- Photographers of STW – How can I take higher res pictures with my Nikon D5100?
That’s a 16MP camera – 500kb files?!
What are the image dimensions of the images it’s producing? Should be 4928 x 3264
2nd the recommendation for RAW as well.
I’m not a Nikon use but would be tempted to reset the camera to default settings, then make sure you’re on the biggest image size and RAW.Posted 3 years ago
Dont shoot raw if you don’t know what you’re doing or don’t have the software to convert and need to get this done without too much faff.
You should be getting much bigger than 500kb though. As has been mentioned, make sure you;re shooting at the highest resolution and highest quality jpeg setting (they are two separate things).Posted 3 years ago
Niokon’s own specs suggest that 500kb is the smallest filesize:
JPEG Basic Samll: 0.5Mb
So either you’ve done something wrong,or the camera is fritzed.Posted 3 years ago
Shoot in raw for the highest quality image and use the software that came with the camera to process out an 8bit tiff for print/publication. Just set the white balence with eye dropper or ‘auto’ if you are not comfortable doing this yourself then ask if you can supply just the raw files but then you are open to the printer/designers interpretation of what that shot should look like.Posted 3 years ago
I think nikon captureNX or whatever it’s called is now free to download?
I need to take some high resolution pictures of my studio for publication in a large format book.
I’ve followed the instructions in this link…
Shooting Menu – Image Size – Large … but my pictures are only around 500kb in size. That still is too small for the end user.
Is there something else I can try?
Failing that is there anyone in Fife that you could recommend to take them for me.Posted 3 years ago
True, but then, the ‘processing’ process is best left to trained, skilled professional, no? I man, if an amateur does it, who knows what catastrophe could occur?
Depends, I wouldn’t let a printer/designer anywhere near my raw files, they usually make a right pigs ear of things 😆Posted 3 years ago
Maybe supply a raw and a guide jpeg, that way they can process a high quality tiff out but match the colour to what the OP thinks the room should look like (if he can master the colour balance tool in the software)
Wow, thanks for the replies guys.
Sorry for the delay.
Under Image Size – I have the Large option.
Under Image Quality it is currently set at JPEG Normal.
There are several options
NEF (RAW) + JPEG fine
NEF (RAW) + JPEG normal
NEF (RAW) + JPEG basic
I only need to take the pictures, upload them to Picasa and forward the link to the photo editor. Anything more technical will be beyond me.
Which option should I select?Posted 3 years ago
JPEG Fine means it’s easily useable and will give a pretty good quality but as it’s for printing I’d use NEF (RAW) and JPEG Fine it will give best of both. A decent printers will use RAW as it give the best quality, they’re not difficult files to use at all and you still have the bonus of the JPEG for quick and easy use. Certainly a talented artist will be able to get fantastic results with a decent software as their eye for colours and light will be spot on.Posted 3 years ago
I just noticed a setting on Picasa which gives the option of ‘original size’ or ‘best for web sharing’. I’d been using the latter, now I’ve switched to the original size they are taking much longer to load. I’m hoping it’s because the image size is bigger.
I think we’e cracked it.
EDIT latest image is ~ 7500kb
Posted 3 years ago
Picasa can use RAW.
Seem to be getting sorted McMoonter.Posted 3 years ago
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