Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Grainy - Pixelated photos on Facebook.

I haven't really notice the quality of my photos much on Facebook as they are relatively good until tonight. Every photo I uploaded was grainy and very pixelated. I knew it had something to do with the compression but not sure how to fix it. With a little search I found an easy solution.

1) Change the PPI (pixel per inch) to 120, DPI (Dot per inch) if printing
2) Change longest dimension to 720 px, the other side should be 480 px if it's 4x6 dimension

That should be it. If you have multiple images Photoshop can automate it by going to File -> Automate -> Fit Image

Now your images should look relatively decent and enough for low Rez images sharing on Facebook!

You can read a more thorough explanation here: http://www.damiensymonds.com.au/art_facebook.html

Friday, April 8, 2011

iPad 2 as external monitor with camera. iPad tethering.

Do you currently own an iPad or iPad 2 and want to be able to view your photos directly on the screen as you shoot?  Wouldn't it be cool to directly tether your camera to the iPad or iPad 2 for larger external display? There are currently a few options out right now and most of them are available for the original iPad. I haven't found anything yet with the iPad 2.

The option is to use an Eye-Fi Pro, jailbreak iPad to use the "MyWi" app to create a ad-hoc wireless network, and the app "ShuttSnitch". As of right now photographer David Ziser has found a way to shoot tethered, images from his Canon 7D are sent to the iPad 2. He takes it one step further by then connecting the iPad 2 to a projector to have an even larger image for others to see. He hasn't given his secrets yet but I'll be sure to post it once I learn of it.

View the video below:

How To Directly Tether Your Camera To An iPad By Lee Morris

You can learn more from the source here: http://fstoppers.com/ipad

Update: Please see my updated post on this topic!