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Old 12-24-2002, 02:58 AM
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Hello you guys!!!

This may sound like something that a photo retoucher shouldn't be wondering about, and it's true I am not a photo retoucher, I am just a simple guy who is trying to be one.

But just to start, I have no idea how everything works in this field so I know I have to start from the very amateur part.

My main point here is to ask you guys, SIZE=3]how do I get the my pictures on a floppy disk with a nice touch of quality?.[/SIZE]

I don't have a digital camera right now, so if I want to get digital pictures I have to take my film to the regular market or drugstore and get them on a disk. And the worse thing is that everytime I get them like this, they are bad. I have like 5 disk now and they all so different. You may be wondering why I get on a disk, well like I said I don't know much about formats or picture quality.

I like to play with my pictures on photoshop, but this ones I have gotten are difficult to do effects with.

Is there any way I can get the best quality on this kind of pictures?

what can I tell the people at the stores to get me good and clear pictures?

What would be the best way to get this kind of pictures, in a floppy disk or CD?

Should I know how to establish a good way to manage this kind of pictures?

Well, these are just a few of the questions I have about this. I know is something simple but like I said I want to know even the smallest detail.

If you have the time to answerd this, go right ahead, I will apreciate it. All your info will be well received.

Thank you
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Old 12-24-2002, 08:04 AM
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If you are limited to putting your images on a floppy disk and you intend to print these images you are going to be severely limited in the image dimensions and quality.

The resolution required for photo quality prints will produce file sizes that exceed the capacity of a floppy in all but the smallest of image sizes.

If you are only concerned about images for the web or viewing on a monitor you should be able to get a reasonable number of image files on a floppy due to the smaller resolution required.

You really need a CD read/write device or perhaps a zip drive of 100meg to 250 meg capacity. I know many camera shops can print directly from the CD I am not sure whether many have the capability to print from zip drives.
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Old 12-24-2002, 11:15 AM
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Hi Donamai,

I cannot be sure if the poor quality is because of the file size on the floppy disk, or bad work done by the place the market sends the photos. But here are other options I can think of:

1. Aside from getting your pictures on floppy disk, there are the choices of Picture CD and Photo CD formats. And I think the Kodak web site lists markets and camera stores that can do this. Do you have a CD player?

2. There are probably places on the Internet that you can mail in your film and then get email or a CD. I just can't name any because I have not done this, but maybe someone else can -- if you have a CD player.

3. You could buy your own scanner and scan the photos after they are developed. But sure to get recommendations for which scanner.
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