Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2013 2:21 PM (in response to LindaObie)
I assume these are photos taken with the iPad as opposed to loaded onto the iPad, yes? If so, this may certainly explain the graininess of a printed photo. With The quality of the iPad camera it is simply not possible create a print any larger than a wallet size.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2013 2:31 PM (in response to LindaObie)
This is what a actual digital camera is for.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2013 3:29 PM (in response to LindaObie)
There are some photo editing programs that might help. If you have a computer with software like Photoshop Elements 11 (the full one you would buy on line or in a store (cheap now on Amazon) or the Pixelmator app (for Mac) that's $14.99 in the the app store, or one of many others (gimp, for example which might be free? - I have no experience with that or other free editing apps) you can try to salvage the pictures. Some of them will require some reading on your part to get the hang of the program...
You could scan the pictures you developed into your computer or sync the pictures in your ipad with your computer, open them in Elements, for example, and try various ways to sharpen and fix the color in the photos. You can now enlarge pictures in Elements without losing pixels.
Check reviews on Amazon and google independent reviews of different photo editing software and see if you care to invest in one. If you do buy one somewhere other than the app store, buy the version that comes with the cd. They can now be used in more than one computer if you buy the boxed version. Elements now comes with software for both macs and pc's in one box.
Or see if a friend with a flatbed scanner and an editing program can help you. Also, places that develop photos often have full programs and for a charge, they might be able to help you. They probably cannot make them as beautiful as if you used a compact digital or dslr camera, but improvents can be made.
If you love to take pictures, I suggest you do a lot of research and buy at least a compact digital camera. Many good ones are not very expensive (and if you do buy one, only buy sd cards for the camera when they're on sale!)
Hope this helps.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2013 4:30 PM (in response to LindaObie)
The newer iPads have a 5 Mp iSight camera,,so in theory, the pictures taken should be very good.
However, the built-in iSight cameras on the newer iPads do not have bulit-in flash, so if the camera doesn't get enough light into the lens, the pictures will tend to go grainy.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2013 6:10 PM (in response to MichelPM)
For important photos such as those taken on your special trip, you should have used a digital camera. A camera is designed for photos--the iPad is capable of taking photos but as you have learned, they probably are not of very high quality.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2013 6:31 PM (in response to LindaObie)
The new mini has the 5 mega pixel camera, but only on the back. If you used the front camera then it's very low resolution. 1.2 mega pixel.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2013 7:51 PM (in response to MichelPM)
Thanks to all responders. I am learning from experience here. What a shame to lose some beautiful photos. And they look SO good on the ipad. Guess I need a camera. I was excited to think this gadget would do the job.