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theoldwizard1

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Posted: 02/16/20 09:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use the FREE version of Dropbox to share files and it works flawlessly. I do have Google Drive but I do not have the software installed on any of my machines so I have to log into the web interface to upload, download or view files. I works, but if you want to embedded an image into a web page, it is a pain.

I also have a Prime membership but have never tried their storage.

Be aware, that for the most seamless version of these softwares, be default they "mirror" the images to all remote computers. This is an issue for computers with a limited amount of disk space and/or a slow/unreliable internet connection.

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Posted: 02/16/20 09:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Begs the question.

Why do you need 15 meg pictures?
Will you be printing posters?

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Fizz wrote:

Begs the question.

Why do you need 15 meg pictures?
Will you be printing posters?


I explained that in my last post here.

Large smart TV as the primary viewing display. Likely won't print them.

With all the modern day screen technology, sitting down sifting through picture albums is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.

As for the comment about Dropbox, I'm pretty sure they are very limited in the free version.


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Posted: 02/16/20 10:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Doesn't matter how large your TV is you don't get more pixels they're just bigger.
Do a bit of experimentation first, see what size you can get away with.

I display all my pics on my iPad or 58" Samsung. If the images are focused I don't need more than a few megs for a good image to show up.

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Posted: 02/16/20 01:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Fizz wrote:

Doesn't matter how large your TV is you don't get more pixels they're just bigger.
While that's literally true, there are a lot more pixels in a 4K TV: 3,840x2,160 than plain old HD: 1920x1080

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Posted: 02/16/20 02:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Fizz wrote:

Do a bit of experimentation first, see what size you can get away with.

Do this. ^^^^
Larger picture may mean larger file but larger file does not mean better picture. DPI is king.

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The nice thing about the high resolution files is you can zoom in on someone or something and it won't be as pixelated as if they were a lower resolution file.

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BobsYourUncle wrote:

Again, more great input from all, thank you.

It isn't likely that any of us will be printing these pics. Maybe a select few will ever see the printer.

The primary recipients of my work are 2 brothers.
One of my brothers is heavily into photography and does extensive photo editing of his work. He lives in Cabo Mexico and does a lot of wildlife photography there. He, like myself is picky about quality and detail.

Amongst the 3 of us, we have 12 children. They likely don't care as much about high quality as my one brother and I do. But if I am going to scan them, why not do hi res pics instead of low? High can be reduced, but low cannot be increased.

Most of us, including the kids, have large smart TVs. The viewing device of choice will mostly be showing them on these large screens. Therefore, the higher the quality, the better for seeing a 4 foot wide image. I ran a few on mine and I like the quality..


DW and I are part of our Churches "Tech Team", our Church has two main projection screens in 16x9 format. The screens measure 100" diagonal.

Even rather low resolution pictures of 1 mega pixel show really well unless you are viewing it at 10 ft from the screens and then you will see the pixelation..

Closest seat to the screen is 20ft, furthest from the screens is 125 ft to the back and that is where the Tech booth is.

We have played highly compressed low res You tube video clips, SD video from DVD and full 1080 HD video along with photos which from the original scanned in size as small as little 2"x3" can be blown up and still show decent results.

If you have Photo shop Elements you can resize the photo size form the default size while adjusting the DPI setting up to 300 or 600 DPI.

Most cameras default to 72 DPI and at 10 Mega pixels results in a photo with a "native size" of 64"x 48".

Resize that to 8"x10" at 300 DPI and the result will be a much smaller file size and the photo should still look great end when displayed on a 24" or even 50" screen. May have some noticeable pixelation if you get up close or zoom in.

Film scanners and even bed scanners may have 600, 1200,2400 DPI and yet the actual size is of what your source is. Example scan a 35 mm negative and you will get a 1200 DPI file with only the size of 1"X 1" and have a file size of a 10 mega pixel camera.. Lower the DPI to 300 but increase the size to 8x10 and you will get similar result of a smaller file size but yet plenty of resolution for displaying on a large screen.

Thing is to experiment until you get a good compromise in file size without over pixelization on the largest screen you expect it to be displayed on.

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Posted: 02/16/20 07:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ksg5000 wrote:

Another alternative - large memory sticks are dirt cheap now and you can load your completed project on a stick and send one to each family member. Just a thought.


I digitized about 150 trays from various family members a few years back and that is kinda what I did. I snailmailed CDs to remote folks and just visited the homes of nearby relatives and D/L'ed it all onto their hard drive.

I encourage everyone to do this. Now if someone sets off a nuke on top of me, they'll have to also nuke several other states to get all my photos.
Seriously, you cant have too many backups.

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Posted: 02/16/20 08:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"Most cameras default to 72 DPI and at 10 Mega pixels results in a photo with a "native size" of 64"x 48"."

Uhhhh, whut?

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