Just back from Afghanistan. Have lots of great photos I'd like to share, but I lose too much resolution when resizing them to < 200KB. This photo is one that didn't lose as much as the others, although it suffered a bit.
Any suggestions of how to make this photo better, as well as of how to resize others w/o losing so much res?
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manny (21833) 2004-06-19 3:09
Excellent portrait. Very good colors, I must say. The pose with just the head towards you is nice. I would crop it tighter on top. Just my opinion. Nonetheless, this is a very good picture.
Galeota (10338) 2004-06-19 3:13
This is an excellent portrait IMO, with a shallow DOF, and the colour of the background matching perfectly your subject which is perfectly positioned in the frame.
As for resizing, it all depends on the definition and the type of compression of your original files. You must know that you can post your photos in TE with a maximum of 800p each way and therefore you don't have to resize as much as you did here. I cannot notice much artifacts on this posting so I think its quality is quite fine.
I suggest that you play both with the size AND the level of jpeg compression to reach your 200kb.
spence (65) 2004-06-19 3:57
A great face David. Can't really help you with the technical stuff I'm afraid but I'd crop to about a half off the top of his turban. You have excellent dof here.
elena (1054) 2004-06-19 16:59
this portrait looks magnificent, i donīt see the loss of definition you are talking about, it really is amazing!!
you captured a nice natural expression, and the DoF is simply perfect (how do you do it??? please help me get a blurry background like that in my portraits!!)
maciekda (19861) 2004-06-20 7:38
very nice portrait again, very photogenic face nicely captured, looking forward to seeing more good stuff from you
kaychambers (1198) 2004-06-22 20:33
Excellently captured shot...excellent DOF, love the colouring and you managed to skilfully capture a glance in your direction...well done!
Vic, Singapore, 23rd June 2004