FILE SIZE CHANGING

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  1. mamadada

    mamadada TPF Noob!

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    I quickly printed pictures at CVS yesterday for Christmas Cards. I usually use the Kodak site. I viewed the pics on Windows Picture and Fax Viewer before I left and chose the one I liked. Beautiful, clear/sharp was very pleased. When I picked up the 4 x 6 I didn't think it was as sharp as what I had seen blown up on the computer.

    So I was going to upload the same pic to the Kodak site and let it go through a real lab with Perfect Touch and then just pick up at CVS. I noticed that the pic on my SD card was about 4.2 MB. When it got uploaded it was only 1.6 MB. I then looked at others that I knew I had uploaded and those sizes were different also. I went to the Kodak chat specialist to ask the question of why and she said she would have to research it and would email me an answer. I still haven't heard anything.

    This would explain why a cropped pic on my pc looks a lot sharper than the cropped pic that I did on the Kodak site. Same pic...same approx. crop size.

    I always use the highest setting on my pictures because I just don't know which one is a keeper for enlarging.

    Has anyone gone through this?
     
  2. Flash Harry

    Flash Harry TPF Noob!

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    You need to crop at the size required and also set the resolution to 300ppi for prints. H
     
  3. andrew99

    andrew99 TPF Noob!

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    Are you saying that CVS shrank your photo?

    Maybe you edited and saved your photo after importing it to the computer from the SD card? And uploaded that version? That might account for the size difference.
     
  4. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It's quite common that pictures are re-compressed when uploading to photo sites like kodak flickr or photobucket.

    My suggestion is take the card with the photos to a lab. Just because kodak is kodak does not mean they know how to best handle pictures. I don't think you would get much better photos from kodak than any other lab.
     

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