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.
It really depends on the camera. Like Steph and Amber...they have cameras that take pics crisp as day at 3200!!! Mine, well, anything past 1000 is iffy.
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.
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.
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.
Wife to Rich~ 8/16/03 Mom to Nathan~ 9/30/07
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/
Downloading stuff won't work, b/c I don't have the net at home.
In PSP, you can push a "digital noise removal" button. Would that help?
probably ... give it a try.
can you download to a cd at work and bring it home?