question about ISO

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question about ISO

Okay, so I totally screwed up my ISO on my senior pics. I am really embarrased to give them to them. I am going to re-do them soon, but I know they want the cd, so I am going to give it to them. So, my question is- if my ISO is high, how big will it print and not be grainy? I am SO mad at myself!

Also, when printing a collage, what does size need to be ( I guess pixel wise) to print right for an 8X10. When I tried to print it, it said the resolution wasn't right, and it wasn't.

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It really depends on the camera. Like Steph and Amber...they have cameras that take pics crisp as day at 3200!!!:shock: Mine, well, anything past 1000 is iffy. Sad

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Thanks. My highest was set at 1000. How big will it print at that? I think we have the same camera- Nikon D90? The others were at 500 or so.

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If I'm shooting inside, in particular, I never go above iso 500 - I just can't take the grain (for some reason, shooting outside even at the same iso has different results for me - go figure).

I don't have any noise reduction software, but I know a lot of folks swear by it - you might check into that. I think Noise Ninja is pretty popular.

As for resolution on your prints. I would keep it at 300 dpi. I certainly wouldn't go below 240 dpi.

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Find some free noiseware. It will do wonders. You may lose some sharpness, but it wil really improve the grain.

I can't help with the printing question because only you know your camera and how they look. Honestly...if you are going to re-do them and are embarassed by them...I wouldn't give them a disk. Just re-do the shoot and give them those. No reason to have work you're not proud of out there with your name attched to it.

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Sadie, I highly recommend the free version of noiseware, it really does help! Go to the http://www.imagenomic.com/ site to read about how to best use it.

Here's where you can download it - http://noiseware-community-edition.en.softonic.com/

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Downloading stuff won't work, b/c I don't have the net at home. :confused:

In PSP, you can push a "digital noise removal" button. Would that help?

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probably ... give it a try. Wink

can you download to a cd at work and bring it home?