Reasons for wanting higher mega pixel count

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LoneTree1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,304
Re: Reasons for wanting higher mega pixel count
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Jacques Cornell wrote:

SilvanBromide wrote:

Jacques Cornell wrote:

Cudacke Dees wrote:

There are people saying 12mp is enough 10 years ago.......... which is correct. It is enough. But we can have better and better is better.

But, if you're printing 12"x18" or smaller, "better" is invisible. ...

Not true. If you apply processing (to reduce noise, lift shadows, enhance detail etc.) prior to downscaling for print, the difference will be palpable, even at 12"x18" or smaller.

We are talking about resolution here, not dynamic range, color, or anything else. In a 12"x18" print, the naked human eye simply cannot resolve more than 12MP or so, even up-close.

That squares with what I've seen.  Even a 16x20 print, it's not easy telling 16 from 24mp.  And who stands 12" away from a print like that when it's displayed?

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