Would you call this pixel peeping:

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Morris Sullivan
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Re: No
In reply to Basalite, 7 months ago

Basalite wrote:

Morris Sullivan wrote:

Basalite wrote:

Morris Sullivan wrote:

Basalite wrote:

AlphaTikal wrote:

The 100% viewing of high pixel count cameras (such on 24mp) is not the only and last possible way of finding out best image quality.

Of course it is. There's nothing more beyond and below 100%.

Like i said before, you don't get the full image and therefore some other issues are missed out.

That would depend on the pixel density of your monitor. With a 2MP monitor I can see the entire image at 100% on my iPad.

Are you taking 2mp images?

It's simply a truthful example,

What do you mean truthful. Are you taking 2mp images?

Read *everything* I wrote.

What do you mean?

You said:

"That would depend on the pixel density of your monitor. With a 2MP monitor I can see the entire image at 100% on my iPad."

That is a complete statement meaning you can see "the entire image at 100%" on a 2MP monitor. The only way that would be possible is if you were dealing with a 2MP image. I thought that was not likely to be the case, so I asked.

If I misunderstood, please explain rather than just telling me to read everything.

and one that's becoming more and more important as monitor resolutions keep increasing. With my 27" iMac I can see over 50% of my images from my Sigma camera. Lenovo just recently announced the first 4K (8.3MP) all in one computer.. At the CES show going on another company has an 8K display being teased, which is 33MP.

When resolutions get that high we'll be zooming past 100% when pixel peeping because we can't see the individual pixels at that size.

Clearly.

And once again, pixel peeping is an ignorant term.

Nope, because you'll be blowing it up to 400% so that you can make out individual pixels. It's a silly, but accurate term. I have no problem with people who pixel peep their own images. It's a minor step in quality assurance in my opinion. If I'm going to print large I don't want to look at it at 16% on my monitor. However, if I'm printing 5x7 I couldn't care less what 100% looks like.

That said, the viewing of an image at 100% with most monitors is to determine the quality of the finest detail, not to evaluate the entire image for content and composition. That's apples and oranges.

It is like watching atoms and saying what looks best.

That's an awfully silly comparison when we are talking about magnification. Viewing a digital image at 100% shows something that one can make out to be greater than itself, not so when "watching atoms."

If here is someone ignorant, thab that is you.

You haven't proven it yet.

I'm also not the one comparing atoms to pixels.

You claim for something, we do and that is good this way.

I don't know what you are saying.

But we should respect the other. Saying the opposite does not make it right.

I have not shown anyone disrespect. Saying something that is correct and "opposite" to what someone else says is "right."

And again, i am not against 100% view. But it is not the only tool judging image quality.

For ultimate quality, yes it is. You could make a huge print but that is a reproduction stage that introduces other variables that affect image quality.

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