now have your photos on camera. What next?
Web pictures, e-mail and e-postcards, and a whole lot of post-production camera tricks
that are really cool to try out. Take a look at what can you do with them and if you're
lucky, there's even a bit of money in it for you.
really, if you enjoy playing around with plain photographs. With the amount of software
packages in the market, you've got a virtual studio in your computer. The power of your
creative genius makes complicated retouching, resizing, archiving and even effect
enhancements that you'd never dream of, a cinch. This can be accomplished with the funny
Kai's Power Goo and Art Dabbler in addition to the popular PhotoShop Pro.
e-mail of the species is more deadly than the mail.
not send pics off to family and friends as attachments rather than by snail mail. To
attach an image to an e-mail message, create a new e-mail message and address it to the
person you're sending your photo to. Then select you're e-mail programs attach command,
enter the name of the photograph and finally click the Send command.
an image format that most e-mail program's support and keep the image file size small, so
that the recipient's system does not crash when the message is received.
are people vein enough to want to see themselves in their own e-mail. Auto-sending an HTML
based footnote that also includes their photograph can do this.
For the Web
can post your images on to your Web site to support text. This can be done with simple and
free packages like Microsoft's FrontPage Express or Netscape's Composer. When creating
images for the web remember to keep them small, 20 KB or lesser. Reduce the image's
resolution to 72dpi and the resize it for screen display- 800 x 600 pixels. If an image
takes longer than a few seconds do to load do, the Web surfer will probably move to
another site where it is easier to view pictures.
demands image detail and crispness that only higher resolutions can deliver. All captured
photos need to be enlarged in your image-editing software (otherwise you'd end up with
postage-stamp size output on a 600-dpi printer) but enlarging the images will introduce
pixelation and other scaling problems.
consider 640 x 480 pixels to be good only upto 3 x 5-inch printouts, while cameras that
just make the megapixel grade can get away with 5 x 7-inch printouts. Note again that
image quality depends on other factors such as compression and the quality of the camera's
expect digicams to replace film cameras. They're still years away from challenging regular
cameras in image quality and features for the price. Pictures from film cameras have
resolutions of many thousands of dots per inch; most digicams have poor resolutions. If
your application requires the highest possible image quality, your best bet is to use a
film camera and then scan the processed photo. You'll be better off using digicams for
screen oriented applications such as Web pages, e-mail attachments and for
non-professional printing applications.
& Awareness in Computers
up on batteries
you don't have to buy film, you still have to buy batteries. And digi cams use loads of
them. Try and find rechargeable batteries. Or better yet, a long power cord.
advantage of compression settings.
your images in higher compression models should be fine for all but the most
detail-intensive images. The more your images are compressed, the less memory the use, and
the quicker they are to download.
cameras seem to work with Macs as well as PCs, but some require a separate kit, and it's
not always free with your purchase.
publish photographs and text on the Web, you have to move beyond the HyperText mark-up
Language or HTML. The most popular format now is Adobe's PDF where you create the document
in Word or PageMaker and then save it as Adobe PDF file. Any user with Adobe Acrobat
installed can be then open the document and it looks exactly like the original.
sure that you're well connected to a service network. This would be useful if your digi
cam developed any snags that you couldn't figure out. Any old photo lab won't get them
fixed, as the technology here is different. This is expensive technology, which can only
be placed in the hands of capable repairmen.