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Carol A. Roux
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/23/2006
 

High Resolution


I need to know what high resolution is and how I can make sure a photo is HR or how I can make a photo HR. Any suggestions?


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5/23/2010 1:48:51 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  High resolution is relative. Literally, it means an image that holds lots of detail. But high no longer gets considered high when they start making higher resolution products. Like how fast is really fast when you start comparing it to faster things?


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5/24/2010 6:29:01 AM

 
doug Nelson   Resolution is relative to the intended use of the image. A digital image that is 72 pixels per square inch and 750 pixels across the long dimension. This is fine for posting on the web (like at betterphoto) or as an email attachment, but way inadequate for printing. A rule of thumb for print is 240-300 pixels per inch multiplied by the inches in the long dimension times the inches of the shorter dimension.
Most digicams these days are capable of "high resolution" if set to the best image quality, or maybe intermediate.
A 5 megapixel image is overkill for web posting, but fine for a 5 x 7 or maybe an 8 x 10 print. If you want a 16 x 20 print, then a 5MP image is a low resolution image.


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5/24/2010 10:13:32 AM

 
Richard Lynch
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2005
  Can you tell us what you are trying to accomplish?

Richard Lynch


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5/25/2010 7:30:15 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  Blow the doors off anybody that's foolish enough to challenge me.


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5/26/2010 2:30:36 PM

 
Carol A. Roux
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/23/2006
  Just what do you mean by blow the doors off. Also who is challenging you? What did this answer have to do with wha I asked.


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5/27/2010 9:15:24 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  Fear the turtle


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5/27/2010 2:12:15 PM

 
Christine Czernin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/6/2006
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  Some people seem to think they are VERY funny.
Always the same, that put me off to ask any question since years.
A shame that you have to filter the serious and helpful answers out, to get the real information.


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5/30/2010 12:23:03 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  Don't be such a fuddy-duddy. She asked a question similar to asking what is a long distance. 50 meters? Could be, relative to what you're talking about. And she got answered, twice. And the first was before I used the racing turtle.
And the second time it was a joke that was tied to what Richard asked. After all, it did follow directly after his post.
If for some reason the image didn't show up on your end, I could see. But you're way too up tight about it.


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5/30/2010 1:48:54 PM

 
Richard Lynch
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2005
  Did we ever find the goal of the HR or the definition? I'd be glad to help out with a little more information!

Richard


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6/2/2010 8:09:16 AM

 
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