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nikon d40 image size and quality settings
I have been using medium with fine ( jpeg.).

Someone advised changing to large with fine jpeg so that you have the most pixels to work with from the get go..

I guess on the down side it means larger files but is this outweighed by other positive factors ?

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Popponesset wrote:.

I have been using medium with fine ( jpeg.).

Someone advised changing to large with fine jpeg so that you have themost pixels to work with from the get go..

I guess on the down side it means larger files but is this outweighedby other positive factors ? .

I don't know specifically about the D40, but in many cases medium with fine jpeg is good for prints up to 10" x 12", or at least 8" x 10"..

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Comment #1

If saving space is a concern I'd recommend using Basic/Large over Fine/Medium. Why? Because going from Fine to Basic will not degrade the image too much but dropping from Large to Medium will take away a lot of pixels.. Means you are restricted in your ability to crop and still print a decent size....

I've printed 8x12's at Small, Medium and Large and although I couldn't see much difference between Large & Medium at those sizes I'd not be able to crop very much and still print at that size as easily..

Popponesset wrote:.

I have been using medium with fine ( jpeg.).

Someone advised changing to large with fine jpeg so that you have themost pixels to work with from the get go..

I guess on the down side it means larger files but is this outweighedby other positive factors ?

Comment #2

For the love of god shoot at the highest quality possible and just buy another card, really it's something like $30 for a 4GB card.***********************************************Please visit my gallery at http://www.pbase.com/alfisti.

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Comment #3

Absolutely right!.

Huge SD cards are dirt cheap. Why shoot anything but the best settings? In fact, if you're serious about photography and want to get the most out of your camera, shoot huge RAW images and learn to post process...

Comment #4

Thanks for the reply.I have a 4gb card so I was curious about things other than capacity...

Comment #5

Because the D40 tops out at 6MP, my raw files are usually less than 6 MB. (Some are less than 5). To me, unless you just don't want the added steps of working with raw, it's an easy choice..

Stephen..

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