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When I upload my pictures to my computer to view them, the lines are all jagged because the image size is too big for the Windows resolution..

My question is, what resolution should I change the picture for viewing? Some people say change the resolution to match your computer's resolution..

Thoughts?.

Thanks..

Comments (6)

Depending on which make and model of LCD monitor you're using, you firstly need to ensure that it's running at it's so-called "native resolution"..

The resolution that you're shooting at with your camera has no bearing on your monitor's display (for all practical purposes)..

The lines you're referring to are called "jaggies" and you'll notice them increasing, particularly on steeply sloping or angled edges, and as you downsize your displayed image on the monitor..

At 100% you won't see any jaggies  assuming of course your camera's not producing them..

Cheers ..

Comment #1

Pigxel wrote:.

When I upload my pictures to my computer to view them, the lines areall jagged because the image size is too big for the Windowsresolution..

My question is, what resolution should I change the picture forviewing? Some people say change the resolution to match yourcomputer's resolution..

Well, think about that last statement... suppose you have a 1600 x 1200 pixel monitor, and a 6Mp camera (3000 x 2000 pixels). If you display the picture at a sixe that matches the monitor's resoluton (1 pixel on the picture = 1 pixel on the monitor) you would need a 3000 x 2000 pixel monitor to see your picture; on the smaller monitor you will only be seeing about a quarter of it..

Just.

(i) ensure that your display is set to it's native resolution (e.g. if you have a 1600 x 1200 monitor, don't set it to 1024 x 768).

(ii) use your image viewer to expand / contract he picture to fill the screen..

That's it..

Best wishes.

Mike..

Comment #2

Agreed, make sure the monitor is set for whatever it's made for, maximum resolution. If the text & icons, for example, are too small, you Right click on the Desktop, select Properties, and then the Settings tab. Max out the color & resolution. Click Apply & then select the Appearance tab (this will be next to the settings tab). Adjust the font, window properties, etc. to a comfortable level..

Most people just take the easy way of enlarging the screen by cranking down the res of the display..

If I remember correctly, windows runs at 96 DPI. If you were to shoot an image at 96 DPI, then the view of the pixels would be 1:1 at 100% magnification. If you play with the DPI settings, this will throw most things too far off size wise, so this should be left alone.'OOOOOH, they have the Internet on computers now!' Homer J. Simpson..

Comment #3

Digital cameras don't capture resolution, only actual pixels. Height and width in pixel dimensions. Once opened in an editing program, you can change the resolution non destructively by unchecking resample, but it only changes the quality of a print. Changing resolution (it's PPI, not DPI) doesn't effect how an image appears on your monitor because monitors don't see resolution either, only actual pixels..

Kmac1036 wrote:.

If I remember correctly, windows runs at 96 DPI. If you were to shootan image at 96 DPI, then the view of the pixels would be 1:1 at 100%magnification. If you play with the DPI settings, this will throwmost things too far off size wise, so this should be left alone..

Larry Bermanhttp://BermanGraphics.com..

Comment #4

Pigxel wrote:.

When I upload my pictures to my computer to view them, the lines areall jagged because the image size is too big for the Windowsresolution..

Unless the image size is identical to the screen size (in pixels) there will be some resizing of the image in order to fit it to the screen. This may mean the image is either reduced in size or enlarged in order to fit. The software may be doing a poor job of resizing the image and introducing the jaggies..

I use Acdsee with good results. Other image viewers include Irfanview and Faststone. Perhaps one of these will give better results than your current choice.http://www.irfanview.com/http://www.faststone.org/.

Regards,Peter..

Comment #5

I am not sure I understand the problem. Most viewers resize the picture to fit the screen. Either they do that automatically or you mark a checkbox to make that happen.Chris Elliott.

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