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cjthomasuk

Member Since 25 Aug 2006
Offline Last Active Nov 29 2006 10:58 PM
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In Topic: I'm Sick Of Sending Cds

05 September 2006 - 11:29 AM

QUOTE (donmac @ Sep 4 2006, 11:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
OK
I've done a bit more testing and I am not quite so happy with blubox. The original test I did was with b/w jpegs and they looked fine. But colour jpegs show that blubox doesnt return the files to their original quality. Zooming in shows differences in colour which results in noisy looking photos. Raw files dont compress, which doesnt surprise me, and I dont suppose I would want to anyway as they are basically my negatives. Tiff compressed down to an amazingly small size. A 3.6Mb compressed down to 85kb, thats about 3% of the original size, but not without suffering loss of quality too.
I guess this is a pretty good bit of software for sending lots of jpegs if you are not too worried about a bit of loss in quality (but remember, the recipient needs a copy of blubox too). But its not much use for archiving which is what I had in mind. I wont be buying the full version.
Cheers
Don


Hi Don

I really only deal with tiff images, i've found that for tiff's by changing the compression setting to Lossless i still get great compression and the images come back extactly the same size and quality.
I've still found it a great way to share a lots of jpegs, when i'm sending photos to friends and family i prefer to be able to send a lot more in a shorter space of time, even if i lose a very small amount of quality.
Thanks Don

CJ

In Topic: I'm Sick Of Sending Cds

04 September 2006 - 03:16 PM

Told you so.....

It is a great bit of software!!

CJ

In Topic: Which Camera? Help Needed!

26 August 2006 - 06:24 AM

QUOTE (Alan @ Aug 26 2006, 12:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (cjthomasuk @ Aug 25 2006, 04:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Hi

I've recently brought the D50. I spent alot of time comparing between the Canon 350 D and the Nikon.

I found mine online for 399 including a 18-55mm lens and a 1Gb card.

Personally i'm totally happy with the performance and spec of the D50, the photo quality is amazing.

If you were looking for a smaller option i can highly recommend the Olympus mju 700, it's a fantastic point and shoot camera.

CJ


Cheers for the input CJ, I am a total newb to digital cameras and had a look at the D50, olympus E500 and my friends Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 today. I was impressed by the 12x zoom on the panasonic lumix, the other two only had lenses which had 3x zoom equivilent but my friend also pointed out that the other two would produce much better quality shots.
Out of interest where did you get your D50 online? At the moment i am looking at places like pixmania and jessops.



Hi Alan

I got mine from this site http://www.ajpurdy.co.uk/erol.html they have got some great bank holiday deals on that last until tuesday, they are a very good company.

Good luck

CJ

In Topic: Which Camera? Help Needed!

25 August 2006 - 03:53 PM

Hi

I've recently brought the D50. I spent alot of time comparing between the Canon 350 D and the Nikon.

I found mine online for 399 including a 18-55mm lens and a 1Gb card.

Personally i'm totally happy with the performance and spec of the D50, the photo quality is amazing.

If you were looking for a smaller option i can highly recommend the Olympus mju 700, it's a fantastic point and shoot camera.

CJ

In Topic: Nikon D50

25 August 2006 - 03:44 PM

Thanks for that....

I've just got the D50 and was wondering the same thing.

Great camera

CJ