak digital
camera with the 4 MP resolution. The resolution is enough for looking
at the pictures on the computer monitor and for putting pictures on
web. Recently I bought a Panasonic LX1 for its manual control and for
its allegedly sharp lens, which had a resolution of 8MP (which is
equivalent to 6 MP resolution of the normal-width picture). I do not
know what to do with the images. There are too many pixels which allow
zooming on the monitor screen which I do not need.



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Old June 14th 06, 05:20 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
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Panno Zhai wrote:
Hi there,

I used to have a range of P&S film cameras. I have a Kodak digital
camera with the 4 MP resolution. The resolution is enough for looking
at the pictures on the computer monitor and for putting pictures on
web. Recently I bought a Panasonic LX1 for its manual control and for
its allegedly sharp lens, which had a resolution of 8MP (which is
equivalent to 6 MP resolution of the normal-width picture). I do not
know what to do with the images. There are too many pixels which allow
zooming on the monitor screen which I do not need.

What else can I do with the pictures besides putting them on web (for
which Pana LX1 has excessive resolution) ? Can I print it out in A4 or
even A3 format (6" x 10 " or 12" x 20", respectively) ? This should be
expensive, something like Au$20 for the A4 print. I shoot mainly
landscapes. I can make a poster A3 size and put it on wall in my
room... this sounds boring. What else can I do ?

(Of course, I can put my pics on a pic-hosting website such as
pbase.com, and show to other photographers... however, the LX1
resolution is too high and is not needed for the web-publishing). Help
me ! Thanks.

\/

Almost any image-editing program will let you crop the
images, or reduce the pixel count. But first save all the
original imges on a CD. You may later want to edit them
again for a different purpose. Blank CDs are cheap.
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Old June 14th 06, 05:21 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
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"Panno Zhai" wrote in message
oups.com...
Hi there,

I used to have a range of P&S film cameras. I have a Kodak digital
camera with the 4 MP resolution. The resolution is enough for looking
at the pictures on the computer monitor and for putting pictures on
web. Recently I bought a Panasonic LX1 for its manual control and for
its allegedly sharp lens, which had a resolution of 8MP (which is
equivalent to 6 MP resolution of the normal-width picture). I do not
know what to do with the images. There are too many pixels which allow
zooming on the monitor screen which I do not need.

What else can I do with the pictures besides putting them on web (for
which Pana LX1 has excessive resolution) ? Can I print it out in A4 or
even A3 format (6" x 10 " or 12" x 20", respectively) ? This should be
expensive, something like Au$20 for the A4 print. I shoot mainly
landscapes. I can make a poster A3 size and put it on wall in my
room... this sounds boring. What else can I do ?

(Of course, I can put my pics on a pic-hosting website such as
pbase.com, and show to other photographers... however, the LX1
resolution is too high and is not needed for the web-publishing). Help
me ! Thanks.

\/



Sorry, but why did you buy the Camera?

If it was simply because you like the high tec, then that is Ok.

If you don't want to make big prints that is equally Ok.

Just use it for what you originally intended.

Roy G



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Old June 14th 06, 05:28 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
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There are too many pixels

ACK! Sacrilege!! You can _never_ have too many pixels!!

Seriously, though - there are many programs out there which will resize
images in batch mode for you - giving you a nice set of tiny jpegs of
whatever size you want.

Check out Express Thumbnail Creator.

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Old June 14th 06, 05:43 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
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Panno Zhai wrote:
Hi there,

I used to have a range of P&S film cameras. I have a Kodak digital
camera with the 4 MP resolution. The resolution is enough for
looking
at the pictures on the computer monitor and for putting pictures on
web. Recently I bought a Panasonic LX1 for its manual control and
for
its allegedly sharp lens, which had a resolution of 8MP (which is
equivalent to 6 MP resolution of the normal-width picture). I do not
know what to do with the images. There are too many pixels which
allow
zooming on the monitor screen which I do not need.

What else can I do with the pictures besides putting them on web
(for
which Pana LX1 has excessive resolution) ? Can I print it out in A4
or
even A3 format (6" x 10 " or 12" x 20", respectively) ? This should
be
expensive, something like Au$20 for the A4 print. I shoot mainly
landscapes. I can make a poster A3 size and put it on wall in my
room... this sounds boring. What else can I do ?

(Of course, I can put my pics on a pic-hosting website such as
pbase.com, and show to other photographers... however, the LX1
resolution is too high and is not needed for the web-publishing).
Help
me ! Thanks.

\/


Yes, the 16:9 ratio is a little weird. Of course you mention one of
the alternate ratios available (4:3, 3:2). You can make those
adjustments before exposure. My solution is like one of the other
responders mentioned: take the 16:9 photo, use it all if appropriate,
and crop to the others if desired. But almost always keep the wide one
for future use.

I don't understand the "excessive resolution" problem. No matter what
shape your pictures, anything over about a MegaPixel is wasted on
computer-screen display.

Other than making posters and displaying them on a wall, what
not-boring use can you mention for photographs?

--
Frank ess

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Old June 14th 06, 07:06 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
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Panno Zhai wrote:
Hi there,

I used to have a range of P&S film cameras. I have a Kodak digital
camera with the 4 MP resolution. The resolution is enough for looking
at the pictures on the computer monitor and for putting pictures on
web. Recently I bought a Panasonic LX1 for its manual control and for
its allegedly sharp lens, which had a resolution of 8MP (which is
equivalent to 6 MP resolution of the normal-width picture). I do not
know what to do with the images. There are too many pixels which allow
zooming on the monitor screen which I do not need.

What else can I do with the pictures besides putting them on web (for
which Pana LX1 has excessive resolution) ? Can I print it out in A4 or
even A3 format (6" x 10 " or 12" x 20", respectively) ? This should be
expensive, something like Au$20 for the A4 print. I shoot mainly
landscapes. I can make a poster A3 size and put it on wall in my
room... this sounds boring. What else can I do ?

(Of course, I can put my pics on a pic-hosting website such as
pbase.com, and show to other photographers... however, the LX1
resolution is too high and is not needed for the web-publishing). Help
me ! Thanks.

\/


Do what all we photographic idiots do, reduce the pictures in size and
either print them or display them on a PC. Digital photography is for mugs,
there are those who want to print everything up to 20*16 (of course there
are no printers which will print that size), and then there are those who
just want toprint 6*4 (this means losing a large chunk of your pixels), and
then there are those, myself included, who hardly ever print a photograph
since we got tired of stuffing countless photos into drawers and cupboards
in the film era.

Take up a nice hobby such as painting.


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Old June 14th 06, 10:04 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
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BD wrote:
There are too many pixels


ACK! Sacrilege!! You can _never_ have too many pixels!!

Seriously, though - there are many programs out there which will resize
images in batch mode for you - giving you a nice set of tiny jpegs of
whatever size you want.

Check out Express Thumbnail Creator.


Amusing that he considers a lot of pixels as a disadvantage. Seems to
me he should have stuck with the 4mp Kodak. I can't imagine complaining
about 'too many pixels'. Grin.
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Old June 15th 06, 02:11 AM posted to rec.photo.digital
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BD wrote:
There are too many pixels


ACK! Sacrilege!! You can _never_ have too many pixels!!


Seriously, though - there are many programs out there which will resize
images in batch mode for you - giving you a nice set of tiny jpegs of
whatever size you want.


Check out Express Thumbnail Creator.


Irfanview. Free. Works very well. Does batch. Google for it.

---- Paul J. Gans
 




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