.. and why does it get mentioned so much?
Joined Feb 2006
Joined Feb 2006
Springdale, Arkansas USA
Pixel peeping is examining a digital image down a very fine detail, possibly at the individual pixel (dot on a screen) level, depending on how literal\anal the examiner is. Why is it mentioned? Because people spending thousands of dollars on lenses want the best possible picture in terms od image quality (IQ) or sharpeness. Most quality lenses are undecernable from one another if not viewed at this or a similar level of detail.
Joined Jul 2005
AbuDhabi, United Arab Emirates
peeping at pixels,because it happens a lot.
The term was originally made popular by (perhaps even coined by) Michael Reichman of the Luminous Landscape, he used it as a specifically derogatory term after he had had an epiphany that image quality was suddenly no longer of importance in digital photography, as it was good enough across the board. (i'm breaking this down to nutshell status)
Cream of the Crop
Joined Jul 2002
Just to stir things up with my definition
Jon,The ElderJon, The Elder
teaching fish to ride a bicycle
Joined Oct 2004
Aug 24, 2006 13:45 as a reply to Mark_Cohran's post |
Have to agree with Mark. - Now that you understand the term. You can see from the threads and answers just where you stand.
A 40D, a 30D, some nice glass and a great Shooting Partner.
Honestly - What is pixel peeping?
POTN Landscape & Cityscape Photographer 2005
Joined Apr 2003
southern Alberta, Canada
Mar 24, 2011 01:30 as a reply to fotoworx's post |
Cream of the "Prop"
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Probably Chasing Aircraft
Mar 24, 2011 01:40 as a reply to fotoworx's post |
Joined Apr 2005
Gesher Haziv, Israel
Mar 24, 2011 06:31 as a reply to fotoworx's post |
Reminds me of the Zen saying that an ignorant man picks up a pebble and sees a pebble, a student picks up a pebble and sees a mountain and a Zen Master picks up a pebble and sees ... a pebble.
Elie / אלי
Joined Jan 2005
Halifax, NS, ex-California
Mar 24, 2011 07:13 as a reply to fotoworx's post |
Pixel-peeping is viewing pixels from a full-resolution image at 100% (or even 200%) on a computer monitor.
Canon System: fullframe DSLRs, lenses. Tripods, Alien Bees.
Mar 24, 2011 07:16 as a reply to tzalman's post |
'Tis me. One who tests that new lens inside>tripod mounted>MLU>remote shutter>various SS to determine which f/stop gives him a single, or at most three, pixel edge to his subject.
The things you do for yourself die with you, the things you do for others live forever.
Mar 24, 2011 08:05 as a reply to fotoworx's post |
Pixel-peeping is an innocuous-seeming habit that can slowly lure one into the ravages of measurebation. This pernicious affliction results in the sufferer being unable to photograph anything apart from lines of batteries, brick walls and test charts (set to 45º with a protractor).
Joined Apr 2009
Mar 24, 2011 08:10 as a reply to fotoworx's post |
They have pills for that now you know.
Joined Aug 2006
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