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davidmmac
19-07-2009, 10:44 AM
We've recently purchased a new digital camera and I'm wondering whether the pictures taken should be taken at 8.1MP (4:3) or 6.0MP (16:9).

Does it make any difference when wanting to print them out at a camera shop?

Speedy Gonzales
19-07-2009, 10:58 AM
No. One would just be longer/wider than the other

pctek
19-07-2009, 10:58 AM
Ring and ask them.
I'd say it would possibly. Its either a normal square type photo or widescreen. Depending on the paper used to print them it could chop off parts of the picture.

Curbd
19-07-2009, 11:14 AM
Always shoot at 4:3, it will give you the highest resolution possible and a square frame. In 16:9 the camera essentially just crops the 4:3 image to 16:9. Tafater shooting 4:3, if you want it in 16:9 for any reason, you can simply crop them to that size on the computer :)

davidmmac
19-07-2009, 11:48 AM
Thanks for the advice guys :thanks

I'll set it to 4:3 for now, and I'll maybe phone the camera shop this week to see what they say.

linw
19-07-2009, 05:56 PM
And unless you need really huge images, consider cutting down on the resolution. Quicker to process and takes up much less space.

autechre
20-07-2009, 10:07 AM
And unless you need really huge images, consider cutting down on the resolution. Quicker to process and takes up much less space.
I'd go the complete opposite from this. Unless you have a tiny memory card or no HDD space, capture as much detail as possible (ie the biggest images you can take).
Resizing can be quickly done with free batch image resizers if you need them printed.

Zippity
20-07-2009, 03:34 PM
If memory allows, always use the highest resolution available.

You never know when you are going to take that Pulitzer Award winning photograph :)

Agent_24
20-07-2009, 06:02 PM
I'd go the complete opposite from this. Unless you have a tiny memory card or no HDD space, capture as much detail as possible (ie the biggest images you can take).
Resizing can be quickly done with free batch image resizers if you need them printed.

Me too. I always take everything at highest quality