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User currently offlineFaruqui From Pakistan, joined Dec 2006, 9 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 2086 times:

Hi, I have asked this question before but never got a satisfactory answer that’s why I am asked this question again.

I have just upgraded to Nikon D-40 from Nikon P-5000. In P5000 I had the option of taking pictures in 1600x1200, while in D-40 I don’t have such an option. The only sizes available to me are

1. 3008 x 2000 (large 6 mp)
2. 2256 x 1496 (medium 3.4 mp)
3. 1504 x 1000 (small 1.5 mp)

I have written to Nikon about the issue but no satisfactory reply from them, they said they are still working on the issue. If I reduce the size to 1024 x 683, the actual size it comes down to is 1024 x 681, though it’s very close to 1024 x 683, but my worry is will Airliner.net accept my picture. Because I have invested heavily on my D-40 and on top of that I bought a 70-300 VR lens which made me empty my pockets on this hobby, and now I can not even upload my pictures.

Your expert opinions are invited on this issue, so that I can rest with peace of mind that I have not wasted my money.

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User currently offlineFly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 2082 times:

What you need is software for your post processing, such as Photoshop, where you will resize (among other things) your photos.
Keep your camera resolution on the highest setting - 6 MP.

Ivan


User currently offlineCalgaryBill From Canada, joined May 2006, 686 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 2073 times:



Quoting Faruqui (Thread starter):
I have written to Nikon about the issue but no satisfactory reply from them, they said they are still working on the issue.

What is the issue? Nikon doesn't make an A.net dedicated camera body, nor do any other manufacturers.

Quoting Fly747 (Reply 1):
Keep your camera resolution on the highest setting - 6 MP.

 checkmark  You want the highest resolution possible for editing flexibility. Once your editing is done you can crop to A.net ratios.

Set your crop tool dimensions to 3 wide by 2 high (or 4 wide by 3 high - whichever ratio suites the image) and your images will be the right aspect ratio for A.net. Just leave the resolution field blank or you could end up with some very big or very small images. After cropping, use the Adjust/Image Size tool to shrink the image for A.net.

B


User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5724 posts, RR: 44
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 7 hours ago) and read 2048 times:
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Quoting Faruqui (Thread starter):
In P5000 I had the option of taking pictures in 1600x1200, while in D-40 I don’t have such an option. The only sizes available to me are

1. 3008 x 2000 (large 6 mp)
2. 2256 x 1496 (medium 3.4 mp)
3. 1504 x 1000 (small 1.5 mp)

The reason your D-40 does not offer a 1600x1200 resolution is a matter of aspect ratio. The D-40 has an aspect ratio of 3:2 as did traditional 35mm film if your D40 image was 1600 px wide it would be 1067 px high.(this means the width=height*1.5)
Your P5000, like many point & shoot digital cameras has a 4:3 aspect ratio like a conventional television screen(width=height*1.333)

The Nikon sensor quirk of having a sensor resolution that resizes to 1024x681 should not be an issue, I doubt that the screeners would reject an otherwise qualified image for that.
The other side of the coin is that very few images you take (or anyone elses for that matter) would not benefit from some cropping whilst post processing so you can crop to the 1024x 683 size at that stage.

As others have said, always shoot at the highest resolution and resize later, it is much easier to make an image smaller than it is to make that once in a lifetime photo larger.

Cheers

Chris



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