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  1. mimartin

    mimartin TPF Noob!

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    I think that I know the answer to the first one, but I'll check anyways:

    Is there anyway to prevent a customer from copying a DVD that you've made for them? It's a .wmv file.

    This is my main concern: I did a shoot a couple of weeks ago and when I uploaded the pictures, the resolution looked bad on my computer screen. But, the more I blew the pictures up, the better the resolution got. Can anyone explain this to me? Are their 4x6's going to look horrible while their 11x14's will look great?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    We can do things to make it harder for people to extract images, but if they are determined to get them, there is usually a way to do it. I wouldn't worry too much about it.

    Sometimes images don't look good when they are viewed at zoom levels other than 100%. I'm not sure if it's a problem with the program you are viewing the images with or with your computer's resolution settings. What is the size of the images, in pixels?
     
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    Do you resize the images at all after you've uploaded the pictures to the computer?
     
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    The resolution is 3872 x 2592 (give or take). When I open the picture in Photoshop, it shows at about 18% or so and looks poor. When I increase it to about 50 or 75% it looks 100 times better. I thought the bigger you blew the picture up the worse it got, not the other way around.

    I do crop my pictures. The cropping actually makes them look better. I'm just worried about what they'll look like when they print (4x6, 8x10, 11x14).
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The image size is good...so if they look good at 50-100% then the prints should look good as well. I'm guessing that they are just looking pixelated at the smaller magnifications. Maybe it's your monitor resolution :scratch:...I don't know. Maybe your computer/graphics card is having a hard time trying to resolve all that detail. Do you maybe have the magnification set to match the window size?

    I would check how they look at 100% magnification and trust that.
     
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    could be some moire patterns going on too.
     

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