Why is printing the de facto standard?

Started Aug 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
Erik Magnuson Forum Pro • Posts: 12,247
Easiest way to normalize for different sensors

IceShot wrote:

CFynn wrote:

lenshoarder wrote:

The reality is that printing is from a bygone era. Yes some people still print. Some people make money by selling prints. The vast majority of people take pictures that will never see paper. Much like newspapers and writing paper checks is on the decline, so is printing. Whenever people say such and such is good enough for a 8x10 print so who needs more. I just tune it out. That's old school static viewing. Today viewing is more dynamic and interactive. People zoom in and scroll around. Technology removed many limits to how a photo can be viewed, the limit now is what's between your ears.

If you never print, or never print larger than 8x10, there is probably not much point in using a camera with a sensor larger than that in an micro four-thirds camera.
Even that format is probably excessive for your purposes.

But see this is EXACTLY the point, you're applying your mind of a printer to people who don't print. We take these big megapixel images and zoom in or crop like crazy.

"Crop like crazy" has no standard definition and so is useless if attempting to comparecamera sensor.  output.

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