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#1 MistrBadgr

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 05:14 PM

How can a digital dummy take a 5 to 10 meg picture he has taken with a little digital camera and reduce it to 0.5 meg?

 

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 05:30 PM

Bill,
Crop your photo with a picture editor.

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 06:26 PM

Thanks, Rick!

 

I guess I need to reshoot it from farther back.  I have cropped it about as much as I can.

 

I think I need to dig deeper into the works of the camera and see if I can reduce the size some that way.

 

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 06:46 PM

Got it!


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Posted 19 October 2014 - 08:06 AM

Most editing programs will allow resizing of images .Im not sure if any standard windows picture programs will allow it but ill check for you.Resizing is a better option than cropping as you loose to much info cropping.


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Posted 19 October 2014 - 08:08 AM

Bill

windows paint has a re sizing option in it.If you need assistance drop me a PM or E mail

 

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 12:29 PM

Thanks, Mark!

 

Getting ready for my monthly trip.  Will play with this some more when I get settled in my hotel.

 

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 02:59 PM

Bill,
PAINT may work for you, you didn't indicate that you had already tried to crop.,Mark is correct PAINT has re-size potential. You will have to work with it but my guess you will get the desired result.
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Posted 20 October 2014 - 04:22 AM

Thanks, Rick!

 

Yes, I got it down with an additional crop.  It is the picture in the upper left of this post.  I think I am going to re-shoot it, however, under day conditions, and see how that looks.  I am going to make another box seat that meets the needs of the Polaris 130, and modify the one for the Infinity 102 a bit for more stability.

 

When I take the next picture, I can try different distances and see what works out best.  

 

I think I am going to order a copy of the latest version of Paint Pro.  As far as I can tell, it has the basics for a lot of the functions needed for astrophotography that I can play with.  Until the time I really get going with imaging, I cannot see spending $500 on a better program.  I have all the physical components for imaging now, I just have too many other toys to play with right now and some with my personal deadlines on some activities with them.

 

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Bill


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