Question About Cropping on Picasa

doterooFebruary 12, 2009

My camera is a Canon S3 IS and I use Picasa for editing photos for my blog. Recently I took some bird pictures in the sports mode to get the wing action. When I cropped the pictures to bring them in closer the size of the pictures went small. I don't know any other way to describe this and I don't understand why it's happening since it doesn't happen to other pictures I crop. I hope this makes sense. Does anyone know why this would happen?

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crunchpa

When you send the pics from Picasa to your Picasa Web album, there is an option to resize.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2009 at 8:56AM
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doteroo

Yes but then the pictures are fuzzy. With all other pictures you can crop before exporting. You crop and the photo will remain almost the same size and fill up the picasa screen. When I crop one taken in sports mode it imediately goes to a real small picture.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2009 at 12:07PM
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crunchpa

Of course for cropping you need a large image size to start with. Is the camera set to the highest resolution in your sport mode?.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2009 at 2:51PM
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doteroo

I don't have the slightest idea. I've never learned how to do anything but point and shoot.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2009 at 10:19PM
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susieq07

I also have Picasa3 but found a free download, I like much better, you can do so much more with your photo's it is called "PhotoScape" I found it at CNET....

    Bookmark   February 16, 2009 at 11:25AM
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crunchpa

Hit the function button...scroll down to the file size....select 'L'

    Bookmark   February 16, 2009 at 11:43AM
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doteroo

I think that did it. I'll try it on some birds tomorrow. Thanks very much!

    Bookmark   February 16, 2009 at 7:50PM
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