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Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
 

Resizing... Again


I'm organising my reprints into Jumbo (4x6), 5x7's and A4's. Once I've finished with effects, resized canvas to give me a border, I then resize image to any of the above sizes. With my 4x6's, they're reducing in some cases from 1.5mb/3.00mb down to anything around 485kb and up - will this still give me a good quality jumbo print, with no borders cropped?
Thanks Robyn


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12/4/2006 11:33:13 AM

 
W.    Depends on who/what prints 'm of course, Robyn. But all things being equal they can come out allright. Probably 'passable'. Not 'great', though.


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12/4/2006 11:49:33 AM

 
Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  Ok, so go back to step one, d/l pic from camera, edit in PSE4, flatten, sharpen, resize canvas to get border. When you use crop tool (set on 4x6) you'll probably have the sides uneven. How do I avoid this? If I resize canvas (say add a 1inch border), and then say resize Image - I lose quality - i.e. go from 2or3mb image to 485kb image.


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12/4/2006 11:55:33 AM

 
W.    I'm not sure what you're asking. Even IF you're asking.

Seems you have trouble when creating frames in PSE4, and then resize. So finish editing your photo in PSE4 without the framing and the resizing bits, save, then try creating frames OUTside PSE4 with that saved file in one of these sharewares: http://www.versiontracker.com/php/search.php?mode=basic&action=search&str=frame+photo&plt%5B%5D=windows&x=16&y=11


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12/4/2006 4:28:32 PM

 
W.    Of course you make a copy of that saved file/photo first.


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12/4/2006 4:31:28 PM

 
Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  Thanks for this link, I'm checking it out. I stil don't understand why I need to use another programme to resize, when I'm working in PSE4, which offers me the facility. But why when I resize, does the image go from 2.5mb to 250kb (for eg), therefore reducing the quality.


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12/5/2006 3:34:27 AM

 
Mike Rubin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/15/2004
  Just a thought, When you save them as Jpeg are you saving at Quality 12 and "large file"? Also are you doing the save from a jpeg or other file type? It may make a difference.


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12/5/2006 3:54:36 AM

 
W.    When you resize (DOWNsize), you lose data, so that reduces the quality.

How much the quality is reduced, depends on the physical size and the JPG compression rate. Smaller size = more reduction. More compression = more reduction. Sounds like your reduced file is not only smaller in physical size, but also has a rather high compression rate. Change the compression rate setting (to less compression) and you will end up with bigger files (in KB), thus more quality.

BTW, would you mind using a question mark when you pose a question? That's what they're there for. Makes communication easier.


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12/5/2006 3:55:21 AM

 
Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  Thanks everyone for comments. Re question marks WS -
"I'm organising my reprints into Jumbo (4x6), 5x7's and A4's. Once I've finished with effects, resized canvas to give me a border, I then resize image to any of the above sizes. With my 4x6's, they're reducing in some cases from 1.5mb/3.00mb down to anything around 485kb and up - will this still give me a good quality jumbo print, with no borders cropped?"

"Ok, so go back to step one, d/l pic from camera, edit in PSE4, flatten, sharpen, resize canvas to get border. When you use crop tool (set on 4x6) you'll probably have the sides uneven. How do I avoid this?"

I'm not sure if your computer doesn't show the question marks which were inserted in the above 2 sentences. I'm not typing for grammatical/punctuation marks here, I'm typing as I talk, quickly. Which is probably why you used 'm instead of them, which had me re-reading the sentence.

""I'm not sure what you're asking. Even IF you're asking."" I think it was pretty clear - if you revert to the first sentence - it had to do with clarity at jumbo size, and not clipping my pic.

Oh well.... thanks anyway.


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12/5/2006 6:00:44 AM

 
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