Kodak DX6340 jpg size very small at max res.

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by aussieworker, Dec 29, 2004.

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    aussieworker Guest

    Just a query for anyone with one of these 4MP cameras.
    The image size at max resolution is below 1MB. This has me a little puzzled
    as my 5MP Canon produces files typically over 2MB.

    I am wondering if Kodak's jpg image compression is more severe than most.
    Leading me into the question of to what detriment to picture quality.

    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    aussieworker, Dec 29, 2004
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    Ben Thomas Guest

    I have the 4MP DX6490. Kodak uses "very clever" jpeg compression algorithm which
    usually results in 500k file sizes. Occasionally I get 1.5MB files when there
    isn't much sky or grass.

    IMHO they overcompress sky, grass, and even skin tones if you're doing a
    close-up portrait.

    If you take a landscape with a lot of detail the compression is much less.

    Ben Thomas - Software Engineer - Melbourne, Australia

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    Ben Thomas, Dec 29, 2004
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    Kodak has a rather aggressive cimpression. It is not usually a problem,
    but I wish yhey had an option for less compression.
    Ron Hunter, Dec 30, 2004
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    Ron Baird Guest

    Greetings Tony,

    Actually, the compression used in Kodak cameras is quite sophisticated and
    designed to work extremely well in the EasyShare cameras. You will be
    pleased with your results. Also, the file size is related to the content of
    the image and the resolution at which you are viewing it. For instance, If
    you were to go into a novelty shop that had many displays and such along
    with multicolored quilts etc. you would find the file size is larger. On
    the other hand, if you were to take a picture of a field and sky, the image
    file would be smaller. The content and how the image is processed makes the

    I have purchased your model for friends who love the images and believe them
    to be extremely good. Also, if you are opening the images in EasyShare
    software you can see the resolution setting and such when you change it you
    will see the file shift up and down based on the chosen resolution or print

    Try going to the Ofoto site and having a print made. If you have not yet
    visited them you can get some free prints by which you can judge quality.

    Talk to you soon, Tony,

    Ron Baird
    Eastman Kodak Company
    Ron Baird, Jan 3, 2005
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    Jürgen Eidt Guest

    Since its difficult to get to this data, are you using a different quality
    level for the Y and C channels?
    Most cameras apply the same scaling for all channels but having a higher
    quality for luminance channel than for the chrominance channel is quite
    I'm using this for web pictures using the new JPEG features and if you don't
    print them it looks really good.
    Jürgen Eidt, Jan 3, 2005
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