I am using Sony A6000 and the size of most of the photos is below 1 MB. I want it to be above 4 MB so I can upload on shutterstock.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Hi akho and welcome to Photo.SE! You question seems to suggest that you don't want to have pictures that have more megabytes, you want to upload photos to shutterstock, which has certain guidelines. Perhaps you can reword your question to describe what you actual goal is? I am sure it is not pictures that have a higher filesize. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Mar 25, 2021 at 10:23
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    \$\begingroup\$ Slightly related: photo.stackexchange.com/q/121395/9161 \$\endgroup\$ Commented Mar 25, 2021 at 10:23
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    \$\begingroup\$ @akho, please read the related question I posted. File size is not a predictor of image quality. Pursuing higher numbers of mb will not help you get better photo's. Please edit your question to explain what you wan to achieve in the end. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Mar 25, 2021 at 11:04
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    \$\begingroup\$ @SaaruLindestøkke its all clear now. but i have another query, why is image of different megabytes though in the same settings \$\endgroup\$
    – akho
    Commented Mar 25, 2021 at 11:15
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    \$\begingroup\$ @akho, please search the previous question to get an answer, e.g. this one: photo.stackexchange.com/a/116372/9161 \$\endgroup\$ Commented Mar 25, 2021 at 11:25

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Based on the comments seems like you set your camera to take small images (in JPEG format). To get bigger images follow this page and set your camera to L size.

Also Sony use a bit aggressive compression for JPEGs so you can set your camera to shoot RAW and then edit your images and export them with low compression. This will help you to keep more colours.


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