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« on: October 14, 2006, 18:55 »
 I know I went on about upresing files...not ideal, but I am hoping to add some new life to a slew of old 3 megapixel cybershot pics from years ago. I currently shoot with a Canon 30d,so no problem with those,but wondering....which micro's I might be able to get a few bucks for the old low res catalog?

« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2006, 19:51 »
I believe Microstockphoto, Fotolia, Bigstock do. I have 2mp on iS, not sure they still accept low res though. 


« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2006, 17:21 »
DT takes 3.2mp files but I've seen some slip by at 3mp.

« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2006, 23:27 »
If they were shot at "fine setting" and isn't too noisy virtually all the sites will accept a 3mp picture (unless they have a very similar shot at a better resolution) with the exception of 123rf and SS if you signed up after March'06.

There is a list of the minimum sizes for the different sites in my guide below (yep it needs an update but I don't have the source files with me)

« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2006, 15:56 »
I've uprezed old Mavica shots to 6 and they flew on BS, LO and others.  DT, no way, the shots wouldn't even upload, rejected immediately.    I've also cropped ( bad word, I know, can I use that here? )  18 and 20 meg shots down to 9's and they were accepted. Who knows?

« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2006, 01:59 »
cropped?  is that a bad word somewhere in the world?  to me it just means exactly that, 'cropping' a photo, or trimming it down.

« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2006, 03:25 »
But were they cropped (cutting of part of th picture from the around teh edges) or downsized (reduce teh resolution)?

Neither is a bad word as long as you have a good reason for doing so.

« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2006, 07:20 »
Sorry CJ,  I can see my comment didn't answer the question....  they were just sliced and diced, I didn't   de-rez  anything.  Just trimming up to put the subject in better position.

« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2006, 08:00 »
No issues with that.  I guess that is one of the advantages of having a 18-20 meg photo - I assume this is a scan or do you have some pro equipment.


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