Hi everyone, I've owned a canon rebel xt for quite some time now. It came with the 18-55mm kit lens. My problem is that the quality of the pictures from my DSLR are not comparable to the pictures DSLRs usually take. For example, when I try uploading portrait shots on websites, such as facebook, the picture doesn't even look like it's from a DSLR. However, when other ppl post DSLR pictures on the same websites, it is quite apparent from the quality of the picture that it's from an DSLR. In addition, upon checking the properties of those 'good' pictures, they come from comparable DSLRs. Furthermore, upon uploading the pictures from the camera to my computer, the quality is pretty decent (not the extreme best) but after uploading them, they quality deteriorates. My question is...is it something with my camera that's doing this? Is it the lens? Or is it just something in my head? I have been using the highest quality from my camera settings but there is still no difference. I have been using Jpeg format. Should I be using the RAW format? What does that format do anyways? My DSLR pictures don't look like they are from a DSLR!