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Susan L. Vasquez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/24/2005
 

Uploading Problem


I've noticed more than once when I upload a photograph here it ends up looking soft and I lose details. They look fine here at home. I'm uploading within the guidelines so I'm not sure what's going on. Any suggestions?


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7/2/2005 2:06:06 PM

 
Jill M. Flusemann
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/12/2004
  Susan, I too have had this happen. I have noticed sometimes converting JPEGs to TIFFs will look fine in PS, but when I upload lose the razor sharp clarity also. I've also had problems with uploading JPEGs - see my other question on uploading issues in this section's Q
&A. I figured out the exposure issue is a monitor/PS issue but don't have a response on the clarity.


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7/3/2005 11:50:13 AM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/24/2005
  Thanks Jill, I'll check out your question too. It's really disappointing losing that clarity. I notice that others don't seem to have this problem, but they also seem to have a better camera. Wonder if that has anything to do with it at all?


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7/3/2005 12:10:17 PM

 
Jill M. Flusemann
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/12/2004
  I'm not sure. I have a Nikon D70 & have seen plenty of sharp pics from others w/this same model. I share your frustration.


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7/3/2005 4:32:34 PM

 
Diane Dupuis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/27/2003
  I don't know what size you are uploading - but someone suggested making the short side 480 instead of 500 - this is supposed to help.
Good luck!


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7/3/2005 6:52:50 PM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/24/2005
  I'll try it right now Diane...thanks :)


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7/3/2005 6:58:56 PM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/24/2005
  That did seem better Diane..thanks for the tip.


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7/3/2005 7:03:41 PM

 
Antony Burch
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/23/2005
  Susan, firstly thanks for the comments etc you put in sometimes about my images, regarding the softness you mention, when you resize a jpg and save it like you have to in order to upload, you lose some of the information in the image therefore some of the detail and clarity, I always resize the jpg first then sharpen it a little at its reduced size then save it for upload, this helps to put back a little of the sharpness you lost, give it a try,

tony


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7/4/2005 6:25:44 AM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/24/2005
  I actually do that Antony, but for whatever reason when I upload here, a bit of the sharpness goes away. I'm thinking it is because they are resizing the image too. When I tried what Diane was saying, to make the short side smaller it seemed to work.
I'm not sure if I feel like going back and resizing everything (afterall it's not that bad) but in the future I will be sizing as Diane suggested :)


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7/4/2005 7:43:45 AM

 
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