Subject: Re: Windows freeware to lock in a 3: or 4:3 aspect ratio for cropping
In article<kNK18SxoXaiaFwG6@255soft.uk>, J. P. Gilliver (John)<G6JPGfirstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > No I just meant that a lot of people are constantly
> >taking 10MB phone shots and then want to save them
> >on their computer. The people who complain that they
> Yes; I've yet to buy (or use at work!) a digital camera where one of my
> first actions is to change the default resolution to other than the
> maximum. (I use higher resolution when I _need_ it.) But I'm very much
> in the minority in this: virtually everyone I know takes all pictures at
> maximum resolution.
with very rare exception, always shoot at maximum resolution.
you can always downsize later. reshooting images at a higher resolution
is anywhere from difficult to impossible.
> >need to buy a 4 TB hard disk because the 2 TB is full.
> It's not just the storage space needed: needlessly big images take a lot
> longer to load, and then to zoom, pan, and so on.
only if you have a very slow mechanical drive.
with an ssd, there is no perceptible delay, even for *very* large
> But we dinosaurs
> haven't grasped the point: technology will just improve the speed of
> processors, and the size and access speed of storage, such that such
> considerations become irrelevant. Which I have to accept, though I hate.
it already has.