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Pictures on a TV?

post #1 of 7
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How big does a digital photo have to be to look good on a TV (32 inches, traditional non-HDTV)?

Specifically, I'm scanning in photos and want to be able to produce VCDs and DVDs of slide shows that look impressive. I'll be using iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, and Toast Titanium.

Any suggestions?

I just want to avoid trial and error (wasting disks and time).

Thanks,

DCQ
post #2 of 7
tv is 640 x 480 so any digital photo of that rez or higher will be fine
post #3 of 7
This is what Photoshop says:

720 x 540 Std. NTSC 601
720 x 534 Std. NTSC DV/DVD
864 x 486 Wide NTSC 601
864 x 480 Wide NTSC DV/DVD
768 x 576 Std. PAL
1024 x 576 Wide PAL
1280 x 720 HDTV 720P
1920 x 1080 HDTV 1080i

NTSC is what is used in the states and PAL is whats used in europe.

If you make your slideshow with iMovie I beleive it will resize photos when you export it for iDVD, but I haven't done this myself yet.

Hope this was helpful.
post #4 of 7
[quote]Originally posted by Elric:
<strong>This is what Photoshop says:
1920 x 1080 HDTV 1080i
</strong><hr></blockquote>

Note that that's basically just '2 Megapixels' in digital camera parlance, so all the new top-of-the-consumer-line cameras (which are 4 to 5 MP) can be cropped if there's too much background, and _still_ make a really nice picture at max-tv-res.
post #5 of 7
my canon a40 takes 1600x1200 and there is a cord to connect to the tv strait from the camera, and they look great.

as long as its over 800x600 it will look fine (the scanner's the limits haha)
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post #6 of 7
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Cool. Thanks everyone!

-DCQ
post #7 of 7
Just wait until Rendezvous is incorporated with Philips televisions...

The link: <a href="http://www.newscenter.philips.com/USA/InformationCenter/NewsCenter/FPressRelease.asp?lArticleId=2495&lNodeId" target="_blank">press release</a>

[ 01-19-2003: Message edited by: Jared ]</p>
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