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Old 11-10-2001, 10:30 AM   #1
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Does anyone have any experience with the Olympus Cameda E-10 Digital Camera? I have a Nikon CoolPix 900 but it does not shoot fast enough and the resolution is not high enough for me. Also, If one travels with a digital camera is there an easy way to download pictures without having to carry a computer with you?

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Old 11-10-2001, 02:22 PM   #2
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You can download files onto a mini disk using the Iomega Clik. Then when you are back at your computer, via the Iomega docking station which is part of the Clik, you download them off of the disk onto your computer. It is a fairly non-hassle system, although by the time I invested in it, I wondered if I would have been better off buying more smartmedia cards instead- I'm not really sure.

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Old 11-10-2001, 04:20 PM   #3
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Old 11-10-2001, 04:24 PM   #4
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For travel, just buy an image chip or two. I bought a 125Meg version and I can take at last 116 highest quality images with it.

A modest laptop would be a great asset though. I
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Old 11-10-2001, 05:12 PM   #5
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Coolpix 950 Nikon digital camera

Dear Bill,

I have been using a 950 Coolpix Nikon digital camera borrowed from a friend of mine. This is a wonderful camera to take photos of my work and in many ways is far superior to my 35mm camera. With the 950 Nikon, I am able to take great photos of my work indoors without flash. My studio's walls are painted white, and with the windows (one north facing and one south facing), the lighting is shadow-free and glare-free. The only real problem I have is holding the camera absolutely steady. Do you have any suggestions? I use the iPhoto software by U-Lead to edit (crop, adjust size of file, lighting) my photo. I first save the downloaded file as a .tif file. Apparently, this is the best file to save all the information. I can then save another file as a .jpg and do the editing. Again, do you have any suggestions?
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Old 11-10-2001, 08:43 PM   #7
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Thanks, Bill

This will save my using up so much space on my hard drive with the tif files. I do like the convenience and size of the jpg files. What paper do you prefer when printing out 8x10's? I have a three-year-old HP Deskjet 722c that I use for printing brochures, business cards, correspondence, etc., etc. Are laser printers better for printing photos? Any suggestions for printing 8x10's for my portfolio? I like the control I have over my own printing.

Thanks, again. You've been a treasure of information for us who visit the Stroke of Genius web site.
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Printing 8x10's

I have an HP 932C and I'm very happy with the quality, though I'd suggest going one step higher to get a larger papaer feed tray. I believe the next step up is a 955C. However, there are things to consider such as dpi when scanning and printer settings.

See my answer to "Another Digital Camera Question" at http://forum.portraitartist.com/show...p?threadid=186
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When a .tif file is important

If you want to give a digital file to a traditional printer, you will want to give them a .tif file. A .tif file is not lossy and a .jpg is.

The .jpg format (not compressed too much) is ok for printing on a computer printer, but for the printing press, you'll want a .jpg.
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Old 11-10-2001, 09:03 PM   #10
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What about the paper?

Hi, Cynthia,

I think I will investigate the HP 932C printer you suggest. I would like some input into what papers are used for brochures and business cards. I have been experimenting for three years, buying everything on the market, trying to duplicate professional quality brochures. Thanks, Cynthia.
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