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01-30-2003 09:21 PM
removed_by_request how big is the pic??

send it to me and I'll do the deed.
01-30-2003 04:59 PM
pmflyfisher I have XP and have tried that method. Still looks like trial and error to reduce it to me. Maybe I am missing some magic command to do it right ?

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01-30-2003 04:02 PM
removed_by_request You take it at that setting and then shrink it using a photo editor. XP has a good one.
01-30-2003 03:40 PM
pmflyfisher But they are tough to reduce at the higher Pixel setting to get into a 30K image to upload to this board. Its impossible at the highest pixel setting unless I have brain freeze, doubt it, but possible.

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01-30-2003 03:38 PM
removed_by_request The higher the pixels the better the res. Also what are your settings ie.. 1024x768 etc.

That eats up memory(means less pix on your memory card) but makes for a better pic.
01-30-2003 12:16 PM
pmflyfisher I've only got 2.1 mega pixels. Canon A40. I will talk to my wife about the need for more mega pixels, when I get the strange look I will refer her to your advice.

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01-30-2003 10:04 AM
removed_by_request Can't beat the digi-cam, you need one with at least 3M. pixels.

The more the better. Scanners are OK, but you loose some definition. Visioneer makes a decent flat bed scanner for around $300. You will probably some typr of OCR or Phot shop software to go with the scanner. The stuff sent with it is pretty watered down.
01-30-2003 08:40 AM
pmflyfisher Yes, I think the scanner is the way to go, I am having trouble with the Digital camera method. My scanner broke last year when one of my sons gave it a good knock it went inop. Have to think about a new one.

Any body have any recommendations on what is good for fly pictures ?

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01-30-2003 12:14 AM
flytyer Very nice, classically styled fly. Thanks for the tip on using a scanner, I hadn't thought of that.
01-29-2003 03:49 PM
striblue Very Nice indeed!
01-29-2003 03:18 PM
Pastortd and John

Thanks for the ideas......I don't have a scanner so I will have to play with the pixel count

Best regards.....Jake
01-29-2003 12:47 PM
John Desjardins Jake try increasing the number of pixels in the image. For example set the width of the picture to 600 pixels, and the height to 400 pixels. Then play with the file quality (Jpeg compression) when saving to meet the file size limit of 30 kB.
01-29-2003 12:42 PM
Re: Pastortd Tell me something

Originally posted by Norseman
how do you do it?
I tie flies no smaller than 9/0! Makes it really easy!

No - just kidding. My "photos" are actually scans. I lie the fly on the scanner bed, cover with a piece of white, non-glare paper, and scan away. If you start at a high resolution, you end up with the image being as much as thousands of pixels by thousands, and reduction goes from there. In my case, I have to do a lot of tweaking with the light/contrast and hue/saturation controls, but generally end up with a pretty accurate scan.

It is very easy with a "flat" fly like a spey or wet fly. Not so easy with dry flies and some nymphs. The circular hackle lends much more of a 3D effect, and throws a lot of shadows on the scan.
01-29-2003 11:53 AM
pmflyfisher Thomas,

Thats another beauty, going to be tying that one, need some more bronze mallard first though.

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01-29-2003 11:47 AM
Pastortd Tell me something

I have posted a few flies on this site....but they are not nearly the size of your wonderful do you do it? I have taken digital photos, then I open them up in paint and reduce the image to about 75% so they dont exceed the 3,000 byte max....please let me in on your method

Best regards....Jake

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