BIG When Taking Digital Photos This Holiday Season
you know how easy it is to upload digital images and order
prints online, create online photo galleries, photo greeting
cards, photo books, calendars, posters, personal photo cards
and even apparel like t-shirts and baseball T's with your
photos on them?
more rushing around looking for that unique card or one
of a kind gift. Today's digital technology will help make
this holiday season's gift giving easier then ever before.
If you have access to a computer and a high speed internet
connection, a world of possibilities is at your finger tips.
is some information and suggestions to help assure your
final product comes out looking the way it would if a professional
did the job.
term image resolution refers to the number of pixels per
inch (ppi) in a digital photo. More megapixels means higher
resolution. Resolution relates mainly to print size and
the amount of detail in an image. A 5 to 7 megapixel file
is a good rule of thumb for taking photos that might be
used for specialty items like those previously mentioned
or for special events, family portraits, lush scenery, etc.
The larger the file size of an image is, the more options
you have. In layman's terms, set your camera to the largest
possible image size, especially if you are intending to
use an image for something other than a standard 4x6 print.
If you are shopping for a digital camera, ask for one that
is rated at 5 megapixels or higher.
customers with digital images want to make enlargements
or order specialty items that unfortunately won't work because
the original file size is too small. Digital camera novices
usually do not understand what settings to use in their
new cameras in order to take great photos that have universal
use. It's simple- set the image size as large as possible.
is true that larger images will take up more space on your
memory card. Now that 1 to 2 gig memory cards are available
and have come down significantly in price and hold hundreds
of images at large settings, the trade off is well worth
it. Another good idea is to have an extra memory card and
lots of batteries. Sometimes, memory cards will fail or
lose images for no apparent reason and digital cameras have
a tendency to burn up batteries very quickly.
digital cameras these days are made with a USB connection
that plugs into your computer and opens like any other storage
device. Once connected, simply copy and paste your images
into a location on your computer that you can later view
or retrieve. Some cameras store photos into multiple folders,
so be sure to copy everything. Remember, always back up
your photos to a computer/CD/DVD and check the hard drive/CD/DVD
first to ensure that the images you want saved are there
before deleting the files from the memory card.
big when it comes to taking digital photos this
holiday season and have fun selecting from the variety of
digital products available that will make this gift giving
season more memorable than ever.
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