The (in)significance of resolution

Started Apr 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
Roland Karlsson
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Re: You haven't increased the resolution....
In reply to DMillier, Apr 15, 2013

DMillier wrote:

You want more detail, you print bigger. And that is what resolution gives you: the ability to print bigger.

Resolution also gives you a stable ground to start with. If the resolution is too low you will get artefacts and unsharpness when deforming the image, e.g. doing restitution or correcting lens distortion. It also makes it possible to zoom in on digital images, something I like, and one of the reasons why I do stitching. Cropping also might make more resolution good to have.

All this said, if the sensor is very "sharp", it will generally have a high demand on the lens and the photographer, if he wants to achieve that sharpness in reality.

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