Questions tagged [image-quality]

Image quality describes how well a photograph matches a perceived technical ideal.

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Is an entry-level DSLR good enough for portrait photography?

I'm looking into starting a small at home portrait photography business mostly as a hobby for now, and I'm wondering if the camera I have now (Nikon D3000) is good enough for portrait photography. I'...
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What would cause just one photo from my phone camera to have large, blotchy magenta areas?

What would cause the pink on this picture? All the pics before and after were normal. No filter, no flash.
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Is a 1" (one inch) sensor camera workable for stock or commercial photography?

Is it possible to deliver commercially-acceptable results using a 1-inch sensor size camera (let me suggest Sony RX10M4 / Panasonic FZ1000M2 as an example camera here)? By the commercially-acceptable ...
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Do different microlenses on EOS R / RP affect use with EF lenses?

I have read that EOS RP uses otherwise the same sensor as the 6D Mark II. However, RF mount has a lower flange focal distance than EF mount. Therefore, Canon has adjusted the microlenses in EOS RP to ...
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Does dropping a computer cause the pictures on it to lose quality? [closed]

After dropping my MacBook, the pictures on it have become pixelated.
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Black level correction for images

As I have figured, the main cause for the intensity values in an image to be non-zero even in the absence of light is the dark current which propagates through the photodiodes, providing some charge ...
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Can ultra-high ISO ever yield good results? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is high ISO useful for photography? My camera can apparently extend to really high ISO's, however I see serious noise over 2,000 ISO at any shutter/apeture combination. In ...
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Why do these images taken at significantly different ISO appear equal in quality?

How come I can't tell the difference in quality of these two photos, even though one is shot at ISO 160, and the other at 1600 ? Note: EXIF data has been stripped from images below by imgur saving ...
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Does compressing with chroma-subsampling multiple times degrade image quality?

Suppose I am creating a large image files out of smaller ones. The original images (jpeg) already have chroma-subsampling of 4:2:0. If one were to put them together and save again as a jpeg, would ...
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How to get rid of brighter dark areas of the object while taking photo or by editing it later?

I'm having a little hard time taking photos of my pencil drawings. I recently posted a question about noise & blurriness. Here the thing is, my art looks much better on paper but when I take ...
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Entry level camera vs phone camera?

I would like to start my photographic journey, just don't know which camera to buy for beginners. I was looking at Canon Canon PowerShot SX540 HS, but I wonder how much of an upgrade is it on ...
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Nikon 24-85mm (non VR) vs. Nikon 28-70mm 3.5-4.5D

I currently own a Nikon 28-70mm 3.5-4.5D. I've enjoyed the lens and found it on eBay for $45 so it was a steal. From what I understand it was a great compact lens in the 90's that was a "kit" lens but ...
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Is editing metadata of a JPEG destructive to the image?

Is editing metadata of a JPEG destructive to the image? If I edit "File Info" > "Description" in Photoshop, then save.... am I causing the same image degradation as if I edited the image, then re save ...
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How to batch convert old NEF photos to JPEG/HEIF with in-camera processing look?

I have ~9k NEF photos from a Nikon D5000 that are currently taking up ~100GB. It's been 8+ years without me touching them, so I don't see a reason to assume I will ever process and edit them. I'd ...
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What does “frequency” mean in an image? [duplicate]

I saw similar question and several good answers at here What does "frequency" mean in an image? but, I actually couldn't understand about those answers. "Is it right that the higher the ...
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Filter for RGB separation and its effect on the image

Looking at Bayer filter of a typical consumer camera, one can easily see that sensitivity of the filter for each color is all over the place. Are there filters similar to Bayer that do a better job at ...
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Can RAW image files deteriorate over time?

I was at a photographer some time ago, shot some photos of my son and came back to view and select a range of images, some of which I wanted to print, and some of which I wanted and to receive by file ...
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Does noise in images depend upon “Megapixels” or “ISO”?

I have a question about image quality. Does noise in an image is depends upon "Megapixels" or on "ISO"?
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Snapseed vs Lightroom PC output quality

All of them has some pluses and minuses. My concern is, if I process the photo in Snapseed in to the final form with tools which Snapseed offer. Will the output quality be great as same as Lightroom ...
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How does the usual jpeg 0-100 quality settings translate into Photoshop's 0-12 quality setting?

JPEG encoders usually use a quality setting of 0-100, whereas Adobe photo software uses a 0-12 setting. Does anyone know how to convert between these? (I am actually not clear on whether the 0-100 ...
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Sony SEL 18-200mm very blurry at the right part of the photo

I own a Sony a6000 and recently upgraded the kit lens (10-50) for an 18-200mm lens. The problem I face is that at the right part of the photos, mostly on wide angle, the photo is very blurry compared ...
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Are my expectations unrealistic for Canon 70-200mm f/4L USM IS Lens?

I'm shopping for a 70-200 F/4 USM IS L, and took a few test shots with it. Here's a 100% crop with a focus point highlighted. It was shot handheld with IS on at 70mm / F4 / 1/400 sec. In-camera ...
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Why does my Finepix S2950 not show the image quality I expect?

I am a little confused as to why my Finepix S2950 takes photos like it does. I seem to be able to take great Macro Shots, but not landscapes. I have noticed that if I zoom into a picture enough I can ...
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How do I cope with haze for the photos containing sky and trees at a distance?

I'm always struggling with photos which contain large zones with trees situated far away from the camera. Haze and pollution cause severe changes in colors, which means that the trees lose their ...
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Since larger pixels increase depth of field and sensitivity, why don't we have large sensors with a low number of pixels?

If I understood correctly, the DoF (all other parameters fixed) increases with the pixel surface. So to have a high sensitivity together with a deep DoF, why don't we just have big pixels (and thus ...
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How to determine which jpeg is closer to the original image and has the most information?

I've got two jpegs of the same photo of different sizes and attributes. How can I tell if one is the original taken by an iPhone4 or if neither is the original, determine which has the most ...
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What is causing these stripes in my images?

Please don't mind the edited faces. All over the image are visible white stripes horizontally. What could cause them? The image was taken without a flash on a Canon 5D Mark II. Could this be a sensor ...
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Is it normal for photos imported from iPhone 6 to be pixelated when zoomed in fully on “photos” app on Mac?

In "photos" on a macbook, there is an option to zoom in a photo up to 400 percent. Is it normal to see some pixelation when fully zoomed in?
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Does OIS in some cases reduce the quality of the picture (softness, vignetting, loss of contrast…)? [duplicate]

I always take pictures with optical image stabilization enabled (except if I take long exposure shots with a tripod), but I was wondering if OIS could (in some cases) reduce the picture quality. OIS ...
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How important is a good quality camera for good photography? [closed]

Don't know if this is already a known thing/wiki/previously asked here, but basically: How important is a good camera for actually making strides in photography/doing well? I've done some photography ...
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Quality from camera to phone [closed]

If a picture taken with canon rebel t6 is sent to my Android phone, will it look the same printed from my phone vs the sd card from camera. Want to have a picture printed to canvas, originally taken ...
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Do negatives scanned upside down (backwards) lose quality?

I'm a novice, and don't have a detailed understanding of the technical terms, but I've scanned hundreds of 35mm and medium format negatives to get the best quality RAW files at certain presets which ...
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What quality can be expected from a flatbed scanner and will a more expensive one be better?

I've got a small collection of family photos, probably several hundred pictures, including some taken over 100 years ago (although they might be copies of the originals, I don't know). All prints, no ...
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How much “noise” is acceptable in a photograph?

I've been at photography for a little over a year, and I primarily do landscape and wildlife/bird photography. Most of my work has been a learning experience so far, with few shots actually something ...
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What is the “optimal” file size of JPEG images with respect to their dimensions?

I plan to write a script that will scan 100,000+ JPEG images and re-compress them if they are "too big" in terms of file size. Scripting is the easy part, but I am not sure how to categorize an image ...
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Why is this smartphone picture better than this dedicated camera picture?

The other day I went hiking through a mountain in west Tokyo to take wilderness pictures for reference for the new videogame I'm working on. For the past few years, I've only relied on my smartphone ...
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What characteristics make a digital sensor good?

Generally, the technical image quality of a digital image (before we get to the post-processing stage) is the product of the characteristics of the lens and the recording medium, with an important ...
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Is this the limit of the camera image quality or is the subject out of focus?

I'm using the "macro" mode in the Powershot G9X II. The macro mode is simply a shorter focus range, there is no magnification in place, like in aftermarket macro lenses for DSLR's. I've shot many ...
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How do you identify file type/compression in a TIFF file?

From what I understand TIFF is like the .mkv container for photography - it supports a variety of compressed and uncompressed formats. But how would you go about checking if the data within the TIFF ...
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How to most accurately print a physical picture?

How could I most accurately print a physical picture, such as a painting I created? I want the colors to be as similar as possible and for even the tiniest micro details to show. Would I use offset ...
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Does Wi-Fi affect the quality of images downloaded from the Internet?

Does downloading an image off a website, when Wi-Fi is strong, result in a higher-quality image on your device?
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How can I best use two torches (aka flashlights) to take photographs of my artwork indoors?

I have two lights in my room but their light is not enough. So, I count them as ambient light. I don't have enough money to buy something expensive like studio stuff, but I have two torches similar ...
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How to make photos of fruit more interesting? [closed]

What are some ideas to make fruit photos more interesting? camera techniques I could play with? subject matter to include? ect.... Not sure if my tags are correct.
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Is there photo analysis software which will pre-sort images by identifying potential technical problems?

I recently went on vacation and took close to 1,000 photographs. As usual there are some good ones, bad ones, blurry ones, etc. In order to expedite post-processing, I was wondering if there is any ...
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How can I resize more than 2GB of travel photography with no quality compromise?

I have more then two gigabytes of travel photography. Each image takes up than 4 to 5 megabytes. I have to send them to some one. How can I resize all images while retaining high image quality?
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Can a DSLR take a better photo (less blurry and less noisy) of artworks than a Point and Shoot Camera (Nikon B500)?

These photos are taken from my Nikon B500 Point and Shoot camera. See the Orange marks here. The area nearby these marks is not well photographed. I guess you might not see much difference but as I ...
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Best storage for photos without compression of photos or videos on server

I am using google drive as of now for storing the pictures. I have pictures which is of 26 mp so google drive is compressing and removing the quality of pictures. Is there any other storage quality ...
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What is the quality or characteristics of photos of different cameras or lenses called?

Given, the fact that every camera has a distinct photo look in its result, is there a technical term that is used for denoting this aspect, which basically denotes the nature of photos a particular ...
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My mentor says to set image to Fine instead of RAW — how is this different from JPG?

So far, I have heard of one reason to have the camera save images as RAW instead of anything else. JPEG is a lossy form of image data and so I always thought it made sense to save the image data as is ...
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How can I automatically convert Sony RAW (ARW) to JPEGs as good as the camera creates itself?

I am beginner and I made a mistake. I wanted to have the best quality and I saved photos only as raw files (arw). (I have a Sony DSC-RX100 IV). I have 1000 photos and I would like to save them as ...