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Category : Images

Yet Another Jumping Spider

Those who know me know that I have a love hate relationship with spiders, I love some of them (e.g., Jumping Spiders) yet hate others (e.g., Wolf / Trap Door Spiders). Nonetheless, I have a view that I can’t allow one to hang around and not another (I am spider non-discriminatory) so I tend to let most of them hang around in the backyard. The jumping spider is one of my favorite types of spiders, there is something about this […]

The case for HDR processing in Macro Photography

Macro-photography is one of my passions, and there is something fascinating about the natural world in its magnified state. Whilst a full explanation of what macro photograph is, is outside of the scope of this article it can essentially be summarized as any photo where the item being photographed equates to the same size (or larger) on the sensor. So for example if you were taking a photo of a bug that was 1 mm, then in macro photography it […]

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Reducing JPEG file sizes

What is JPEG? JPEG (Joint Photographic Expert Group) is one of the most common image file-types on the internet currently, chances are when you export a file using your photo editing software you are likely exporting to JPEG to then send to someone, put on Facebook and so on.  In order to balance file-sizes, JPEG offers the ability to adjust the degree of compression applied to an image which allows the user to make a trade-off between image size and […]