Quality of a pixel

Started Oct 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
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craig
craig Senior Member • Posts: 1,946
Re: Quality of a pixel

inasir1971 wrote:

Downsampling improves the quality of each pixel (the amount of true information contained in each pixel).

This is easily observed if you take an image of something which contains a lot of detail such as foliage and then downsample it to 50% original size or even smaller and then view at 100%. Fine details will be much sharper in the downsampled image.

Wouldn't it be more accurate to say that fine details have the "appearance" of being sharper? this because your now viewing a much smaller image at 100%??

Craig S.

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