From DXOMark: More pixels offsets noise3

Started May 30, 2009 | Discussions thread
bobn2 Forum Pro • Posts: 61,163
Re: Resampling..

Steen Bay wrote:

OK, that's not an issue, but about the downsampling, don't you prefer
the image without gaussian blur yourself? To me the 'blurred' one
looks like an image with to much NR.

I think that's to do with the 'quality' of the blurred and downsampled noise. Different cameras and converters produce different styles of noise, and different LPF functions also. In this case, I do like the quality of the raw noise better. Also, you don't get a clear idea of the visual quality of the final product from normal viewing distance from pixel peeping. If the pixels were print size rather than monitor size, you'd be hard pressed to see any difference.

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