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    Cool Is it just me?

    recently, i used my in-law's digital cam to take some shots on mum's day. its an olym 5050 set at highest jpg quality, full rez. went to print 8x12 & to my astonishment, its horrible!!

    everyone in the group shot look patchy & water colour like. i shot some close up too & they r not as bad. however i can see jagginess on those fine strands of hair & eyebrows look artificial.

    the lab i went to is a reputable one & has been around for many years. i m still sending my negs/slides to them for printing & all look excellent from their digital machine. so i have absolute confidence its not due to mishandling.

    i can only say that i will continue to stick to film for awhile more... maybe its just me being too picky but i have never seen any of my film look this bad.

    care to share some experience? both film & digi users?

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    Check your setting camera setting. The image that you want it to store. Is it on the highest resolution?

    The more function it have, the more stupid it will be.

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    The more function it have, the more stupid it will be.[/QUOTE]

    or the stupid i will be, hahaha!

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    already said that its set to the highest resolution & highest quality. the next higher would be a RAW mode or TIFF. but i must say its definitely much better compare to a 3.3MP 8x10 print i saw last time.

    however its still not good enough IMHO as i find that its still couldn't reach film level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightpiper
    recently, i used my in-law's digital cam to take some shots on mum's day. its an olym 5050 set at highest jpg quality, full rez. went to print 8x12 & to my astonishment, its horrible!!

    everyone in the group shot look patchy & water colour like. i shot some close up too & they r not as bad. however i can see jagginess on those fine strands of hair & eyebrows look artificial. Care to share some experience? both film & digi users?
    Hi, I'm a C-5050 user. I think you should be referring to the SHQ setting. I agreed with you. I noticed that at SHQ setting, the quality is not as good as HQ setting.

    Maybe you can try reducing your sharpness setting, maybe to -2?

    Cheers.

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    thx for the tip . the setting was set at: sharpness -5, saturation +2, contrast 0.

    did u get a flawless 8x12 at hi-res from photolabs? i m not into printing pics at home with inkjet printer, so definitely go to photolabs. i also tried those Fuji machines & its not something i can accept, the reds bleed very badly. care to share some experience?

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    i just did a test. on the contrary, i prefer it set at SHQ to HQ.

    maybe next time, i shound set the resolution to 'enlarge mode 3200x2400'. anyone tried that resolution for enlargement?

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