Digital Cameras: How Many Pixels Do I Need?

Written by Marty Rubenski

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Pixels - - - File Size - - - Resolution - - - Print Size

1.2 - - - - - 480k - - - - - 1152 x 864 - - - - - 4 x 6 inches 2.0 - - - - - 980k - - - - - 1600 x 1200 - - - - 5 x 7 inches 3.0 - - - - - 1.2M - - - - - 2048 x 1536 - - - - 10 x 8 inches 5.0 - - - - - 2.3M - - - - - 2592 x 1944 - - - - 11 x 14 inches

Most computers will only displayrepparttar 2.0 megapixel image (at most) without scrolling, so you may find yourself resizing all your pictures - or not usingrepparttar 145608 maximum resolution of your camera - if you have a 5.0 megapixel camera.

Only ever print pictures at 5 x 7, or only view them on a computer? Then a 2 megapixel may be enough for now. The prices will be lower next year if you want to upgrade later.

Obviously,repparttar 145609 higher pixel cameras do have some advantages, especially when it comes to cropping and editing - and you knowrepparttar 145610 salesman will want to sell yourepparttar 145611 best camera inrepparttar 145612 store - but I hope this information will help in making an informed decision.

Marty is the editor of a number of websites including and

Interior Decorating With Picture Frames

Written by Antigone Arthur

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If you don't have someone to assist you, you can use a piece of paper or cardboard cut torepparttar exact size ofrepparttar 145607 picture. Take this "pattern" and tape it torepparttar 145608 place you want to hangrepparttar 145609 picture. That way you can move it about easily to see exactly where you want it without having to put a bunch of holes in your wall! This works particularly well if you want to group several pictures together.

Keep in mind when hanging picture frames for decorations, you want each photo to add torepparttar 145610 room, not detract from it. You don't need to cover your walls in hundreds of pictures to make a statement. Rather select a few key pieces that will accentrepparttar 145611 room. If you have a group of pictures that are too large to display at once, you can rotate them seasonally.

Think aboutrepparttar 145612 room's layout. This includes other accessories inrepparttar 145613 room such as a table, TV, lamp and more. Decide whererepparttar 145614 best place to put your picture is. Then hold it up torepparttar 145615 wall and experiment with different angles. Not all pictures need to be centered inrepparttar 145616 middle ofrepparttar 145617 wall. Figure out whererepparttar 145618 picture looks best relative torepparttar 145619 other furniture inrepparttar 145620 room. Have your companion help you deciderepparttar 145621 best spot for your picture.

Now you can hang your picture. You want to make sure your picture is even. Measurerepparttar 145622 distance of your picture from each corner torepparttar 145623 edge ofrepparttar 145624 wall. You can use a tape measure if that helps. Mark your spot with a pencil once you decide what placerepparttar 145625 picture is most even.

Most pictures hang well using ordinary picture hooks. You should have a supply of these readily available. The bottom ofrepparttar 145626 picture hook should land atrepparttar 145627 spot you marked for your hole. If you need to hang heavier pictures you should use nails and not hooks. You can use two instead of one to provide added support.

The most important thing to remember when decorating is to have fun. Remember you can rotate out pictures during certain times ofrepparttar 145628 month or year. Decorating with picture frames is one ofrepparttar 145629 easiest ways to accent your home in a loving and personal manner.

Antigone Arthur is a successful writer providing informative articles on such topics as digital picture frames, discount picture frames, and shadow boxes.

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