boeingholiday
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Photos-taking - That Difficult?

Sun Sep 29, 2002 10:31 pm

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
 
fuairliner
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RE: Photos-taking - That Difficult?

Sun Sep 29, 2002 10:49 pm

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
 
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RE: Photos-taking - That Difficult?

Sun Sep 29, 2002 10:50 pm

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
 
boeingholiday
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RE: Photos-taking - That Difficult?

Mon Sep 30, 2002 12:53 am

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
 
fuairliner
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RE: Photos-taking - That Difficult?

Mon Sep 30, 2002 1:11 am

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
 
boeingholiday
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RE: Photos-taking - That Difficult?

Mon Sep 30, 2002 1:17 am

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
 
2912n
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RE: Photos-taking - That Difficult?

Mon Sep 30, 2002 4:03 am

Photoshop elements is more than enough for what you need to do.
 
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RE: Photos-taking - That Difficult?

Mon Sep 30, 2002 9:25 pm

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.
 
fuairliner
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RE: Photos-taking - That Difficult?

Tue Oct 01, 2002 4:59 am

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
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