Old 08-09-2005, 05:28 AM   #1
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Default Question about camera setting/file size

I am wondering at what "image mode" (size) would be best to set my camera at for using rp.net. My choices are......
1.2048
2.1600
3.1024
4.640

Im not even exactly sure what these numbers mean except that they have to do w/sizing, so i was hoping you guys could help.

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Old 08-09-2005, 05:36 AM   #2
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Hi Ryan. I'd do 1024, since 1024x768 or 800x600 is the optimal size for photos here at RP. Or, you can set it to 2048 if you want, since RP's server re-sizes the images to the optimal size. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-09-2005, 08:30 AM   #3
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I'd go with the 2048. This allows for more room for cropping, rotating, etc.
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Agreed, 2048 allows you more room to work with. Not only that, if the camera's resolution is high enough, you'll be able to crop out objects, make the subject larger, and still have great resolution.

If you go in with the 1024 setting, and you decided to crop edges off a shot, and then enlarge it back to 1024, the resolution would get somewhat worse off. You'd be restricting yourself to only submitting 800x600 images to RP.net.

It may be a headache to resize all your submissions, but it'll payoff in the end.
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Old 08-09-2005, 03:51 PM   #5
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You should always shoot at the highest resolution your camera is capable of (204. That way you will always have the best image you can get with that camera. Images can always be resized for the web later. The original image should be for yourself, don't let the size here at RP influence what your entire collection is.

That is why people upgrage to 6 or 8 megapixel cameras, to get the most resolution possible. Your camera is capable of 2 megapixel, use it. Someday you will want a print, and the only way to do it is to have as much resolution as possible.

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You should always shoot at the highest resolution.
Good advice without all the extra details.
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Old 08-10-2005, 01:44 AM   #7
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You should always shoot at the highest resolution your camera is capable of
Definitely. It'll save you a lot of grief when you edit in Photoshop (or whatever program you use).
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