Why 36MP at 100% looks less sharp than 12MP a 100%

Started Aug 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
Roland Karlsson Forum Pro • Posts: 26,244
Re: Yes and no

Horshack wrote:

Does this depiction make sense?

If I understand you correctly, you say that a coarser sampling might create sharp edges that are going to be unsharp at a higher sampling rate.

Yes - if you are doing 100% pixel peeping.

But - lets say you want to print it - or if you want to upscale the image for screen looking. Then, the lower sampled image will get mighty less sharp - at least if you use something like bicubic for upscaling.

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