////Resolution and Other Concepts

Sharpening in Lightroom Part Three: Output Sharpening

In this third article of a three-part series on sharpening in Lightroom, I explain output sharpening.  Here are the other two articles:   Part 1: Overview of the Three Step Sharpening workflow, and Capture Sharpening in Depth Part 2: Creative Sharpening - Sharpening Eyes and Other Local Elements To summarize the first two steps in the [...]

2017-06-28T20:46:53+00:00 July 11th, 2012|35 Comments

JPEG Compression and the Lightroom JPEG Quality Setting

Anytime you create a JPEG file using Lightroom’s Export dialog (or any other method), the file is compressed — information is thrown away in order to make the file smaller. How much is determined by the Quality setting or, in Lightroom 3 or later, if you choose instead, the Limit File Size setting. The big benefit [...]

2017-07-09T12:15:23+00:00 October 18th, 2011|13 Comments

Understanding Resolution

Two factors determine how big your image will be when displayed -- the size of your image in pixels, and how many pixels are displayed per inch, which is referred to as resolution. Both of the example images below have 6 pixels (3x2):  the first is displayed at  1 pixel per inch, and the second is [...]

2017-07-09T15:01:57+00:00 June 20th, 2009|1 Comment
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