How much do you crop
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08-07-11, 08:08 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire border
I don't usually need or want to display an image larger than 800 pixels on my screen though and if I need to zoom in, then I've probably not got the crop/resize correct. I think it's a bit like looking at a great picture on your television and then getting down on your hands and knees and getting really close to the screen to study the detail, only to find that all you see is a load of coloured dots and you no longer see the whole picture, it's not something that people generally do.
If I did want them larger on my screen, want to print them out onto say an A3 poster or want them larger in the future (because screen resolution improves*), I can go back to my original file and do the crop again at say 1600 pixels wide.
* My early digital photos from July 2000 are cropped to 500 px at their longest length, because I only had something like a 640 x 480 monitor at the time and didn't feel the need to have them larger than my display. I've still not resized these images, even though I've now got a screen resolution three times greater (well nearly at 1920 x 1200).
I hope this still makes sense. As always these are just my opinions, which doesn't necessarily make them correct.
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