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    3.2 Giga-pixel camera.

    Can you just imagine the computer required to process such images? lol

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    Yeah! I get pictures from family and friends that run in the 2 to 3 megabyte file size range. I often wonder if they know that they can set that 20 MEGAPIXEL camera down to 3 megapixels, give me a good picture, and the file size is usually no more than 500 KB. I'm not going to print out a poster of their pictures!

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    I often use Irfanview to reduce those 2 to 3 MB pictures down to the 200 to 500 KB range. In all honesty, I can't see any difference in quality between the two, just that they now take up a lot less space.

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    I use an older version of Paint Shop Pro (ver. 4) to "resample" the pictures down to a reasonable size. I set the jpg compression setting down to 1% (the lowest setting) and you can't tell any difference.

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    Hey Guy's what I want to know is when I can get it in my GoPro!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CEScott View Post
    I use an older version of Paint Shop Pro (ver. 4) to "resample" the pictures down to a reasonable size. I set the jpg compression setting down to 1% (the lowest setting) and you can't tell any difference.
    That's only because you've been avoiding a visit to your local optometrist.

    Seriously, if all you're going to print is 15*10cm (6*4in) images, or you're only ever going to view the pics on a computer screen, a 3MP camera is more than adequate. Just don't expect the same pics to look much good when enlarged to 60*40cm (24*16in).
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    @macropod - If you are referring to me, please read my post #2. I set my camera to 2 megapixels to take most pictures. I doubt if I'll ever be making posters out of them, and I rarely print them at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CEScott View Post
    If you are referring to me, please read my post #2. I set my camera to 2 megapixels to take most pictures.
    That's not what your post #2 says, though, is it? What it actually says is:
    Quote Originally Posted by CEScott View Post
    I get pictures from family and friends that run in the 2 to 3 megabyte file size range.
    That's an entirely different proposition on two counts:
    First, your post discusses pictures you get from others, not pictures you take.
    Second, a typical 6-8MP digital camera produces jpg files "in the 2 to 3 megabyte file size range", but they're still 6-8MP pictures. A 3MP digital camera would only produce jpg files of around 1-1.25MB.
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    Yes, one post refers to what others do (Post 2), and the other refers to what I do (Post 7). Sorry for any confusion that may have caused.

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    Hey RG, what's a GoPro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CEScott View Post
    Hey RG, what's a GoPro?
    I suppose the next thing you'll ask is what is YouTube!

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    Thanks RG, I've seen these advertised but just never heard them called GoPros. Don't worry, YouTube is one of my favorite places.

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    GoPro was the company that made this type of camera popular and thus they have become the generic name for the type, like Kleenex for tissues.
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