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If a great picture paints a thousand words, what does a poor quality picture say? Make the most of your image content and let the pictures speak for themselves.
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What's in a picture? Article title

The old addage "a picture paints a thousand words" is as relevent in todays internet world as it was before the age of information at our finger tips. Photographic content in website can turn a potentially drab site into a vibrant, eye catching medium. However poor quality pictures can do the complete opposite and create a shoddy, fuzzy finish to what could have been bright and attention grabbing. To a certain extent the quality of a picture is more important now than it used to be for the simple reason that a computer screen cannot display a photo to the same resolution as a printed photo.

So how can this high quality be obtained? One major asset in the digital age is the developement of digital cameras. From cameras built into mobile phones to digital slr's there is always a digital camera to suit most budgets. Without the restrictions of having to pay for the film and processing the photos we can all become more confident at pressing the shutter button without fear of the cost. However there are some aspects that we need to pay particular attention that will help us to improve the quality of our photos.

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No matter which type of camera you are using they all have one thing in common, they all use a lens in one form or another. In a nut shell the lens allows light through to the sensor that then creates the photo. If the lens is not clean the sensor will not receive the amount of light that it could and this can result in photos with a foggy apearance or smudgy patches. This might seem rather obvious but keeping the lens clean is a first step to better pictures.

Digital photos may not need to be sent for processing as was the case with film cameras but quite often digital images still need "processing". Although this can initially seem to be a rather technical issue, there are many excellent photo editing packages that can simplify the process by automatically adjusting the levels, brightness, contrast, saturation and sharpness. Learning to use the maunal adjustments will generally create better pictures and with a little practice can produce the desired effect. These editing packages also provide the facility to resize and or crop the image which is a necessity if you are going to use the picture on the internet.

 


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