Originally Posted by gb hill
I need to learn this technical jargon. I understand the pixels but I don't quite get the3.6 to 4 megs part. I just got a roll developed and the prints look better than the cd. I don't understand? It's usually the other way around. I just posted 2 in the gallery and the prints are sharp as a tack, but when I uploaded cd to the gallery they look a bit out of focus. Oh well!!
GB, Ah feel your pain...
The same happens to me. There was a time when I was about to smash my cameras on the wall... why was it that everyone was posting magnificent photos on the web, and mine looked so soft?
One day I printed a photo recently scanned and saw just what you say: prints were incredibly sharp, jpgs just weren't. Then I thought: "if, like good ole Ansel says, the negative is the score and the print is the performance... I'd rather have really good performances!"
Problem solved. Of course I kept my gear. Do you really believe I was going to throw them against the wall?