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Should I Use The PhotoCD Instead Of PictureDisk?  
User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2615 times:

I currently use the Kodak PictureDisk to use my photos on the computer, as I don't have a color scanner, should I use the PictureCD or PhotoCD instead?


-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
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User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2493 times:
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Hi

Yes, get the Photo CD and you will be impressed.

The quality and size of the shots on the CD is a lot better than the disk.

Give it a go!!!!!!

Regards
Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland


User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2489 times:

Thanks...will give it a try



-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineLuftaom From Australia, joined May 1999, 426 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2468 times:

all my shots on here are via the KodakCD. If you want to see the quality search on lancentre@ozemail.com.au

They appear to just meet the minimum requirements for this site. Any zooming and or cropping will end up in them being rejected but oh well it isn't the end of the world.

Best Regards

Bradley Mortimer
Sydney, Australia


User currently offlineTomH From United States of America, joined May 1999, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2456 times:

All of the images I have contributed to this site have been from PhotoCD. You can have B&W and color negs as well as color slides put on PhotoCD. I have been able to crop some images considerably and still have a high-quality end result. Rejection messages from this site often contain statements about scanner settings. Working from PhotoCD makes these statements irrelevant. Also, recent virus threats have affected JPEG files. If your work is on a PhotoCD, it is on a read-only device in PCD filepack format, immune to viruses. The PCD filepack contains the image in five different sizes. I commonly use the two largest sizes (LARGE=1536 X 1024, and POSTER=3072 X 2048) for the work I have submitted to this site. Nearly all of my color work is from transparencies, consequently you will not find the white marks in the skies of my pictures that are so prevalent in the work of color print shooters.

PhotoCDs are multi-session products with a storage capacity of 100 images of 35mm size. The more sessions on a PhotoCD, the more storage space is lost to overhead. If you visit your developer and submit four 24-exposure rolls of film, you will get all 96 images on one CD. If you bring in 100 slides or mounted negatives, you will get all 100 on one CD. If you have a four-session PhotoCD, each session being 24 images, you may not get all 96 images on the CD because of the overhead. The first session will cost more than the others because you pay for the CD media at that time. The capacities shown above are minimums. It is possible to get around 120 images on a single-session CD, but the operators of the equipment won’t often exceed the published figure of 100 images. PhotoCDs are available for medium-format shooters. If you can afford medium format, you can probably afford the much higher cost of the associated PhotoCD.

On the downside, the employees at many stores know very little about PhotoCD. They will likely be confused with PhotoCD/PictureCD/and other photo diskette products their store handles. If you go to a legitimate camera shop, you should find more competent workers and higher fees. If you go to the local drug store you will be on your own when issues arise. At present, I can gain access to Kodak’s PhotoCD service through a national drug store chain for about USD 1.85/each. It takes about 15 days to get the work back from Kodak. No matter who does the work, you must be sure to submit dust-free source material.

Good luck and good shooting!

Tom Hildreth



User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5497 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2448 times:

I hate them both, but maybe it was my camera, I haven't tried it on my new and way better one. The CD is better quality in my opinion. But I'd rather scan it myself.  

User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2438 times:

I would scan but I don't have a scanner   As far as proccessing & developing goes, I use a Kodak proccessing shop local to me.


-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2432 times:

Well thanks guys, I just ordered a PhotoCD today. We'll see if it works!  


-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineMgold07 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2426 times:

yes! you must use the CD! not the disk! the file size on the CD is ten times the size, and thus the resolution!

User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4341 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

I just taken my pictures to get them developed today and I'm trying out the Kodak PhotoCD. I heard good news about it. I have tried the Picture Disk and the images were small. 2 out of 24 pictures were accepted in this site with a warning and the rest didn't make it. I hope all goes well with the CD for this site.

Gocaps


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