Do pixels matter? What 20" x 30" prints reveal.

Started Jun 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
LaszloBencze
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Re: Does it tie in with the theory?
In reply to AnthonyL, Jun 15, 2013

Anthony, I looked at that blog you linked to. It is filled with the sort of stuff I used to work with when I was a photo officer in the Air Force. Such figures are very important when you're trying to figure out the ultimate resolution of an aerial photograph. But in everyday life, none of that matters.

What matters is how you respond to a picture. Does it look "sharp" to you? Does it have distracting artifacts which do not look photographic? Does it's resolution support its subject matter. In short, does it look "right"? These are matters which cannot be easily quantified but which matter much more than the stuff that is quantifiable.

So there's no easy, numerical answer to the question you pose. There's only the artistic answer which must take into account your own standards, level of sophistication, and fussiness.

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