The Myth of Megapixels

This is an image I took with my 24mp camera. It’s an OK 6000×4000 pixel image. A bit out of balance and busy.  But if you look at the right most flower there are some colors and textures that caught my eye. So I cropped the image to about 2500 x 2500.


I like the way this image came out.


I never saw this as something I would print big. So this image is basically just for output to jpeg for the web. The export from Lightroom is 1600 x 1600 pixels. It really doesn’t lose anything as we went dow from a 24 megabyte file to a 1.2 megabyte file.  We really don’t need really big megabyte files as we end up throwing away a lot of the resolution was we reduce the output to a manageable file.

Granted I should have seen the potential of the single flower and cropped in camera.  All in all we seem to throw away a lot of power of the high gain image makers.  So the Myth of the Megapixel is just that, a Myth. Or we can get more into making prints where we can used all those megapixels.

Shot with Fujifilm X-T2 Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR

ISO 200 F11 1/250