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ApertureGotchi

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:40 PM ( #1 )

How can I take clear pictures of my Tamagotchi iD-L? I am getting a new camera today, so I thought I should start a log and I think it should have pictures. I've tried with my iPod, but they always come out blurry.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 01:49 PM ( #2 )

Well, I use my iPod too and they come out horrid. -_-

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:26 PM ( #3 )

hmm...it varies for every camera, to me.
digital cameras work pretty well, so long as your camera can focus on the screen. if your camera is relatively new, just turn off the flash and experiment! (one clue that tells you the camera is newer is if it takes SDHC cards, which are SD cards above, uh, i think 2GB. i don't know, you have to check. :P) if your camera only takes SD cards, then you should use the macro/close up setting and fiddle around with the lighting and stuff. it does take a while with said camera, i try to focus first, then take the picture quickly since that gives me a lower chance of getting a blurry picture. ipad cameras do work, so long as you use an appropriate background and NATURAL light. i find that taking the photo against a sort of light blue or the gray of the underside of the smart cover works best as it gives you an incredibly clear picture. let your ipad focus first before taking the picture, and be sure to hold it steady. ;)
i think there's a topic on tamazone about this, but i misplaced the link so...:P taking photos of tamas is different for every camera, so be sure to experiment! good luck!

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:28 PM ( #4 )

Use the macro setting on your camera, but don't get too close. For posting in logs, etc, an image of about 200 x 200 pixels is good. Even a low-res setting such as 2 mega pixels results in a huge image (1600 x 1200) that'll need to be cropped.

Make sure the flash is off.

Make sure the Tamagotchi's screen brightness is set to maximum.

To minimise blur from movement of the camera, set the Tamagotchi down (on something a bit squishy like a folded cloth, so it doesn't rock back and forth when you take your hand off it) and rest your arm (the one holding the camera) on the edge of the table.

Tilt the Tamagotchi a bit, to improve color contrast. Experiment tilting it up and down, to see the effect this has on the vibrance of the colors.

Find good lighting. Position your Tamagotchi and yourself to avoid glare from your light source.

Take the same shot several times. Your Tamagotchi character is almost always in motion, so she's likely to ruin many shots by moving around.
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:59 PM ( #5 )

something i use when taking pictures of any item i can sit somewhere is a mini tri-pod. It's very useful for these sorts of things as you can put your camera on it and set a timer so there will be no blurring as your camera will be completely still.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:06 PM ( #6 )

Use the macro setting on your camera, but don't get too close. For posting in logs, etc, an image of about 200 x 200 pixels is good. Even a low-res setting such as 2 mega pixels results in a huge image (1600 x 1200) that'll need to be cropped.

Make sure the flash is off.

Make sure the Tamagotchi's screen brightness is set to maximum.

To minimise blur from movement of the camera, set the Tamagotchi down (on something a bit squishy like a folded cloth, so it doesn't rock back and forth when you take your hand off it) and rest your arm (the one holding the camera) on the edge of the table.

Tilt the Tamagotchi a bit, to improve color contrast. Experiment tilting it up and down, to see the effect this has on the vibrance of the colors.

Find good lighting. Position your Tamagotchi and yourself to avoid glare from your light source.

Take the same shot several times. Your Tamagotchi character is almost always in motion, so she's likely to ruin many shots by moving around.


Very good advice, Binary. I couldn't have said it better myself.

But if you ever have trouble with lighting or contrast, you can always use a photo editing program like Photoshop to adjust these mistakes. ;)

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:55 PM ( #7 )

I always take pics of my tamas...
  • With the camera's flash off
  • In a well-lit room
  • With the "close-up" setting on


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Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:52 PM ( #8 )

  • The camera doesn't really matter, even a low-quality DSi camera will do. Don't use an iPod though.
  • I recommend Fotosizer, a free resizing program. Resize a standard camera photo (1078 x 780 px or something) to 30% of original size in both width and height. This allows small but good quality photos.
  • Shine a bright light, like a small lamp, on the Tama you're photographing. Even if it's a colour Tama with a light-up screen. ;)
  • Zoom in quite a bit. Some cameras have "Smart Mode" or Macro, which help, but if yours doesn't then just zoom in.
That's all I do to get good photos in my log. ;)

~ Dazzmina ~

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:51 PM ( #9 )

Thanks! I used all this advice to take pictures for my log!
(Link is in the sig :) )




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