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Photosuite Software / Sony Digital Camera

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  1. Cheryl

    Cheryl Thread Starter

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    For Christmas we purchased a Mavica FD75 that was accompanied by Photosuite software. We are operating an HP with Windows 98/SE along with Internet Explorer/Outlook Express.

    The question I have is when I insert the floppy disc into the computer to download the photos - how can I simply e-mail them to our friends (e-mail size instead of gigantic size) instead of inserting them individually into my e-mail message? It is time-consuming inserting each one individually.

    Also how can I edit out red eyes in Photosuite?

    Thank you so much for any help you can give me.
     
  2. eddie5659

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    Hiya

    Are you meaning that you want to send the photo's via Attachment rather than by actually inserting the pictures into the email body?

    If so, then leave the floppy disk in the drive, and when you're in Outlook Express, click the Paperclip button, which is to Add Attachmant, then Browse to your floppy drive. Then, select the ones that you want, and when all ready, send the post. It may take a while to send the full mail, but it will send all the pictures for you, via attachments.

    If this isn't what you're after, can you explain more fully.

    As to the other part of your question, I don't use PhotoShop, but many here do.

    I'm sure someone will be able to answer that one for you.

    Regards

    eddie
     
  3. jbcalg

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    most dig cameras come with a size/resolution option - small medium, large essentially

    you probably don't want to send large (1600x1200 px) photos at 500 kb each, so try adjusting the resolution if you can
    medium is probably around 250-300 kb
    small around the 100kb size

    but you lose so much with the lower res.

    adding attachments per eddie's post - you may find it faster to dl the pics to a folder, then attach them, that way you also have them for yourself and can reformat the floppy (i assume your camera uses a floppy instead of a memory stick or card?)

    there might be a red eye adjustment in your camera settings - but photosuite should have either an auto red eye or a way you can zoom quite large, then clone the eye colour to match and recolour the red - look for an eye dropper

    i'd also suggest ifanview software - it's small but very powerful, you can resize a batch of photos at once etc

    most pics need a little bit of work after you take them, so a few tools are a good idea
     
  4. Davey7549

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    There is really no easy way that I know of to reduce pics from camera to e-mail. What I do is download the pics to a folder within my Docs\my pictures folder then create another folder within the folder I originally downloaded to. What you have now is the originals stored in one folder along a blank folder.
    I go through the pics to clean them up, Exp: red eye, lighten, darken ect. Then I use Infranview batch option to copy and convert all the pics in that folder to e-mail size and use the empty folder to store them. This allows me to have the originals in their respective size for future use.
    Infranview is a free utility that many of us here use for many purposes. http://www.irfanview.com Make sure you get the plug in package to since it has many different filters.
    Now for Photosuite. Don't know which version you recieved but if you open the pic select touch-up then select red eye. Increase the circle with the crosshairs to slightly larger than the pupil size center over red eye and click once. Inspect, reclick again if needed.
    See attached.
    Dave
     
  5. Davey7549

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    Here is the attachment that sould of been in the previous post.
    Dave
     

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  6. Cheryl

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    Appreciate all your help and such quick responses. I will download irfanview and as I type - it is being downloaded. I will check out the red-eye correction feature. I have Photosuite 8.

    By the way - Davey - how is the weather in Mukwonago? Remember, I am the one who use to live on Sierra Pass off Hwy.E?

    Thanks again....
     
  7. Davey7549

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    Oh yes now I remember.......been awhile since we have conversed. Also it is COLD!!!!!! and I have to work outside on our car on top of it!
    Photosuite 8 boy that is before photosuite II, and III and 4 and
    4 Platinum which I have. Hope you have the same features I mentioned. You might want to upgrade to Photosuite 4 or 4 Platinum. You will have much more control. I saw the upgrade for 4 at Best Buy for $10.00.
     
  8. Cheryl

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    I created a new folder on the "C" drive and then created a new folder within. I then put in the floppy disc - but how can I download to that folder? Also if I only take - like 4 pictures - the rest of the "blank" (like slides) show up on the page. I only want the four that I took.

    Stay warm:::::
     
  9. Davey7549

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    Copy and paste or cut and paste. I prefer copy and paste in case something happens to the computer while they are on the clipboard.
    Dave
     
  10. hewee

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    Cheryl,

    If you are new at all this and I think you are then if the images you are saving from your Sony Digital Camera are .jpg then they are a lossy format. So always make copies of any of the images and work on the copies. Because each time you save a .jpg you lose image Quality.

    See here http://www.scantips.com/basics09.html the scanning tip. It says scanning but it still tells you all you need to know about. Plus more from the main page. http://www.scantips.com/

    So if your Sony Digital Camera lets you take pictures in other formats like .tiff or .png then use them because you will get the best pictures. They will be bigger in size but you can alway downgrade them into a .jpg. You can't make a bad image format better but you can make a good format worse. So if you can and have the disk space take the pictures in .tiff or .png. They will be memorys of the pass and your be glad you took them in the best image format. If you do used .jpg then do not compress them.

    One of the image programs I have is Photo-Brush http://www.mediachance.com/pbrush/
    .jpg can be saved in enhanced mode with better sampling quality than normal.
     
  11. Cheryl

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    Thank you all so much for your responses. I looked and practiced all of them.

    It is too bad that PhotoSuite does not have a manual that could help you out. Does anyone know if they maybe have an on-line manual?
     
  12. Davey7549

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    MGI does not list manuals in their product descriptions and I don't think they have on-line manuals since their software has the manual included. When I purchased photosuite 4 platinum it came with a hard copy users manual which surprised me since most companys have opted to have readme files on CD. You might want to e-mail them and see if there is one you can purchase from them or they might know where one can be bought from.
    Dave
     
  13. artweave

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    Hello Cheryl,
    I have been working for several years with several different programs for images, and even though I do not have PhotoSuite,
    I have used quite a few imaging programs in my work, and I may know of a few ways to fix your images for email and other uses.
    I have been using a scanner for a few years, but I have been using a digital camera only for a few weeks. You should calibrate the camera to take high resolution photos and transfer them to your hard drive in a special folder.
    For instance: you should create two or three folders for images: example: one Original format folder; one for medium size images; one for images for email (small images).
    Then, in order to change the size of an image, it is sometimes confusing to work with "pixels" instead of "inches". Most images to be shown on a computer screen are ideal at the following size of pixels: Width: 640 x Height: 480. But we need to talk about what resolution you need and how fast you need to have your image downloaded, the number of kb you would need, etc. and, if you are just sending photos for casual or for reference purposes. However, if you are a graphics designer sending work to the boss, well you will have to invest in a better imaging program.
    I can discuss several options if you give me an idea of the quality of photo that you need.
     
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