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  • URGENT: ~ How do I take big Photographs.

    I have had a request from someone writing for a magazine for huge (around 1MB) photos of my work.
    I need to get them urgently. All the photos I take are not big enough and I havn't got a clue what to do or how to do it. Please help me FAST!!
    full time mum and very very part time crafter.

  • #2
    Most cameras have an image mode setting that sets the definition of the photo. Setting this to the highest setting usually works although it depends upon what camera you are using?

    Mick
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    • #3
      Thanks
      After 6 years of using the camera, I have just discovered the settings for picture quality. Exciting!!
      full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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      • #4
        You can also improve the dpi in a graphics program - 300 is the usual setting for magazine quality printing. Congratulations on being featured!!
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        • #5
          Originally posted by beadsbydesign View Post
          Thanks
          After 6 years of using the camera, I have just discovered the settings for picture quality. Exciting!!
          Thats great! There is no stopping you now, lots of magazine features coming your way I feel
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          • #6
            A really good thing to remember is that it's best to take photo's at highest quality you can...

            This is for one reason, you can only reduce the quality of photo's you can't make them better!
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            • #7
              I didn't realise my camera could do that until Micks post!
              I have managed to get bigger puictures now than before, but still not quite as big as the guy initially wanted.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by beadsbydesign View Post
                I didn't realise my camera could do that until Micks post!
                I have managed to get bigger puictures now than before, but still not quite as big as the guy initially wanted.
                You may have a size setting but also a compression setting.. For the best result you'd need the largest size with the least amount of compression..

                Might be worth a google the camera model and something like "how to get the highest quality photos"
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by beadsbydesign View Post
                  I didn't realise my camera could do that until Micks post!
                  I have managed to get bigger puictures now than before, but still not quite as big as the guy initially wanted.
                  How big is it? i.e. Right-click on the picture on your PC, select 'properties', then 'Details' and scroll down to 'Horizontal resolution' and 'vertical Resolution'...

                  Mick
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                  • #10
                    This is how I make mine high-res: http://handmadeharbour.blogspot.co.u...mages-for.html

                    300 dpi seems to be the standard for magazine images.
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                    • #11
                      Do they need 1mb when the file is open or when saved? Saved photo files will be a lot smaller than when they are open in an editing programme. Most modern digital cameras will give file sizes of at least 1mb when used on the Fine setting. Saving at 300ppi is largely irrelevant as PPI is a digital output setting whereas DPI relates to a printer's output and would be under the control of the magazine's picture editor. Try to use the setting on your camera that gives the highest resolution, ie. 4000X3000 on a 12mp camera, save as highest quality jpeg, level 12 this will give you a file of at least the size required.
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                      • #12
                        If you are struggling with quality alone look up search for PicMonkey in Google. This is a completely free way of sharpening and playing around with your photos in terms of focus, sharpness and background colour quality.

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