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    Default How to change images to High Resolution?

    We were recently asked to send some of our images to a local nature organization with a
    view to having them printed in one of their brochures. They loved our shots & requested
    that we forward the images in HIGH RESOLUTION. We haven't got a clue how to do this!
    We don't use Photoshop, all our images are stored in Picasa & My Pictures. Does anyone
    know how we could go about changing the resolution of our shots if it is at all possible.
    Being the non techno gizmo people that we are our first thought is to put them on a USB
    stick and let someone else worry about it.
    Regards Keith & Judy


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    Default Re: How to change images to High Resolution?

    Can't remember if you take shots in RAW or not. If you just shoot large JPEGs then the images straight out of the camera should be in high resolution (300 dpi maybe). Not 100% sure about it, Chris Ross or David Stowe would be good people to contact regarding this question

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    Default Re: How to change images to High Resolution?

    Thanks for the reply Paul. We both shoot in JPEG's. Does that mean that after we have typically
    cropped & sharpened an image the finished image remains in high resolution? Also, so as to make
    things easy for us, if we saved 8-10 of our images on a USB stick & gave it to them, would that
    be sufficient? Excuse our ignorance but we take it that images that are emailed aren't of a good
    enough quality to publish?
    Thanks again Keith & Judy


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    Default Re: How to change images to High Resolution?

    Yep, thats right. If you have to downsize the images and email them then they won't be very good quality. After cropping (to some extent, try and make sure the end result is at least 2000 pixels wide/high) and sharpening you should still have a printable image, especially if they are only printing it smallish.

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    Default Re: How to change images to High Resolution?

    They want your image straight out of the camera guys, hopefully it will have minimal cropping and you will have done any colour corrections or sharpening to get it looking like the jpeg they saw online. Presumably you have your camera set to deliver a max size JPEG that means the image as it comes out of the camera is 3872 x 2592 pixels (for your D60).

    You can check this in windows by hovering over the image (in My Pictures & before you cropped it) with the cursor and it should show the pixel dimensions.

    High resolution refers to the pixel dimensions of the image and high is relative to say, for instance, the jpeg of your image they saw online. dpi only matters when you actually hit the print button so to speak, when you are printing you need adequate pixels as the first requirement, then the dpi tells the printer how to scale the image from the screen to the print.

    Either put them on a USB stick or burn them to CD. Work out terms with them before you send them. In this case it would be they are only licensed for use in the brochure or perhaps restricted to their promotional activities. That avoids misunderstandings later on.
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    Default Re: How to change images to High Resolution?

    Thank you both for the above advice, we are quite excited that some of our images are
    being used in a constructive way. To our way of thinking it makes some of our efforts worthwhile.
    We think that if our hobby can help make a difference that's great, we're certainly not interested
    in any kind of financial gain.
    Thanks again Keith & Judy


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