Please define "pixel peeping".

Started May 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
Gerry Winterbourne Forum Pro • Posts: 16,107
Re: What is 100%?

BobT wrote:

Does this mean twice the size of the original image (as on the computer screen)?

It means viewing the image so that one pixel from the image file covers one pixel of your monitor.  It depends on the number of pixels in the image and the number of pixels on the screen whether this is a factor of two, three or some other number.

When using Picasa, I often view my images at "1:1".  I do this to have some indication if my image will show strong sharpness when I make enlarged prints.  It appears to just about double the original size.  Is that what's meant by "viewing at 100%"?

Yes.  Viewing at 100% = viewing at 1:1 = viewing actual pixels.

Or does this mean blowing up the image SOOOO large that one can easily recognize the single square pixels?


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