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Old 03-26-2013, 09:17 AM   #1
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I recently bought his camera and while I am having a lot of fun figuring out how to use it I have a problem. I am thinking the picture load too big on my computer and then if I email them to a friend they are huge. Plus I cannot load any of these new pictures on facebook..I think it is because they are too big? Any ideas?
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:21 AM   #2
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Are you shooting raw or jpeg? If you're shooting jpeg, it shouldn't really be an issue. If shooting raw, you need to convert the files to jpeg, with compression. If still too large, just need to increase the compression.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:28 AM   #3
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The software that came with your camera should have the ability to decrease the size of your photo to a size thats easier to email.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:28 AM   #4
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You should be able to use a photo editing program to save your photo into a smaller size.

Or you could just choose to shoot in a smaller file size from the get go.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:24 AM   #5
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Or upload your photos to a photo sharing site like photobucket or smugmug You may need a premium account, but the cloud can serve as a 3rd level backup, too. (Note photo sharing sites optimize photos so you don't have 100% of the detail, but many people don't notice)

Once the photos are uploaded, they are usually easier to share via email or linking to Facebook.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:24 AM   #6
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I believe that you are shooting with an 18mp camera. At best quality (why would you want to shoot with anything less?), your JPEG images with no cropping could be 10-12 mb per image. Email accounts only allow for 25mb of data to be sent per email. So the max you could send at best resolution is 2 images. With aol, I still have problems so I don't use them anymore for images. You can either use lower resolution or my recommendation would be subscribe to a photo hosting site, ie Flickr, Photobucket, etc. You can then invite others to your site. I have never had a problem loading full res photos onto Facebook , although I do allow Facebook to automatically reduce the resolution.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:32 AM   #7
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I recently bought his camera and while I am having a lot of fun figuring out how to use it I have a problem. I am thinking the picture load too big on my computer and then if I email them to a friend they are huge. Plus I cannot load any of these new pictures on facebook..I think it is because they are too big? Any ideas?
Here is the dilemma: you bought a nice camera so it would seem that you want good photographs from it. This means you should set it to the best quality possible, which is RAW or Large Fine JPG (or both). But... you want images for posting on Facebook and for emailing, the 18 MP images are far too large for that even with compression.

Setting the camera for smaller images means you wasted money buying an 18 MP camera, plus if you want to get large prints made you are out of luck.

A number of free software packages allow us to resize our photos (leaving the originals intact) so we can email and post the images. IrfanView is one, a quick search will show many more.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:33 AM   #9
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my recommendation would be subscribe to a photo hosting site, ie Flickr, Photobucket, etc. You can then invite others to your site. I have never had a problem loading full res photos onto Facebook , although I do allow Facebook to automatically reduce the resolution.
Flickr is good, Facebook - not so good (for pics)
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