Downsampling explanation please

Started Jul 3, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: noise is NOT averaged out!
In reply to RedFox88, Jul 4, 2012

RedFox88 wrote:

Resizing an image smaller does not "average out the noise" since that process gives no regard to noise in the image. It simply reduces the image size to the desired pixel count or pixel dimension.

Signal to noise ratio is increased by downsampling through noise averaging. This is in no way controversial.

If the image is 5% noise at full resolution it will be 5% noise at the reduced image size version.

How do you measure noise in percentage? Even so, this is incorrect; the amount of noise will be lower.


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