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Andrew Laverghetta
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/13/2004
 

Kodak Easyshare Pics as Big as Advertised?


 
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Hello, everybody. I recently picked up a bottom-of-the-line Kodak Easyshare to fill my digital void before I get all of the money for a Digital Rebel or similar. The camera has 3.2 megapixels and advertises on the box that it can make a max print size of 11"x14". I took a picture of a building in bright sunlight without any digital zoom. Shortly after I took it back to my room, loaded it on the computer, saturated the color a little more fot the sky, the roof and the bricks and preceded to print it on picture paper with my Dell printer that is usually fairly good (although black sometime appears bluish when I print in color). The picture is fairly sharp in the building, but the sky seems to have a lot of digital noise, I think. I'll try to attach it. If it advertises 11"x14" shouldn't 8"x10" at least be decent? What do you think is the problem here? Lastly, I realize the camera is 3.2 MP and cost me $100, but on the screen, the picture has very little noise even though I will magnify it to 11"x14" on the screen. Thanks!


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1/15/2005 5:16:27 PM

 
Diane Dupuis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/27/2003
  I also have a 3.2 megapixel camera - not the Kodak but a Fuji. But it's the number of megapixels that counts, I believe.
I have successfully printed up to 11 x 14 (even though a digital "pro" told me to forget it - you'll never be able to!). He was rather shocked when my print did well at the camera club competition - he couldn't believe I had taken it with a 3.1.
Anyhow, I think not all pictures will be able to blow up to that size. It depends on the subject and overall composition. If you look in my gallery I printed Yummy and Under Mom's protection with no problems.
You should be able to get a decent 8 x 10. You could try Neat Image (it's a free program you can download off the internet) which helps clean up digital noise.
Good luck!


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1/16/2005 4:47:46 AM

 
Andrew Laverghetta
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/13/2004
  Wow! Thanks! That picture looks a whole lot better than it did before! I'll go ahead and recommend that program to anybody else I think may need it. Once again, thanks!


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1/16/2005 11:50:00 AM

 
Diane Dupuis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/27/2003
  Glad it worked, Andrew! Be sure to shoot your pics at the highest setting too. That will help! Happy shooting!


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1/16/2005 12:34:35 PM

 
Dorothy Neumann
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/21/2004
  Hi Andrew. I also have a 3.2 MP camera and want to enlarge images bigger than 8x10 for our local camera club. I downloaded Irfanview (it's free). With this I can enlarge images and maintain 250 to 300 ppi for printing. So far, so good.


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1/18/2005 4:58:00 PM

 
John Gasawski   Andrew:
Check your resolution for printing. Should be at least 200 bpi and 300 would be better. It may be that the image you are viewing on the monitor is at 72 bpi. Just a thought.
John Gasawski


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1/19/2005 6:58:06 AM

 
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