BetterPhoto.com - Become a better photographer today!
EMAIL:
PASSWORD:
remember me:     
     


BetterPhoto Q&A
Category: What's Wrong With My Photographic Technique? : Problems with Images : Digital Image Problems

To participate in the Forum, become a BetterPhoto member or Sign In.

 
Photography Question 
Beverly A. Burke
BetterPhoto Member
bevburkephotography.com

member since: 4/18/2004
 

Digital Image Sizing


I have been shooting in camera RAW and then saving images in Tiff. For the BetterPhoto classes, I have been resizing these images to the required 750x500 pixels. Does this then cause the image to lose information when I want to enlarge it and print at 5x7 or 8x10?

10/14/2004 10:55:45 AM

 
Lori Carpenter
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 8/31/2004
  Yes, this is causing you to lose a lot of information. Why don't you resize down and "save as"? Then go back to the original Tiff for the prints you're wanting to make. In fact, when I resize an image down and I want to keep it the same name I put the letter Z in front of it so I'll know that it is a small size and it's easy to find since it's at the bottom of the list.

10/14/2004 3:27:50 PM

 
Beverly A. Burke
BetterPhoto Member
bevburkephotography.com

member since: 4/18/2004
  Thanks, Lori. I will start doing the "save as", but I wish I knew that sooner. This is my 3rd course, so I guess everything I submitted for assignments here has been ruined for printing.

10/14/2004 8:36:38 PM

 
Lori Carpenter
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 8/31/2004
  Beverly,
Don't you still have the original Raw file? If so, you can go back and get your Tiff from that file ... may be a little extra work but well worth it.

10/14/2004 8:44:29 PM

 
Beverly A. Burke
BetterPhoto Member
bevburkephotography.com

member since: 4/18/2004
  Lori,
I do have the Raw files and I am planning to go back to all of those images and re-create the adjustments in PS and save them again as TIFFs. It will be a lot of extra work, but I'm glad I realized the problem now. Thanks so much for your responses.

10/15/2004 5:52:32 AM

 

To participate in the Forum, become a BetterPhoto member or Sign In.
 

Copyright 1996-2014 BetterPhoto.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.