Newbie question

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Romeo604, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. Romeo604 macrumors regular

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    How to expand existing picture 1024 x 768 (or any size pic) to 1920 x 1200 with iPhoto or other program?

    I am really interested in learning also how to edit and take photos... thanks for any replies to this newbie!
     
  2. Doylem macrumors 68040

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    Phew... big question. If I was starting photography today, I'd borrow books from the library - to get some of the theory - and badger someone who takes decent pix to 'walk' me through the basics... in as simple a way as possible. Then I'd look for a beginner's camera and shoot, shoot, shoot... :)
     
  3. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Photoshop (or Photoshop Elements) has a "resize image" command that works very well. The default "bicubic smoothing" option will do a very good job when you're upsizing an image. The only thing to watch is if your image is in GIF or another format that's not 24-bit color - you'll want to convert it to the RGB colorspace first in that case (not a concern with JPEG or TIFF).
     
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    I'd certainly recommend "Understanding Exposure" by Bryan Peterson
     
  5. davinche macrumors regular

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    I second this... This was one of the first books I read (recommended to me by someone on MacRumors) when I got into photography and it was a great read.
     
  6. 66217 Guest

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    For further learning try iTunes podcasts related to Photoshop and Photography. Sometimes they give great advice that can help you a lot.
     
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