Newbie question

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

  1. Romeo604 macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2005
    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


    Dec 30, 2006
    Wherever I hang my hat...
    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 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    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


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    I'd certainly recommend "Understanding Exposure" by Bryan Peterson
  5. davinche macrumors regular


    May 3, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    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

    Jan 30, 2006
    For further learning try iTunes podcasts related to Photoshop and Photography. Sometimes they give great advice that can help you a lot.
  7. Romeo604 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2005

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