Max picture resolution the can be appreciated on a PC screen?

Started Mar 18, 2017 | Discussions thread
MediaArchivist Veteran Member • Posts: 4,183

I think your questions boils down to "is there any reason to use a higher Mpx camera than the maximum that fits on your display device?" My apologies if I got that wrong, but my answer assumes my paraphrasing.

For SOOC images, probably not. There may be downsampling methods working behind the scenes that address moire or similar, such that a higher resolution image has an advantage. But for the most part, images taken at the screen resolution will look almost the same as images taken at higher resolutions.

The real advantage of higher resolution is not just related to final display size (screen or print). If you start with a higher resolution image you will see advantages if you:

  • crop
  • rotate
  • skew/de-skew
  • correct perspective
  • correct distortion
  • apply edge detection/clarity
  • sharpen
  • reduce noise

Often the difference is quite noticeable.

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