Minolta Dimage A1 Resolution ?

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Larry D Gibbs, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. I have a question concerning resolution and quality of the picture. If I
    used 2560 X 1920 @ extra fine or if I use 1600 X 1200 @ extra fine what
    would be the big difference in image quality?
     
    Larry D Gibbs, Dec 1, 2003
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  2. Larry D Gibbs

    Junque Guest

    The former would contain more information, weather or not it makes a
    difference depends on how large you print it. This you will need to tell
    us.
     
    Junque, Dec 1, 2003
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  3. Larry D Gibbs

    CR Optiker Guest

    Two concepts here - resolution (pixels) and compression level. Since you
    are comparing at the same compression level, you are essentially replacing
    each pixel in the 2560x1920 with one about 1.5X as large when you go to
    1600x1200. Does it matter?

    The other reply from Ian correctly points out that 2560x1920 has more
    information and correctly points out that it's up to you and what you use
    the images for that will determine how significant the difference is. The
    test data on some of the review sites is objectively helpful, but what
    counts is your own use. The role of thumb in photography used to be that if
    you can hold an 8"x10" print at arms length and find it acceptably sharp,
    you can blow it up to any size since the larger it is, in normal use, the
    farther away you view from so that lower resolution is compensated. The
    same applies here. If the lower resolution doesn't detract in your use of
    the images, then it's adequate.

    All that said, the two exceptions are that...

    (1) if you intend to do significant processing/editing, higher resolution
    is always better to achieve less artificial appearing mods;

    (2) if you expect to need to crop to compensate for poor composition, or to
    take advantage of unexpected image content that is emphasized by cropping.

    my opinion...Optiker
     
    CR Optiker, Dec 1, 2003
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