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Frank Everts

Please Explain Megapixels

I want to improve the quality of my prints. More megapixels seems to produce a larger picture, rather than more per inch.

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1/11/2004 1:23:19 PM

doug Nelson   A megapixel is a million pixels. Camera makers arrive at their MP figures by multiplying the length of their best quality image by the width (in pixels).

Without knowing specifically what the problem is with your prints, I'd wonder if you are running them through an imaging program and setting the print size you want, and, at the same time, telling the program not to throw out any pixels. See, the paragraph about sizing the image. If you don't have an imaging program, Elements 2 comes highly recommended.

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1/12/2004 5:48:40 AM

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