This is because DSLR camera has large sensor.When file gets compressed in right software it still look amazing.http://www.stan-pustylnik.smugmug.com..
4 portraits per file? Thats a fairly unusual packaging scheme. What is the size (heightxwidth) of the image?.
But SLR cameras are not all about max resolution (heck many point and shoot cameras are 10mp +). Its the clean image, good lighting, good technique, large sensor and small (or control over) DOF which make great portraits.
F20 mike wrote:.
A photographer took photos at our daughters wedding. he sent us aphoto cd which has 4 portraits per file. the file size is about700kb. you then crop off 1/4 of the photo to get 1 photo. now to myunderstanding this is a small file size and a small photo size. theresultant photos are BEAUTIFUL and print 8x10 plus perfectly.obviously I don't understand dslr quality, or file size, orcompression. can anyone explain how these small files look so great,even at 150% ? thanks in advance...
To clarify, are you printing those 8*10's?.
That's basically a 10MP image so divide it by 4 and you're at 2.5MP which is not enough for a steller 8*10..
F20 mike wrote:.
2848 x 3728. divided by 4 photos..
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Well, each quarter is about 1864 x 1424 and, although an exhibition quality print would need about 300 pixel per inch, for everyday stuff 150 pp is OK for most and, obviously, 200ppi is better. I make that about 12" by 9" at 150ppi so 10" x 8" seems reasonable..
Trouble is, deciding what's a good print is not a matter of doing sums; it's more a question of pleasure or impact....
You could always ask the photographer for higher resolution versions. Say you want to make enlargements. I'm not sure why he wouldn't let you have them.Androohttp://Androo.smugmug.com..
The photograph probably sent them in lower resolution for approval, and will send them at full resolution when he get paid or something like that..
The photograph probably sent them in lower resolution for approval,and will send them at full resolution when he get paid or somethinglike that..
I agree with this..
It is likely the photographer wants you to order prints from them and for that they will use the full file of the image..