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Photos-taking - That Difficult?  
User currently offlineBoeingholiday From Austria, joined Apr 2002, 456 posts, RR: 4
Posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1810 times:

Hello Airliners,

you as professional photographers (not like me  Wink/being sarcastic ) may can answer the following questions.

-> When taking photos, I set the highest size (2540x...) to use all Megapixels. But photos bigger than 1600x1200 aren't allowed to upload, they would be automatically resized. Is it better (for quality, sharpness) to make on my computer?

-> I always have to sharpen up my photos, not that they're blurry or out of focus, but it looks better anway. Is this okay?  Confused

Thanks for your answers, and "clear sky"
Markus  Big thumbs up

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User currently offlineFUAirliner From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 538 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1789 times:

Markus,

You should use all Megapixels as you do and then resize your image to 1024x768 pixels or 1200x800 pixels. I wouldn't upload pictures that are as big as 1600x1200 pixels unless you use a high-end digital SLR. The quality will be noticably worse and might cause a rejection. Have a look at a recent thread dealing with upload sizes (http://www.airliners.net/discussions/aviation_photography/read.main/63252/).

Sharpening your photos is essential in most cases, especially if they are resized, so this is perfectly OK.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Hope this helps!


Frank




Frank Unterspann - Hamburg, Germany
User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1788 times:

Markus.

Re-size your own images down to about 1024x or 1000x and sharpen as you need to. Dont worry all photos need sharpening before upload you are not doing anything wrong!!!

LGW


User currently offlineBoeingholiday From Austria, joined Apr 2002, 456 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1746 times:

Hello, thanks for your answers!

What's the best program for re-sizing? I normally use the function offered by Windows XP - what's about Photoshop Elements (free software which was send to the coolpix camera  Wink/being sarcastic ) ?

Markus  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineFUAirliner From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 538 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1736 times:

Markus,

every photo editing program includes a resizing tool. If you already have Photoshop Elements you don't need to worry about anything. Photoshop Elements is a "light" version of the original Photoshop with only basic functions. Only very few basic functions are needed to improve digital images to airliners.net standard.


Frank



Frank Unterspann - Hamburg, Germany
User currently offlineBoeingholiday From Austria, joined Apr 2002, 456 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1736 times:

I don't take the time to learn PhotoShop, I'm still using Microsoft Photo Draw  Insane

Is it better to resize after the work with this or that program?

Thanks guys, Markus  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1684 times:

Photoshop elements is more than enough for what you need to do.

User currently online22886 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1622 times:

I usually take photos at 1600x1200 then resize to 1034x768 and sharpen.

I use Irfan view, has everything you need to touch up your photos easily - sharpen, resize, enhance colours etc. Good for viewing all your photos too.


User currently offlineFUAirliner From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 538 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1578 times:

Markus,

the best way to enhance images taken from a digital camera is the following:
  • adjust colours and gamma, set black and white points
  • resize to final proportions
  • sharpen (unsharp mask if available)
  • save as .jpg with minimum compression

I would take the time and experiment with Photoshop. You'll get much better results than with MS Photo Draw.


Frank



Frank Unterspann - Hamburg, Germany
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