dmartin92 wrote:But I'm thinking it's more about the way we view images versusthe way we view text.
But text, we are focusing on individual lines of text and even individual characters. If the characters are sharper, we know, right away. But an image, the are other major components that will form the opinion of the image that we'll have. Colors and artistic composition, and the subject matter of the photo.
Yes, that is true what you suggest. Not within a perceptual way of looking only, but can be easily proved by technical sense to.
Printing a picture, if the image output has a resolution of 300 dpi, mostly it meets our satisfaction for demanding quality pictures. Printing text however, we easily want to go for 600 dpi if vector fonts are converted to image pixel sized fonts.