I am an amateur (have been for many years) who is trying to take photos of jewelry for poster quality print at A2 size. The image of the jewelry needs to be able to look good at about 1/3 of the size of the poster.
I am trying to work at the highest quality resolution and image size, so have experimented with taking images at the L setting as a high quality jpg, and shooting in RAW.
Issues I am coming up against is that, shooting as high quality jpg, the jpgs are ending up at about 3 or max 4MB and as I need to actually crop into the shot image to isolate the jewelry, that's not good enough resolution.
In RAW, I am having to use the silky pix software to "develop" the RAW files into jpgs. I am not familiar with silkypix, but have ferreted through it and tried to find the options to save at highest resolution - I opted for the photo retouching setting and highest possible quality - and the file is now only 6MB.
I have opted for the TZ100 as I wanted a camera that would hopefully be relatively easy to use - and it comes with a 1inch 20MP sensor... so I thought I would be getting nice big files.
Can anyone suggest a solution? I have read the manual but it doesn't say anywhere how large the files are that you can save at -just three settings, L, M or S for the jpg sizes, or RAW. Have I got the wrong camera?
I have been trying to look online for info on the TZ100 but haven't found any good resources that aren't more than a basic overview or review. I am thinking of looking at a photography course as well, but photographing jewelry is SUCH a tricky thing not many courses focus on this sort of thing.