KB vs. MG Definitions

WHAT IS RESIZING

WHAT IS RESIZING

WHAT IS RESIZING
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I have a new client and send photos on their system. They are recommending pictures be 50-150 KB in size. I am no expert but I did set my camera at 2MG which has worked better for my other client of a similar type. There is also a VGA setting. Will I be OK leaving my camera at the 2MG setting and do you know what this will generate in KB on the client's side? Thanks much.

Thanks for your question for the Digital Photography Tips website. It sounds like your client is using your photos on the web since they are so small.I do not know what camera you are using and don't know what "2MG" means. I'm guessing you mean 2MB,or 2 megabytes. The file size depends on both your camera quality setting as well as the subject you are photographing. Image that contain a large number of dark pixels are bigger than a file that has a large number of white pixels of the same outside dimensions.

KB means kilobytes-thousands of BYTES

MB means megabytes-millions of BYTES


I always shoot everything at full resolution to get the best quality from my digital camera so that I can use my photo in a variety of ways. I then can re-size my photos if needed when I edit them. This does require more effort and time, but I believe in always having the best possible quality photos.

Here are two useful links as well:

Resizing Pictures. Having the ability to resize pictures to share your digital photos with your friends and family is important. You will want the highest quality and size for printing,and smaller size pictures for emailing and sharing on the web.

www.shrinkpictures.com. I found a great web site for you to use for free! This is a real simple way to reduce the size of your photos for email.

It has a browse button right on it, so you can load your digital photos from your computer and resize your pictures and save them back to your computer.

Happy Shooting
Bruce

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What is The Definition of Photo Image Size

by Barb Mann
(Detroit MI)

IMAGE SIZE = 68 KB

IMAGE SIZE = 68 KB

Barb,

Question: If the picture to be uploaded is 50 mb in size, is it under the 300K size?


Answer: No, "50 mb" means 50 megabytes or 50 million bytes.

300k means 300 thousand bytes. It's also written as 300kb

The photo would have to be re-sized using photo editing software.

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People And Human Interest Meaning In Photography Competition

by UNKNOWN CONTRIBUTOR

DEFINITION QUESTION ?

DEFINITION QUESTION ?

In a photo composition what is expected for the category of "people and human interest"?

Hi,

Thanks for your question, but I don't understand what you are asking. Did you mean photo competition? I think if you are entering a photo competition your photo should involve people within the photograph or a theme that is interesting about people.

In any case have fun learning digital photo tips.

Good luck in the competition,
Bruce

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Why is TTL & Tripod not listed in your definitions?

by Rodney Bautista
(San Diego, CA)

Dictionary of Photography Definitions

Dictionary of Photography Definitions

Going over you definitions; I realized you don't have TTL/iTTL/e-TTL, & Tripod listed. I know & understand the terms but other amateurs may come across these terms and may be confused & use your site but they are not listed. Just being helpful.

Thanks Rodney, Added TTL to the photography definitions- glossary of digital photography terminology. Many of those digital photography related definitions link to full page posts to give you additional insight.

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What Is The Meaning Of Dynamic Range In Photography

by Brenda Choate
(San Diego)

PHOTOGRAPHY DYNAMIC RANGE

PHOTOGRAPHY DYNAMIC RANGE

I see it being referred to a lot but I don't quite grasp the meaning.

Hi Brenda,

Thanks for asking the question about what is dynamic range. It is the amount of variation from one end to the other.

In music, dynamic range would be from the highest frequency of sound to the lowest frequency.

In photography DYNAMIC RANGE it is the brightest to the darkest areas that are recorded by your camera.
Usually digital camera sensors are described in terms of their dynamic range or their ability to capture details in the bright highlight areas at the same time as capturing details in the dark shadow areas.

Digital photography does not have the same dynamic range or ability to capture details in the darkest shadows and also still capture details on the brightest highlight areas as photographic film did.

Our human eyes have a tremendous dynamic range. We have the ability to see about 24 "stops" of lightness/darkness range. A "stop" is a factor of 2, so we humans have a tremendous ability to distinguish detail in very light and very dark parts of our view at the same time.

In a digital camera, the software does a decent job in most situations to overcome the camera sensors shortcomings. There are also several techniques to deal with this issue when you do your photo editing. Some are simple. Others are more complex but also give you great results

High Dynamic Range Photography

HDR (high dynamic range)photography is a photographic technique used where several shots are taken of the same exact scene at different exposures.

Highlights from the underexposed photos and shadows from the overexposed photos are combined together to create a new picture. Click here for an article on the use of High Dynamic Range for nature pictures: Nature Pictures-HDR.

Some cameras now have sensors with expanded dynamic range built into the sensor and some cameras will combine exposures for you and with others you'll have to use software to combine the separe images into one. Either way, you have a lot of great options to play with dynamic range and create some beautiful images.

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Happy Shooting
Bruce

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