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Some Advice On These Photos

Tue Jun 29, 2004 9:45 pm

I took these photos today using a 4MP Kodak DX6490.

However, I am unsatisfied with the quality. They seem soft and it appears they have a considerable amount of JPEG compression yet I photographed them in the highest quality mode (4MP).

I resized these to around 1024 width and I sharpened them once:

Does anyone have any idea what may be the problem? Is the DX6490 just not a good camera for action photography?

Again, they were taken in the highest quality mode setting, but I was surprised at the amount of JPEG compression. You can't see the JPG compression as much anymore since I resized it.

But it still seems soft and unclear.

Does it simply require unsharp mask? I'm on a laptop right now and on vacation so I don't have Paint Shop Pro. As a result, I am using Irfanview which only does a regular sharpen mode.

If the photos simply need unsharp masking, then I'll work on them when I'm back home on my PC which has Paint Shop Pro.

However, I have a feeling they are just bad photos...but I can't figure out why. The lighting was perfect.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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RE: Some Advice On These Photos

Tue Jun 29, 2004 9:57 pm

They're awfully small in the frame, and cropping would probably destroy the quality.

I'm not sure if using USM would help much.
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RE: Some Advice On These Photos

Tue Jun 29, 2004 10:01 pm

The object ( the aircraft ) is way too far away... try to get closer somewhere...

regards, Florian
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