Digital Photography FAQs: 365 of Your Digital Photography by Jeff Wignall

By Jeff Wignall

Hassle-free, transparent solutions to the main frequently asked electronic images questions

What's the variation among optical zoom and electronic zoom? Do extra megapixels equate to raised photograph caliber? Why is there a hold up after I push the shutter free up button ahead of i will take one other photograph? If you?ve ever requested a question relating electronic images and wanted you had a necessary source to supply you with transparent, trustworthy solutions, then glance no further.

With approximately 4 many years of photograph adventure lower than his belt, writer Jeff Wignall responds to 365 of the most typical electronic images questions with informative, sensible replies. The full-color structure is helping you notice what he's conversing about.

Boasts a colourful but basic layout that is helping you discover precisely the info you?re taking a look for
Illustrates each one solution with a number of photos
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A The optical viewfinder (or peephole) is, unfortunately, a dying species and most manufacturers have decided to do away with them — at least on compact cameras. From a manufacturer’s perspective, taking away the optical viewing system makes cameras smaller and, therefore, cheaper to make — and most people today are used to using an LCD screen. One of the problems with using LCD screens to compose images is that, in bright sunlight, they can be difficult to see. But perhaps an even more important issue is battery power: LCD screens soak up power like a sponge.

If you also number the corresponding plastic cases, it will help you stay more organized. Markers don’t hurt memory cards at all, as long as you’re careful not to write on the exposed metal contacts. Since most cards are a dark color, I use a silver marker, as shown here, so the numbers show up better. You can also use the card numbers as a reference and write down what images are on each one. It’s easy to think you’ll remember what is on a particular card. However, if you are on a trip or at a particularly distracting event (like a party), and you use several cards, it’s easy to lose track of what pictures are on which card.

Jeff Wignall | 41 42 Q FAQ# What does JPEG stand for, and what is it? A The JPEG (pronounced jay-peg) is by far the most common file format used in digital cameras. org). A JPEG is a type of digital compression. It compresses your image files to a smaller size so that more of them can fit on your memory card (and your computer’s hard drive). Because JPEG images are smaller, they are also faster for your camera and your computer to deal with. In fact, the primary advantage of shooting JPEG images is that they take up very little space and move quickly through your memory devices.

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