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Not getting 12 megapixels images

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by travelingman, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. travelingman

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    My images are only about 5 megapixels, would like to get more megapixels. What settings?
     
  2. marzipana

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    Shoot your images in RAW format...bear in mind, that many image viewers will only display a small image of your RAW file, it's not until you open it up in an editor, such as Photoshop, that you will see the full 12MP image.

    For example, I use FastStone for previewing my images...the RAW files show in the viewer at 960x540 and 0.52MP...but when I open it in Photoshop, I see it as full size and resolution.
     
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    Your JPG picture is about 5 mb note the b from bixels not pixels. When you open it in Photoshop and look at the image size you will get 3000 x 4000 pixels, which makes?
     
  4. Meta4

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    You are getting jpg files that are about 5MB.
    jpg is a compressed format and the size of yours = 4000 x 3000 pixels which is 12MB but the jpg compression makes the jpg files smaller.
    So you are getting what you want already.
     
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    The b is bytes, not bixels! The jpeg is a 5MB file...you still have your 12 megapixel image size.
     
  6. Pim-K

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    Nah, must be bixels.
     
  7. Pim-K

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    Pixels and MB's are to different things.
     
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    I take pictures in 16:9 this gives 9 MB pixels picture as it crops the top and bottoms so its 4000 x 2250

    The file size is variable due to content of picture but around 4MB size.
     
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    Yeah, mostly when you've got à cold. :)
     
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  10. Imabiggles

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    its absolutely bixels, B is Bytels, lil b is bixels
     
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  11. rene van der meer

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    MB is Mega Bytes (8 bits) and Mb is Mega bits. I never heard of bixels before o_O
     
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    What are nibbles? Half a byte... LOL
     
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  14. robinb

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    Actually yes.
     
  15. James Stout

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    Yep, couldn't resist!
     
  16. Imabiggles

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    nope your wrong. its bixels. Named after Bill Bixby.
     
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    This is too funny! I guess that USB flash drive I just bought is 32 Gigabixels then.

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
     
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    No, a half a byte is a mouthful.
     
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    I need some more bixels... do bixels have ridges ? and how many bixels fit in a bit bucket ?