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Canon a2300 resolution problem

I have Canon Powershot a2300. It was working fine till yesterday but i dnt know what settings have been changed to reduce the size of the image. Previously images sizes were about 4mb now it is kb's ...
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How can I maintain high resolution when converting RAW images to tiff or jpeg?

I use Photoshop CS4. I use it a lot, but I don't have any experience with RAW files. I need a 600dpi image that is about 11 inches high (to be printed on a huge banner). I shot the photo in RAW ...
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Which is correct, “resolution is megapixels” or “resolution has megapixels”?

A colleague and I were having a discussion about which of these is correct: "This resolution is 15 megapixels" or "This resolution has 15 megapixels" What it comes down to is our difference in ...
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What is it called when a camera generates files with more megapixels than the actual sensor provides?

I found in many Android devices that the "real array size", which is the actual pixel count of the camera sensor, is lower than the 4:3 Max picture the user can take. For example: Sensor Array = 1616 *...
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Should I preemptively downsize photo resolution for smaller prints?

I was thinking about how many websites (eg. Facebook) have a bad reputation for lossy downsizing of images, and began to wonder if this goes for printing as well. Would it be better to send in a ...
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In Photoshop Elements, how much is image quality reduced if I re-save a previously saved “small” JPEG as a “large” JPEG?

Back story: I took a picture of a flower in RAW. Pulled it into ACR in PSE 12, moved it to the Photoshop Elements editor, made a few edits, then saved it as a "small" JPEG. When saving a pic in PSE, ...
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What would look better - reduce the size of image and print with lower DPI or increase the DPI instead?

I'll give an example, to make my question a bit more clear. If I have e 12Mpx camera (D700, always shooting in raw format), the highest possible resolution is 4256 × 2832. Obviously, in most cases, ...
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What is the optimal resolution required of a picture to print on an A1 size canvas?

I am working on a poster in which the background is a photo that I took myself (18 MP). I am wondering what would be the best resolution for printing this photo on an A1 canvas. This might sound very ...
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What's the best way to scan a 1“x1.25” BW photo for enlarging?

I have an old (1939) BW glossy photo that's only 1" x 1.25". The photo quality is good, very sharp, just too tiny. What would be the best way to scan it to enlarge to a 5x7?
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Will a TIFF or JPEG be a better choice for detailed representation of an old painting?

I wish to purchase a high resolution photograph of an old painting to project and copy. The images are either in TIFF format, which is 148.8 mb, or JPEG, 24.3 mb. Would either of these give me the ...
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How to post process a B/W photo to improve printing

I'm willing to print a black and white picture with quite big dimension (more or less, 3x2 feet), but the image has pretty low resolution and appears quite blury. I was wondering which kind of post ...
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How can I compare MTF50 to a manufacturer's MTF chart?

Currently working with a trial-copy of QuickMTF (Imatest's software kept crashing on me), and I'm trying to get some basic MTF readings for my Canon 85 f/1.8 lens on a 6D. My first set of test shots ...
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Dots per inch calculation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does DPI mean? I have a hard time understanding the concept of dots per inch. I've looked the wikipedia article and I am still unsure. Say I have a 4"x6" photograph at a ...
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What does pixel count suggest? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do megapixels matter with modern sensor technology? Mobile phone manufactures now advertise their phones having camera with bigger megapixel count. Does it mean the quality of ...
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Is 24MP actually matched to Full-HD Resolution when factoring in the differences on how pixels are defined?

Naive assumption: 24MP sensor vs a Full HD monitor of 2MP, sensor has much more resolution. Second look: You sample something that is not synchronous to your sampling raster/clock, you need to ...
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How many Pixel for this print? [closed]

I need to make a Drawing in photoshop. This drawing will be printed on a 2A0 size (double the A0), and will have lots of names on it. The smalles ones will be about 2cm in height. Then in a later ...
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Does spatial resolution affect exposure at all?

I have been testing two different sensors, using 3 lenses between each of the sensors. I have also kept the exposure to 6ms between each sensor. I noticed a difference in measured DN pixel values ...
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I am short 100 pixels for a canvas print, will that make a difference? What about if I zoomed it?

I'm looking to do a 20x24 canvas and need 1980x2340 pixels. The photo I want to use is only 1880x2340. I would like to zoom on it. I am only 100 pixels short, is that going to make a difference? or do ...
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Should two identical digital pictures of the same resolution and format have the same size?

I apologize if this is the wrong stack exchange site, but I thought my question might be too specific to photo encoding for stack exchange. I recently recovered a host of digital picture files from a ...
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Oversampling: Worth it, and will it improve low-light? [duplicate]

I own a 10.2MP Sony A230, and I like to take it with me to important family and friends events... I rarely print my photos, and even then never more than around A4 size, they generally end up on ...
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Image Quality of Shooting at 3MP then resizing to 1MP vs Shooting at 1MP [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does it give higher quality to shoot in low-res mode in-camera, or to downsize high-res photos later? I want my final image to be stored at 1MP and I want it to be in the best ...
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Print Resolution [duplicate]

I've made several collages and wanting to print an 8 x 10 I'm constantly told "there will be a resolution" problem. I guess I'm ignorant of what happens when I reduce the "huge" jpg to a smaller size....
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Before printing: manual vs printer resizing?

For example, for printing a big size image to an A4 page, its better to resize it manually to exact A4 size, or let printer software set it automatically? is there any difference on sharpness, etc?
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Is there software to automatically choose the optimal resolution for scanning?

I have seen recommendations to scan analogue photo prints at a DPI setting anywhere between 200 DPI and 1200 DPI depending on the quality of the print. I've heard that everything from camera focus to ...
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resizing a picture [duplicate]

I entered a charity calendar competition and the picture of my cat won, but when they tried to make it larger to put on their 2016 calendar it wasn't a good enough quality. It was blurred. I was ...
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What is the suitable resolution for an image to be printed between A2 and A0? [duplicate]

I am a novice when it comes to photography. But I have a picture that I would love to submit to a photo comp. Their specifications are: have suitable resolution to be printed between 596mm x 422mm (A2)...
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Where can I get poster printing for higher resolution than 5400 x 3600 for 36“ x 24”?

The highest "common" resolution I've seen for printing a poster is 5400 x 3600 for the reasonable price of (~$15), but I have the ability to make the images I want to print (procedurally generated) as ...
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is a camera sensor size cropped according to the change in pixel aspect ratio of a resolution?

As an example, canon 6d full frame has the highest resolution of 5472 x 3648 with a pixel aspect ratio of 3:2 . As this is the highest I assume this is utilising the full size of the sensor. If the ...
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Canon Powershot SD1400 IS stuck in 640x480 mode?

For some reason, every photograph I take on my PowerShot is saved at 640x480 despite the claims that the camera has a 14.1 megapixel resolution. I only have a 1gb SD card inside the camera, and am ...
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Tools or methods to extract frame from video which is of higher resolution by combining multiple frames

With a stationary video zoomed in, if watching as a human, more details can be "seen" over multiple frames because we're able to tune out noise and/or combine slightly shifted detail into one coherent ...
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Need advice for camera and accessories for my experienmts [closed]

For my experiments I need to take pictures of objects that are around 5cm x 5cm with good resolution, I have a Pixel 3a and the current resolution is just ok. I need to lay these objects on a flat ...
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Can I size an image so it can be printed at 5×7" but looks bad at sizes above that? [duplicate]

I generally try to print all images for clients and require that they purchase a print prior to the release of any "small sized file" for holiday cards, web-use, but a faux-pas in my new (app-based) ...
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What my PPI should be set at for others to download my photos? [duplicate]

I sell my photos on Etsy for others to buy and download and I'm trying to figure out what I should set my PPI at and if I should resample when I do it...it is all very confusing. I'm reading all ...
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Why does our Canon PowerShot A1400 keep resetting to “L” resolution?

We have three Canon PowerShot A1400 cameras. Resolution on all of them has been set to S. Two of them hold this, but the third one resets itself to L every time we turn the camera off and on again. ...
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LED HD TV as a monitor for post processing purpose [duplicate]

Can I use a 47" 3d led hd tv with my pc to post process my photos? I am not sure how the quality will be on such a big screen photo being of some 4900x3600 approx.
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Optimal JPGs resolution out of a Point & Shoot camera for storage size and quality? [duplicate]

Simple point & shoots don't produce RAWs, they produce JPGs. Let's assume you have a modern P&S which shoots 16 megapixels maximum in Super Fine, Fine and Normal JPGs. First side question is ...
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What is the limiting factor of picture resolution?

What is the limiting factor? E.g (thought experiment) If we are 200m away from a tree (let's pretend it's perfectly stationary) and we take an exposure for a week, shouldn't we collect enough photons ...
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How can a 900X500px image have ~5400 DPI? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does the dpi number reported by camera in JPG have any meaning? I am investigating on the size and resolution of the photographs posted on the Internet. I have visited many ...
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If shoot pictures in 10.0 mode or 12.0 what is quality?

If my camera is shooting in 10.0 or 12.0...what will my megapixels be? I am a beginner and I know I need them to be at least 1600x1200 for my purpose.
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Do high export resolutions compromise image safety? [duplicate]

I specialize in macro photography and I've recently begun to export in 300-350dpi, as I find it does a better job of representing details (crucial to my work). However the file size is small, eg. ...
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Achieving film-like resolution, lens requirements?

I am considering moving up to a full frame camera and want to know how my image results will compare to film. According to Kodak, a 35mm film cell has 6000 lines of resolution. Olin Lathrop gave a ...
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Is 4288 X 2848 pixels an unfriendly ratio for quality printing and framing or am I missing something?

I have a Nikon D5000 that shoots 4288 X 2848 pixels. When I take pictures, I'm not thinking of how I may need to crop the picture later on or add a border / matting so that it fits into a common ...
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Can only take 12MP photos on my 16MP Sony DSC H100

I bought this camera at a quarter of its price and just noticed I seemingly can't take pictures at its full resolution (16MP). The only available options are 2 and 12MP. Any clues?
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How to submit a picture with 12mp and 300dpi to a contest? [duplicate]

I was wondering how can I make an image stay 12mp and 300dpi. I want to participate in a contest about street photography but their requirements are that the image must be 12mp and 300dpi. I'm new to ...
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How can I prevent someone from zooming in to a photograph I send them? [closed]

I have a photograph named A.jpg. I have to send it to some other person and I dont want him to zoom it more than 30%. Is there any such option? I am ready to change my extension of the photograph also,...
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Why won't an online service print 16x20 from an 8 megapixel cell phone photo? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a general formula for image size vs. print size? I have a wonderful photo from my cell phone and several people would like a 16x20 or at the least a 11x14 print. When ...
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Why does a more expensive camera have fewer pixels?

I compared the specs of some cameras. The Canon EOS 5DS and the EOS-1D X MARK II each has a full-frame sensor. The second is more expensive. Their pixel counts are 8868 x 5792 and 5472 x 3648. Nikon ...
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Increase photo resolution by taking a high-res photo of the photo?

I want to make a big tile mural (6 ft. x 3 ft.) from a photo that is 2' x 1.5', 300 dpi. Can I get a higher resolution in the end result if I take a picture of the stock photo with my Canon DSLR, ...
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Perfect image quality for 7 foot ultra-hd screens, using PPI to cheat. Photoshop, help!

I am receiving images from clients at 300ppi that need to appear on ultra-HD screens. These images are the wrong dimensions (too small). I'm wondering if i can scale them up somehow to (without ...
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Why are 48mp images taken with a 4k camcorder very bad?

I bought a 4k ultra HD digital camcorder and took a picture with it. I don't know much about cameras or photography but I expected the picture to be sharp as high-resolution pictures are. But when I ...