Tony Northrup - The TRUTH: Hi Megapixels + BIG Prints are a WASTE?

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cyberpi1 Regular Member • Posts: 272
Re: High Megapixels + BIG Prints

Bruce Oudekerk wrote:

… and, most relevant to this discussion, there is the issue of print preparation which Tony essentially ignores. It is very, very important. It is true that that we can’t create viable image ‘information’ in post because that’s baked into the capture. However we can prepare and present that information in a way as to make it appear of higher quality, especially with a good capture. In an ideal world, Tony’s experimentation should have included appropriate up-sampling at the printer’s native resolution and performing an output ‘sharpening’ suitable for that print. Admittedly that ‘sharpening’ is actually modifying image acutance but when viewing prints it can greatly affect how the image detail appears.

So what? All images from all cameras wasn’t prepared to be printed.

You can also sharpen images from A7Riv or upscale them. Maybe after sharpening and other print preparations you’ll be able to print a bit larger files from A7Riii, A7iii and iphone X, but imagine what you can get from 240mp file.

Anyway, you can’t get extra data with sharpening and upscaling, don’t fool youself.

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