Saturday, January 05, 2008


How likely is it that you get 5 kids, including 3 babies all sitting nicely and staring in the right direction for a group family photo? Amazing, no? So how bloody infuriating is it to upload it only to find out the silly plonker, whose camera you borrowed to take it, has it set on a resolution of a mere 800x531 pixels - ie something you can't even blow up to the size of a postage stamp to print for the living room wall or office desk. Now that'd be bad enough if it was taken with a 2 mega pixel mobile phone but it is a bloody Nikon DSLR no less. DAD ARE YOU INSANE????? Why buy a DSLR and set it on 800x531 as a standard?? Our Sony alpha is set at approx 3500x2323 standard, that way if you get a nice photo of the grandchildren you can blow it up to A4, and if you don't you can simply resize it before you save it. PLEASE stop using a Nikon DSLR to take photos at a worse resolution than Thomas's mobile phone - or swap him your Nikon for his mobile phone at the very least, you crazy old fool!


The Scudder said...

My camera is set to the 2nd. highest quality available !
That can easily be printed at A4 size ,,, but ,,,
You surely don't consider that to be a good pic?
The old fool !

Thomas Widmann said...

Sorry to disappoint you, but if you follow the link and click on all sizes, it says "Original (800 x 531)". Last time I checked, that's suitable for printing on 2 2/3" x 1 3/4". That's not even close to A4 size. :-(