Chapter 5

Specifying Image Size and Quality


check Setting image size and quality

check Shooting RAW

check Naming your images

check Managing your image files

Your Nikon D780 captures images with a resolution of 24.5 megapixels, which is humongous, ginormous, or any other adjective you prefer to indicate something that’s really, really big. The good news : This gives you a tremendous amount of flexibility. You can print images as large as 25.2 x 16.8 inches at the camera’s native resolution of 240 pixels per inch (ppi). Think of the possibilities of decorating your house with your photographs! The bad news : The large file size takes up lots of room on your memory cards and lots of room on your computer hard drive. Fortunately, you can specify different sizes by using camera menu options if you have memory cards and hard drives with small capacities.

In addition to concerning yourself with image size, you also need to consider the file format. Your camera can capture images in the RAW or JPEG format. When you capture images in the RAW format, you must process them in some kind of software ...

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