I was recently asked to take some photos of various coloured foils to be used as a product on a web site. The final image size should be 600×600.
I usually have my camera set to 1600×1200, to give a reasonably high resolution. However, when the image was reduced to 600×600, too much detail was lost.
Here is the original (1600×1200)
The following image was set to 600×600 and very few of the foil colours were included, so it couldn’t be used
The lesson learnt was to set the image size on the camera in order to obtain as much detail as possible. The other thing to consider, knowing that the ultimate image should be square is to arrange the items to be photographed with a blank area on either side and then resizing and cropping shouldn’t be an issue.
This final image is 600×600 with a blank area at the top and bottom, but the objective was achieved and included as much detail as possible, so it’s wise to consider setting the camera correctly before embarking on such a project!
Here is a link to the site where these foil pics are used: