<I haven't seen the pictures yet but want to soon:) someday want
to do basically the same thing, make steel from iron sand>
The lack of picture cropping is usually the first thing I notice.
Since I mostly use a scanner, cropping and sizing is easy as pie but
for the photos I run it through PaintShop anyway. I my situation
I'm using a stripped-down version that's a free demo. My son bought
the real thing, but I prefer the stripped-down demo. ;)
Everytime you re-save a picture (with .jpg at the end) the picture
is degraded some so the trick is to crop and rotate and re-size or
re-sample before that last save.
Using the mechanical zoom feature on the camera and carefully frame
the photo to start with, is a good beginning in my experience.
"Up close" with the wide angle lense setting makes everything look
too fore-shortened otherwise, IME.
That's not even full-tilt zoom.
(my girlfriend is behind the cardboard;)
I think that's the one I remarked back to him "nice lawn". ;)
He's a knifemaker in Oz (automotive leak spring). :)
Alvin in AZ
Regarding the bandwidth issue, the problem is not the
Thanks for the great explanation. I have my camera set to take images
at 2048x1736 "fine" quality. That way I have HQ raw images that I burn
to disc. I edit the real keepers in Photoshop down to 800x600 or
whatever is appropriate. Where I went wrong is in the "save as" step. I
usually save quality as 7-9 where I probably should save as 2-5. I've
never paid attention as per your explanation to file sizes in relation
to quality. I'll definitely experiment now!
Yes, it helped!
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