Carisma

Joined November 2007

None of my wildlife images are taken in zoos, animal sanctuaries, game farms or in a “canned” environment.

Desperate cry for help...

I need help here guys. I need to improve the printable quality of my pics, I may be doing something wrong and I do not know what!

I have a Panasonic FZ30, 420 optical zoom, 8mpx.

I have set my camera at the maximum=
Aspect ratio : 4.3
Pict.Size : 8M (3264 x2448 pixels)
Quality : fine (low compression)

I have 3 Aspect ratio choises: 4.3, 3.2, 16.9
I have 5 Pict. Size choices : 8M, 5M(EZ), 3M(EZ), 2M(EZ), 1M(EZ)
I have 4 quality options: TIFF, Fine(low compression), Standard(high
compression), RAW

The problem is : when I download the pics on the pc the quality is never higher than : 3.94 MB (4,135,702 bytes)

If I had used the zoom to shoot the pic., and/or when I edit just only exposure and sharpening, the quality drops to half of the original (approx.)
If I dare to crop (I always need to, with wildlife expecially) I get 1MB result (approx.)
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I tried to shoot in RAW hoping to better my odds, but when I convert the edited result to JPG I get again 2MB only (approx.)

I have visited some pics selling sites but they all request a min of 4MB picture (that has been resized only by 5% !)


To post my work on the bubble I usually I have to pump up the resizing by 1MB, sometime 2MB……..and I am not happy with this method !

WHAT CAN I DO ?? ANYONE OF YOU HAS SUGGESTIONS?
iS MY ONLY OPTION TO BUY A 12MB CAMERA???
(Please post answers here so I have them altogether for quick reference)

I will be grateful for your input!

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