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Cliff Harris
 

Pros & cons of Fine v Superfine?


I would appreciate knowing more about ther advantages/disadvantages at Fine or to Superfine.


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1/12/2008 3:07:33 AM

 
W.   
Fine begets smaller files at less image quality than Superfine does.
Superfine begets bigger files with more image quality than Fine.

But if you really want to know more, check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JPG.

Have fun!


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1/12/2008 4:39:16 AM

 
Cliff Harris   Thank you so much for your prompt answer.I read the Wikipedia offering but would appreciate your further advice. Next week I'm getting the Canon Powershot G9 for our 25th wedding anniversary cruise in the Caribbean. Would you set to Superfine or would there be a reason to choose Fine? If you answer "Fine"......why?


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1/12/2008 8:17:53 AM

 
W.   
I choose to shoot the best possible image quality. So, in your shoes, I would set Superfine.
Superfine JPG files are bigger than Fine JPGs, so you will be able to fit less Superfine JPGs on a memory card than Fine JPGs. But memory cards have never been cheaper, so don't skimp on them: I'd get (at least) 2x 2GB cards.

Avoid shooting in the harsh tropical daylight between noon and 4 PM. Shoot people with the sun at their backs, to prevent squinting, and use fill-flash to open up the heavy shadows.

Good luck!


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1/12/2008 9:55:08 AM

 
Cliff Harris   Why two 2 GB cards instead of one 4 GB?


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1/12/2008 1:20:32 PM

 
W.   
Backup/redundancy:
if your single 4GB card packs up, you're well and truely royally screwed. If one of my 2GB cards packs up, I have another one.
If your single 4GB card is full and in the process of being emptied, and a troupe of 30 dolphins arrive to all amazingly jump in perfect unison, what card are you going to write that to? None! That's what. You may miss the photo opportunity of a lifetime!
Now, with 2 cards (and a cardreader) I always have a card instantly available in my camera to write to, while the other card continues to peacefully do what it's doing.

Basic event (weddings, etc.) photography rule-of-thumb.


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1/12/2008 1:54:09 PM

 
Cliff Harris   You're a Prince! (William?) Thanks. I'll follow your advice when I get to the shop in Miami(from our home in Spain)before boarding the ship.

Another question, if I may? Is there a simple program allowing me to select a selection of frames around my pics? I use "Windows Vista" and "Photoshop Elements 5".
Regards............Cliff


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1/12/2008 2:47:19 PM

 
W.   
Cliff, if I want a graphical frame (on a mat) around a photo, I draw it myself (in PS or another editor). I'm sure there are collections of presets available for Windows, but I'm on MacOSX, so perhaps another forum member, a Windows user, can point you in the right direction.

Enjoy your cruise!


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1/12/2008 5:14:52 PM

 
Cliff Harris   A final thank you for your time and experience......I appreciate it.

Cliff


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1/13/2008 7:13:58 AM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  how'd you know his name was william?i have seen will post quite a while back but you just joined a few months ago?
sam


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1/13/2008 6:04:48 PM

 
Cliff Harris   In an effort to be friendly I based it on the initial "W" but I acknowledge it's probably a wrong assumption.

Congratulation on your pics. They look great.

Cliff


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1/13/2008 9:58:33 PM

 
W.   
Appreciate you gents' intentions, but it's just W., thanks.


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1/14/2008 4:58:13 PM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  i think intentions are just that.will,willard,wade,wilson,william,ward,winthrop...
so it's intentions we speak.
I have been reading class studies,questions,first to answer..
I will not question intelligence,yet motive.
I am sure it's a coincidence you are the first to answer all new members posts.all have no galleries and no bios..
me a gent?i suppose the sparring is to you a game.just make it a better game.
I have been friendly and I look forward to the challenge.
please re-ask the question after you have read your manual several times cliff,capture is what?
sam


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1/14/2008 9:51:25 PM

 
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