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Do I need all those pixels?

Joe M


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Joe M Registered since 29th Aug 2002
Sun 01-Sep-02 04:32 AM

I had assumed the more pixels, the better. But I think I read somewhere (before I bought my camera) that below certain print dimensions, extra pixels just increase file size, without any appreciable difference in the result. I will be printing 8.5 x 11 inches with an HP Photosmart printer. Do I need to use all 6 million pixels on my D100? Or can I shoot at the smaller resolution? Also, how badly does the greater JPEG compression offered by the "Normal" and "Basic" modes degrade the image, again considering my intended print size?

TIA.

Joe

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