Please define "pixel peeping".

Started May 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
Barrie Davis
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"pixel peeping" defined.
  • "Pixel peeping" is the act examining an image so huge and magnified that each pixel on the sensor is alloted its own pixel on the screen... (also called 100% magnification). 
  • Because the number of pixels on a sensor is vastly larger than the number on a screen, it is inevitable that the 100% rate of display produces an image which is much MUCH bigger than the screen itself... (only a section can be displayed at any one time).
  • For this reason the 100% rate of display is not a good viewing size if you want to see the PICTURE. Instead, all you will see is apparent FAULTS in the rendition of details in the picture.. so don't do it unless looking at fuzzy detail is something you like. 
  • Even more silly, the better the camera you happen to have, (with a really high number of pixels to its sensor) the WORSE will the faults in the picture appear to be when displayed at the 100% rate.... (details appear fuzzier than with cameras having fewer pixels) 

..... which is exactly the opposite to what people are expecting....

.....  and so gives them a TERRIBLE SHOCK!        
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