Reasons for wanting higher mega pixel count

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Re: Reasons for wanting higher mega pixel count

Jacques Cornell wrote:

JimKasson wrote:

LoneTree1 wrote:

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?

I find when I exhibit prints in a gallery, the viewers look at them from a distance, then from up close, and again from a distance.

This is my experience and also how I view prints in a gallery. However, "up close" is typically 1-2 feet, not 3 inches, and I've never seen a visitor bring a 4x loupe.

I've not seen anybody bring a loupe (but I've seen nearsighted people remove their glasses), but, with some subject matter, I can see the difference between 24 MP and 50 MP in a 16x20 with just my regular (progressive) glasses. But that's a small print for me. When the prints get to 24x30 or bigger, it's easier.


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